Learn to trust the inner knowing inside you, with Nikki Wyatt
Were you told you were ‘too sensitive’ as a child? Were you ticked off for daydreaming? Did you have strong reactions to certain people or places – and still do? Psychics are called ‘sensitives’ because that’s what they are. We’re all born with a sixth sense but if our culture doesn’t welcome it, we shut it down. Some of us have this sense so highly developed that it’s hard to turn it off. It’s like living with a thin skin in a society where you need emotional armour to survive.
Don’t ignore your intuition
Since the so-called Age of Reason in the 17th Century there’s a belief that if you can’t see it, touch it, smell it, hear it or taste it, then it isn’t real. So if you want to fit in, it’s tempting to ignore your intuition and listen to external advice or follow what your ‘rational’ mind tells you to do. Thankfully, advances in quantum physics are bringing an increasing understanding that there’s an invisible world of energy and magnetic fields which shape our life and relationships. Much that was known intuitively before the advent of modern science is now being proven with more sophisticated instruments that can show the Universe at a sub-atomic level. Scientists can now demonstrate that our world is influenced by our thoughts and intentions.
This is a great relief to those of us who have struggled with our sensitivity – far from going crazy, we’re actually being drawn to a much wiser way to live. It’s been shown that our heart has a far larger magnetic field than our mind. It gathers a tremendous amount of information, as does our gut – they make up our emotional ‘brain’. If you only use your five senses to make decisions, you’re missing out on a wealth of wisdom that’s being fed from your heart and solar plexus to your brain.
Change your reality
Another reason this quantum view of the world is so exciting is because it shows how powerfully we can influence our reality and that our greatest guidance system lies within us. Once we went to the wise woman, guru or shaman to get answers – and we may still like to consult those with advanced psychic skills – but for everyday decisions we can develop our own psychic gifts. In the same way you’d go to a gym to tone and strengthen your muscles, you can do the same with your sixth sense. This brings you more into balance because, as well as giving time to your physical body, you’re looking after your emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Instead of simply focusing on the mechanics of survival you’re focusing on living well – to your full spiritual potential.
Develop your psychic gifts
The first step is to raise your awareness of your inner world. The more sensitive you are, the more likely you are to experience the outside world as a source of disturbance, disruption and discomfort. This means you probably spend a lot of time and energy simply protecting yourself from external information and emotions. This can be exhausting.
So make a regular time to exclude external noise. That might be in meditation, it might be a walk in nature, it might simply be doing housework or gardening while fully present. It can be helpful to have a familiar smell or prop as a trigger to get into that still inner space. For example, the waft of incense, the fragrance of a flower or putting on your gloves or apron. Once your spirit knows this is a time it can be heard you’ll find that fascinating new perspectives open up. If ideas pop into your head, original solutions or prompts to go somewhere or book something – trust them. This is the ‘still small voice’ of your higher self who struggles to be heard in a mind that’s usually tuned to an external station.
The second step is to develop an attitude of acceptance and compassion. When we’re still and in a safe space, feelings arise that we’ve ‘parked’ because we couldn’t express them at the time. This is why many of us get busy when we hear bad news – to avoid feeling the emotions. But the truth is that feelings can’t transform until they’ve been acknowledged and felt. So, make it safe to feel by forgiving yourself in advance. The more you welcome difficult emotions, the lighter you’ll feel. Feeling jealous, angry, resentful, lonely, let down, stupid, sad, scared or left out doesn’t make you a bad person – it makes you human. And if you need to move your body to express and release these feelings – do it. Dance, shout, stomp, dig the garden, swim in the lake or run across the fields. This kind of regular emotional detox is essential to use our sixth sense too. Unprocessed emotion acts like static on our spiritual radio station, making it hard to distinguish between genuine higher guidance and a reaction that comes from past pain.
The third step is to build trust with your intuition. At the end of each day, note down prompts you’ve acted upon that worked out. Maybe you found a parking space or you thought of someone just before they contacted you. Maybe you went against logic or other people’s advice and got a great outcome. The more mindful you become, the more you’ll reverse the habit of suppressing your gut feelings. The more often you allow yourself to safely lower the guard you normally put up to cope with the outside world, the more you’ll discover a wonderful inner one. Ultimately you’ll be able to be in the outside world without disconnecting from your internal one and life will transform.
Nikki Wyatt uses vibrational medicine to release patterns causing problems with relationships, work, money and health. For your free soul flower reading, bespoke essences and personal guidance, visit spiritoftransformation.com