Learn to feel your way along

I’m just going to dive right in – the answers to life’s questions do not lie in your head, they are by feeling your way along.

Here’s what I mean:

When you’re trying to “figure out” something, you’re in your head, the place where fears and beliefs hang out. Those fears and beliefs are going to prevent youfrom making the decision that’s truly right for you. 

ie: you take the job because it has great pay, benefits, and is an easy drive from home, but ignore the tightness in your chest you got when you walked out from the interview.


You’ve just visited your doctor. They said, “Well, here’s what you’ll need to do: take these pills, get this surgery, and let’s see each other in a month to check in.”

Your mind says, “Well, they know what they’re doing, and I don’t know what else to do, so sure…,” but you’re ignoring the little voice that says “NO” while your stomach is in knots.

Your intuition/inner guidance knows. It knows what’s best for you. The thing is, it’s not a blaring signal that says, “Walk this WAY” with an arrow pointing which way to go.

I would not have my health back if I had ignored my intuition. Intuition guided me at key times when my mind was in it’s old patterns of fear and mistrust of the unknown.

Not with a blaring signal, but a soft one or two words and a feeling in the body.

Generally tightness anywhere in the body is a clear “NO” from intuition, and alightness or an opening in the chest or relief in the stomach is a “YES.”

When there’s inner conflict between intuition and mind, you’ll know through the uneasiness in your body. When you’re in line with your intuition, there’s an alignment that happens energetically throughout the body. That’s the sense of relief you feel.

That’s not to say you’ll be free of fear or your mind trying to talk you out of it, “Ya, but that job is the ideal one, the one I’ve always wanted, and it pays great.” or “That doc has seen hundreds of patients, they’re the best in their field.”

side note: I want to be clear that in the examples, my intention is not to downgrade the medical establishment. They are doing the best they can and help people immensely every day. The point is is what the doc saying in line or different from what your inner guidance is saying?

There’s an incredible book (I highly recommend it) titled, The Great Work of Your Life by Stephen Cope. He tells the story of people like Harriet Tubman, Gandhi, Robert Frost, and more who needed to feel their way along in finding their true calling, their Dharma as he calls it.

This can be applied to anything in life. Your Dharma is what’s in front of you, so if healing your body is what’s in front of you,then that’s your current Dharma – your calling.

He describes it like this:
Walk by faith. Move forward methodically. You are led by faith, not by sight. The whole process may be shrouded in darkness. Learn to feel your way along.

He’s speaking of listening to your guidance. Not by looking for the next step, but by feeling for it. 

In my own life, my inner guidance led me to my teacher Matthew, who led me to my true calling.

With the chronic pain and EMF sensitivity I was experiencing, I knew I needed a structured format to follow for healing my body with my mind. When I found the right program, I knew it. It felt right in my whole being. 

I had to work through some fear about “what if it doesn’t work? what if it’s a waste of money? what if????” but knew, when I was in the silence of body without distraction that it was right.

My chest felt light, my body relaxed, my mind was calm. The inner conflict dissolved.

Want to learn to listen to your intuition more? Move away from multi-tasking, rushing, and too much doing, into timebeing such as meditation, walks in the forest, creative art, dance, drumming, singing, and most of all open and listening instead of grasping clinging for the answer that you think should be there.

Categories: Health & Happiness, Inner Wisdom & Intuition

About the Author: Angela Patnode

My passion, my calling, is for you to be totally you. Through private coaching, in-depth retreats, and online group coaching programs, I help you tap into your intuition and clarify your desires and vision, I guide you to take active steps toward making your desires a reality.

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