The Let Go – Personal Musings: Charisse Glenn
“Intuition is always right in at least two important ways;
It is always in response to something.
It always has your best interest at heart”
― Gavin De Beck
The ability to understand something without the need for conscious reasoning is called intuition. We all have it: yet many have lost the capacity to hear its’ guidance.
Intuition is the voice of our true selves, where our subconscious mind communicates with our conscious mind. We hear it as confirmation we are on the right track, or we know we are not if we feel the rumble in the pit of our stomachs. We may be drawn to something, or it alerts us something is wrong. These are all signs our intuition is guiding us.
The intuition most of us can relate to is that of a mother’s. A mother’s intuition exists even if we are not mothers; perhaps this is why it is also called women’s intuition. Who remembers the eyes in the back of your mother’s head; she seemed to have laser vision, seeing through walls when we were misbehaving. Or ,that sixth sense that kept her up at night when we were past curfew?
Yet, culturally, we have moved away from our instinctual brain and have been taught to use our rational mind instead. A balance between the two is ideal, yet many have overdeveloped the rational at the expense of the intuitive.
“When you reach the end of what you should know, you will be at the beginning of what you should sense.”
Let Go Of Biases:
“Connecting to our intuition, we must learn to be quiet. It speaks very softly.”
To hear our intuition, we must first let go of our biases and prejudices that the rational mind is superior to instinctual.
In my work as a casting director, I use my intuition as I search through photos of potential talent. Of course, I read their resumes, often reading between the lines, but I rely on my intuition to guide me. It could be a hint of something I see in their eye, or sometimes it is nothing specific but a feeling I get.
This practice has allowed me to utilize and hone my intuition.
Listening to a hunch or following a gut feeling has as much value or, at times, more than rational thought. Moving aside from the judgment that rational is superior to instinctual clears a channel to hear. To do this, it first takes clearing away doubts and learning to trust the voice within.
Connecting to our intuition, we must learn to be quiet. It speaks very softly. Almost imperceptible; some call it hearing the inner voice or the knowing. Once attuned to hearing it, it will become loud and undeniable.
It is essential to acknowledge all humans experience intuition, yet, many have denied the existence, and it has atrophied. Just like a muscle not used, to strengthen it, we must exercise it.
“The ability to learn stillness and quietude will propel us into the world of our intuition.”
There are many ways to become quiet; meditation is excellent. There are many techniques, and the one that is best for you is the one that fits your life, and you will do regularly.
Getting quiet is not just achieved by sitting crossed legged concentrating on a mantra, or gazing into a flame. It can also be through movement. I like hiking or walking in nature; it is a way for me to empty my monkey mind and connect with the universe.
Let go of the chatter. It is important to be alone without distractions, no listening to music, or a podcast. It is through the silence we will begin to hear our intuition.
Be mindful of noise pollution. Elevated sound levels have become omnipresent in today’s society; we barely notice them. It can come in the form of traffic, machinery, and the drone of the day to day world. It also comes from our environments; televisions are blaring, music playing, dogs barking.
Communicating in raised voices and constant talking all contribute to the discord in our heads. The ability to learn stillness and quietude will propel us into the world of our intuition.
Grounding or earthing is another way to reconnect to our knowingness. Lay prone on a natural element: sand, grass, dirt, pebbles, a forest floor, no artificial turf, or concrete. Allow the body to relax, close your eyes, and feel the electromagnetic energy from the earth flow through you.
Breathe in, Breathe out, and with each exhale, allow the thoughts to travel through your mind. Don’t hold on to them; just let them pass through. Let them go.
The Rise Of Intuition:
Feel the balancing energy rising beneath you. Once your minds’ chatter decreases, allow the quietness to envelop you. It is within this calm your intuition begins to assert itself.
What doesn’t work in the quest to discover our inner voice is to force it. It takes time to connect. Patience is needed.
“You will never follow your own inner voice until you clear up the doubts in your mind.” ~ Roy T. Bennett
Our intuition is always present. However, as a society, we have favored the rational over the intuitive and have lost touch with it. Turning inward and developing that part of us we have ignored will allow us to regain our equilibrium.
Knowing our highest good is always its intention, are you willing to allow your intuition to guide you?
About the Author:
Charisse Glenn, Casting Director, Equestrian, and Creator of The Let Go. She is 62, gray, aging gracefully and has lots to say. Charrise is half Japanese and has the wisdom of that culture she was born into. She has been a casting director for commercials in Los Angeles for 35 years and is an equestrian having competed in 100-mile horse races around the world.
The initiative she writes, called The Let Go serves as a reminder to let go of all that no longer works in our lives, opening a pathway to happiness, love, and balance. Proudly she embraces the freedoms age provides serving as a role model to both men and women. She is a badass with a beautiful soft touch. You can find her on either her website , or follow her on The Let Go in Instagram.