11 Jul Harnessing Your Intuition – How to Hear That ‘Inner Still Small Voice’
In order to access our inner wisdom or intuition, it is important to understand that we all have inner senses or intuitive capabilities. However, we may each experience our intuition in different ways. Some will tend to use clairsentience (“clear feeling”) where they will just “know ” the answer or feel it in their “gut” or in their “heart”. Others will use clairvoyance (“clear vision”) where they will receive an intuitive message through a vision, symbol or an image in their mind. And yet others may experience their inner sense as clairaudience (“clear hearing”) where they hear the answer as if by telepathy (this is not an hallucination). With practice a person can easily develop access to all 3 types of inner senses – it is much the same as building up a muscle at the gym. The more you use it, the more powerful and easily it flows.
Going within through one of various forms or meditation, a quiet prayerful state, or sitting quietly in nature is the best means to cultivate your inner space to access your inner ‘still small voice’. We also can gain immediate access to our intuition in a busy, wakeful state whenever we are in our heart with great compassion or concern for a friend or a loved one. Have you ever noticed how easy it is to receive intuitive information when you are getting it for someone else?! It is easier to get into our heart or to have compassion for someone else than it is to do so for our selves.
What keeps us from getting into our heart for our self to receive intuitive messages? We are limited in our ability to connect whenever we experience a sense of unworthiness (feeling unloved, guilty, ashamed), abandonment, anger or resentment, heartache, inadequacy or powerlessness, fear of the unknown, stress, or when we lose sight of who we really are. Once we remove these barriers (we give guided meditations as well as rapid tools and techniques to assist in our books Shift: 12 Keys to Shift Your Life and Shift: A Woman’s Guide to Transformation), it is important to establish new habits of heartfelt connectedness so that you can rapidly tap into the Universal Wisdom that lies within each of us.
Practice is the best means to initially “open your third eye” and stretch your natural intuitive abilities or inner senses. Pick a time that works best for you daily to spend even just 10 minutes or as long as 45 minutes to quiet your mind and be aware of the stillness within. Do not concern your self with what you think you ‘ought’ to experience… just let whatever occurs happen. Your most developed type of inner sense will likely be what you notice first. For instance, if you tend to be more clairvoyant, you will likely ‘see’ symbols or colors or other visual images; you might even see whole visual scenes as if you were watching a movie. If you are more clairaudient, you might begin to hear an inner voice stating a phrase, a conversation or discussion, music or sounds of nature. However, if you tend to be more clairsentient, you will likely just ‘sense’ that you are in a certain place or ‘sense’ a certain color rather than seeing it or hearing anything. In my experience teaching meditation courses, the clairsentient people most often report frustration early on in meditative practice because they often feel like they are “doing something wrong” since they do not ‘see’ or hear’ anything. I can not emphasize enough that you can NOT meditate wrong. Every person has their own unique experience. You can meditate with eyes closed (what I recommend to most beginners), eyes open, sitting still, walking or doing simple repetitive chores.
Acquaint your self with that teacher within you- it knows who you are, where you have been, where you are going, and what your gifts and abilities are. You are brilliant truly- Be still and know that I Am.
Loads of Light to you in your journey!
Tracy Latz, M.D.