Your future: Which potential will you choose?

Sourced by Charles Kouns

Beloved Ones,

What do you see as you look toward your future? Does it feel unlimited, a great adventure? Does it feel unknown and uncertain? Do you think of your future in terms of doing, accomplishing, goals? Do you ever think about who you will be becoming?

Consider that your future is filled with potentials. That is all the future is: potentials waiting to serve your highest good. Just as you are granted and guaranteed free will, the potentials for your life are unlimited possibilities, and all are for your highest good. You are not used to thinking this way, but it is so important to understand this. Is it not a beautiful surprise that all of the potentials for your life exist for your highest good?

To understand the magnitude of this, please imagine a beautiful building the size of a city block, many levels high. Inside, this building is filled with shelves and on the shelves are millions of glass jars, each holding a single energetic possibility for your life’s highest good. Using your free will, you have the choice as to which potential is selected for the next moment of your life.

Now let us say that on one particular day, you are trying to decide whether to go visit your family who live halfway across the country.  Because of the COVID virus, you choose not to fly because you do not want to expose yourself and your family to the potential of getting the virus. As a result of not flying, imagine a section of the glass jars extinguishing instantly, for those choices or potentials are no longer relevant to your chosen future.

You decide you will drive, even though it will take two days. This means that innumerable potential outcomes are possible. The way you think, feel, and believe things might happen will affect your next set of choices.

Let’s say you do not have the best vehicle to drive and you are fearful that it will break down. The energy of fear now colors your choices, but the experiences that follow will still serve your highest good. Why do you think it is like this? If you are in fear, you activate the potential for the car to break down so that you can learn from the experience! Your highest good is to be free from fear. Fear always limits your possibilities and life wants you to live in freedom. Back to our analogy, with fear leading the way, a section of shelves holding the potentials of what might happen when your car breaks down really lights up!

Do you see now how what you think, feel, and believe affects your free will and how your free will choices then affect the potential outcomes in your life? In fact, everything you think, feel, and believe affects the potentials of your life.

You are the creator! Let us say this again, you are the creator! 

Every time you exercise your free will (which, by the way, includes allowing others to make decisions for you), an entirely new set of potentials is created. As everything is energy, these energetic potentials then reset based on each choice. Your experience of your choices influences your next set of choices and gradually you come to see the connections between thoughts, feelings, beliefs and the choices you make—and the connections between the choices you make and the experiences you have, all for your highest good. 

Such love surrounds you at every moment!

The future of your life, then, exists in a state of more! Not more wealth, more goods, bigger houses—although those could be outcomes of choices—but instead a future of energetic more—more richness of experience for your highest good.

As you are an eternal being choosing to incarnate, think of it as Morever! More growth, more healing, more wisdom, more compassion, more love, more light, more freedom. These are the gifts of the potentials awaiting you. What form they arrive in is of little consequence at the energetic level. No matter the form, everything that arrives in your life is for your highest good. Can you see this?

Let’s say you and your partner have just bought a large tract of land and you are holding the intention to care for it with all of your heart and energy. As you are speaking about the changes this is creating in your life, you recognize you will need a four-wheel-drive vehicle to help you take care of the land. Your partner states that their dream has always been to have a bright yellow four-wheel-drive vehicle of a certain make. You both laugh about it because it seems such a specific thing to be wanting. Then you go to bed, thinking nothing more of it.

The next morning you awake with a toothache. It’s so bad you go to see the dentist. During the chitchat at the end of the visit, your dentist tells you she is selling her four-wheel-drive vehicle and that it is bright yellow and the exact make your partner specified. You buy it right on the spot!

Now you get the thrill of going home and surprising your partner with the news. But understand, the joy is not from the form. It is from the alignment between your intention and what is delivered to you by life. The form is the manifestation for your highest good, for now you have more wisdom about how the process of growth and learning works at the energetic level.

There is no set future outcome. It is important to see this. The future is yours to create through your free will. What does exist for your future are untold potentials that are affected by how you think, feel, and believe. Look back and study events in your past to see how your future was affected by the choices you made. Spend time with this! Now ponder your relationship to your future. What is your vision for it? How do you, the creator, wish it to unfold?

The potentials for your life are always for your highest good. There is nothing to fear. You are loved beyond measure. Everything is an offering in love. Can you feel this connection?

Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash.

The Cosmology of Homecoming: An Introduction

The Cosmology of Homecoming is a novel map and transmission of Reality. It is a powerful and efficient tool for awakening to Love, healing oneself and the world, and discovering immortality. This Cosmology is offered with the sacred intention of bringing peace to all and guiding those who seek Truth all the way home.

The words and concepts that you are about to read are carriers of a transmission. Allow yourself to be bathed in Love. Feel the essence of the transmission coming through the spaces as well as the words. Observe what arises for you and how your whole being responds. The shifts that are initiated will likely span days, weeks, or longer. Know that all is very well.

The Beginning

Over the years I have created a number of maps of the spiritual domains through systematic explorations. These metaphysical representations have helped many people to awaken and expand their consciousness into the source of love, light, and enlightenment. At the same time, I have been aware that maps based on experience are incomplete since there is always infinitely more to explore and discover. In addition, any map will be distorted in the measure that the map maker does not yet perceive with complete clarity. Charting the subtle terrain of spirit is tricky business.

Eventually I asked for a certain type of map – a cosmology – to reveal itself with as much accuracy as possible. I had a knowing that it was finally possible to receive a visualization of the entirety of Reality, together with a set of coherent explanations, that was comprehensive and somehow flawless in its essence. The quality of perfection would come from the fact that Reality itself was offering an expression of itself as itself. Importantly, I appreciated that although the cosmology would be a supreme representation of Reality, infinitely many other such representations would always be possible since that which is limitless cannot be restricted to a single form. Fortunately, one perfect version would suffice to provide a reliable basis for the work of enlightening systems and helping people to discover their own luminous nature.

Flower of Totality

When I asked for a “true cosmology” in meditation, I received detailed specifications. These specifications describe a set of concentric polygons that together resemble a flower with seven layers of petals. The number of petals ranges from eight in the outermost layer to infinitely many in the innermost layer. Once the structure of the visualization was confirmed intuitively, I received names for the layers and came to understand that each one corresponds to a realm of realization of Love. Next I sourced the colors, which turned out to be visually harmonious. After letting the information settle over several weeks, I asked my friend Joe Menth – who co-created a film about the structure of the universe as well as the logo for Sourcing The Way (a company I co-founded) – to render the visual. The “Flower of Totality” is the result.

A rendering of the Flower of Totality

A Note About Capitalization

From this point on, names and phrases that point most powerfully to the deepest dimensions of Reality are capitalized. These names and phrases all calibrate at the level of the “root” of the Flower of Totality, which is behind the center point, or underneath this point if the flower is viewed from the side. The use of capitalization to distinguish the root of the flower from its outward expressions is a transitional device that becomes meaningless later, with the final recognition of homecoming.

Definitions of Realization, Love, and Recognition

In the Cosmology of Homecoming, ‘realization’ refers to the processes of making Love real in experience, and also the extent to which one knows the presence of Love and lives in alignment with that knowing.

‘Love’ is understood in this context to be the True Cause of all that arises. By acting in deference to that which is truly causal, a highly realized being expresses at all times the Love that is the origin of life.

‘Recognition’ refers to any irreversible insight that what has been held as separate is, in fact, one. Recognition is a sacred opening that occurs in an instant, and every recognition has the potential to be the final recognition of total inseparability.

A realized being who knows Love directly discovers that what they would dearly wish to see or experience tends to manifest effortlessly. One who has recognized inseparability abides in a flow of grace, attended by synchronicities and apparently magical coincidences. Although these signs and experiences are joyous, for such a one Love itself remains the primary focus.

With growing realization, one shifts from an emphasis on experiencing various forms of Love to knowing Love directly. With the final recognition of homecoming, experience and knowing merge into a seamless Isness that nullifies all definitions and comparisons, at which point it is obvious that there is only Love, and that there has only ever been Love.

Journey of Homecoming

The journey of the soul is a journey of wandering, adventure, disappointment, and return. Through the creativity of Profound Mind, a universe is imagined in which sentient beings proliferate and collectively form the body of all that is. The Flower of Totality symbolizes this body. Under the care of the Divine Mother, all beings within this universal body find their way to the center of creation, where they discover immortality in the recognition of themselves as the Creator and the created, indivisible.

Although there are many expansions and delights on the journey home, each bringing greater joy and powerful mastery, the recognition of oneself as the sum total of Reality, and its Source, is the true coming home. The preceding steps all build toward this moment, and it is important to know, and to be honest about, where one is in the process. Otherwise, it is easy to drift back to sleep amidst the comforts and the splendors that accumulate as one approaches the goal.

The mature seeker will be satisfied with nothing less than full, unbridled Enlightenment. The Cosmology of Homecoming has been revealed to support the devotees of Truth on their journey all the way into Love.

Realms of Realization

The seven realms were revealed from the outermost to the innermost, and numbered in descending order from six to zero:

6. The Surface Level
5. Exploring the Realm of Ashes
4. Becoming the Temple of Light
3. Releasing the Veil
2. The Lands Beyond Time
1. Inner Fortress and Grounds
0. Innermost Chamber

The realms are differentiated by the extent to which there is the experience of separation. In the Innermost Chamber, there is no experience of separation whatsoever. There is no sense of other or of disconnection from life when one is abiding within the inner sanctum of being. On the other end of the spectrum, in The Surface Level, the experience of feeling separate from other people, from life, and from oneself is most extreme. Greater perceived separation brings greater fear and confusion, as well as a strong sense of being the victim of circumstances rather than the beneficiary of life’s generosity. In the outermost realms, Love is perceived weakly rather than known directly, and amongst the collective there is a strong culture of sickness and death that reduces the human lifespan. Generally speaking, the soul’s journey is from the experience of separation to the direct knowing of one’s true self and the Love that manifests universes. It is for this reason that the realms are listed and described starting with the outermost layers and ending with the True You.

The following table summarizes the key characteristics for the innermost and outermost realms.

Characteristics of the Innermost RealmsCharacteristics of the Outermost Realms
NonseparationSeparation (perceived disconnection)
ConfidenceFear
Love is everywhereLonging for love
ClarityConfusion
CauseVictim
Eternal beingBirth and death

For a detailed description of each of the seven realms and suggested ways to apply the Cosmology of Homecoming in your life and work, read the rest of this article on my website.

Photo by Larisa Koshkina from Pixabay.

The spider, my master teacher, Part 1

Dreaming, weaving and embodying a whole new web of life in the age of Covid-19 amid sweeping social, economic, and political transformation.

“…his body will cast no shadow on the ground for he will have awakened the sun within him.”—The Way of the Essenes

Until you have taken the time to look within, you are literally in the dark about yourself.

The time has come for us to no longer live in the shadows of our ego, but instead in the brilliant light of our soul. What we thought was real, was actually just a fleeting specter. For we have now learned to shine our light and see through the illusions and into the essence of our being and into each other’s brilliance.

For as long as I can remember I have put a glass of water on my night table when I go to sleep just in case I need to take an herbal sleep aide if I feel agitated before going to bed or if I wake up feeling hyper in the middle of the night. A few mornings ago, upon awakening, I found a spider in my water. That was quite the surprise to say the least. As I carefully got the spider out of the water and put him outside and he ran off into our back yard, I knew I should take the time to meditate and read up on the “medicine” and metaphysical meaning of the spider. So, later that morning I did.

“Why would a spider risk its life to get my attention?” I asked. I felt there was something very important that I needed to know.

What came to me quite spontaneously while meditating was that the spider wanted me to understand that just as it was for him, so it was for me—that the web of dreams I had been weaving for so many years had to be torn away from me and new dreams needed to be woven. Actually, on all levels, a radically new reboot, a new life’s vision, was essential. The old web had gotten cluttered and muddied with longstanding debris, blind spots, and worn out dreams and thus had created a dense cloud of “things to do, people to see, and places to go,” with no real overarching coherence or sense of connection.

Of course, we are all experiencing something like this now as a result of Covid-19 and the coming to a head of so many years of social, political, and economic inequality and other collective shadows. The spider’s message is certainly a metaphor for all of us and not just for me, to stop, look, and listen. But before I say much more about the spider’s message, in Part 2 of this 7-part series I will give you a bit more of my personal context for why I am writing about this now.

Choose Love Now (before the 5th of July)

This is the moment to choose the highest, deepest, most awakened and loving reality for ourselves, humanity, and the planet. The window for this decision is open until the 5th of July at 5:02 pm GMT / 12:02 pm U.S. Eastern Daylight Time (other time zones).

At present there are many realities co-existing on the planet. These realities are a bit like railroad tracks that have been parallel for a while, which will soon diverge and take different directions leading to very different futures. One of these realities offers the most direct path to Love. A few others are reasonably direct, though with detours of varying lengths. The rest will take indirect paths that include additional pain and suffering, and some of these will, unfortunately, perpetuate the injustices that humanity has been repeating for centuries.

Right now is the vital decision point. This is our time to choose which path or paths we are going to follow individually and as a species. Thanks to much good work that has already been done, there is strong support for humans to avoid at least some of the worst-case scenarios. However, it is not guaranteed that we will find ourselves on the way to the most enlightened reality after the 5th of July. For that to be the case, many of us must now choose, consciously, for ourselves and for the whole human family, the direct path to Love.

A Meditation

One way to participate in this collective decision is to engage in the following meditation before the 5th of July at 5:02 pm GMT:

Shift into a relaxed and peaceful state of being. Visualize yourself choosing “path #1” – the way that leads directly to the most glorious, awakened, and loving reality, whatever that may look like for you. You might see yourself moving toward a place that is filled with light, in which nature and all beings are healed and thriving together. Feel that you are in this reality now. Imagine that you are opening your arms as wide as the sky and reaching out to embrace the entire planet. Gather in your vastness all of humanity, along with any past and parallel lives so that the whole human family is included. Gather as well every other being and the living body of Earth, which you now lift effortlessly and place with loving care upon the path leading to “reality #1.”

You may wish to do this meditation more than once using different visualizations or processes that come to you. Feel free to experiment. The essential instructions are:

  1. Choose the most direct path to Love in the way or ways that resonate for you.
  2. Include each and every person, plant, and animal – all beings without exception – and the living Earth herself.

There is no need to understand how such a great transformation can be achieved. The infinite power of awakened, compassionate consciousness will attend to all of the details and ensure that our collective decision is implemented as gracefully and expeditiously as possible.

The more we energize our shared intentions to heal and live in harmony with all beings in the most-auspicious reality, the more vivid, textured, and enriching our experience of this new reality will be. In the process we will also discover that the sacred work of rebuilding our societies to be just and inclusive is joyful and empowered beyond imagining.

Thank you for contributing to the future of life on Earth by choosing Love and the direct path to Love. Thank you as well for bringing the human family, and all living beings, along with you. In our wholeness we are healed, and as we heal, the whole web of life is restored.

Mandala by Hanna Kovalchuk from Pixabay

The Natural Way to Hold a Child’s Presence

It is time to emerge a more natural way of holding a child’s presence on the earth. The previous way, developed through rational analysis and observation combined with a vision rooted in religious principles, has not served the health and vitality of life on earth.

This natural way of holding a child’s presence begins with recognizing and knowing why souls agree to incarnate on the earth. It is not to propagate the species, further lineages, create paths for the inheritance of wealth, or simply for two beings to have a child they can love. These are all limited views that stem from the old system.

The question to divine the answer to and what you must come to collectively agree on is, “Why does a soul incarnate on the earth?”  This requires much contemplation and listening.

Suffice it to say it is a sacred act, one to be celebrated and cherished, but for very different reasons than is believed by most of humanity today. If humanity were to hold each and every child as a sacred being, then this question would arise, “How do we create a complete, whole social system in which every child can thrive?” If it does not include every child, then society is not holding the lives of children as sacred. It is creating separation, saying some are sacred and others are not.

If humanity held that the children incarnating needed nurturing as sacred beings from their creation and birth all the way to their adulthood, then life on the planet and into the future would be completely new with many more possibilities for all life.

To hold this sacredness would also mean that the adults creating the family and those creating and holding community around them would be in a journey of transformation themselves. Everyone would be in learning, rather than in knowing what is best and telling children the answers. Listening would be greatly practiced.

All members of a community would then be involved in an unfolding of what it means to create sacred society for the emergence of all of its children. This would call forth deep courage and willingness to challenge and release judgments, angers, hurts, and structural complacency (repeating the old, over and over), so that healing and growth could occur. At the heart of this would be a movement away from disconnection and separation into oneness and harmony, holding all members of society, regardless of previously held beliefs, as conscious beings capable of birthing together a sacred society.

Children are the way to this for they are the universal path to the heart. When the heart opens, the bindings that have existed for so long cannot survive. They must fall away.

This is not just about building the sacred for the children. It is also about building the sacred with the children, for they hold the wisdom, innocence, and clarity of vision to speak the truth and lead those who listen into love and unity. This is their natural state. Their inclusion is necessary to the process.

So, we would like to suggest that you spend significant time envisioning a society that holds all children as sacred souls incarnated in human bodies. Open your hearts to understanding the current collective agreements around children, particularly the ones that do not serve their higher good. Ask yourself, “How large is my circle for children? What is my invitation to them? Do I hold them all as sacred beings or just a few or none at all?”

The more you honor and listen to their wisdom and their truthfulness, the greater the possibilities for children everywhere on the planet to exist as nourished and thriving beings.

Painting, The Circle Game, by Rachel Gillen, http://www.rachelgillen.com/.

The heART of intuition, Part 8: The final frontier is within

This is the last post in this mini-course, so let’s review the concepts we’ve covered. You can use this list as a review but I suggest you also meditatively reflect on what each one of them means for your life. Journal about them to help you internalize them, and start applying them to guide your life.

Some concepts that summarize this mini-course

  • Listen with your heart and not your head.
  • Speak before you think
  • Feel first, think later.
  • Speak your feel.
  • Quiet your mind and open your heart.
  • Learn to “go within” and thus you will never be “without!”
  • Learn to “see” from the inside-out and you will thus “see” the whole picture. You no longer need to skim the surface of life, but now you can jump all the way in.
  • The true treasures of life are free, but invisible to the physical eye and unknown to the overthinking mind. Come learn to “see” again.
  • The final frontier is the journey within.

The opening heart is the most beautiful flower of all.
The greatest beauty in the world is compassion,
Love shining free from attachment and grasping.
– Tharthang Tulku

What size is your circle?

Privilege is another word for access. It is a concept for manipulation of the ego. The creation of a society based on privilege creates a hierarchical ladder that people believe or are led to believe they must climb to be accepted or to have an easier life.

Privilege, however, is deeply at the core of much of humanity’s problems, particularly in highly developed countries. Marketers have spent billions of dollars over many, many years to weave privilege into the fabric of everyday life. And prior to that, it was woven into class structures that separated the few from the many.

When you live in a society so deeply rooted in privilege, you are involved in a funneling situation in which many gather but few actually pass through. It creates friction, jostling, compression, and maneuvering, and generally brings out the shadow. Society becomes bottlenecked as so many try to squeeze into a place held by very few.

Today, access to healthcare, access to money, access to higher paying jobs, access to education, access to comfortable travel, access to homes, access to safer neighborhoods, access to higher levels of government, are all restrictive as a result of the system of privilege. Society becomes inverted and this inversion squeezes the very life out of communities. Can you see this?

This is a concept of separation. It creates energies of shame, anger, frustration, distress, worry, to name just a few. Eventually it creates eruptions that force those privileged in society to look at the inequities in the system. All too often their response is to look at ways to open the gap just enough for a few more to pass through.

So we ask you this question, beloved ones: What size is your circle? This is a question before all of humanity today.

Is it the tiny size at the end of the funnel? Is your circle comprised of people who are just like you? Or is it constantly expanding to include people from all walks of life?

How many people have you invited into your circle recently?

How do you hold all of those who are not in your circle? Are they invisible? Are they seen as less than? Are they forgotten? Do they simply not matter? Have you left them to fend for themselves? Do you contribute to causes and then forget about those who your money is helping? We ask you again, what size is your circle?

Do you have a practice of growing your ability to hold others? We are not speaking of a physical practice, but an energetic one. It is possible to hold many millions more people than you can actually be with. This is the beginning of healing societies based in privilege.

Let us listen to the question of “What size is your circle.” Take a few moments to settle in and go into silence. Open your heart and ask to see the size of your circle. As you have a good heart, just be with whatever answer arises.

If you judge or move into blame, that does not serve you. Allow these to slip away without grasping hold of them. Stay quiet and listen for the present moment answer, nothing more. You may feel stories emerging in your heart of how you have played a role in separating society’s members. Just let the stories play and learn from the feelings they generate. Keep opening to what emerges. Stay in learning. Continue following any questions that arise until you feel you have a satisfied sense of clarity.

If you find there is room to increase the size of your circle, set an intention to do so. Even if you have no idea how to do it, just creating the intention opens many new possibilities. You don’t have to rush out and do anything physically. Instead, make it a daily practice to spend a few minutes with your intention to increase the size of your circle.

This will lead to untold possibilities.

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay.

The heART of intuition, Part 7: A picture is worth 1000 words

If you really want to get an intuitive “read” on a person or situation, the best technique I have found is the following:

Close your eyes and imagine that the individual you are focusing on is a rose. Then just see what kind of rose they become: what size, color, texture, luster, glow, etc.  Note whether the petals are vibrant, velvety, or dried out, whether they are open or closed, etc. Notice as well whether the rose is all alone, in a bouquet, in a rose bush, in a desert, etc. Notice, too, whether it is sunny, rainy cloudy, dark, etc. Is it winter, spring, summer, or fall? Just keep looking at the rose and it will, in the picture it paints for you, tell you more than 1,000 words about that individual or situation. 

Don’t force this process and don’t use your cognitive mind. Instead, use your intuitive, creative, imaginative faculties to “read” and “feel” the energies.  Feel, don’t think.  Analysis will lead to paralysis.

You must allow the rose to spontaneously form before you and then just trust whatever intuitions, inspirations or feelings you get. This will give you truckloads of information.

For example, notice the color of the rose and then sense what that tells you about the mood of the individual. What might that be saying to you about the person you are focusing on? Just keep on “looking” at different aspects of the rose. As well, notice the environment that the rose is in and what that feels like. Keep “sensing into” what kind of a picture/feeling is emerging of the person you are tuning in for.

You must first have the knowledge of your power; second, the courage to dare; third, the faith to do.Charles F. Haanel

Time to sing: Releasing old collective belief systems

One of the most difficult aspects of the shift that is underway is the releasing of old belief systems. A major hindrance to the unfolding vision for the new future is disbelief that it will actually come about. Disbelief resides in individual hearts and in humanity’s collective heart. It’s like acid eating away at the edges of the totality of the wonder that is occurring.

Despite humankind’s relatively short time on the planet, human beings carry a level of defeat, depression, and distrust in each other that is disproportionate to life experience. This is because they also have cellular memory of past life experiences. The result can feel like pushing a boulder up a steep incline only to see it roll back down again; the exhaustion and sense of defeat can be overwhelming.

In culture after culture, generation after generation, this belief that life has always been and will always be a certain way has been perpetuated. It has become woven into a collective doubt in our ability to create something better.

During this transition, it is important for you all to recognize this and become vigilant in your practices to break this pattern. This is old, deeply rutted energy that has been building for many centuries, but its voice is only as powerful as the amount of attention you give it.

The easiest way to break this old pattern is to redirect your energy. Focus on your vision of a new world pattern. In meditation, either sitting or standing, ask your heart to reveal the world as it believes it should be manifested. Spend time listening and opening to what it has to say, as if you were holding up a precious jewel and examining its many facets. As various aspects are revealed, notice the emotions, inner language, and energetic stance you take toward it.

This is the moment where old patterns can be released, their hold on you broken. Just notice, without anger, judgment, blame, or other hook-like energies, what your heart is saying. Then ask yourself, “Do I want to continue to see life unfold as it is, or do I wish to see the birth of this vision in my heart here on earth?” There is no need to entertain the doubts that might arise. Just answer the question simply and honestly. Is the vision in your heart calling you?

Stay present to the vision and allow it to fill you. Some days will be easier than others. Let the energy it creates within you grow. It will shift the negative belief system without any other effort if you do this on a regular basis.

Soon enough you will feel a new voice, with a new confidence, as if you were watching a beautiful plant mature within you.

Another help is to decrease the amount of access you give to external voices of doubt and fear and increase your time with kindred spirits who share or support your vision. This will feed new possibilities for your vision, just as elements of your vision will feed theirs.

Be kind to yourself in this process. You are breaking a very old, very established pattern.

Try creating a short mantra you can recite over and over, such “I believe the unbelievable,” or “My vision is my reality,” or another phrase that connects you to your inner vision and helps you stand more grounded within it.

Each day your new belief system prevails you create more room for your vision to grow, both inside yourself and across the earth. Be courageous. We are there beside you. We are sending energy to support you. You are the light of the new world.

Photo of a Carolina wren by Charles Kouns.

The heART of intuition: Live from the inside out, Part 6

Speak before you think. Feel first, think later. Speak your feeling. Talk your feel.

Intuition is really a gift. It truly makes it possible for you to know who you really are. The difficulty in defining it—the difficulty in working with it—is that it’s not something you “do.” It’s something you “allow” to come through you. You can’t “do” it with your mind; you simply allow it to flow through your heart. It reveals itself as inspiration and not as perspiration. It’s a “non-doing.”

When I teach my intuition classes I tell my students, “Don’t think; speak before you think.”  Your parents may have taught you to, “Think before you speak.” But in the case of intuition, you must, feel first, think later; feel first and speak your feeling. 

Again, intuition is not a cognitive exercise, it’s not a striving, it just flows through you in an inspired way. You start speaking your “feel” and you have no idea where what you are going to say next will go. You follow the “golden thread” of your feelings. It’s not scripted; it’s inspired. It comes from the heart and not from the head. And, if you allow it, it weaves a beautiful tapestry of meaning and purpose right there before your eyes.

But it does require you to learn to trust in and listen to your higher Self, which is the creative, inspired part of you, rather than the limited, scripted, calcified part of your ego mind.