Want the answer? Ask the question. And look inside.

We are all students, seekers of the truth.

Souls having a human experience.

We want to touch the Divine, understand the Vast Mystery, feel the Infinite flow through us.

We want to know what to do. Why we are here. What our great purpose is.

Spoiler Alert: The answer is within you.

The answer for each of us, and our way to discover it, is each as unique as we are.

There are so many paths to explore, so many places to search.

Rituals, signs, religions, soul-family, spirit guides, nature, priests, drums, shamans, crystals, butterflies.

Spoiler alert: the answer is within you. Macro photos of white and pink tulip with bright yellow at its center.We ask outside ourselves in every possible way.

And they answer.

Or do they?

If my answers are within me, and your answers are within you, those things outside of us can’t give us the answers.

Can they?

Well, they can help.

We are rooted in this human body, anchored to this physical world.

We are constantly in touch with things that are outside of us – external cues and clues that form part of our experience.

The rest of that experience is internal – in the way we process those cues and clues and drink in their meaning.

The same way that seeing a large cloud might prompt us to reach for a sweater.

Or the rush of love we can feel when someone looks at us in just that way.

We experience our world, and ourselves, as a reflection of the world around us.

This reflection becomes whole and real as we internalize it and make it our own.

As we search, we find new things to receive.

New cues.

New clues.

Keys, even.

Through these we find the way through the labyrinth of our own soul, tapping into and awakening the deepest of our inner knowing.

We open the way for the Vast Mystery to flow through us.

We touch the Divine.

It just may be a tarot card that shifts open our understanding.

Or a pendulum that guides our heart to see something a new way.

Or the words of a shaman that melt the icy blockage in our heart.

It could be anything. The touch of a butterfly, the roar of a river. A kind word, or a dire warning.

We are surrounded by the keys in every moment, beautifully visible to a still and open heart.

Where do you look for your answers? How do you find the way into your soul?

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8 Responses to Want the answer? Ask the question. And look inside.

  1. Karen B May 23, 2013 at 1:24 am #

    Still looking for the key!!!

  2. Christie Halmick May 25, 2013 at 8:13 am #

    You have a way with words Teresa. I do think the answers are inside, but the clue help us peel away the layers so we can see and accept. They help us process and there are so many different clue because we’re all so different.

  3. eyenie May 25, 2013 at 9:35 am #

    I love this flowy post, Teresa! “…the way we process those cues and clues and drink in their meaning.” really hit me! We each take the information around us–hopefully paying attention to that which can help us gain insight–and then process it to carefully and beautifully tap into what “meaning” and “happiness means”. I often chant to get into my soul…writing also works. Observing things and people and actions around me can also take me on wonderful treasure hunts. I love that every day is an adventure and treasure hunt! Thank you for this!

  4. Belinda Rose May 25, 2013 at 9:59 am #

    Lovely Teresa! Yes the key to ALL things lies within. I meditate daily and I am a contemplative. I also deep soul journal to find the answers. I had a quote i posted on my facebook page about this very thing a week or so ago. “People spend a lifetime searching for happiness; looking for peace. They chase idle dreams, addictions, religions, even other people, hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them. The irony is the only place they ever needed to search was within.” Hugs!

  5. Claire May 26, 2013 at 4:41 pm #

    I love the way you explain the use of things like dowsing and card readings as an expression of inner knowing. I just watched a Super Soul Sunday with Iyanla Vanzant, she said we need to listen, stop talking, searching, pleading and listen. It inspired me to begin a new lifelong conversation with myself and your post has reaffirmed that for me, thank you!

  6. Tracey Ceurvels May 27, 2013 at 8:11 am #

    For so long I was seeking “out there” and it;s taken me time, admittedly, to realize all the answers are within. But I still love the clues that appear from nature and beyond, like the beautiful butterfly I saw at the park yesterday, which made me think of you.

  7. Leah Shapiro May 28, 2013 at 6:52 am #

    I love your way with words Theresa!

    You are so right- there are so many different ways to access our inner-knowing. I think pendulums, tarot and all these other tools give us an opportunity to tune into another level of perception to discover what we are resonating with in the moment.

    I think we could all benefit from learning to slow down and tune into our own inner-guidance…and noticing how we feel so we can look for our alignment with life.

  8. Jessica May 28, 2013 at 6:58 am #

    “Butterfly Shaman” — that’s a new title for you, right? 🙂

    I’ve been working on this for a long time because I’ve spent the first part of my life ignoring the signs, symbols and clues. So, I’m working hard now to listen to the whispers — still learning.

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