Journaling is one of the ways that I can easily tap into my intuition. Ever since I went through The Artists Way many years ago I have been using this medium to access my Inner Guidance.
In this book, the author, Julia Cameron recommends that every morning to write three long-hand pages of stream of consciousness. Whatever is jumbled up in your head write it out. I find that by page two or three the garbage has spewed out onto the pages and I can then ask questions to my Inner Guidance System.
This is also called automatic writing. I ask the question and then begin writing whatever flows through me. For instance, this morning I heard the message, “You’ve got this!” I’ve asked questions about diet, exercise and of course men and always received a message that may not have been what I wanted to hear but always what I needed to. Each time the information that comes through sounds like a voice other than my own. I hear the words and put down on the page what comes through. Sometimes I think I am making it all up but that doesn’t really matter. The information that comes through is always spot on.
Some automatic writers seem to have the pen move across the page of their own accord. Whether you hear a voice like I do or your pen glides across the page I invite you to experiment and give it a try.
Have you ever tried this exercise before? If so, share your experiences with others here.
Book Recommendation: Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsch. The entire book was written through the process of automatic writing.
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In the beginning was the breath. The Breathe of Life breathed us into being. It is through the breath that we access our intuition. It is through the breath that we remember our connection to Source Energy.
A long deep breath cleanses the body and calms the mind. It brings us into stillness where we can listen to the voice of our Higher Wisdom.
Try it with me now. Inhale slowly and deeply. Now exhale completely. And, once again. Inhale. And, exhale. Notice how everything slows down. The anxiety leaves. The worry melts away. If you don’t feel lighter, keep breathing until you do.
Now ask a question to your Higher Self. Maybe it’s a simple question about general guidance for the day. Perhaps its as serious as “Is it in my highest good to stay in this marriage?” Now, breathe again slowly and deeply. Breathing will help you stay connected and grounded as the answer emerges.
How The Answers Come
In my experience, the answers to my questions don’t always come right away. They may show up in the early morning hours before I get out of bed. I may hear an internal voice that guides my way, or a friend will say something that resonates within me. I have even received answers while reading a book. My most significant indicator is my body. I may sense the answer to my question, and then I will get an overall feeling of rightness in my body that solidifies the guidance I am receiving. I feel it to my bones, so to speak.
I would love to hear how Guidance speaks to you. Leave your comments below.
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Here is a meditation to help you ward off negative energy from your environment. It helps strengthen the auric field. It strengthens the endocrine and immune system. Helps cultivate healthy boundaries. It also centers us in the present moment.
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Here is a wonderful meditation to help you find your stillness and reconnect with Source Energy. Enjoy!
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Folding laundry is my least favorite domestic chore. I usually call a friend while I fold and put everything away or listen to a podcast — anything to distract me from the task at hand.
Today I took a different approach. I decided to be present for the experience. As I lifted each item of laundry out of the basket, I felt the texture and the heat of each piece. I was aware of how jeans hold heat more intensely than a sock. I noticed how washcloths are rough, and napkins are smooth. And the smell of fresh laundry is a delight.
Instead of being a “chore” it was a joy-filled experience. Now, to take that presence into other areas of my life.
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I have been struggling with finding the right and perfect diet for my body. This is not a new struggle. I’ve been exploring this most of my adult life. If there is a diet out there, I have tried it. .. and failed.
I get a new book on the latest fad diet and inhale the information. I go down the youtube rabbit hole and ultimately feel frustrated by all the conflicting information.
When tuning into Guidance this morning, I got that knowledge leads us to intuition but it is not the end result.
Being armed with knowledge can actually get in the way of hearing our intuition. So my answer this morning regarding my diet is to eat more veggies. That is the one thing all of these diets I’ve been researching have in common.
Disclaimer: I am not looking for a weight loss supplement so no solicitations please. My journey is to find the best way to eat for my body for optimal health.
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Discernment means to perceive or recognize a truth by sight or with other senses; knowing.
Faith is a passionate intuition. ~William Wordsworth~
I used to have trouble with the word faith. In the religious sense of the word, it means to have a strong belief in God or in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof. Until that is, I realized the word also means complete trust or confidence in someone or something.
We can’t know discernment without faith, faith in ourself that is. How can we know something is true if we can’t trust ourselves to know that it’s true? That is what I am being pulled more and more into, faith in myself. I say pulled into because that is what this feels like. I am gently being pulled deeply into my center. And in my center I find my Truth.
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First off, let’s talk about what an empath is. An empath is a highly sensitive individual who picks up on the energies of those around them. If you see someone in pain you can feel it. Being in a crowd overwhelms you. You may be sensitive to smells, foods, people, situations, and even things. It may feel like you never want to leave the house even on a good day.
Not all empaths are created equal either. Being an empath myself I have met people who are more sensitive and less sensitive than I am. What bothers me may not bother you. As a child, you may have been easily emotional and liked to spend lots of time alone.
We empaths used to be called overly emotional or “too” sensitive and it was considered a negative thing. Now, we are being recognized for the highly intuitive beings that we are. We are the healers of the world. We tend to be nurturers and environmentally conscious. We are highly creative and are often the person that is turned to when you need a shoulder to cry on.
For years, I have been reading and hearing that we as a human race will some day evolve to a place where we can communicate with one another telepathically. Being an empath is the start of that evolution. It’s not that an empath can read your mind but they do sense the emotions that you are emitting. Because this is not mainstream thinking it is easy for the empath to wonder if there is something wrong with them. We often feel like we are crazy. We may have been medicated as children or we drank and used drugs as we got older to shut it off, never knowing what it was. If this is you, you are not alone.
I have been one of the lucky ones. I used drink and drugs when I was younger but that didn’t work for me. I didn’t start to feel a measure of peace around this gift, and yes, it is a gift, until I started practicing Kundalini Yoga over 12 years ago. Since then I have learned many ways to bring myself back into balance. I want to share them with you. Check out my workshop The Care & Feeding of an Empath.