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  • Patti Garrett
    Hello everyone: Just thought you might enjoy this Lisa message on intuition today. Of course, if this is not your cup of tea, do go ahead and delete the
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 1, 2006
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      Hello everyone:
       
      Just thought you might enjoy this Lisa message on intuition today.   Of course, if this is not your cup of tea, do go ahead and delete the message right now, with my blessings.
       
      Peace, love, light and angel hugs,
       
      Patti
       
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      From: Lisa Day
      Subject: *~Spiritually Speaking~* Intuition: Amplify Your Inner Guidance

      Intuition: Amplify Your Inner Guidance

      by Lisa Sarasohn

      excerpted from The Woman's Belly Book with the publisher's permission

      "Trust your gut." A friend might use these words to encourage you to follow your inner guidance. The words point to the link between your belly and your intuition.

      How do you know what your gut instincts are telling you? Here are three ways my belly guides me:

      * If I center my awareness in my belly and ask myself "What happens if I...?" an image comes to mind that gives me an idea of the consequences.

      * If I focus my awareness in my belly as I'm considering my options, my belly tenses up as I think of one choice and relaxes as I think of another.

      * When I'm writing in my journal about an issue that's been troubling me and come to a resolution, my belly rumbles, affirming my insight out loud!

      Mixed with a multitude of hopes and fears, your gut feelings may seem muddled. Use the following exercises to clarify your inner wisdom, to become all the more aware of your intuitive knowing.

      INTUITION BUILDING EXERCISES

      Rubbing your tummy feels good. The gentle massage in the exercise that follows leads you back to feeling calm, relaxed, and reassured. It's a wonderful method of self-care that makes you all the more receptive to your inner guidance.

      You might invite a trusted friend to share this experience with you, trading gentle tummy rubs. Touching a belly - your own or another's - can be a profoundly moving experience. You're touching the essence of life. Take time to bring awareness, respect, and appreciation to the experience.

      Stay in Touch

      Here's how to give your tummy a pleasing massage:

      1. Make yourself comfortable by lying down on a well-padded surface. Place your feet flat on the ground, keeping your knees bent. Support your knees by placing pillows underneath them.

      2. Enter into the Centering Breath.* (see below)

      3. Place your palm gently upon your navel. Slowly glide your hand in clockwise circles, spiraling outward to cover the whole surface of your belly.

      4. As your hand circles, see and feel comforting light and soothing warmth penetrating deeply.

      5. Still moving your hand in a clockwise direction, spiral in toward your navel. Slowly bring your hand to stillness over your navel and let it rest there for a few moments. Enjoy the sense of relaxation you've evoked. Remain open to sensations and images that carry your instinctive wisdom into your awareness.

      "Trusting your gut" means using your intuition along with your logic and sense of ethics to make a choice or set a course of action. You may be willing to trust your gut, but the guidance your belly is giving you may not come through in neat sentences. Drawing the images that your belly generates can help clarify your gut instincts.

      You may have been told at a tender age that you weren't creative, that you couldn't draw. If that's the case, here's good news: what you're about to do is not Fine Arts 101. If anything, what you need is a Romper Room mentality - have fun making a mess. I use the word drawing as code for holding a colored marker in your hand and moving it around the paper with abandon. You won't be graded or judged. You don't have to make the page look good for anyone, not even yourself. There's no right or wrong way to do this kind of doodling. There's no such thing as a mistake. Feel your way into it, play around with it, surprise yourself.

      Draw Out Your Deepest Knowing

      1. Get a stack of plain white paper and a set of markers.

      2. Sitting comfortably, enter into the Centering Breath.* (see below) Notice any images and sensations that come into your awareness as you focus your attention within your body's center.

      3. Consider your arm to be an extension of your belly, a pipeline ready to carry information from your body's center through to your hand and out onto paper. Maintaining your awareness in your belly, take the markers that appeal to you. Let your arm and hand move across the paper, spilling out colors, shapes, and lines. Give yourself all the permission you need to make your marks freely, without judgment or restriction.

      4. When you sense that your drawing is complete, pause. See whether there's a word or phrase you want to add as a title or a caption. If so, add it to the page in the color and style that feels right to you.

      5. If your drawing seems incomplete in some way (or you just want to do more), take a new sheet of paper and make another drawing. Allow yourself to use as much paper as you want. Give yourself full permission - to "make it ugly" or "do it wrong" or "be sloppy" or "make a mess." As you give yourself total freedom of expression, your true picture will emerge.

      6. When you've finished, take a moment to regard your picture and receive its message in the same way that you might appreciate the guidance you receive in a dream. Write the date on your drawing and keep it together with all your drawings in a special place.


      *The Centering Breath: "The Centering Breath is a pattern of breathing fully and deeply from our bellies, similar to the way we naturally breathed as babies." It involves placing your hands on your belly, paying attention to the rise and fall of the abdomen with each breath, and then noticing any images or sensations that enter your awareness.


      Excerpted from the book The Woman's Belly Book: Finding Your True Center for More Energy, Confidence, and Pleasure, copyright 2006 by Lisa Sarasohn. Printed with permission of New World Library Novato, CA, 1-800-972-6657, ext. 52.

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    • ROXANNE YOUNG
      Intuition: Amplify Your Inner Guidance by Lisa Sarasohn excerpted from The Woman s Belly Book with the publisher s permission Trust your gut. A friend
      Message 2 of 2 , Jul 10, 2006
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        Intuition: Amplify Your Inner Guidance

        by Lisa Sarasohn

        excerpted from The Woman's Belly Book with the publisher's permission

        "Trust your gut." A friend might use these words to encourage you to follow your inner guidance. The words point to the link between your belly and your intuition.

        How do you know what your gut instincts are telling you? Here are three ways my belly guides me:

        * If I center my awareness in my belly and ask myself "What happens if I...?" an image comes to mind that gives me an idea of the consequences.

        * If I focus my awareness in my belly as I'm considering my options, my belly tenses up as I think of one choice and relaxes as I think of another.

        * When I'm writing in my journal about an issue that's been troubling me and come to a resolution, my belly rumbles, affirming my insight out loud!

        Mixed with a multitude of hopes and fears, your gut feelings may seem muddled. Use the following exercises to clarify your inner wisdom, to become all the more aware of your intuitive knowing.

        INTUITION BUILDING EXERCISES

        Rubbing your tummy feels good. The gentle massage in the exercise that follows leads you back to feeling calm, relaxed, and reassured. It's a wonderful method of self-care that makes you all the more receptive to your inner guidance.

        You might invite a trusted friend to share this experience with you, trading gentle tummy rubs. Touching a belly - your own or another's - can be a profoundly moving experience. You're touching the essence of life. Take time to bring awareness, respect, and appreciation to the experience.

        Stay in Touch

        Here's how to give your tummy a pleasing massage:

        1. Make yourself comfortable by lying down on a well-padded surface. Place your feet flat on the ground, keeping your knees bent. Support your knees by placing pillows underneath them.

        2. Enter into the Centering Breath.* (see below)

        3. Place your palm gently upon your navel. Slowly glide your hand in clockwise circles, spiraling outward to cover the whole surface of your belly.

        4. As your hand circles, see and feel comforting light and soothing warmth penetrating deeply.

        5. Still moving your hand in a clockwise direction, spiral in toward your navel. Slowly bring your hand to stillness over your navel and let it rest there for a few moments. Enjoy the sense of relaxation you've evoked. Remain open to sensations and images that carry your instinctive wisdom into your awareness.

        "Trusting your gut" means using your intuition along with your logic and sense of ethics to make a choice or set a course of action. You may be willing to trust your gut, but the guidance your belly is giving you may not come through in neat sentences. Drawing the images that your belly generates can help clarify your gut instincts.

        You may have been told at a tender age that you weren't creative, that you couldn't draw. If that's the case, here's good news: what you're about to do is not Fine Arts 101. If anything, what you need is a Romper Room mentality - have fun making a mess. I use the word drawing as code for holding a colored marker in your hand and moving it around the paper with abandon. You won't be graded or judged. You don't have to make the page look good for anyone, not even yourself. There's no right or wrong way to do this kind of doodling. There's no such thing as a mistake. Feel your way into it, play around with it, surprise yourself.

        Draw Out Your Deepest Knowing

        1. Get a stack of plain white paper and a set of markers.

        2. Sitting comfortably, enter into the Centering Breath.* (see below) Notice any images and sensations that come into your awareness as you focus your attention within your body's center.

        3. Consider your arm to be an extension of your belly, a pipeline ready to carry information from your body's center through to your hand and out onto paper. Maintaining your awareness in your belly, take the markers that appeal to you. Let your arm and hand move across the paper, spilling out colors, shapes, and lines. Give yourself all the permission you need to make your marks freely, without judgment or restriction.

        4. When you sense that your drawing is complete, pause. See whether there's a word or phrase you want to add as a title or a caption. If so, add it to the page in the color and style that feels right to you.

        5. If your drawing seems incomplete in some way (or you just want to do more), take a new sheet of paper and make another drawing. Allow yourself to use as much paper as you want. Give yourself full permission - to "make it ugly" or "do it wrong" or "be sloppy" or "make a mess." As you give yourself total freedom of expression, your true picture will emerge.

        6. When you've finished, take a moment to regard your picture and receive its message in the same way that you might appreciate the guidance you receive in a dream. Write the date on your drawing and keep it together with all your drawings in a special place.


        *The Centering Breath: "The Centering Breath is a pattern of breathing fully and deeply from our bellies, similar to the way we naturally breathed as babies." It involves placing your hands on your belly, paying attention to the rise and fall of the abdomen with each breath, and then noticing any images or sensations that enter your awareness.


        Excerpted from the book The Woman's Belly Book: Finding Your True Center for More Energy, Confidence, and Pleasure, copyright 2006 by Lisa Sarasohn. Printed with permission of New World Library Novato, CA, 1-800-972-6657, ext. 52.

                         ¸,.·´¯`·.»§«  Practice a Random Act of Kindness   »§«.·´¯`·.,¸  
         
                             (C)  http://groupsyahoo.com/group/Spiritually_Speaking    
                                     spiritually_speaking-subscribe@yahoogroups.com    : )
         
                                     Permission to share freely as long as credit is given.



         


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