Do You Trust Your Soul Knowing Over the Popularity Contest?
By Darla LeDoux, Founder of Sourced™ and Author of the books Shift The Field and Retreat and Grow Rich
Do you trust your soul knowing over the popularity contest?
Let’s explore this. Have you ever allowed yourself to be swayed from your inner knowing about someone or something because someone else or many someone elses had a different opinion than you?
I know I sure have.
Throughout the years, I have found myself in this scenario on multiple occasions. Whether hiring someone, going to an event, or engaging in something, I agreed because it seemed like all these people I knew were feeling it. Even though in my deep down soul knowing, I sensed it wasn’t right, but because people had endorsed it, I thought I must be wrong.
I have lost money this way by taking the advice and then realizing – I can’t show up here in true alignment.
I agreed because it seemed like all these people I knew were feeling it. Even though in my deep down soul knowing, I sensed it wasn’t right, but because people had endorsed it, I thought I must be wrong.
Recently, it popped up again. Someone I know had a strong opinion about someone else I know. They were so clear and right about it that they convinced me that their opinion was true. I behaved like their opinion was true and never stopped checking in on what I truly thought and felt.
It’s situations like these where your magic comes in. If you don’t know what your magic is, I invite you to take the Sourced Magic Quiz to discover yours!
Your Sourced Magic is the way your knowing works through you.
If I had paused in this scenario to check in with what my knowing was saying, I would have been able to see the energy flow and know what was true for me. But I didn’t do that because this opinion was so strong and clear that I let it override my magic.
If I had paused in this scenario to check in with what my knowing was saying, I would have been able to see the energy flow and know what was true for me.
It ended up causing me pain. After unpacking it, I realized it was an energetic pattern resurfacing to heal. If you follow someone on Instagram or go to an event because it seems popular but doesn’t align with who you are, that comes from an energy pattern from the past. It is some kind of past wound that has you not being able to trust yourself.
I was able to look at this scenario and energy pattern, and tie it back to my family of origin. I found myself in a place and time where I was consistently told that a person was a certain way.
Now in my mind, I can go back and see that was not the truth.
When I could get in touch with my knowing and go back to being a kid and imagine these scenarios where I was told one thing, my knowing was telling me something else. I could finally go back to that place and time and claim what was true for me.
In going back and claiming what was true, I was able to know that person was wonderful to me. For me, this person was solid and loved me. For me, this person never gave me a reason to doubt them except for someone else saying it to me.
I could go back and claim that truth. I could see that the person putting doubt in my ear was the seed of a life-long pattern of allowing someone with a certain energy and an unquestionable certainty and conviction to cause me to override what I knew to be true.
I could see that the person putting doubt in my ear was the seed of a life-long pattern of allowing someone with a certain energy and an unquestionable certainty and conviction to cause me to override what I knew to be true.
So what does this have to do with you?
Have you ever had the experience of overriding what you know to be true?
This would happen either because a certain person is convicting of a different opinion or because you look around and think that everyone seems to like this person, everyone is following and quoting them, so they must be good and right, and it must be true.
If your knowing seems like something is off, I want to encourage you to trust that knowing. If we look at how many places in society, the popular candidate may not be soul-aligned for you, or you don’t agree with the popular opinion on a soul level.
This is an invitation to do your work, go back and clean up any place where you took someone else’s truth as your own.
When you decide who to study with, who to be friends with, who to partner with, check in with what your Sourced Magic, your inner-knowing, has to say and trust that.
Does your magic come alive there?
Does your soul feel safe there?
Then trust yourself over anyone else and most definitely over popular opinion.
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