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Excerpted from PowerHunch! by Marcia Emery. Copyright 2001 by Marcia Emery. Excerpted by permission of Beyond Words Publishing, Inc.  All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher. HTML and web pages copyright by SpiritSite.com.

"With your intuitive antenna, you can tune into four different channels."

  Marcia Emery, PowerHunch!, Part 2

As you begin this chapter, take a moment to become aware of the metaphors, or symbols and images, that you already use to describe intuition. Have you ever talked about having a kind of "radar" or an "inner alarm"? Does a "light" go on? Does a "piece of the puzzle" fit? Has "lightning struck"? These metaphors or guiding images are truly worth a thousand words because they graphically show how your intuition communicates to you.

Here's one of my favorites: the intuitive antenna. Imagine you have an intuitive antenna inside your body that picks up the pictures, symbols, images, ideas, and feelings from your intuitive mind and beams them onto the screen of your conscious awareness. This antenna is constantly receiving and transmitting messages from within and without. With your intuitive antenna, you can tune into four different channels. You can listen to your:

  • body send out sensations on the physical channel
  • mind send a flash of insight on the mental channel
  • heart transmit feelings on the emotional channel
  • soul connect with universal truth on the spiritual channel

The Physical Channel

Have you ever had a tight stomach before an important meeting, a pain in the neck after a confrontation, grinding teeth when you're chewing over a dilemma, or a frog in your throat before making a presentation? That's your body trying to tell you something! Physical cues like these are screaming, "Pay attention to me!" Listening and becoming aware of the messages your body sends is pivotal when you begin to cultivate your intuition.

Sometimes it's your entire body that gets the message. Marie was having a job interview, and she thought it was going quite well. But as soon as the interviewer mentioned hiring her for full-time employment, her body just wanted to get up and run away. She had to hold herself down to keep from jumping out of her chair. Fortunately, she paid attention to this warning and asked for time to think over the offer. Her discomfort stayed with her for the entire day, so she turned down the offer even though she really needed the work.

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