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Often when we hear the word “intuition,” we think of a 6th sense or an occultist phenomenon that is available only to special people who are psychic or gifted. In reality, we are all born with the ability to attune to our deepest sense of inner-knowing. Cultivating our intuition is the necessary elixir for our habit of looking for answers outside of ourselves.
There are several flower and gem essences that help guide us towards empowerment of our divine inner-knowing. I’d like to share a few:
When we are constantly putting our faith in others to answer our questions and turning away from our interior landscape, Cerato offers an opening to the channels of inner-knowing. The essence provides a pathway for connection with the higher self. An imbalanced quest for knowledge becomes a harmonious trust in instinct, leading to more dynamic intellect, grounded in the truth of pure knowing.
Over-thinking is another habit that prevents us from connecting with our sense of deeper knowing. Getting stuck in our heads, unable to turn off the incessant chatter, points to White Chestnut essence. The challenges might show up as anxiety, worry or insomnia, as the mind is constantly in motion. This flower guides us away from excessive mental energy, allowing us to rest in the peaceful space of a still mind, providing the opportunity to listen to the quiet voice inside.
The gem Moonstone has long been revered as a powerful ally for connecting with psychic realms. The essence is used when we find our sensitive awareness blocked by a hard exterior. The transformation reflects the energy of the moon and aids us in becoming more open and aware of our ability to receive information from the source of the sacred feminine.
Practice: Listening to My Inner Voice
Journaling is one of the best ways to connect with our unconscious, all-knowing voice. The practice can be done in as little as 10-minutes a day and is deeply insightful and rewarding.
- Choose a time of day when you are alone, without disturbances. First thing in the morning is a magical time, when the unconscious mind is open and unaffected by outside influences.
- Begin by making yourself comfortable and centering with several deep breaths.
- Set a timer for 10-minutes and engage in “stream of consciousness” writing. Allow your thoughts, feelings and sensations to flow freely onto the page. Write about whatever feels most compelling. If you can’t think of anything, write: “I can’t think of anything,” until words emerge. Don’t worry about getting it right or editing yourself.
- Record your dreams from the previous night, in as much detail as possible. Our dreams are gateways to the soul and provide a wealth of information from the unconscious mind that can’t be accessed by the logical brain.
- On the new and full moon of each month, go back and re-read your journal. Observe patterns and insights that are illuminated. Bring your newfound awareness into the light and embrace your truths as pure knowing.
Dina Saalisi is a Healer with skills as a Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach, Master Flower Essence Practitioner, Certified Hypnotherapist, educator, author and empath. An energeticist, with an extraordinary gift for connecting with the many facets of life force energy, her system of healing is grounded in reverence for nature and the nourishment provided from this universal source.