One of the ways in which I got to best practice following what I call “the voice of the soul“ is when I would go foraging for mushrooms. Wild mushroom don’t just grow like fruits in trees – one must go and look for them in the wilderness of the forest. And they have a sort of joke, a thing of theirs where they sometimes like to play hiding – especially the good ones 🙂 Any mushroom hunter would know this feeling. Many times when going out for mushrooms I remained with the sensation that I didn’t find them, but in fact.. they decided to show themselves to me, so I can pick them.
So … I would spend hours in some occasions, scattering the forest with almost no mushroom to be found. This happened especially when I was not actually relaxing and paying attention. So little by little I started following the “voice within”. I would know what type of mushroom I am looking for, and then I would just go wild – listening to that voice, wherever it would lead me. In many occasions – almost in all the occasions – this voice lead me to unknown, muddy, steepy or somehow dangerous areas. I would hear the voice, I would see where it signals I should go… I would ponder the difficulty or unknowingness.. I would think for a second if I should really do it, and then.. as I learned, I would just go. In many occasions I would get almost completely lost in the forest – as it happened also today. But the voice would signal the path, so I would continue to go. Eventually ALWAYS the path lead to incredible places, and ALWAYS to the way out of the forest – and exactly in the spot I wanted to get. Needless to say.. that almost always.. after taking a somehow difficult path, after climbing a steep – for example – that I would not choose to do so usually, there at the top.. there would be the mushroom I was seeking for.
So.. this is what I call following “the voice of the soul” – or the “voice within“. That voice that ALWAYS ALWAYS leads one to its most precious path of its heart. Always! That voice is always there – it is the “letter” in the “Myth of the Pearl“, it is the “guiding will” that takes care of anyone and anything. That voice is my outermost beloved companion, here in this reality. I sometimes perceive it as a real beloved one who is guiding me from outside the game.