This is reposted with permission from Phoenix's newsletter of the same date.
“I just want to see my angels! All I do is sometimes get a color or a knowing. But I want more!” Lisa was just beginning her journey with meditation. She knew it would help her open up to her inner guidance. And she was very specific about HOW she wanted to receive her guidance. “Why can’t I see things the way other people do? What’s the matter with me that I can’t have those glorious beings show themselves and have incredible conversations with them that I’ll remember? All I get is a basic simple knowing, feeling, or color, but not the technicolor everyone else seems to have!” Her face got fierce, her mouth was tight, her shoulders hunched, her eyes bright with almost tears. She was definitely not in a good place.
I get it. So much of our world is visual. Movies are getting more mesmerizing with their breathtaking scenes, nature paints colors on the sky and water, and fashion design is consumed with vitality and vibrancy. Color affects our emotions. Having a vibrant meditation makes us feel more alive, more connected. A strong visual makes us believe we are closer to the divine because our senses are engaged. The problem is not everyone is visual when it comes to meditation. We have the expectation we will be visual because our external world is. But our internal world is a different story. To live in our external world, we rely on the senses that will help us the most, for our safety. If we were cavemen, we’d be relying primarily on our sight and our hearing, and possibly our sense of smell. That way we SEE, HEAR, and KNOW the sabertooth tiger when it stalks us.
When we move our awareness to our internal world, where our connection to the divine is, we rely on our additional senses which are more subtle. The sense of knowing, the sense of feeling with emotion or feeling with our skin, the sense of language without words. These subtle senses are the hardest to trust because we don’t have an external validation for them, right away. We can feel there’s a sabertooth tiger nearby but if we don’t see one, how do we know for sure?
These subtle senses are lesser developed in us because our external world doesn’t rely on them. Yet they’re more powerful than our overt senses. After all, this is why camouflage was created. To disguise the visual and confuse the hunter. Your subtle senses, because they’re going to the heart of the matter, are never confused and easily see through disguises.
When beginning meditation (or even if you are an advanced student!) it’s easy to think that ‘nothing is happening’ when you don’t have a techni-color vision. But let’s face it, the journey of meditation is a journey. It’s an inward journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance. Meditation shows us where we are right now. And meditation, if we allow, will help us to accept ourselves where we are.
Knowing this is a journey, and each step on our path gets us closer to our destination. After working with me a few times, Lisa was in a different place in her journey. “This really helped me to get out of my own way and stop telling the divine HOW to connect with me. Instead I now open and receive my guidance.”
Phoenix Rising Star, Founder and Director, The Healing Angel Protocol™, Free Resource: Activate your True Purpose as a Healer.