I hear this all the time from students and clients. I am afraid of my intuition, or I don't know to integrate with my intuition. I have a gift, but I need to figure out how to work with it. There is no school we went to that educated us on this part. It is self-learning. Many times falling and getting up and giving it a try.
Intuition is more than just a gut feeling or an instinctual reaction; it's the ability to gather information from within yourself and use it to make decisions. And in today’s world, where we are bombarded with information from every direction (often conflicting), intuitive decision-making can be invaluable.
I am sharing a few things I have practiced actively for the past 14 years below, which I teach in my workshops. I also had to train, and now I am very comfortable identifying the ego mind to intuition in many situations. Be easy on yourself as you're honoring this skill of you.
What is intuition
Intuition is a gut feeling, a feeling that comes from within. It's something you can trust and develop over time. Intuition isn't the same as fear or anxiety--it's usually more subtle than that. For example, if your intuition tells you that someone isn't being honest with you, it might not be the same as having an anxiety attack (although sometimes this may happen).
Intuition is also not magic; it won't tell you exactly what to do in every situation or make all your problems disappear overnight! But it will help guide us toward making better decisions and taking action on things we care about--which is why people should learn how to integrate their intuition into everyday life! Moreover, we all have it but use it sparingly. It is a muscle that, the more you train, it will get stronger.
You can start by making minor decisions.
You can start small and work your way up to bigger ones. Intuition is a skill you can learn, and it is important to do so.
For example, if you are trying to decide whether or not you should go out with a friend on Friday night and they ask what time they should pick you up, take your time with it! Just say "7 pm" and move on with your day--don't worry about the big picture yet (i.e., whether or not this person is right for me). Selecting a meal when eating out, selecting the next book to read, deciding how to dress for today, or sending a text to a friend. There is not much to lose here, but you will begin to build that inner muscle of intuition.
The first step to integrating with your intuition is to start making decisions on a regular basis. Make a choice and stick with it, even if your gut tells you otherwise. The more often we practice making decisions using our intuition- even if they're small- the easier it will become over time!
One of the best ways to connect with your intuition is by practicing breathing exercises. That is the truth if you have heard it many times before. Our breath holds some much information.
Breathing is a way to connect with your body. It helps you calm down and think clearly, it helps focus on the present and make you more aware of what is happening around you.
If you're feeling stressed or overwhelmed, taking some time to breathe can help clear away some of those emotions so that they don't cloud up other thoughts or actions. In addition, when we're stressed out by an argument or bad news from someone else (or even ourselves), our breathing gets shallow and fast, sending signals throughout our bodies telling them "danger! danger!" That's why when we start breathing deeply again after being upset--we feel better!
Try this little exercise!
First, take a few deep breaths and allow yourself to relax. Then, think about how you want things in life to be different than they are now. Take another deep breath and imagine yourself living in that ideal world where everything has changed for the better--what does it look like? Smell like? Feel like? Listen closely for any messages from your intuition as it speaks through these images and feelings--this can be especially helpful when trying to figure out what steps need to be taken next if you're having difficulty getting clarity from other methods such as meditation or journaling alone.
You can take a nature walk.
Getting out in nature is good for your health and can help you feel more connected to your intuition. Nature can help you feel more relaxed, peaceful, and grounded. It also helps boost confidence because it makes us feel like we are part of something bigger than ourselves--a larger whole we belong. The thoughts and crowdedness in your head are easing, and now you can see what your inner truth is holding up to in neon lights.
When you're out walking through the woods or meandering along a beach at sunset, allow yourself time to stop and just be present with whatever comes up in your body or mind without judging it as right or wrong; notice what feels good or bad at this moment in time without attaching any value judgments onto those feelings (like calling them good or bad).
Listen to your gut feelings and trust them.
Trust them even if they are uncomfortable or scary because that's how you know they're real. Express to a trusted friend or journal these thoughts.
Intuitive people have a better quality of life, more fulfilling relationships, and higher levels of success than their non-intuitive counterparts. They are also more creative.
Discern gut feelings from fear.
Gut feeling: a positive, intuitive feeling that can be trusted and acted upon.
Fear: a negative, fearful feeling that should be ignored or confronted.
Gut feelings are based on what you feel in your gut and are positive; they come from intuition. Fear is based on what you think will happen if you follow through with something based on past experiences, not necessarily what's best for the current situation (which may be very different from previous ones).
Letting go of expectations can be a challenge, especially if you're used to having your way. However, it's important to remember that expecting something to be a certain way or happen in a certain time frame is often not realistic and can lead to frustration and disappointment. Hence try small changes rather than major decisions straightaway.
Trust your sparks.
Explore music taste; learn how meditation works for others' needs as well as yours; connect with nature through hiking trails around town where there aren't many people yet still provide access so there won't be any issues related specifically towards safety concerns like getting lost while walking around aimlessly without having any clue where exactly one might end up after getting lost which can happen easily, especially after spending too much time trying hard focusing only on one thing without checking back often enough just so long as we're careful enough then maybe someday soon enough no matter how difficult things might seem right now maybe someday soon everything will get better again once again.
Intuition can be developed like any other muscle and you can learn it even if you've never been able to do so before!
Journaling can be as simple as recording your gut feelings, instincts, hunches, or impressions about experiences in your life in a notebook. Express your experiences when you were right and wrong, which helps you to trust in the long term and recognize the pattern. Even when we are wrong, we learn a deeper lesson through the experience.
The most important thing to remember is that your intuition is always right. It may not always be right, but it will never lead you down the wrong path or into danger. You have to learn to listen and trust what your body tells you. Lastly, listen closely when listening inwardly: if something feels off, then chances are good there's an issue worth looking into further before proceeding forward with whatever decision may be at hand. Best wishes on this inner journey.
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