The Healing Power of Spiritual Intuition
If you're ready to open intuitively—as so many of us are—you’ll soon realize there are many ways to become “psychic.” Some are ancient ways and some are new; however, one path offers a direct route to our highest purpose for this lifetime—that of the spiritual intuitive.
To live as a spiritual intuitive means that you approach the practice of intuition from a spiritual perspective; that is, you choose to look at intuition as:
>> A connection with the Divine/God/One/All
>> An expansion of consciousness beyond the everyday
>> A transmutation of earth being into Divine self
>> A tool for soul growth
>> A method of healing body, mind, and spirit
>> A life’s practice; a particular way of living
What I have found is that when we choose to service the Divine, our lives change, our emotions release, the body heals itself, and miracles most certainly happen.
Two paths, one destination
There are two pathways to become a spiritual intuitive—one is spiritual and the other is “psychic.” The funny thing is, both paths travel on exactly the same road, just from opposite directions. One road takes you from point A to point B. The other road takes you from point B to point A. Same journey, different approaches!
For example, let’s say you were a guru, a holy saint, or a mystic deep in spiritual practice. You pray, do your rituals, sit in mediation, and connect deeply to the Now, the present moment, and the absolute energy of the Universe. In everything you do, your sole (and soul) focus is your spiritual development—to the exclusion of all else. You are rigorous and devoted to the spiritual practices that will take you there.
You aren’t at all concerned with becoming intuitive because that’s not your spiritual goal. In fact, you don’t really care if you become intuitive or not.
And yet, over time, as you sit on your prayer rug in deepest trance and expand your consciousness further, something happens. You become intuitive simply because your consciousness has shifted.
Now, let’s say you’re walking the other road. You’re a person deeply intrigued by the possibility of becoming psychic. You train with the most experienced teachers, take workshops, and do readings and healings for those who come your way. As you practice your skills, you get better dancing in those layers and levels of the Universe. You learn how to work with guides, angels, and the departed. You understand how to skip time and distance, as well as the ineffable wonder of pure energy. You spend countless hours of your practice in trance, simply listening to the hum of the Universe. And as you follow this practice over time, you become more than just intuitive. You also become spiritual.
The level of consciousness it takes for you to do intuitive work—to sit in trance and to consort with guides—is a consciousness shift that transforms you into spiritual being.
In other words, walk on the spiritual path long enough, and you become psychic. Walk the intuitive path long enough, and you become spiritual.
Becoming illuminated—sans ego
The trouble is at the beginning stages, not everyone’s able to see this far ahead. We stumble, get confused, and are unsure where we are headed. For example, when my own spiritual awakening began, I was so enthralled by my new abilities that, for a while, I was in danger of missing the point. I now see this frequently with those who are beginning their journey as a spiritual intuitive, and even those who’ve been practicing a long time.
Why is this? The ego tends to be senseless with the perceived power that being psychic brings.
Suddenly, you’re able to look at people in the grocery store and know their life story. You can talk to the departed and bring comfort to their loved ones. You can tell a confused wife if her husband is cheating or not. You can tell a sick person that they will soon become well. The ego likes this, and there is nothing spiritual about that at all.
So often I see psychics, energy healers, and even those who work in the light, stumble upon their ego a bit, all the while professing to not have an ego at all. This is just a stage, and those working in the light will soon break through. Their consciousness shift will create this next step for them.
We can’t always define what we mean when we say “Divine.” But once you experience the consciousness shift that arrives when you exist, even for a moment, as one of One, you’ll never forget the feeling.
Bliss. Nirvana. Absolute joy.
This is the light of consciousness, and it comes to all who are spiritually aware and are psychically open to receive it. Of course, where the energy of true physical healing also begins, the groundwork for the energetic dimension that is required for the body to heal itself starts.
Let the Divine do the work
At the heart of being a spiritual practitioner, we move aside and allow the light to do its work. To rephrase: we don’t do the work. The light does.
Before I enter a room to work with a client, the “me” that stands outside the door is gently asked to drift away, so that by the time I greet the person awaiting me, that vestige of my personality is gone.
I open myself; make myself available; and become a conduit, channel, and tube. I become a willing servant to the light, to whatever information, energy, entities, departed souls, angels, or Holy Ones arrive into the room.
Now, in most sessions, I may speak and it may even seem like a normal conversation. But what is really happening is, that in the moment, the possibility has been created for opening to Divine vibration, and the possibility for the heart’s opening and healing. Maybe it's just a tiny crack that opens the heart to light or maybe it’s a full-fledged opening. I don’t know because it’s never for me to decide.
And thus, I enter the treatment room with gravitas and a sense of responsibility. This responsibility is not to heal, fix, dazzle, or amaze my client, but simply to show up fully present, so that if the client is open to the light, this illumination will be facilitated.
I don’t heal people. The light does. I don’t open people. The light does. I don’t do anything, except leave my regular, flawed, everyday “me” outside the door, and become fully present to what awaits within the room. It is a mistake to think otherwise, no matter how brilliant of a spiritual practitioner you are.
Playing “oracle” is besides the point
When I first started my practice, people would occasionally come to me only to scream, rage, argue, and demand that I tell them their future. These unhappy people—for they were always deeply miserable—always wanted to know what would happen next: what job, move, partner, or financial situation would come their way.
I often do see people’s future psychically, or more precisely, I see the possibility they are currently headed toward. And yet, the future is always the least of our worries especially when our present is all screwed up!
True healing always starts in the absolute Now of whatever the body is holding onto, in terms of energy, emotion, memory, and so on. Thus, if people ask me about their future, I invite them to first express what they’d like to create and then look within and see if their actions, intentions, and consciousness in the Now aligns with that reality. If not, how do we get there? What work needs to be done? Do we need to move through emotional states, such as to look at past pain? What needs to heal? What needs to shift?
As always, we hold vibration in session, at the highest level the client and I can co-create.
For some clients, their contact with you as healer may be the only light, the only contact with high-level vibration that they are going to encounter that day. Please, gift them with this vibration! Allow the light to come through you as conduit, channel, or tube. Let the Divine work through you, without interference of ego or fear or doubt. And you don’t have to reserve this for just your clients! Try it on your family and friends, the person standing next to you in line.
Good energy makes people feel good, raises vibration, opens hearts, releases pain—and tends to be contagious.
In case of spiritual awakening…
Over the past few years, I’ve noticed something interesting: a lot of my clients tend to be in the midst of spiritual awakening, or began to have spontaneous spiritual awakening when we start our work together. Again, it’s not me. It’s simply consciousness, going viral! It all sounds so exciting, this talk of awakening, and yet, it’s not always easy to integrate that experience into your perceived reality. There’s often a gap in our ability to have spiritual and intuitive experiences, and to integrate these experiences into the paradigm we’ve been living with. In fact, our perceived reality might even deny that we can have those experiences!
If this is what’s happening to you, I invite you to take your time.
In my own situation, it took a full eight years from the time of my near-death experience to my full spiritual awakening. Eight years might seem like a long time, but it’s what I needed, in order to integrate what was happening. Even now, I am still opening, deepening, and growing.
So, if you’re in the midst of spiritual awakening, take your time. Allow your fears to release. Allow yourself to truly heal, from everything that requires healing. And, allow yourself to understand that what is happening is actually true and real—and yes, it is happening to you, just as it happened to all those mystics throughout the eons!
This stuff just happens to folks, and right now, it’s happening more than ever. Believe it or not, we are evolving as human beings, and this particular aspect of human evolution—conscious awakening—is happening to numerous people right now.
Move forward into all the aspects of yourself: human self and Divine self. Understand that these parts of you are ultimately intertwined, one and the same, and when manifest in full integration—as spiritual intuitive—you will become capable of your highest possibility for love, joy, and healing during this lifetime.
Spiritual teacher and intuitive Sara Wiseman is the author of Becoming Your Best Self, Writing the Divine, and Your Psychic Child. An award-winning singer/songwriter, she has released four CDs with her band Martyrs of Sound. She is a leading contributor to DailyOM and hosts a radio show, "Ask Sara". She offers private consults and training at sarawiseman.com.