The more present and connected with ourselves we are, the more likely we are to notice and follow our intuitive feelings, and the more effective we are likely to be in whatever we do.
This gem of a meditation can quickly bring you to awareness of anything that you may need to pay attention to that would help you feel more connected to your authentic self. If you do this exercise often, you will begin to build a relationship with your intuitive self and it will come through to you more frequently and clearly. This exercise is very insightful, something you can do anywhere in a matter of minutes, and it can make any day more meaningful:
Close your eyes and take a deep breath, exhaling slowly. Notice whatís on your mind, what youíve been thinking about. Notice how your body is feeling right now. How are you feeling emotionally? Do you feel like you are more or less ďin the flow,Ē following your own energy, or do you feel stressed, conflicted, out of sorts?
Take another deep breath, exhale slowly and let your awareness move into a deep place inside. Is there anything you need to pay attention to that would help you feel more connected to yourself? Any gut feeling you need to be aware of? Whether or not you get any specific information or awareness, enjoy a moment of rest before you carry on.
It doesnít matter too much what happens for you when you do this exercise. Just the fact that you are taking a moment to be with yourself and tune in on a deeper level will be very healing, and chances are that it will help you get more into the present moment.
Remember that our intuitive wisdom is always there inside of us and available. We may not always be able to access it, usually because we are too caught up in our activities, our minds, or our emotions. Thatís okay; itís just part of the cycles that we go through.
Adapted from Developing Intuition, by Shakti Gawain (New World Library, 2000). Copyright (c) 2000 by Shakti Gawain. Reprinted by permission of New World Library.
Adapted from Developing Intuition, by Shakti Gawain (New World Library, 2000).