How do you receive the information from spirit? This has been a recurring question over the years from those who have had private readings or watched mediumship being demonstrated on a public platform (whether the medium was myself or somebody else). It’s a question which I – being the left-brained analytical kind of guy – have given a lot of examination to. This post isn’t going to answer with the standard “It’s in the ‘clairs’ – clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience” – though those do play a part. My goal has always been to understand it from a larger perspective, to which the “clairs” then break it down. As with anything, this is an ongoing process, a continuous journey, and no doubt perceptions will change as new information is brought to light. Here’s what I have learned so far. Though this may sound simple (which it is), there’s still a lot to it.
Intuition is the process for which messages come into the context of one’s consciousness. By paying attention to the inner sensations brought about by intuition, one can become “in tune” with energies and information not perceived outside in the objective world, nor rationalized by the logical mind.
Historically, the mind has been where most confusion and inner struggle has been fought when it comes to spiritual communication. It is a losing battle. On some level, the desire to receive clear messages from the Other Side speaks to the brain being able to decode the packets of information sent by those in spirit. Though this is a true statement, the error is in perceiving the mind as having the primary functionality within this process. In reality, the mind is not the one in charge; rather, it is subordinate to the intuitive self.
Indeed, the mind does unravel the images, sounds, and feelings which are piped through the intuitive self, but it is not in the focus of the mind where these ingredients originate. Intuition goes much further than the brain and encompasses the aura and subtle bodies – something quite outside the scope of the physical matter lodged inside our skulls.
When approaching readings, one needs to “get out of the head” for it is “in the head” where he or she most likely spends the bulk of one’s time navigating the jungles of time and space in the here and now objective world. Thus, normal everyday “in the head” focus must, to a certain degree, be abandoned in order to “tune in” to other energies. The shift is to move out of reliance on the brain and onto the reliance of the intuitive self.
Intuition requires an entirely different set of faculties to be engaged than simply thinking and wandering around inside the mind. Intuition connects you with the environment; it reaches out into the subtle vibrations and energies coursing around and through you. And when one can focus their awareness into their intuition, the door to these other realities can be cracked open and engaged.
“What does my intuition tell me?” is an excellent way to move your mind out of its role of supremacy and into an act of service. “What does my intuition tell me?” moves your awareness off your physical senses and onto the many senses inherent within the complexity of the intuitive self. “What does my intuition tell me?” drives your observation off the chatter of the physical mind and into the eternal abode of cosmic consciousness.
It is incredibly difficult to rationalize psychic occurrences because they originate from intuition – a form of perception and communication not well understood by anyone in the 21st century. We may discover that we can never pin it down or understand it from a left-brained perspective, for the simple fact that it may be inherently much greater than what logic can comprehend. The brain loves to use logic like a microscope so as to have a better understanding of things – for if we have a better understanding we can have better odds at controlling whatever it is we are examining. Unfortunately, intuition may be much larger than what the left-brain can comprehend, thus the notion of control is too far out of reach. Nay, it may be completely impossible.
But just because we do not understand it does not mean it isn’t real or that it doesn’t have value. What we do know is that information outside the normal channels of perception happens – this has been documented time and again. We know it’s not coming from the jello inside our heads, but from sources outside coming in or by us going outside the body to bring the information back – again, leaving the physical brain behind. As psychics and mediums, we recognize intuition as being much larger than our minds, though we must trust our minds to be able to process it to the best of our abilities so that our normal consciousness can gain some sort of comprehension.
But it all starts with intuition.
And not the brain.