It may be a little dicey through today. The inner planets are active right now. You might notice an increase in anxiety or irritability. There is a fair amount of resistance out there, and if you aren’t resisting changing, your neighbor might be. The moon rises today against Mars, Mercury, and the moon. If you look inward, you may discover you are fighting old ideas about growing (up!).
What to do? This is only going to last a day or two, so you can wait for it to pass. Use your breath, return to the NOW where the thing that you think is irritating you isn’t really what’s got you worked up. But if you want, you can drop into your body and use your intuition. You can decide what you want to do about the resistance you might experience, when you experience it.
Intuition is a common human experience of knowing something immediately that fosters a compelling sense of truth without conscious reasoning. It involves rapid communication between the right brain and the body. It is a powerful experience because the space between the conscious and unconscious processing is where change in one’s thinking can occur with the greatest ease. Intuition bridges the narrowly focused critical thinking skills of the conscious mind with the quick, flexible and larger processing ability of the unconscious mind and provides great insight. This newly acquired insight is then affirmed in the body through sensations that indicate truth. You may call it a gut feeling. (Adapted from the work of Dr. Lori Hops and Terry Marks-Tarow)
Are you willing to consider that intuition is an internal human program that can guide you through change? If you are, does it make sense to hone it? What if you really do already know what you want and how to access it? Are you ready to consider the self-determination that that information may provide you? Or do you notice it scares you? Would you prefer to deny it? Do you believe it is blasphemous? Ridiculous? Illogical? And where do those beliefs lead you?
This week, take a peek inside. Consider trusting how you feel about something with one caveat – you gotta be on the right side. The right side of the brain that is. Go there right now. Breathe in for 4, hold for 2, and exhale for 6. Practice this breath just three times and then notice what happens. That shift you feel, that sense that you have more space and time in your life – that is the right side of the brain. Once you are there, check out your intuitive thought. What more can you learn about the information you received intuitively?
And now the big finish. The leap of faith. Trust yourself. Ask yourself, “What do I want to do now?” Follow that inquiry until it takes you to something actionable that you agree with, that resonates with your mind and body. Then? Yep, that is the leap. Do it. Go ahead and do it. See what happens.
In the midst of what you see as problematic, it can be difficult to recognize the opportunities. I can help you discover a new way of thinking that will assist you in managing and negotiating life’s obstacles. You will find that this new way of thinking provides you opportunities that you hadn’t previously noticed as well as affords you the confidence and desire to live your life in the driver’s seat.
Tami Satterfield, MSW, LCSW-C, NBCCH, HTP is a licensed psychotherapist who practices solution-oriented healing from a deep ecological perspective. Her specialities include hypnosis for anxiety, performance, and creativity. Sessions on-line or in Boulder, Colorado include cutting edge brain therapies that will change the way you think. Learn more at attentiontoliving.com