What is Intuition?

Chakra Centers, Spirituality, Starseed Corner

 

424683_304747482906846_1884992790_nIntuition is a term given to a very natural, though commonly ignored and suppressed method of accessing sensory information. Intuition is no less natural than the five senses commonly accepted by modern-day humans, although sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing are more openly spoken of and utilized to gather information about the world around us. For the past several hundred years, intuition has been sitting decidedly below the radar of the majority of humanity’s conscious awareness.

Intuition is not a sense that is unique to humankind. In actuality, most of Earth’s other beings can access intuitive information much more easily than most humans alive today can. If you have ever owned pets, especially pets of varying species, such as cats and dogs, then you have probably seen them interact with one another intuitively, or telepathically. If you think about your own interactions with a pet or a newborn baby, it is likely that you will be able to remember communicating in a way that had nothing to do with sound, sight, or touch – this was your intuition. The plant kingdom also uses intuition to communicate. Some inter-plant communication can be explained by events such as the chemicals that plants release during various stages of their life cycles, but much of the ways in which singular organisms making up eco systems communicate information with one another (as well as in groups) defies what we commonly see as “logical” knowledge.

Because humans have a more developed neocortex than most other beings alive on our planet, and because we utilize verbal language to communicate much of the time, intuition is likely to feel different for us than it does in the natural world…at least to our perception. However, intuition can be seen as very similar, if not identical, to what we call “instinct” in animals and plants. Butterflies spend multiple generations’ lifetimes in one yearly migration, and birds naturally know when to fly to more comfortable climates at various points throughout the year. Other animals know instinctively when to hunt, mate, and hibernate. Why wouldn’t we, as humans, be able to access this inherent knowledge? We are of this planet too. And yet, we are also fundamentally different from much of the animal kingdom on our world. The way that we can bridge these similarities, as well as these differences, is in identifying and understanding our intuitive capabilities.

Besides communicating with pets or babies, you have probably felt intuition bring you information in other ways over the course of your life. You have likely felt an excited feeling before receiving good news, or a foreboding feeling before receiving bad news. You might have thought of a friend that you haven’t communicated with in quite some time, only to have that friend contact you suddenly within the next few days. You may also have experienced dreams that predicted future events, or in which you are interacting with spirit guides, angels, deceased relatives, or living loved ones that are giving you information that you have no “logical” way of knowing that is later proven correct. All of these experiences are made possible through perfectly natural intuition.

Like many aspects of human experience, intuition is readily accepted by children. Most children are highly intuitive, although they may not speak 295679_431670446927349_803521032_nof their intuitive awareness because they do not hear others speak of it. It is also likely that conversations about intuition may not happen with or between children because it feels so natural to them that they have no need to discuss it.  When is the last time you heard a child speak about the nature of sight or the sense of touch? It probably hasn’t happened often, if at all. This is because children take their intuitive awareness for granted as another natural sense – that is, until they learn that this is something that is not accepted as a topic of conversation.
I have a foggy memory of being a little girl about four years old, and realizing quite consciously that I had to choose between interacting with the non-physical beings that I could easily perceive and being socially ostracized. I realized through comments made by my playmates that greeting and otherwise speaking with multidimensional friends made me seem weird or crazy, and so I chose to stop seeing my guides. I could not see them and ignore them, so I forced my mind to deny their very existence – and this is a sense that I’ve worked for years to get back.

The choice to not see multidimensional beings is not only one that comes from difficult social choices, however. A very gifted intuitive healer and friend of mine named Kimberly Cochrane had a beautiful baby girl not long ago. When Seraphina was a few months old, Kimberly noticed that she was often laughing, smiling, and happily playing with beings that Kimberly couldn’t see. Kimberly also noticed that often when an adult would lean over Seraphina, speaking to her, she would not look into the eyes of the person there, but she would look and seemingly communicate with someone invisible just above and/or behind whomever was speaking to her. Kim assumed that these were angels, or spirit guides, speaking to and playing with Seraphina in the same way that embodied humans do.

When Seraphina was about six months old, Kimberly noticed that the baby no longer interacted with beings that Kimberly could not see. We had a conversation about this shift, and we realized that although the adults around Seraphina in no way doubted the validity of her experience, she had still noticed and learned that these beings were ignored by everyone around her. So Seraphina began to ignore the beings as well, most of the time.

Seeing otherworldly beings can be likened to looking through a window at the world outside. When you focus on objects through the glass, the window pane seems perfectly transparent. However, once you notice the reflection of your own face or other objects on your side of the window shining back against the glass, the focus of your eyes shifts and you can easily see the reflection. Multidimensional beings, such as angels, guides, and ghosts (which are ordinarily either friendly or completely benign, minding their own business) are similar to the reflection on your side of that window – you must adjust your focus to see them, but once you do, they are relatively easy to perceive.

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Although angels and ghosts take up much of the topic of otherworldly awareness in stories and media, intuition is more than just communicating with multidimensional beings. Intuition can be utilized in gleaning valuable information about the world around us, much like hearing a traffic report, checking the weather forecast for the day, or receiving an itinerary for a trip. Intuition gives us another perspective on the events of our lives, gifting us with a greater sense of efficacy, fluidity, and conscious involvement with our experiences. Ancient cultures often not only believed in intuition, but utilized it fully, having men and women in the community who specialized in gleaning and interpreting intuitive information. These people where often called shaman or medicine men or women.

Developing intuition is not a difficult process, although it takes a good deal of mental and emotional focus in the beginning. Because intuition is a natural human sense, it does not need to be activated or gained. Instead, the blockages to perception that most of us have adopted over the course of our lives need to be cleared in order for us to fully identify and understand our own personal intuitive language. The first big hurdle to using intuition is in believing that intuition is “real” at all. This paradigm shift can be sped up by doing research on intuitive information that has been accepted by the modern world, such as the power of prayer and miracles recorded by religious institutions that the researcher respects. The second hurdle is in noticing one’s own intuition. Like the window’s reflection, intuition is often ignored or assumed to be imagination or a wandering mind. Keeping a journal of intuitive thoughts, feelings, and dreams especially help toward this effort. The journal should be reviewed every so often (perhaps each week or so) to see what intuitive awareness can be confirmed. After a substantial record has developed of your own intuitive “hits,” it becomes much easier to identify and accept the intuitive information that you are perceiving quite often, just below your conscious awareness.

Accessing and utilizing intuition is often a rewarding and fun exercise. Because intuition is a natural human sense, it can assist us in every area – relationships, businesses, hobbies, talents, and more. We are living in a time where people are noticing their intuition more than they have in hundreds, possibly thousands of years. At one time, people would have been persecuted harshly if they utilized their intuitive potential very much. These days, the application of intuitive abilities can range from career choices to party tricks, but like any sense, why would we choose not to use it?

531958_10103180291836481_882757345_nCharis Melina Brown serves as an ambassador to realms of  existence that our modern Western culture has denied the existence of in recent centuries.

She carries an MA in Transpersonal Psychology, and is the author of two books, Journal of a Starseed: Discovering the Real Worldand Instruction of a Starseed. She is a regular contributor for our Starseed corner at Chakra Center.

Charis has a beautiful website and YouTube channel, sharing all things blissful and metaphysical.  Check her out at the following links:

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/charisbrownmalloy

Website: http://www.charismelina.com/

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Discover Your Extrasensory World!

Online Classes/Retreats

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” 

-Albert Einstein

Have you ever had a dream that came true? Do you ever just “know” what somebody is going to say before they say it? Have you ever been thinking of a friend right before they call you? These are all examples of how your extrasensory abilities function on a daily basis. We experience these types of perceptions all of the time, but usually write them off as coincidence.

After the so-called “Age of Enlightenment” the Church and Science split off in two different directions. In attempt to keep-up the reign of “rationalism” promoted  by Science (and therefore, the focus exclusively on only the material world), the Church decided to abandon all “superstition.” Though there were undoubtedly good reasons for this overhaul, serious shifts in Consciousness occurred as a result. Not only did the Church throw-out all things deemed “superstitious,” — they abandoned Conscious all together.

No longer were people taught to use their instincts, their intuition, or their inner knowing. The only acceptable form of knowledge was that which the Church supplied. Only their translation of truth was considered reality. If you didn’t like what the Church had to say, turn to Science for answers. The concept of any truth existing “within” was lost.

Fortunately, we are now in the “information age” (or the “New Age” as many call it). One of the beautiful repercussions about having access to alternative forms of knowledge is three-fold:

*We realized there is MUCH MORE out there than we’ve ever been told

*We begin seeking

*We discover (often through being overwhelmed by the amount of information available) that the only genuine option we have is to go within. We start trusting our own inner-knowing again.

Writing to Connect to Your Multidimensional Self 
is just that. It is an opportunity to turn-off all the external noise and chatter of the world’s opinions, path, religion, and “way” and discover your own internal guidance system. It’s an opportunity to explore the rich and unending Universe within you. It’s a time to give your extrasensory perceptions a chance to function the way they were designed to. We have them for a reason!

This online class begins Monday, Feb. 4th!

Here’s a lil’ taste of the magic:

Week One: What are Extrasensory Abilities?

In week one we explore the plethora of extrasensory ways to perceive, see, and navigate the world around and within us. We explore the function and purpose of each of these abilities, and discuss how they can be helpful in expanding our spiritual journey.

We also explore the downside of relying too heavily on extrasensory perceptions, the manipulation of psychic abilities, and clarify their purpose and their danger (having psychic abilities does not equate spirituality or even “power.”)

One of the most important topics we cover in week one is intuition. Using intuition as the foundation for all other extrasensory perceptions, we will explore:

  • Why our intuition and emotions are the MOST IMPORTANT and powerful extrasensory gift we have
  • How not trusting intuition can make us vulnerable to psychic/emotional/and mental manipulation
  • What our emotions/intuition are, and how they they function as our compass

We also address the misconception of trusting our feelings vs. understanding the message of our emotions.Though we can easily be led astray by not understanding what our emotions are trying to tell us, they are ALWAYS there to guide us, not to mislead us.Emotions are our most precious gift in this physical realm.

Week Two: Discovering Your Extrasensory Strengths

We all have unique ways we see and take-in information. Some people are more “visual” than others; some take-in and process information audibly, some need facts, logic, numbers, and most of use a little bit of everything. These are all foundational  forms of understanding our extrasensory abilities and each point to our individual strengths.

In week two we will use writing and other techniques/tools to:

  • Discover our individual extrasensory strengths 
  • Practice dream incubation
  • Increase our sensitivities to subtle energies and our own internal guidance system
  • Practice using our extrasensory perceptions to expand our Consciousness and Awareness.
  • Connect to our Higher Self and Guides
  • Explore OBEs and Astral Projection

Week Three: Grounding Energies and Releasing the Kingdom Within

The last week of class will be devoted to grounding the energies of our expanded awareness and using meditation/writing techniques to:

  • Connect our heart/mind/soul to the Kingdom of God within us, our Higher Selves, and Highest Intentions for this life
  • Allow the Kingdom within us to come forth — to bring our inner world to our external realities
  • Explore how our gifts can be used to help others

There’s still time to sign-up! Click here to register! It’s going to be epic!

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Synchronicity: The Coincidence Buster!

Quantum Empowerment

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Have you ever had a moment where everything seemed to fall into place magically? Have you ever thought about vetruvian-mans-energysomeone and then a day or two later they call you?  Or have you ever wanted something and then somehow it happened to fall into your lap?  If you have experienced anything like this, which maybe seemingly called coincidence, you have actually been experiencing synchronicity!

Synchronicity is a word that’s pretty common these days, but few people know what it is or how to use it.

In the New Age or lightworker community, synchronicities are used as markers of growth, divination, or instructions from the universe and/or our higher selves.

In other areas of the world, synchronicities are categorized as commonplace coincidences, which happen after a series of random events, just with interesting results…kind of like dominoes.

So What Is Synchronicity? 

Smoke trail in different colors Synchronicity is a byproduct of quantum systems; it is the physical manifestation or symbol for the efficiency of quantum alignment in your reality.

As we learned in Quantum Empowerment 101, quantum entanglement and nonlocality are two of the major founding principles of our reality.  These concepts create a beautiful, seamless pattern to human experience, allowing divine patterns to fill our daily lives, rendering every moment meaningful and purposeful.

Synchronicity was first conceptualized in recent history by psychologist Carl Jung; Jung used synchronicity to explain mental correlations between two different people, referring to two people thinking the same thing at the same time.  Mother’s intuition and twin bonds are common examples of synchronistic, nonlocal, quantumly entangled bonds.  However, synchronicity goes beyond mental correlations and can incorporate physical and energetic ramifications.

When you are experiencing sychronicities with another person, you may feel the same emotion, have the same pain in your body, have the same idea, or a host of other parallels exhibiting a connection with other human beings.  You can also experience synchronicities in other ways.

You may notice you happen to be in the right place at just the right time.  You can turn on a radio and hear the song you were just thinking about in your head.  You can receive numerical messages, such as 11:11, 555, 222, etc.  The possibilities are endless.

How Can I Use Synchronicity?

Synchronicities are meant to be an indicator of your alignment and a primer for your intuition.  Synchronicities ask oyou to pull your attention toward a situation or event, and ask you to delve into your inner knowing to glean a fuller understanding of the energies being presented.  Synchronicities bring you into the present moment and ask you to connect with your guidance.

When you ask a question to the universe, pay attention to what happens around you.  Many times, you’ll catch part of a conversation or a song that contains an answer or clue.

The synchronicities will allow you to be aware of your alignment.  If you are recognizing the synchronicities in your life and properly interpreting them, you are balanced and connected with your higher consciousness.  If you are misinterpreting synchronicities, or failing to notice them in your experience, it is likely your energy needs rebalanced, centered, grounded, and aligned.

Synchronicity is a powerful tool in your quantum empowerment journey, offering great insight into a higher realm perspective of your journey and your energetic contributions to your reality.  When you learn how to recognize, decipher, and meditate on these special communications to strengthen your intuitive connection with the synchronicities, you will notice life becoming increasingly magical and surprising.

Written by: Positive PollyAnna

PollyAnna presents ways for people to come into their own power, how to powerfully manifest their reality, and how 60311_557636824833_1348393_nto balance their left and right brain so they can self-actualize, realizing their highest potential. Quantum Empowerment shares what it means to lead a quantumly empowered lifestyle. How are you affected by the energies, people, animals, and objects around you? How can you break victim mentality? How can you activate your DNA on a biological and energetic level? What are the ways you can expand your consciousness? This column covers a wide spectrum of information, all dedicated to helping people grow into their interdimensional, interconnected self and reality.

To find out more about Positive Pollyanna, her work and her services, check-out the following links:
www.positive-pollyanna.com
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