Throughout our lives we are made aware of five of our senses since our physical body is greatly affected by their use, any illness that affects them or sometimes from their absence. However, when we mention our sixth sense, many people either don't want to talk about it, state they don't believe it or attempt to explain it away. There is nothing “mysterious” about the sixth sense or our intuition. We all have psychic abilities and an inner knowing or intuition but over the years we have been taught to perhaps disregard it or to think of its use as evil. These thoughts are derived from other people's lack of understanding and allowing the fear of the unknown to cloud their judgments.
Why awaken the intuition?
You may already realize that once you begin a spiritual journey there is no turning back. There will always be questions and an inner unquenchable thirst to discover the answers. Do not be discouraged to find out that once you have an answer to a question, another question will begin to form in your mind and then on you need to go in search of more wisdom and understanding. It never ends! Many people never ask the first question but rather choose to follow the path of someone else:
Through the mindset that “we have always done things this way, why do it differently?” . The problem with this is we would be choosing to live in the past and never advancing.
Live in fear of the unknown so choose to believe what others tell them. Many organized religions and cultures have been built on instilling the fear of punishment by not following their rules.
Many have been brought up to believe to question is a sin or evil so are not allowing their own soul to grow and explore this world. Again it is fear based.
Rather than stepping outside of the comfort zone, some will choose to go along with the group even though inside they know it is not the truth for them. Here lies the fear of not being accepted and often our own happiness is sacrificed in order to remain in the group.
Sometimes we live in fear of what the answer is....after all, if we have grown up believing one thing then now feel it is not true for us any more, what will we do? We give in to the fear of the unknown and nothing changes.
Rather than ask the questions, some will show an indifference, scoff at those who search for answers as being foolish, and focus on the tangible and material world; believing only in things that they can see and have been scientifically proven.
The world is at a changing point and our past notions and ideas will soon no longer serve us. This is not new to humankind as we have gone through many changes throughout our history but this time there are over 7 billion of us on this planet. Even science and modern medicine is noting there is much more to what affects our planet than the things we can see. They are now doing various studies on the mind, consciousness and the energy that is put out from our intention. It is very interesting but humourous at the same time, to see the studies on meditation and its affects on the body of the one doing the meditation, the people around them and the environment as though this was a wonderful breakthrough for mankind! For thousands of years, people have intuitively known the power of prayer and meditation and they have understood that there is a connection between what we think and how we feel and what is manifested in our lives. Pages of research are not necessary before we gave it a try. The real proof if you like, is in the experience and observance in how it affects our own lives and those around us. It is not to be feared but embraced. Indeed, we are in the age of consciousness and it will be humankind as a whole and our thoughts that will determine how the next age unfolds upon this planet.
Positive Change Through Meditation
As in all things, we hold within ourselves choices. One positive thought will make a positive change and that will lead to more positive changes. Meditation is the key to linking all these positive changes and tapping into our own resources and knowledge of our part of this plan. Even if someone starts out meditating to release stress, other things will eventually begin to unfold:
Developing a daily meditation practice is key in awakening our intuition.
We soon realize that if we meditate daily our physical and mental bodies are shifted because we are more in touch we how we really feel and the triggers to these feelings.
It is in the silence that we connect to our Higher Selves
We begin to unlock the fears that may have been stopping us from moving forward spiritually.
Once the fear is lifted we will have questions come forward and we will seek to find the answers.
Trust that the Universe and a Higher Power will begin to guide our search.
Confidence that we are here for a reason, a purpose and then we yearn to discover what that is.
We begin to see and understand the synchronicity in the simplest things in our lives
Embrace and Believe
Through meditation and awakening our intuition, we will no longer try to keep the Shadow side hidden but rather call it up so we can use the fears we hold within to strengthen us. This often will come once we truly love who we are by understanding we are perfect the way we are and have chosen to live this life to learn certain lessons.
By believing we have a right to “know” we will reclaim our connection to Spirit, the Universe and our true self and in this way we can embrace our life experience here on earth to the fullest.
As founder and Spiritual Growth Facilitator of Mindful Journey Rev.Janice Chrysler lovingly uses her intuitive gifts in private Spiritual Coaching, Readings, Reiki sessions. By facilitating workshops and seminars she helps others to awaken spirituality in all aspects of their lives with light, love and healing.
Visit www.mindfuljourney.ca and watch for the release of her new book, “Make it Happen! Motivation. Meditation. Manifestation”, online store and events.