Last week I talked about how our intuition is an important guiding tool for us as women. Without it we are a bit handicapped honestly. Like my keys, wallet and phone, I don’t leave the house without it. Ha ha.
But intuition, fear-based thoughts and general mind-chatter can be confused with each other. Without a heightened sense of awareness we don’t always know whether this guidance is for our (and everyone else’s) higher good or just plain B.S.
Here are some ways to sharpen your intuitive voice:
- Acknowledge the little whispers
Like I mentioned in the last week’s post make it a point of being aware of ideas, flashes of inspiration, and intuitive feelings about day-to-day things that come to you. It could be the simplest things:
“Drink more water”
Don’t dismiss these flashes as “nothing”. Pause and say to yourself, “this is my intuition”. Spend a few moments seeing it, acknowledging it, and then offering gratitude for it.
Feed it. And it will grow.
- Listen to your body
Intuitive feelings often come accompanied with physical sensations and other sensory experiences. A sense of stillness and silence all around, or a feeling of relaxation, peace, expansiveness and lightness in the body is an indication that your intuition is speaking. On the other hand if your body feels tight, tense or uncomfortable chances are that you’re responding to a learned fear or mind-chatter.
- Spend time in nature
Have you noticed how birds land effortlessly onto branches or wires? Do you think the whole time they’re churning out time, distance and speed algorithms in their heads to get the perfect landing? No. They just know. So do you. There is an inherent intelligence guiding the plant and animal world that allows them to create, live and thrive. When we spend time in nature we can get out of our mind and access this higher intelligence and wisdom.
Intuition functions in a quantum leap. It has no methodological process. It simply sees things. (Tweet it)
- Honor your emotions
Our emotions offer a pathway to our intuition. The areas in the brain that process emotions are also the same that develop our intuitive capability. If we don’t embrace and process our emotions completely we are cut-off from our supply of the precious gift of intuition. This is our nature. I talk more about the connection between our emotions and our intuition in video #3 of the Stress Less Love More video course. Get it here. It’s free.
- Meditation and mindfulness (present moment awareness)
Ultimately our intuition is accessed when we move from our head, to our heart and finally into a state of oneness where everything and everyone is connected. All the recommendations above bring us to a state of heightened awareness where we get out of our own way and allow something greater to commune with us. A daily meditation practice and the resultant experience of mindfulness will help you develop your intuition faster and stronger.
Intuition is seeing with the soul.
– Dean Koontz (Tweet it)
Which of these resonated with you most?
What do YOU do to sharpen your intuition? Please share and add to the conversation.