Two quick and easy intuitive exercises that will yield huge results
Seasons of Change is a biweekly column from Jayne Clark addressing different topics each season. Summer’s focus is spirituality and intuition. Jayne Clark works intuitively with clients to help them resolve issues regarding relationships, loss, grief, health, and career path. To learn more, head to jayneclark.com.
Do you know what the most common element is between us and world class athletes, top executives of major corporations, or famous performers? Time. No matter who we are, we all have the same amount of time to work with.
When I talk to groups and individuals about practicing using their intuition by slowing down their mental thoughts and stories, I get a resounding “I don’t have enough time! From the time I wake up until the time I go to bed, I’m dealing with kids, work and making sure all of the errands are run.”
All of us feel the stress of making a living, being responsible for our family and completing our to do lists. But that doesn’t negate our right in how we choose to experience those challenges. The most essential step we could ever take towards developing our intuition is to stop telling ourselves that we don’t have enough time.
So, the following exercises are quick, easy and will fit into our already hectic life style.
Exercise 1: Down the Drain
Water serves as a powerful conductor for healthy cell activity in our bodies. It also serves as a catalyst for relaxation. Our bath or shower time can be a fantastic way that we can let our stress and worry go right down the drain.
See the soap lather as a magnet, drawing all of our concerns out of our physical, mental, and emotional body. When we rinse off, we bring our awareness to the drain, watching all of the soap lather filled with stress and worry go right down the drain.
It is a wonderful visual that can assist us in letting go in a deep and profound way. Once we have released our negativity, we become present. And when we are present, our intuition flows automatically.
Exercise 2: Red Light, Green Light
When we have simple yes or no questions, we can use the red light, green light method.
First, we need a clear picture of a traffic light in our mind’s eye. Watch the lights switch from red to green. Once we feel comfortable with that image, we can ask any question we like.
“Is this job the right one for me? Am I currently making good decisions for myself? Does my child need a different learning environment?”
After we have asked the question and focusing on our mind’s eye, we watch to see which light
comes on. If the red light shows up it’s “no”, if the green light shows up it’s “yes”.
It’s very important for us to let go of all control and outcome on which light is shown to us. We must assume the posture of being shown versus manipulating the traffic light into the answer we want.
Sitting at an actual traffic light can really help us get the picture in our mind and the experience of watching it switch from red to green. If we were to practice the exercise every time we come to a red light, by the end of the day, would have practiced using our intuition approximately 10-12 times.
Red lights are usually about one to two minutes. Adding it up, we have roughly spent 10-24 minutes a day developing our intuition. This is time that we normally would not carve out for meditation or any other type of relaxation methods.
These two exercises are simply being incorporated into what we are already doing throughout the day. It’s not about piling something else on our already hectic schedule. But rather, it is about taking what we are already doing and maximizing the quality of how we do what we do.