Intuitive Awareness Meditation
By Colleen-Joy Page
I offer you the 4 steps Intuitive Awareness Meditation. To do this meditation, you simply take 10 minutes, close your eyes and direct your attention and awareness to different levels of awareness.
This is a very simple technique that I have developed and used as the basis for advanced intuitive work for over 20 years. Whenever I need to get clarity, peace or insight I use this 4 step process to get centered and open. I suggest that you practice this 4 step process often until it becomes a natural response. Regular and skilled focal awareness makes for an extraordinary journey of personal empowerment, enlightenment, healing and growth.
Sit comfortably and close your eyes. Take several deep breaths to relax and draw your awareness inwards. Take your attention to each of the following stages of awareness and ALLOW yourself to be open and attentive at each. Don't censor or edit, don't hold back or expect. Just allow, hold your awareness and return it, if it drifts away.
The four stages of Intuitive awareness are:
- Physical awareness
Place and hold your awareness IN the body and give cognisance to sensations and physical impressions, not avoiding but staying with subtle or strong sensations in the body. Become aware of and mentally describe the overall feelings and sensations in the body. Pay particular attention to whether the feelings are OPEN or CLOSED in nature, LOW or HIGH in energy, EXPANDED or CONTRACTED in a subtle overall sense. Learn to notice these basic physical awareness levels and to notice when they change.
- Emotional awareness
Next ask and intend to feel emotions (subtle or strong) in the body. Move your awareness around your body and notice if different parts of your body have different emotions e.g. chest may feel heavy (physical) and then sad (emotional).
Opening to an awareness of feelings in your body and giving these feelings recognition (not shrinking back from them, but staying with them and exploring them - like you would explore the experience of listening to and feeling music). Stay with the story and the experience that you find here for a while. Use words to describe the feelings in more detail. Include more physical descriptions too e.g. does it feel happy or sad, ashamed or freeing, peaceful or frightening, angry or joyful?
- Mental awareness
While engaged in the feelings and emotions, explore thinking through contemplation, questioning and inner dialogue. Give voice to the feelings and allow yourself to engage in unconditionally opening to your inner world to gain understanding and compassion. Ask questions like why am I feeling this way? And what does that feeling mean? Etc. Open to the inner thoughts that FLOW from your mind and from within the feelings.
- Soul awareness
Once engaged in your inner world, open to the presence of your spiritual support OR if you don't have a spiritual reality simply open to PEACE. Here the intention is to look at the same inner physical, emotional, mental experience or the inner story that has woken up through this awareness exercise, but now imagine that you are experiencing this from the new perspective of peace, OR simply holding and sharing your inner experience with the presence of peace, or your spiritual support ; this is profoundly transformative.
Each level is supported by the one before.
You cannot easily access Soul awareness without mental awareness. You cannot reach mental awareness without emotional awareness. And you cannot reach emotional awareness without physical awareness. The starting point and holding point is therefore ALWAYS physical awareness. Stay in the body!
Your inner universe is as vast and incredible as the outer, use the 4 step Intuitive Awareness Process to explore and build a relationship with your inner universe.
Copyright © Colleen-Joy Page 2008
From the office of Colleen-Joy Page, The Academy of Metaphysics. Colleen specializes in training others in powerful tools like intuition and dream work. To find out about her InnerLifeSkills interactive CD and workbook home study course, visit Inner Life Skills