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Awakening Your Intuition

Some argue our capacity to hear our own inner voice has decreased with the advent of social media and the internet. We’re drowning in noise and too much information.

Some argue the opposite: that our capacity to hear ourselves has increased because our culture has more awareness now than in previous generations.

Neither is wrong.

It comes down to what you want to believe.

I believe our inner voice – our intuition – is available to us loud and clear in any moment, if we choose to tune in.

Intuition can arrive in silence or noise, from external stimulation or even prayer and meditation. The point is it can come whenever you want. You’ll recognize it because it often makes no sense, OR it makes sense of the nonsensical.

You’ll suddenly understand something you’ve been struggling with for a while, or you may get an idea for something you’ve never thought of before.

All you have to do is trust yourself.

Meaning, your mind has to be on board. You have to believe it’s possible, probably even, that you have access to all the knowledge you need, whenever you need it.

Intuition does not need to be taught. It needs to be allowed

It’s always been within you, dormant, waiting for you to turn toward it. 

You can start with a small willingness to know more truth, light and wisdom as it applies to your own life. You can begin to pray to have obstacles removed or to diminish or change your perception of a struggle. 

A desire to connect to yourself starts to open the doors to inner knowing, especially when that desire is accompanied by a willingness to receive and pay attention to what has been heard or sensed. 

Some people just know things, and they don’t necessarily believe what their inner voice tells them. They invalidate and reject what they feel or believe. 

That closes the door to higher perception and your inner knowing. It literally shuts down intuition.

Instead, in those moments, you’re giving more power to fear – of being wrong, different, of needing to change your life based on what you heard. 

In order to open the doors to intuition, and to keep them open, you need to be willing to hear and know, and you need to be willing to trust.

And, damn, trust is not a simple thing.

Some people have lived practical lives, dictated by circumstance. They’ve developed a finely-tuned and often controlled or controlling method of existence. Then they live within those lines. Others may have tried to trust their intuition before and felt they made mistakes.

Trust involves not just a willingness to receive information from another level, but also a willingness to believe in our own capacity to flow with life – and to change what needs to be changed in order to do so. 

Many people know a great deal but are afraid to let themselves recognize the information they receive because of where it might take them. If you want to open the doors more for your intuition, you have to let go of the fear in order to let in light and truth.

Now, more than ever, it’s especially important to reclaim our ability to know and trust ourselves, and let that state give rise to intuition. Otherwise, we are left not knowing what or who to believe, not knowing which direction to choose. Without access to the deeper intuitive sense that is part of us, we live at the mercy of public opinion rather than in the presence of our own truth.

It’s long past time to allow your inner senses to awaken and to become aware of exactly how powerful you are. 

You can start with meditation, prayer, journaling, dancing, silence, anything that frees your mind and opens it to receive what wants to come through.

You may not recognize the voice of your intuition immediately, but it’s always there, waiting to be heard.

9 Ways We Sabotage Our Intuition And How To Stop

American Philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “primary wisdom is intuition.” Meaning, it’s not just theory. It’s part of who we are. 

Without training, we can happen upon it occasionally. When we follow our intuition, we usually like the results. 

What would happen if we learned to tap into our own innate intuition on a daily basis? 

As Carl Jung said, “intuition does not denote something contrary to reason, but something outside of the province of reason.” It is real and it is not just in our heads. What’s more, our head can’t control it.

We sabotage our intuition all the time. Here are nine examples of how, and what we can choose to do instead:

1. We hurry so much that we don’t take time to listen to our intuition

Slow down or just be still. Make space to listen.

2. We don’t look for the symbolism in things or events, nor do we develop our symbolic ability.

– Open to possibilities. Signs and symbols are everywhere.

3. We let our ego control us, and insist on being in charge of everything.

– The ego is threatened by the presence of your intuition. The truth is no one has control of anything. Let go and watch what arrives.

4. We confuse intuition with fear and wishful thinking.

– When we stay in our heads and let our emotions take over, we lose the gifts our intuition can offer. It IS real and it CAN and DOES help all the time.

5. We continue to hold close the opinions of those who don’t believe in intuition or want to use it.

– Intuition is contagious. But so is the lack of intuition. Mind your environment.

6. We think we can force intuition, like pedaling a bike or pumping weights.

– Intuition comes where and when invited, but not on demand. The more you force, the less able you are to receive. Pushing, by definition, means being closed off.

7. We insist on staying in our logical, rational thinking to find solutions or make decisions.

– When we are centered, using emotional intelligence tools and habits, intuition can flood us with endless creative alternatives that the intellect would never conceive.

8. We listen to our ego when it tells us it can handle the problem itself.

– Remind the ego that it is safe to trust yourself and make space to listen.

9. We believe we don’t need to learn tools, skills or habits to master tapping into intuition.

– By getting trapped in the endless loop of our heads – overthinking the process of intuitively feeling – we never get a chance to develop our intuition at all.

One of the most brilliant and analytical minds of the twentieth century was Albert Einstein. Here’s what he had to say: “The real valuable thing is intuition.” 

At the end of the day, you get to decide what you believe is possible, not just for the world, but also for yourself.

Do you believe intuition is real and readily available to support you?

 

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WTF is Scrying?

Scrying is the practice of staring into a reflective surface – a mirror, stone, even water – to catch glimpses of the future. It’s a divination technique that has been used throughout the ages. 

Historical examples:

  • Nostradamus practiced scrying by staring into a bowl of water which reflected light to see the future while he was entranced.  
  • Scrying is referenced in the Hebrew Bible (Book of Genesis, Ch. 44).  
  • In ancient texts of Persia, scrying is referenced as used by the ancient mythological kings for observing all of the layers of the universe.
  • And in the late 1820s, the Latter Day Saint movement was founded based, in part, on what was said to be information obtained miraculously from the reflections of seer stones which helped the founder receive revelations to translate the Book of Mormon. 
  • Scrying is written into folklore throughout history. For example the children’s game “Bloody Mary” is based on the scrying technique.

How to Scry

Gather your tools

  1. You will need a reflective object, such as a mirror, seer stone or crystal ball. This will actually allow you to catch a glimpse of things to come if you continue on your current path.
  2. Set a candle behind you. This should be the only light in an otherwise dark room.
  3. Cover the table you are going to use with a black cloth or piece of fabric.
  4. Place the object you chose to use for scrying on top of the table.

Set the tone

Start by warming up and getting into your meditative space. Relax, chant, meditate or practice mindfulness to remove unwanted thoughts.

Begin

When you are ready, open your eyes and look into the surface of your scrying tool. Your focus should shift past the surface to a point somewhere approximately five or six inches beyond. This may or may not work for you, but it is the best way to shift your focus for scrying. 

Have you ever looked at those pictures that are completely composed of colored dots or splotches and had to look past the surface to see the three-dimensional image in the picture? This is the same principle.

Try to keep your mind blank, open it to whatever may be shown to you, unless you are scrying for the answer to a specific question. 

Your eyes will want to blink. That is all right. Let them blink and regain your shift in focus. When you are first beginning, try to keep your scrying time to no more than ten or twenty minutes. If you are not successful, put it away and try again another time.

Images may come to you in any number of forms. At first, you may only get a cloud or mist. This may eventually part to allow images to come through, or it may just move in one direction or another in answer to yes or no questions.

If you do see images, they may be simple symbols left open for interpretation. These symbols are personal and are not the symbols you may find written in a book. For instance, a dog may generally symbolize loyalty or protection, but if you are fearful of dogs, it would mean something entirely different to you.

Some people also see moving pictures as though they are watching a movie. But that’s not common, especially when you are first beginning.

Scrying is a learned skill, much like mediation, and comes with practice. Don’t give up if it does not work on the first attempt. 

Scrying products and ritual supplies like candles, crystals and smudge can be found at our Witchy Women Shoppe to help you on your journey.

Have you tried scrying?  Drop us a note and tell us about your experience. We’d love to hear from you.  


Witchy Women Magic Shoppe is a woman-owned, ethical, sustainable and philanthropic metaphysical supply shoppe. Our mission is to support healing, growth and restoration of people and the planet.

All our handmade products are infused with frequency 528Hz – the frequency of miracles and love – thought to resonate at the core of everything. It connects the heart and spirit with Divine Harmony.

This sound has been used since ancient civilizations to manifest miracles, bring blessings, and harness a healing property. It is now available to you in every candle, oil, potion, herbal blend, spray, soap or salt.