What riches lie in that special space between the conscious and unconscious mind, when you’re just about to fall asleep or right as you’re waking up? In “The Hour Between Dog and Wolf: Harnessing the Power of Hypnagogia” in the January/February issue of Poets & Writers Magazine, Melissa Burkley writes about this mental twilight state, and the ways that these daily moments before and after sleep can be used for storytelling inspiration. Read about the hypnagogic techniques Burkley outlines in the piece and try one of her tips for harnessing these moments of creative potential. For example, use a twenty-minute nap or ease yourself out of your waking routine slowly to let your semi-conscious mind work over the ideas. Record notes on your experiences as soon as you get up, and then see how you might incorporate them into your writing.

Via Poets & Writers (https://www.pw.org/)

Intuition is a crazy thing. The more some figment, idea, or precognition is Inspired rather than Motivated, the more elusive it can be to tune into if we’re running amok at the mercy of a planner and others rather than our own internal compass.

What’s a solution? Hypnogogia (i.e. being all daydreamy, not really asleep or awake, and drowsily receptive) is an easy passport to opening up to inspired intuition.

Maybe you’re like me. I’ve always been one of those people who sometimes”knows” things that will come to pass or be revealed. For years, people called me a “Prophetess” while I gave readings to people in modern churches, mostly in the U.S., but with periodic visits overseas.

Though my path now is considerably broader than modern, Western Christianity, I’m so grateful for the tools, the supervised practice, and the extensive experience it gave me into speaking into people’s lives. It requires delicacy, patience, and a bottomless heart full of love, I feel. It’s the difference between divine inspiration and a motivation for power. And since you’ve found me, I have to believe that you’re benevolently motivated and simply want to deepen your already present gifts to yourself and the world. And to have a more satisfying life. We all want that.

So – how do you dip into your already waiting Intuition when you have a clear question in mind?

Diving In
  1. If you want the highest wisdom that’s for everyone’s highest good, then set that intention before you begin. It helps to keep the channels clear.
  2. Go soft, receptive, wait… Remember that the Divine is always paying attention to you, always communicating, always loving you. Really.
  3. Pay attention to any physical feelings, pictures in your mind’s eye, songs that come to mind, anything that catches your imagination. And with an open, relaxed, curious mind, follow that path, asking more questions, to see where it leads.
  4. Follow it to the end.

I suggest playing with these, testing them to see how they turn out. And by all means, start with the small stuff and make it a game if you can!

It’s lots of fun and expands your ability to receive inspiration. I love the feeling of getting something for somebody that they needed to know.

I’d love to read for you in person! If you have a business, then I can be of even more help, as I’ve helped people all over the world to make a lot of money via the decade I spent living and writing Online Reputation Management For Dummies.

Thanks for coming by!! What are your experiences with Intuition vs Motivation? Do you get dreams and visions that you want to learn more about interpreting for yourself? Please tell me more either in the comments below or on Facebook.

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