Yesterday morning I was sitting doing a Deepak Chopra Meditation and the focus was Intuition. Now intuition is a widely used word but what exactly does it mean?
In philosophy intuition is defined as instinctive knowledge or belief. Knowledge obtained neither by reason nor perception. Deepak describes it as:
A sacred message obtained directly from the source of all knowledge, the mind of nature, the cosmic computer. Universal intelligence and the part of our body that is most receptive to intuition is the heart.
So that well known phrase “follow your heart” carries the ultimate truth.
Have you ever dismissed a sense of intuition only to realise it would have served you more to listen to it? I know I have. And kicked myself after the face for not taking notice.
Or on the other hand, have you ever been drawn to do something even though your logical mind is flexing its muscles and trying to persuade you not to?
Deepak teaches we all have that inner voice inside of us that can give us the answers, its the ability to connect with some type of great knowledge. Two things that can cloud ones’ intuition are fear and desire. If you quiet your mind and come to that stillness within that is beyond fear or desire you will find your source of pure intuition. Our “intuitive heart” is where we can connect with our “essence” and manifesting power.
In November 2011 I had the opportunity to attend a women’s conference in LA and welcome in and celebrate 11.11.11. So I went ahead and booked in to the conference. And just before I booked my return flights from Sydney to LA I thought “what the heck, why don’t I break my trip on the way home and stop off in Hawaii for a week or so to catch up with friends, have a much needed rest and finish writing my book?” And so I did.
I was up on North Shore for my birthday which also happened to be Thanksgiving. So after spending the morning with a friend I ventured out of the resort to explore the area.
The beauty that surrounded me took my breathe away. So before I knew it my walk had spontaneously turned into a “walking meditation.” I made my way through the rainforest and as I stepped out onto the beach I looked down and saw a half a coconut shell in the shape of a heart. I immediately knew it was a “gift” for me, so reached down and picked it up. Within seconds of picking it up a poem started coming out of my mouth. And it said:
Listen to the waves as they crash upon the shore; listen if you will as you open the door. The door to your heart, your dreams and desires. Let your spirit guides guide you along the way, make your dreams happen come what may.
I placed my beautiful coconut shell on a rock and proceeded to record the poem and put it on Facebook to inspire my friends. But is often the case the message was really for me. You see when I got home to Australia I felt like a fish out of water, and realised that my heart had been calling me to Hawaii for years. And it was time to finally answer the call.
Long story short we packed up our belongings, rented out our home in Sydney and flew in to start our new lives here in Honolulu on 15th March 2013. And I can honestly say I’ve never been happier or more relaxed.
So what does your Intuitive Heart say to you? And are you listening?