Try This Intuition Exercise!
I did lots of crazy shit back in the day.
I held crystal classes at my house and Sunday’s, once a month at my duplex I’d have someone in each room with a different spiritual expertise. You could get your tarot cards read, a reiki treatment, or an astrology reading.
Some people got the whole shebang.
It was pot luck, with an old bookshelf in the living room that held all of my self-help and spiritual books. Hundreds of them. Remember, I’m a seeker.
The agreement was: you could take one if you brought one to trade, although I never held anyone to it if they REALLY wanted a book, without the trade.
One of the many hundreds of classes and seminars I took was a left hand writing class to help develop intuition.
Here’s a simple, fun, and effective exercise to try:
With your dominant hand, write out the this phrase on a piece of paper ( no typing allowed)
If I were an animal, what animal would I be?
Close your eyes for a sec, take a breath, and write your answer with the same hand.
Now put the pen the other, non-dominant hand, look at the question, close your eyes again for a few seconds and scrawl your answer with your two and half-year old writing. Don’t worry about it, very few people can write legibly with both hands.
I bet the answers are different.
Your dominant hand (doesn’t matter if it’s right or left) is tied to the rational, everyday mind. The one that helps you function in the world. It keeps you “normal” and preserves the status quo.
Most people write down horse, dog or cat. That’s okay. These animal have qualities to which you aspire. How you would like to see yourself in the world.
Your non-dominant hand is so much more interesting.
It gets in touch with your intuitive, creative subconscious. We don’t ask it to speak up very often, if at all, so it can get pretty chatty if you let it. But for the purpose of this exercise, keep focused on the question.
The answer from your non-dominant hand is how your REALLY see yourself. The character traits you truly process.
With my right hand I wrote: cat. Aloof, finicky, regal.
That’s what I aspire to.
With my left hand I got spider. (What!?) makes a beautiful environment wherever it goes, creative, lives on the FLY (badam bum).
I LOVE this answer. It’s so much more ME.
What did I tell ya? Much more interesting.
This was the gateway exercise from the course I took to help me access my intuition. I started asking questions like a madman. I was obsessed.
You should try it. Ask: What do I need to know? Or
What should I do about ______?
Like I said, although it’s tough to read at times, it can be pretty chatty, funny and sometimes it rhymes.
Try the animal exercise first. Then tell me what you got.
I’d love to hear about it!
No judging, I promise.