Clear Perception – a Mind Exercise

Intuitive Guidance Using the Loyalty and Clear Perception of Dog Medicine:

Clear Perception - Dog MedicineYour gut instinct is an awesome inner guidance system and has access to all kinds of information that you’re not consciously aware of. The only trick is that you need to be paying attention! 

Luckily, you can learn to use Dog Medicine with this Mind Exercise to hone your intuitive abilities and develop clear perception about where you’re heading.

First, a word about environmental changes and getting a grasp on the larger picture…

Most people know on the unconscious level that a shift has occurred. However, the conscious mind may still be acting as if everything’s still the same.

In order to ADAPT, it’s very helpful for our minds to have signs and maps to assist us as we navigate the new terrain. That is the reason and purpose for all the symbols and Intuitive Learning Circles on this site.

For example, If you meditate on the “map” available in this image, your mind can get a better grasp on what it can organize around in the New Paradigm we’ve entered.

The imprint of common ground based on cooperation, joy, equality and sustainable prosperity.

If You Would Like To Develop More Clear Perception On Your Journey You’ll Need to Know If You’re Heading in the Wrong Direction ~

There are several reasons why you might be unconsciously heading in the wrong direction.

1. One possibility could be that your energy is having a difficult time adjusting to all the significant environmental changes that are taking place. Sudden reversals, blockages and changes in momentum can cause our subtle energy fields to react in unusual ways.

As you look at this first Circle, do you notice any rough glitches or reversed energies going on? Relax with it for a few minutes until things smooth out.

2. Your timing could be off, causing you to jump ahead before it’s a good idea to do so.

Most peoples circumstances are unstable at best and treacherous at worst.

It’s good to get your radar up and prepared for sudden dangers that are so prominent in times of DECLINE. Ask yourself:

“Is there a situation where I’m jumping to a conclusion before it’s a good idea to make any moves?”

If your answer is “yes,” it would be wise to stop and reconsider. Retrace your steps and see where the error is. If you take each step one at a time, you can avoid a great deal of trouble!

3. Your senses may have gotten all knocked out of balance. 

With so much going on, its easy to be distracted and confused by all the intense input that’s going on around you.

Fortunately, dog energy works incredibly well to help you with your inner guidance system – warning you to slow down and get your feet back under you.

Gaze softly at this Reiki Chakra Key and take a minute or two to consciously gather up all your senses for greater awareness. 

4. Your intuition could be out of balance too.

Don’t let fantasy over-ride clear perception either. Sometimes we get too emotional and out of balance. That’s when we spend our time in the watery depths, fantasizing about how we want things to be or wish they were, rather than acknowledging how they actually are.

Certainly, we’ve all had wishful thinking about that perfect lover or fears about the next worst case scenario. That’s natural. Yet, it’s important to be able to pull back into the here and now and not get too carried away.

You can rectify that for yourself by bringing your senses into balance so that you can perceive things more clearly. Imagine you can adjust the volume for seeing, hearing, feeling, tasting and smelling! Breathe in and take all the time you need.

You don’t want to miss some important information or an opportunity that you need to take advantage of. Dog medicine is here to tell you that something really important is happening right now and you need to be paying attention!

5. Finally, something could be draining your energy.

Do you sense that something like that could be happening?


Before you plunge into the great unknown, take a few minutes to go through this grounding exercise, Develop Clear Perception, where you can make friends with dog energy and get all kinds of insight and guidance. 

Get Your Feet Firmly Planted On the Ground

Relax and gaze softly at the center open space of this Circle while you go through a few positive affirmations. If there’s a question, just be open to your gut response.

“I slow down because things may be moving too fast for me to sense the truth. “

“I’m willing to admit I don’t know what’s going on. Asking for help is a blessing.”

“Is my inner guidance sending me a warning?”

“Do I need to let go of something? Change something?”

“Do my instincts want to redirect my attention to a solution or something else?”

“In either case, am I willing to listen and learn?”

You may be surprised at the answers that are coming to you. If it didn’t work, relax! You can go back and do it again. Journaling is often a help.

Be sure to check the directions again and follow them if you’re not sure.


Use this next Circle the same way with this affirmation:

“I allow clear perception to heighten my instincts and intuition.”

Then ask:

“Am I willing to trust in the power of not knowing?”

“Is the ‘vibe’ around me helpful or harmful?”

Very interesting, isn’t it? We instinctively know when the “vibe” is right or wrong, but we often don’t appreciate the messages we get. We doubt and second-guess ourselves or we might willfully ignore our inner guidance system and try to force our way through.

Look at the Circle again and ask, “Am I heading in the direction of my best interests?”

“Am I making decisions that are in my best interests?”

“Am I taking actions that are helpful, harmful or simply ineffective?”

If you’re not clear yet, keep going with the exercise. You may need a few more easy corrections before the truth emerges.

Clear Perception and Being Present

Clear Perception - Gut Instinct

Often, how well we listen to our inner guidance is affected by how present we are in our bodies. It’s called gut instinct because when we’re really present, we can feel it in our solar plexus (the soft area in the front where our ribs go up).

You can use the Circle below with its positive affirmations to help you become more present and aware. Just relax and breathe while you gently look at it for a couple of minutes. Feel free to move at anytime in any way to help you embody your experience…

“I detach from blockages and harmful energy.”

“I am present, upright and facing forward. I am willing to hear the truth.”

Once you’ve finished centering yourself, hopefully, you’re feeling much better!

Use Dog Medicine to Handle Your Agreements Appropriately:

Another reason why we might not perceive clearly is because there’s some kind of problem with an agreement or commitment we’ve entered into on some level. In this busy, modern life, people tend to take their agreements too lightly and don’t realize how important their word is.

Perhaps paying attention to what we say seems like too much effort or too complicated. Yet, if you really want to be be loyal to yourself, being clear about your word and your agreements is super important. Especially agreements that you’ve made with yourself!

Here’s some tips about how to handle agreements successfully:

  1. You can keep your agreements and stay in integrity with your word.
  2. You can release agreements when they’re complete or no longer serve you.
  3. Or, you can consciously re-negotiate them when they need to be changed.

By the way, it’s also a good idea to pay attention if someone hasn’t been keeping their agreements with you. If that’s happening, it’s best to deal with the indiscretion asap. When we allow someone to break their word with us and then say or do nothing about it, we lose our own integrity by being disloyal to ourselves.

Stay Calm and Take a Few Deep Breaths:

It’s okay. Our situations are changing at a rapid pace and so are our priorities. To help you identify problem agreements, use this Circle to help you slow down again. Focus on yourself and your current goals.

“I bring my senses back into balance. 

I see myself and my goals as they really are in the present.”


Once you can perceive clearly, you may ask yourself:

“Have I been trying to keep agreements that are harmful to me? Is it time to renegotiate a pertinent agreement? or Am I ignoring an important agreement that I need to follow through on?”

If so, can you tell what those agreements are about? Take all the time you need with this… what insights do you get?

If you ignore them, they may turn around and bite you!

Use this Soul Contract Circle to imagine that any harmful agreements you may have are like contracts that can be melted down to adjust for what’s needed or burned up entirely. Use the Circle to visualize all harmful contracts interacting with a sacred, violet flame. Here’s some affirmations to assist you if you like:

“I release all agreements that no longer serve me.”

“I let go of ___________.   I reframe ____________.  I stop ____________.”

Possible new agreements could be:

“I am loyal and true to my Self. My needs are a priority.”

“I have faith. I listen to my instincts and take good care of my Self.”

“I ________________________________.”

Use Dog Medicine to Help You Sniff Out the Truth:

To complete the correction in your perception, it’s important to realize where your attention has really been. Use the Circle below like you did with the others and see if you can determine what you’ve been focusing on consciously or unconsciously that isn’t in your best interests.

“What have I been paying too much attention to?”

“What action(s) do I need to take to truthfully correct the situation?”

Pull yourself back out of any fantasies, delusions or unconscious fears.

It’s very important that you be present, paying attention to your own actions and using your beneficial karma to create your own priorities.

Energy Medicine for the New Paradigm


Imagine those beneficial actions you’ve taken in the past are all gathered like seeds in the center of this Circle. Visualize positive life force traveling down the lines towards your helpful karma, nourishing them and encouraging them to grow!


Now it’s time to redirect your attention to helpful people, opportunities and places. For additional help, ask these questions:

“What is my priority at this time?”

“What is my natural place in this situation – where do I belong?”

“Am I operating in the New Paradigm based on equality, co-operation and sustainable prosperity or the old paradigm based on fear and greed?”


Finally! It’s time to close the door on all those misuses of your time, attention and energies.

“I close the door on any drain or strain on my time, space, attention or energy.”

“I follow the direction of healthy protection.”

“I trust the wisdom of dog medicine.”


Before you move on, let this symbol help you close down any harmful energy channels from the old paradigm and tap into the generative energy flow of the New Paradigm instead.

“I close down all harmful energy channels.”

 “My mind is open and clear to receive generative life force.”


You now have clear perception about what’s really important to you and some guidance about what to do about it. Not only that, you’ve just gotten a key insight that’s going to save you a lot of trouble in the long run!

Specialized Energy Clearing with the Author of Soul Oriented Solutions

Rheanni Lightwater - Clear Perception
Rheanni Lightwater, Reiki Master Teacher

If you feel that Clear Perception has helped, but hasn’t addressed all of your needs, Rheanni Lightwater, BFA, CHT, CKP has 25+ years experience in the art and science of mind body healing. Contact her for a private session if you still feel off track or distracted.

Ms. Lightwater’s mission is to assist people in creating healthy balance and harmony in their lives through energy medicine, hypnotherapy and feng shui clearing. Sessions are available online or when you visit Santa Fe. Contact her at 505-271-4612 MST or email:

This Mind Exercise should not be considered as an exclusive method of treatment. The appropriate medical or psychotherapeutic authorities should be consulted for the diagnosis and treatment of any medical or psychological condition. The information and practices described on this website are best considered as an adjunct to orthodox medical or psychological treatments.