074 The Intuitive Art of Letting Go


074 Drowning IntuitionFor almost two years, a very simple writing exercise has helped me excavate my hidden truths, clarify my wants, increase my patience and listen intently to my inner voice rather than the distractions abound.

This exercise is VERY simple. If it takes more than 10 minutes of UFTAE (Uninterrupted Focused Time And Attention) then stop over thinking it and just write the first thing that comes to mind….even if it’s jibberish. My advise is to pick a specific time each day and use a single journal. Complete the sentence provided below in long hand. Write the full sentence at least twelve times. Now don’t simply write the first part once then answer it 12 ways right below. By writing the ENTIRE sentence you are giving yourself enough time to process what to express next.

Week 6 February 27 –

Intuition. We are born with innate cry and yearning for our mother’s milk. We find empathetic comfort in the warm touch of our father’s hand. By the age of two we are creating stories, characters and events with our imagination and intuitive thoughts. Once we enter grade school however, we are bombarded with the practical, logical world and soon our intuition drowns in a sea of multiplication tables, spelling bees and social studies tests. For those who study the arts (music, theater, dance and visual arts) intuition has a light to be resurrected. Through imagination we learn to once again acquire and use inner knowledge and feelings without use of reason and it manifests in art.

Part of the journey of creating space means artists must master the art of letting go. He learns to quiet the noise on the outside and listen intently to the heartbeat of his inner voice. The artist allows his mind to travel where his thoughts lead without need for analysis or reason. Through empathy the artist connects his thoughts to the creation at hand. And the artist makes committed choices based on his gut instinct and beliefs. To begin one must let go of the disbelieving and embrace the patience and focus of presence.
Here’s your writing prompt for the day…

If I listened to my intuition more I would let go of __________

If you would like to experience more of these writing exercises, here’s a link to all the Twelve Truths posts.