If you've been hanging around for a bit, you know we love talking about Intuition. It's one of the quickest ways to get clarity and direction about things going on in your life but learning how to use it can be a bit confusing when you first get started.
I'm here to help!
Sometimes it can seem like only "special" people have Intuitive Gifts or can do cool things like talk to spirit guides, spirit or "see" what is going to happen in the future. The truth is, we all have these abilities and sometimes it really is easier for others to use one or the other but you, yourself, you also have access to them, no matter how blocked they may feel right now.
No one is more special when it comes to the intuitive gift department.
Intuition is simply our willingness to KNOW what is true about ourselves and the world. It sounds easy enough but truth be told, we have so many beliefs and barriers in the way of seeing ourselves for who we truly are.
Growing your intuition is simply a matter of asking yourself , "Am I ready to practice trusting myself & follow my own truth?"
We see ourselves through the lens of what we think we are worthy or capable of, who we've been told we're allowed & expected to be & the ways we've taught ourselves to show up in order to be safe and loved in the world. If you're here reading this, chances are that you are on some path to getting to know yourself better and you've had these feelings that things may not be quite what they seem!
Intuition can show up in many different ways, it can be...
*Having a Feeling or Knowing that proves to be true
*Seeing Images, Visions or Energy (including Spirits etc)
*Hearing Messages or Guidance
*Feeling a connection to people or places that you can't explain
*Having past life memories
Honestly the list can go on for days because each of us is so unique and special and the way our intuition speaks to us is different.
Chances are, if you are first starting out, your intuition is speaking to you in the simplest way possible.
It's guiding you through feelings and "knowing" things. This is pure gold my friends. It's every bit as good as having visions or speaking to spirit, because this is YOUR internal guidance helping you navigate your own life in the best way possible. This is the guidance that comes from your Higher Self and will always lead you to make the best decision.
The magic key (and there totally is one) is in this type of intuition. Intuition grows WHEN you acknowledge what it is that you are receiving (feeling, knowing, hearing etc) and you TRUST it.
TRUST IS THE MAGIC KEY. IT WILL ALWAYS BE THE MAGIC KEY.
When your intuition speaks to you and you choose to trust it, it will give you more guidance and deeper messages. Your gifts will naturally begin to grow and you will start expanding the ways in which you receive information.
We are taught in so many ways throughout out lives to doubt ourselves. It's no wonder we doubt our own intuition. We forget how to listen to our own feelings and truth. Learning to use your intuition is simply the practice of quieting all of the noise from the outside so you can hear what it is that you know to be true.
The more you learn to quiet your mind & hear your own inner voice, the stronger, clearer & easier the messages become. When you also practicing trusting the guidance and you take action on it when appropriate, you exponentially grow your intuitive gifts and new ones will unfold for you to use.
You simply have to trust yourself first.
Makes sense right?
Your intuition is YOU, if you don't trust yourself, then you won't hear your intuition, you will just keep pushing it off. Every time you push it off, you miss an opportunity to strengthen it.
Here is a simple practice for Learning How to Trust Your Intuition
When I was younger, I had this way of checking in with my intuition that I want to share with you. It's so simple that even children can do it. I didn't realize at the time what I was doing but it brought me such calm that I decided to trust it and it never proved to be wrong.
The easiest way to start is to think of something you need a "Yes" or "No" answer to.
Allow yourself to get quiet by closing your eyes and taking a few breaths to release any need to "get it right" or need to have it be a certain answer. Simply set the intention to be curious about how your body will respond.
Once you feel settled, bring that question into your mind and then ask "is it a Yes?" See how you feel in your body.
Then ask, "Is it a "No?" See how you feel in your body.
Your intuition will give you the answer and you will know it because you feel a sense of CALM or PEACE in your body (keep your head out of it.) Intuition serves your highest good, it will answer you based on what serves you most.
You will notice that the answer that is out of alignment with your highest good doesn't feel "right" in your body or it stirs up some anxiety or stress.
Once you are feeling solid on the "Yes" or "No" way of asking, you can start asking about different options or scenarios and see how you FEEL. Remember, intuition is calm and it speaks softly and usually once. It will feel "right" in your body, even if it's not the answer you want.
Give it a try. Let me know how it goes and if you have any questions feel free to drop a comment and I will be happy to answer them!
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