Empowering and teaching others to live life intuitively by remembering who we are, blending intuition with common sense, and coming from that place at all times ~ in all that we do...

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

What our intuition isn’t...

Before I begin a session and in fact prior to teaching a workshop I have a little something that I say, without fail, every single time:

Thank you for my gift
Please take care of me while I am using it
Please get my ego the heck out of here
And never, ever let me say or do anything that will harm someone

All parts of this prayer are vitally important to what I do, but the most important one for me is the third part, the bit that says “please get my ego the heck out of here…” because ego has no part in intuition and absolutely no place whatsoever in the work that I do.

What I am asking by this is that what I think, what I have opinions about, what I see as being true, what I consider of importance, play no part whatsoever in connection with my intuition.

And that’s why sometimes seems that our intuition misleads us, because it’s not actually our intuition speaking, it’s our ego. It’s our thoughts, our opinions, our judgements or our biases. And it can be from any one of these that we take our guidance, instead of bypassing them all and letting the voice within that has no ego, no thought, no opinion, no judgement or bias, letting that voice come through and guide us intuitively.

How do we learn to differentiate? How we learn to do anything else? Through practice. Through being very honest with ourselves, very humble, asking, and then listening for the answer… rather than finding it. Most of all by making a conscious effort to really get to know ourselves. Not the persona that we adopt to get though this thing called life. Not the layers of make believe that we’ve had to invent or had cast upon us to fit into this thing called society. Not the lies and the half truths that we live with, in order to belong and be accepted.

Really getting to know the truth of who we really are. Who we were created as. Who we are meant to be.

In Greek mythology, Delphi was the site of the Delphic oracle, the most important oracle in the classic Greek world. It can be no mistake that supposedly carved into the Temple of Apollo at Delphi, were the words “Know thyself.”

1 comment:

Bettina Makley, aka Fairywebmother. said...

I've been reading through your blogs, today, Shena. I needed all these reminders. Thank you.