Our inner and outer worlds

Are you more comfortable with your inner world or your outer world?

Have you ever thought about your inner world and outer world? And how much time you spend in each one? Do you even know what an inner world and outer world is? It’s a subject we may not feel we need to think about but the general concept of it suggests whether you are more of an “introvert” or an “extrovert”. How much time do you like to spend out doors? How much time do you like to spend indoors? It’s the same with the human mind! Some of us stay inwards, whilst others go outwards.
Whilst the outside world occupies our attention our inner world is a place where we go to seek answers from and we are connected to our inner worlds at all times, even though we may not be consciously aware of it.

When we are working with the outside world we are meeting new people, preparing a meal, catching up with friends or shopping. And when we work with our inner worlds we are thinking about what to do next, we are researching we are reading, we are even talking to ourselves! Many spiritual thinkers believe that our inner world is in fact the real world,, the spiritual world and that our outer world (society) is the place where we merely learn. Your inner world can be the place you choose to go to escape from reality or the place you choose to go in order to feel safe. Everyone needs their inner world at some point, but some are more in touch with it than others and these types are often labelled as “Introverts” .

Those that continuously live in their inner world are usually great philosophical thinkers or writers and many are indeed very spiritual as they are constantly seeking information and although it is seems logical to seek information from the outside world to find the answer your inner self is seeking, most introverts first of all look within, and sometimes they even find the answer without having to look outside!

It is healthy to find a balance of both our inner worlds and outer worlds or we can become confused. Spending too much time in your inner world for example may result in cutting yourself off from society and spending too much time in your outer world could perhaps indicate that you are trying to escape from your identity in someway or some deeper issues that you don’t want to face. For example, being afraid to think alone in fear of what you might acknowledge.

If you are a deep thinker you may choose to escape to your inner world fairly often. Our inner worlds can help us to create and make our dreams come to life and on the whole, our inner worlds are a very spiritual place as it allows us to connect with our higher consciousness, where we can receive all kinds of information.

You may have experienced powerful thoughts yourself that are rich in colour and meaning. For example just before you go to sleep you may experience vivid images as you retreat into your inner world – some of these images are often in the form of clairvoyance as we are in a relaxed state of mind and have let go of our daily stresses and are therefore able to retain information. This is a perfect way to get in touch with your spiritual side. So just before you shut down each night and go into your inner world, take note of what you see in your minds eye. Consider your thoughts as rough diamonds, remember you can polish them to form clarity.

If you are practicing Clairvoyance for the first time it can be hard to determine whether or not your instinct is right – don’t be fearful just go with the flow, we are all spiritual beings and we all have the ability to channel information. There are two types of instinct. One is that we go with our initial gut instinct and the other is that we seek information from our higher consciousness, which some of us tend to get confused with. This is when we get tied between our heads and our hearts. Logic will speak to you through your mind but your heart is the feeling base, the place where we store all sorts of emotions

Making decisions judged upon feeling or thinking

When Jung studied human behaviour, he noticed that people have the capability to make decisions based on two very different sets of criteria: Thinking and Feeling. When someone makes a decision that is based on logic and reason, they are operating in thinking mode. When someone makes a decision that is based on their value system, or what they believe to be right, they are operating in Feeling mode. We all use both modes for making decisions, but we put more trust into one mode or the other. A "Thinker" makes decisions in a rational, logical, impartial manner, based on what they believe to be fair and correct by pre-defined rules of behaviour. A "Feeler" makes decisions on the individual case, in a subjective manner based on what they believe to be right within their own value systems.
So it would be up to you to define whether or not you are a “thinker” or a “feeler”

Examples of “thinking” and “feeling” mode:

Your ex has returned and you are not sure whether you want to go back into the relationship, due to the fact that he/she had commitment issues. Assuming both the “thinker” and the “feeler” still has feelings for the ex here is how each one would deal with the situation:

A thinker would first of course analyse the situation and perhaps study the body language of the ex partner and their actions. He/she would go out with the ex partner and see how he/she felt afterwards. If their heart (inner feeling) was more overpowering than their heads (logical thinking) and didn’t quite balance they would probably try and understand why and then perhaps look to turn the other way. However, if both their hearts and their heads were balanced i.e logic and feeling were level with each other then they would probably continue to see the ex partner.

A feeling person on the other hand who would be overwhelmed by emotion and would probably ignore the head feeling altogether and go with the feelings of their hearts only. This doesn’t mean that a feeling person is stupid. It simply means that their feelings overtake their heads and they therefore strive to find a balance but sadly fail.

Carl Jung Ref: http://www.personalitypage.com/four-prefs.html


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