Do you know that feeling you get when something does or doesn’t seem right? Or the voice in your head that says “yes you did it” when you successfully complete a project? If you don’t, let me introduce you to your intuition!
She’s part of who you are
Everyone is born with an inner voice. Some call it the soul, spirit, angel, cheerleader, or intuition. It doesn’t matter what you call it, what matters is that you recognize it’s part of who you are. I always thought it was the critical voice I heard telling me I’m not enough or I lack this or that. The reality is that critical voice comes from a place of fear we learn as children.
Your intuition lives inside you and she’s there for you no matter what! You can count on her to help you work smarter, not harder, on getting the things you want in life.
It’s the voice of reason when you’re:
- struggling to make decisions.
- trying to balance your emotions.
- feeling alone or misunderstood.
- having a problem and can’t find a solution.
- interacting with difficult people.
This quote by Steve Jobs sums this up…
“have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They know what you truly want to become.”
That’s why it’s so important to learn how to listen to and act on what your intuition is telling you! And you can do that when you meditate or journal about your life. Unlearning what you’ve been taught isn’t easy but necessary for living the life you desire.
Tips for connecting to your intuition
- Meditate. Spend time focusing on quieting your mind and finding stillness in your body when you meditate. With a calm mind and body, you’re better aware of what’s happening around you. Your senses are heightened and it’s the perfect time to hear or feel what you may be missing.
- Ask yourself Yes or No questions. Close your eyes, breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. Then start with simple questions and patiently listen by paying attention to what’s happening in your body. Do you feel a tingle? Or are the butterflies in your stomach fluttering? Are there goosebumps on your arms? These are likely “Yes” answers. Is your heart beating fast? Are your palms sweaty? Do you feel sick to your stomach? These are typically “No” answers.
- Go for a walk. Get outside and let nature bring peace and calm to your mind. Be the observer of everything around you. Let your sense of smell, sound, and vision be your guide.
- Slow down. Stop doing everything else and do nothing! Stillness is key to connecting with your intuition so make time to focus on you. Deep breathing is an excellent way to bring calm to your mind and body. You may even hear a small voice in your right ear telling you what you want to know.
- Journal your thoughts and feelings. Getting to know what you think and how you feel when things happen in your life lets you track how you respond to different situations. Journaling helps you become aware of patterns that’ll help you learn how to identify your intuition instead of unresolved emotions.
Let your intuition be the compass of your life to help you feel confident. When you trust in (and engage with) your own intuition, you’ll never feel alone again. You’ll also start believing you’ve got everything you need to get anything you want!