“At times you have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.”
― Alan Alda
November—’tis the season of gratitude and pumpkin pleasures. It’s a time to count our blessings and also reflect on all we have accomplished. Look back at where you’ve been and where you’ve come from. What have been your biggest lessons so far this year? What patterns have you consciously decided to ditch? What subconscious patterns are still at work?
Fall is the season for letting go, and it’s also a time to choose what is wanting to be expressed and committing to our greatest potential. Doing this, we are better able to germinate the seeds for the upcoming new year during the winter solstice. ( see last month’s blog)
Take a look at any goals and intentions you set for yourself this year and see how many of them you have realized. Write down everything you’ve achieved, and also what you have not yet gotten around to doing. Be kind to yourself. Don’t judge or criticize. Just be curious. Take time to appreciate it all.
This time of letting go is a time to forgive. Forgive yourself for not being perfect. This helps you—and everyone around you too. We are all part of the same conscious universe. Sometimes there is a hidden reason for not doing the things we say we want to do. It’s our job to find out more or ask new questions to uncover the right answers.
Get in alignment with your core values
Tapping into your intuition is so important for helping to align with what really matters to you. So, carve out some quiet time—time to listen. Not everyone wants to sit in meditation, but there are many ways to quiet the mind. Riding a horse, playing golf, swimming or walking in nature can all be opportunities to reflect and meditate. Anything that focuses your mind can open you up to divine information and inspiration. Being in a relaxed state promotes healing, mitigates stress, and opens you up to guidance and alignment with your highest good.
3 easy practices to help you tap into your intuition
1. Try a simple breathing exercise of inhaling fully through the mouth for 5 seconds, holding for 7 seconds, and exhaling through the mouth for 8 seconds. Do this five or six times and then relax and return to normal breathing. Quiet your mind and just notice your breath. This practice trains your mind to empty its thoughts. And, it really does get easier the more you do it.
2. Make a gratitude journal. Designate a journal solely for the purpose of writing down things you are grateful for. Commit to at least three entries every day. Write them down each morning and review them before bed. Watch how your outlook improves.
3. Try “automatic writing.” This is where you ask a question you have not been able to answer and write out whatever comes to you. The key is that you write with your non-dominant hand, which allows wisdom to tumble forth from you subconscious mind.
These are just a few strategies to help you access your intuition. Discover your own favorites and share them with the people you care about.
What we appreciate, appreciates!
Here’s to a gorgeously healthy life.