You would be amazed what the mind knows. If you ask for answers on a particular topic, your mind will deliver them for you – although admittedly – not always in the way that you expect. Some people meditate for answers, some ask their mind a question, go and do something else, then have a brainwave a few hours later. There are a lot of ways to access the things that we know, but don’t always know that we know!
In our Multi-Dimensional Healing practice we work with intuition all the time. We are constantly asking questions; where to start a session, where a problem originates in the body, when do we start and stop doing a particular technique, and which technique is best?
I have now had so many affirmations that my intuition was correct that I could fill several books. So I should be completely confident right? Well… no not quite. And I think this is the case for many people. It is hard to allow ourselves to trust the information. When something pops up that the logical mind does not expect, it is easy to dismiss it as a mistake or distrust it. What we need to do, is go with it and see where it leads.
As someone who has “heard voices” pretty much all my life, I am used to intervention on a daily basis! 😉 However, I didn’t always listen. It has taken time and experience to show me that every time I dismissed the advice and decided it wasn’t right, I have been wrong! So there has been a gradual learning curve over time where these particular ‘voices’ are concerned.
A typical scenario would be this. I’m in Tesco. I need an onion. A voice in my head says – Get three. I think about it logically and realise that no, I only need the one onion so I buy one onion. When I get home I realise that actually I had another meal planned for the next day which needed two more onions. This kind of thing has happened again and again over the years.
Eventually you learn to listen to voices that say ‘buy three onions’ or ‘go into that shop’. You don’t need anything from ‘that shop’ and you can’t think of anything you would want to buy from it at this point. But if you’re sensible, you go in anyway and look about. If you are going with the flow, you will be drawn to a particular spot where, lo and behold, there IS something you didn’t know you needed or had forgotten you wanted; something that would be useful to you in some way.
Whereas I do actually believe in angels/guides, whatever you want to call them and do believe that they are ready to help me out, I am unsure as to whether this help extends to the number of onions I need for the evening meal! 😉 I mean, you know – so they’re there to help – but helping with the shopping?? It does seem rather frivolous!
We can’t be sure, but I think there may be a simpler explanation. The brain has the capacity to store unlimited amounts of information, but for our sanity, some of that information gets put on the back burner, leaving us space to think about what is most relevant at the time. Some part of your mind, however, knows exactly how many onions you need, even if it isn’t information that is consciously available.
When you are at the supermarket considering your onions – or onion! – the part of your mind that knows you need more, will light up and try to communicate what it knows. In my case I am used to hearing a voice in my head, giving me advice, so that is the way my mind produces the information. Other people might get a niggly feeling that there is something they haven’t remembered, or one onion might seem wrong somehow.
These sensations are because although your logical mind tells you ‘one onion’, another part of you knows it is three! And yes, you could go mad and buy a bag anyway! But I’m cautious about buying too much, as I don’t like waste and I try to be careful with my pennies. Hence the 1 onion, 3 onions dilemma!
Your dilemma might be different – do I need one diamond ring or two?! 😉Trust your subconscious however, because it really knows stuff! So if you hear a voice in your head or start feeling an urge to buy BOTH those rings – then pay heed – your mind might be trying to tell you something!
To be honest, even as a seasoned practitioner, I still experience doubt, and sometimes argue back, when my intuition is trying to tell me something. So don’t be put off. It’s quite normal. The logical part of your mind will always go on trying to be helpful! That’s just what it does. The key is to ignore it and keep on trusting your inner knowing – you will be surprised at the results.