Courting Intuition via Creativity

Opening yourself to creative flow is an excellent path to ramping up your personal psychic mojo. But sometimes? People do it in ways that tend to shut down the channel instead of open it up.

I’ve been thinking about it as akin to courting.

If you wanted to woo a new partner, you wouldn’t begrudge time or energy. This is where you want to spend your resources! You wouldn’t criticize and pick apart your partner or offer a running commentary on your date’s shortcomings.

“I’ve got a few minutes to kill. But I don’t want to spend any more money, okay? You cost so much! And…geez. If I introduce you around, which I think I won’t, but if I do…I will just open with an apology so they know I realize you’re subpar.”

Not exactly promising for a budding romance. But that’s exactly how we “court creativity” all the time. Either we worry about it’s demands or it becomes a reason to focus on our shortcomings. Eeek!

We can do better.

To woo, you wine and dine–eat well and sometimes, indulge. It’s a full-blown, full-body sensual experience. There is not resentment over resources–you feel good about time or money you spend this way. You don’t force the flow and you don’t rush it. Rather, you gladly invite it in and love every leisurely minute of time together. Because it’s too wonderful not to savor!

You can use a similar approach to tapping into you powerful, divine creative force and you’ll find it an excellent tool for turning up and fine tuning intuition.

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This works because imagination is a primary channel for incoming information. It can be just like recalling a rich memory–awareness of vivid, sensory information within your own head. While people sometimes have more tangible, physical experiences (such as vividly smelling dead Grandma’s perfume), most often, interpreting psychic information is much more subtle and internally focused. It’s a light and practiced touch.

Folks sometimes break down this info into categories by how it’s perceived–clairvoyance vs. clairaudience vs. clairsentience, etc.–and can grow a bit of an ego or inferiority surrounding how tangible their own incoming signals are or are not. That’s all fine and well if it interests you, at least the classification part. The ego score we can safely dismiss.

But in practical terms, the reception itself counts a whole lot more than whether or not your aura-vision looks like it’s coming from outside your own head. Whatever form is good enough. Welcome ALL that you get, and bless it and then, utilize it. As you do this consistently, it becomes more and more strong and dependable over time.

What DOES matter a great deal, though, is openness to the incoming signal and facility with receiving and interpreting that signal. This grows from practice. And activities that stimulate your true creative flow–a highly connected state–are invaluable to developing your skills.

Creativity to Improve Psychic Mojo

  • Select joy-driven activities.
  • No self-criticism need apply. (Am I getting repetitive with that point yet? Because if not, let me try harder! )
  • “Let yourself go” into creative activity.

Start by selecting an activity that you really love. Your creative process is ideally classifiable as “play.” It’s best something to look forward to, a rich and deep wellspring of pleasure. The love you have for the doing is already setting the stage for improving your connection by lifting your vibration from the moment you begin planning. Just thinking about it will start the energy moving and the more intensely you’re enjoying the preparation, the more intensely the energy moves.

Since the point here is plugging in, there is no way to get it wrong. There may be more and less effective, but no “not good enough.” Seeing room for improvement can be another avenue of satisfaction for the artist, and that’s great. Just be sure that however you are framing the process itself feels GOOD, satisfying. That’s how you can tell it’s an effective tool for you.

With self-doubt set aside, you are free to tap into the flow. The more you can let go of self-consciousness, the smoother the stream flows. As you love what you’re doing, you begin channeling more and more life force. That’s the real buzz of creative pursuits, tapping into the bigger energy stream of Universal life force. That’s where the high of “being in the zone” comes from.

And as you probably well realize, this in-the-zone state, when practiced and therefore readily achievable, is highly conducive to receiving intuitive/psychic information. And it’s fun to boot. Win-win, man, Win-win.

Have you found creativity to aid your psychic connection? Tell me you story!

03/11/14: Between the Lines / High Priestess

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Underlying influences? Today, it’s what you know but cannot see. It’s what you would bet on for “no apparent reason.” It’s the nagging feelings that cannot be articulated, the empty spaces, the words that are not spoken and the actions not taken. The High Priestess is mistress of the undone.

If you want to know what’s going on, look at what’s missing. Real truth hides in plain sight, between the lines today.

Are you finding meaning between the lines today?

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07/16/13: Information Sloshing / Queen of Cups

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What mysteries lie beneath the surface of the heart? The Queen of Cups knows, or perhaps more precisely, she Feels. She’s a very ethereal lady, after all.

When the Queen of Cups appears, use your intuition to your best advantage. Realize that some emotional…sloshing, for want of a better word…well, that’s just part of the gig.

Come to think of it, some of the most gifted intuitive I know have been known to be a bit emotionally sloshy. It goes with the territory. Attend to the feelings more closely than the thoughts (or manifestations) in front of you because whether literal or metaphorical, those emotions are where you’re going to find the truth.

Are you feeling this Queen?

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Intuitive Versus Rational Mind

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Einstein had lots of interesting things to say.

 

 

12/11/11: Watery Waves | Knight of Cups

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"The only real valuable thing is intuition." Albert Einstein

You can know something, and then, you can feel it. These are two entirely different phenomena. Until it makes full circle, hitting both your brain and your heart, you’re at disadvantage. When the two meet, however, you’ve reached a very powerful place.

Today’s Tarot is the Knight of Cups, associated with Air in Water. This version from Legacy of the Divine features Koi fish flanking the helmet, which have quite a lot of symbolism associated anyway—particularly regarding transformation. Seems fitting to me, as emotional states are central to just about any kind of transformation.

I often see this Knight when there is instability—back and forth feelings, tumultuous emotion. Knights tend to be a bit all-or-nothing, an exaggerated expression of the suits’ energy for me. To work with him, call upon the Air side, since the Water is probably already evident. Think it through. Which emotions make sense, and which don’t? Which are supported by reason, an accurate reflection of current reality? Which seem to be replays of old experience, old wounds?

The Knight of Cups points to strong emotion, in flux. Allow for it, and be kind to yourself for the duration. If you can keep the fear to a minimum, you’ll also be able to call upon your intuition—specifically, what makes you feel good when thinking about the topic at hand?—to guide. Ride it out and you’ll see your way to shore soon.

Are you feeling the Knight of Cups?

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11/19/11: Staying in the Flow | Three of Wands, Seven of Cups

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Today’s Tarot forecast is the Three of Wands (Sun in Aries) and the Seven of Cups (Venus in Scorpio).  Sometimes, we work hard to achieve a certain ends and when it arrives, we find it’s not everything we might have expected. What looked like bliss last month seems questionable today. What feels like the world’s hugest disaster today may be the biggest gift we’ve every gotten, just in ugly wrapping paper. Nevertheless, don’t let that water (Cups/emotional reaction) put too much of a damper on your fire (Wands/passion).

Not much of anything can be accurately assessed in isolation. Yes, of course, work for good outcomes, produce and contribute and focus and make a difference. But if it doesn’t come out quite as you expected, or if you find there are twists and turns along the way, so be it. Go ahead and live, best that you can. Just stay flexible, going with the best information you’ve got at the time.

That’s the thing, about being in the flow. You often don’t see very far down the road. You have the general idea, where you’re going, but as far as how to get there, you don’t get an outline of the whole plan in triplicate. The magical stuff happens when you are tuned in, and you may get a nudge to go to a certain place, talk to a certain person, take a certain route home/dixiblog/domains/afoolsjourney.com/public_html one day. You can see the next step ahead, maybe two but not much more.

Quiet your mind, and you can hear all this.  You start getting gifts from the Universe: shortcuts, synchronicity, nudges away from pitfalls. That’s kindo f the point. That’s why us new age freaks are always touting mediation in its many forms and splendors. Because your brain has to be trained to shut the $%(# up!  Otherwise, it will be talking right through the movie that has got your golden key, to exactly whatever it is you’re asking for. There’s no reason to stand for that kind of crap! Left to it’s own devices, our ego-driven-has-to-have-control-of-everything mind is the two-year old at the movie who missed his naptime.

That’s why your radar can suck when you’re scared, angry or otherwise hurting badly. That two-year-old’s on a sugar buzz to end all sugar buzzes. Or drunk. Unruly. Hysterical. Out of control. You can’t hear over the screaming. You hug and comfort the child baby, looking to quiet him down for a nap so you can watch your movie. And that’s what you can do with  troublesome thoughts. You accept them, acknowledge how they came about and what purpose they seek to serve; then put them down (without judgment) for a nap. So you can tune in for a universal second opinion.

Do you find quieting your mind helps you find your way?

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