❖ DAY TWO ❖
One of the definitions of the word Intuition in the dictionary is the power or faculty of attaining to direct knowledge or cognition without evident rational thought and inference.
An elder shared with me that TUITION is what we give the schools so we can learn, but IN-tuition is the knowledge we already have within.
We sometimes refer to this as “gut feel”. The instant recognition of what is our Truth in that moment.
Awakening the Higher Power Within is awakening to something more inside of us that we never really honed in before. With this course, we are getting acquainted with the Inner Knower. Clarissa Pinkola Estes calls this, La Loba or “The One Who Knows”.
Studies now show that we have two brains in the body, the human brain, and the gut brain. This area where we also feel “butterflies” when it we are excited or where we feel a “knotted” feeling whenever we sense that something is not quite right.
Sometimes we follow this feeling, other times our logical mind makes the decision which oftentimes in the end is not the best decision, and we recognize that we’ve known what is the right thing to do all along, but we just didn’t listen.
Tuning into our intuition, is like opening the doors to our super power which is our ability to perceive things beyond our five senses.
Much like our connection to Spirit or the Higher Power, we can’t see it but we know it is there.
How do we strengthen our connection with our intuition?
A daily practice of meditation allows us to quiet the mind more and more each day, until all that remains is silence. When the mind ceases to wander, it becomes still. Then from that place of stillness, we can become aware of the voice of our soul. Our intuition, is this inner voice. It is not something we have activate, it has always been there. The voice of our Inner Knowing. The One Who Remains Awake even as we sleep.
Write on your journal what you are taking away from the commentary above on Intuition.
I wanted to share this simple exercise from Sonia Choquette, Author of Trust Your Vibes, a book I highly recommend for those who are keen on developing their sixth sense.
Next time you are looking for a store or a place, have a general understanding of the area where it is in, but test your intuition to guide you on the right street, or the right floor or block. Take a deep breath and tune in as you go. Pay attention to the feeling in your gut while you sense the situation.
You can apply this on so many other situations where you have to rely to your own sense instead of a device. See how it turns up for you!
I LISTEN TO MY INNER VOICE.
MY INTUITION IS MY GUIDE.
I bow, I bow again and again to Anjani’s son, Hanuman
Jaya Seeyaa Raama,
Jai Jai Hanumaan
Victory to Sita and Ram, Victory to Hanuman
Victory over the darkness of suffering…
Jaya Bajrangbalee, Baba Hanuman
Victory to the one with the body of a thunderbolt
My Baba, Hanuman.
Sankata Mochan kripaa nidhaan
You are home of all Grace.
Destroy all my problems, calamities and sufferings.
In the Yoga tradition of India, Mantra carries the vibrational power of that which you are meditating upon. It is not necessary to understand the literal meaning of the mantra per se, although it would benefit the logical mind to assimilate its meaning, but ultimately, we recite mantras to experience the vibration of each sound and syllable.
In the Ramayana, one of sacred texts of India, one Being is revered as the Son of the God of Wind and his name is Hanuman.
Hanuman is pure devotion, humility and strength – He is the perfect being.
Maharaj-ji said, "Hanuman is the breath of Ram," the breath of God. God is not far away from us but as close as our breath. Symbolically Hanuman represents the breath, our constant companion and aid along the spiritual path. He is the son of the wind, (Vayu) the very essence of prana (vital energy) itself. Whenever we need increased power and vitality Hanuman is there for us. Our breath and prana for it is breath that serves the divine within us all.
Therefore, Hanuman is also called Pranadeva, or the God of Breath or Life.