As empaths, how can we better use our gut feelings to promote intuition?
Western medicine completely ignores an additional “brain’ that can help us develop better intuition: the gut, much to our detriment. The gut area is the home of the enteric nervous system. There are about 100,000,000 neurons in the small intestine alone, which is more than is in the spinal column.
Furthermore, messages moving upward from the gut to the brain outnumber messages moving down from the brain to the gut by 9 to 1! The enteric nervous system, which includes the large intestine, the anus, the stomach, and the umbilicus (belly button), is the body's truth detector. It takes our experiences, eliminates the clutter, and leaves the rest of the data for our benefit. Cultural phrases that reflect the power of the gut include: "That was a gutsy thing to do" and "I had a gut feeling it wasn't right.”
Here’s a Tip to receive the wisdom that resides in your gut:
Here's the protocol:
1) Drop your awareness from you head to your gut and notice the quality of energy.
2) Make thought contact with the gut and treat it as if it were a person. Thank it for its help and protection all these years. Ask the solar plexus chakra, which is a part of your gut, to remain open, and visualize the chakra being open in your mind's eye.
3) Ask the chakra what color energy it wants to support it. Ask the Universe for that frequency of energy to be sent to the solar plexus chakra. Notice what this does to your chakras. Spend a few minutes running this color of energy.
4) Thank your gut. Close this exercise by asking for it to send you feelings and messages throughout your day.
The exercise above is just one foundational step in our empath empowerment system that we practice in the Empath Academy, which is a 4-week long empath empowerment immersion experience done over a teleseminar line (so you can join us wherever you are in the world). We do this 4 times a year (February, May, August, and November) so registration is always open at any given time.
If you would like to find a home with people who feel just like you, and to learn to use a system to become empowered, shield yourself from the energy of others, and develop better intuition, then the Empath Academy is for you.
Here’s what Karen in San Antonio, Texas has said about the Empath Academy: "Thank you Dr. Smith for the most profound experience of my life to date! For those of you who are on the fence about the Academy, I suggest you take that leap ASAP! It will help you to better understand yourself & your abilities; in addition to giving you confidence beyond belief! Also, thank you fellow Academy Trailblazers, it's been great intermingling with your magnificent energies!"
Until next time,
Dr. Michael Smith