Waking up to one’s own intuitive nature can be both a blessing and a curse. The more sensitive you become to intuitive work, the more likely you will be to encounter contact and the more likely you will be to wonder whether you can trn the receptivity “off.” Always remember that, in this work, you have the right to receive information, or to choose not to receive information, at any time. Spirit is just as receptive to us as we may be to Spirit. Just like turning down the ringer on a phone, or putting it to ‘silent,’ you have both the right and the ability to turn down the volume on any information coming in from Spirit.
Respectfulness is a key word to doing this work; respectfulness toward the spiritual realms and from the spiritual realms. The longer you do intuitive, spiritual work, the more strongly you will develop a respect for the nature of the gift. Confidence in the work and your abilities also supports your right to be respected from the other-side.
When you’re first aware of spirit contacts, you may find yourself like a kid in a candy shop… ready to go at all hours, willing to be awoken in the middle of the night, or disturbed while you’re at work. These disturbances will start to take a toll on both your emotional and mental health if not controlled in some way. The first thing to do is to learn to ground. As simple as this sounds, most of us don’t practice a daily grounding exercise. Staying grounded will help you remember where, and who, you are.
The second thing to aid your intuitive practice is to create a focal point, or sacred environment, in which to practice. Though doing a daily ritual in your sacred practice area may seem like it takes up too much time, it will actually save you a lot of headache and trouble in the future. When you know where you are, you will know where you can safely return back to after any encounter.
Next, make the space and time to clear yourself daily. Clearing yourself before going into meditation at your sacred space will not only enhance your practice, but it will also protect you and strengthen your aura. A weekly, or bi-weekly, cleansing bath of salt [sea salt or Himalayan salt] will help remove any attachments you may have missed in your daily smudging of body and space. You can also put black or mahogany obsidian into your bath for extra clearing; and rosemary, frankincense, or lavender pure essential oils into the bath for an added self-care boost.
For added protection after a cleansing bath, rather than towel drying, wipe down your entire body with a smooth piece of alum to protect the aura and then let yourself air dry. Having taken some steps to care for and strengthen yourself, you are now better able to begin caring for disembodied spirits who have lost their way in third dimensional distraction.
Watch next month for ways to adjust to spirit in your environment and some techniques for helping spirit to move out of this dimension and into another realm for their growth and healing.