photo-1458419948946-19fb2cc296afDo you sometimes get a sense that you should be doing something specific or avoiding a particular individual – even if it’s just a ‘feeling’ you get and nothing more?

In this article, we discuss why this feeling arises and how you can calibrate your body’s Inner Guidance System to guide you through this feeling.

New York Times best-selling author Gregg Braden has often spoken about the time he faced a decision to board a plane hours after the events of September 11, 2001 event. After tuning into his Inner Guidance System, he decided to board the plane and was able to reach his USA destination with ease.  Gregg has mastered the ability to tune into his body’s natural ability to guide him. Let us discuss how you can do this for yourself.

Each of us has an ‘inner’ guidance system that informs us when a certain action or activity is appropriate for us

Each of us has an ‘inner’ guidance system that informs us when a certain action or activity is appropriate for us.  At the heart of this guidance system is… well, the human heart.  The heart and brain maintain a continuous dialogue, each influencing the other’s functioning. These signals are clear when we experience positive emotions such as care and appreciation.  The signals become distorted when experiencing stress and therefore adversely impacting our ability to tune into our inner guidance system.

In other words we are likely to make more informed and intelligent decisions after we stop our body’s stress response and begin to transition into a feeling of care and appreciation.  When we are fully experiencing care and appreciation, we are said to be in a ‘coherent’ state.  In this state, we are able to access the full intelligence of our body in order to navigate our way through obstacles.  Gregg Braden did just that when he was faced with a difficult decision.

we are likely to make more informed and intelligent decisions after we stop our body’s stress response

The good news is that it is relatively fast, simple and easy to shift into a state of coherence by recalling a positive experience and actually drawing that feeling into your heart.  The body uses the ‘feeling’ as a trigger to release certain hormones.  A positive ‘feeling’ triggers anti-aging and rejuvenating hormone DHEA while at the same time allowing the heart and the brain to fully engage undistorted.  A feeling that causes stress will release stress hormone cortisol and distort the signal that flows between the heart and the brain.

So next time you are feeling stressed, begin to experience positive feelings and you will be in a better position to utilize your inner guidance system to navigate through daily challenges.

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