google-site-verification: googleae9556121f128741.html Healing Meditations: November 2013

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Full Moon November 17 2013

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The moon becomes full at 10:16am on Nov. 17. 

Here in Louisville CO. the wind is whipping clouds over the face of the moon and leaves are swirling in the darkness. It feels very alive!
During meditation tonight I got in touch with the crone or powerful old woman. In my vision she carried a big stick and walked through the frozen woods vital and alive!
Old woman with cane
This painting is by Atanur Dogan)
The American Indian names for this moon are: 
Moon When the Rivers begin to Freeze-Lakota 
Moon of the Brown Leaves-Cheyenne
The Farmers Almanac calls this moon the Beaver Moon. One explanation is that the this is the time the trappers wanted to set their traps for the winter. Also, the beavers build their winters dams now.
Go out into the night and embrace  the aliveness of the moon, darkness and stars! 
Sue Schmidt C.Ht, CMT

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Intuitions and Levels of Reality

We are multi dimensional beings living in a multi dimensional universe. Intuition as information comes to us in different forms, depending on what level of reality we are paying attention to and listening to. The different levels of reality that we can receive intuitive information from are:
1. Personal Subconscious  The sum of all our individual  experiences/knowledge from present and past lives
2. Collective subconscious The sum of all sentient personal subconsciousness.
3. The Field - The field of information that holds past, present, future that is brought into manifestation by our thoughts and attention, individual and collective.
4. . Inter-dimensional Consciousness knowledge, information and experiences that flows into our personal and collective  subconscious from angels, spirit guides, ancestors and other energetic beings.

First, lets talk about the Personal Subconscious......
Picture1Anything that we know how to do really well, and have done many, many times, is to some degree, automated and unconscious. Malcom Gladwell in his book "Blink" describes the personal subconscious as Rapid Cognition.
When you meet someone for the first time, or walk into a house you are thinking of buying, or read the first few sentences of a book, your mind takes about two seconds to jump to a series of conclusions. These conclusions are drawn from the great storehouse of all our knowledge and experience from our present life and past lives. This is Rapid Cognition!

Our subconscious minds process information much faster than our conscious minds and take in much more detail. The subconscious  processes this information all at once in global fashion. That is how you suddenly just "know" the answer to a problem, or feel something about your environment. This type often flows to us through the kinesthetic channel, i.e.,We just feel the answer in our bodies.

I have been yoga instructor for many years. I can watch someone move in class, and feel the way their body is put together as I adjust them in a yoga posture, and intuitively know what sport they have engaged in the present or the past. I make it a game and will say in a lighthearted way, "You feel like a swimmer." Or.. "I bet you used to wrestle in high school."I am very often right! This may appear as if I am psychic, but I don't think so. I think my personal subconscious is processing many discrete bits of sensory information simultaneously so I just "know" the sport the person has engaged in. I am also a massage therapist and very often my hands will "just go"  to the place that hurts. I think my personal subconscious senses from many details and impressions where the person is hurting and I feel a resonance in my body when I encounter someone else's pain.

We live in a society dedicated to the idea that we're always better off gathering as much information and spending as much time as possible in deliberation. This is Not always true when:
Fast decision making is required
Facts are not available
Assessing people, places
Emotional Situations or Issues
Gladwell talks about the efficiency and accuracy of "thin slicing".
Thin slicing is the ability of the personal subconscious to make decisions and come to conclusions on a very small bit of information. He talks about a Roman Artifact that was purchased by a well known museum in Europe that was scientifically tested as being authentic, but ultimately was found to be forged. All the scientific tests showed the artifact to be real. But when a group of Art historians and archaeologists looked at the artifact, without doing any testing at all, they came to the conclusion that the artifact was fake. The said things like, "It just doesn't look right. " and "Something is just wrong about it. It was the huge array of details and information their minds were processing below the verbal level that led them to the correct conclusion. Later, after more testing, the artifact was indeed, proved to be fake.

Our personal subconscious can often be a warning system for us. One of the main jobs of our personal subconscious is to keep us safe from harm. We may walk into a room, or meet a new person, and just "know" something isn't right. We often feel this warning in our solar plexus which is the center of our survival intuition. Our subconscious minds may have noticed some disturbing detail our conscious minds haven't picked up on. If I get a strong feeling of unease in a situation or place I will immediately leave if possible!
There is a down side to using the personal subconscious as your guidance system. It can be easily swayed by the stereotypes you hold. We all are familiar with the term "profiling." Profiling is a misuse of  "thin slicing." We reach an erroneous conclusion based on a very small amount of information that may have personal importance to us. Because we knew a long haired man that smoked pot, we assume all long haired men indulge. Projection is another faulty use of the subconscious. If we have aspects of ourselves we are unaware of we will project those qualities onto others. For instance, if were are unaware of our anger we may see and experience others as angry.

Beware of any quick perceptions of others that involve alot of judgement or negative emotions! This is a sign you are not using your subconscious in an accurate manner.
It is very important to understand the stereotypes and projections you are operating under!

Here are some tips to developing and using your personal subconscious
-Our personal subconscious can be relied upon! It should be trusted. When you have a hunch about something, especially something you know alot about, listen to it and try to verify if you can like I do with my yoga students.
-Listen and feel your body. All intuition is a sudden knowing that is usually accompanied by a physical sensation:
A constriction in the gut or solar plexus-This is most common in personal subconscious when a warning is being communicated.
•An explicable feeling of relaxation and warmth in the body
•A feeling of tingling excitement
•A feeling of strength in the belly
It can be any physical feeling! Get to know what your particular intuitive  sign may be.
-When you meet someone new, notice your immediate perceptions. As you talk to the person and get to know them, see what perceptions were accurate and which were not. Notice if any of your inaccurate perceptions were based on stereotypes or projections.
Next week we'll explore the Collective Unconscious! I hope you will join me. Would love to hear any stories you may have about using your Intuition.
Sue Schmidt C.Ht., CMT