Intuition or Noticing the Messages
For the spiritual being, intuition is far more than a hunch. It is viewed as guidance or as God talking, and this inner insight is never taken lightly or ignored. ~ Wayne Dyer
If I had to sum up how I read tarot or what allows me to channel, I would describe it in just three words: noticing the messages.
We hear the messages all the time. Whether we listen is another story. Hearing the messages is about listing to your intuition. It is about acting on what your gut first tells you. How many times have your felt like you should do one thing, then do another and it doesn’t work out? It is that first voice, that first instinct I am talking about.
When I started to read tarot, I memorized the cards and their meanings. Then I realized sometimes the same card has a different meaning depending on the question and the client. The more I noticed or listened, the “better” my readings became according to my clients. For me, channeling is taking that one step further. I just let my mind go and let the words come out. No editing.
The more I channel, the easier it becomes.
Here some ideas that I used when I started developing that voice:
- Quiet your mind and listen.
Take some time each day to relax and just ‘be’. Calm those racing thoughts by breathing deep and imaging yourself by a beach or in the mountains or wherever you find peace. Make this image as vivid as possible by using all of your senses. Now, just listen. Don’t think. Just listen. Do you hear anything? Don’t get caught up analyzing what you hear. Just listen. Whatever you hear is the right thing at the right time. There is no doing this wrong.
- Ask for guidance right before you go to sleep.
After crawling under the blankets, close your eyes and take a deep breath. Now ask yourself ‘what lesson was I supposed to learn today’ or ‘what am I going to learn tomorrow’ or ‘what is the message I need for tomorrow’. If those questions don’t feel right, make up your own. Remember you can’t do this wrong. Now, notice if you get answers or dream about the situation. In the morning, quickly write down in a journal or other place what you saw, how you felt and any other ideas.
I will be the first to admit that I don’t do this particular thing but others I have talked with do and they say it is an amazing tool. They spend time every day, usually at the end of the day, writing about what happened and how it felt. The key here is to write about feelings and thoughts. This is a way for you to start noticing the messages. As you do this more and more, you’ll see how your intuition is guiding you.
- Act more on your hunches.
If something doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t. Just like I mentioned above, how many times have you felt like you shouldn’t have, but did anyway only to make a mess? Listening to your gut could help get you in the right place at the right time and keep you from the wrong place at the wrong time. Act more on your hunches and you will develop that sense of ‘knowing’ what is right and wrong.
- Say affirmations.
Tony Robbins has built a business around affirmations, among other things. Affirmations allow you to use your subconscious mind to create your conscious desires. Affirmations should be concise sentences stated in a positive way. When creating an affirmation remember to make it in present tense and say exactly what you want, not what you don’t want.
My intuition guides me every day to lead a happier life.
I easily hear my intuition and it speaks louder and louder every day.
My intuition is my perfect guide.
Like everything else, growing your intuition takes practice. In my case, I practice by doing a ritual I do before starting a reading session or right before I do to sleep. I call it a ritual, yet it is really just getting into that quiet space where I can hear my intuition and thus my guides.
Other ways to practice include:
Trying to guess who is calling before answering your phone.
Trying to guess what song is next on the radio.
Pulling a Tarot card and seeing what it ‘tells’ you before looking it up in a guidebook.
The more you practice, the easier it will become for you to hear that voice and trust it. You can use this inner wisdom to guide you in all of your decisions at work, at home, and at play. The more you use and trust your intuition, the stronger it will get and the more confident you will feel about it. The whispers from your soul will always guide you to the path that is for your highest good.
Each one of us has all the wisdom and knowledge we ever need right within us. It is available to us through our intuitive mind, which is our connection with universal intelligence.
~ Shakti Gawain