Heart of the Soul

Heart of the Soul

How to Hear Your Soul

Soul Whisper - Jodi ChapmanI haven’t always listened to my soul. In fact, I never spent much time thinking about my soul at all. It’s true that, like all of us, I would hear inner whispers – asking me to embrace something or leap toward something – but I would ignore them. I would shush this voice and let it know that I didn’t have time for such frivolous notions and urges. And I would get back to living my structured, safe, passionless life.


As the years went on, the whispers became louder and the urgency became clearer. It was becoming next to impossible not to pay attention to this inner voice – it was becoming next to impossible not to listen.

I wonder if you can relate. I know that we all hear these voices, and I know that many of us ignore them. And I have a feeling that when we do that, the voices just get louder and louder until eventually we have to stop what we’re doing and pay attention to them.

We can be pretty stubborn, can’t we? But so can our soul.

Because that’s what these whispers are: our soul speaking to us. Our wise soul helping us see where we’ve gotten off course. Our loving soul asking us to honor what it is we came here on Earth to do.


Our soul knows how important we are and how important our calling is. And our soul wants to make sure that we follow through with our mission: to spread love in whatever way we are best able to. Because that’s why I believe we are all here – to light the world in our own unique way.

Some of us will be in the spotlight and others will be behind the scenes. Each are equally important and each has a direct impact on every life they touch.

When my soul’s whisper became a full-on shout, I started to listen and take action on what it was saying to me. I began to change how I lived my life – saying yes and moving forward and sharing love and helping others. I started letting my soul drive the car of my life, and in doing so, my entire life opened up both dramatically and positively.


If you’ve also been pushing aside your soul’s whispers, please know that this voice is there to help guide you toward your best life. And life flows much more easily when we step aside and let this higher part of ourselves drive.

Here are 5 ways to help you hear your soul: 

  1. Slow down. Our soul usually speaks to us softly – in whispers and intuitive nudges. In order to hear and sense our soul, we must be still.
  2. Be present. Our soul communicates with us in the present moment. The more we can bring ourselves to this moment through deep breathing, consciousness, and meditation, the easier it will be to hear our soul speak.
  3. Journal. Get to know your soul through writing. Start a journal that is solely to communicate with this wise inner voice and see what comes out. Ask it questions and write the answers without censoring or changing them. Stay open to the possibility.
  4. Love. Our soul’s language is love. So when we open our hearts to love, we also open our hearts to our soul.
  5. Raise your vibration. When we’re in line with the universe, our higher power, our angels, and love, we can’t help but connect with our soul. A daily gratitude practice is a wonderful way to raise your vibration and be able to hear your soul’s messages.



Our soul is that part of us who is so wise and so connected to everything in our universe. When we pay attention to its wisdom, we allow our lives to expand in such beautiful ways. 

If you are already listening to your soul, I would love to hear in the comments about how your life has opened up because of it. If you would like to begin to better hear your soul, the suggestions above are a wonderful way to start. Please come back and share your experiences with it!

Happy soul connecting!




about jodi
Jodi Chapman is a bestselling author, an award-winning blogger, and a soulful community builder. She lives her life with love and faith in the driver’s seat, and she hopes to leave a trail of inspiration wherever she goes. She believes that we each have the ability to hear our soul’s whisper and create our best lives. She would love to connect with you!


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  • Caroline Kirk

    Thanks so much for the timely reminder Jodi… I have made such vital life changes once I began listening to my Soul, like you, I was unaware of it for so long, resulting in repetitive conditional patterns, driven by ego fears.. which can now be rediverted when i connect within.. much love <3

  • Jodi Chapman

    Hi Irina! Thank you so much! Yes, meditation is such a wonderful way to help you connect with your soul. Big hug to you!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Irina

    Wow! such a beatiful post, I can hear my soul most of the time but I didn’t understand why I should meditate, now I know, to be still, present, etc… Thank you for the remainder Jodi!!
    Lots of love and hugs :)

  • Jodi Chapman

    You’re so welcome! You’ve done that for me many, many times, too. Big hug to you! XO

  • Shann

    Thanks for reminding me to slow down and LISTEN.

  • Jodi Chapman

    Hi Deborah! This is a great question for a future post – thank you! For now, I’ll just say that our soul is always loving. So if it’s a loving, wise voice – it’s our soul. If it’s coming from fear or sounds like a critic, it’s our ego. Big hug!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Deborah

    Jodi, how do we tell the difference between our soul and our ego?

  • Jodi Chapman

    Thank you so much, Vishnu! I completely agree that listening to our soul and turning up its volume can have such a profound impact on our lives! I have definitely found that to be true, and I’m so glad you have, too. It’s something that we all have the ability to tap into, which I just love. Hugs to you!

  • Vishnu

    Thank you for this post Jodi about how to listen to our souls more. I’ve been doing more of that and it has changed my life for the better. You have to drown out the loud internal noises to allow the soul to be heard. When we are more aware of the soul and more in tune with it, we care less about what others think of us. We can live more authentic lives.

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