Intuitive headspaces: A universal skill

Since ‘like, for-EVER’, people have been using trance head spaces. Some use it for recreation (think of the early 2000s club scene), whilst others use it for divination, and others use it to write. I’m not going to harp on and on about the history of trance states, but if you’re interested, here’s the wiki link.

The more you get into this trance headspace, the easier it is to do. I want to point out that when I say ‘trance headspace’, at no point should you be completely unaware of your surroundings, and I mean it as being on a different plane of consciousness.

These tips are what works for me – and as with everything, some things may work for you, others may not. The trance headspace, or feeling detached from your conscious body, will help you in lots of practices: I use it for divination, cooking and spellwork, basically anything I really need to dig into my unconscious mind for.

Some may believe that we can receive messages through our unconscious minds from spirit guides, or apparitions, something which I don’t personally believe in, but these methods should work to help you into that headspace!

What does the headspace feel like?

For me, the headspace feels like disassociation, apart from the opposite way around. We are not focused on our physical forms but we are hyperassociating with our spirit forms.

Remember that part of the Simpsons where Lisa is training Bart to meditate and something in his head just seems to ‘switch’? That’s what we’re aiming for here.

Method #1

Elemental meditation

I came across this whilst on a retreat in the Lakes last year. You can either use all elements for this or just one, depending on whether you connect with one more than another.

I used Air as my element, as it’s the one that resonates the most with me.

Sit and just be still. Notice your chosen element, If you are using Fire, you might want to light a candle, or go to a lake if you are using Water.

Fire: Fixate your gaze onto the flame. Notice the warmth energy, how it flickers, its bright colour. How such a small flame could have such a powerful force if uncontrolled.

Water: Notice the sound of the water (if near a body of water), how water is essential for life, how lucky we are that the chemical compounds exist to sustain life on earth.

Air: Feel the air on your face. Think of the twists and turns a leaf makes as it is swept through the sky by the wind. Think of the power of something so invisible yet so strong.

Earth: Imagine having x-ray vision in the soles of your feet. How many layers of the earth are there between you right now and the Earth’s core? Think of how the ground produces our food, materials for our shelter.

Do this until the light switch clicks in your brain. You might not recognise it at first, but then you may start to do something else and notice that you’re a bit too zoned out – that means that you were in the headspace!

Method #2


Isn’t it wonderful that all human beings since the dawn of time have appreciated music? There is a primeval quality in really connecting to music that can really help your practice.

Do you ever get that feeling when you listen to a song for the first time and you have an almost physical reaction to it? I have always had this with folk music, as have both my parents. This is sign that you’re really connecting.

Personally, I can find it difficult sometimes to entrance myself from songs with vocals in, but I’ve put together some handy Spotify playlists for you to try out if you go to this page. I’ll be updating these regularly so if you connect with any of them, make sure to give them a follow!

Method #3

Meditation apps

What a great time we live in for meditation apps! My favourite one is Insight Timer which is free from the App Store and you can choose different ambient soundtracks to meditate to, like a seafront, or a garden.

A great technique I remember reading about was where you close your eyes and imagine a long staircase, containing 70 steps. Visualise yourself walking down them, counting each one, and when you reach the bottom you should be in that hyper-associative state.

Remember: you can always combine all of these or just some of them! As long as you achieve that ‘switch’

The switch should make you feel a bit like this:

See the source image
Side note: does anyone remember this? I LOVED this book series 16 years ago

Happy practising! As always, any questions or comments, please leave them below or just email me!

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