How to Access Intuition through Balance
When we live with awareness, everything is appropriate as it is and we are in harmony with our world. When we live out of unconscious habit, there is always something wrong outside ourselves that creates conflict and incoherence.
According to modern spiritual teacher, Master Charles Cannon, when we are not balanced, we are generating an incoherent field. This happens when we are dominated by the back part of the brain… the hind-brain. The hind-brain is instinctual, habitual and unconscious. Hind-brain dominant activity is exemplified when we react and behave out of habit and negative enculturation.
On the other hand, when we are accessing the frontal lobes, we generate a coherent and more unified field. The front-brain is intuitive, creative and wakeful. Meditation and a holistic lifestyle develop the frontal lobes - the front part of the brain, involved in higher cognitive functions and a more holistic awareness.
Unfortunately, when we generate an incoherent field, we cannot access universal consciousness which is a coherent and unified field. In essence, an incoherent field cannot interact with a coherent field. This is how and why negative polarity imbalance causes fragmentation and obstructs wholeness.
On a practical level, we observe that today the majority of humanity spends much of its time watching television and staring at computer screens, activities that tend to increase the dominance of the hind-brain and impair the holistic, intuitive functioning associated with the frontal lobes. This is another way of saying that left-brain dominant activity creates limited awareness and yields a miserable experience of life.
Self-diagnostically, the question to ask ourselves when we are not experiencing a state of unified coherence is “why not?” How am I being a habitual, hind-brain dominant “robot” in my experience today? It is very common when in this state of mind to focus on what is wrong – what is not working and who is to blame. On the other hand, when we are in a state of unified coherence, it doesn’t occur to us that anything is wrong or not working. We are simply at peace, doing what needs to be done or adjusting things as they come up.
One of our community members relayed this story recently which makes the point. She said, “The other day I found myself very attentive to someone who was finding fault with everything. A little voice inside said, ‘now you are finding fault with this fault-finding person… how are you any different?’ When I realized what I was doing, I felt like such a hypocrite, but rather than spiral down the staircase of self-negation, I decided to be as helpful as possible and soon, a state of peaceful silence prevailed.” This is a good example of what happens when you access the front-brain creating a coherent field and interacting with universal consciousness.
Take some time and see how and when you tend to default into habitual, hind-brain thinking and behavior. Find ways that work for you to move into the front-brain here and now moment so that you generate a coherent field and become capable of opening to universal consciousness.