Einstein said, “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”
I remember as an adult, telling my girlfriends, “I wish I had intuition. That would be so cool!” I was baffled when a friend told me they “just knew” the lot they picked to build their house on was the right lot. I couldn’t figure out how in the world they could “just know!”
That’s because my whole life I honored the servant of my reasoning mind, and forgot the sacred gift of my intuitive mind.
We’re taught to live in our head and ignore the nudges of our heart. And though our reasoning mind is very helpful to get things done, it’s not a very good guidance system. The reasoning mind is filled with fear and chatter, and being in your head constantly has a very high price tag when it comes to creating prosperity. Why? Because your reasoning mind doesn’t like the unknown. It wants you to stay safe and stay the same –even if your circumstances are horrible—because your mind knows how to survive right where you’re at, or where you’ve been, and no place else.
When you find yourself in your head with lack and fear, a great way to get back to prosperity is by using games. I’ll share a couple of my favorite.
“What’s working for me now?” When you find yourself headed in a downward spiral, stop that spiral by immediately listing what IS working in your life right now. This takes the focus off the lack and fear and within 60 seconds will lift your thoughts and mood, helping you feel more calm, supported and centered.
Take a Gratitude Walk—A 10 minute walk does wonders for you on every level: mental, physical and emotional! Make a game of it by naming something you’re grateful for in your life (past or present) with every step or every other step you take. For advanced gamers: name something you’re grateful for that hasn’t shown up in your life yet.
The Elevator Game—when mind chatter is overwhelming, imagine stepping into an elevator that goes from your head down to your heart. You’ll know you’ve reached the right “floor” because it’s quiet and peaceful here in the heart, not frantic and noisy like the head. If it’s still a bit cluttered, ask yourself, “Is this my heart or my head?” If it doesn’t feel peaceful, step back in the elevator and keep on riding!
Using this hack in your own life: Pick one of the games and play it! You’ll be amazed at how quickly you can turn yourself around by gamifying prosperity.