Gaining Confidence in Your Inner Guidance

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More and more people are beginning to realize that the next step in their process of spiritual growth and evolution (and the “Ascension” of their consciousness) is to connect to their higher self and seek within for their own guidance, rather than to look to other people or to channeled messages for guidance…regardless of which “ascended master” the message is coming from.

In fact, I received an email from a subscriber earlier this week in response to my last blog post titled, “Is Channeling On the Decline?”  Pat-Anjali Kennedy let me know that she and all the Channels she knows have recently been guided from within to pull back and stop enabling the people who are not yet seeking for themselves…because it’s urgent that each individual seeks his or her own guidance from within. (This may explain why medium Geoffrey Hoppe–who channels Adamus St. Germaine–did not channel during his “annual predictions” event earlier this year. Instead, he and his wife Linda gave listeners practical advice for the year.)

Pat-Anjali Kennedy was guided through her Source-Being: “It is time for humanity to begin seeking now to find it for themselves …It is urgent everyone does so, as they will not seek it as long as there are posted messages that serve to distract, delay, and enable them to become co-dependent upon Channeled messages….They must find it for themselves now. This now time is crucial.”

But at the same time, we hear that we are already connected to our higher self and are already receiving guidance. So then, what is the difference between someone who is in the later stages of their awakening and ascension and someone who feels they’re just a beginner? What is it exactly that we are to do in order to advance, since it’s true that we are already connected to our higher self/soul? What is going to make a real difference?

It’s All About Confidence

In a nutshell, the difference has to do with 1. the level of confidence you have in your ability to distinguish your inner guidance from your wants and mental conditionings and 2. your level of confidence in the guidance itself, which helps you to promptly and consistently follow through with your guidance, even if it’s inconvenient for you to do so. Following your inner guidance is particularly challenging when your intuition is prompting you to follow through with something that’s outside your comfort zone (or that challenges your beliefs).

When you’re a beginner, or experiencing a personal crisis, or really long for something to happen, or just unsure of things, it’s not that easy to distinguish your inner guidance from your mental conditionings or personal desires and move forward on your path. I’ve been there and I know what that’s like. It can be a personal hell, and I’m not surprised that some people, even those who consider themselves light-workers, are procrastinating, waiting for something, even though they know they ought to be taking action now.

In the beginning stages of my process, when I wasn’t sure that I was correctly interpreting my guidance, I’ve had to resort to trying different things, to creative problem solving. I even asked the Universe to give me blatant signs. I figured that given that a lot was being asked of me, the least the Universe could do is provide me with real signs that I could not ignore. Well, the Universe promptly delivered. I shared several of these “signs that I could not ignore” and how I asked for them in my memoir. (Which must have annoyed my first book editor to no end…because she crossed out all of that content with ink. So then I was forced to look for other editors that were not so closed-minded.)

And Confidence Comes from Creating Results

You start from where you are, and you take baby steps. And when you follow through with your guidance and something amazing happens as a result, you learn to have even more confidence in yourself the next time. This is the gist of it.

Here’s an example that’s short, sweet and simple to understand. About two and a half years ago, I was hiking in the Los Gatos foothills when all of a sudden I received guidance to call an acquaintance. I had promised to help with a project, and I wanted to let him know I could be counted on.

I realized I didn’t have his number in my cell phone contact list, but as I was hiking up the hill, I remembered I had called him recently. So I looked through my call history for a (650) area code number and dialed the first (650) number I came across.

An unfamiliar man’s voice answered, “This is KZSU and you’re the winner. “Can you hold?”

“Yes, I can hold,” I said, blown away, realizing I had just “by accident” called the radio station where my friend hosted a weekly radio show, wondering if the current host was going to ask me questions I couldn’t answer, or how I was going to explain that I wasn’t listening to this guy’s show at the moment.

Well, it turns out I won a pair of tickets to the Monterey Jazz Festival (and he did not ask me any questions I couldn’t answer). Even though I had been very confident in my ability to discern and follow through with my guidance by then, this amazing result amplified my confidence even more. (It’s nice to receive such positive feedback from the Universe.)

Notice that I did not hesitate to follow through with my guidance. Even though I knew I didn’t have my friend’s number, I looked for another way to call him. Notice also that there was a very small “window of opportunity” for getting this particular result. If you wait too long to follow through with your intuition, your window of opportunity will pass you by. This window also holds true for your ability to experience the Great Shift in consciousness occurring now on this planet.

We often learn by example. Some people don’t know that certain things are possible…until they learn about it from others (the “copy-cat” approach). In my next blog post, I will share what happened to a friend of mine within a month of just reading my memoir.


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  1. This is the second article I’ve read recently about confidence levels when it comes to trusting our inner guidance when we’re prompted. I am excited about this area because I have recently felt urges to act on dreams and goals and things are happening. I know I am about to be catapulted into new employment all because I acted quickly when I felt prompted. Although I tried to acccomplish this before, I couldn’t quite make it happen. I was forcing the issue instead of relying on my inner guidance. When I knew it was my inner self prompting me, things began to get hopping.

    It is also quite interesting that many channelers are pulling back in order to encourage others to rely on themselves to grow consciously. Why now? Is there really something to 2012 that is much more important than say 2000? I’m not talking about the end of the world. I know the Mayans and others never intended to mean that 2012 was the end, but rather a beginning. But a beginning for what I wonder.

    Thanks for writing the article.


    February 24, 2012
  2. Jema said:

    Thanks, really great post! Very relevant and useful information for me at this time.

    February 24, 2012
  3. Laure Galjart said:

    It’s true, I’ve been relying on Channeled messages for a while now, at first amazed about the tons of info that channeled messages gave me and happy with myself that I had discovered this source. Than as time went by and because of the sometimes opposite or otherwise confusing messages, I became aware that I should learn to trust my own (inner) guidance. And yes, I’ve been procrastinating to take action in that direction and now I realize, after reading your blog, that I was doing this because there is still (or yet another :)) issue here about which I have a deep inner feeling of unworthiness and uncertainty (“I ‘m sure that I cannot do that”). So thanks for making me aware of this!
    xxx Laure

    February 25, 2012
    • Christine Hoeflich said:

      Take baby steps, and keep going. The steps will get bigger and bigger as you see your progress and gain confidence.

      February 25, 2012
  4. Clara said:

    Thank you Christine for another inspiring and perfectly timed article 🙂
    I love how my recent problems or worrying always gets explained by your article, i believe that my inner guidance is telling me you can help me on my way to understanding the concept “inner guidance” and how to follow it, if that makes any sense.
    You’ve made a big difference to me and my choices in life, and for that i am very grateful 🙂

    February 28, 2012
    • Christine Hoeflich said:

      You’re welcome!

      February 29, 2012

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