By Robyn M Fritz
Abstract: To develop our innate intuitive and healing abilities we need to be as practical and present as we are in our daily lives. It helps by surrounding ourselves with things that remind us that we are making these abilities, or skillsets, part of our lives.
Most of us want to learn to use our innate intuitive and healing abilities, but we find it hard to incorporate them into our busy lives. The bad news is that we have to practice these abilities, or skillsets, before they become routine, just like any useful habit or ability. After all, we learn to drive a car by driving, not by gawking. The good news is that it’s easier than we think, especially if we make these abilities real and present in our daily lives.
Finding Concrete Ways to Be Intuitive
We make them practical and concrete by surrounding ourselves with physical reminders that we are part of a living, aware universe in which these abilities are natural, real, and useful. These reminders assure us that we can plug into these abilities and become our best selves while reminding us that we are all valuable and necessary to the world.
We can find these reminders by simply walking our neighborhoods, looking online, or examining books and objects that intrigue and inspire us. As we evaluate our response to them, we choose what most attracts us; these things help us keep healthy energy flowing around us.
For example, as you walk by the ocean you breathe in the clearing energy of sea salt. As you roam the neighborhood, you may see a flower and enjoy its fragrance, or a gnarly tree that intrigues you. As you shop, you may find rocks, crystals, statues, or other objects that attract and inspire you. Seeing the pattern? As you find things that deepen your connection to the world you connect more deeply to yourself, in particular to the intuitive and healing abilities that will enhance your life.
Choosing Physical Reminders to Connect to the World—and Yourself
You may find things like rocks or feathers or fallen tree branches in your wanderings, or you may buy things, but you don’t have to make huge purchases. Find simple things that please you and boost you up. Here are some suggestions.
Lavender is a traditional clearing flower that is also great for peace and calm. You can grow it or buy fresh lavender in season and put it in bowls around the house to dry and keep year round. You can get sachets or eye pillows and culinary lavender to put in food or to make tea. Lavender essential oil can also be used in aromatherapy (be careful with essential oil around cats) or purchased as incense.
Rose is a high vibration flower; its essential oil is highly prized and extremely expensive. Like lavender, you can find it in many products, including soaps, sprays, and incense, or you dry it in the summer and keep year round.
Living plants can help clear the air and remind you that nature isn’t far away—and is always waiting for you to play. Be careful of plants that are toxic to house pets, and find easy ones to care for if you’re a newbie.
Candles come in many forms. Experiment to see what works for you, from votives to elaborate tapers or decorated jars.
Himalayan salt lamps are carved from ancient sea salt in ancient mountains; they are great for clearing energy and cast welcoming, warm light in a room. You can find traditional amber lamps, but also purple, white, and grey, depending on where they are mined. They come in many forms, from carved chunks to bowls, geometric shapes, and even small USBs to insert in computers.
Crystals are lovely reminders of the beauty of the natural world and its power to support us. Shop in stores where the owners are sensitive to the well-being of their crystals, as the mining and storing processes can damage them energetically. Find ones that attract you by reading books with great photographs and descriptions of their properties.
Amethyst flower is a particular crystal that inspires respect for nature and helps you maintain your connection to it. These crystals are nature’s art, reminding us that there is more to the world than we suspect, and we can explore it.
Photographs, pictures, artwork, even (or especially) children’s artwork can be lovely reminders of the ties to family and the planet. Play with a camera or visit a museum: the possibilities are as big as your imagination!
Ready to start finding objects to support you as you develop your intuitive and healing skills? You’ll be astonished—and grateful—at how much help it is to surround yourself with these practical reminders that boost body, mind, and spirit.
Robyn M Fritz MA MBA CHt hosts the OM Times radio show, “The Practical Intuitive: Mind Body Spirit for the Real World.” An intuitive and spiritual consultant and certified past life regression specialist, she is an award-winning author whose next book is “The Afterlife Is a Party: What People and Animals Teach Us About Love, Reincarnation, and the Other Side.” Find her at RobynFritz.com.