Have you ever had a feeling that seemed totally crazy and made no sense, only later to find out that you should have followed that feeling? This has happened to me many times, I get a gut feeling about something like take a sweater to the restaurant but my rational self kicks in and tells me that’s crazy it’s 100 degrees outside, only to regret later that I didn’t listen to my self and bring a sweater because it’s freezing inside the restaurant.
I think most of us have had an awareness of our inner knowing, our intuition, a time when we had a feeling in our gut and we just knew something without knowing how we knew it, but we rationalized it and questioned it and later regretted that we didn’t follow it.
Your intuition is your inner compass, it’s your own magical north star, and it always wants to guide you for your highest good. Unfortunately we’re not taught to listen to our own self, we’re taught to seek advise and listen to outside influences.
If you want your life to flow more easily than it’s time to get tuned into your intuition.
Here are 3 ways to get started:
Tune into your body, when you get that feeling stop and pay attention to it. Mostly it’s a gut feeling, a knowing that you get. If the sun is shining but your gut is telling you to take an umbrella with you, take it.
Sonia Choquette who is a world renowned six sensory spiritual teacher, says that the best way to begin is to “get a small pocket notebook that you can carry with you at all times. Every time you get a hunch, gut feeling “AHA!” moment…jot it down in your notebook. Don’t let your ego censor, judge, discriminate or in any way edit the information or feelings you receive. Don’t worry if your vibes feel silly, irrelevant, irrational, or stupid; or if you think that what you feel is nothing more than your imagination. Write it all down anyway. Your mind will see that every vibe you have makes sense in one way or another over time.”
Trust – when you get that mystical feeling about something, trust it, even if it makes no sense in that moment. Follow your inner feeling. And by the way trusting yourself will build up your self-confidence.
Your intuition is not loud, it’s subtle, it nudges you quietly, it warns you when you’re in danger, it guides you to what is best for you. It’s a knowing that you get that cannot be explained, you just know things. While the gardner was here last week I had a gut feeling that the new guy helping him messed up the sprinklers, I knew this before I had solid proof.
It’s important to bear in mind that there are other energies working within you, for example there’s your rational mind and your ego so learn to distinguish between those and your intuition. The more you become aware of and follow the urgings of your intuition, the more connected you’ll be with your inner knowing, and following your inner knowing is showing up for yourself. The more you show up the greater your life becomes.
I’d love to hear your thoughts, feel free to leave a comment.