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Tips for Enhancing your Intuition
There are multiple ways to enhance or become aware of your intuition and many spiritual organisations have sprung up based on one or more techniques of doing this. However, a serious flaw with this approach is that practitioners of these systems become convinced that it is the only way to aid intuition rather than part of a spectrum of ways that might work for some people but not for others. Here are a selection of practices that many people find helpful in aiding in developing and refining their intuition
Meditation is used as an ‘umbrella term’ covering a number of techniques for stilling the mind and working with it on various aspects of spiritual paths. In the case of becoming aware of your intuition and making it more effective three effective approaches are: the observing your breath, Mandela contemplation, and integrating into the environment meditation. The observing your breath mediation is exactly as described, sitting comfortably you become aware of your breath and observe it as you breathe in and out. Some people like to breathe in a specific pattern, but it is not essential and can encourage ‘control issues’ in some people who feel they have to be in control all the time. This style of meditation helps both the conscious and unconscious aspects of the mind to communicate effectively, mainly by quieting the ‘noise’ of the conscious mind and enabling the subconscious to establish a presence. Sometimes this can lead to spontaneous ‘flashes’ of things experienced throughout the day or, on rare occasions, remote viewing/bilocation.
Contemplating a Mandela can have the same effects as the breathing meditation, but this visual trigger works best with people whose primary way of perceiving the world is visual. Usually people who are good at creative visualisation and pathworking find this an effective system for stilling the mind and allowing intuitive impulses to come to consciousness. For people whose senses are more auditory or feelings based, meditating with eyes half shut and expanding your awareness to encompass what is happening in your environment can be the most successful way of accessing your intuition. This can happen directly by sensing, hearing or feeling something in the environment, or by the mind spontaneously opening in response to the integration of self into the greater whole
Connect with nature
As with the environmental meditation, being in and connecting with, nature can aid in becoming aware of your intuitive skills. Practicing skills such as dowsing are ways of formalising this approach to developing your intuition but can sometimes get in the way by emphasising the use of a particular tool, the pendulum for example, at the expense of your inner feelings that power the tools’ working. Many systems of divination, such as aeromancy and umbromancy are based on a combination of nature and intuition.
Be in the now
A very powerful technique. Too many people tend to be unfocussed, either worrying about the future, or brooding over the past. This scatters your mental centre and makes it hard to access your intuition, making you mistake your fears for intuitive information. The tips mentioned before aid in overcoming this. As does:
Focusing intent and paying attention
Sometimes concentrating on one small thing or action can cause the mind to spontaneously expand into a connection with the wider multiverse. I saw an excellent example of this in a film I was watching the other day where one of the characters, a macho action man, was shown working on a tapestry while travelling on a train. “Oh how nice! Exclaims a fellow passenger “Do you enjoy tapestry making?”. “No Madam I hate it” He replies “But it helps me to think”. Although fictional in this case it is an excellent example of how this method can work. In the case of divination the ritual surrounding the system being used works in a similar manner. This leads on to the practical use of
Sacred space and ritual
As with the small rituals to integrate the many aspects of the mind, a full ritual that involves creating sacred space and the Divine in whatever form or system you follow helps you overcome your own self imposed limitations. It has the added advantage of tapping into the Mental and Astral planes where potential futures can be glimpsed, and sources of information not usually accessible in the mundane world are available. Depending on your intent this can include Devas (thoughtforms) of groups or areas of interest or particular Gods and Goddesses that ‘rule’ certain actions and conditions.
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