Trusting your Intuition
Intuition or our inner tutor is the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning. It is your internal guidance or internal road map which can help point you in the right direction in so many areas of your life. Intuitive guidance can come to you in lots of different ways, such as:
We are all born intuitive; we need not acquire anything to be intuitive but we must learn to use and trust our intuition. You know you are already very intuitive if you walk into a room and sense the energy within it or if you can feel that someone isn’t telling you the truth from a phone call or text message or you just know a situation isn’t right or you feel very strongly that you should/shouldn’t do something. Have you experienced any of these feelings? Then you are in touch with your inner guidance or intuition!
Many people forget that they are spiritual beings. They are present in their physical lives but forget about their sixth sensory feelings. It can be very difficult to be intuitive in a noisy chaotic environment. In order to connect with our inner selves it is important to slow down and spend time in reflection or stillness either through meditation or through, for example, walks in nature that better enable us to access our inner guidance system. Trusting your intuition is much easier when we allow our minds to quiet. Nature can help us more easily connect with our hearts and instincts. The more you start listening to your intuition the stronger our connection becomes.
Intuitive guidance is essentially quiet and still. To get to it does take practice. Meditation is one way to isolate the voice so you can begin to know/feel it. Other ways include:
1.Dedicating time to listen to your intuition each day. ...
2.Ask questions. ...
3.Be open to receiving answers
4.Write down your answers. ...
Seems pretty simple, but sometimes being open and trusting that our intuition will guide us is the trickiest part. Most of us have no problem hearing the message, but acting upon the message or understanding and trusting it can sometimes be challenging. Often our rational mind or ego will step in to make us doubt ourselves, and especially when our intuition is proven to be wrong for whatever reason; the ego has a field day.
Believe me when I say that you are already intuitive, you just need to start trusting this. Take a moment to think about all the times you have heard or received some intuitive knowing or insights. Perhaps you can even start keeping an intuition journal where you record all your intuitive hunches, how they made you feel and whether or not they were accurate. When you are starting out, it is good to get an idea of what your intuition really sounds and feels like to you, which is why writing it down can be beneficial. Most people describe it as an inner-knowing but your experience may be different.
Clear Your Mind - There are hundreds, if not thousands of thoughts floating through our mind every day, so having a clear mind can definitely help. The average person can have up to 65,000 thoughts in a day!
Meditation is often the best tool to help clear your mind, but it doesn’t suit everyone. Some people experience the same stillness of meditation through writing, creative work, art, music or gardening. Do whatever hobby or practice that allows you to go within, stay present and clear your mind. You can also simply focus on doing some deep breaths in and out maybe 5-10 times in order to still and focus your mind.
Dreams - Another way our intuition speaks to us is through dreams. Dream interpretation is often very unique and I believe that we all have the ability to decode our own dreams as each message we receive is unique to everyone. Our dreams are a great clue into our subconscious mind and inner thoughts and feelings. By paying attention to the types of dreams you are having, and how you were feeling within the dream, you can slowly start to piece together different messages and where you may need healing.
Intuitive Exercises - There are a couple of exercises you can do to help strengthen your intuition such as using angel cards or tarot cards and practicing on your friends and family. Certain crystals can also help enhance your intuition such as amethyst and lapis lazuli, aquamarine.
Buy a deck of Angel or Tarot cards and begin practicing on your friends and family. Both of these can be found at most esoteric and metaphysical book shops.
Crystals such as Amethyst can be powerful in helping to enhance your intuition. Clear Quartz crystals also work in harmony with the body and encourage clear and open communication which can also help when developing your intuition. Aquamarine and its linkage to the element of water also makes it an amazing tool to develop clarity in vision, communication and intuition.
At the end of the day, the most effective way to boost your intuition is to learn to trust it and remain open to the signs that come your way. The more you become aware of it and acknowledge & listen to it, the stronger and more accurate it will become.