We live in a fear-based culture that obsesses with trying to control life.
We're constantly anticipating everything that might go wrong and doing everything within our power to guard against all possible disaster. There are better ways. What if you had your own personal GPS? What if you guide and direct yourself through life trusting just your vibes.
Intellectually most of us know what this means: Follow that voice in your heart, listen to your gut, the answer is within you.
It sounds simple, but for a large amount of clients it was developed over time by allowing themselves to evolve and move forward, instead of wallowing in self-doubt. You'll find you remember so many instances in your life when you quashed your gut's opinion and did what you thought you were "supposed" to do, instead of what you knew in your gut was right.
You can reduce this outcome by taking time to check in with how you are feeling, if you have a random thought, make a note of it or better still act on it.
Here are several other ways I recommend to uncover, trust and reconnect with your trust worthy inner voice.
1. Start noticing all that you can with your five conventional senses.
You were given all of your senses for a reason Don't be tempted to move through life so quickly that you take them for granted. By slowing down and noticing your senses you can raise your sensitivity to your sixth sense.
2. Pay attention to your dreams.
When the cognitive mind is busy, it can override the intuitive right brain and the subconscious mind. It's as if it drowns out the signal of your intuition. But when you're sleeping, your cognitive mind rests and opens space for the subconscious mind to signal you in dreams. Keep a note pad or book by your bed if you wake and remember your dreams jot them down. Then you can look back on it and also check for any symbolism.
3. Get creative.
Engaging in creative activities, such as drawing, free-flow journaling, quiets the cognitive mind and allows your intuition to speak up. Free flow journaling was one of my favorite ways to connect with my intuition when I started on this journey fifteen years ago.
4. Test your hunches.
Got a feeling about something that is about to happen? Getting a sense that it will rain tomorrow even though the weather forecast says it won't? Do you just know your best friend's new guy is bad news? If you have feelings about what might happen in the future, write down your hunches, then check them later. See how often you were right. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
5. Consult your body
Your intuition speaks to you through your body, and the more you expand on this awareness, the more sensitive you become. If you get an uncomfortable physical feeling when you're trying to make a decision, pay attention. Do you feel light or heavy? Got a sick feeling in your gut? A tension headache? It could just be the result of stress responses activated by false fear, but it could also be your intuition ringing loud and clear.
Messages from your intuition tend to be quiet, so spending time in silence will help you hear and interpret these messages. If you've never meditated before you don't need to over complicate it. Just spent ten to fifteen minutes a day letting your thoughts come and go in a comfortable position.
7. Escape from your daily routine.
Get away. Slow down. Go on a retreat, take a sabbatical, or just spend a day in new surroundings with nothing planned. When you're overly busy, it's hard to be sensitive to the quiet voices of intuition. Try clearing your schedule and see if your intuition chimes in.
8. Spend time in nature.
Being in the natural world, away from technology and the cognitive mind's other temptations, can open up the kind of intuition we needed when we as a species lived outdoors and relied upon it to keep us safe from the elements, predators, and other true fear dangers.
9. Practice sensing into people before you know them.
See what kind of information you can get from observing people and feeling their energy before they talk or you learn anything about them. The more you tap into this energy, the more you'll realize you already know things you couldn't possibly be a coincidence.
10. Release your resistance.
This is probably one of most important. Don't call yourself crazy when you get an intuitive hunch. Often, the cognitive mind argues with intuition rather than trusting it. By doing this, you may rationalize yourself out of intuitive knowing that will lead you towards joy or even save your life.
The bottom line is we are all a work in progress. It takes patience, practice and a willingness for self-discovery, but once you awaken and connect with your intuition, anything is possible.
Oceans of Love Cx
Charlie Edwards - Best Selling Author & Editor in Chief @ Untamed Soul Magazine.
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