Choices May 2002
 


CHOICES

an e-newsletter for deliberately living people
May 2002
Volume II, Issue 5

The Mentor: The Little Voice Within

Think back over your favorite stories.  Was a mentor present?  Did the hero have someone to go to for advice?  Perhaps the hero had to rely on herself or couldn’t always connect in real time with her mentor.  The archetype of the mentor often symbolizes the wiser, more experienced part of the hero.  In psychology and spiritual communities, this entity is often called the “higher self” and it is the part of our soul/individual that guides us through the journey.  It is the little voice within which warns, encourages, and communicates with us daily.  And the language of the higher self is intuition.

Intuitive language is highly sensual.  Hearing the phone before it rings, a remembered song with appropriate lyrics for a situation you have been thinking about, or that little voice forewarning you, are all a part of being Clairaudient.  Clairvoyant simply means seeing pictures or images in your mind’s eye.  (For example, picture your kitchen on a winter afternoon.)  This ability to see an image without the physical use of your eyes is the same technique used by Clairvoyants.  You may see a friend flash by before you receive news about them.  We are even accustomed to saying “You’ve been on my mind lately.”  Clairsentience, the third most common channel of intuition, has to do with feeling.  You may feel ill to your stomach before a tragic event happens, feel a headache coming on when entering a room that previously housed fighting people, feel light and weightless before a pleasant surprise is sprung on you.
Every one of us has a higher self and can, at some level of practiced skill, intuit knowledge.  Take a look at the following Action Guide and Resources and see how you can improve your intuition.

Action Guide

§    Learn to PLAY with your intuition.  Half of learning to work with our intuition is learning how to let go and let it happen.  The other half is defining your personal symbology and intuitive language.  
o    Take a moment before you get out of bed in the morning and ask the question “What is in store for me today and how can I approach it with wholeness?”  Then wait quietly for a few minutes and observe your answers.  Be patient, this may take a few tries for you to be able to be quiet enough to intuit (hear, see, feel) an answer.
o    When debating an issue, have you ever said you wanted to “sleep on it.”  Pay attention to how you come to your decisions in the morning.  Ask yourself questions before going to sleep and jot down your dreams, feelings, and thoughts in the morning.
o    Do you like to draw?  Place an issue or question in your mind, and then let it go.  Doodle a way on a piece of paper and see what answers pop up.

Resources

The Intuitive Way --Penney Pierce
Awakening Intuition : Using Your Mind-Body Network for Insight and Healing -- Mona Lisa Schulz, Christiane Northrup
Dr. Judith Orloff's Guide to Intuitive Healing : Five Steps to Physical, Emotional, and Sexual Wellness -- Judith Orloff, Dean Ornish; Paperback
Second Sight -- Judith Orloff M.D.; Paperback


Take a look at my resource page for a list of self-development books and web sites to map out your next adventure.
 
 
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