By Catalyst Yogi
Life now feels like a great rushing river that seems to be gathering speed daily. The concept of time is changing and events that took place last week seemed to have happened months ago. If you rely on your ego/mind (old ways) during this time, life will seem overwhelming, filled with doubt, fear and anxiety.
This time is a great expansion of consciousness that seems to bring with it new challenges to humanity that we have never encountered before. The ancients have warned us to let go of the old ways now—that is, living by the mind and ego.
The ego/mind is made up of thoughts and beliefs from the past (unreality) and it is not equipped to guide us into this new age. During great change, the mind will advise you to separate and withdraw from others in unhealthy ways or go into a fantasy and deny what is coming or generate thoughts of fear so you live in scarcity.
It is time to rely on the strength of your own Soul and to live from your heart. If you commit to living from this place you will experience Life as exciting, juicy and filled with endless possibilities to further your highest potential.
To live by your Soul means to listen to your Intuition. Your intuition is the voice of your own inner Teacher that guides you from darkness (unconsciousness) into Light (expanded consciousness).
Many people ask, “How do I know these messages are coming from my intuition and not from the ego/mind?”
5 Characteristics of the Voice of the Ego
1. Ego is Logical – Intuition is Creative
Often the ego’s voice will sound logical and rational. The advice is based on a past that no longer exists.
It may sound like, “Of course do this because it worked for you in the past or this method worked for other people.” Intuition rarely sounds logical or rational. It is the creative voice, the solution that seems to come out of left field.
2. Ego is Fear Based – Intuition is based on Love
Messages from the ego will often be cloaked in fear.
“You need to take that boring evening class to keep your competitive edge or other people will pass you by.” “Keep that job that exhausts you, it gives you a regular pay check.Otherwise you will have no home; how will you survive?” The intuitive voice is rooted in love and reminds you that you have the support of the Universe every step of the way. Often with intuition you do not receive the whole picture all at once; it is one step at a time.
3. Ego Sounds Harsh – Intuition is Neutral
The ego’s voice is judgmental to the point of being abusive, telling you things about yourself to make you believe that you are a bad person and not to be trusted. This will make you treat yourself in disrespectful and unloving ways. Intuition is neutral in energy and these messages make you treat yourself in loving and respectful ways.
4. Ego Protects a Mental Image – Intuition Protects your Soul’s Journey
The ego is invested in maintaining a mental image you have of yourself. For instance, you may be a supervisor of people in the workplace. Supervisor is the mental image (ego identification) and with this comes a lot of baggage including all the ways the ego thinks you should be treated by others. If someone doesn’t play the game and surrender their ego to your ego, perhaps by speaking the Truth, ego will feel threatened and lash out. Ego messages will include, “I need to put that person back in line. They need to pay for disrespecting me"—all in an effort to protect a mental image which is untrue.
Intuition sees the truth that we are all spiritual beings having human experiences. We are all equal. Hierarchies are created by the ego to keep us separate and unconscious to the Truth. There is nothing to protect; our true identity can neither be harmed nor injured.
5. Ego Jumps Around – Intuition is Consistent
Often the ego’s advice will jump around from one message to the next, sometimes contradicting itself. It is like a thief that tries every way possible to get into your house. The messages you receive from your intuition are steady and consistent; you will often hear the same words or phrases over and over again.
Kundalini Yoga: Meditation for Intuition
If you are still experiencing confusion, try this meditation and deeply listen afterwards. You will be shocked at how fast your intuition works. This meditation uses a four stroke breath to stimulate the pituitary gland. It must be practiced for the full 16 minutes to open up the chakras.
The 4 stroke Breath to Build Intuition
Tune in with the Adi Mantra 3 Times (Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo).
Interlace your fingers except the Jupiter Fingers (index fingers) point up.
Cross the thumbs.
Eyes are 1/10 open.
Bring the fingers just under your nose where you can see the tip of your Jupiter fingers.
Inhale through ‘O’ mouth in 4 strokes.
Exhale once through the nostrils.
Use your diaphragm on the inhale.
These exercises are time bound. Open up your chakras and open up your self-sensory system.
Continute for 16 minutes.
Inhale and stretch your arms out to the sides with the palms facing up. Hold 20 seconds. Exhale and repeat one more time.
Then inhale and open the fingers and make them like steel. Squeeze all your energy and bring it to your arms.
Exhale and relax.
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