My past experience
Like many of us, I’ve blocked myself from receiving intuitive guidance. My old way of communicating was to only communicate with Life/God after I had applied lots of effort and strain to do everything myself, and I was at my “wit’s end.” I kept expecting to receive more intuitive information, but I didn’t know that I wasn’t holding up my end of the conversation. The communication goes both ways. As the old passage reads, “Ask and you shall receive.”
To receive more communication from life, I needed to communicate with life more.
I began talking to Life/God about everything from, “What is best for me to eat for breakfast?” to “What’s best for me to wear?” to “Is it best for me to do this business deal?” to “Is it best for me to go on a date with this man?”
As I accepted that I was just as worthy to talk to life about the “little things” (which are actually and often “big”) as I was to talk about the “big things,” my trust in myself and Life/God grew. I learned to set boundaries, to say no to things that added stress (such as overwork) or kept me from being open to intuition (such as overthinking). As I made more time for health, rest, relaxation, joy and prayer/meditation, and followed through on the guidance I received, the more the guidance came. And, the more confident I became to trust life to continue to provide guidance. I also learned to trust myself to protect my state of mind and body so that I could allow myself to receive.
My experience mentoring others
In mentoring people to be empowered, I’ve observed that we have the ability to kick dead-end habits to the curb as we learn to be truly open to, and courageously follow, intuitive guidance. People who once thought that they “couldn’t” get guidance, or were “afraid” of the truth of the guidance, have now become fierce advocates for making decisions based on intuitive guidance. Anyone can hone their ability to be intuitive. To paraphrase the famous dharma teacher, Ajahn Chah, “What is clean may be made dirty. What is dirty may be made clean. It is our choice.”
Ready to receive more intuitive guidance?
Below are a few questions that can lead to intuitive breakthroughs. During a quiet moment, ask one or all three of the following questions internally, and then let the questions go. Do not think, feel, wonder, or worry about the answer. Answers will come in good timing, settling into our heart/mind like an “ah-ha gift,” with a knowingness that the answer is true.
Question #1: How CAN I be a better receiver of intuitive guidance?
Instead of thinking of all the reasons we CAN’T receive intuitive guidance—like “I don’t have that gene,” or “I don’t have time,” “the kids’ needs are more important,” or “I have to work,” we can simply “ask and (we) shall receive” guidance. We can follow the guidance we receive and watch our lives transform.
Question #2: What is best for me in this situation?
Sometimes we just don’t want to know, be, or do what is best. If that’s the case, we may block our ability to receive guidance so we can continue our nonsense. Eventually, this rebellious behavior becomes boring and deadly. This usually creates a situation of crisis or such, which can make us ready to listen. When we’re truly open to know what’s best in our situation, we can ask this question internally, and follow the guidance we receive.
Question #3: What do I need to know?
This open-ended question allows us to receive guidance in whatever area is deemed most critical at that time. This question is especially useful for bringing our awareness to important matters that were previously not conscious.
Too guilty to be guided?
If we feel guilty or have a hard time receiving intuitive guidance, we may have judged ourself as unworthy to receive. To release judgment and receive more guidance, our next three follow-up articles about the art of forgiveness of others, self, and Life/God can enlighten and enliven our souls.
What say ye about this topic?
Please share your thoughts and feelings so we may grow in strength and willpower together…
Always with Love,