Sometimes when we want clear guidance desperately, the hardest thing is not to have mental interference in intuiting what’s best for us. We don’t want to be listening just to the mind at times like this…we want to be listening to our heart too. Heart wisdom is the best kind of wisdom there is. The heart knows what it knows. The heart doesn’t waver in its knowing, but the mind loves to step in and present all the options.
The mind can take you on a looping journey through the ins and outs, the pros and cons….the safest route, the most predictable result, the answer that will preserve your dignity, pride, self-righteousness, and the protection of your vulnerability till death do you and your ego part!
The mind is a fantastic tool, don’t get me wrong…but when the mind serves the ego instead of the heart, then the higher wisdom you seek can be blocked.
At times like this, I tune inward. I sit with my question. I feel into it. I listen to my body. I play with a little muscle testing. If I want a quick and easy way to connect in to a much greater and more complex network of wisdom than my ego/mind can afford, I’ll also pull an oracle card, or several cards.
I have a number of different oracle decks, including the traditional tarot deck, the Runes, and the shamanic medicine cards, among others. I love them all. Each deck offers a slightly different perspective, but all of them offer a much more global, wiser, and universal, birds-eye view of life on this planet as a spiritual being having a human experience.
Being lifted above the minutia of mental details can be a real gift of sanity. Even if I’m resisting the message of a card that I picked, I usually sense its rightness. If that happens, I remind myself that it’s okay to feel resistance…and that practicing “staying with” one’s resistance is an extremely worthy spiritual endeavor as well. In fact, it’s a powerful doorway to actually moving into effortless action.
To “stay with” is to just “see.” Just see your resistance and where your mind takes you at times like that…see the stories the ego weaves of injustice done to you. See the emotions that arise and stay with those emotions. Eventually, one can move through resistance if the desire is there. Not everyone wants to move through it, though, and that, too, is okay.
If you’re in the Chicago area, and would like a powerful evening of playing with oracle cards and tapping into inner wisdom, please join us on Wed., August 10, from 6:30-9:30pm in Deerfield, IL. I’m teaching this class with my friend and colleague Savita Jachim. The fee is $54 if you register by August 5, so don’t delay! It will be fun and give you some great tools to use next time it’s 2am and you can’t sleep because you’re mulling over a choice. Click here for the flyer with all the info!
One other little reminder – if you need some guidance and can’t get clear on your own, I’m always available to give you an Akashic Record or clairvoyant reading! A little bit of help can go a long way.