Conscious giving is when we give to another from an intuitive space. This occurs when we ‘tune out’ of the thinking mind, and ‘tune in’ to our Heart. From the Heart we experience more of a present ‘knowing’ of what, and how, to give. Living from our intuition is utilising a different operating system to that of the thinking mind. It takes a little practice, but we all have the ability to connect with our intuition.
Could thinking be over-rated?
We have been taught that thinking is normal, but it takes a substantial amount of energy to think. We have been led to believe that to be great, or successful, we have to think, or over think, things. However even Einstein knew that his greatest discoveries came not from his thinking mind but from his own inner ‘prompt’.
In today’s driven society, and with the internet providing a continual stream of information, the mind is typically ‘overloaded’. The Mayans talked about man’s heavy reliance on the thinking mind to solve problems and pointed out the alternative, if not the necessity, of returning to our intuitive abilities as a primary means of guidance.
What stands in the way of clear intuitive guidance?
Generally speaking, the mind controls the majority of our decision making through a series of thought processes. These thought processes include judgement, comparisons and ideas, all of which (eventually) lead to a decision. The average adult today thinks an enormous 90,000 – 120,000 thoughts a day. That’s a lot of energy consumption not to mention stress on the nervous system.
Surprisingly, even amid so many thoughts, our intuition can still reveal itself, sometimes just enough to be ‘heard’. Have you ever been in a situation where an accident nearly happened but you had an impulse to ‘move’? That was your intuition. The thinking mind had no idea of the imminent disaster, because it was too busy thinking!
The intuition is always with us.
The intuition is like an inner voice or guide. Where it distinctly differs from the thinking mind, however, is in the area of ‘all knowing’. The mind can accumulate lots of facts, opinions, conclusions, and perceptions, but it cannot ‘know’ the many variants within both the seen and unseen worlds. But our intuition does.
The intuition never lies. If not going to the party, for example, is more beneficial for everyone, then that is what our intuition will prompt us to do.
The intuition is always present. We cannot say, “I will intuitively feel like doing such and such tomorrow”, that would be coming from the mind. Using the intuition to guide our decision making adds no stress to the nervous system, primarily because our intuition is NOW. It has no need for collecting data from the memory banks or mulling over belief systems, facts or ideas. The intuition simply knows everything it needs to know.. now!
Honing the intuition involves excercising the awareness.
A good practice for utilising the intuition is to allow ourselves, whenever we remember, to gently direct our awareness inward. Simply rest the awareness within, on the breath or a physical sensation and notice what happens. Shifting the awareness is a natural ability that we all have, and it requires no effort. If I say to be aware of your nose, your attention will naturally go there. This is an easy practice which may help us discern whether we are ‘thinking’ our way to a decision, or ‘knowing’ our way.
Little Wings Guidance Oracle Cards are designed to remind you of choosing for internal awareness. Selecting daily Oracle Cards can halp to be gently reminded of the importance to surrender the thinking mind, and to listen, instead to the Guidance that comes through the Heart.