Intuition is Learning to Listen with Your Heart
You could say that heartfelt communication is something many people would like to achieve. In the best of times it happens naturally by opening your heart and listening to its promptings.
Unfortunately, when life takes a difficult turn or tragedy happens, the heart and throat centers can shut down, leading you to feel cut off and at a loss for words. Repeated trauma and other violations of the spirit take their toll. Perhaps it’s the shock of disappointment or the panic one feels when the world gets turned upside down. Opening up again may take time and some extra encouragement, especially for introverted, shy or highly sensitive people.
Yet, with a little help, your heart can heal and your throat can relax again. By practicing heartfelt communication with yourself first, you strengthen your intuition, which is like having an inner guidance system. When you go one step further and act on your intuition, you can:
- Re-examine your relationship with yourself and the world around you
- Reclaim an inner peace that helps you remain objective
- Recalibrate your ability to express your truth
- Resource new ways to nurture cooperation and appreciation
- Renew the connection between your throat and your heart.
Heartfelt Communication: A Transformation Game using Animal Totems from the Intuitive Learning Circle method.
The Intuitive Learning Circles use messages from animals and nature to facilitate your learning and access inner peace.
Many cultures claim that messages from the animal world inform and offer us guidance – a very special kind of “medicine.”
For example, Monkey Medicine is about calming angry or critical thoughts that are causing trouble in your communications and life. In todays world, there are many conversations that have no intention of creating any kind of common ground. They’re merely an opportunity to cast aspersions and insults. Before you engage, it’s very useful to know if that’s the case.
Gaze softly at Monkeys Circle, and ask:
“Is there any real opportunity to make progress with this person or group?”
If the answer is “no,” you would be wise to stop now. Your time and energy is too valuable to be wasted in this way.
If your answer is “yes,” ask yourself honestly:
“Am I open to changing my perspective around this particular communication?”
If you are, our Heartfelt Communication Meditation gives you an opportunity to try out the Circles to receive the animal medicine that goes with each one.
*For best results, place both feet on the ground and gaze gently at each Circle to receive your own message.
Let’s start by introducing you to the very first Intuitive Learning Circle from “Gifts from the Rainforest.“
Animal Spirits Medicine
Animals are our partners in creating an abundant and peaceful life on our planet. By observing their behavior and the role they play in their environment, we can adapt to and make the most of the circumstances in our lives. This Intuitive Learning Circle helps us take ownership of how we use our energy to communicate. It also helps us to set things right by listening to the wisdom of our hearts. If you gaze gently at the Circle, you can tune in and receive your own answers to the question below.
Relax and breathe as you would in a state of meditation. Think of a person or group that you would like to improve your communications with.
What do you really want to communicate to this person or group? Write it down.
Because of the sheer amount of tragic and heart breaking events we encounter everyday, we need to address the possibility that various chakras may be damaged or struggling with attachments and karmic entanglements.
Use this Key to relax and meditate on for as long as you like. Like a healing balm, imagine that a loving coat of peace and comfort is pouring down over you.
“My chakra system can easily and effectively, neutralize interfering energies and detach from them.”
When we’re under extreme stress, it’s not uncommon for the chakras and/or meridians to start running in reverse or shut down entirely. Relax and let this symbol help you make corrections to problems including deformations, reversals and misdirections.
“I repair any glitches, holes or blockages in my energy system.”
Electric Eel Medicine
The message of Electric Eel is always about grounding. Being grounded in the truth about who we are and what we’re doing. Use this medicine to scan your body and pay attention to any areas that feel blank or void when it comes to communicating with this person or group. Once you feel the blank area, Electric Eel will help you fill in the void with positive energy and purpose. It can also help you change the polarity of your throat and heart chakras so that they can realign with each other.
Starlight aligns our individual consciousness with Universal Truth to achieve clarity and order. This medicine supports compassionate action, clarity of direction and alignment with your spirit.
Once you feel more present and grounded, contemplate what you wrote down.
Is this really what you want to communicate? Are you clear who you want to communicate this message to?
Do you think that this message, as it is, will evoke the response you’re really looking for?
Is there a more effective message to send?
Plant Spirits Medicine
Are you coming from a place of open, constructive communication? if not, relax and breathe for a couple of minutes. Utilize the medicine of Plant Spirits to help you come from a more natural, nourishing frame of mind. After all, what you put out comes back to you. It’s worth it to take a few extra minutes to clarify what you want to put out!
Once you’re more balanced, think again about who you’re communicating with, what you want to communicate and how you might do that more effectively.
This section is for when you are struggling with a truly stressful and/or complicated communication…
The next sequence of symbols are from Divine Nature Activated which will help you release negative conditioning and detach from that frequency on an epigenetic level. The key is to relax as much as possible while looking at each symbol. It can help to imagine that an old, broken DNA strand is falling apart while a vibrant and cohesive DNA strand is relaxing, healing and filling up with light.
When using these symbols, it’s important to relax and breathe as you use each affirmation:
“My Soul helps me to cut through the smokescreen. I clear my mind of confusion.”
“I ask for transformative words and direct communication using the Element of Air.”
“I release the notion of having to be right. I now choose to communicate truthfully in a calm and respectful manner.”
“I connect my consciousness with hope and compassionate understanding.”
Use the Medicine of Seed to make certain that the Source of your communication will nurture mutual benefit and understanding.
“I use my own beneficial karma to plant the seeds of _______, _______ and ___________ in my communication.”
If you’re tapping into any harmful karma, visualize those seeds moving up, out and towards the Sun to be transformed. You don’t need them anymore!
Dissolving Destructive Blueprints
This symbol from Soul Prayer Charts helps you dissolve any destructive mental, emotional or spiritual blueprints that you may have for confusing or ineffective communication with this symbol.
“I dissolve destructive patterns for harmful communication and any connection I have ever had to them.”
You can see them dissolving like dark clouds, dissipating into the pure light of the Sun.
Please note: Never send destructive energies into the Earth, she already has too much to handle now. Use the Earth for planting seeds of happiness and life – not death!
Piranha is about protection and direction. As you look at the Circle, imagine you can close the doors to all the myriad pathways in your mind that would lead you into danger.
“I close the doors to any harmful, confusing or manipulative communications.”
Once you’ve released the negative epigenetic conditioning, be sure to refocus and strengthen your auras using this Circle. Your auras protect you and are an important part of your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Take all the time you need using these affirmations:
“I decide to take good care of myself and ___________.”
“My auras are completely repaired and refocused. I strengthen my mental capacity for heartfelt communication.”
Now that you’ve let go, River Medicine can help you relax into a more harmonious perception. Use the Circle like a volume control to bring your senses into balance. Some may be turned up too high and some may be too low. Bringing them into balance will calm your emotions and support clear intuition.
Adjust the volume around your proposed communication.
Consider what’s really needed here.
What is preferred and what is actually possible?
Create a positive affirmation to guide you: “My communications are ______________.”
Utilize the generative energy flow of the New Paradigm to give your communications the lift and lightness that it needs to be successful.
“Any stagnant, heavy or destructive energy flows from the old paradigm are closing down now – in my mind, my body and my communications.”
“I am open to receiving generative life force through the Element of Air.”
“I now communicate using the lighter, quicker energy of Air.”
Bring your attention to your heart center and allow the energy there to gently radiate out, like a star!
Do you think you can communicate compassion, caring, self-respect and respect for others? If so, you are ready to refine your message.
Finish now with Sky Medicine and allow it to help you re-focus on a joyful and heartfelt message that is heartfelt and you really want to communicate.
That way, your words are bound to have a more desirable impact.
“What I really want to say to ________ is ____________________________.”
You have taken the time to consider the true impact of your words and re-framed any confusion or negativity into more heartfelt communication. Be sure to take some time to relax. Take a walk and integrate what you’ve come up with.
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About the Author
Rheanni Lightwater CHT, CKT 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 overwhelmed.
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: [email protected].
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