Many people believe that only a handful of us have psychic abilities. In actuality, all of us have a built-in psychic ability: our intuition.

With a little practice, you can strengthen the connection you have with your intuition and come to really rely on it.

If you are trying to create a better life for yourself, your intuition is the very best source to turn to for guidance. It always knows the right answer, and if you listen to it, you will always be guided in the direction you need to move in to manifest your dreams.

There are a variety of ways to communicate with your intuition. If you are interested in improving this connection it is best to try a few different techniques to find the ones that resonate with you the most.

With that being said, here are 5 easy ways to follow your intuition:

1. Ask your body

When you are uncertain on which way to proceed in life, ask your body! For example, if you have been offered a job but you’re not sure if you should take it, sit down and close your eyes. Take a few breaths and wait until you are calm and still.  Next, deliberately ask your body if you should take the job and then imagine yourself accepting the job. With your eyes still closed, do a mental scan of your body to pay attention to how it feels.

Your intuition will cause some sensations in your body. A “yes!” answer will literally feel good. Your body will be buzzing, you will get the goosebumps or you will feel excitement in your heart. A “no!” answer will feel bad. You will feel drained, achy or have a knot in your stomach.

2. See the signs

Another thing you can do is look up for signs in your environment. For example, if you are in the middle of a conversation with your friend and it is getting tense, you might look up to see what your vision is immediately drawn to. If you were to see a stop sign or a “proceed with caution” sign you could interpret this as your intuition’s way of encouraging you to stop the conversation or to tread lightly.

There are no accidents, so signs are placed in your line of vision for a reason. Trust that  during the times you really need guidance, the signs and signals you are drawn to are there to provide you with clues, warnings or support.

3. Pick your “lucky” signs

Another similar way to communicate with your intuition is to identify your lucky signs. Perhaps you really like four-leaf clovers, butterflies or a particular brand of car. Close your eyes and ask your intuition to show you your chosen lucky signs when you are headed on the right path.

Whenever you see (or hear of) these lucky signs you now will know that you are receiving positive reinforcement from your intuition. Good luck signs are like little “winks” from the universe, letting you know that you are making good choices.

4. Ask and let go

If you need an answer to a question that is more complex than a simple “yes or no,” simply ask your intuition for the answer! Sit down, close your eyes and think intently on your question for at least a minute. Then, let it go! Move on to something else. Trust that your intuition will provide an answer for you.

You may get a great idea while you are driving, or in the shower or in the middle of a conversation. This idea will literally pop into your head out of nowhere.

5. Sleep on it

Dreams are a fantastic vehicle for communicating with your intuition. The best way to implement this strategy is right before you go to bed. As you close your eyes and head off to sleep, think intently about the question you have for your intuition.

You may get your answer in the middle of a dream and remember it when you wake up. It’s also quite possible that you won’t remember your dreams at all, but the next morning you will just know what to do.

It’s always a good idea to “sleep on it” when you have big decisions to make. In your dream state you are highly connected with your intuition.

Each of these strategies is easy to implement and can be a lot of fun! In time, you can develop a superior connection to your intuition. You will find that instead of obsessing about your questions and dilemmas, you will be more in the flow of asking for and receiving guidance quickly and easily.

Finally, when you receive the answers that you need or feel a connection with your intuition, take a moment to express gratitude for the guidance. The more you think about and appreciate the help your intuition has provided to you, the more easily you will receive the help that you want in the future. The universe will always reward a thankful heart.

Source: Body Mind Soul Spirit

About the author
Andrea Schulman is a former high school psychology teacher and the creator of Raise Your Vibration Today, which provides free and easy Law of Attraction techniques. She is available for group educational seminars and webinars.

Dreams are an integral part of every living being. All people dreaming, although most do not remember them.

Our dreams are not black and white. The congenitally blind people also dreaming, but based on their five senses; even animals dreaming. Various approaches and many interpretations have been given as to the role dreams play on the mentality of people mainly.

A psychological interpretation as expressed by the pioneers of the science of psychology, Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, dreams involve aspects of the character, statements, desires, faces and frustrations, that we suppress in our everyday life from the current social conventions and ethical barriers. They state that dreams serve as a psychological self-therapy for the brain.

Another interpretation as given by relevant researchers like Eugene Aserinsky (discovered REM sleep), Allan Hobson, Mark Solms, Jie Zhang and Robert Mc Carley, is that all have to do with signals that different parts of the brain give to others – either accidentally or during any process the brain is doing, such as encoding or storage of information in memory. They liken dreams with “short films” noting that during sleep the brain either processes information better or understands the physical immobility and converts these signals into virtual motion.

What About Dreams Expressed as ‘Prophetic’?

People see a lot of dreams, but most of them don’t remember them. But many of those who have improved dream recalling ability are expressing them as prophetic.

Scientists mostly not share this version, as based on the method of EEG trying to put dreams in their true dimensions. So by categorizing brain activity, argue that sleep can be divided into five stages, and during the night sleep human lasts two to three cycles of these stages.

  • The first is the stage of light sleep, where anything can awaken us
  • In the second stage the body has a slight drop in temperature
  • The third stage is the beginning of deep sleep which reaches the peak of the fourth stage. Finally, in the fifth and last stage is the REM (Rapid Eye Movement) in which we actually dreaming

Based on their scientific technique, they give rational approach to the “prophetic” dreams considering metaphysical issues as subjective opinion of each one. The rational approach is that the brain during sleep arranging the information received, finds motifs and a sequence.

Adding that the power of prediction in the scientific field has been achieved through the inductive method i.e. through large numbers of analysis and observation of information which the brain includes, patterns can emerge and lead us into theories capable of accurate prediction of the next event.

Also, a second approach is the subject of probabilities; as the dreams we see are too many, they consider that probably incur the symptoms of verification.

The Metaphysical Aspect of Dreaming

It’s also worth mentioning that dreams also have a philosophical dimension. Since ancient times, philosophers questioned the senses as the absolute source of knowledge about the world. Philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle and later René Descartes showed particular interest in the question “if our life is ultimately a dream.

In prophetic dreams the term metaphysical is contained, which according to Aristotle’s work on “first philosophy” has to do with what are beyond the physical limits. His work shows the investigation of the universality of “being” in contrast to the sciences that examine aspects of the parts of the being.

In modern times, the parapsychologists approaching this issue in another dimension, as they claim that dreams serve as a pathway for the entry of people into another universe. They believe that brainwaves represent states of consciousness and point out that sleep is an altered state of consciousness.

They argue that the seemingly prophetic dreams are too many to reasonably attribute them all in coincidence. However, many people express their opposition to so-called prophetic dreams. They consider as most accurate and rational the scientific approach, quieting fears that probably born about these unknown aspects of their own existence.

But we can’t pass over the prophetic dream experiences of people around the world that are quite many, who once publicly describe their personal experiences and sometimes conceal the fear of non-acceptance and the questioning of their logic.

Finally, as Ann Faraday mentioned,

The surest guide to the meaning of a dream is the feeling and judgment of the dreamer himself, who ‘deep down inside knows its meaning’.

References:

https://sciencearchives.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/%CF%8D-%CE%AF-%CF%8C-%CE%AC/#more-1749

http://ebooks.edu.gr/modules/ebook/show.php/DSGL-B102/132/960,3471/

https://sciencearchives.wordpress.com/2010/05/18/%CF%8D-%CF%8C-omicr/

Remember Your Dreams, with Subliminal Messages

Remember Your Dreams - Subliminal MeditationThere are many theories as to why we dream, how we dream and what’s the meaning of dreams. This theory suggests that dreams can solve daily problems.

Many people believe that dreams provide useful insights to our problems and questions, but they’re very difficult to remember. “Remember Your Dreams” is a powerful subliminal meditation designed for that purpose.

It contains a “dreamy” music track and thousands of powerful subliminal messages that will enhance your dream recalling ability. After several sessions, you will start to focus on your dreams more intensely, recall your dreams more easily and in greater detail, and be aware more and more of what your unconscious mind is trying to tell you. Try it here.

This article was originally created and published by Visual Meditation. It may be re-posted freely with proper attribution (active link to this article) and author bio.

How lucid dreams can enhance our psychological development.

About 20 percent of the general population has at least one spontaneous lucid dream each month and now through scientific study, there are various cognitive techniques that anyone can learn to apply, in order to have these lucid dreams deliberately.

So now today, there are thousands and thousands of lucid dreamers all over the world, who are practicing lucid dreaming to have these extraordinary experiences that are impossible or very unlikely according to our ordinary waking life.

The emerging science of lucid dreaming has now generated evidence to suggest that it can be used as a valuable tool for our social and psychological development. We can learn from lucid dreams, so when we wake up we can implement those learning experiences and improve our waking life circumstances.

While we are mostly unaware of our nightly dreams while we dream, Tim Post has trained countless individuals around the world to attain dream awareness in dreams. Remarkably, “lucid” dreamers can learn to consciously reshape their dreams while dreaming and give rise to profound dream experiences.

Tim gives an insight into the emerging science of lucid dreaming and unveils the potential power of using lucid dreams to enhance psychological development and overall well-being.

– TEDx

Lucid dreaming isn’t just a way to have mystical experiences—it’s also an incredibly useful day-to-day life skill. Here’s five ways you can use it to gain incredible advantages in your life.

Once a relatively obscure practice studied only by sleep scientists, artists and mystics, lucid dreaming has become an incredibly popular subject. Although many are aware of the phenomenon of being consciously aware and in control as you dream, few know the diverse applications the skill can have.

As someone who’s been lucid dreaming for over half a decade, please let me share five of my favorite benefits of waking up in your dreams.

1. Fun

This is probably the most simple attraction of lucid dreaming, and yet it can give the most fundamental, primal joy. Imagine the most vivid, open-ended video game you’ve ever played or even conceived of. Lucid dreaming, when properly practiced and mastered, is like the most realistic VR simulation you can imagine, combined with a degree of complexity and open possibility that make GTA V look like pong. Want to fight Nazis on a flying motorcycle? Overthrow an empire? Visit distant planets? It’s all possible. Fun might not be the deepest or most sophisticated reason for wanting to get into lucid dreaming, but just one session battling ninjas on Jupiter will give you the kind of encouragement you need to further pursue the practice and achieve some of its more abstract and holistic benefits.

2. Overcoming Anxiety

Lest you think lucid dreaming is just a playground of escapist fantasy, a bubbling cauldron of Saturday morning cartoons and comic books, let’s remember that it’s also a practice that can have immense benefit for your everyday life. Lucid dreaming can assist in overcoming anxiety surrounding meetings, activities or events. Everyone suffers from anxiety to some degree—with some more affected than others—and lucid dreaming can be an invaluable tool for tackling it.

Lucid dreaming personally helped me to tackle a crippling anxiety about public speaking. This is one that I’m sure plenty of people can relate to. I’d be asked to read aloud, or defend an argument in front of a crowd, and the anxiety would come in floods. My blood would turn to cement, my heart would kick like an over-clocked engine, and the sweat would coat me in a fine, sparkly sheen.

One of the greatest opportunities offered to by lucid dreaming, however, is the chance to practice. Being able to test-run scenarios that terrify you, and then just being able to hit the reset button upon waking up, is fantastically useful for dealing with situations that stress you out. Slowly but surely, as I commanded troops and spoke to masses in my sleep, public speaking when I was awake became a little easier. Today, I’m a passionate public speaker, and can thank my lucid dreaming trial runs for much of my confidence.

3. Communicating With Yourself

I’ve been enamored with the idea of the subconscious since I first read Freud’s The Interpretation of Dreams at the age of 13. The idea that there’s some powerful, primal, hidden part of yourself that influences your actions without your knowledge absolutely fascinated me. Although it was Freud that captured my interest, it was Jung that would entrance me with his conception of the subconscious as the model for God and the source of ageless, eternal memory and wisdom.

As the Delphic Oracle would suggest, the basis of all knowledge and achievement is to first “Know Thyself” and communicate with your subconscious. Luckily, lucid dreaming provides an excellent venue for this, as your dreams are the stage on which your subconscious puts on its nightly, fevered and mysterious plays. If you can spot that it’s all a set-up, it doesn’t take much to peel back the curtain and have a chat with the director. I have a friend, an avid lucid dreamer, who has gotten to know his unconscious mind so well in his lucid dreams that he’s personified and named the “entity” that creates his dreams, and often uses this model to consult with his unconscious mind whenever a tough decision is to be made. This form of communication can offer immense insight into yourself, and any unconscious motivations or pain that you might not be fully aware of, and which might be negatively affecting your life.

4. Getting in Touch With Spirituality

From Native American shamans to Tibetan dream yogis to West African mystics, dreams have always been an inexorable part of humanity’s connection with the divine, the transcendent and the mysterious. And today, at a time when organized and dogmatic religion is wavering, and many are looking for an alternative, lucid dreaming can provide a gateway to spirituality that is personal and intuitive. Our dreams can present opportunities for transcendent and beautiful experiences, as well as the perfect place to examine ideas and concepts in an outside-the-box fashion, making them ideal for testing the spiritual waters for those who are turned off by traditional conceptions of religion.

Lucid dreaming, when mastered, can be an intense and symbolically rich experience, and once one understands how dream images can often draw from human mythology and world religion, the spiritual dimension to dreams can become an immediate way to connect with whatever idea of “God” or Oneness or transcendent principle you might be interested in. Even if you’re not at all attracted by spirituality, lucid dreaming can give you an idea of the kind of profound, transcendent and connective states of mind that drive people toward religion and spirituality.

5. Inspiration

If there’s one thing to which dreams are more closely tied than spirituality, it’s artistic inspiration. From the Greek belief in the Muses communicating through dreams, right through to the influence that dreams had on the poetry of Edgar Allen Poe, dreams have long been regarded as a mystical and ethereal source of inspiration for art. The way in which dreams combine vivid images, complex symbols and strange premises provides fertile ground for artistic “Eureka!” moments.

As a writer, I’ve lost count of how many short stories, metaphors and poems have shot straight from the soil of my subconscious. And artistic inspiration isn’t the only kind of insight afforded by intense exploration of dreams: many historical scientific breakthroughs have also emerged from dreams, from the discovery of the double helix structure in DNA to some of the most complex formulations of Indian mathematics genius Srinivasa Ramanujan. Dreams have brought us some of the most remarkable advances in human history—and who knows what you might accomplish with power over your dreams?

Original source: ultraculture.org

Have you ever experienced an 11:11 synchronicity? Psychologist Carl Jung coined the term synchronicity, which many of us use on a daily or weekly basis.

Synchronicity is the coming together of inner and outer events in a way that cannot be explained by cause and effect and that is meaningful to the observer.

~ Carl Jung

The definition of synchronicity was originally developed by Swiss psychologist Carl Gustav Jung. Jung co-defined the word to describe what he called “temporally coincident occurrences of acausal events.” Jung variously described synchronicity as an “acausal connecting principle” (i.e., a pattern of connection that cannot be explained by conventional, efficient causality), “meaningful coincidence” and “acausal parallelism”. Jung introduced the concept as early as the 1920s but only gave a full statement of it in 1951 in an Eranos lecture, then in 1952 published a paper “Synchronicity — An Acausal Connecting Principle” in a volume with a related study by the physicist (and Nobel winner) Wolfgang Pauli.

It was a principle that Jung felt gave conclusive evidence for his concepts of archetypes and the collective unconscious, in that it was descriptive of a governing dynamic that underlay the whole of human experience and history — social, emotional, psychological, and spiritual. Events that happen which appear at first to be coincidence, but are later found to be causally related are termed as “incoincident”.

Jung believed that many experiences perceived as coincidence were not merely due to chance but, instead, suggested the manifestation of parallel events or circumstances reflecting this governing dynamic.

One of Jung’s favourite quotes on synchronicity was from Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll, in which the White Queen says to Alice: “It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.”

According to Occam’s razor, positing an underlying mechanism for meaningfully interpreted correlations is an unsupported explanation for a “meaningful coincidence” if the correlations may alternatively be explained by simple coincidence. The amount of meaningful coincidence which one expects by random chance is higher than most people’s intuition would lead them to believe, an observation known as Littlewood’s Law. Jung and followers believe that synchronous events such as simultaneous discovery happen far more often than random chance would allow, even after accounting for the sampling bias inherent in the fact that meaningful coincidences are noticeable while meaningless coincidences are not.

In psychology and cognitive science, confirmation bias is the tendency to search for or interpret new information in a way that confirms one’s preconceptions and avoids information and interpretations which contradict prior beliefs. Many critics believe that any evidence for synchronicity is due to confirmation bias, and nothing else.

Wolfgang Pauli, a scientist who in his professional life was severely critical of confirmation bias, lent his scientific credibility to support the theory, coauthoring a paper with Jung on the subject. Some of the evidence that Pauli cited was that ideas which occurred in his dreams would have synchronous analogs in later correspondence with distant collaborators.

Jung claims that in 1805, the French writer Émile Deschamps was treated to some plum pudding by a stranger named Monsieur de Forgebeau. Ten years later, the writer encountered plum pudding on the menu of a Paris restaurant, and wanted to order some, but the waiter told him the last dish had already been served to another customer, who turned out to be de Forgebeau. Many years later, in 1832, Émile Deschamps was at a diner, and was once again offered plum pudding. He recalled the earlier incident and told his friends that only de Forgebeau was missing to make the setting complete — and in the same instant, the now senile de Forgebeau entered the room.

In fact, Deschamps gives the name as “de Fontgibu”, and also describes him as a Marquis and Colonel who fought against Napoleon under Louis Joseph de Bourbon, prince de Condé – “Oeuvres complètes de Émile Deschamps, 1873″ and “Echoes from the Harp of France” a collection of works by G.S. Trebutien – since no de Fontgibu appears in French history, this is most likely an invented name and could easily be a purely fictional character.

 

Original source: In5D

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