Unsure of what to do in uncertain times?
Perhaps you’ve spent your whole life following culture’s directions by the letter, thinking you were doing everything right, only to have it all vanish in a puff of smoke like some kind of strange magic trick.
Why aren’t the skills you were taught working anymore? What do you do and who do you turn to when the culture that told you what you needed to get ahead no longer has any sense of direction itself?
Good times always come after bad times, and there’s always a gift to be found. So if you weren’t one to give much attention or credibility to your own connection to that which is greater than you in the past, think of the present time as your golden opportunity to learn how to tune in!
So how do you tune in to your intuition? It’s an abstract concept, so it’s not as easily grasped as the things we learn in academia that can be quantified or touched with our five senses.
Let’s look at love and gut feelings for a moment. Don’t we all have those, even when they seem ridiculous, and the “facts” are clearly pointing in another direction? But still, those feelings persist, and seem to know as much of what they are talking about as our heads and our “facts.”
I have been living by my higher guidance an intuition for many, many years now. It all happened when I realized that I was trying to spin all the plates of my life in the air like a circus clown, and finally realized that I was not the one in control here, and I certainly had no idea of the bigger picture at hand.
And that’s when I learned to go within. To surrender. To put my higher power in charge of my direction, while I worked with it/them/my intuition as a partner.
I have often been asked over the years why I would give over my free will of all of life’s decisions to my higher power, and not have any control over my life. The truth is that it’s quite the opposite. Not only am I using my free will to make the choice to put my higher power/intuition/spiritual team in charge, but I am also not a silent partner.
Though I tune in and ask for direction on many things all day long, if something seems off to me or it can’t be done in the physical world the way I am being guided, I definitely will jump in and mention it. It’s like having my higher power/intuition be the captain of my ship, but I am the first mate- and if by chance the captain misses a possible danger or obstacle- it is my responsibility to point it out and then work from there.
Since I have been living by intuition/divine guidance, I can’t even begin to count the times in my life I have been amazed by how things came together to orchestrate an answer, healing, or solution to an issue- almost always in a way that far exceeded anything I thought I wanted it to look like.
I got off track a bit, and want to circle back around- so back to helping you with the “how” of learning to work with your intuition/higher power…
It is a bit like tuning a radio dial- the frequency is sometimes tough to get clearly, as there is lots of debris in the ethers at any given time, and plenty of other debris in our earthly minds and vessels that we have picked up over the years that may hamper our clarity when trying to “check in.” There is also the matter of whether the guidance we are receiving (or think we are receiving) is from ego or something higher, benevolent or malevolent.
As you work with yourself and your guidance, you will find that your methods to fine tuning your connection will change over time, sometimes go out completely, and sometimes be muddled by other things. Like anything, the more you practice, the better you will become.
Here’s a few quick-start tips:
Begin with meditation. If you haven’t meditated before, I suggest starting with guided meditations (you can find many on youtube and otherwise) as they give your mind something to do. When you are finished, try journaling. Try having a conversation on paper or the computer with your higher power/intuition. Ask your mind to take a backseat as you keep your consciousness open in order to receive. Ask questions and then let your pen or fingers on the keys be free to write or type what is coming through, without you trying to control it, even if the answers seem counterintuitive to what your mind may think.
Keep it in the highest vibe. In the beginning, it is best to ask whatever force you are talking to if it is benevolent, as there are trickster spirits that do love when people begin to open up to their connections again. If you ask three times and get a yes, you are most likely talking to a benevolent being/your higher self. Trickster spirits and lower energy beings can’t answer this question three times confidently.
Experiment. Start with little decisions. Use the meditation/journaling/asking process for small decisions and questions at first, and see how it works for you. *Note* If you are in need of major decisions that cannot be answered in the way you are used to living, feel free to center yourself as much as possible and ask for help with those as well. Better late than never.
It’s a process. Though you may not have been taught how to honor and use your intuition/higher power to help guide you on a personal basis in your life previously, know that you can begin now. The divine masculine and divine feminine (in this case intuition/spirit as a feminine energy and action steps/decisions as a masculine energy) have always needed to work together to achieve the highest harmony and balance for all- it’s time to reclaim your divine birthright and inner GPS for life.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or peruse my books, blog, website, facebook page, or youtube channel for further information and guidance. I hope this blog has given you hope for beginning to find answers to life’s hardest questions, and new direction in a world that has proven that honoring only one side of the picture may not bring you the answers you truly seek.