LIKE THE ABILITY TO HELP heal yourself and others, your sixth sense, your intuition, is something you were born with. While it is an innate ability, over time most of us "learn" not to trust our sixth sense, our intuition. While we may learn to ignore it, it never goes away.
It is that feeling you get sometimes in the pit of your stomach or on the back of your neck or surface of your skin. That feeling that makes you more alert. Or, that little voice that speaks to you quietly, trying to get your attention. That voice that gets drowned out in all the "noise" and activity of daily life. Especially, as we get older.
You may have had this experience, many people have. The phone rings and you know who it is before you answer it. You pick up the phone and sure enough it's that person. Or, someone comes into your mind, someone you may not have seen in awhile, and suddenly this person shows up. Or, you're driving along and suddenly you get a message to change lanes or take a different route and in doing so you avoid an accident.
This happened recently to one of my students. She told this story in the Level I class. It happened to her during the third week of class. She was driving one morning on the highway, in the snow, and all of a sudden she heard this voice from out of nowhere telling her to turn her wheel to the right and get on the shoulder right now!
Without thinking or knowing why, she turned the wheel and pulled onto the shoulder. She was half on the shoulder and half on the highway when suddenly a car came zooming up from behind, out of nowhere, zig-zag-ging in and out between cars in the snow. It just barely missed her car by inches. If she hadn't pulled over right when she did, the car would have smashed into her at a very high speed.
Much to her surprise she reacted very calmly. Instead of getting mad at the crazy driver for almost killing her, she made a prayer for this young man and then just calmly pulled back on the road and went on her way. Her sixth sense had just saved her from a very serious and maybe fatal accident.
We were born with intuition, with this sixth sense, for a good reason. To ignore it would be like ignoring our sense of touch or taste or hearing or sight. Our intuition can be invaluable in helping us to make good decisions, making us aware of things that we would not even recognize with just our conscious mind or other senses.
One of the benefits of practicing Qigong is that you will develop your sixth sense more. It will help you to make better decisions in your work or at school. It will help you to make fewer "mistakes" in your life because when you learn to hear your inner voice clearly and calmly you will know what you should do and what you should not do.
Practicing Qigong will heighten your intuition and your sensitivity to it. The more you practice and the more good deeds you do for others, the more your sixth sense will develop. You will also develop a very strong protection aura around you wherever you go and whatever you do for good reasons you are protected. "Negative energy" just can't come close to you.
Your sixth sense can come in very handy in many situations. My students have told me many stories about how their intuition has been increased by their practice of Spring Forest Qigong, in many little ways and in big ways.
Let me tell you one story from my own life that came when I was in my late teens and while my understanding and practice of Qigong was still very rudimentary.
After my high school and my time working in the country, I very much wanted to continue my education and go to college. Colleges had only recently been opened again in China and I was very excited about this. However, it was made clear to me that my chances of being accepted at a college were pretty much nonexistent.
I was still carrying around the label of having been a "devil kid" from a "bad family." Also, I had no contacts. I had no pull. There was no one I could turn to in the government. No one in a position of influence or authority who would be willing to take the risk of helping someone like me.
For several months, some close friends of mine and I
had been planning to take a very special bicycle trip. It would be what you'd call a vacation. Something I'd never done before in my life.
About a week before we were to leave, I started getting this message from my intuition, my sixth sense. It was subtle at first and kept getting stronger. The message was very clear from the beginning that I should not go on the bicycle trip. I was very excited about the trip, so I kept pushing the message out of my mind.
But, the message wouldn't go away and just a couple of days before we were to leave the message became very strong and very clear, "Don't go on the trip. Don't leave town. Something very important is going to happen." That was the message and it was unmistakable.
I wasn't expecting anything to happen. I couldn't imagine what it could be. But, I finally decided I was getting the message for a very important reason, whatever it might be. So, I told my friends they would have to go without me. They couldn't understand my decision. They were very disappointed and so was I.
The day they left I started getting excited about the message, looking forward to what would happen. But, nothing happened. Nothing happened the next day either, or the next, or the next, or the next. At the end of the week, still nothing had happened. The next day my friends would be returning. It seemed I'd missed the vacation for nothing.
Then, at 9 o'clock that night, a man came to see me. I had met the man before but did not know him well. He wanted to know if I was still interested in going to college. He said if I was that I had a chance. He told me there was a college entrance test being given in a nearby town the next morning. There was one opening left to take the test. If I left that night, I could be there in time.
I left right away and I did get to take the test. I scored very high on the test but I wasn't accepted to college that year. However, the opportunity to take the test that day opened the door for me and two years later I got to go to college.
If I'd gone on the bicycle trip, I would have missed the opportunity. If I'd ignored my intuition, the message from my sixth sense, I probably never would have even known about the test or that I had a chance to take it. Intuition can be very helpful.
As I've learned more about Qigong and become more experienced at it, I've learned to totally trust my intuition and to be quietly aware of it at all times. It has helped me in so many, many ways, everyday. It can do the same for you.
Your intuition is always there, if you know how to hear it. Practicing Qigong sharpens your sixth sense by helping you to become quietly aware enough to hear the messages. Just one more of the many ways Qigong helps you.
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