Most of us accept that we have intuition. Some call it a sixth sense.  Somehow we manage to access our instincts along with our intelligence. Mostly we do this through our senses. The backs of our ears might tingle. Or it’s a rush of goose bumps prickling up the fore arms. Or vision shifts slightly. 

How can this sense go from fleeting to a quick and   accessible resource?

ecstatic chakrasDoes your skin twitch, itch, crawl when you’re receiving a hunch? Can you feel the back of your neck tingle? Does your heart pound? Are there butterflies fluttering in your stomach?

All these sensations are your fast twitch muscles communicating. It could be that the 6th sense is your fast twitch muscles speaking. In my research, I’m discovering that our smooth muscles-which include skin, heart, and diaphragm are largely made up of fast twitch muscle cells.

You’ve heard of white and dark chicken meat. Well…we have light and dark muscles too. On chickens-Breast meat is light meat. Low in fat, these muscles run on glucose for quick response and the muscles are mostly made up of fast twitch muscle fibers.

nick-n-carola-july-4-2012Flap flap-thus the Chicken Dance.

The thigh and leg meat on chickens is dark, marbled with fat designed for endurance, thus slow twitch muscle fiber.

Hold your horses!

What do fast twitch muscles have to do with intuition? Our intuition is our quick response- our ‘higher mind’ reading the scene inside and outside of us. Yet our ‘mind’ lives inside each cell. That’s right, our mind is beyond our brain.

images-10What? “Are you outa your mind?” Or

“Have you simply lost your mind and came to your senses?”

How exciting to imagine that your Inner Guide rests quietly under your skin. Ahhh the quiet mind is the creative mind. We’re not that far from the animal kingdom. Notice how your hair on your back still rises-like cats when you feel threatened? And how your pupils dilate when excited. And when you’re really sensitive, you can actually feel your tail (yes-you really did have a tail) wag with joy! Hah!

3 EXERCISES TO BUMP UP YOUR INTUITIVE MUSCLES

Conjure Your Inner Guide with Water

883225_452297691517195_239114873_o1-Drink Lots of Water. All day. Our bodies are 75% water. Our skin is nearly 50% water. Remember your skin is your largest organ on your body and is your primary messenger for intuitive hunches. “Go with the flow” and “Be here now” are universal & most classic of all the spiritual messages. Where your attention goes ‘spirit’ flows. Shamans teach us this. Drinking water is the quickest way to conjuring your Inner Guide.

Singing Strengthens Your Intuitive Muscles

Strengthen your Intuition by Carola Marashi M.A.

2-Hum. Sing. Laugh loudly. These sounds require breathing. The muscles in your lungs and diaphragm twitch with excitement. Sounding vibrates all your cells and floods them with fresh blood and oxygen. Quick breathing is like sprinting and are quick and easy exercises to strengthen your fast twitch muscles. I can do this right now sitting in front of the computer by myself.

Lah Lah Lah, Humm Dee Dummm… I am feeding my intuition with fresh oxygen.

Strengthen your Intuition by Carola Marashi M.A.

Flood your Self with calming images, thoughts, and feelings.

3-Number 3 is a Big one for me. THE CALM MIND IS THE QUIET MIND

It’s the soft fluid muscle that’s most responsive. Response is what your Inner Guide wants, not reaction. Fear drowns out intuition. Fear and adrenaline make the muscles ‘crunchy’ and stiff-full of lactic acid. The calm mind is the alert mind.

I’ll drink to that one! clink.

Now let’s explore ways to enhance reception and response of intuition.  

6 STEPS TO BUMP UP YOUR RECEPTION AND RESPONSE TO YOUR INTUITION

Intuition exists in each of us.  We were born with it.  Many of us are systematically taught to distrust our intuition during our childhood. Later we spend our adulthood developing a relationship with our intuition.

Part of self-help psychology is conjuring our observer self. We learn to listen and respond with choice instead of react impulsively to what the world gives us.  Discerning the subtle difference between spontaneous response and impulsive reaction leads us to an intimate relationship with our intuition. Becoming familiar with the voice of our inner guide develops our higher consciousness.

One could say that intuition is the voice of spirit that dwells in all of us and in all things.

Here are 6 AWEsome moves that will increase your reception and response to your Intuition.

Full Moon in Cancer Intuitive Readings Special

1-  We experience life through our senses. What senses are most awake? Is it sight, smell, taste, sound, touch? How does an Aha! capture your attention? Pay attention to how your intuition travels through you.  Follow the current, the path, the course that your intuition travels.  Increase your body awareness. Your intuition speaks through your body sensations.

  • Do your ears burn, or your nose itch? Do you feel a prickle at the back of your neck?
  • Does your vision widen or the room brighten? Do you have a flash in your mind’s eye like a deja vu or remember a dream?
  • Does your intuition travel through your skin like chills down your spine, or feel goose pimples ripple down your arms or crawl up your legs?
  • Do your ears muffle almost like you are underwater or does sound warp like in slow motion?
  • Can you hear your heart pound like a hammer or hear a loud roar from inside your lungs catching your breath?

Unknown2-  Imagine your intuition is an energy system.  Become familiar with it, like you would become familiar with an owl that visits the large oak tree in your back yard. Track your intuition’s behavior.  Does your intuition visit when you are about to fall asleep? Does it drop in during day time naps more than nighttime dreams?  When are you most open to a lull-like drift in a day dream? Possibly when you want another cup of coffee, or space out on the computer-that might be a time to just listen and observe ‘self’.

images-13-  What increases your receptivity of your intuition? Your physical, emotional, and spiritual health sharpens your intuition.  Professional athletes are devoted to their training. Intuitives develop a practice to stay clear and open physically, emotionally and intellectually. Wisdom is making ‘sense’ of information. Integration transforms tragedy into spiritual breakthroughs. For me I practice conscious movement to get clear, present and focused.

acceptance img4-  Cultivate discernment and know the difference between fear and intuition. Intuition serves love.

“Love is the total absence of fear. Love asks no questions. Its natural state is one of extension and expansion, not comparison and measurement.” From Gerald Jamposlky

self_hug.jpg5-  Be kind and gentle with yourself.  As you develop your intuition, you may open yourself up to more than you asked for.  Highly sensitive people are often more receptive to their intuition. Allow yourself rest and allow for more integration time between transitions-like work and play, and between social and private engagements.  Like a gardener washes their hands after turning their compost bin- create rituals of how to cleanse yourself after a barrage of input.  Densely crowded places can overwhelm your system. Children need a nap after recess; you too can benefit from ‘time out’ after a highly stimulating scene.

JOURNAL WRITING6-  Keep a journal.  Capture your intuitive hits as they come to you as sketches or journal entries of remembered dreams in a place that you can re-visit.  Our intuitive hits may come as pieces in a puzzle or fragments of a song.  Eventually we create beauty and order from our collection. Learn more about capturing your intuitive hits here.

Our intuition becomes a gift and blessing for our world.

Champaigne Heart Fizz 2012_2Learning how to listen and respond to your intuition can save your life or the life of someone else.

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Exercises for Strengthening Your Intuition.

Carola Marashi M.A. Intuitive Counselor
Carola Marashi M.A. Author, Writing Coach

Can you feel your skin twitch, itch, crawl when you’re receiving a hunch? Can you feel the back of your neck tingle? Ears burning? Heart Pounding? Butterflies fluttering in your stomach?

All these sensations are your fast twitch muscles communicating. Probably your felt sense-6th sense is your fast twitch muscles speaking. In my research, I’m discovering that our smooth muscles-which include skin, heart, and diaphragm are largely made up of fast twitch muscle cells. You’ve heard of white and dark chicken meat. Well…we have light and dark muscles too. On chickens-Breast meat is light meat. Low in fat, these muscles run on glucose for quick response and the muscles are mostly made up of fast twitch muscle fibers.

Flap flap-thus the Chicken Dance.

The thigh and leg meat on chickens is dark, marbled with fat designed for endurance, thus slow twitch muscle fiber.

Hold your horses!

Strengthen your Intuition by Carola Marashi M.A.
Lose Your Mind and Come to Your Senses

What do fast twitch muscles have to do with intuition? Our intuition is our quick response- our ‘higher mind’ reading the scene inside and outside of us. Yet our ‘mind’ lives inside each cell. That’s right, our mind is beyond our brain. You’ve heard “Are you outa your mind?” or “Lose your mind and come to your senses.”

How exciting to imagine that your Inner Guide rests quietly under your skin. Ahhh the quiet mind is the creative mind. We’re not that far from the animal kingdom. Notice how your hair on your back still rises-like cats when you feel threatened? And how your pupils dilate when excited. And when you’re really sensitive, you can actually feel your tail (yes-you really did have a tail) wag with joy! Hah!

3 strengthening exercises to build your intuition.

Strengthen your Intuition by Carola Marashi M.A.
Conjure Your Inner Guide with Water

1Drink Lots of Water. All day. Our bodies are 75% water. Our skin is nearly 50% water. Remember your skin is your largest organ on your body and is your primary messenger for intuitive hunches. “Go with the flow” and “Be here now” are universal & most classic of all the spiritual messages. Where your attention goes ‘spirit’ flows. Shamans teach us this. Drinking water is the quickest way to conjuring your Inner Guide.

Strengthen your Intuition by Carola Marashi M.A.
Singing Strengthens Iour Intuitive Muscles

2-Hum. Sing. Laugh loudly. These sounds require breathing. The muscles in your lungs and diaphragm twitch with excitement. Sounding vibrates all your cells and floods them with fresh blood and oxygen. Quick breathing is like sprinting and are quick and easy exercises to strengthen your fast twitch muscles. I can do this right now sitting in front of the computer by myself.

Lah Lah Lah, Humm Dee Dummm… I am feeding my intuition with fresh oxygen.

Strengthen your Intuition by Carola Marashi M.A.
A Calm Mind is an Alert Mind

3-Number 3 is a Big one for me.

Flood your Self with calming images, thoughts, and feelings.

It’s the soft fluid muscle that’s most responsive. Response is what your Inner Guide wants, not reaction. Fear drowns out intuition. Fear and adrenaline make the muscles ‘crunchy’ and stiff-full of lactic acid. The calm mind is the alert mind.

I’ll drink to that one! clink.

Thanks for reading my blog!

Shedding Skin,

Carola

If you find yourself hesitating, doubting yourself, or questioning your inner voice, I am here to serve you. I listen with soft ears and open heart. I offer my undivided attention and demonstrate compassion and self acceptance. I am all ears and at your finger tips-skype or phone.

It takes Courage to Love. Your answers are inside you.

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Loving the Pacific NW Tilt,

Carola Marashi M.A. Published Author, Therapist, Writing Coach 30 years of professional experience. Carola Marashi M.A. Intuition CounselorCarola Marashi has a Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Psychology and is a published author of 2 books: Sensual Eating; and Sacred Dance ( includes a 22 Card divination deck of her original artwork).

As a writing coach, Carola Listens with soft ears and an open heart and mind. Her soul purpose is to help others follow their heart, trust their intuition, discover and walk their path. Sessions can be on the phone or skype. Currently Carola live in Beaverton Oregon with her beloved, 2 cats and a garden blossoming with love.

What some folks have said about Carola’s sessions:

“Carola’s intuition ability is excellent! Through her fine-tuned listening, she helped me unearth core areas in my personal life that had been unexamined; she supported me to become more empowered and clear.”

“She has a special ability to listen in a way that allows you to connect with your true self. She is a steady, insightful and a supportive guide. Through her skillful leadership I developed confidence in my ability to connect with myself more deeply.”

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