Accessing the power of the Heart -- Intuition -- is fundamental to surviving the 2012 Transition.
As we've seen, the intellect can't function as the dominant modality any longer. The human brain doesn't have the ability, and even more important, it no longer has the prerogative.
The intellect (logic, rationality, materialism) has been the unchallenged overlord for millennia. But it has a number dire and insurmountable intrinsic flaws...
We can't afford the intellect's self-delusions anymore.
If we are looking to prevent an apocalypse, we will need something completely different. As Einstein said, "No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it."
Finding a New/Old Way of Knowing
If the intellect can no longer guide us, what source of information is left?
Only our intuition.
Luckily, that's more than enough.
Intuitive insights are the new dominant modality of thought. Without them, you won't be surviving the 2012 Transition very well. Because this Transition is all about liberating the Power of the Heart, and intuition is the Heart's Voice.
Intuition -- The Voice of the Divine
The intuition speaks through the spiritual Heart. You might perceive it through your body's sensations. It may appear as an idea, a sound, or words. The important thing to know is, it doesn't originate in your own brain.
Intuition accesses the Source of all knowledge.
Everything that can be known, is known by this Source -- past, present, future, alternate dimensions, etc. It is the source of infinite knowledge.
So the question is no longer, "What is the logical choice?"
The fundamental question is, "What does your deepest Heart tell you?"
That is the Voice of the Divine.
Learning to distinguish this Voice from the urges of the ego/mind is the tricky bit.
That's what we'll look at next.
Developing Your Intuition
Learning to hear and understand the quiet Voice of your intuition takes practice. It's a little like developing an ear for music -- at first, you're not really sure what to listen for, or what a good one is like. With practice, you learn to hear more clearly.
Really, you can only learn by doing.
Follow your intuition!
Start with little things. Don't use your intuition, the very first time, to decide to move across the country or adopt a child or something. Because in the beginning, it's trial-and-error. Sometimes you will hear your intuition precisely. But sometimes you may not.
But begin paying attention to it. Your intuition knows more than you think!
There have been studies on women who've been attacked on the street, and every time, it seems, something inside of them was warning them -- but they ignored the warning because it seemed impolite to just walk away or whatever. And if you've heard stories about people who survive cataclysmic events, they usually say they "just had a feeling" and they followed it.
Your inner Voice knows infinitely more than your logical brain ever could!
As we proceed with the 2012 Transition, it's really time to access this source of infinite knowledge.
The "Other" Voice
The biggest difficulty is that we also have another voice inside of us -- the voice of the personality/ego ... and it definitely has its own agenda.
Learning to differentiate between these is the real key to accessing intuition.
When you first begin trusting your intuitive guidance, you may find that it seems to lead you astray at times. What's really happened, of course, is that your ego has tricked you into thinking it was Divine guidance.
Nothing is as tricky as the ego!
There's also an element of deep trust that is needed, though. Sometimes even the best intuition will lead you into an unpleasant situation. But I can guarantee it's because that unpleasant situation will turn into something you really needed.
Clearing The Table
The biggest block to accessing intuitive guidance is a cluttered mind. When there are a lot of thoughts, worries, plans, grudges, desires, etc. taking up space, how could you even notice when the Divine quietly offers a bit of advice?
Clear your thoughts and quiet your mind.
Clear your emotions.
Only when your mind is empty of the ego's thoughts and drives, can you clearly hear the Divine's advice -- and be sure of it. Then your intuition will seem much more obvious, and it will not lead you astray.
Meditation is a perfect practice for this. That's why intuitive ideas so often pop up when you are meditating.
A Mind-Watch, or Purging Papers, as well, are wonderful for clearing the mind and emotions. Reflection (spiritual journalling) and working with symbolisms like in dreams and with Animal Spirit Guides are also extremely beneficial. (These are available in A Natural Connection: Discover Your Animal Spirit Guides and the Spirituality of Nature.)
There are some things you can do that are like exercises for developing your intuitive muscles.
Divination helps develop this skill. Tarot or runes or palm-reading, even astrology or numerology… anything that offers you guidelines to follow (like in a book) gives a great starting place for developing intuition.
As you begin to interpret your divination readings, you can rely on what you remember, or what jumps out at you, that you read in the book.
After a while, you will realise that you will remember or notice the precise bit that is most relevant. Your sixth sense is already at work, and without any pressure it can work most effectively.
Gradually, you will start to extrapolate... using what you read as a starting point and making intuitive leaps from there.
Eventually, you may notice that most or all of your reading becomes intuitive.
There are a lot of practices that will help develop your intuition. My new book, A Natural Connection: Discover Your Animal Spirit Guides and the Spirituality of Nature., is loaded with exercises to designed to help develop this skill.
But the ones I've listed here will give you a good start.
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