I could present you with a million excuses why it has been months since we last spoke. Among these excuses you would also find this thing called the influenza or common flu, which actually happened on and during my 40th birthday. I had already mentally prepared a subject that I was going to address for this special occasion. Then April came and passed, and now here we are finally back together, talking about how to achieve (or not) a
Leap of faith
Sometimes even we may need a quantum leap of faith. It has to do with trust, but also about going with what your heart tells you, or the good old intuition. But most of all, I guess that it is about leaping into what makes you happy, and what really makes Your Life worthwhile living. Even if it is into a sea of unknown.
Leap of Faith
Trusting the Invisible
What does your gut tell you?
Do you listen to your inner voice at all?
The question you might be asking is why should I be trusting something that goes beyond what I can understand?
Your understanding is limited to your system of beliefs, to the influences around you, your education, your culture, your perceptions and so on.
Just because you cannot reason with “it” or understand “it”, doesn’t mean that “it” doesn’t exist. Invisibility doesn’t necessarily imply nonexistence.
Wikipedia describes a leap of faith, in its most commonly used meaning, as the act of believing in or accepting something outside the boundaries of reason.
You are basically doing something that you cannot explain with logic or reasoning. You just know that it is right (or wrong). Intuitively.
Intuition is a guidance which will always be supported by the entire Universe and Mother Nature.
Wait, what is intuition?
Intuition is your radar system. If you have a strong developed sense of intuition, you will know. The mistake you commit is that you don’t use your intuition. You have a memory so you remember yesterday. You have strength so you act today. But because you don’t use your intuition, you cannot compute tomorrow. (Yogi Bhajan)
Intuition is what lets you see the unseen. The more you develop your intuition, the more trust you can have in your leaps of faith.
The sixth chakra, Ajna, is in the area of the third eye, which is found in the space between the eyebrows. It encompasses the pituitary gland, eyes, head, and lower part of the brain. An invisible yet powerful third eye, this is your center of intuition. A spiritual chakra, which means “beyond wisdom,” Ajna leads you to an inner knowledge that will guide you if you let it. An open sixth chakra can enable clairvoyance, telepathy, lucid dreaming, expanded imagination, and visualization.
Your Inner Wisdom
Yes, you can develop intuition.
The science of yoga says that whenever a mind can be developed to be under your control, when you do not have thoughts incoming, at that moment your mind is with you. When won’t the mind give you any thought? Don’t create a thought. Enjoy it. That is the first stage of the intuitive level.
If you can hold with your mind more than five minutes, you have set up your mind to compute for you. If you can hang on with your empty mind for eleven minutes, then you can use your mind for direction. If you can have your mind with you for fifteen minutes, you can compute every consequence of your life through any sequence with your own mind.
Yogi Bhajan said, “Intuition is never impulsive. Intuition is a calculated, overall, conscious activity. When you say, ‘My sixth sense tells me this, I do not know why,’ it means your sensitivity has gone beyond you, captured and calculated the entire environments and is telling you something.”
Intuition comes from consciousness. The most powerful thing in a human is the consciousness. Without consciousness you live by impulse. Animals live by impulse. Everything to an animal is an impulse and that guides the animal.
Intuition comes from consciousness and this allows you to experience life not by commotion, and not by impulse. (Yogi Bhajan, 1995)
Intuition is the source of happiness. The personal reality to which your personality has to adjust. The natural beauty that you will like to flow in your life in a normal way will come out of your intuition. It won’t come out of your intelligence. Because in your intelligence rarely you will use the neutral mind. (Yogi Bhajan, 1991)
Facts about leaps of faith
Yogi Bhajan talks about the neutral mind. The neutral mind jumps in whenever your negative and your positive mind quarrel. Meditation is an excellent way to tune in to your neutral mind and come to a level of consciousness which is not influenced by the outside world. It’s where you can access what you already have in you.
You may have heard about mindfulness. Mindfulness means that whatever you do, you do it 100% aware! Become fully emerged in experiencing the moment. Feel your body, connect to yourself, bring your attention to every aspect of the experience. When you’re mindful, you carefully observe your thoughts and feelings without judging them good or bad.
Find your inner wisdom
Lastly, find out where you have inner knowledge. Where is your own personal self sensory system that will help you make it through life? If something feels rotten, it probably would be best to let it go. If you sense that someone is fishy, it probably means that you and they don’t fit. Don’t overlook the results from your sixth sense (or chakra). Just because you cannot taste, hear, see or touch it, doesn’t mean that it isn’t important to recognise.
Faith requires following the power of a whisper.
Shannon L. Alder
Light & Love