Saturday, June 16, 2007

3 ways to improve your intuition

A few months ago I went to visit the home and healing cave of Emma Kunz.
(Emma was a famous healer who lived just north of Zürich earlier this

The thing I found most astonishing about Emma wasn't so much her healing
powers but the fact that she had absolutely no books in her house (except
one on healing plants) yet somehow she was incredibly knowledgeable,
up-to-date and informed.

I thought this could be explained by the constant stream of visitors she
but then I heard this:

Once, a couple came to visit Emma and brought a book as a gift. At the end
of the visit, Emma turned to the man and said, 'I've been thinking about
this book you brought me. It's not me who needs to read it but you, and the
information you need is on page 25!!'

How's that for being connected with inner guidance!

We all have gut instinct in extreme danger, but we're not all tuned in to
our own inner voice all the time the way Emma was. Or we are, but we don't
trust it. Perhaps because we are taught from birth that everyone else knows
better than we do what we need. So we constantly look for solutions outside
of ourselves, instead of accessing or trusting in our own inner knowing.

How can we access our intuition on a minute-by-minute basis?

In order to hear inner wisdom we first need to be fully present.
We can't be fully present until we bring our spirit back from all the places
we have left it. (past and future).

Here are three ways:
1. Bring your spirit/energy back into present time through completion.
Finish what needs finishing, say what needs saying, don't promise to do more
stuff that you don't have time for any way.

Often we dismiss doing this because the issue seems so petty and such a long
time ago.

Here's an example from my life:

Years ago, when I was a teenager I loaned my mother's favourite art book to
a schoolteacher. I didn't have the courage to ask for it back (kept meaning
to but just didn't) and I didn't have the courage to tell my mother where
her book was whenever she pondered on where it could have got to. That was
30 years ago!
The teacher is now long dead but my mother isn't. A small part of me (my
energy/spirit) stays stuck here until I make the effort of sitting down and
telling my mother what happened to her book all those years ago. (She
probably couldn't care less these days, but that's not the point!)

So, this is what I'm doing to bring my energy into present time, maybe you'd
like to do the same:

Make a list of all the things you should have said in the past but didn't.
Work through the list and bring completion to as many situations as you can.
Pay attention to where your thoughts go throughout the day and write down
everything that needs completion, then act on this.

2. Clear your clutter. Take a day off and do all the little things around
your house that you keep putting off. (The loose door handle etc) These
things rob our energy but we never resolve them. Usually the little things
we keep putting off (that pile of stuff behind your bedroom door?) take less
energy to do than to keep putting off.

3. Recent research done by the Institute of Heartmath indicates that
intuitive information is registered first in the heart and then transmitted
to the brain.

If you shift your focus to the area around your heart, breathe into this
area and re-experience good memories. Or focus on feeling gratitude for
anything in your life right now, this shifts your energy, reduces stress and
allows you to access intuition more freely.

It's a simple 3 step process:
heart focus - heart breathing - heart feeling

You can get the full exercises here:

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