I’m going to assume that we’ve all heard of the saying “follow your gut.” If you haven’t, it’s ok. It’s just a common phrase I’m used to hearing. Now here is the important connection: following your “gut” is a way of saying, how do you feel? Intuition is an inner feeling. It’s NOT a forced thought! It’s an inner knowing that invigorates some sort of feeling. This can be a “good” feeling or a “not so good” feeling. All with the purpose of guiding you in a direction that serves you.
Intuition can happen instantaneously or maybe later than expected. It depends on the situation and how in-tune you are with your feelings. So how do you follow this “inner feeling?” Your first step is to acknowledge that you have this natural gift and IT IS within you.
Here are some ways to develop your intuition…
Meditate: Meditation is key to becoming more intuitive. Through meditation, you can learn to quiet your mind, calm your emotions, listen to your body, access higher wisdom, resolve personal issues, come up with solutions and decisions that reflects your truth. Meditation can open doors to transform yourself and your path in life.
Embrace Nature: You embrace nature by taking time to go outside and observe it. Put your devices away (you can do it!), get out of the house, take a simple walk in nature and allow yourself to recognize how you feel. View the stars in the night’s sky. Open a window and just listen. Taking some time to observe nature helps quiet all of the “hustle and bustle” in our busy lives and allows a sense of peace to overcome and fulfill us. This ultimately tunes you in to your inner guidance and strengthens your feelings.
Physical Activity: Physical activity is another way to develop your intuition. Walking, running, biking, swimming, or doing something that requires no attention like washing dishes, laundry, or showering. You intuitively clear your mind of distractions and focus on yourself.
Trust Yourself: This may sound easy, but may be the most difficult to overcome. Many of us are raised to follow someone else’s rules. We go to school to learn a certain way, we get jobs to work for someone else with their rules, we listen and follow a multitude of media that infuse our minds with all sorts of information, we get concerned over what other people think of us, we listen to “societies” rules of conformance. And without realizing it, we move away from our own thoughts and let society guide our choices. If this has become you, try the previous three ways to develop your intuition and allow yourself to “Trust Yourself!” You will be amazed at how well this will work and how positive you will feel.