One of the most frequent questions I get as a medical intuitive is “How do you, personally, experience your intuition?”
Well, I have the good fortune to be clairsentient, clairaudient, and clairvoyant, so I’m able to feel on all those levels.
Clairsentience, a term that comes from “clear sensation or feeling,” means that I perceive information by a “feeling” within my whole body. I don’t necessarily have to have outer sensory stimuli related to the feeling or information. An example of this is when I do a phone reading on someone at a distance.
Clairaudience (clear hearing) means that I can perceive sounds or words and extrasensory noise from spiritual sources, usually in the form of an “inner ear” or mental tone above and beyond ordinary time/space. These tones and vibrations are more easily perceived if I’m in an alpha state or during meditation, but I can work with them in a number of different ways.
Clairvoyance (clear vision) means that I’m able to reach into another vibrational frequency and visually perceive, with my mind’s eye, something existing in that realm. I receive extrasensory impressions and symbols in the form of a kind of inner sight, mental images that I can perceive without the aid of my physical eyes.
Again, these impressions are more easily perceived in an alpha state and during meditation, but I’m able to obtain visual (as well as audial) information in a variety of environments.
Although I’ve always had these abilities, I’ve had to work hard to develop them wisely and appropriately.
Often, when someone is first starting to tune into their intuition, they’ll go with their “gut feeling,” which is actually a really good idea. However, if you’re working with someone else and start feeling what they’re feeling—get sucked into their problem or drama—that’s not such a good idea. You need to be able to both tune into and separate yourself from them on an intuitive level.
If you’re learning how to strengthen your intuition, practice on yourself. Learn how to recognize and follow your gut feeling. Here are some ways to get to know it.
1. Note when something feels wrong in your body. Psychologist Judith Orloff says:
“Intuition allows you to get the first warning signs when anything is off in your body so that you can address it. If you have a gut feeling about your body — that something is toxic, weak or off — listen to it.”
2. Pay attention to feelings of danger. Your intuition will often notice subtle signs of instability in a person or situation before your conscious mind does. Pay attention to that gut feeling. Realize, however, that the danger you perceive may also come from your own acquired conscious and unconscious fears, and be sure to factor those into your learning process.
3. Note when you have an instinctive feeling of sympathy and generosity towards someone or something. Judith Orloff again:
“Sympathy is one of humanity’s most basic instincts, which is why evolution lavished so much attention on the parts of the brain that help us think about what other people are feeling…. One recent brain-imaging study suggests that generosity makes the pleasure centers in the brain light up like the Las Vegas Strip. When participants were given $128 of hard cash along with the choice to keep it or donate it to charity, the reward centers of those who chose to donate went wild.”
4. Pay attention to feelings of “Yes! I know how to do this.” If you have truly studied and know how to do something, trust your gut to help you know how to apply what you’ve learned, even in an unfamiliar or stressful situation.
5. Note when you have a feeling of “Yes! This feels right!” When your intuition signals that you’ve found something or someone truly right for you, your choice often becomes easier. The most effective life decisions, oddly enough, are often made from the gut.
Sometimes, however, our ego, fueled by desire, tries to imitate intuition. If we follow this message, however, we may wind up saying: “Wait! I was so sure he (it) was perfect for me. What happened?” This is why it’s necessary to keep careful watch over what we think our gut is telling us, and to start slowly and carefully, taking time to learn the true dynamics of our genuine gut reactions.
Work with me to reveal the hidden power of your connection to the Divine.
Wishing You Peace and Blessings
– Melinda Iverson Inn
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