This Mind Exercise is about how to access common sense.
“Common Sense is good sense and judgement based on verifiable experience or repeated observation of the facts, not just because someone said so. When someone says, “something is so, because I say it is,” that is not common sense.
When a person’s common sense is out of balance, they’re more interested in looking good than anything else. They have poor boundaries and are more concerned about how they are being perceived than they are with facts. The thought process is externally driven (peer pressure), not internally developed and checked against the facts.
If a person accepts a judgement as truth from a second or third party without any personal verification, it’s actually an assumed agreement or conditioning. Learning without verification can be very dangerous. An example of this would be prejudice against someone you have never met. Someone told you this person, group or activity is untrustworthy. It may be true or it may not. Without verifiable evidence, common sense is lacking.
What can be done about common sense that’s out of balance?
A good place to start is to access your senses. Everyone has a “blind spot.” For some reason, we’ve been conditioned to turn a blind eye to certain things. See if you can remedy some of that by gazing softly at this Reiki Chakra Key, together with these positive affirmations:
“I use them to be present and make sense of my current conditions and environment.”
“I use them to become aware of helpful resources, solutions and opportunities.”
“I focus on behavior that supports good common sense and integrity.”
Next, release your agreement with any unverifiable prejudices. These may have been planted deeply in your unconscious mind by your family, religion and society, even your dearest friends. Oh, and be sure to include the media!
Use this Intuitive Learning Circle™ to help you find unconscious prejudices in your mind and uproot them:
“I unearth unverified assumptions, prejudices or agreements that prevent me from having good, common sense.”
“I uproot the resistance I have to verify the facts and question what I’ve been conditioned to believe.”
“I uproot the need for approval and the belief that I have to agree with what I’m told in order to survive.”
What else would you like to uproot?
To teach genuine common sense, a good teacher shows by example or demonstration. True common sense can prevent fascism, slavery and abuse. It instills personal integrity, plus things just work better when they make sense.“
*from Learning in the New Paradigm by Rheanni Lightwater: Mind Exercises to realign different aspects of your learning abilities to focus on “balance” or “joy”, rather than “perfection.”
To have your own experience with how to access common sense, let’s go through this simple series of Intuitive Learning Circles™. They’ve been put together to help you relax, contemplate the nature of common sense and integrate the information.
All you have to do is read the instructions and then follow through on the directions while you gaze softly at each Circle.
The brain and body communicate through different channels when a part of you is crossed over the center of your body. If you feel resistant or stuck, cross or uncross a hand or foot over the midline of your body and go back to the Circle, breathing patiently. See if your thinking starts to move again. Let negative self-talk go by breathing through it.
How to Access Common Sense
Step One: Gaining insight through common sense works with having good intuition. Allow the Reiki Chakra Key below to open and balance your Third Eye energy center. The affirmations will help you focus your intention:
“I balance my inner vision with good common sense. I free my mind to focus on inspiration that makes the most sense in this situation – based on verifiable evidence.”
Step Two: Slow down. Both intuition and common sense are more accessible when you’re not in a hurry or trying to do too many things.
“I slow down and pay attention to what’s happening now.”
It will help to imagine you can bring all the energy into focus on the center, open space of each Intuitive Learning Circle™.
Step Three: You might sense a blockage or your mind may go blank. That’s okay. Let this Circle soften your rigid thoughts. Allow them to melt, move and dissolve away. Do this both crossed and uncrossed until the blockage is cleared.
Now, without censoring yourself, what would you like to do?
Step Four: Let your senses get balanced. Some may be turned up too high and some too low. You can imagine them like a ring of lights orbiting around your waist, casting light and awareness on the world around you.
Adjust them like a radio dial until the level feels just right.
Be sure that your lights are focused on sensing joy – not on what someone else wants you to pay attention to!
Step Five: Surround those lights with a ring of protection and strength.
“I am safe and protected. I have the courage to change my perspective.”
Step Six: Resonate with the power of your Soul to separate yourself from lies, confusion and manipulations.
Consciously “unplug” from lies and manipulations at your solar plexus and then plug into truth.
Be sure to do that while looking at this Circle both crossed and uncrossed!
Step Seven: In this quieter, clearer mind space, think of a decision you are unclear about and would like to apply some common sense to – something that isn’t making sense to you right now.
Or you can ask: “What makes sense to do next?” If you are unclear, this would be a perfect situation to experiment with.
Step Eight: Continue your inquiry, “How can I put it all together so that it makes sense?” Bring your thoughts in toward the center, blank space. This could take some time. Listen for the answer. What is your inner guidance?
Intuition combined with common sense is often simpler and more straightforward than most people are comfortable with. Let go of the three C’s – complication, convolution and conspiracy. Be patient and let your mind sift through the possibilities.
Step Nine: Balance your senses again and ask yourself:
“What makes the most sense?”
Once you get a heartfelt answer, Congratulations! Be sure to write down what you came up with. The critical mind often doesn’t like to remember the quieter, gentler vision of intuition combine with common sense.
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Improving Brain Chemistry for Better Common Sense
We are more likely to make good sense of things when our brains have a balanced chemistry. Chakra healing can help. Let’s see what happens when we allow the chakras of important parts of our brains to let go of toxic chemicals that might be impairing our thinking and how we access common sense.
Gaze softly at the Essential Chakra Key with this intention:
“Accurate messages are transferred between my brain and spinal cord.”
Next, gaze at this Chakra Key with the intention:
“My left and right brain communicate accurately with each other.”
Sometimes we have “the sense knocked out of us” physically. Trauma like that can affect all kinds of thought processes.
“My focus, balance and stability are in place.”
Use this Circle to help you appropriately reconnect any chakras that have disconnected due to accident, injury or violence.
“My communication lines are connected.”
“I make sense of things.”
“Reliable communication has resumed throughout my nervous system.”
Some parts of your brain can anticipate pain and overreact with highly charged emotional responses. Allow them to gently release and let go with this intention:
“I am safe and calm. All is well.”
Go back to Step Seven at the beginning of this exercise and review the decision you were considering.
“What makes good sense to do next?”
Imagine that you can release any negative karmic patterns you may have around peer pressure or needing to look good. Send any chaos or confusion up to the Sun.
Next, access your beneficial karma for having good common sense. Gather your good deeds into the center, blank area of this Circle.
“I access my beneficial karma for actualizing good and balanced common sense.”
The mind intuitively appreciates closure. Let’s get grounded as we complete this mind exercise.
Place both feet on the floor and put your hands on your knees if you can. Gaze softly at the Circle and repeat the affirmation until you feel your body has fully settled in the present.
“I am grounded in the present.”
“I ground common sense in the New Paradigm.”
“How does it feel to access good common sense, based on verifiable experience or repeated observation of the facts?”
You can thank yourself for taking the time today to learn how to access common sense and good judgement – a gift that will make your life a whole lot better!
Bring the energy of gratitude and appreciation in towards you in the center.
“All holes are sealed and healed.”
“I follow the direction of healthy protection.”
Be sure to rest now and do something nice for yourself!
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Rheanni Lightwater CHT, CKT lives and practices in Santa Fe, NM. She specializes in learning difficulties and mind body healing using Kinesiology, the Intuitive Learning Circles™, Reiki as a Master/Teacher, Hypnotherapy and Shamanic Clearing Techniques.
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This mind exercise should not be considered as an exclusive method of treatment for any ailment. 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.