Clear Perception – a Mind Exercise

Intuitive Guidance for the Year of the Dog: Clear Perception

Clear Perception-Year of the DogYour gut instinct is an awesome inner guidance system and it has access to all kinds of information that you’re not consciously aware of. The only trick is that you need to be paying attention!

Luckily, 2018 is the Year of the Dog in Chinese Astrology and that means this is an excellent year to hone your intuitive abilities and develop clear perception.

How to Use this Mind Exercise for Clear Perception

Know When You’re Heading in the Wrong Direction

There are several reasons why you might be unconsciously heading in the wrong direction this year. One likely possibility is that you’re being distracted and confused by all the chaos going on around you.

Your senses may have gotten all knocked out of balance.  Fortunately, dog energy works incredibly well with your inner guidance system – warning you to slow down and get your feet back under you.

Gaze softly at the Circle and take a moment to gather up all your senses. Bring them into balance so that you can perceive things more clearly.  Imagine you can adjust the volume in your head! Take all the time you need.

Another reason why a person could get off track might be that as two-leggeds, we often don’t like to admit that we need to ask for help and be willing to follow a trustworthy guide. Of course, our four-legged friends stand by us, even when we get super stubborn. Yet, wouldn’t it be better if we could just slow down a bit and listen to their advice before we plunge into the great unknown? Isn’t it possible that we could save ourselves from a tremendous amount of pain and wasted effort?

If you would like to find out, you can play the game below using the Intuitive Learning Circles™ to help you make friends with dog energy. If you follow these directions, you can get all kinds of insight and guidance. 

Put Your Feet On the Floor

Relax and gaze softly at the center open space of this Circle while you repeat a few positive affirmations to yourself. If there’s a question, just be open to your gut response.

“I slow down because things may be moving too fast for me to sense the truth. “

“I’m willing to admit I don’t know what’s going on. Asking for help is a blessing.”

“Is my inner guidance sending me a warning?”

“Do I need to let go of something?”

“Does intuition want to redirect my attention to something else?”

“In either case, am I willing to listen and learn?”

You may be surprised at the answers that came to you. If it didn’t work, you can go back and do it again.

Be sure to check the directions again and follow them if you’re not sure.


Use this next Circle the same way and ask:

“Am I willing to trust in the power of not knowing?”

“Is the ‘vibe’ around me helpful or harmful?”

“I allow clear perception to heighten my instincts and intuition.”

Very interesting, isn’t it? We instinctively know when the “vibe” is right or wrong, but we often don’t trust the message we get. We doubt and second-guess ourselves or we might try to force our way through.

Look at the Circle again and ask, “Do I know what’s happening?”

“Can I tell about how long this has  been going on?”

“Do I want to trust my gut and inner guidance to see things as they really are?”

If you’re not clear yet, keep going with the exercise. You may need a few more easy corrections before the truth emerges.


Gut Instinct

Often, how well we listen to our inner guidance is affected by how present we are in our bodies. It’s called gut instinct because when we’re really present, we can feel it in our solar plexus (the soft area in the front where our ribs go up).

You can use the Circle below with its positive affirmations to help you become more aware if you’re feeling mixed up or confused. Just relax and breathe while you gently look at it for a couple of minutes.

“I am present and facing the truth.”

“I face the facts.”

Another reason why we might not understand what’s going on could be because we take our agreements too lightly or don’t realize how important our word is. Perhaps it just seems like too much effort or we don’t want to face the difficulties involved. Nevertheless, having the sense to either:

  1. keep our agreements and stay in integrity with our word
  2. release them when they are done or no longer serve us
  3. or consciously re-negotiate them when they need to be changed

is an incredibly important thing to do in this Year of the Dog.  Especially when looking at the agreements we’ve made with ourselves.

Clear Perception - Year of the Dog

Conversely, if someone hasn’t been keeping their agreements with us, it’s best to deal with it post haste, because when we allow something like that to continue, we are losing integrity by being disloyal to ourselves.

Use this Circle to help you remember at least one time when you had the ability to face a difficult truth and do what needed to be done. Once you find it, relax and bring the sense of the experience back into your memory. Take all the time you need. You have what it takes to handle the truth.

“I bring my senses back into balance.”

“I remember what it feels like to make my Self a priority.”


Now that you can perceive clearly, you may ask yourself:

“Have I made agreements that don’t genuinely support my well being?” “Is it time to renegotiate an important agreement?” or “Am I ignoring an important agreement that I need to follow through on?”

If so, can you tell what they are?

If you ignore them, they may turn around and bite you!

Use this Soul Contract Circle to imagine that any harmful agreements you may have with yourself are like contracts that can be burned. Use the Circle to visualize all those contracts burning up into ashes. Here’s some affirmations to assist you if you like:

“I release all agreements that no longer serve me.”

“I let go of _______________.    I stop ____________________.”

Possible new agreements could be:

“I am loyal and true to my Self. My needs are a priority.”

“I have faith in my Self. I take good care of my Self.”

“I ________________________________.”

To complete the correction, it’s important to realize where your attention has really been. Use the Circle below like you did with the others and see if you can determine what you’ve been focusing on consciously or unconsciously that isn’t in your best interests.

“What have I been paying too much attention to?”

“What action(s) do I need to take to truthfully correct the situation?”

Allow your Faithful Dog Energy to redirect your attention to helpful people and places. 

“Who and what is most important to me in this Year of the Dog?”

“What is my natural place in this  situation – where do I belong?”

“Am I in the New Paradigm of love and co-operation or the old paradigm based on fear and greed?”


Finally! It’s time to close the door on all those misuses of your time, attention and energies.


“I close the door on any drain or strain on my time, space, attention or energy.”

“I follow the direction of healthy protection.”

“I trust the wisdom of dog energy.”


You now have clear perception about what’s really important to you – and you know what to do.

2018 - Year of the Dog

You’ve just become aware of a key understanding that’s going to save you a lot of trouble in the long run!

For More Help Navigating the Flow – Check Out Todays Intuitive Reading >

Todays Intuitive Reading

Find out more – Create a new vision with us!

Rheanni Lightwater - Clear Perception

Rheanni Lightwater CHT, CKT lives and practices in Santa Fe, NM. She specializes in mind body healing with family and relationship clearing using Kinesiology, the Intuitive Learning Circles™, Reiki as a Master/Teacher, Hypnotherapy and Shamanic Clearing Techniques.

Schedule with Rheanni via Zoom, Skype or in person when you visit Santa Fe, New Mexico. Call her at (505) 271-4612 between 10:00am – 5:00pm, MST, Monday through Friday to schedule.

This game should not be considered as an exclusive method of treatment. The appropriate medical or psychotherapeutic authorities should be consulted for the diagnosis and treatment of any medical or psychological condition. The information and practices described on this website are best considered as an adjunct to orthodox medical or psychological treatments.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

seventeen − six =

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.