A lot of you may be interested in improving your own intuition. There are many ways to improve intuition, but one of these methods is often neglected by the people of the West. It’s meditation. Today, I wish to teach you a basic form of meditation that will help you improve your intuitive mind, so that you can know more, see more and sense more. Let’s begin!
Let me start with a question – what is intuition? Most people would say that intuition is your inner voice which is far wiser than your ego :). The problem of most people is simple: our ego is louder than our inner voice of wisdom. Two things are needed for successful work with intuition: trust and the ability to hear intuitive thoughts. Trust is simple – you need to trust the things you feel. This can be practiced through use of intuitive journals, for example.
Learning to “hear” your feelings is more difficult. In order to improve your “hearing”, you need to calm dawn your ego, along with your thoughts.
Your ego can be defined in multiple ways, but for the purpose of this article, let’s stick to the following definition: your ego is your thoughts, worries, concerns, fears, expectations, passions the the chaos of the daily life. To deal with this chaos, you can learn to mediate, at least in a basic way.
Before we proceed, I wish to deal with some common myths about meditation:
With these things in mind, we can learn to practice a basic form of meditation.
The following technique utilizes breath and states of relaxation to calm down the chaos of your mind step by step. It’s designed to be practiced for few months, because this is the time you need to notice the positive effects of this basic technique.
This technique is my personal mixture of Zazen and Gassho – the first one is a complex Zen Buddhism meditation. The second one, fully named Gassho Kokyu Ho, is a japanese form of meditation taught along Reiki practice. I’ve created this mix so that I can pass it to people who wish to begin meditation, but do not have much time nor enough experience with spiritual themes.
The technique is quite simple:
This is the basic technique of meditation.
You may wonder what have you done. The answer is simple – your thoughts are trying to get your attention. When you fight with them, or when you become emotional about them, or try to force them out of your head, they (thoughts) become stronger and stronger. You encourage the things you fight with. Your emotions feed your thoughts. But when you remain calm, when you simple acknowledge your thoughts, but you keep breathing and counting, you teach your mind to let go.
And you do let go – at least for few seconds. But after few days, weeks, months, you will notice that it’s getting easier and easier. Your mind becomes calm and steady, and the chaos of your mind is calming dawn. It may sound trivial, but it really works, just give it some time.
This will help you “hear” your intuition more and more with time. But it will also improve other areas of your life. The old Taoist saying goes: to the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.
Be patient with this technique – it takes time to get positive results, but if you just practice three to four times a week for 15 minutes, the results will come, and they will benefit both your intuition, and your daily life.
If you have any questions about meditation, please ask them in the comments, and I’ll try to do my best to answer them.