By Carol Tuttle
In my book Remembering Wholeness: a Personal Handbook for Thriving in the 21st Century I write in Chapter 20, which is titled 'Everyone is Psychic:'
Webster's dictionary defines the word psychic as someone who communicates with spirit. The American Heritage Dictionary defines it as extraordinary extrasensory and nonphysical, mental processes.
According to the above definitions, everyone is psychic, because everyone has spiritual gifts and capacities he/she is meant to be using more intimately, to guide and direct his/her life.
We have become conditioned to using our physical senses and logical thinking minds as the compass of our lives. By fine-tuning our spiritual senses, we will be able to choose more effortlessly, with fewer and fewer detours, the direction our lives could be taking.
Spiritual gifts include intuition, discernment, precognition, spiritual empathy, visionary skills, working of miracles, powers of healing, and powers for self-healing.
Intuition is a clear knowledge or insight of what is right for you, free of any logical or rational processes. Intuition is a function of the sixth chakra.
Chakras are energy stations in a line along the front of the body and head. The sixth chakra is located in the center of the brow, above both eyes, just above the bridge of the nose. In metaphysics, it is referred to as the "third eye."
To increase levels of intuition and pure knowing, the following exercises will help open, activate and strengthen this chakra.
1. Imagine you have a third eye situated at the point mentioned above. Place your middle finger on the bridge of your nose and push up a couple of inches, breathing deeply, imagining you are opening the eyelid, repeat the process 4 times. (To learn more about the human energy system called "Chakras" I highly recommend you study the only 20-hour Home Study Course available on DVD and Audio CD: Becoming a Vibrant Human Being: Living, Loving, and Creating from Your Chakras. Just click on this link then scroll to the bottom.)
2. Gently tap on this same point above the bridge of your nose while repeating, "I am knowing what is best for me, I honor that knowing, and I act on that knowing."
3. Stop justifying, defending and explaining yourself in your day-to-day conversations. Every time you do, you discount what you "know" to be true and right for you.
4. Stop using the phrase "I don't know." Every time you express that you shut down your intuition. Start using the phrase "I know what is right for me, inspiration flows to me easily and clearly." Say the positive statement even before you do know what is right. As you speak it and believe it, the knowing will form and manifest for you.
Intuition is common for all of us. Accessing and developing intuition is a natural gift we can all develop more fully. With the natural gifts of nurturing comes the sixth sense, or "gut" feeling, which comes easily to many men and women.
What I have noticed as a result of helping thousands of men and women in my work is that both men and women have intuition; they just have trouble trusting what they know, and all too often look outside themselves for permission or validation.
When a client asks for my opinion on something they feel is right, I will ask them first, "What do you know to be right?" or will say, "You already know; you are just asking me to validate that you can know!" They always respond, "I know!"
Trust your intuition more and more. All your answers are inside you waiting to be awakened and shared. Both men and women, who are willing to use their intuition, play a great role in the time in which we live: to be the spiritual nurturers, and guides to whom so many are drawn. Trust your inner knowing, and you will not only bless your life, but many others as well.
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