Nicci Morris

Use Your Sixth Sense to Find Your Purpose and Your Path

In Lifestyle, Love/Relationships, Spirituality on January 5, 2012 at 5:40 pm
We went over the five senses, but today we will consider the sixth. Your sixth sense is better known as your intuition. I believe that your sixth sense becomes stronger when you pay more attention to the other five senses. Just as you can hone them and increase how much you tune in to what you hear, see, touch, taste and smell, you can also increase your visceral intuition. There are many ways that you can do this.
Pray and Meditate
Let me first say that I view these two important practices as intertwined yet quite separate. I pondered this for quite some time and what came to me is prayer is more external while meditation is more internal. For me, both link me to my Creator, The Universe, God, etc… Whatever you prefer to call the origin and provider of life and energy.
When you pray, you turn outside of yourself. You might ask for favor, protection, clarity. Another important purpose of prayer is to express gratitude for all that you have and all that you don’t have. On the other hand when you meditate, you turn inside of yourself. You focus on your breath, a thought, a mantra, etc… and shut out the world. Doing this will allow you to regain focus and to know your purpose. Both practices are important for healing and resilience. They put you in touch with yourself and your creator, allowing you to become grounded. When you become grounded, intuition flows freely through your spirit and all traces of self-doubt dissipate.
Take Leaps of Faith

Leap and the net will appear.”  – John Burroughs

What is the best way to increase the strength and definition of your muscles? Exercise. You have to use them or they atrophy and you become weak. In the same way, the best way to increase your intuition is to use it. Not doing so will eventually cause you to become weak in spirit and in thought. You will become depressed and it will be far easier for others to mislead you. This is not because you don’t recognize things for what they are but because you don’t have faith in who you are. I have been there many times. It has only been through painful introspection and the sloughing away of what seemed comfortable that I have discovered what is real and true for me. It is through such dark periods that each of us has the the chance to find the purpose and the path for this life. If you have a feeling about a person or a set of circumstances, go with your gut. No matter the outcome, you will find that you are at peace with if you followed your inner rudder and did what you felt was best at the time. It doesn’t mean you will never make mistakes or that you won’t need to change course. You will just as I will. But a leap of faith allows you to grow and evolve into the person you are meant to become. You will never find your life’s purpose until you leap, and you will never understand — let alone appreciate — success until you experience failure.

Remain Positive

Seems simple enough. Unfortunately, for many of us, this exercise is the most difficult of them all. It is hard because it requires that you relinquish the facade of power. Many people will say, “Give it over to God…” Whether you believe in God or not, this principal is applicable. Even if you don’t think there is a God to whom you can give your worries or fears, you can still release them into the ether when you decide to do so. You can only control what you can control. That begins and ends with you. Rather than worry about other people, situations, jobs, bills, etc… use that energy to nurture yourself while you deal with those people, those situations, those issues at the office, the mortgage, etc… You are energy. Nothing more or less. When your energy takes on a different form and you are no long walking the earth in the shell you wear right now, none of those things will matter. What will matter is the legacy you leave. Use your intuition to guide you on the right path and your your legacy will consist of light and love, both of which will always live on, too.

Love,

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