Do you know the most common advice given by single women travelers to stay safe and have a good traveling experience?
Trust your intuition.
Listen to your gut.
Over and over again during my travels I’ve found that my intuition guides me.
Who to approach for directions? Which lane to walk through and which to avoid? Stick to original travel plans or explore something new? Trust this porter or that one with my luggage? Connect with those fellow travelers or continue reading my book?
Over every decision, big or small, my intuition has led the way.
And not only has it protected me over the years, it has opened up opportunities, adventures, and connections that I would’ve never experienced if my intuition didn’t speak up.
Once in New York, I felt guided to check out TimeOut magazine’s events and ended up at a shamanic healing circle in Central Park. It was one of the most incredible experiences of my life AND I met the co-producer of the Vagina Monologues.
But it’s not just with travel that our intuition helps.
It helps with everything.
Our intuition is like a constant companion, offering loving guidance that is of great benefit to us.
Women ask me how to hone their intuition. They tell me they can’t always distinguish between their intuition and just plain mind-chatter.
That is normal. We weren’t raised to trust our intuition. Its voice has gotten fainter and more timid over the years.
In order to bring it back we must feed it – with life, with energy, and with attention.
What we give energy to will inevitably grow.
The more we feed our intuition the louder and clearer its voice.
Intuition is the treasure of a woman’s psyche. (Tweet it)
Till it’s all we hear. Always. Everytime.
Everything else becomes background noise except for this inner guide, steering us in the right direction – cutting through the clutter and helping us see things for what they are, both in our inner and outer worlds.
Intuition simplifies things.
It saves us time and energy and keeps us from feeling overwhelmed.
We just know. Foods, relationships, projects, investments, and so forth.
Phew! What a relief when you don’t have to figure it all by yourself.
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.
Next week I’ll share more tips and inspiration to develop this precious gift.
Has your intuition talked to you recently? How would you like to develop it?