As mystical folk it’s important that we have strong insight, and a developed intuition. Lots of times, if you are a practicing Witch, you can get caught up in formulas, rites, incantations and the like. Those things are all good. They help us in the same way that a recipe for spaghetti does. All the ingredients are listed, the preparation information is all there, all you have to do is put everything together. Most people will deviate from the written recipe though. Some will add a dash of this, a pinch of that, maybe omit a thing or two, or substitute a thing or three. You get my drift?
This post is a reminder to us all to seize the magick in the mundane. To put down the books, chill on the internet searches, and just feel.
Having insight is having the ability to see deeper than the first few layers of a person, place, or thing. Insight that is attuned can and will save your life if you let it. This is not something that you get from a book. This is within you. Within me.
Ways to tune in and give yourself an opportunity to be more insightful
- Listen more than you talk. Practicing this provides the space within to quiet the mind chatter and focus on what someone is saying to you. Stop trying to be heard. You want so desperately to be heard, but you are the one who is not listening. Be quiet and listen. Save your opinion unless expressly solicited. This will allow time and space for the other person’s words to resonate and churn within you so that you can understand what makes us all think or feel the ways that we do. This behavior deepens our insight.
- Meditate. If you do not meditate on a regular basis, now is as good a time as any to start. Meditating is another way to shut off the mind chatter. For beginners it will be a challenge to stop the rumblings in your mind. With regular practice though you will be meditating for 40 minutes in no time at all! Meditating will raise your vibration which will awaken your inner insight and perception.
- Become more self aware. This is something that you can do right this very moment even as you read this post. It is an art almost. If you can master this, you will be well on your way to becoming a more insightful individual. What are you doing as you read this? Are you sitting? Standing? Laying? Are you clothed? Naked? What does the cushion feel like? Soft? Hard? Are you cold or hot? Are you in a rush? Are you breathing steady or heavy? Bring your awareness to yourself for this moment. If you are tuned into yourself throughout your day by asking questions like this and many more that ground you in the “now”, you would naturally become awakened to the ways that you view your own self which in turn and quite automatically, cause you to become more aware of others, thereby gaining deeper insight.
Why is deeper insight important? With greater insight, comes increased intuition. Having increased intuition means a life with greater magick/mundane balance.
You can read anything. People can tell you anything. Basically, people can make us think and feel anything that they want to. Don’t believe me? Ever heard of a little thing called advertising?! If some razor company had never decided that they wanted all of the monies and started touting the ideal that women should shave anywhere that we have hair, there wouldn’t be so many woman walking around with bald armpits and pussys! Intuition guides us to do what is best for us, not what someone tells us to do.
Intuition will cause you to go left instead of right. To take the stairs instead of the elevator. Intuition will prompt you to call your friend today, “out of the blue”. I’m not suggesting that we develop our intuition because some catastrophic event is bound to happen. That’s Hollywood shit. Although, it could! Hehe…
No, in real life, our intuition is our guide. Be your own guardian angel. Develop your intuition. Be advised though, if your are not totally tuned into yourself it can be challenging to decipher between true intuition and a simple hunch based on experience. The more you listen the better you will hear.
It’s not easy to communicate with others when you are positive that your intuition is leading you a certain way in life and they don’t get it. Allow times like that to become teachable moments. If you feel that your intuition is leading you to take that job, then do it, no matter what the naysayers are saying. Use wisdom of course, but listen to your still quiet inner voice. You have to remember, we live a world where thinking is preferred to feeling. So sad but true. Where have all the artist gone!!! I digress…
Not everything is so deep that it calls for mining your innermost feelings all of the time. You will have to learn for yourself when it’s called for and when it’s not. As your intuition evolves, you will feel things more acutely than you had in previous years. This is a good thing. Your personal power will also be increasing.
All of these things lead to a more magickal life. Take time to tune in and develop your insight and intuition and see your life move in ways that you’ve only imagined!
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Thanks for reading. Until next time. Blessed be. Ashe.