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How To Increase Your Intuitive Abilities

How To Increase Your Intuitive Abilities

After many years of working with Intuition, I have finally
articulated some basic premises about how to have more ‘Intuitive

I use the term Higher Self for the part of your subtle bodies that
connects most directly with Source. We have many subtle components
including the inner child, shadow, emotional body, mental body,
causal body, astral body, and higher mental body. It is the Higher
Mental Body that is the Higher Self. Some call this the ‘guardian
angel’ or that protective voice in your head that says something
profound when you need direction. Some folks do not even know it
exists and others hear it varying amounts of time each day. My
understanding is that part of each of us that holds the
perfect vision of our Self and where we are ideally going in life.
I believe that if we hear the Higher Self all the time, listen to
it, and act on what it says, we will not develop future negative
karma. In fact, the Higher Self will lead us down the perfect path
of greatest ease and delight.

We can also use this connection to heal ourselves and others. So,
‘how do we maximize this potential ally’?

We must create fertile ground within ourselves to hear our Higher
Self. I have identified several factors that increase connection to
Source and I will explain the basic premises now.

Here’s How It Works!

The key is your Heart! All intuitive guidance is first received via
your Heart and then the downloaded information can circulate in
your brain to formulate a new plan of action. But, if your Heart is
not ‘open’, you can not hear Source.
An open heart seems like such a cliche or some kind of new age
slang. No, it is the truth. Any ‘static’ in the Heart limits its
ability to connect to Source. I mean any anger, grief,
self-judgement or pain of any kind that you feel creates this
static that literally blocks input from Source. You know that when
you are frustrated, you do not feel open or inspired.

Your energy field receptors are like an invisible flower that
opens when you feel love and peace and closes when you feel discord.
It gets back to the saying in my book, ‘whatever you focus on gets
bigger’. If you focus on your pain, you will attract more pain, if
you focus on Source, you will hear more of what Source is saying.
Therefore, you need to process out the pain that has been held in
your Heart (somewhat blocking your connection) most likely for many

It is so easy to blame other people and situations that
have triggered your pain, but most likely, that pain was there long
before the recent triggers that upset you. So the secret is to clear the
emotional, mental, and spiritual pain that keeps you in ‘static’ at
your Heart and stop blaming others.

The other major factor is ‘staying in the present tense’ or what
Ram Dass said in his famous book from the 70’s called ‘Be Here
Now’. That’s right, keep your mind focused on what is right in
front of you right now! Do not let your mind wander into the past
or future. Along with this teaching goes the spiritual law of
‘never compare’.

As soon as you make any comparision, you have to make reference to
the past and what you and others have done before. It starts you
thinking backwards. “when I did this before, it…..” “I wish I
could do as well as when…..” “I really screwed it up this time
compared to last season…..” Lost, gone, disconnected from present
reality by regrets, guilt, and shame. These are the problems of
being fixed in the past.
Going forward in time is just as damaging and is usually based on
fear. If you are afraid, you will often think into the future to be
sure you have a solid plan, to be sure to avoid pitfalls and to
diminish your current experience of fear so you feel safe with your
new plan for ‘control’ of your future. You can have plans, but as
you know, things don’t usually go as planned, so it is really just
a silly mirage that keeps you from feeling current reality (your

What you do not feel, you can not process. So quit using your
mental body to keep from feeling your emotions.
To summarize, you need to stay ‘present’ in the present tense with a
static-free heart centered consciousness and process all the pain
that is within you. Then, you become a clear channel for your
Intuitive Self. Then, you are ‘in the flow’ and life truly gets
easier. It is easy to outline these steps, but the actual process
takes time and commitment. All of my students of ‘Clinical
Intuition’ are strongly encouraged to do the processing needed to
‘open your own channel to Source’.

I learned the following technique from the founder of James refers to the ‘Six Heart Virtues’ and how
they can be used to do what I just outlined.
The heart virtues are Appreciation, Compassion, Forgiveness,
Humility, Understanding , and Valor.

By living through these Heart virtues, you will elevate the Heart
to a place of peace and receptivity.

For example, let’s use the common example of divorce. Let’s say you
are in the middle of that ugly process and all you can think about
is how angry you are at your former spouse. Those feelings
monopolize your mind and create a huge static in your Heart. You
basically become mentally fixated for months and your ability to
hear your Higher Self diminishes. This is where you can use the Six
Heart Virtues to regain sanity and connection.
The Meditation
This exercise takes about 30 minutes per day and can be done even
while you are walking (normal exercise time). Begin by thinking
about the person you are angry at and think about some of the
situations from the past and present that get you angry (not hard
to do). Now, feel the word Appreciation and apply it to your
ex-spouse instead of the anger. Maybe you could apprciate the
personal growth that has come out of this painful experience. Stay
with this word and feeling, directing positive energy towards the
one who angers you for about 2-3 minutes. Then, move on to the next
word, Compassion, and do the same process and for all six virtues
for about 15 minutes.

Now, do the exact same thing for yourself. Apply all of the virtues
to You. This means that you have to forgive yourself for getting
involved, understand the deeper teaching of this relationship and
so on till you cover all six virtues of the Heart for Yourself.
This process eases the Heart, opens you to your own Higher Self,
and slowly after days of practice, the static leaves and sanity
returns. This really works!
Love is the only answer to every question!

Please contact me directly, if you have any questions. I teach this
type of healing and do one on one personal healing sessions on the
phone. Details are on my website at:

Bright Blessings,  Dr. Vito Hemphill

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