Wake Up Your Intuition: A Clairvoyant Reveals the Psychic Process
By Kimmie Rose Zapf
Genre: Spiritual/Self Help
Reviewed by Karen Lawrence
What does it mean to be truly awake? I thought I could honestly answer that question until I read media personality Kimmie Rose Zapf’s book Wake Up Your Intuition: A Clairvoyant Reveals the Psychic Process. I quickly found out that my definition of awareness has barely been scratching the surface of my ability to experience life. Why? Because I have forgotten how to fully engage my senses. Zapf believes that being asleep to our lives and forgetful of our true nature are the root causes of the deep sense of isolation, frustration and weariness prevalent in today’s world. Her book offers exciting tools for sharpening our senses in order to Wake Up to a natural and balanced state of being.
Kimmie draws on personal wisdom, years of education, research, and extensive experience in cultivating her own intuition and encouraging it in others. She uses her study of the Tarot to illustrate the stages of Waking Up. The main character of the Tarot, The Fool, comes to the earth plane in order to Wake Up, and each step is a lesson in using intuition to connect earthly experiences with the always awake spiritual self. Zapf explains that the modern tendency to navigate the world through “synthetic replications” such as sensation enhancing drugs like caffeine, environmental modifications that block the earth’s natural vibrations, and living at a pace where there is no time to savor anything’s sensory value is the primary reason we have difficulty connecting with that awakened spiritual self.
The author contends however, that the process of Waking Up is simple because we already have everything we need. She provides seven tools to help us remember how to awaken to life: Mindfulness, Truth, Gratitude, Intent, Awareness, The Law of Attraction, and Simplicity. Using examples from her own life to illustrate each tool, she gives tips like looking in a mirror to truly see oneself, using a fire or a candle to tune in to the sound of a flame, or exploring the vibrations of love through a heart meditation, as ways of integrating each concept into daily life.
So while how to be awake may be inborn knowledge, Staying Awake, according to Zapf, takes more effort for most of us. “The beginning of this remembering is easy; it is continuing to stay awake that can be challenging.” To “live awake and experience daily joy” Kimmie suggests manifesting peace in our lives through positive thinking, releasing old patterns, listening to ourselves, and honoring others.
Another key element of Staying Awake is getting in touch with one’s intuitive self. The book explores the types of intuition and states of consciousness, and delves into how activating the senses in more frequent and creative ways can promote balance. Zapf presents a series of exercises to heighten the senses, and encourages readers to nourish mind and body in order to keep the channel to intuition clear. Music, meditation, and a healthy diet all play a role in Staying Awake, and Zapf believes once a person begins incorporating these elements into daily life, intuition flows as “impressions”. Sensations of things that require attention, feelings of comfort or warning, dreams, and serendipitous occurrences will begin to arise.
As the book concludes, Kimmie discusses how to embrace life and stay Awake at work and play, as well as how to bring intuition into significant relationships with mates and children. “Waking Up results in connecting collectively with others. You begin to feel their emotions, sense their fears and recognize their thoughts. This perception is a gift from God as a result of achieving a state of infinite love toward all.” The final chapters contain a fascinating description of the evolution of three different kinds of soulmate relationships and wonderful exercises to do with children to help them retain their innate “awakeness”.
Wake Up Your Intuition is a primer for all those who want to shed the stress and meaninglessness of their hurried lives and tap into an inner balance and “direct knowing” that every human being possesses. The author proclaims “When you connect with your intuition you find life takes on a magical, effortless quality. Your world becomes synchronous and abundant knowledge is there just for the asking,” and after trying out the exercises in the book, I wholeheartedly believe it. Kimmie Rose Zapf’s life work has been to help others reconnect to the source from which all things are possible, and the wisdom in Wake Up Your Intuition serves up lots of great ways to plug right in.