Refine your intuitive skills even more with these exercises.
- Draw or imagine a large circle with a dot in the center.
- Take a few deep breaths and relax as much as possible.
you are ready, focus on the dot in the center of the circle and inhale
slowly. Keeping your focus on the dot, hold your breath for a few
seconds. Exhale slowly.
- Inhale again, focusing on the dot,
but as you exhale, shift your focus slowly to the large circle
surrounding the dot. Hold for a few seconds.
- Begin your inhale and focus on the dot. Hold. Exhale focusing on the large circle. Hold.
- Repeat this until you experience stillness inside you.
Listening to Your Body
- Read all the directions before you begin.
on relaxing music. Stand in the middle of an area where you can move
freely. Begin strolling around the area you previously selected.
- When it feels appropriate, gently move your body in rhythm to the music. Continue rhythmic movement until you are relaxed.
you are ready, ask your intuitive body to make a motion that will be
important in your future. For example, you may find your body acting
out a) changing diapers, b) singing a song, c) typing on something, or
d) reading a book.
- Record what your body does in a Journal
some where. Then, without making it a difficult task, write down as
spontaneously as you can the date in the future when your action will
Protecting Your Calmness
- Do the Stillness Exercise (see above).
- When you are calm, invite images of the previous 3 hours to arise.
- Pay close attention to your body as the images arise. How does each image impact the calm you have established?
- If the memory disturbs your stillness or impacts your emotions negatively, gently and firmly allow
the image to pass-by or to simple dissolve. You can do this best by not
responding emotionally whether images are pleasing or disturbing. For
example, if the images excite your happiness or make you want to leap
up and work, once again gently and firmly allow the images to pass-by or to simple dissolve.
the Stillness you have established as you would protect a precious
jewel. After some months of practice, your body will know how to
maintain calmness much more easily. A still, calm inner self fosters
- Do the Stillness Exercise (see above).
you are calm, invite images of the previous 3 hours to arise. Watch the
images as they arise as if you are seeing a 'TV movie' unfold.
on one image until it dissolves, changes, or disappears as another
image arises. Follow this second image the same way that you followed
the first image-watch it until it dissolves, changes, or disappears.
example, a memory of an upsetting phone call is followed by images of
the person you were talking to. That is then followed by renewed
irritation over the phone call, followed by pleasant memories of
previous interactions with the caller.
- In each of these
cases, you watch the images until you lose interest or they just go
away. You realize that you are not the image nor are you the emotions
that accompany the image. Everything is arising and dissolving just as
the sun rises and sets every day. Stillness, which is fertile ground
for intuition, is experienced or attained with practice.
Learning about Emotions
work with body-based intuition and learn more about your emotions, put
on comfortable clothes for moving and stand in a room by yourself. Do
the Stillness Exercise (see above).
- When you are calm, invite images of the previous 3 hours or more to arise. Choose one image to focus on.
it arises, let your body act out or move with the emotion, thought, or
sensation that accompanies the image. Continue to act out your response
to the image until the image changes or dissolves.
- Allow the next image to arise and let your body enact the emotions or activities again.
the directions until you notice that your movements are guided more by
a sense of continuity rather than individual images or emotions. Return
to the Stillness you started with. Has your body taught you anything
about centeredness? movement? emotions? memories? Practice this
improvisational meditation as often as you like.
Using an Intuition Journal
or create an Intuition Journal where you keep a record of your
intuitive experiences, questions about intuition, insights you'd like
to receive from intuition, and gratitude for your learn. You can also
use your Journal to write a vow or a commitment to intuition. Another
entry into your Journal could be a love letter to your intuitive
wisdom. An Intuitive Journal allows you to:
- Learn your intuition's favorite ways to speak to you
- Develop your intuitive vocabulary
- Build on your previous experiences.
Author Sharon Franquemont © 2006 Life Science Foundation, used with permission.