Getting The Sense of IT
Clairaudience: The hearing of divine guidance from your guides, higher self and from others spoken words.
Claircognizance: The paying attention to thoughts and ideas that come to you especially those that repeat themselves.
Clairsentience: Noticing your recurring physical and emotional feelings as they signify divine guidance. Listening to your gut.
Clairvoyance: Clairvoyance can come in different forms such as fleeting mental images in your minds eye, as dreams, as recurring sights in the physical world, as auras and energy or even as apparition experiences.
Wouldn’t it be exciting to think of your self as extrasensory? I have good news; you already are on a sub conscious level. It’s not new and we can learn to access these tools on a conscious level just like our breath.
The first and most important step to tuning up your extra senses is becoming heart centered. Here is a sweet little meditation I often teach and practice to drop into the heart knowledge and vibration.
Sit in a comfortable sitting position or lay on your back with knees up and leaning towards each other. Sit bones grounded if sitting, hips higher than knees, spine is long and lifted and crown of the head light. Begin to connect with your Ujii breath. Deepening both the inhales and the exhales. 10 breaths.
Begin pausing at both the top and the bottom of the inhales and exhales. Slight retentions. 10 more breaths.
Drop in. Let your breath now begin to flow naturally through your body, guiding you. Now, imagine a beautiful lotus flower floating at your third eye. This flower represents infinite wisdom and knowledge and is a connection to your higher self. Paint your flower any color or hue you like. Make it personal. Make it beautiful. Really dress it up.
Next, send your flower some love as if you were watering it waiting for it to grow bigger and brighter. As you send it love take the flower and allow it to slowly and gently, as if in a bubble, float down to your heart center or sternum. The flower naturally is being drawn to the heart. As it comes close it hovers and the bubble that surrounded it pops. The flower now dissolves into your heart.
You have now switched operating systems. Moving all of that knowledge into the heart center. Your job now is to practice using this new system. When decisions or issues come up, begin starting from the heart to find your answers and solutions. Opening up all channels so that all possibilities can exist and manifest. When we get stuck in the mind we become tunnel visioned. As we open up into the heart, the universe is enforced and works with you on all levels.
Next, we are going to rev up this new operating system. Remembering your beautiful lotus flower sitting in your heart. Imagine someone that loves you, an aunt, a spouse, a grandparent, someone who has given you unconditional love. It could even be an animal or pet. Then send some love back to them. You inherently love this being because of their love for you. Now the love is amplified. Now you are heart centered. Savor this sensation of the feeling of love. Tune in to the vibration. Really tune into it. Feel it spread through out your entire body, into every cell and into the space between the cells. Let the love flow infusing your body and soul, healing, clearing and invigorating your entire being.
This is the beginning of sharpening the senses, quieting and stilling the mind, getting heart centered and then tuning in. From here, the universe is your playground. Maybe you just practice this process for a couple of weeks. Get comfortable shifting over into the heart, making it a habit, a conscious habit like stepping onto your mat.
Pretty soon, the veil begins to lift. The practice of meditation and pranayama are essential to sharpening your skills. The quieter your mind becomes then the more open your heart will become. You see the world and feel it through a whole new perspective; one of wholeness, union, compassion and mystery. As you begin to hear and speak its language you are finally aware of the heavenly gifts all around and can access information from all your sensory channels.
Trust is the final hurdle in getting the sense of it. Trusting that the information you receive is real and accurate. Trusting to act or speak on the information you receive and trusting that you are in fact receiving guidance and not making it up with your imagination.
I find that the best way to learn and trust is to play. Do the work in shifting over to the heart and let the universe guide you. Watch for signs and synchronicities and feel for sensations. Be open to little miracles every day. Smile when you know you have been touched by an angel and always lend a helping hand to someone or thing in need.
The most powerful sensations and information are actually very, very subtle. That is why the quiet mind and open heart is essential for exploring this new found universe. The more you practice and play the more secure you will feel in this world. Enjoy this journey and regardless of whether or not you have eye opening epiphanies this process will ground your body, open your heart and soothe your soul.
Yoga Student, Teacher and Lover of Life
Living, loving and teaching in Santa Barbara, CA.