Listen To The Voice Within

Hearing and following the voice within. Different ways the voice speaks to us. Whispers from the soul.

Do you ever get those little nugget of nudges, that “I just know” feeling which feels right, or doesn’t feel right? That all “knowing” voice which whispers, sings, calls, or shouts. Pushing you towards something or prompting you to pull away. It can be gently guiding you, or like ‘Thor’s hammer’ hitting you on the head.

There is a voice within each of us, all knowing, loving and guiding us through the river of life. Learning to listen to your inner voice in various ways leads to a love within yourself which is so profound and powerful.

Your heart always knows the answer. So, always trust your inner voice, your instincts. They are messages from your heart and soul. All the answers you need are within you! Your intuition is your true self and a field of all possibilities.

My new book: Listen To The Voice Within, will help guide you through, to realize for yourself, the various ways the voice within you, guides you through your life.

I hope my book and affirmations, will inspire you on your own inner journey in life. The greatest love you will ever know, lies within you! The journey to “YOU” is amazing!

So stay tuned To find out when the book will be released!!

No time or room for pain

I haven’t got time for the pain.

I haven’t got room for the pain.

There is a song by Carly Simon, which has this phrase in it. It just popped in my head one day. It’s actually a romantic song. But these two phrases jumped out at me in a very different manner.

I just ended a year long romance and I am left with working on dissipating the heartache. As I go through this grieving process, I ask myself: Why am I letting this consume me? I’ve got a beautiful life to live. I haven’t got time for the pain! Life is too damn precious to be wasting time on heartache and pain for days, months or even years!

I did sit for a couple of months with tears streaming like waterfalls from my eyes. I gently stopped and thought: I really don’t have room for pain and heartache to dwell and live in me. To continue living in pain is not who I am! I choose to only have room for love, laughter, joy, peace and keep positivity within me. When I choose to look at my life differently it becomes more fluid, awesome and amazing things begin to happen. There is a easement which sets in.

This relationship put me in utter awe of myself. I gave it my all, but I also, listened to my voice within for guidance. I set my boundaries and I’m proud of myself for standing my ground and honoring myself when those boundaries were not met. I deserve someone worthy of me. I now know I am worthy of myself.

I also learned you can help people a lot of the time, but in certain circumstances, if their not willing to get the help they need for themselves, there is no need to keep holding your hand out hoping they will grasp on to help pull them out! It also drains your precious energy! Even though there was, and always will be, a deep love present, I would rather have tears of love, laughter, joy and peace rain from my eyes, rather than the heavy tears of pain.

It hurts to let someone go! Especially when their a wonderful person despite the problems that plague them. It hurts to let the wonderful parts of the relationship go. But it hurts even more if I let myself go!!

I’ve learned to really follow my voice within, my intuition. It is always right for me. There are so many different ways your voice with speaks to you. For me, it was phrases from a song.

I haven’t got time for the pain!

I haven’t got room for the pain!

Trust in yourself!

There is a deep wisdom which is within each of us. It is always present. It knows you like no one else knows you. It is the core of you. It is your intuition, your voice within. Your voice within is the most sacred part of you. It is always true to you and always WILL be true to you.

I know that if I feel uneasy about a situation, or I am faced with some really difficult decisions, I feel safe to ask myself for the answers. I know without a doubt, I will receive an ever-loving and honest response from my voice within. It has never, ever steered me wrong! When I listen to my jumbled up, overthinking mind, my life seems to wander off track from where I really intended to go! It guides me in wacked out directions! I find if I get myself out of my head and listen to my heart, my inner loving guidance is there to wrap around me like a snuggling warm blanket, making me feel safe.

Throughout my life, I have learned to really listen to the voice within me. I have learned so many various ways my beautiful intuition guides me. Have you listened to your intuition lately? Or do you pay more attention to your jumbled mind. Stop and take some time to notice which is true for you.

If you would like to learn the many ways your voice within, your intuition, speaks to you, you can get my book, Listen To The Voice Within. Go to my store page for a copy.

Your compass within

Your intuition, your inner voice is like a compass. It will always steer you in the right direction for yourself. Through the years many people have given me advice. Some graciously give their wisdom, some give advice and get angry or upset because their advice is not being utilized. “Why didn’t you do it the way I told you! they would exclaim. the way “they wanted” seems right for me?

I always take the advice people have given me and weigh it to determine if it feels right or not. What I have found in listening to my inner voice, really hearing it, is that it’s always right. When I’m in tune with myself I feel free, joyous, peaceful and ever loving.

So Stop, take a breath and listen.

The best advice you will ever get comes from your gut instinct. The inner compass of your soul. Always follow it and go where it is pointing for you to go!

Turning Around Songs

One September morning in 2020, I woke up with a song stuck in my head. A romantic song by Barry Manilow. I have not heard it in years, and could not for the life of me figure out why, of all songs, this particular one! It just kept going on and on in my head! Maddening! Until I stopped to realize there had to be a reason for it replaying over and over! The song goes something like this: ( well these are the bits and pieces which were in my head!)

“I can’t smile without you,

” I can’t laugh, I can’t sing, I’m finding it hard to do anything!

” I feel sad when your sad, I feel glad when your glad!

And it continues on. I woke up thinking, REALLY??!! And for the record, this is not about bashing this song or Barry Manilow by any means! I apologize if it is now stuck in your head too! This song all of the sudden hit me so different than the romantic way it is supposed to be viewed as.

After my divorce in 2005, I would hear a multitude of love songs which would creep up on the radio in my car, at home or on the t.v. My heart was in pieces and each piece was bleeding, so to hear any love song just made it worse! Until one day I heard a voice within me say: “Dana, turn those songs around to yourself. Sing those love songs to yourself. Turn them around so there just for you! I thought: “Wow, never thought about it that way before!”

For instance, there is a song I heard in the car one day which had a line that says: “If you can’t be with the one you love honey, love the one your with!” Well that would be me! Because I’m around myself all the time! Another one jumped out at me one day, a romantic one by the Eagles. “Love will keep us alive.” I turned it around. ” Love will keep ME alive! It became so powerful and profound for me. It can be a whole song or just phrases of one.

With the song by Barry Manilow, it made me turn it around in a very different way.

Why am I letting, or allowing someones emotions to become my own?

Just because the other person is sad doesn’t mean I have to be sad and feel that way when I don’t. “I can’t smile without you.” I should be able to smile within myself. Why am I relying on someone to make me smile? Why am I living my life through them and what they feel? Don’t get me wrong, I am all for helping people out and being there for them when they need someone. But it doesn’t mean I have to take on and absorb what they are feeling. Those emotions are their’s not mine. I can choose not to claim them for myself. So this song was a big “WOW” for me! It put things in such a different light for myself.

Songs seem to always stir us, inspire us, make us feel good or not so good. They make us dance around and get you in a happy feeling place and can romance you! For me, they sometimes stop me in my tracks and get me to open up, to look at things very differently. So if a song gets stuck in your head, or jumps in your ear, maybe there is a message contained in it. What message do you get for yourself? Stop and Listen!

Do you keep saying: “I’ll do it tomorrow!”

Life is “NOW!” You reading this is the “NOW.” Your breathing in this very moment is the “NOW.” With all of your hopes, dreams and desires you hold for yourself, and for your future, make today the opportunity to step towards those dreams, desires and goals. Tomorrow soon becomes your today, and today is the tomorrow that you wanted to take action.

There is another saying: “Don’t put it off till tomorrow what you can do today!”

So, when tomorrow comes, then the next tomorrow comes, then the next, you have a stack of tomorrows that you have wasted! How many tomorrows have you gone through? Don’t waste the day wishing for more tomorrows. How much time are you going to waste thinking you need more time? Your tomorrows can’t get better unless you make the first step today and keep stepping forward. Take steps to plan that trip you’ve always wanted and go! Go after that dream job, take the class you’ve wanted to take. Make today the day you call to get clean and sober! Make today the day you start writing a book! Hey, if I can write a book, so can you!! Start that website, be the boss of your own company, call friends and loved ones to spend more precious time with them! Whatever it is!!

Don’t let another tomorrow slip through your fingers. Today is the day! Your dreams of tomorrow can be your reality today. Make your tomorrows come to life!