You don’t have to be psychic all the time.
You don’t have to always ask your Guides things.
You don’t have to spend all your time figuring out a soul purpose mystery.
Many of my students, including me at one time, want to be psychic around the clock. Quit their jobs and just give reading, talking to Spirit Guides all day long. And I don’t blame them! Connect with Spirit for guidance is often a feel good experience.
I actually did just that - readings only and all the time - for about a year. By the end of that year, I was exhausted, tired and just dying to go enter some data in a spreadsheet.
When you swim and swim all day and all night in the intuitive realm, it can be a beautiful experience, but if you don’t stop to take breaks once and a while, you can become very tired.
You may start to feel lost and ask questions like,
Where is this all going?
Am I even getting anywhere?
Am I progressing or am I just wasting my time?
Are Spirits even real, or is this all just nonsense?
When you swim for a long time, you may start to lose sight of the shore. You may start to lose sight of your goals and you may even forget what the original target was - the reason why you even jumped into the intuitive ocean in the first place.
Think of going for a day at the beach.
For a few hours you swim, then for a few hours, you lay on the shore and contemplate the waves. Or you don’t contemplate at all. You go do other things like cruise around in the shops, check your email via smart phone, or chat with your friends about how grocery store watermelon is never as ripe or juicy as you want it to be.
You Swim and then you break. You Swim and then you relax your muscles and get a drink of water. At the beach, you always return to land. You need both. You’ve got legs and a physical body to take care of and nourish, which is just as important as your Spiritual body.
And I used to yell at myself, Amanda, you have to choose! What is it going to be?! Are you going to be a psychic or are you going to be a plant physiologist? Make a choice!
I never did make that choice, and you don’t have to either. You are a Spiritual Body, an Intuitive Soul, wrapped all up in a Physical Body in the Physical world. You can do and be both and in fact, you’re meant to.
You have a left brain and a right brain. You have intuition and you have logic. Both are essential for balance. Both are essential for complete health in your life.
How to Balance the Intuitive Life with the Physical Life
The key to all healthful relationships, especially a relationship you have with yourself, is give and take. Is reception and extension. Is balance. The more that you extend yourself in the ocean, the more time you need to spend back on shore, drying off, eating and recuperating from the swim. The more time that you spend in the physical world, dealing with bills, with family stress, with figuring out when is the best time to go to the post office, the more time you need to shake it all off and go for a swim.
We need both to be healthy.
4 Tips to Unite the Two Selves
Use your Left Brain each day you use your Right Brain
If you’ve been practicing connecting with Spirit, doing guided meditations, and flexing your intuitive muscles, take a break, and dive into some website coding. Build or organize a project. Plan a trip. Do something that requires logic, organization, planning and strategy to balance out all the time you’ve spent using creativity, imagination, intuition.
Conversely, if you’ve been deciding and planning things in the physical world all day, do a guided meditation before you go to bed. Listen to some music while you moisturize. Dance a bit. Do something creative to balance the scales.
If you do something left-brained in the day, try to balance it by doing something right-brained . . . even if it’s only for a few minutes.
Remember to Nourish both your physical body and your spiritual body
Once you’ve got done ‘doing’, you need to take time in receiving. Nourishing your spiritual body is just as important as nourishing your physical body. If you’ve done something highly intuitive such as giving a reading to someone else, for example, eat a big ‘ol giant meal. Replenish your physical body’s reserves, the vessel which you took out into the ocean to go swimming in the first place.
If you’ve just done something intensely analytical, like taken a MCAT, planned a meeting at work or problem-solved a mini disaster, sign up for a dance class. Check out some art classes at a local community college that interests you. Watch some YouTube videos on heart warming animal friendships. Do something that nourishes your Spirit.
Feed your intuitive body, by feeding your physical body and return to your intuitive body, after extending your physical body. When you extend out, remember to call yourself back, in an equal, but opposite way. Think of nourishment as an anchor. Your Soul is your anchor for understanding and dealing with the physical world and your physical body is your anchor, rooting you in reality when you float off into intuitive-Spirit land.
Nourish the roots of both, each time you throw a rope out there.
Take a designated break from either realm when you need it
You don’t lose your intuitive abilities, if you put them away for a while. Just like someone isn’t going to steal your bike, just because you put it in the garage for a few days. You can take a break, if you need it. Your abilities, your progress and the gains you’ve made will stay right where they are, when you go to open the garage again.
Learn to use your intuitive abilities in a physical world way
You can apply physical world tactics to learning about your intuitive abilities. It doesn’t all have to be guided meditations, gut feelings and having faith. Take a class, give yourself homework, or read books on a time schedule you give yourself. If you are someone who is highly logical and sensible anyway, you’ll enjoy a structure involving study and practice. You can go into learning about the Spirit world the same way you go about learning any new concept. With structure, assignments and development milestones you give yourself.
In fact, each and every morning, I complete a self-assigned homework assignment.
Sometimes, it’s a guided meditation. Other times, it’s a chapter in a new book on psychology, intuition, anatomy, or another related field.
Either way, it’s balance.
You can give yourself a break on the intuitive, you can step out of the ocean and you can come back to dry land. In fact, it’s healthy to do so.
When you do, you give yourself the opportunity to set new goals, develop new guideposts and take a moment remember, what it is you’re doing on the beach and how you found yourself here.
Amanda Linette Meder