As I prepare to teach The Law of Dharma / or purpose in life this evening- a principle that resonates in the third-eye chakra, I am thinking about the abstract concept of intuition. And syncronystically, I stumble onto a lecture from the Chopra Center with Deepak and Dr. Judith Orloff on intuition. How much easier all of our lives would be if we could tune into the innate wisdom that lives within our bodies and the subtle recesses of our consciousness.
We all have stories about dreams that came true or a curious chain of events that are too auspicious to be a coincidence. Or a voice in your head that you dismiss only to later learn that if you had listened you could have saved yourself and others a whole lot of anguish and suffering. According to Dr. Chopra, Dr. Orloff and others, there is no such thing as coincidence. And I tend to believe that too.
But how do we cultivate that special and mysterious skill of reading the signs that are trying to tell us something? How do we know when to listen to the voice in our head? How do we know if we are making the right choices? How do we improve our intuition? The following 4 steps are a good place to start.
1. Go Into Silence on a regular basis: Meditate, spend time in nature, turn off the TV and the radio and the noise and just be. Everyday.
2. Stop Projecting: Evaluate your beliefs, your emotional baggage, your needs wants and desires and sort it out. Live from a place of innocence and wonder.
3. Feel Sensations in Your Body: Listen and feel the feelings inside your body when making important decisions. Your body will always tell you if you are making the most nourishing choice.
4. Listen to Your Dreams: Dreams can be important tools for insight. Tell yourself before you go to sleep that you want to witness your dreams and then try and recall them in the morning. Were there any important messages or themes? Write them down.