This year in drum circle we’re focussing on developing our intuition. Not trying to be psychic, this is about tapping into the inner knowledge we all have.
When you break it down, the word in-tuition is about learning from within. Intuition is our sixth sense, yet sadly most of us have been trained to ignore it.
You wouldn’t cross a road blindfolded, or ask for directions and stick your fingers in your ears, but often we do the equivalent when if comes to interpreting guidance from our sixth sense - our intuition.
Why? Sometimes it’s because we don’t want to know. We might get a clear message to do something we don’t want to, or be guided to do something that scares us or that will take us out of our comfort zone, then we allow voices of doubt/fear/judgement to become louder than our inner guidance. Only self love and esteem can quieten the other voices so we become brave enough to accept and act on the guidance we are given.
Loving kindness meditation (blessing or prayer) is one way to begin the process of turning up the volume on our intuition. By sending love to ourselves and others we recover our self worth, build our esteem, and begin to quieten those other voices. This opens us to our soul's voice and we become aware of the abundant possibilities available to us.
There is much information about loving kindness meditation on the internet which I encourage you to explore. However, here’s the steps that work best for me:
Focussed meditation is known to provide many benefits. However few practices act so quickly to let you feel the full force of the love within you.
Send loving kindness to: your precious (get you in the zone), yourself, loved ones, someone challenging.
It only takes a few minutes and can be done anywhere.
And if you really want to see the benefits try it in other situations: like a cranky-pants in a shop, or when someone who cut you off in traffic. Instead of saying or thinking your usual, start with ‘may you be healthy…’ and see where it takes you.
You can scatter this blessing like rose petals wherever you go.
I’d love to hear how it works for you.