Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be Revelation. Eileen Caddy
Most of us need re-education, in other words, time and work to make a marked change. We often live on autopilot, doing the next thing or what is required. It is difficult to move past this type of life, yet extremely rewarding. We can make a conscious decision to live beyond a mundane life by developing our intuition. We all have this ability. The ego mind is a barrier to developing intuition. Utilizing intuition is an avenue to creating a high-capacity for a peaceful, compassionate, and non-judging lifestyle.
What is Intuition?
Intuition is the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning. It can show itself in several ways, through sight (clairvoyance), sense (clairsentience), hearing (clairaudience), and knowing (claircognizance).
What is the benefit?
Our intuition must be recognized and appreciated. In other words, if the intuitive visitor is given a royal welcome when she comes, she will come again. The more cordial the welcome the more frequent her visits will become, but if she is ignored or neglected she will make her visits few and far apart. Every cell of our body houses our intuition. It is not a magical skill, it is intelligence. Intuition is wisdom within each of us. Our job is to learn how to recognize it. It is a high vibratory experience. Living intuitively allows us to have the power of choice, resulting in peace. Likewise transforming us to thriving individuals. Will we never struggle again? Yes, we will. Yet, when we live from a higher state of consciousness, our intuitive self-will override our egocentric self that loves to bring us down.
Above all, the more we focus on the things we love each day, the more alert and aware we will become. Keep asking your mind questions. Look around, what do I see that I love and thrills me? Gives me passion? Do the thoughts on your mind liberate you or imprison you? As the body absorbs food, the mind absorbs the object of its attention, gives it life and being, or undesirable qualities.
5 Tips for developing your intuition:
- Through breath and scent: frankincense, lemon, lavender, juniper, & sandalwood essential oils
- Through beauty: appreciate and gaze upon the beauty of the universe (the sun, moon, stars, flowers, trees, leaves, rain, etc.)
- Through sound: choose music that enlivens and inspires
- Through words: listen or read what elevates your mind
- Through meditation: deep meditative times will elevate your intuition
Resources to aid in developing intuition:
Wright, Simone. First Intelligence: Using the Science and Spirit of Intuition, New World Library.
Drenth, Atherton. The Intuitive Dance: Building, Protecting, and Clearing Your Energy. Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Julia Parsell is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor with an emphasis on the intersection of science and the sacred. She writes from experiences and transformative understandings that have led her to an authentic and peaceful life. She goes by these names: wife, grandmother, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, and friend. As home educator of her three children, she also developed/ran cafes, and maintained various leadership roles within her community. Her greatest desire is to encourage others to live life fully. Her passions are family, writing, and trail blazing. She is happily married in Western North Carolina. Please visit her blog here.