The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days – Lao Tzu
You have within you a perfectly fine-tuned personal sensory guidance system. It includes your five senses of hearing, touching, seeing, tasting, and smelling plus your intuition. This integrated system of intuitive understanding combines to inform you about your environment and your actions. Use of this system guides you on a path that is in your best interest and away from that which is not.
To develop this system pay attention to your senses.
- Do things feel off or right on?
- Do they look clear or askew?
- Does the information go in with veracity or in a sticky fashion?
- Do you have a bad taste in your mouth or does something not smell right?
- Is there congruence or incongruence in another’s statements and behaviors?
These questions orient you to listen, feel, see, know through your personal guidance system.
It is in the quiet, light, notions and intuitions that you can feel and know. These represent the direct and ever vigilant guidance of your personal guidance system.
Truth is revealed from within, from your integrated sensory guidance system. When you get information from an outside source translate it through your personal guidance system.
Focus your compassion and lovingkindness toward the whole of the situation and pay attention to the messages you receive from within from your sensory guidance system. The presented messages can guide your actions thoughtfully, mindfully and with compassion.
Delay immediate, reactive-responses to loud, forceful, manipulative messages from without, especially when your receive contradictory information from your personal guidance system or you experience these as out of sync. Efficient responsive action comes from your personal guidance system.
To develop your relationship to your sensory guidance system.
- Incorporate a daily breath and meditation practice.
- Use your third ear to listen.
- Listen, pay attention, hear with your whole being, to the content and the non-verbal aspects of what is said.
- Practice daily Yoga, even a 10 minute focus on breath or the sun salutation to bring you into your integrated spirit, mind, body vehicle.
- Question from a mindful space the basis of other’s beliefs while listening with your sensory guidance system.
- Treat yourself with the same love and kindness you use to treat others; pay attention to the whole of how others treat you.
These actions allow for increased understanding of both other and yourself. Namaste,beth