Using Your Intuitive Right Brain

Did you know that you have two brains inside your head? One is the left brain (left side of your brain) and the other is the right brain (right side of your brain).  Each side performs very different functions and it is the right side that is inherently built for intuition.  You could even say that it is our intuitive mind. The left brain is analytical, it is sequential, it processes language and is critical.  The right brain is creative, has spatial awareness, understands the whole picture and is imaginative.

We live with these two sides of our brains, as two personalities in one. We draw on the pieces of each side as we need them, and both sides work in balance and cooperation with each other.  Because our society emphasizes activities that mostly use our left brains, we become left brain dominant.  We talk, we analyze and we plan and make judgements all the time.

The right brain is said to be the part of the brain that is intuitive and, in some ways, enlightened.  Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, a neuroscientist, had a stroke in her left brain and fully experienced only thinking with her right brain while conscious. She then recovered the use of her left brain fully to be able to write a book about her experience.  Coupling her knowledge as a neuroscientist and her own experiences, she has a unique view on exactly what our right brain does for us from the inside out.

She describes the right brain for herself, as well as all of us, “My right mind is all about the richness of this present moment. It is filled with gratitude for my life and everything in it.  It is content, compassionate, nurturing and eternally optimistic…My right mind is open to the eternal flow whereby I exist as one with the universe. It is the seat of my divine mind, the knower, the wise woman and the observer. It is my intuition and higher consciousness.”

It is with this state of mind, or this ability of ours to think this way with our right brains, that we can fully access our intuitive powers. It is through our right brain that we connect to our Higher Self and Universal knowledge. The more we access and become aware of our right brain working for us, the easier it becomes to connect to our divine guidance.

Here are some quick and easy tips you can use to build your intuitive guidance system to get more clarity and consistency by working with your right brain.

  1. Enjoy art.

    You don't have to create art to use your creative side.  Just by looking at a painting, or a sculpture, or even nature will engage your right brain and exercise your ability to access it. Go to the museum or just go shopping and enjoy the art around you.

  2. Be creative!

    I love creating these newsletters and my website with beautiful pictures because it really does stimulate my right brain.  It also helps me connect to my heart and feelings so well.  I only choose what feels light, uplifting and right to me.

  3. Listen to music.

    Music appreciation is done with our right brains.  It doesn't have to be any particular kind of music, just music that you particularly like.

  4. Take an afternoon nap.

    That ‘power nap' gives our minds a rest without going into deep sleep.  That is the theta state that our minds are in which activates our right brain, and quiets the left.  It also explains why sometimes we get our epiphanies or clear answers to a problem when we nap.

Intuition is a skill we all have, great minds have used theirs to make the best strategic decisions, create amazing inventions such as coming up with the iPod and the theory of relativity.  Exercise your right brain to access your intuition, and allow yourself to see what pops up!

You may already be in tune with your intuition or perhaps you've had some intuitive knowing, or experience, but you don't know how to work with it and control it so you can get more detailed information or use it when you need it. Maybe you think that you are not intuitive at all.  Well, we all are intuitive, it is a natural part of us and our brains.

So create and develop your own internal guidance system.  By connecting to your intuition, honing an ability to hear your inner voice and being constantly connected to your divine guidance, your life will expand and grow in ways that will amaze you.

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