Finding Your Intuitive Self

Find a comfortable and quiet spot. Close your eyes.  Place your hands over your heart.  Take a slow, deep breath.  Pause at the top of your inhale for a brief moment – become aware not that you are holding your breath, but of peace, of calm filling your lungs and chest. Blow the breath out oh so slowly and when you get to the bottom of your breath, once again pause, just for a moment, and then let your breath begin again….. a slow, deep breath….. this time inhaling a fog of pleasing color, a positive and joyful hue… a color that brings you courage, love, contentment, peace ….. keep breathing….. inhaling the color, letting it fill your lungs and chest, exhaling only to inhale more, allowing the color you choose to get stronger, more defined with each cycle of conscious breath.   

I have found that the ritual and practice of connecting with one’s self is the most important piece in tapping into intuition. When we consciously breathe, we are committing to ourselves. We are taking deliberate breaths and steps to oxygenate every part of our mind and body.  We are saying, “I’m alive!” “I am vibrant with energy.” With every conscious breath we are able to attune to the sensing, sight, and vision of all that is in and around us. It provides us with the exact amount of energy and conscious awareness for us to connect with our “within” – our mind, body, heart, and soul. This same energy connects us with the angels and spirits that are within our call.  And it is the path to recognizing our intuitive selves. 

Personally, I find the combination of conscious breath and conscious movement to be the magical recipe to feel open, receptive, and connected.  I do simple movements synchronized to my breath. Try this:  In a comfortable stance, first take a breath, and then on the exhalation, allow your body to gently shake off all the unwanted feelings and energy.  Do that two more times.  Now, with your hands in prayer/namaste position at your heart, inhale and let your gaze follow your hands as they reach to the sky; exhale and open your arms out to the side stretching your fingertips as far as you can; inhale and circle your arms down, one arm crossing over the other at the wrists as they circle up and open, gaze and arms now reaching back up to the sky; exhale, bringing palms together in prayer/namaste position back down to the heart.  Do that a few times each morning – before you start your “to do” list, before you get crunched and stressed.  Do it bare footed, it will help ground you.

A simple daily routine of morning breath and movement, of invocation and prayer, of intention and affirmation is a wonderful way to practice connecting to your intuitive self. And there is a bonus!  A regular practice proves to not only sharpen your ability to know and trust your instincts and insights, but also lowers stress and anxiety, and helps you develop resilience and a positive outlook.

Conscious breath and movement – the way to start each day, the way to your intuitive self, the way to your soul. 

By |2019-11-15T09:45:34-05:00November 14th, 2019|Dive Deeply|0 Comments

Guiding Signs and Synchronicity

Our intuition leads us in every facet of our lives if we let it. It guides us to see our world with clarity and perspective. It informs us of the steps to take or not to take on a given path at a given time and moment. If we allow ourselves to be open to its gifts, we flow in its harmony. We begin to see the synchronicities – the signs and the messages that the universe has for us.

And there are signs everywhere. I see them in the sky when the clouds form streaks and shapes that morph into some extraordinary form. I see them on the beach with heart and wishing stones, or other precious beach gems that call out my name or deliberately catch my eye.   I see them in the coincidences in the world around me.

If we are open and look with clarity, we will see the intended messages from the universe. We marvel at how the same quote comes across our news feed time and time again, the same image continually finds its way to us, the same situation or person keeps coming our way… we are surprised by the frequency and sometimes intensity of these seemingly chance occurrences.

Yet we want to see all these signs. We want to know and feel that there is something greater at work, that something has our best interest at heart, and instructs us as our own divine sense of guidance and intuition makes itself clear.

It is no wonder that as I was feeling burnt out and wondering what exactly is my true purpose, that on the cliff staring me in the face on my beach walk was a mermaid. There she was… lying in the clay of the cliff as if she were in the water. Her hair flowing down her back, her fish tail clearly outlined in the sand… She was surely meant to be there as some sign for me, wasn’t she?  And all of the sudden I had renewed energy for my creative work and my intuitive nature.

Synchronicity is nothing more than your openness to the messages of the universe and finally seeing how it all really does happen for you.

In an instant, it all becomes crystal clear. A dream that you had, that you can’t quite figure out what it means and what its message is to you, all at once resonates. A phone call or note at a specific time sheds light on something that has been troubling you. A walk in nature reveals something beautiful and meaningful, reinforcing your sense of self and purpose.

The signs, messages, synchronicities, coincidences, surprises, miracles, and wonders of life are everywhere. Receive them with an open mind, body, and heart.

Mermaid in the sand