“If you don’t use it, you lose it” … Not!
Written by Jill Ledden   
Friday, 27 June 2008


 February, 2007  







If you don't use it, you lose it" ... Not! 

The greatest gift given to mankind is life on earth.

Along with our human bodies came a few appreciative tools. We were not placed on earth in a helpless way, like a de-clawed cat dropped off in the middle of Algonquin Park on a beautiful spring day.

We were given some pretty amazing intangible non-physical tools that went along with our perfectly created bodies, like being able to tap into our intuition. It is a natural ability that, for many of us, has long been forgotten. It feels like “If you don’t use it, you lose it” and we felt like we lost it. But, we didn’t.

We don’t know how powerful our intuition can be until we learn to trust it. Like using a computer for the first time, we may have felt a bit timid, hesitant about touching the key board and the mouse. Bit by bit, we gained our confidence and became more comfortable and savvy in our computer abilities.

We first used the computer for very simple basic reasons. How fast did we become an expert at Solitaire? Or Spider Solitaire? How soon did we begin typing letters and notes? When did we venture into using a spreadsheet to budget and calculate expenses? When did we learn to communicate with others without using the telephone? Emails! Voice over IP! How soon did we learn to tap into the outside world for information? The internet!

More powerful than the computer; more powerful than the internet … is our intuition. By learning to use our intuition more effectively, we can tap into our divine world for clear true knowledge. We can connect with each other without using the internet. Have you ever thought of phoning someone only to hear your phone ring and that is who was on the other line?

How can we learn to tap into our intuition with complete trust and faith?

Using two key components will help us greatly. These are imagination and visualization. Being able to imagine what does not yet exist and being able to visualize will help immensely.

When we were young, quite young, imagining and visualizing came very naturally. We had very vivid imaginations and we could visualize quite strongly. Now we watch our children with awe. “How do they come up with those outlandish thoughts?“, we ask.

Simple. Their brains are still in a state of development that allows for complete openness; and they have not yet been exposed to the restrictions set by our societies, institutions and other outside disciplinary influences.

We can help our children and ourselves maintain or strengthen imagination and visualization abilities in different ways; such as:

1. Playing Games

Consider playing “make believe” games with your children.

On a beautiful day outside, consider spending a few minutes looking up at the sky with your children and ask them what shapes they see in the clouds. Try it yourself. Have fun and they will too.

On a cold windy evening when you want to play indoors, ask each of your children, if you were to create an animal that does not exist today, what would it be? What would it look like? What would be the skin or fur on it? For each child, encourage him or her to explain and have everyone else imagine what it would be like.

2. Handwriting

Another way for your children and yourself to strengthen your imagining and visualizing abilities is with handwriting. Handwriting is a projective kinetic expression of our personality. The trend during the last number of years has been to handwrite in a printed way. The “old fashion” cursive style is used less and less these days.

I was chatting with someone the other day who was looking for ideas on career changes. She would like to consider another means of earning a living and could not think of anything. She felt her imagination was lacking and she felt she could not come up with her own ideas. I asked her to write a word. She first printed because that is the method she most often writes. Then I asked her to write the same word in a cursive style. Her cursive handwriting displayed her ability to imagine while her printed writing did not. She needs to go back to cursive writing to reawaken her ability to imagine.

Printed handwriting can hinder a person’s development of his or her imagination and visualization abilities. If you think of this for a few minutes, you can see the immediate and long term effects that could have on an individual, a group of people and formal operational and business infrastructures of our communities.

So the second way to help your children and yourselves develop your imagination and visualization abilities is to go back to handwriting in a cursive style. This will be one of the topics I will address in more detail in a future article.

In the meantime, enjoy and appreciate every “now” moment of your life, as it is a “wow”!

Jill Ledden is a certified Silva UltraMind ESP System instructor, Samadhi meditation instructor, certified Graphanalyst (handwriting analyst), studies and practices other modalities. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it




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