I recently started a class called Expanding Your Intuition. The class meets once a week for 5 weeks. We spent the first 40 or so minutes of the first class introducing ourselves. We were asked to tell the group a little about ourselves and to share with the class ways in which we live intuitively. I was called on to go first and was relieved to get my turn out of the way. This allowed me to fully listen to what my classmates had to say, without the anxiety of anticipating my own turn. What I noticed from listening to the 11 other women in the room was that we all spoke about intuition as something that we all came into this world very much having and knowing how to use, but that at some point, we started losing touch with this inner quality and had to consciously find our way back. This makes me wonder what the world would look like if we were encouraged to nurture our intuition all throughout our lives, every step of the way. What if we had more intuitive based education? What if learning to trust and grow our intuition were valued over material gain and monetary success? I feel strongly that an age of intuition is returning. I keep meeting more people who describe the same sort of personal awakening and a feeling of urgency to get back to knowing their inner selves they somehow lost touch with.
The class felt like such a safe space; an invitation to be vulnerable. It reminded me of the innate goodness in all of us and the joy we can receive from honoring and validating someone else's experience. I believe we are all born with intuition and empathy.
This fast paced, high stress world does it’s best to make us forget, but at the core of our beings, we all want to love and be loved and learn to trust ourselves.
We spent the rest of the class learning about and practicing with pendulums. The human pendulum is a great way to connect with your intuition and your natural connection to the energy of the earth. To use your human pendulum all you need is your own body!
1. Stand straight with your feet planted firmly on the ground and relax your shoulders. You may choose to close your eyes.
2. Take some deep breaths. Breathe deeply through your feet and imagine that breath connecting you to Earth’s core.
3. Ask a question and feel your breath right above your belly button. This is your third chakra, your solar plexus, your intuition power center.
4. You will feel the energy of the earth connected with you. You will feel a pull from this energy, pushing you forward or backward.
Forward means yes, backward means no.
If you like using crystals, Rose Quartz and Apatite are great to have on hand when doing any intuition work.
When first trying the human pendulum, it’s great to use something physical that you can hold on to. Hold the object to your belly button and ask if it’s good for you and see which way you are pulled. Have fun with this. Relax and trust!