In the book “The New Feminine Brain” Dr. Mona Lisa Schulz discusses how to develop your intuition!
I am reading this book for my class in Women’s Health and Wellness. Within the book there are 10 steps designed to help you pinpoint your intuition and recognize when it is speaking to you. Each step is related to your body/brain, and looks at your reactions,feelings,thoughts,and symptoms and what they may mean in regards to your intuition. As I went through each of these steps there were certain questions within each step that I could identify with.
Step 1 gave validation to an earlier revelation. I have come to understand that when I experience “anxiety”, it may very well be my intuition speaking to me. I found this to be a wonderful validation to my thoughts! I was already thinking this could be the case and had written an essay for school about this very subject! This said to me that I needed to slow down and pay attention to my anxiety as it may be telling me something important.
In step 2 I again received a validation to previous thoughts. . In looking at whether I have a right-sided or left-sided thinking brain, it said that hormones do play a role in developing a woman’s brain and the way she uses it. As I approach menopause I am noticing so many changes and hearing this gives me hope, actually it gives me much excitement, at the thought that I will tap into parts of my brain that maybe I have not tapped into yet! and again I wrote about this last week here in a blog post!
Going through these steps I am also quite sure that I am a left-sided thinker! I am very expressive, I sometimes get “stuck” in the details. I have a hard time just saying”yes” or “no”, although there are some characteristics attributed to left-sided thinking that do not apply to me, such as “not being able to see the big picture” or “focusing exclusively on a personal goal and disconnecting from others” while I do not have these last 2 traits, I am sure that I tend to be a more left-sided brian thinker verses right-sided. Mainly because I am a very positive person and it appears right-sided thinkers are not so positive! I think I am learning to use the best parts of my left and right side!
In step 4 I learned that I have more of a symbolic intuition. This will help me in the future to understand when I dream or “feel” something it may not be exactly what it appears to be. I have started applying this to my dreams. It is rather hard to do, because when you see someone eating the brains of another person in your dreams you would just like to chalk it up to having watched “walkers” the night before! You do not want to have to figure out what this symbolically means! But it is OK. And challenging!
Step 5 referenced something that I have been practicing, that in order for me to nurture my intuitive nature I need to be healthy! With this in mind I have, in the last 2 years, started eating more organically and more plant-based. I have cut out caffeine ( mostly) and I support my cells with cleanses as well as antioxidants. I am mindful of what I put into my body so as to keep my channels open.
Overall I think I am learning to listen to my body as it attempts, through physical and mental signals, to talk to me about a variety of things related to family, work, health…etc…..
In the end I am ready and have already taken that step of faith that is step 10. I have said my prayer and given it over to God. Now I am walking the walk and really trying to stay connected and listen to my intuition. And when the light dims…as it has a tendency to do, I do as step 10 recommends! I have a DVR and DVD’s filled with inspirational movies,seminars and lectures! And I am not afraid to use them!
I highly recommend reading this book if you would like to learn more about the 10 steps and your own intuition!