Have you ever felt bad vibes about something for no logical reason only to discover later that it was your intuition warning you off? Have you ever felt a strong pull towards a book, a place or a person without knowing why, then realised it was significant for your spiritual path?
Our intuition speaks to us all the time through sensations in our bodies, feelings, gut instincts, energetic vibrations and simply ‘knowing’ what is best for us. It’s often the quiet inner voice which tells you something to make life easier or opens new opportunities for your spiritual expansion. It’s the subtle nudge that tells you to turn left instead of right to find the best parking spot that day or the expansive sensation you feel in your heart when your friend mentions a workshop they’re attending and you instantly ‘know’ you need to go.
We are all naturally intuitive – it’s an important part of our sensing, instinctual, animal nature. Intuition is an inherent skill for living our lives with ease and flow, and for finding the opportunities that help us grow into our optimum potential. Listening to our inner knowing gives us the confidence to know who we are and why we are here. Our intuition gives us information about life’s big questions and guides us when we need to make decisions or navigate change. It’s a really useful life skill so why do so many of us find it difficult to listen to our intuition and trust our inner knowing?
We’re not brought up to listen to our inner knowing
If you grew up in Western society, you will most likely have been brought up to trust external sources of knowledge more than your own inner knowing. Western society has developed with a focus on logic, facts, evidence, analytic thinking, scientific data and other information that we glean from external authorities and experts. The intellect and reason are prized as the best way to find answers, so from a young age we learn to rely on sources outside ourselves to make our decisions and find our way in the world.
In addition, our early care givers and educators have their own beliefs, values and ideas about what is best for us and how we must behave to fit into society. We learn what they expect from us in order to be loved, so we get in the habit of disregarding our own natural instincts in order to fit in with other people’s expectations.
By the time we reach adulthood, many of us feel unable to trust our intuition because it’s become a lifelong habit to listen to external voices as a source of authority instead of our own internal authority. This can leave us feeling unsure about our own inner truth, doubting ourselves, asking other people for advice, and feeling uncertain about our path and choices.
Yet there is a deep, wise part of you that exists outside your social conditioning, and this is the part that wants you to listen to your inner voice.
Vibrational essences can offer you a way to reconnect with your inner knowing by releasing fears, doubt and uncertainty about trusting your own inner voice. Essences open a doorway to reconnect with your inner truth so you can trust your gut instincts, make decisions easily, and recognise what is for you and what is not. The more you make choices from this place of inner wisdom and personal authority, the more confident you will become that your Higher Self is guiding your life.
Brow chakra combination releases difficulties with inner knowing or intuition and a lack of faith yourself and the universe. It will transform overly mental energy to facilitate the flow of intuition and inner wisdom from your soul that allows you to see ‘the bigger picture’ of your life.
We’re scared of listening to our hearts
Your heart knows things your conscious mind does not. It is registering feelings, sensations, vibrations and emotions all the time which help you to process your experiences and connect with yourself, others and the wider world. When we trust our hearts as our inner compass, we become aligned with what resonates with us and experience feelings of love, connection, peace, joy and inspiration.
However, most of us did not grow up learning that our feelings, sensations and emotions are completely natural and important sources of knowledge. In fact, if your parents were not comfortable with feeling emotions themselves they may have punished, shamed or ignored you for being in touch with yours. Or if your parents could not express their own emotions in a healthy way you may have felt overwhelmed by feeling emotional charge in your system and don’t feel comfortable letting yourself connect with your heart to feel your emotions now.
When we use vibrational essences we are inviting the intelligence that comes from the heart of nature into our energy field which awakens more of our heart’s natural capacity to feel, sense and know. Essences help us to develop more confidence in tuning into the energy of our hearts to experience the beauty of what it means to be alive.
Your heart is simultaneously the most vulnerable and powerful part of you so it offers you the deepest level of connection to the true beauty of your essence.
Vibrational essences enhance our ability to feel our emotions and sensations so that these feelings can move through us with ease. Essences invite us gently into an ongoing relationship with our own hearts so we get familiar with listening to our hearts to receive the inner wisdom and soul guidance that comes from that sacred space within us. The process of taking essences invites you to get to know your heart as a calm, clear and centred space where you can hear your intuition and be guided by the wisdom of your soul.
Female Essence will help to clear away any barriers about using the qualities which are associated with the less logical side of your nature such as creativity, intuition, wisdom, open heartedness and sharing. It will help you to feel more comfortable with tuning into your heart as a source of inner knowing, nurturing and creativity.
Finding silence in our busy modern lives is a challenge
In our busy modern lives, almost everything is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and life is getting noisier and busier all the time with each technological advance. If you want to be switched on, plugged in, intellectually stimulated or mentally distracted all day every day you can be! In fact, making the choice not to do that takes dedication and practice. We all need regular moments of stillness and solitude so we can listen to our subtle senses and the quiet nudges that come from the Higher Self.
Have you ever spent ages trying to work out the solution to a problem only to find that the solution came to you effortlessly when you went for a walk, had a shower or did something else that stopped you from actively thinking about it? This is your inner knowing in action, offering you solutions from the wise part of you that exists beyond the logical mind.
There is a part of you that knows how it feels when you’re in alignment with your inner knowing and yearns to connect more deeply with that sacred place within.
If you are struggling to hear the silent wisdom of your soul, then vibrational essences will make it easier to turn inwards, switch off from the distractions of the mind, and focus on listening to your inner knowing and higher guidance. They will help you to slow down into a deeper place within yourself where the noise and pressures of the external world drop away and your inner world becomes the focus of your attention for a while. Taking essences help you develop a regular practice of reconnecting with yourself so you can feel the peace, relaxation and inspiration that arise through a regular practice of inner listening.
As Dr Bach said: ‘All true knowledge comes only from within ourselves, in silent communication with our own Soul.’
I Am Presence Essence opens the way for you to experience your own inner guidance and wisdom in a more profound way. This essence will help to promote deeper, more powerful meditation experiences, making it easier for you to slip into that deep space where you become One with the Divine.
Flower, Gem & Crystal Essences
Vibrational essences invite us into deeper connection with ourselves, all that we are and all that we are here to experience in this lifetime.
You’ll find all our recommendations for flower, gem and crystal essences to enhance your intuition and inner knowing in the Essence Themes Explorer here: Intuition and Inner knowing in the Essence Themes Explorer here.
Jackie Stewart has been using Crystal Herbs essences for 25 years and trained as a Flower and Vibrational Essence Practitioner in 1999. She joined the Crystal Herbs team in 2019 and is passionate about how essences help us open our hearts to co-create a world that thrives on Love.