Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Using The Force
This post is inspired by both June's post yesterday and Suzie's posts on mystical subjects she is doing for October. My mom had certain rules she impressed upon me as being most important. One of those rules was to always follow my intuition. It would never lead me astray. She is right. If I felt something off about a person or an event, I tell my mom. She understand and reaffirm what I felt.
So, I grew up using my intuition all the time. This isn't to say I always avoided unpleasant people, experiences or events. There are some things we have to go through to learn. I accept that. I also feel there a lot of things we don't have to endure if we had paid attention to our intuition. To me it is our parting gift from God as we enter the world as babies. A part of the divine that stays with us until we draw our last breath. Everyone has it. Let me repeat this: Everyone has it!
Here are a few examples how it works for me:
Out of the blue, I get a quick flash of a friend/family's face in my mind's eye. In a day or two, I will get a call from her/him or see them in person . If I dream about a person two days in a row, I know I need to call because something is up.
When I talk to people, I get not only what they are talking about but what they are feeling as well. It's like being in a foreign movie: I hear the words and can read the subtitles. This helps me to deal especially with obnoxious,aggressive or pushy people, I know how to dance out any manipulation or guilt trip they throw my way.
If I'm in a rut or need an answer to a particular problem, I always get directed to read a certain book, watch a movie, listen to a song or even looking up at a billboard ad which gives me the right solution for what I'm looking for.
Your intuition talks to you in all five senses: touch, sound, sight, sound, taste.
Here are easy ways to start:
When someone leaves a message on your cell, let yourself imagine what they are going to say before listening to it.
Before meeting someone new for the first time, write down three or four words that pop into your head about them. See how accurate it is after your meeting.
In the morning, ask yourself what is your word for the day. Write it down and see did it come to pass?
Getting dressed in the morning, ask yourself what color will help you most today. Then choose that color and observe how it makes you feel during the day.
Ask yourself, what foods should I eat today for my health? See what you are guided to eat.
Make it a game and have fun. Easy does it is the motto when starting off to use your intuition. As you get more confident, move on the bigger questions. Do it at your own pace. Your intuition is like the wind that blows on a rainy day or the sun that warms your face. It's always there, accessible and natural.
To read more about intuition I check out books by: Dr. Judith Orloff, Sark, Sonia Choquette, Julia Cameron, Lusiah Teish, Iyanla Vanzant and Ellen Dugan. Whether you call it your gut, hunches, gps system, tracking device or as I like to call it using The Force, our intuition is there for us. Whoever you feel has given us this gift, it is a gift to be used for our good and help us as we travel through this adventure we call life.