Powerful Meditation for Clarity and Guidance
Hey, I'm Emilie!
A certified life coach, meditation instructor, and spiritual entrepreneur. I’m here to help you create a vibrant life around your higher purpose and heart’s desires.
Connect to Your Inner Wisdom and Receive Guidance, Support, and Insights (+ Guided Meditation)
Note: There’s a guided meditation (audio) at the end of this article.
Wouldn’t it be neat to have your own personal advisor? Someone always available to provide you with the best solutions to your problems and the wisest pieces of advice to help you navigate life smoothly?
Well, you do have such an advisor.
In fact, we all do. Some call it the “higher mind,” others call it “inner wisdom” or “inner knowing.” They are all referring to the same thing: your connection to Infinite Intelligence, your direct line to receiving insight.
You may have forgotten how to make a call, but rest assured, the line is still in function and will continue to be there forever.
This article is about a simple exercise to help you connect to your inner wisdom to receive guidance, support, and insights.
Note that the technique may seem a bit unusual and even strange, but stick with me because it works!
Tap into Your Inner Wisdom, on Demand
I first learned this technique through The Silva Method and later read about it in Napoleon Hill’s book, Think and Grow Rich.
I’ve been using a version of this exercise almost daily as part of my meditation practice ever since. It’s an invaluable tool that can help you gain clarity when you feel confused and unsure of what direction to take or what decision to make.
You can even use it as therapy— I do! I’ll explain how in just a minute.
I’ll first explain the version of the technique that’s part of The Silva Method and mentioned in Think and Grow Rich (it’s the same in each), then I’ll tell you about my version, which is slightly different.
This way, you can try both to see which one you prefer.
The Counselors’ Technique (The Original Version)
The Counselors’ Technique is like having an imaginary mastermind session.
A mastermind is when people meet to share ideas, knowledge, and expertise and help each other grow and find solutions to problems. It’s a very common practice in the business world, based on the idea that many minds are better than one.
The difference with the Counselors’ Technique is that the mastermind session takes place in your mind, not in real life.
There are the four steps to practicing the Counselors’ Technique:
Step 1: Find a place where you won’t be disturbed. Close your eyes and take ten deep breaths to help you relax. If your mind is very active, you can close your right nostril with your thumb and breathe in and out through the left nostril for a couple of minutes; this will turn off the stress response and help you relax.
Step 2: Next, think of someone who could potentially help you with the problem you are facing. It can be someone you know personally or someone you’ve never met, someone alive or who lived centuries ago— it doesn’t matter.
For example, if you need help and guidance about a business issue, you could think of someone very successful in the areas that you need help. You can choose to have just one or many counselors.
In Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill mentions that he had nine imaginary counselors in his sessions: Emerson, Paine, Edison, Darwin, Lincoln, Burbank, Napoleon, Ford, and Carnegie.
Step 3: Next, explain your problem to the counselors you have chosen and ask them precisely what you would like help with. Ask straightforward questions, as the quality of the answer depends on the quality of the question. You can also imagine having a conversation with them.
Step 4: If your question remains unanswered during your session, don’t force it. The response or advice can come in an instant or at another time. The answers may also come in many forms, such as thoughts, images, an encounter, or just a “knowing.” Trust that answers always come when the time is right.
My Version of the Exercise
When I do this exercise, instead of having other people as counselors, I imagine having a conversation with a wiser version of myself.
If you’re into metaphysics and spirituality, you can think of it as my 5D self – my fifth-dimension self.
It’s the most loving, compassionate, joyful, and blissful version of me.
Sometimes, I ask her questions and for advice. Sometimes I just talk and tell her about my concerns and fears, and it’s really like a therapy session. I always receive valuable information and insights and leave that place (my imaginary mastermind session) feeling supported and more at peace.
That’s why I like to do this exercise just before meditating: once I let out all my concerns and problems, I feel more relaxed, and it’s easier to meditate.
Personally, I prefer this approach – meeting a wiser version of myself – rather than inviting other people into my sessions as my counselors. Choose the method you prefer; in both cases, it’s still your inner wisdom responding to you.
As I said earlier, I know this exercise can seem a bit strange, but I can’t tell you enough how instrumental it’s been in my personal growth and spiritual growth journey so far.
I hope you’ll give it a try!
If you’d like, you can use the guided meditation (audio) below to guide you through this exercise.
Have a beautiful week! ♡
The Counselors’ Technique (Guided Meditation)
The Counselors' Technique (with Music)
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