Making a commitment to intuition is like building a nest inside yourself, where you can still your thoughts and feel at home inside yourself. Walking on the beach one day, that image came to me and it made me smile. Stick by stick, I build my nest high up in the redwood tree of my soul. Like an eagle, I fly to that nest and sit quietly on a daily basis. There, my perspective is broader; my thoughts are quieter and I’m more receptive to inner guidance.
We all need a place to go inside ourselves where our thoughts settle, where we can nourish that connection with the still, quiet voice of wisdom. Are you ready to tune into the call of your deeper heart and embrace the wisdom the soul holds for you? Then it’s time to build that home inside yourself.
How could you begin to make that commitment to yourself? Would it be in the form of a prayer? Help me listen to the voice of wisdom. Or an affirmation—Every day I listen to the wisdom within and become more and more receptive to it. It is with me every step of the way.
If you choose an affirmation, make sure you can feel the truth in it. If not, change the wording and see if that helps. Imagine or remember what it is like to be connected to this part of you and feel it while you say the affirmation.
Would a visualization help you--like with my nest high in the redwood? Would the prayer or affirmation or visualization be constant? Would you do it in the morning and the evening? Would you look back on the day and see how your intuition tried to communicate with you, if you listened and, if not, what stopped you from listening? Would you keep track in a journal what you are discovering about this exciting part of you and how it tends to communicate to you? Do you have intuitive dreams that reveal solutions to problems or information about situations and people? Do you get a feeling in your heart, gut, or an opening in the mind? Are the thoughts quiet or loud? Would you pay attention to your breath to keep you calm and receptive? Would you meditate more to build that awareness and relationship with the divine within you?
Every day in subtle ways the still, small voice invites us to step away from ego consciousness and enter the Light of Divine understanding. Once you make the commitment and start paying attention, it is actually very simple. If you relax the body and find a way to quiet the mind, the still, small voice will come. Trust that this soul connection is just waiting for you to listen and be ready for its whisperings.
A woman’s husband of 25 years lay dying and she makes a plea. She prays that he stays with her, even if he were in a wheelchair or if he needed 24-hour care. Just let him live, she prayed.
Then she heard a quiet voice in her head say “No.” She was so shocked she had to repeat it in her own voice “No?” And it said it again, “No.” A feeling of great calm came over her. She knew it was his time and that somehow, she and her three school age children would be alright.
A few days after he had died, she was lying in bed unable to sleep and she found herself praying, What am I going to do now? I’ve been a stay at home mom; I’ve home schooled the kids but what can I do to support us all? She didn’t hear a voice this time but instead, a strong thought entered her mind: I will make a new life for you.
She now has another wonderful husband and a life so different and yet very fulfilling. She heard the inner voice and she trusted it.
Her inner voice or her intuition guided her when she needed direction, just as your inner voice can guide you. We all need wisdom and the best possible guidance is within you, just as it was with this woman at the bedside of her dying husband.
It is with you every second of the day, during good times and bad. It’s that guardian angel you’ve always wanted, guiding you where to go, what to do, even what to say. It is a part of you that transcends desire and attachment, that sees the whole picture and what is good for all concerned. It is ultimate wisdom, peace, joy and love. It is our connection to the soul.
As a society, we have lost our soul connection in almost every aspect of life. Thousands of years ago, people were more in tune with the rhythms of Nature and knew how much they depended on Spirit for sustenance. As we have become more knowledgeable and inventions have made our lives more secure in some ways, we have stopped feeling so dependent on Nature and Spirit and lost that priceless relationship with it.
It is past time to rejoin that precious part of you. Nothing happens without the help of Spirit. Your spark of your Truth Known by Many Names--God, Jesus, Allah, Buddha Nature, Divine Mother, etc, lives inside you, ready to guide you as long as you believe it is there and you learn to trust it.