Today is: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Thought For The Day
“He enjoys true leisure who has time to improve his
– Henry David Thoreau
Have you had that experience when all of a sudden you just had this huge hunch that something is about to happen, and to your surprise, that intuition was eventually translated to reality?
When you feel strongly about something without logical basis to it, that’s called intuition. It comes in three impressions: clairvoyance or “the third eye”, sensing clearly and feeling through listening.
Clairvoyance is when your eye goes beyond what it can see. This is when you know what is happening somewhere.
Sensing clearly is basically what we refer to as “hunch” or “gut feel.” This is the time when you are overwhelmed with a feeling and you can’t explain it and all you can say is “I just know.”
On the other hand, feeling through listening or clairaudience is being able to “listen” between the lines. Intuition also happens at times when a certain sound, whatever it is – be it a car’s honk or a bird’s twitting – ushers in an intense feeling.
They say only a number of people are gifted with intuition. Astrologers even insist that people born under the Scorpio or Pisces signs are naturally intuitive it almost borders on E.S.P. But studies have been sprouting left and right that proclaim that anyone can develop intuition.
Why the need to develop intuition, you ask? Why not let your emotional and psychological state as it is? First and foremost, intuition promotes good communication. It makes you more sensitive to the people around you; it often keeps you from hurting those you love because you are intuitive enough to understand them. Intuition also makes you far more creative than ever. Intuition means releasing more creative juices for any means of expression. Lastly, intuition has a healing power. This healing power is not in the physical sense, but in delving deep into your soul to eradicate some negative energy buried in it.
With that being said, are you ready to develop your intuition? Here are some ways to unlock this gift:
Oh yes, get yourself hypnotized. Hypnosis is not limited to watching a pendulum move back and forth. Perform self-hypnosis or you can avail of hypnotic programs that can strengthen your intuition.
Meditating means finding peace in yourself. If your mind and heart are cluttered with too many baggage and hurt, you wouldn’t be able to quiet down that part of you that could eventually initiate intuition. There are so many ways to meditate: take a yoga class, or just simply practice some breathing that could bring you straight to Zen.
3. Think positive!
A worry-free, fear-free state could do so much to improve your intuitive ability. By staying positive, you attract good energy that would be able to easily recognize imminent feelings and events.
4. Just let go.
What does this mean? If you are on the brink of making a huge decision, let go of all the inhibitions and head to a quiet place where you could find out where the letting go has brought you. Sometimes you just have to listen to the voice within you, and that voice wouldn’t come out unless you let go.
5. Never expect.
After letting go of the inhibitions and all those things that stop you from thinking and feeling clearly, never expect for an answer right away. Never expect that the “hunch” would fall on your lap immediately. Give it a little time then you’d just get surprised that — wham! — now you have your answer.
6. Believe in your first impressions.
When you see someone for the first time and think that he is a bit too arrogant for your taste, chances are that impression actually holds true. Most of the time, first impressions are brought by intuition.
7. Stay happy!
See? All you need to be intuitive is to stay happy! Happiness attracts immense power and such power includes intuition. In tapping your intuition, your motivation must be happiness and contentment. Given that premise, intuition will fall to you easily.
Intuition is helpful, because sometimes it leads you to something that cannot be achieved otherwise. A lot of lives have been saved by intuition alone. Decisions are easier done if armed by this gift. Develop intuition now and reap benefits you have never imagined.
Who Am I?
Years ago, when our daughters were very young, we’d drop
them off at our church’s children’s chapel on Sundays
before the eleven o’clock service.
One Sunday, just as I was about to open the door to the
small chapel, the minister came rushing up in full
vestments. He said he had an emergency and asked if I’d
speak to the children at their story time. He said the
subject was the Twenty-third Psalm.
But just as I was about to get up from the back row and
talk about the good shepherd, the minister burst into the
room and signaled to me that he would be able to do the
story time after all.
He told the children about sheep, that they weren’t smart
and needed lots of guidance, and that a shepherd’s job was
to stay close to the sheep, protect them from wild animals
and keep them from wandering off and doing dumb things
that would get them hurt or killed.
He pointed to the little children in the room and said that
they were the sheep and needed lots of guidance.
Then the minister put his hands out to the side, palms up
in a dramatic gesture, and with raised eyebrows said to the
children, “If you are the sheep then who is the shepherd?”
He was pretty obviously indicating himself.
A silence of a few seconds followed. Then a young visitor
said, “Jesus, Jesus is the shepherd.”
The minister, obviously caught by surprise, said to the
boy, “Well, then, who am I?”
The little boy frowned thoughtfully and then said with a
shrug, “I guess you must be a sheep dog.”