Is It Ego or Intuition?

Is It Ego or Intuition?

We have all heard about that little voice that lives inside of our head that seems to be a separate entity, speaking up when unasked.

Though how is someone to differentiate between self-doubt mounting, just being a naysayer that particular day, old paradigms, actual truth, what Mama used to say, or if we are being unnecessarily alarmed? How are we to know if we are receiving important guidance sent from a higher realm?

According to Success Consciousness, we have between 60,000 to 80,000 thoughts a day. Other experts estimate a smaller number, of 50,000 thoughts per day [in the 1990’s the number was said to be much less]. Whether we have 50,000 or 80,000 thoughts, that is a lot of information cycling through our minds all day, every day – and then there is that little voice to contend with.

In general, human beings are inclined to be suspicious of things that are intangible or unseen. Our vision is limited to seeing about one percent of the visible light spectrum that exists. This is because we have natural lenses that filter out more than realized.

There is an exception – people with a condition, known as Aphakia, possess ultraviolet vision.

The point of sharing this is that we do not see or know of the better part of 99 percent of our world. This has bearing on our consciousness, considering the majority of our existence is literally unseen. Yet many people still hold to the maxim, “I have to see it to believe it.”

So, how are we to know what is driving that little voice? Let’s consider that our ego causes us to vacillate, pay attention to the need for security or have fluctuations in our own self beliefs; that voice is very loud. We could look at psychological tendencies and reasons, though for this writing the focus is solely about mind/spirit connection.

Our egos are often very much tied in to who our influencers were in our youth, information that was digested, doubt, opinion of self, and so on.

Conversely, intuition is all about steadiness, creativity, kindness, being positive, abstract ideas and being confident. Intuitive messages, be they a little voice resulting from our higher consciousness or from angels whispering in our ears, may be conveyed with lack of reason [usually this is the case], though the knowing along with any emotional state that arises are quite soft, yet persistent.

That little voice from our intuition is simply prompted from the all-knowing universe wanting to communicate with us when something is important enough to be heard. At other times it is purely to nudge us towards looking inward more frequently to reveal a better connection between ourselves and the universe. By the way, if there is judgment attached to that little voice, then it is surely the ego speaking out.

Begin to recognize if that little voice is there supporting or if it is there undermining. If the feelings that come up alongside the little voice are curious, excited, different, abstract in nature, sweet, funny or surprising then it is most likely your intuition is speaking.

In life we have so many areas of expertise to master. We always have the power to choose what we will give our consideration to. When it comes to gaining better access to our intuition, it is beyond worthy of our attention. I can say that by listening to my little voice my life has been saved a couple of times; others have told me that their life had been saved because of what came forth in a session together.

According to Albert Einstein, “The only real valuable thing is intuition”. Perhaps we should follow his lead.

More Than We See

More Than We See

“I am not worried. I love you,” he said cheerfully. “Claire, I love you.” That second very direct declaration of love left her with foreboding and an absolute knowing without a doubt that something was not right.

She couldn’t identify the specifics but wanted to call him back and say, “Dad, maybe you should put off your surgery.” But she felt that if it was said he would definitely cancel the procedure.

She pondered what if the next day he went about his ordinary activities and had an embolism? Would it be better or worse than this knowing that something awful was about to happen and have no control over it?

There was no correct answer.

The next morning he went forward as planned and had his scheduled procedure; things went awry from there. One surgery became three surgeries in less than 24 hours, prognosis bleak . . . a day and a half later, he was gone.

The characters and the precise medical situation have been slightly altered for anonymity, though this sad fable is true.

Intuition and psychic ability may put you in a position of how do you know but not tell anyone what you know. So much of our perceptions, precognition or clairsentience benefits us by giving us an opportunity to change an outcome of a situation or at times prevent something from developing. Though, there are many moments when “the knowing” is not for anyone else other than the person divining the information. It is in those moments that the universe at large is preparing you for an inevitable result that will prevail.

What of when blurting out something awful to a good friend, a coworker or neighbor about an occasion or event they are happy about such as a marriage or a pregnancy?

Quite a few years back I blurted out something awful [way before I knew it was possible to have control over such things]. As soon as it came out of my mouth, I was horrified. My friend was shocked and dismayed to hear such words of negativity from me. Decades later she, confessed that my outburst really helped her, because she was then prepared to deal with her miscarriage to come.

The whole consciousness of hearing, feeling, knowing, and perceiving being elevated is not an exact science. This does not mean that if you know something that you could not conceivably know that you must share it. It simply means that you are the master/mistress of your own destiny and you can make the tough decisions. You get to use your wisdom and conscience.

Examining all of the many gifts we are given, we begin to understand that once we recognize that we have a gift we are then charged with the unraveling task of understanding it and using it [wisely]. The obviously needed companion manual to the gift does not seem to be available. It is left to the individual to make the tough decisions, as well be able to handle the fall out when things do not go smoothly.

Those whom have a strong sense of these elevated gifts are living their life’s path even if it appears arduous at times and even if it is overwhelming at times.

No matter if you are a Sensitive or a Clairvoyant or have another psy-gift, you will occasionally need to let go of expectations. You will find that quite often you need to have faith that all is and will be well contrary to what life is showing you in the moment.

As they say, “Practice makes perfect.” Be gentle with you.

Self-Help Guru Understood Intuition

Self-Help Guru Understood Intuition

Those of an early era may be more acquainted with Napoleon Hill more over than those born later. Nevertheless, there has been such worldwide acclaim for Mr. Hill’s book, “Think and Grow Rich,” that even if you weren’t familiar with the author you have likely heard of the book or know someone who has read it.

For clarity sake, Oliver Napoleon Hill was born in the late 1800s; an American self-help author, man of industry and a prolific educator.

He is known best for his previously mentioned book, published in 1937; among the 10 best selling self-help books of all time.

Hill was insistent that intensely passionate expectations are essential to improving one’s life. He also was very much a believer in being guided by his intuition especially through a Master Mind. The Master Mind that is referenced in so many of his writings may just be the hidden asset that we all should be using and perhaps have known about all along.

Mr. Hill believed that, “when several people regularly meet in a spirit of community and mutual support – there can be no divisiveness in the Master Mind – it will level-up the creativity, intuition, and mental faculties of each participant.”

He makes mention of this often in his writings. He believed there was a psychic phase of the Master Mind; this was akin to energy merging with that of others to intensify a group’s intuitions, ideas and insights.

In 2021, we see Master Mind groups and classes being offered everywhere; especially if one has interaction with the internet. One needs simply to use their computer or phone to find an offering of how life may be improved with a Master Mind philosophy and or program.

Mr. Hill wrote, “No two minds ever come together without, thereby, creating a third invisible, intangible force which may be likened to a third mind.” He also was known to say, “When your desires are strong enough, you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.”

There is much to be said on the subject of, what is thought about, is brought about. As humans we emit a kinetic energy that brings attention to that which is focused upon. Additionally, if attention is constantly pointed in a specific direction, one expects to see results. Mr. Hill obviously experienced this on a regular basis.

Like so many that came before him, Mr. Hill’s attention was not solely upon his accomplishing goals for his own sake and benefit. He understood that being in harmony with others connects us with divine providence.

He understood that we are not mere flesh and blood and that there are powers bestowed upon us at birth. It is always a matter of an individual being ready to acknowledge their natural born gifts and committing to the realization of what these gifts offer when employed.

If one can deeply connect with another for the benefit of all, it is as if a light suddenly shines upon each within the group instilling them with a more enlightened guidance system.

This advances their internal, operating intuitive system that they did not previously recognize though always possessed. If not in a Master Mind, they may have not ever had the fortuitous awareness.

We tend to notice this best when in a house of worship, during group meditation and other rituals such as Yoga. As a group there is wisdom along with a deep emotional bond that wells up during a ceremony filling us in a way we do not detect elsewhere or when alone.

One’s awareness, intuition and desires are not limited to sole determination; they are attainable within a Master Mind as the Guru knew.

Prayer for Intuition

Prayer for Intuition

It feels like the appropriate moment to share and possibly suggest something a little unexpected about your ability to unite with a higher realm of consciousness using prayer for intuition. Considering all the choices for vaccines and supplements to stay healthy, if you were confident that your intuition was true, and that the Divine was directing your moves, you might just be led towards a better path of wellness.

Spiritual Life Coach & Author Michelle Mullady believes as I do, that we can open ourselves to our psychic/intuitive knowing through prayer. She shares her story; love and transformation at her website, and in workshops. The following, ‘Prayer for Enhancing Your Intuition’ is found on her blog and is an excellent example for those uncertain as to how you would begin using prayer in this fashion.

“Beloved Angels and Divine Creator,

I open my heart to you and ask that you support me to fully and freely experience your presence in my life. Please lighten my path and direct my steps. Please guide me to clearly hear, feel, and understand my intuition. I am aware that you communicate to me through this channel, and I wholeheartedly desire to strengthen this connection to the wisdom of my true Self. Thank you for helping me to rise above any fear or lack of confidence that I may have that prevents me from recognizing my inner voice. Help me to feel safe and empowered as I learn to decipher the ways my intuition tries to speak to me so that I am able to honor red flags and avoid people and situations that do not serve my best interest. I know that this silent super power is a blessing that is always available to me. My finest work, most excellent moments, and profound bliss will occur when I’m grounded and centered, listening to and faithfully trusting myself, allowing my heart and soul to guide me. My highest good happens when I allow myself to fully, completely, and in love, be led by my intuition. I am ready to access this gift, angels, and to use it to create a happier and more balanced life. And so it is … Amen!”

As you can see this prayer is not pleading, but affirming; and may be considered inclusive for a myriad of beliefs systems. Though my feeling has always been that we should look at a prayer as being similar to singing a song- It should be made our own.

Throughout the years it has become quite apparent that as individuals no matter our upbringing we each have our own inner language which we adhere to. Using our own language can only enhance our prayer experience along with our expected outcome of a deeper connection to the Divine with heightened intuition.

Altered states of consciousness often take place while in prayer. Many people express feelings of peace and love, on occasion the word elation is used. Answers to unsolved problems seem to all of a sudden come forth and a deep knowing that we are not alone is often the most valuable. Understanding that any time we commune with the Divine we open ourselves up to receiving higher wisdom and healing should be a given. However it is not something that we speak about all that readily. We mere mortals are really not so meager. We are created in the likeness and image of the Divine. We are made up of the same stuff as all those we find to be greater than ourselves with special abilities, and yet we have equal gifts of creation, intuition and the propensity to reach higher if we desire it.

Ask for your intuitive doorway while in prayer and see where it leads.

Maybe you are psychic

Maybe you are psychic

Listening to that inner knowing is invaluable to me. Most recently this past weekend; while readying for my radio show, that little voice said, “Work Remote Today!” For a moment it seemed absurd. After all, everything was fine (in the moment). Though heeding that voice paid off. Working remotely enabled me to be in closer proximity to a family member who needed immediate attention after the show was complete.

With so much ambiguity happening now, you know … wear a mask, don’t, send your loved one out to the workplace, or negotiate distance working, to sanitize or not, & so forth. Perhaps now is the appropriate time to sharpen your own innate skills. Wouldn’t it be great if you confidently listened to that little voice & it created more peace in your life?

This being said, I thought it might be prudent to share some of my apprenticeship content for those of you who have an interest & would like to see if your skills will serve you.

To gently encourage the commencement of your wonderful expedition of self-awareness, discovery and psychic mastery, you shall begin with a lesson that may seem pointless. However working with this lesson alone can open your door to recognizing your perceptions.

The purpose of this exercise is to broaden your expectations of yourself, strengthen your perceptions & become aware of a shift within your consciousness.

You probably will surprise yourself with the outcome (most people do).

Time: Please allow at least “one hour” at one sitting to complete the practice – If possible repeat 7X within a week.

If you feel you need additional pencil & eraser, good light, an object such as a shoe or a bag, something that has definite shape & can be turned upside down. Yes you read that correctly – Upside down & a quiet place not to be disturbed.

Gather all supplies together. This is no different than cooking, in the sense that it will not do you any good to have things scattered all over. You will be developing the right hemisphere of your brain which is noted for creativity & connecting to the abstract. Discipline should be adopted for your psychic work. Keeping things in an orderly fashion will instill conditioning that your mind and body are prepared to react to.

Place your “object” upside down a short distance away from you in clear site. You are to draw this object … “Not by what it is” but by each line and curve. The objective is to draw shape, line & curve. This gives the analytical part of your brain a turnoff valve.

Before beginning, take a moment to notice your frame of mind, how do you feel? How does your environment feel? These two things are important. For as you continue to concentrate on your work, at some juncture you will feel a change. Just allow it.

Once you begin this process & you are forthright in your commitment to only see this object as having shapes, lines, curves and colors; your conscious censorship within your mind will simply allow you to proceed (left hemisphere turnoff). There will be a moment of aha! This is a feeling that you’ve shifted into something else (though initially it may be ever so subtle).

It may take you a few minutes to convince yourself that you “are not” drawing something familiar that you know the name of. Just know you can! Most people are really astounded as to the perfection they achieve by just focusing their attention on the abstract.

When finished, notice any changes you can express. Date for future reference. Then turn your drawing right side up. Make any notations you feel appropriate & write down any questions that arise.

Awareness is Spiritual Development

Awareness is Spiritual Development

When examined impartially, a spiritual life is reduced quite easily to a consistent state of awareness. This is the one constant you will notice as you learn about spiritual practices from around the globe. It is the same constant that is integral even when cultivating more intuitive sight or stress management techniques.

Adherents often inquire about their Master’s final teaching words as they ready to depart from this plane of existence. The word “awareness” is the main teaching. Great Masters understand that awareness is the most important principle of spirituality. This may be simplistic, yet so elusive at times.

If you keep this concept in mind, it will be easier to cut through all the ambiguous inconsistencies that are often taught. Awakening is at the heart of awareness, and if pursued, enlightenment is the result. That is why ancient Masters like Buddha along with today’s philosophers recognize the importance of mindfulness meditation.

We are enigmas to ourselves. We think and behave and have no idea why we act the way we do. We want to better ourselves yet we don’t understand the potentially endless resistance that keeps us mired in our dis-comfort zones.

Awareness at all times and in all places is the answer to spiritual growth. It is through the most basic practices of awareness that you can develop; though slowly almost invisibly at times. Movement happens however most do not notice it. Your movement becomes a part of the landscape like so much of what takes place within nature; seasons change, flowers bloom, we do not see the exact moment of transformation.

The enormous challenge that most face is trying to equalize our desires for personal and spiritual development with all of the daily practicality of life. We live in such a, oh so practical world, with its numerous expectations on us and our energy. However there are things that can be done to engage our growth: There really is no distinction between the spiritual and mundane existence. Any practical occurrence can be used as a possible chance for spiritual and personal expansion. Take it upon yourself to find opportunities to develop who you are with every situation, each day.

I often suggest to my students, several, small breath breaks throughout the day- close your eyes, breathe slowly and fully; simply get grounded. Prioritize using a specific place/time where you may have a quiet and a calm environment.

Allow yourself to have more faith in you and use your inner guidance. Consider that all of the teachers and spiritual traditions exist only to guide you to the wisest teacher, your higher self, found within. Cultivate awareness of your inner promptings and be willing to listen and follow their lead.

Maintain your perseverance, determination, and encouragement. It is very easy to become discouraged when doing personal work and believe you are not making any progress. There is no such thing as wasted effort when it comes to spiritual or personal development. Make no comparisons, have no requirements, simply allow. Permit your development to take its natural course, at its own pace. Each person’s needs are unique, as is the speed at which they grow. All that is required is perseverance and a commitment to higher levels of performance.

All that is ever necessary is you and your enthusiasm to learn and grow. The right teacher can be of great assistance and spiritual traditions can help you to stay focused and grounded. Nurture your own awareness, allow it to nurture you and it will.