Dreaming and intuitive work are important tools teen detective Ashlynn Acosta uses to find clues in Dead Men Do Tell Tales because they are intentional and proactive methods used to get a focused result that can be trusted in a rather short amount of time.
This is very different from the way intuitive insight is often handled in mystery stories where the detective may be lucky to get a vague gut feeling relating to the case. Often the detective doesn’t know why he has the feeling or what the feeling might be connected to in the vast number of variables related to the case. This gut level method suggests that one needs to sit around and wait for some “Aha” to arrive out of the blue to give understanding to the hunch.
However, Intuition and information from dreams are gifts that are available to us almost all the time when we have an important problem to solve. We just need to set the stage to receive those gifts, and readers of Dead Men Do Tell Tales discover along with Ashlynn how this might be done. Here are some prerequisites for making oneself ready to receive intuitive insight, either in waking or the dream state.
- Be thankful for any insights you have received in the past from dreams and gut feeling
- Focus on a specific issue that you are genuinely concerned about, either for yourself or someone else. Studies by Henry Reed, Ph.D., of the Edgar Cayce Institute for Intuitive Studies indicate that intuition works more strongly when used in service to the needs of others.
- Before meditation or going to sleep, ask or make an intention that you want information about the specific issue. Be precise as possible about the information you are seeking. For example, instead of asking how to bring about peace in the world, you would ask what you could do today that would contribute to peace in your part of the world.
An attitude of thankfulness opens your heart out to the providence of your inner resources. Focusing on a genuine problem with an attitude of helpfulness directs and jump starts the flow of energy in the Universe. Being specific helps control the type, quality and relevance of information you receive. With the stage set, you can expect to receive useful information and will be one step closer to connecting you to the many gifts that lie within.
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