Episode 7 – Awakening Heart & Brain Coherence

Episode 7 – Awakening Heart & Brain Coherence

The Keys to Awakening Heart + Brain Coherence

“The longest journey you will ever take is the 18 inches from your head to your heart.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Discover a simple practice that can awaken your heart and brain connection and create more connected states of consciousness, intuition and inner-harmony.

In this episode of the Leading in the Light Podcast, I’m super excited to have good friend and colleague, Cath Guerrieri join me online to share some of her insights on the emergent science and practice of coherence.

Coherence has been defined as being the state where heart, mind and emotions all operate in perfect energetic alignment, balance and harmony. It’s the state of being that powerfully opens the door to awakened intuition, greater resilience, increased personal energy and more present states of flow and consciousness.

What’s more, the emerging fields of neuroscience and neuro-psychology are converging and starting to validate what spiritual teachers, masters and healers have known for centuries … that we all have access to this amazing power and presence within ourselves … and the ability to direct and channel that energy to become the masters of our own lives.

About Cath Guerrieri

For over 10 years Cath has been a relationship counsellor, mediator, hypnotherapist, mindfulness practitioner and grief counsellor with a deep passion for helping her clients overcome their self-limiting beliefs, gain greater confidence, and find the path to fulfilling their future dreams, using scientific and evidence based techniques.

You can learn more about Cath at www.cathguerrieri.com

In this conversation we talk about:

  • Her background and what guided her to become a counselor and mediator
  • An overview of coherence and why it is so important at this time
  • How coherence can be used to increase peace and awaken intuition
  • Why gratitude is the greatest key to opening ‘heart awareness’
  • A guided practice of coherence for you to start using in your own life

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How to Trust Your Intuition and Higher Guidance

How to Trust Your Intuition and Higher Guidance

How can we learn to trust and believe in our inner-guidance?

Whether we realise it or not, each of us has an incredible intuitive power and presence that is guiding us in each moment.
So, why then do so many people struggle to connect with and trust themselves?

Awakening Your Intuitive Presence

As a transformational coach, energy healer and intuitive I’ve now been helping people awaken and open their own intuitive channels for over 20 years. What I’ve noticed in that time is that there are some key practices, insights and ways of being that can truly enhance our ability to receive, trust and connect with our inner-guidance.

The result is that the more we learn to trust in our own insight, wisdom and guidance, the greater the flow, grace and ease that we experience in life. Now, that doesn’t always mean we’re going to live a life without problems or challenges. On the contrary, many of our problems and challenges are in fact ‘divine gifts’ that encourage us to dig deep within ourselves for the strength and resources to overcome them. In many ways our greatest problems also become our greatest teachers. Yet that doesn’t mean you have to resign to a life of striving, struggle and hardship.

Instead, when we learn to trust and follow the inner-guidance of our heart, soul and spirit in each moment we awaken a greater consciousness and energy within ourselves. We open our heart energy to becoming a vessel for greater guidance and inspiration, and in doing so we are encouraged to take steps of courage, faith and confidence in aligning the lives that we really want to create and realise at this time.

7 Insights from The Power of Intuitive Flow Training

Here are 7 insights from our beginner level Power of Intuitive Flow Training, our 7 week course for helping activate and engage your own intuitive intelligence, that will help you to begin to open to trusting and following your intuition more deeply.

 

Key #1: Intuition Speaks to You on Many Levels

While we all have access to a great intuitive power, the voice of intuition can often be subtle, a little like tuning into a radio station for the first time in the dark. It takes practice, discernment and trust.

So, as you begin to awaken to your own intuitive energy it is helpful to know that not everyone receives guidance in the same way. In fact, there are often 4 main channels that your intuition may be communicating with you in each moment:

  •  Auditory: Through an inner-voice or dialogue.
  •  Kinaesthetically: Through feelings and impressions
  •  Visually: Through images and symbolic guidance that you receive mentally
  •  Cognizance: Clear knowing and understanding that is just impressed upon you

If you’ve ever walked into a room or building and just felt that the environment was not safe, or that something was not right, then you’ll already be familiar with your emphatic or feeling intuition, which is often activated in moments of flight or fright, when we need our survival and protection instinct.

While you have one predominant channel that you work with, with the right training and development you can learn to awaken and activate your other channels in unison for greater intuitive flow and guidance.

 

Key #2:  Accessing Your True Knowing

Many years ago, when I was working the United Kingdom I had an insight to go and do a course in Laredo, Texas. The calling was so strong that I booked a ticket and hopped on the next plane.

The only problem was that at the time the company I was working for were still processing my working visa in the UK, which meant that there was the possibility that I would not be able to re-enter the country and would be deported on my return. Yet all along something inside of me just ‘knew’ I needed to go and that I would be taken care of. That everything would work out ok.

  • Have you ever just known that something was not right?
  • Have you ever just had a feeling you needed to call a friend?
  • Have you ever just known that you needed that you needed to continue with a path of action?

Our belief in ourselves is fundamental when developing intuition. And there is no greater belief than a sense of ‘knowing’ a deep inner-feeling that we are right, that we need to do something, or take some form of action.

So take a moment now and simply reflect back on a moment or experience when you had a deep sense of knowing, and you trusted and followed that. What did it feel like? Where did you feel it? How did your body, soul, spirit and mind let you know that you were right?

Key #3:  Move from Your Head to the Heart

Often when we are in the live Power of Intuitive Flow training I get my students to pay attention to where their inner-energy flows when they are connecting with their intuition.

Far too often because of our left-brained centric education systems we have forgotten how to connect with our heart, feelings and true sense of knowing, and so the energy often goes back up to our heads where we attempt to ‘think the solution to the answer’.

The problem is with this that the moment we end up back in the head, we have often already lost and negated the first initial energy or impression from our heart that was trying to guide us in the first place!

Therefore, the moment you find yourself going back to the head to try and find or think a solution it’s time to draw your energy and focus back to your heart.

Key #4: Open Your Inner-Senses

In expanding your intuition, you will need to learn to open your inner-senses, not just your external senses.

One of the most critical points that we focus on in our training is the centre of the throat (throat chakra) or point of communication, self-will and expression in the world. Developing this primary energy centre is essential if we are going to find our voice in the world and learn to express ourselves and our intuitive impressions and guidance. Most significantly this centre along with the solar plexus need to be opened and developed to allow you to feel and receive inner-guidance.

The more you work embracing exercises to open the throat energy centre, you will also begin further clearing and awakening the intuitive channels to your own clairaudience, which governs your ability to receive verbal guidance and messages from your higher-self and intuition.

Key #5:       Learn to Ask Better Quality Questions

The key to receiving quality guidance from your intuition is to get better at asking higher quality questions. The questions that we ask ourselves on a daily basis determine the quality of our lives.

Therefore, for intuitive questioning to be valuable we need to learn to ask questions that are:

a) Specific – Clear and with one focus
b) Objective – Are not loaded with our own bias or expectation
c) Grounded in a Higher Perspective – That seek the highest truth for all involved

For example:

  • Instead of asking “Where do I find my ideal relationship? ask “What do I need to know in order to open myself to the perfect divine relationship?”
  • Instead of asking “How can I create more money?” ask “How can I allow greater abundance and prosperity to flow in my life?”
  • Instead of asking “What decision or choice do I now need to make?” ask “What choice will bring me greater joy, aliveness and happiness?”

 

Key #6: Build Your Self-Esteem

Listening and following our intuition and inner-guidance implies a need for great trust. Trust in our own wisdom. Trust in our higher intelligence. Trust in our connection to source.

In the same way that a lighthouse must have a firm and solid foundation in order to do its highest work of shining its light, so too, your soul and spirit require a firm foundation and base of self-esteem and self-efficacy in order to operate at their highest potential.

When we believe in ourselves, and see ourselves as worthy of guidance and insight, then our guidance and insights grow and develop. A healthy self-esteem also means that you will have much greater courage and belief in yourself to act on higher guidance when it presents.

How do we build this base of courage, self-belief and esteem?
We can start first by reflecting on all the moments in our life where we received guidance or inspiration an acted upon it. Reflecting on these moments will help you create the physiological state of trust that is required to enact and enable your intuitive presence and power.

 

Key #7:  Take Inspired Action

Intuition is not a one-way street. It is an intricate cycle of asking, receiving, accepting, trusting and acting.

Therefore, the more we learn to trust and ACT on our intuitive messages and guidance the more that our intuition develops, and the greater the trust that we have in it.

Learning to act on your intuition will imply a level of needing to take risk and step our of your comfort zone. In the beginning you may ask for guidance and take action, only to find that what you initially acted on did not work. It is important in these times not to give up. But to take this onboard as a learning experience.

Start to monitor your body’s feelings and signals of confirmation that you are on the right track. It may be as simple as an opening of energy in your gut area, or a light shiver that goes down your back, or a simple sense of knowing and confidence that originates in your heart. The more that you pay attention to these signals, the more you take risks and act on your guidance, the greater your opportunity to grow, evolve and become a channel for intuitive grace and presence.

It is through inspired and intuitive action that our highest lives are formed.

 

Ready to take Your Intuitive Abilities to the Next Level?

At The Greatness Connection we run regular intuitive development programs to help you connect, access and follow your intuition. The Power of Intuitive Flow training is an engaging and interactive 7 week course based on 21 principles of intuition that will help you learn to develop greater trust, rapport and confidence in yourself, and provide you with a pathway for transforming and healing your life, business or professional life. Best of all the course is delivered as both live training as well as completely online as a self-paced learning program.

For more details make sure to check out the online training program here and details of the next live training here.

Day 1 – Creating the Space to Let Go

Day 1 – Creating the Space to Let Go

Day 1 - Creating the Space to Let Go

by Les Price | The 21 Day Soul Cleanse

“Let go of the past, so that God can open the door to your future.”
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Why is it we human beings seem to hold on for dear life to what no longer serves us?

I know from personal experience how hard it has been sometimes to let go of the people, events, situations and belongings that have long served their purpose in our lives. While our need for attachment often arises from the fear of loss of safety, security and the status quo, holding onto your past can be akin to trying to sail a yacht into deep blue oceans while along not realising that it is still tethered to the shore.

So, as we begin this Soul Cleanse series, today I would like to encourage you to review the areas of your life where you are still holding onto the past. Our guides, angels and helpers in the world of spirit would encourage us to release and surrender our attachments to the known, in order to truly discover the potential and opportunities that await us. Travelling lightly into your future is the key here.

According to spiritual teacher Catherine Ponder there are really three lists that we all need to consider in life:

  • What we want to release from our lives
  • What we want to attract into our lives
  • What we are grateful for in our lives

Notice how this process begins with releasing? Its because in order to allow anything new to enter our lives we first have to create the space to receive it. It’s a little like doing a small spring clean on your wardrobe. Have you ever noticed that the moment you clear out a small segment of yoru wardrobe that in a very short time it becomes filled again?

There is a very important principle at play here – because the universe abhors a vacuum.
Which means that the moment you clear the old, you allow the space for the new to enter.

More importantly, the less attachment we have to things, the more our life flows and the better we feel energetically, emotionally and physically.

The Practice

So today our practice is simply one of beginning to let go.

Take a moment to reflect on the areas of your life where you have been holding onto what no longer serves you. Whether it be a relationship or friendship, items or belongings in your house, an old behavior, pattern or addiction, or even an old attitude, habit or belief, begin to identify what has been holding you tied and tethered to the shore.

Then simply find one thing that you can begin to bless and surrender from your life today.

By far the easiest and most affirming items are old personal belongings. Which is why once every few months I simply like to get a laundry washing basket, place it in my lounge, and then over the week as I walk around the house I find those items that have reached the end of their spiritual and energetic life, place them in the basket and then eventually send them to the op shop, offer them for recycling or relinquish them to the humble surrounds of the local rubbish dump.

The Affirmation

I now choose to release and surrender the old in my life. I choose to travel freely and easily, and I now create the space for all of God’s good, abundance and blessings to flow into life.

The Question

What have I been holding onto in my life that no longer serves me energetically, physically or spiritually?

The Thought

The universe abhors a vacuum. Therefore, the more I release, the more opportunity for my highest good to come to me with grace, ease and lightness.

Day 2 – Healing Your Incomplete Business

Day 2 – Healing Your Incomplete Business

Day 2 - Healing Your Incomplete Business

by Les Price | The 21 Day Soul Cleanse

“We do not heal the past by dwelling there. We heal the past by living in the present.”

 Marianne Williamson

I’m always amazed at the capacity of fire to cleanse and purify. Whether it be in the midst of a bushfire, or simply the burning of logs in an open fire place there is something captivating, mystical and transcending about the nature of fire to release and cleanse the old, in order to allow the new.

All of us in our lives have ‘incomplete business’. Those situations, projects, tasks, activities and relationship issues that we have just not gotten around to completing. Often these items can unconsciously drain our energy and focus, while also holding us back from moving forward in our lives. These incompletes also hold our energy anchored in the past, therefore not allowing us to create what we really want in the present.

Have you ever noticed that a circle that has an aspect of its line missing is incomplete, and will always draw your intention to the part that is missing? In the same way, our incompletes in life will cause us to focus on what has not worked, what is missing and what we seem to be lacking in our lives, rather than allowing our unconscious to revel in all the good that we have actually done.

Therefore, one of the greatest gifts that you can give to your soul and spirit is to:

1.       Reclaim that lost power and presence, by either completing what you have started, or
2.       By simply releasing energetically what has been incomplete in your life, closing the lose ties and surrendering it without guilt.

The Practice

1)      So today I’d simply like you to get a piece of paper or a notebook and write out all the areas where your energy might be incomplete in your life. For example:

  • Unpaid or incomplete taxes
  • Friendships where you may have had a falling out
  • Career, business or personal matters where you felt you failed or came up short
  • Creative projects that you may have started but not completed
  • Relationships where you did not communicate or receive closure

2)      When you have finished go through your list and circle those that you are willing to work on and complete. But only commit to those you know that you actually desire, want and know you will complete.

3)      For the remaining items, get some small blank index cards or pieces of paper.

  • a. On the front of each write down the area or issue that you want to release.
  • b. On the back write down the feelings you have had about it, and how it makes you feel to have held on to these.

4)      Find a quiet place where you can be alone. Find a candle, matches and a metal bucket or container and go outside.

5)      Light your candle and for each one of the ‘incompletes’ you want to release say a little prayer of gratitude for it, then surrender it to spirit by burning the card/paper and placing it in the bucket. Repeat this ritual for each of the incompletes you need to surrender.

6)      Finally, take all the ashes once they have cooled and make sure to bury them in the ground, as you honour and give yourself complete permission to surrender all of this old energy.

7)      When you are done simply call back your soul energy and spirt from the past. Bring it into your being and feel yourself whole perfect and complete once again.

The Affirmation

Today I release the old to the divine fire of my soul, knowing that I am forgiven, restored and free.

The Question

Where am I holding on to the past and not allowing the new?

The Thought

What joy, freedom and fulfillment would be possible if I was willing to release my attachment to the past?

Day 3 – Initiation Through Death and Rebirth

Day 3 – Initiation Through Death and Rebirth

Day 3 - Initiation Through Death and Rebirth

by Les Price | The 21 Day Soul Cleanse

“All human life has its seasons and cycles, and no one’s personal chaos can be permanent. Winter, after all, gives way to spring and summer, though sometimes when branches stay dark and the earth cracks with ice, one thinks they will never come, that spring, and that summer, but they do, and always.”
Truman Capote

Whether we realise it or not, we are all on an eternal journey of being born into life, death and rebirth.

All of our lives travel in cycles of beginnings, middles and completions. Our job as human’s living a spiritual existence is to honour these cycles and transitions in our lives, rather than resisting them, for when we do our lives take on new meaning, we find ourselves letting go and surrendering more to the process of life, than trying to hold onto something that has already changed and transformed and wishes to be set free into the new.

Change of any type however is not easy for the ego which wishes to hold onto form, the material and substance that we associate as being our lives. Your spirit and soul on the other hand has not attachments and is free to shift and change as it pleases. And here within exists most of the conflict and struggle that we human’s experience in life.

Awakening your soul and spirit to your inner-greatness will take you on a journey of self-discovery deep into your being. It is here that we are often brought to the precipice of change, the hold threshold where we are called to make a decision. Jump or be pushed, the choice is still always ours to make. Yet in the midst of this initiation we are being presented with something even deeper, an opportunity to face our fears, to find our strength and to grow. We are being offered both a test and a gift.

So as you reflect back on your life, look for the moments that literally ‘made you’ today. Often the most character and spirit defining moments of our lives have been those where we rose up against the odds to discover that we were much more than we appeared to be. That we were resilient, strong, loving and courageous in our own right. These spirit-filled moments of existence are the fuel that our soul dwells and thrives on, for it realises that no test will ever go unanswered, and no challenge is provided without some form of gift.

Life, death and rebirth are all part of the same cycle. Just as the trees do not try to hold onto their dying leaves in autumn, so too we are encouraged to go with the flow of our life seasons, to travel lightly, and to know trust and believe that even in our deepest winters, spring is around the corner, and the divine within us is hard at work shaping us into who we were truly meant to be.

The Practice

The process of refining the human soul and spirit is not always easy. Often higher-guidance will bring to our awareness the patterns, beliefs and behaviours that we most need to heal and release at this time. It’s akin to taking a snow dome, those little clear water enclosed scenes that are filled with glitter and shaking it up. While we may not see the snow when the dome is resting one our desk, the moment we move or shake it, the residue that once was on the bottom is now comes up to be seen.

In these moments we are being called to purification, the ancient ritual of releasing the impurities that have held us back, so that when the time is right to move into our new lives we can travel more easily. Just as fire is used to heat gold to a very high temperature so that the impurities within can rise to the top and be removed, today our practice provides a purification process for your soul.

1)      Find a comfortable place where you will not be disturbed and close your eyes.

2)      Imagine walking down a flight of ten stairs into a magnificent healing chamber and temple. You may imagine something a little like the ancient temples in Egypt, Greece or Lemuria.

3)      In the centre of this temple a ceremonial fire is burning, and you know intuitively it has been created for you to purify, release and surrender all energies you have carried as part of your identity that no longer serve you moving forward.

4)      You now begin to take of the old clothes, the old coverings, the old husk that has kept you firm in your old identity. You give yourself permission now to release these so you can allow the new to enter.

5)      Gather up all these coverings, layers and all old energy, beliefs and patterns that no longer serve you. Place them now into the fire of your soul and release them to the light. Continue this process until you feel clear, clean and ready now to take the next step in your life.

6)      Clean and pure, you now see a doorway into the chamber of transformation and progression. All you need to do as the initiate is find the strength, courage and willingness to step forward, through this door – and enter the chamber now.

7)      Here within this chamber exists both the test and the gift for you. Pay attention to both of these:

a.       What is the test that you need to fulfill at this time? How will fulfilling this help your soul learn, grow & evolve?

b.       What is the gift that comes with this experience? Are you ready to accept it?

The Affirmation

Today I choose to travel lightly through life, and as I surrender my ego’s need to know and hold on, life rewards me with new life, new growth and new opportunities.

The Question

What have been the greatest lessons from the soul defining moments of my past?
And who have I become through this process?

The Thought

My soul and spirit are eternal and infinite. They know no bounds. They have no beginning or end. And with this understanding I can allow myself to flow through life and experience the different seasons with grace, love and ease.