My dear friends, this is Brother Thomas, your friend who wishes you all spiritual blessings and good things. Today we want to talk about something you know but maybe haven’t brought to your attention. Or if it’s been a topic you’ve thought about, perhaps you’ve not known what, if anything, you could do about it. We are talking about the voices in your head.
No, you aren’t going mad. Even the sanest people who proclaim nothing exists beyond logic and reason have voices in their heads. We will tell you about these different voices and a few things that might help.
The Voice of the Conscious Mind
First, we want you to know that your physical body and its conscious mind are vessels, or a container, for something even more profound, your Soul. The mind is the spokesperson for the physical body whose voice is constantly chattering about one thing or another. Most people know they can think silently, but they never consider how often that internal dialogue keeps offering opinions.
Mind as Friend and Foe
The conscious mind can be a good friend or our worst enemy. From its point of view, it is the center of the universe. It sees itself as separate from all things. It exists for self-promotion and the fulfillment of whatever makes it feel emotionally or physically comfortable. The mind can also be cruel and abusive. It often judges, blames, shames, accuses and criticizes ourselves and others. While most of us would never accept continuous toxic treatment from our friends, we tend to accept without question everything our minds say to our detriment.
Most people accept the constant chatter of the conscious mind as something normal and natural, and to a degree, it is. The conscious mind’s job is to remain vigilant and aware of our dangers and look after our best interests. We honor our conscious mind as we listen and consider its concerns. We also honor it when we do not accept toxic thoughts as our reality. Instead, we understand these thoughts are the mind’s reaction to fear and that it’s trying to control things beyond its power.
Voices of Emotion
Though not widely understood as a voice, emotions are one of the more potent forms of communication within the human psyche. The conscious mind is built chiefly on a pleasure principle. That is, it seeks comfort and avoids pain. Whenever the mind encounters something, there is a requisite feeling in the body. With training, we can learn to pinpoint our feelings. Most people can quickly identify happy, sad, angry, glad emotions. But there are hundreds of emotional variations to identify as well. By noticing the language of emotions, we can begin to harmonize the conversation between our body and our mind–or at least to notice the dissonance between the two.
The Mind and Emotions are not the True Self
The conscious mind and our emotions are not our true self. Some mystics describe them like clouds passing across the sky. The best wisdom says that we should feel the emotion and then allow it to pass. They also say we should notice our thoughts but not identify with them. It is a significant moment of growth when we learn that just because we think or feel something it doesn’t mean we have to act on them. Though we have feelings and emotions, neither of them defines who we are.
As we come to know our true nature, we will witness our minds trying to make sense of the world by creating stories that explain why things happen the way they do. The stories it creates may or may not reflect reality. Truthfully, all accounts generated by the mind distort reality because the human mind relies on limited senses and has a small capacity to understand the truth in its purest form.
The Impartial Observer
The mind is constantly chattering, but sometimes we have moments of self-doubt. Self-doubt comes from a deeper place behind the conscious mind where we can witness the feelings and emotions inside. This neutral voice is part of the Soul Complex.
Voice of the Soul
The Soul’s goal is to lead the human consciousness to enlightenment, or the knowledge of all that is. To do so, the Soul uses the body and mind as a vessel to do its earthly work. While the Soul knows many things, it lacks practical experience in daily living and physical life.
To the Soul, our human form and consciousness are like a wild stallion it must ride. It takes many lifetimes before a Soul can become a virtuoso at operating the human form and its mind. But, as it learns its many earthly lessons and becomes more experienced at communicating and motivating the human experience.
Communication Between Soul and Mind
When the Soul and human mind unite, great things begin to happen. At first, the mind is disappointed to learn it is not steering the ship and making crucial decisions. It fears giving up control because it fears it will die if it does so. But it needn’t fear these things. All experiences from the untold thousands of incarnations are stored in the Akashic Record and made available as needed. Through conversation, the Soul and the mind learn to work together. In time, the mind learns to surrender its preferences in favor of the Soul.
Voice of the Higher Self
Each time the Soul incarnates, it must choose a vessel with a physical body and conscious mind. This mind has an innate intelligence and develops sentience. The mind is a greeter at the door for our physical form. It is what people first encounter when they meet us. We often call it the personality–but it is so much more. As we live, we learn and experience many things. When Soul completes a round of lessons, all it thought, said, and did during its lifetime are added to the Akashic Record. With training, we can learn to call upon the record of the higher self for the knowledge it may bring to our lives.
As a side note, the personality survives after the Soul leaves the physical for a short while. Eventually, a new body and mind become the vessel for the Soul, and the old personality fades. Still, the unique memories of each lifetime remain. Like individual bottles we might store on a shelf, the essence of each life can be accessed by experienced mediums, channelers, angels, spirits, guides, and the like. Not only can we visit each lifetime, but we can also experience the personality of the individual we once were should there be a need. In the long game of Soul, there is little need to experience a specific essence fully. Usually, only a glimpse similar to a movie clip is all that’s needed to give us needed help and information.
The Two Voices of Soul
We teach that Soul has two voices. The first voice can become a source of clairaudience as the Soul communicates directly to the conscious mind. We can learn to still the mind through meditation techniques and allow Soul to speak its wisdom to us. This is a profound subject, and entire books and communities exist to teach ordinary people how to do this. We assure you that Soul is more willing to share its heavenly wisdom than most people are eager to seek. The second voice of the Soul is the voice of daily life.
The Voice of Daily Life
To the initiated, the ordinary affairs of life are the Soul’s best teacher. Each day presents us with work and things to do where we must either trust life or rely on our personal preferences. The human mind is filled with biases and judgments about its likes and dislikes. The conscious mind believes strongly that its way is the best. Behind the scenes, however, the Soul brings us obstacles and choices that test whether we are willing to surrender and set aside our personal preferences in favor of allowing the Universe to work its will in ITs way. Lightworkers realize that daily life is another voice of God.
Voices of Guides
We speak extensively about guides in our book, Escaping Boot Camp Earth, other posts on this website, and Mystical Lodge Radio podcasts. For this post, however, we reiterate that all people have angels, spirits, guides, masters, and loved ones who reach out to them in addition to Soul. They often interrupt your thought processes with questions, doubts, random thoughts, and quick remembrances to help you advance on your journey. You will know these voices by their encouraging vibration and lack of judgment, blaming, or shaming.
Which voices are you hearing?
As we come to a close, we remind you that all of us have multiple conversations happening all time. Most of these take place below our threshold of awareness, but a constant buzz and chatter are going on. With attention, you can learn to recognize each voice. Keep remembering that the loudest voices are not usually your most authentic voice. Learn to dismiss voices that shame, blame, accuse, or judge–whether they come from within our minds or the people around us. While we are not our thoughts and emotions, we can use them to help make decisions. Our Soul’s deeper voices and guides lead us towards progressive enlightenment. The more we learn to listen and surrender to these voices, the easier it will be to develop a spiritual power built on wisdom and understanding.
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