Intuition is the ability to grasp something immediately without conscious reasoning. Also known as the “Soul’s GPS” our intuition can help us to connect more deeply with ourselves, uncover our life purpose, or make decisions that will help us to lead fulfilling lives. It is a form of intelligence that goes beyond just your five senses. And it’s not exclusive to those who constantly meditate, are spiritual or are even psychic, this powerful tool is readily available to all of us. In this blog, we will explore three ways to trust your intuition.
At some point in our lives, we’ve all been faced with making decisions without clear-cut answers. When faced with tough decisions, it’s natural to consult others for advice and try to weigh the pros and cons of each decision, especially if you aren’t confident in your own intuition. However, finding your own answer is an important part of learning how to trust your intuition, so it’s important to look at some ways that can help you make an intuitive decision on your own next time you need to make one.
1. Be Open to Receive Guidance.
Our intuition helps us develop a deeper level of understanding about ourselves, the world around us and our purpose. As a result, we feel more connected and aligned to our thoughts, feelings, and decisions. But to get to this place of intention we need to be first opened to receiving guidance. That means being willing to receive messages from your higher self, the universe or whatever you believe in. If you’re not open to hearing what your intuition has to say, then you won’t be able to trust it. Setting aside time for reflection or journaling will help you create space for yourself and to quiet the noise of the outside world and help you really tune in.
2. Pay Attention to Your Body.
Our bodies are incredibly intuitive and will often give us signs and signals about the choices we’re making – even if we are not aware of it. So, when you have a decision to make, pay attention to your body’s reaction. Does your heart rate increase? Are you feeling tense, anxious, or stressed? Or are you feeling calm or at ease? These are all physical reactions that can help you trust your intuition and if a decision you are making is in alignment or outside of it.
For example, if I was on my way to an event or someplace that would turn out to be a toxic environment, my hands would start to shake, or I would feel nausea. I learned to trust these messages and found after declining an invite or changing my direction that I made the right decision. Alternatively, when I was in alignment with something, the tinnitus in my right ear would disappear and everything would feel calmer. Our bodies are our “biggest tattletale” and the secrets they share will not steer us wrongly.
3. Create Space For Yourself.
When it comes to making decisions, give yourself some time and space to think things through. This may mean taking a walk, enjoying a cup of tea, meditating, or journaling. It allows you to clear your head so you can focus on your inner voice. Once you’ve had that space, it’s time for reflection. Remember, to listen to your body and hone in onto your feelings. As you sit in contemplation, take the time to ask yourself what it is that you honestly want or need in this moment.
Some questions you can ask are:
· How do I feel about this situation or person?
· Does this choice raise my energy or take it away?
· Am I making this choice out of fear or love?
· Do I feel empowered when saying yes to this new opportunity or is there hesitation?
· What is the first thought that comes to mind when I think of this choice or person?
Have a journal on hand to freely write what guidance comes to you - without thinking too hard on what you are writing. Think of this as a brain dump. Reading the messages that come to you will help you better understand where your inner compass is guiding you and to gain more clarity.
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