Crystal Ball

“Quetzal: …Before I give you a clear account of the prophecies of Henoch, I would like to point out that prophecies are always changeable and can be changed for the better if man makes positive changes in his thoughts, feelings and actions, leading to that which is better and positively progressive.” (© Billy Meier/FIGU 2002–2004)

A recent conversation with friends led me to a realization that shifted me 360 degrees and something essential came suddenly into clear focus: that each of us is always creating the future moment by moment with our feelings: not by our beliefs, thoughts, words and actions but by the feelings underlying them. The feelings that are bubbling inside of you, moment to moment, beneath the business of the mind, are the foundation, the wellspring, of your present and future. You don’t need a psychic to tell your future.

Your internal world is an ever-changing kaleidoscope of potential. Often you aren’t consciously aware of your feelings and because of this your future unfolds randomly. But there is a way you can consciously sense, choose and create your future and it is a process that will fulfill all of your needs and capacities. By regularly tuning into, acknowledging and understanding your feelings, you will align with and manifest all potential aspects of your being.

Eugene Gendlin, author of the book Focusing, recognized that successful therapy clients were tuning into and unwinding something he called the ‘felt sense’ — a vague, unarticulated cluster of feelings. Your felt sense is your living truth. By articulating it, you access uncensored knowing. Your felt sense is your inner crystal ball, which is in steady streaming operation. Basically it is akin to a gut, intuitive feeling about the rightness or unfinished sense of something.

In the beginning, it is a unformulated, undefined ‘something’ that you sense, usually in the wide expanse of body between the perineum and the throat. It is palpable. It is something that does not come from the conditioned reactions embedded in a mind that has been molded, censored or enculturated by external learning. Says author Penny Kelly, “We have been conditioned to not acknowledge or act on our feelings. The result is that we begin to lie with our entire being.”

Feelings and felt senses have patterns. Within a pattern of feelings, you may identify many indefinite or conflicting feelings before you arrive at a new pattern alignment that feels just right. This sense of rightness catalyzes and shifts the feeling patterns causing a synergy of the parts, a shift where everything in you reorganizes and engages. This place will very likely be surprisingly different than, perhaps even at odds with, the feelings, thoughts, ideas and images that you embraced before, but it is the manger that births wholeness of being.

The challenge comes in understanding the underlying meaning of the felt sense patterns. In order to grasp the meaning and to then guide the stream of possibilities, here is a condensed version of some steps you might take. Sit quietly, step into your inner world. Feel the sensations in your body. Acknowledge and sit with them like you would with a friend. What calls for your attention? Is there a word or image that comes from those feelings? Does that felt sense want or need something? (Refer to Focusing Resources for further steps). Throughout the process, you will know you have identified the meaning of that felt sense when the entire body resonates in response.

A psychic or empath can tune into various possible futures contained in your feeling pattern, but by going that route you deprive yourself of exercising your fundamental ability to identify your own vital truths. By learning to tune into your felt senses, your own inner See-r, you understand the creation of your optimum possible future from inner knowing and, even more importantly, you acknowledge and accept your true power, your natural, intuitive authority.

Identifying and shifting the array of feelings you hold may be the only sure and genuine way of creating a reality that satisfies all of your internal constituents and if you don’t get to that place, then you create realities and futures that don’t quite fit or that are ultimately undesirable. When you do arrive at that inner alignment, then you have arrived at a profoundly peaceful and harmonious internal Presence – your Living Truth. When you live from that Presence, you create the path into a future that unfolds moment by moment from your intrinsic nature, the one that your innate, indwelling intelligence leads to: your most potently meaningful life.