Trusting Your Inner Guidance – What I Learned In the Last Decade

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My last blog post of October 1st focused on how when you trust and follow through with your inner guidance, projects become easier to successfully complete. In that posting, I had also mentioned how my inner guidance had changed over the years, becoming less conspicuous and more subtle.

I understand why the guidance I receive now is more subtle. It’s because of over several years of recognizing, trusting and following through with my inner guidance in the moment (and the amazing and favorable synchronicities and new insights that occurred as a result) I no longer need “clear signs from the Universe” to point me in the right direction. I will explain in this article.

A decade ago, I was not clear on what “Ascension” or “spiritual evolution” was and I wasn’t very confident with recognizing (and following through with) my inner guidance and intuition. I had felt myself guided to begin my higher purpose at that time (and had received messages about my purpose from a lady who channeled the Counsel of Light), but I wasn’t clear on what steps to take. To make things more challenging, there was a lot of resistance in my family regarding that different path. Even though I had felt myself guided about 9 and a half years ago to move out of my house to a new place, I knew it would be a very difficult move and path, both for myself and for my family. If I were to go ahead with this plan, I knew I needed some real support, not just talk. So I talked to God: “If You, God, want me to begin my path and write my books, I will need some very clear signs about the steps I need to take. I need signs that I cannot misinterpret.” I wanted “signs from Heaven.”

The following example (an excerpt from my book, What Everyone Believed: A Memoir of Intuition and Awakening) is one of several signs I had received from the “Universe” at that time regarding moving. It was a sign that pointed me to move out of my house 9 years ago, and where:

Late one evening on July of 2003, my children and I had come home from a friend’s house. After I got my children off to bed I was exhausted, but as I passed my computer on my way to bed, my inner voice told me to turn it on and look at the rentals listed on Craigslist. (“Turn on your computer and look at the rentals on Craigslist,” is what my inner voice clearly said, as if I had “heard” the words spoken in my head.)

Do I have to right now? I thought to myself. I mean it can wait until morning, can’t it? I just wanted to go to sleep, not to power up my laptop, which took several minutes to boot. But as I had already mentioned, I was getting good at hearing my inner voice and following through immediately. Well, if I were in the shower and got a hunch to call someone, it would have to wait until I was done–you use your common sense with such things. But being tired didn’t count as an emergency or a major inconvenience. “Okay Christine, just do it, just so you could say you did.” (By this time I was talking to myself fairly regularly.)

I logged onto Craigslist and immediately found a new ad for a small house with a very reasonable rent only one and a half miles away. It seemed like the perfect place, and as I scrutinized the ad details, in that same moment I received an email from the owner of this same house, asking whether I was still in need of a rental. (I had placed a “rental wanted” ad on Craigslist earlier that day.)

My kids and I looked at the house later that week and when I expressed my interest to the Vietnamese landlady, she said, “You’re the first person we show this house to. It’s not in move-in condition yet, buy us clomid, but if you like it so much you can have it. I won’t show it to anyone else. I’ll tell them it’s taken.” I almost started crying as I had been looking for a reasonable place for months. We made an appointment to sign a month-to-month lease about 2 weeks later.”

When you’re not that confident in recognizing your inner guidance, you might want to ask the Universe for clear guidance that you cannot misinterpret–as I had done when I asked for “clear signs” about what to do. But after you’ve become confident in your ability to recognize and trust your inner guidance such that you follow through with it promptly and consistently, even when making difficult choices, a subtle hunch will do.

I wrote about the subtle, “flash of awareness” hunches I received in last week’s blog post–which was about my moving back to my old house with my family at the end of last month. You might want to say I am coming full circle here, just as we are coming full circle with regard to the 26,000 year cycle of the Precession of the Equinoxes.

So, anyway, here I am a decade later. I understand what spiritual evolution is and what Ascension is about. I know that each one of us has a similar path–in that we are here to learn and grow spiritually and to fulfill our higher purpose. It’s just that the details of that purpose will be unique for each individual. And I know I can help by sharing my experiences and story, even though the details of your experiences and your contribution to the “New Way” will be unique to you.

To learn more about my story (and my 2 books), please click on the link below:



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  1. Karen said:

    Thank you! This very blog post is subtle guidance for me – or maybe reassurance – that I am doing the right thing by taking steps to move. Synchronicity, repetitive numbers and colors have all been indicators to me that the universe, God, is with me – with us – and guiding those of us that seek it.

    October 11, 2012
    • Thanks Karen for your comment! Many Blessings to you, Christine

      October 11, 2012
  2. Liz said:

    My challange this year has been my health and my family’s. At first I thought why me but as the year has gone on I realize that this has been a blessing. We have to go through the dark to appreciate the light. Since almost dying, I seem to be so much more sensitive to my inner guidance, people and the world around me. I appreciate each day and the gifts that I receive. Thank you for your timely and informative information.

    October 11, 2012
    • Hi Liz,

      your comment contains tons of wisdom. By going through the “dark” (challenges, hardships, difficulties, etc.) we learn so much about ourselves, about others, about life and we naturally become much more APPRECIATIVE of life, of ourselves, of others, especially when we create / manifest experiences of “Light”. There is so much more depth to life after going through the “dark” that we will be so GRATEFUL for our experiences through the dark. Thanks for your input. Christine

      October 12, 2012
  3. Anthony said:

    Lovely post Christine as always. Your posts are a continual reminder to wake up, stay aware and keep listening! Our higher selves are always broadcasting!

    October 11, 2012
    • Thanks for your comment Anthony! Have a wonderful day. Christine

      October 12, 2012
  4. christinemc said:

    Thanks a lot for this interesting confirmation, namesake. Be the Light that you are to the unencouraged. Blessing of peace,love & light

    October 11, 2012
    • So glad you’re getting confirmation, Christine. I do hope I’m encouraging those who are struggling right now. It is challenging, for sure.

      October 12, 2012
  5. Toni said:

    For a long time I prayed frequently to find my soulmate. This summer I received guidance from a psychic by the name of Jenna at I had to shell out $80 for this extensive reading. It was really long and obviously fill in the blank type of response. Anyway, she talked about my job and my love life. I think she has too many of these emails to fill in the blanks for because the job portion already happened, she had referred to it in the future. She also mentioned something happening in my love life, in the future, during a specific set of days. Since her first email to me mentioned different dates i decided to ignore that and follow what had grabbed my attention. Those being “follow my intuition” and “get on a lot of dating websites”. Finally something that made sense. So I registered on a handful, but only really paid attention to one, as that’s where my intuition led me., I made a friend, went on a couple dates with other people, ended up talking to the friend i made again. We have been talking ever since and he is now my fiance. 🙂 why o why though do problems keep popping up? I am an optimistic person, but the only time things seem to go my way is when I get angry and fed-up with the way things are going and charge into action myself. I pray for loud and clear guidance, but it seems difficult. Like i’m being blocked. Jenna and another psychic mentioned i have a blockage(s), but no amount of praying has led me to knowledge of how to remove the blockage or what it is. Do you have any advice for me?

    October 17, 2012
    • Hi Toni, congratulations on following your intuition and manifesting your relationship!

      Toni, we are here to learn and grow. This is why “problems” will keep popping up. Keep following your inner guidance (meaning, you keep getting into action, which as you’ve mentioned is the only thing that seems to work for you) and you will learn something, a new insight, that will clear false beliefs and therefore “unblock” you. (Most blocks are mental or emotional and when you learn new insights about yourself or others, the blockage will no longer have a hold over you.) Take care, Christine

      October 22, 2012

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