October 10, 2007

Today's OM & Us

***THIS*** is what unschooling gives me, gives our boys, gives the world! It's a beautiful thing...

October 10, 2007
The Truths Within
Value Your Own Wisdom

Throughout our lives, we will encounter individuals who presume to know what is best for us. The insights they offer cannot compare, however, with the powers of awareness and discernment that already exist within us. From birth we are blessed with wisdom that cannot be learned or unlearned. It exists whether or not we acknowledge it because it is a gift given to us by a loving universe before we chose to experience existence on the earthly plane. Yet for all its permanence, it is vital that we value and honor this incredible element of the self. It is when we do not use our inborn wisdom that we begin to doubt our personal truths and are driven to outside sources of information because we are afraid. What we know to be true in our hearts is invariably true, and we discover how intensely beautiful and useful self-trust can be when we recognize the power of our wisdom.

Inner wisdom is not subject to the influences of the outside world, which means that it will never demand that we surrender our free will or counsel us to act in opposition to our values. We benefit from this inspiration when we open ourselves to it, letting go of the false notion that we are less qualified than others to determine our fate. The wisdom inside of us is the source of our discernment and our ability to identify blessings in disguise. When we are unsure of who to trust, how to respond, or what we require, the answers lie in our inner wisdom. It knows where we are going and understands where we are coming from, taking this into account though it is not a product of experience but rather a piece of our connection to the universal mind.

In the whole of your existence, no force you will ever encounter will contribute as much to your ability to do what you need to do and be who you want to be as your natural wisdom. Through it, you reveal your growing consciousness to the greater source and discover the true extent of your strength. If you heed this wisdom with conviction and confidence, the patterns, people, and fears that held you back will be dismantled, paving the way for you to fulfill your truest potential.


Snavleys said...

I love this one, almost posted it myself but decided that I post too many OMs, lol. This one hit home especially for us leaving the Christian religion and just that ALL knowing inside of us that we have to listen to.

Heather said...

I was darn near close to looking for your number to call u. I was worried about you b/c u hadn't blogged in weeks. But I am glad all is well. Enjoy your day and I love OM too. I started getting it last year. I must have missed this one though! Thanks!! It is nothing I hadn't read before in other mindful books and such, but nice to be reminded.

tribalmama said...

You're so sweet, Heather! :) All is Well, just really slacking on the blogging duty! Thanks for being my friend!

AnneO said...

I am sitting on my laptop writing an article for *Connections* e-zine, with a deadline Monday. I just wrote about the glorious gifts that are in front of us when we learn to listen to our own Voices, our own instincts.

As I often do while procrastinating about and avoiding doing the writing I'm *supposed* to be doing, I paused to check my e-mail. There was your beautiful comment to my blog post about hugging your unschooling life. Thank you!

So, in the interest of further procrastination and avoidance, I clicked on *tribalmama* to follow you to your blog...and there it was. The very concept about which I was writing...valuing our own wisdom.

Oh, the power of the Universe is amazing, and even more so when we are on this unschooling path and we allow ourSelves the privilege of listening to our own Voices...as we learn how to do from the children.

Thank you thank you thank you.