When one is intuitive about something, they are in a state of rapport with it. In this receptive state, your intuition can tell you intimate and important things nobody else will. It might tell you things your own mind argues with. Whatever the missive from within is, people choose to follow its challenging path because it also feels right–their intuition is speaking for their heart. And intuition is absolutely the superior tool of choice, when it comes to making important life decisions.
Why? Because listening to one’s heart is being in tune with a fundamental human wish to feel purpose and follow destiny. Every culture’s myths celebrate the heart’s intelligence. The intuition, like the heart, can identify what choice you’ll find fulfilling.
INSIGHTS ABOUT INTUITION
The intuition informs abruptly. In an instant, a person can know something to be true, understand something new. Many people have an intuitive flash as they’re falling asleep or just waking up. Perhaps this is because their psychological defense systems are down, and they are available for a wider range of communications.
Our intuition is always bringing us new knowledge. It makes us aware of what resonates or what is dissonant in our environment.
Almost everyone has experienced their own intuition. Millions of people can walk into a house for sale, and instantly know it’s the right place for them to live. (Or know it’s not.) For some couples, it took just one look to recognize their lifetime partner. Many people even experience their pets’ abilities “to know”. Dogs have been known to howl inconsolably at the moment of their master’s death, even if they’re separated by thousands of miles.
The intuition’s most important role is to indicate what, where, and whom is part of our being’s growth and fulfillment. It can be frustrating for a seeking person, though, to wait for the moment when enlightenment arrives. You don’t have to. You can do a process in a couple of minutes to access your wise, intuitive self. Below is a guided meditation to do just that. I use one of a few (they are all on my website to try) in most private sessions, and know that people find it to be a quick and easy process.
Before you begin, here are the four most frequently asked questions my clients have about their intuition:
WHAT DOES THE INTUITION SOUND LIKE? Often, the inner voice is a quiet one. People are used to important things being said in a loud voice. It can also be cryptic and very quick. It can be visceral, like the hair standing up on your head, or your guts contracting (Do not proceed!). Or, in something like the guided meditation exercise below, it could be the voice of your mother or a best friend. While doing the accessing exercise, accept whatever you hear as your intuition.
HOW DO I TELL WHETHER IT’S MY IMAGINATION OR MY INTUITION? It is always both, because it is the imagination, with its ability to create pictures, that allows your intuitions to be delivered. The imagination provides tools that the intuition uses to send messages. It’s your imagination and your intuition working together/ Your imagination is activated by following along with the directions of the guided meditation. It leads you into the right frequency and resonance to receive awareness. It is functions to produce images and impressions the intuition is communicating.
Often, people end up feeling they are “making it up” when their intuition brings up something that they are afraid of doing, when it directs them into the unknown. Before you begin to get attuned to your intuition, mentally check in with yourself and agree to allow in whatever truth might issue from your intuition. If you are not willing, your body will tell you by tensing up. The changing truth can most easily come on a relaxed and easy breath, when you’re willing to accept whatever you get.
HOW CAN I KEEP FROM HEARING ANYTHING BAD? To control the quality of information you get, all you have to do is set an intention and make it a healing ceremony. It is very simple to make a ceremony out of something. When we turn our cellphones off at dinner, we are making a ceremony out of it.
The simplest ceremony for this experience is to establish for yourself a safe and sacred space. All it takes is to make sure you won’t be interrupted, (turn off the phones, close the door), and hold in your mind the intention to receive whatever you need to know. If you like prayers, here’s the prayer I learned to commune on a spiritual level from my metaphysical teacher, Eric Teissedre. He would say this before going into a channeling trance:
“I am beginningless, I am endless, I am timeless, I am spaceless. I am in thee, thou art in me, together forever, we are One.”
WHAT IF NO ONE ANSWERS? You can always try again later, just as if you were calling someone who didn’t happen to be home. Some peoples’ inner self is very surprised to be contacted, and will respond more articulately when they try again. Some people have grown estranged from their intuition and their starting point in re-integrating with it may not be to call it up.
Below is a written version of “CALLING UP YOUR INTUITION” :
The purpose of the exercise is to get in touch with your intuition.
Know that in your imagination, you can do anything, including, calling up your intuition! All you need to do this exercise is your imagination.
To begin, think of something important that you want to know. What do you want your intuition to shed light on? Put it into a question form in your mind, then let it go.
Now, take a couple of big deep breaths to relax. Breathe in through your nose and out your mouth. Let your body sink into the chair. Get comfortable.
Imagine yourself inside your home, by the door you use when you go outside. In your imagination, open the door and walk outside. Make it a nice day. Look around and locate a telephone…perhaps it’s an old-fashioned telephone booth right outside your door or in the street. Maybe it’s a cellphone on a bench.
When you see the telephone, go up to it. You’re going to use the phone to call up your intuition, so pick a phone number. Perhaps it’s your own number, or a family member’s, or a phone number from childhood.
Make yourself comfortable, then remember the question you want to ask your intuition.
Pick up on phone, dial the number you just chose, and let it ring. If anyone answers, assume it’s your intuition. Say “Hi” and ask your question. Then just listen for the answer.
When the call is over, hang up, and in your imagination, walk back into the house and then to where you are presently located. You might want to write down what you got.
Instead of actual words or thoughts, you can also get a strong and informative feeling as an answer to your question, or a picture will appear in your mind’s eye. Know you can call up your intuitive self any time, using this method. Acknowledge yourself for tuning into your inner guidance system.
Elissa Heyman is a professional psychic counselor and healer with a practice based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She gives workshops nationally in psychic development and is a featured radio guest. Elissa writes for Examiner.com and produces a monthly prediction newsletter available online. Her website has many free features readers can use to develop their own psychic ability. Her specialties are spiritual healing and energy release work, clairvoyant reading and divination.
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