When was the last time you had one of those ‘oh wow why didn’t I think of that before’ moments? We have all had them, and decades ago they were dubbed aha moments.
Those aha moments that make everything fall into place are also known as intuition. In these aha moments it becomes crystal clear as to where you have to go and what is best to do when you get here.
The question then becomes how to invoke an aha moment. In meditation you unlock the wisdom of your subconscious mind that creates those aha moments, aka intuition.
Simply a quiet mind is an intuitive mind. A quiet mind happens when you clear out the mind clutter; stop focusing on your problems and you can suddenly see your solution sitting right there on the bench that hidden by all the unimportant things holding your creative brain hostage.
In the stillness beneath your thoughts your mind becomes organized. When you come out of meditation you are thinking more clearly and those things that made no sense make perfect sense.
Have you ever noticed how much easier it is when driving a car to get into the right lane when there is no traffic around you? The same is true with thinking in the right way for you and your life. Thousands of thoughts racing through your mind prevent seeds from being planted that can turn into aha moments.
With so much media available today in so many different forms your aha moments have a lot of competition. In Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki Kai you learn to bench the thinking analytical mind and ego and connect with the pure piece of universal energy we call Usui Reiki. In meditation you bench your thinking mind and connect with your inner stillness where those aha moments grow.
Going beneath thoughts is one of the primary challenges most people have with meditation, which is why I offer meditation classes and teach various meditations in Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki Kai.
Following meditation, when you return to your fully awake Beta level you find that it is much easier to find solutions that melt challenges before they turn into what look like unstoppable problems. While aha moments might catch you by surprise, in meditation you develop the habit of creating your own aha moments.