Article by Angie Webster
Intuition is that voice inside us that guides us. It is an inner sense of what would be best for us in our current life situation. It is there to guide and direct us in our choices and decisions, our relationships and our healing. Intuition is a sense we are given with which to perceive and understand the world, much like our eyes, ears, nose, tongue and skin grant us perception. The more we listen to our intuition, the more it is readily available to help us. It is often said to be the voice of God or our Higher Self.
When we come to a healing path or a spiritual path, our intuition often seems to increase. It can guide us to the things that are blocking growth and healing. It can also lead us to ways that we can expand healing and growth. Intuition is always with us. We simply learn to pay less attention to it as we grow older and therefore we often don’t make use of our intuition. Many of us begin to realize that when we follow our “gut instinct”, things flow much more smoothly in our lives. When we ignore this instinct, we can find ourselves faced with more difficult issues or feeling like we are lost and drifting.
Learning to trust intuition can be difficult. Logic can interrupt and tell us that the intuition we are receiving doesn’t make sense. Logic is a useful tool as well and should be valued, but it does not replace intuition. Intuition allows us a fuller view of things than logic cannot. When we allow logic to override our intuition it is similar to putting our hands over our eyes. We may still know there is something there to be seen and understood, but we aren’t allowing ourselves to see it.
In healing work, intuition can be a very important tool, when we allow ourselves to trust it. When offering energy healing to another, we often receive impressions about areas in the aura or physical body that are in need of healing assistance. We can also receive intuitive information about the flow of energy. This helps us to better understand if we are focusing on the correct area or if turning our attention elsewhere would be more beneficial.
When we do healing, we may also receive information about specific traumas or illnesses that the client is or soon will be struggling with. It can sometimes be difficult to know if it is appropriate to discuss these issues with the client. Of course, it is never advisable to give a medical diagnosis or advice on medical treatments. However, there may be times when it could be best to tell a client to seek the attention of a physician or therapist in order to diagnose and assist in treatment. At those times, you will need to let your intuition guide you in how to speak to your client about this. Always be careful to share only what you feel the client is ready to handle.
If you encounter a client who is very open to receiving intuitive information, you may feel as if you can share a great deal of the information you receive during a healing session. Some people will even request that you share intuitive insights. Others will be closed off to the information. Forcing the information on someone who is not ready to receive it may create resistance to healing. Again, go with your gut feeling on this decision.
Being open to intuitive insights and learning to be open to share them with others can be one of the biggest challenges in life, and particularly as a healer. Allow yourself to share your impressions with others as often as you can. Those you are close to may be especially ready to listen. It can be very helpful when you share your intuitive information and find that it is accurate. Be open to these messages. Trust in them and you will find they flow to you easily, along with the ability to interpret them.
Angie Webster is a Reiki Master, Teacher, and Author. Angie’s primary focus is animal Reiki, which she adores. She teaches online classes on energy healing, flower essences, herbalism, and personal growth. Angie often works with nature healing and Earth healing, hoping to better understand our connection with Mother Earth. Angie is the author of Animal Reiki: How it Heals, Teaches & Reconnects Us with Nature and Reiki from A to Z. You can follow her at: angie-webster-healing.teachable.com and on Facebook (facebook.com/angiewebsterhealing).