Have you ever experienced something you thought would happen beforehand? Did you regret that you silenced the sound of your own voice? With no real conscience reason to explain it? The thought may have been fleeting and you dismissed it.
After recent personal experiences, it became clear that I needed to confirm this information. When we don't listen to our intuition it can have a negative impact on our life and on our well-being. Some refer to this as a sixth sense, instinct or intuition. It's not a gift elected to just a few of the psychic elites. It's not. We all posses this ability. It is true there are some who are more predisposed. Intuition is important in the way that we use it to access information. It can keep us safe, help us make good judgments and have greater empathy for others.
As young children our intuition is highly developed. We tap into our intuition before we even know what that word means. Through our innocence, life is a magical space. We are able to believe all things are possible. As we “mature” into adults, we lose our connection to this gift. What happens that changes this for us?
We receive a variety of damaging messages during the early stages of our childhood. Children are sometimes forced to smile, speak or hug adults. This may be true even when they aren't comfortable in doing so. For the sake of politeness. As if permission and safety are not up to the child. Adults may tell children what to say, how to speak and feel. The adults are not allowing the children room for mistakes, choices or creativity. How many times were you told as a child to “just be quiet” and left feeling unvalidated? These are the things that traumatize us over time, chipping away at our intuition.
How do we begin to heal? How do we nurture, develop and cultivate this miraculous gift? Don't worry, I've done a little homework to help us along the way. Before I dive into a few methods and tools used to help tap into our intuitive consciousness I want to make a point. Nearly every source recommended two things. One does NOT fit my lifestyle. I don't have time for it. The other I loathe doing. First, journal your conscious thoughts. Ask yourself something to the effect “what do I need today?” Then write down the first thing that comes to mind. The second is meditation. I'm horrible at this! With a full blown ADHD brain like mine, a fruit fly could hold a thought longer. I have opted out of the journaling completely. If that's your thing, have at it!
I decided I would challenge myself to some short period daily meditations. Surprise to me and pet fruit flies, I am enjoying the process. The meditations are short. I'm talking one to three minutes. Setting the stage is important for me to get my mind right, so I dive into my tool box. I might light an incense or burn an oil in my diffuser. Amber or Myrrh oil are my favorites for this kind of party! Wicked Good Amber oil is an excellent ancient utility to inspire creativity. It enhances and strengthens your intuitive abilities. Myrrh is known for opening your third eye chakra and expanding your wisdom.
It's helpful to know that meditation does not have to be a big orchestrated deal. It can be done any time, anywhere. The idea is not so much to deny yourself of thoughts moving through this exercise. Your mind will fire off the most random shit during this time. It's not your fault and its normal. VALIDATE and acknowledge each thought. Remember that thing we didn't get growing up? That lack of validation is at the root of how we've arrived here in the first place. Honor those thoughts as you begin to move yourself through to the other side of each one. Here are some ways you can exercise your intuition.
Use Wicked Good Oils as a tool, to support cultivating your intuition
Pay Attention to your dreams
Listen to your gut (that little voice inside)
Take time to connect with nature
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