For this month’s Vibes, I thought it would be timely to talk about intuition. Intuition is a powerful tool readily available to each of us, providing guidance and insight in these changing times. I believe that the more in-touch you are with your intuition, the more you will be able to knowingly negotiate life and the world, with a greater sense of alignment and grace.
Everyone is intuitive! In addition to our five physical senses, we also have a sixth sense, intuition. Intuition is a natural, divinely-given gift that we are all born with. The way we experience intuition is through an innate sense of knowing. You “just” know something, sometimes without proof or reason. That’s why it can hard to trust the information or prompting. Intuition is not linear, it comes from a deeper or higher place within yourself. Like a muscle, the more you engage it, the stronger your sense of knowing will become.
The mystics refer to intuition as “deep listening”. By taking time to quiet your mind and go within, to listen inwardly, the more your intuition will speak to you! If you’re having trouble getting there, I suggest taking a few deep breaths, as a way of grounding into your body. Because intuition is a natural sense, experienced in the body, being physically present allows more alignment with your intuition.
Here’s some easy tips for enhancing your intuition:
*Trust your intuitive prompting, even if it doesn’t make complete “sense” in the moment. You may be receiving insight that is not currently perceptible to your linear, intellectual mind.
*Your first hit or prompting is often the most real. Over-thinking or imaging what it may mean or where it will go, has little to do with the actual insight. True intuition has no drama or details, it just feels right.
*Keep a journal and write down your intuitive experiences and insights. This is a mindful approach to engaging and further developing your intuition. I promise you will be amazed at your discoveries!
If you would like to explore more about developing your intuition, check-out my book, Compass: Navigating Your Intuitive Gifts for Success and Wellbeing. It offers personal insight from my own journey, and practical tips for engaging your intuition for greater wellbeing and self-discovery.