In this time of global awakening and transformation, your intuition is your essential guide on the journey toward greater peace and awareness
I was once one of those novice lightworkers who looked at spirituality and saw only rainbows, unicorns, and magic. When I started to follow others living these so-called spiritual lives I thought, “I want some of that!” At the time, I had no idea what I was really asking. However, once I set the intention, stepped off the curb into traffic, and started moving towards spiritual awakening, things took a much different turn.
A Beautiful Mess
Despite my initial vision of spiritual awakening as being a Zen, peaceful, and fun experience, I quickly realized that awakening to the spiritual path was similar to pregnancy and child birth — it felt like a painful, confusing, exhausting and an equally magical, joy-filled experience that has lasted far longer than 9 months. In many ways, when one chooses the path to spiritual growth, it becomes an ongoing process that lasts the rest of this lifetime and likely into the next and the next.
The Freedom We Seek
“Why would anyone intentionally choose to awaken?” I asked a spiritual teacher of mine during a challenging time in my personal growth. Their answer: “to find freedom.” As soon as I heard these words, I felt their truth in my soul. I understood, in that moment, that to truly evolve I needed to find the places in me where I felt disempowered.
The freedom I was seeking was to become the most authentic version of myself; someone who was empowered, aligned, and conscious. This freedom may take different forms for different people, but ultimately, the shift comes from recognizing that all the wisdom of the Universe exists within. There is no one and no thing that has greater authority or expert opinion about what is in alignment with our unique journey than our inner-knowing.
All Roads Lead Home
As we walk this awakening path, it can sometimes feel like we are on a bridge to nowhere. The magic here is that even if we cannot, in the moment, see where the bridge is leading, we can take one step and then another towards ourselves. We take these steps by leaning into the places within that need extra love, nurturing, and care. We stop denying the more difficult emotions that connect to old wounding, trauma, or pain. We come into the wholeness of who we are and in this we begin to form a direct partnership with our intuitive knowing.
This connection is home base. It is from this empowered place of knowing and trusting that we can walk through both the challenging and awe-inspiring experiences that Life brings our way.
Deepening our Inner-Knowing
In this time of global awakening and transformation, connection to our Intuition is paramount.
Whether you think you are intuitive or not, each one of us has the capability to connect to our inner-knowing.
The easiest way to establish this connection is through the physical body. While many of us don’t pay too much attention to our bodies, unless we are hungry or uncomfortable, the ability to come into relationship with our physical vehicle opens the doorway for alignment with our deepest knowing. The more we practice this ability to connect, the easier we find the opportunities to use our intuition as a turn-by-turn guidance system.
What Can You Do Now?
Fortunately, there is a simple practice that you can start, right now, to begin re-connecting to your physical body in a thoughtful and intentional way. One of the easiest ways to bring yourself back into your body is to commit to doing this simple grounding practice on a daily basis:
- Take a few minutes in the morning to consciously breathe — five to seven deep in and out breaths creates awareness within your body.
- Connect your feet to the floor as you roll out of bed — this provides the opportunity for you to ground into and prepare for the day ahead in partnership with your body.
As you begin to strengthen this body connection, you are making space for your intuition to fire up in ways that may surprise and delight you. Simple coincidences and synchronicities will begin to feel more aligned with your questions, wants, and desires. You will start to notice that signs, symbols, and new awareness are not haphazard, but directly related to the questions you’ve been asking.
The more you practice using your internal GPS, the more easily information will flow for you as you begin to sort through the messiness of both the spiritual awakening process and the ups-and-downs of the current state of our reality during these trying times.
You may also enjoy reading The Power of Intuition: How to Connect to Your True Self, by Sara Fabian