In this age of immense upheaval, fracturing foundations, and social distancing, people are more motivated to look inside themselves to gain a sense of stability. Intuition is rising into the collective consciousness because people realize that there’s more to life than meets the eye (or ear, or any of the five senses).
Intuition is a deceptively simple process, but most people have lost their ability to tune in and trust their inner guidance. Intuition is your True North, your guiding compass. When you have a weak connection with your inner GPS (Global Positioning System), it’s easy to get off track.
No longer is intuition considered a back-room, “woo-woo” topic. It’s a legitimate and powerful tool that many are eager to reclaim to help navigate life, live authentically, and make a difference in the world. Having confidence in your intuition is the ultimate in self-love. Why? Because you’ve integrated what most people have cut off from themselves.
Your inner wisdom serves a purpose. It serves you. It nudges you toward possibilities. It urges you to do something that may not be typical but feels oh so right. It leads you on paths of synchronicity, which are playful breadcrumbs of ideas, affirmations, and a-has.
Your relationship with your intuition is as real as any relationship.
Intuition is a two-way street which invites curiosity, interest, and a desire to connect. Don’t be afraid to ask your neglected, intuitive self for guidance. You have access to an unlimited source of wisdom beyond yourself, whether you call it God, a benevolent universe, Source, or your Higher Self.
Intuition can feel different for each person so it’s important to learn what your own unique intuitive cues are.
Here are my top 3 guideposts for trusting your gut/intuition
1. Set an intention.
Grease your intuitive wheels by asking for clear signs and paying more attention to the signals you receive. Examples may include repeated information such as a song you hear two or three times within the same week, or a word, phrase, or image that gets your attention. Spend some time reflecting on what these mean to you in the context of your life. Keep an “intuition” journal to help track your inner guidance.
2. Get quiet.
It may sound cliché, but your inner wisdom can’t be clearly heard if you don’t create some silent, inner space for it to get through to you. You have to quiet the “mental noise” in order to get a clear reception. Meditation, prayer, or simply pausing to take some deep, calming breaths throughout the day invites your intuition to come out and play. The more you make space to hear your intuition, the easier it will get to hear your unique truth.
3. Listen to your body.
Pay attention to your physical responses, especially subtle ones. Why? Intuition lives in your body, not your mind. There is growing scientific evidence that the gut is physically involved in the intuitive process. “Trusting your gut” has merit because your belly has channels of neural communication which connect the gut and your brain. The next time you face a decision, notice how you feel in your body about possible choices. Does your body constrict or expand inside? Your body has valuable insights.
Now that you’ve created a welcome space for your intuition, you’ll likely bump up against a common hurdle: your mind. You wonder if that little nudge is really intuition, or just your imagination playing tricks on you.
What should you do when you’re confused about whether it’s your intuition or just your imagination?
Thank your logical mind for getting you this far in life. It’s done a pretty good job, don’t you think? Now ask it to relax. It doesn’t have to do all the work all the time anymore. Yes, this can be threatening to your mind, which is so vigilant. So keep calm and carry on with your gentle reassurance of your thinking mind. This will be an ongoing dialogue and simply part of the process to allow your intuition to have more say.
People doubt their intuition because they’re not used to using their intuitive “muscles.” It takes a bit of practice and commitment – and it’s so worth it. When you trust that life has powerful and unique answers for you, it activates a resonance inside yourself that makes you more open to receiving and following guidance.
Every single person has the potential to be powerfully intuitive. Turning inward is a powerful exercise in knowing yourself and owning your life. Taking time to listen to your intuition allows wisdom to come to you. If you listen closely, your Soul knows exactly what to do, where to go and how to get there.
The answers you seek are within you.
Manda Stack is a behind-the-scenes oracle for successful businesswomen. As an Intuitive Coach and Energy Clearing Specialist, she’s passionate about clearing the connection between you and your Divine Source so that you can receive the freedom, flow, and joy in life and business that you deserve. Manda empowers you to become a master of your own decision-making, which brings your life into beautiful alignment and flow. Manda runs virtual and in-person retreats and groups, as well as working one-on-one with clients. She has of over 24 years’ experience in energy work and healing arts. She lives in Wisconsin with her cat Curtiss, who is quite intuitive himself. Click here for more information.
Let’s keep the conversation going
How have you experienced your intuition talking to you? Do you trust it? Do you always follow your inner knowing? I invite you to listen, share, and JOIN in the conversation. Please let me know in the comments your thoughts or any questions you have. I’d love to hear from you!