Shelly R. Wilson

Choosing to Connect with the Wisdom Within

Are you accessing your intuition? Do you pay attention to the guidance you receive? Do you act on it?
If your answer is no to any of these questions, I encourage you to start now and begin accessing this inexhaustible wealth of knowledge that is attainable within you. There is no need to overcomplicate it; simply choose to begin accessing and trusting your intuition, the YOU within, your inner wisdom, the teacher within.

There is no denying our intuitive capabilities. Our five senses enable us to perceive a part of physical reality – we see, hear, taste, smell and touch the world around us. Our intuition is actually the heightened awareness of these senses. Interpreting it this way makes it sound easy, doesn’t it?

Baptist de Pape from the book, The Power of the Heart, conveys, “Intuition is intangible, but also very personal as no two people’s intuition works in exactly the same way. Intuition is the heart’s language. The creative force of the imagination is part of the heart’s constant generativity, always offering you new opportunities. Your heart offers you these opportunities through your intuition, so you can approach life in a different, fuller way. Everything in life is connected. Your intuition allows you to see those connections all around you and act in concert with them. Once you’ve connected to your heart, you can act on your intuition, your highest form of intelligence, without needing to question it or know why.”

Dr. Joe Dispenza offers this statement, “When we begin to open our heart, we’re actually functioning from a different level of consciousness. Where we place our attention is where we place our energy. The heart begins to pick up intuitive information. The heart receives intuitive information before the brain does.”

How do we access this wisdom within?

Through meditation. By quieting the mind, so the soul can speak. The great Edgar Cayce states, “Meditation is listening to the Divine within.”

Meditation assists with clearing the mind, which in turn, provides us with sharper focus and greater clarity. Sitting in a comfortable position is essential, so that your focus does not become directed outwards. In addition, meditation assists with increasing awareness and psychic abilities since it helps train your mind to be still and discard any extraneous thoughts that wander through it. Meditation doesn’t mean you have to sit motionless and quiet.

Ways to Meditate

Focused – Focus on an object, such as a candle flame, image or crystal.

Visualization – Imagine going on a journey or meeting a Spirit guide. Visualization meditations are a great way to increase your clairvoyant abilities.

Guided – Listen to a pre-recorded audio file/CD.

Transcendental – Continually repeat a mantra.

Listening (Awareness) – Keep your eyes open and listen to what is happening around you. The intention is to remain alert and aware of your surroundings.

Buddhist – Observe the inhalation and exhalation of the breath.

Listening to your Gut

Also, tap in and tune into what your body is saying to you through your solar plexus chakra, which is your power center and gut instinct. This area of knowingness is a great device for gauging energy and situations. As you become attuned to listening to your body, it will become easier to recognize the messages you are receiving.

When making decisions, ask a question aloud to yourself and then listen to the response you receive within your mind. Pay attention to your bodily sensations as well. At the moment you make a choice, ask your body, “What are the consequences of this choice?” If your body sends a message of comfort, that’s the right choice. If you feel uneasiness in your body even as you ask the question, then it’s not the appropriate or “right” choice at that moment.

To be clear, if this area feels unsettled, nervous or anxious, it’s a reminder to pause and wait until you get the proverbial green light. If this area feels calm, relaxed and comfortable, then you have your green light to proceed.

D.H. Lawrence suggests, “The mind can assert anything and pretend it has proved it. My beliefs I test on my body, on my intuitional consciousness, and when I get a response there, then I accept.”

In addition, you may also feel surface sensations, such as tingling, buzzing, chills (also known as God bumps), etc. Take note of the sensations you feel and when you feel them. Doing so can enhance your clairsentience or clear feeling ability.

As a reminder, our soul is already awake; it is our mind/human-ness that is remembering. Accessing our intuition and listening to the signals provided by our physical body will assist us with connecting to the knowingness of our soul – the wisdom within.