Living In The Flow Glossary

Terms & definitions every budding intuitive needs to know

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Intuition

Affirmations

Positive statements that are repeated to oneself to reinforce a desired belief or behavior.

Affirmations, Gratitude, and Visualization are often used together in manifestation techniques.

Alpha state of mind

Alpha state of mind refers to a mental state of relaxation and heightened awareness. It is a state of mind where the brainwaves are slowed down to a frequency of 8 to 12 Hz, which is often associated with relaxation and meditation. The Alpha state of mind is characterized by a feeling of calmness and positivity, and it is believed to improve creativity, memory, and learning. Alpha state can be achieved through various techniques, such as deep breathing, visualization, and mindfulness practices.

Example: During a meditation session, a person may enter the Alpha state of mind by practicing deep breathing and focusing on positive thoughts. This can help reduce stress and anxiety, improve focus, and boost overall well-being.

Awareness

The state of being conscious of something, often in regards to one’s thoughts, emotions, and surroundings.

Being intuitive

Being intuitive means having a natural ability to understand or perceive things without conscious reasoning. Intuition can be described as a gut feeling or a sense of knowing that is not based on logic or evidence.

An example of using intuition is when you have this knowing about someone or something, without it making logical sense.

Chakras

The energy centers of the body that regulate the flow of energy are known as chakras. Along the spine, from the base of the spine to the crown of the head, there are said to exist seven of these energy centers.

  • Root Chakra
    Positioned at the base of the spine, this chakra relates to grounding, stability, and survival instincts.
  • Sacral Chakra
    Located in the lower abdomen, this chakra relates to creativity, sexuality, and emotional balance.
  • Solar Plexus Chakra
    This chakra is situated in the upper abdomen and is associated with personal power and self-confidence.
  • Heart Chakra
    At the center of the chest, this chakra relates to love, compassion, and emotional balance.
  • Throat Chakra
    Located in the throat area, this chakra relates to communication, self-expression, and truth.
  • Third Eye Chakra
    Positioned in the center of the forehead, this chakra relates to intuition, wisdom, and spiritual insight.
  • Crown Chakra
    Located at the top of the head, this chakra relates to spiritual connection, enlightenment, and transcendence.

Practicing meditation, visualization, and breathing exercises are ways people use to open the chakras.

As an example to develop intuition, meditators might visualize a bright light at the center of their forehead or envision a lotus flower opening at the top of the head.

Channeling

The process of receiving and transmitting information from a higher power or entity. 

Clarity

A clear and focused understanding or perception of a situation or goal.

Empath

An empath is a person who is highly sensitive to the emotions of others.

Energy healing

Energy healing is the practice of using energy to heal the body, mind, and spirit. Chakras and energy healing are often used together.

Energy work

Techniques that focus on the body’s energy systems, such as yoga, acupuncture, or Reiki.

Flow

A mental state of being completely immersed in an activity and feeling energized and focused.

Gratitude

A feeling of thankfulness and appreciation for what one has in their life.

Gut feeling

Intuitive sense or instinctual reaction to a situation or decision.

Inner voice

The voice within oneself that provides guidance and insight.

Intuition

Intuition is the ability to understand or know something without the need for conscious reasoning.

Instinct

“Instinct” refers to an innate, natural behavior or response that is not learned or taught. It is a natural impulse considered present in all living beings, including humans. Instinct is often associated with survival and self-preservation, and it is believed to be based on genetic and environmental factors. Instinct can be observed in various behaviors, such as hunting, mating, and protecting oneself and others.

Example: A mother’s instinct to protect her child is a prime example of instinct. When a mother senses danger, she automatically responds by shielding her child from harm. This behavior is not learned but is innate, and it is based on the strong bond between the mother and child.

Journaling

The practice of keeping a personal diary or journal to record thoughts, feelings, and experiences.

Manifestation

Manifestation is the act of bringing something into existence through focused intention.

Mantras

Mantras are short phrases or words that are repeated to oneself as a means of focusing the mind and inducing a state of calmness or clarity.

They are commonly used in meditation practices and can be helpful in reducing stress and anxiety. For example, a mantra such as “I am calm and centered” can be repeated during a stressful situation to help one remain composed.

Meditation

Meditation is the practice of quieting the mind in order to achieve a state of relaxation and inner peace.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the practice of being fully present and engaged in the present moment.

Personal growth

The process of improving oneself through self-awareness and self-improvement techniques.

Professional intuition

Professional intuition refers to the ability to make decisions in a professional setting based on intuition. It involves using one’s intuition to make decisions that are in line with professional goals and values.

An example of using professional intuition might be a business owner who decides to invest in a new product line based on a hunch that it will be successful.

Reiki

Reiki is a form of energy healing that originated in Japan

Self-Care

Actions taken to maintain or improve one’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Self-Compassion

The act of treating oneself with kindness and understanding, especially during times of difficulty or failure.

Self-Reflection

The practice of looking inward and examining one’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

Spirit guides

Spirit guides are beings that are believed to assist people on their spiritual journey.

Spirituality

Spirituality refers to a belief in something greater than yourself and a desire to connect with that higher power. It can involve a sense of purpose, meaning, and connection to the universe or a higher consciousness.

Telepathy

Telepathy is the ability to communicate with others through thoughts

Trusting your ‘gut

Trust your gut is another way of saying rely on your intuition or inner wisdom to make the right decision.

Vibration

A measure of the frequency and quality of one’s energy, which affects their thoughts, emotions, and overall well-being.

Visualization

The practice of creating vivid mental images to achieve a desired outcome or goal.

Synchronicity

Archetypes

Universal symbols and patterns of behavior that are embedded in the collective unconscious.

Awakening

A profound shift in consciousness that often leads to increased awareness, insight, and intuition.

Carl Jung

A Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who is known for his work on the collective unconscious, archetypes, and synchronicity.

Collective unconscious

A shared reservoir of knowledge, experiences, and symbolic imagery that is inherited from our ancestors.

Coincidence

A seemingly random event or occurrence that is perceived as meaningful or significant.

Consciousness

The state of being aware of one’s thoughts, feelings, and surroundings.

Meaningful coincidence

A term coined by Jung to describe synchronistic events that are perceived as having a deeper significance or purpose.

Quantum Physics

Quantum Physics is a branch of physics involving the study of matter and energy. It has taught us that particles can exist in multiple states simultaneously and that the act of observing them can affect their behavior.

The Quantum Physics link to synchronicity pertains to the behavior of particles understood by quantum physics. Just as particles can exist in multiple states simultaneously, events in our lives may also have multiple outcomes, and our perception determines the one we experience. 

While it is fascinating to explore the possible connections between quantum physics and synchronicity, scientific evidence supporting such a connection is little to none.

Serendipity

The occurrence of happy or beneficial events by chance.

Synchronicity

The concept of meaningful coincidences that are not causally connected but are perceived as significant. Carl Jung introduced the concept of synchronicity.

The idea is that events in the world are not necessarily random, but sometimes connected in ways that go beyond simple cause and effect. For example, you might have a dream about a long-lost friend, only to run into them the next day on the street. 

Unity consciousness

The state of awareness in which an individual perceives themselves as connected to all things and beings.

Follow your heart

Narcissism

Narcissism is a personality disorder characterized by a grandiose sense of self-importance, a lack of empathy for others, and a need for admiration.

Individuals with narcissistic tendencies may exhibit a sense of entitlement, an exaggerated sense of their own abilities, and a disregard for the feelings and needs of others. An example of narcissistic behavior might include a person who constantly brags about their accomplishments and belittles others.