“It is always with excitement that I wake up in the morning wondering what my intuition will toss up to me, like gifts from the sea. I work with it and rely on it.
It’s my partner.” -Jonas Salk
Intuition is defined in Wikipedia as the ability to acquire knowledge without inference or the use of reason. I like to define it as opening up to (and learning to trust) our inner wisdom.
We are involved in a fascinating time in human history. Malnourished from years of patriarchal fear-based conditioning and abuse of power, our once steadfast rules are coming undone, paving the way for a welcome and radical change. The world is shedding her collective ego and opening her heart. Intuitive, creative, and compassionate human beings, (many of whom are women) are part of a welcome paradigm shift.
This heart opening, inner knowing or gut instinct guides many through the ebb and flow of life. Go against your gut and you will often experience an event you could have avoided… had you listened. How many times have you heard yourself or others say, I knew better, I wish I would have followed my instincts?
Developing Your Intuition
If you want to develop your intuition, you have to learn to trust yourself. Over analyzing every decision in your life can create confusion and mental paralysis. If you don’t trust yourself you may spend endless amounts of time looking for validation and external data to support your decision. What if you began to tune into your body and notice how you feel when something big comes up? When faced with an obstacle, invitation or opportunity, check in with how you feel. Your first instinct will almost always be true for you. A healthy combination of factual information + active intuition = GOLD.
With so much information flying at us from our friends, family, the internet, TV, radio, blogs, podcasts etc., It’s easy to lose track of your inner-voice. The only way to listen to your intuition is being open and available for your small voice. The small voice or inner-voice that has been with you since you were born. You can tune into your intuition when you allow your mind to relax. Mediation is a great way to clear the clutter from your mind while opening the door to your inner-voice. Sit. Breathe. Empty your mind. Even a few minutes each day will make a positive impact on your life. Create some time to be still and notice what comes up for you.
When you develop your intuition and you will tap into a wellspring of wisdom within. You deserve to step into your intuitive power.
1. Do you trust your sense of knowing?
2. Have you been burned by NOT following your instincts? What did that look like for you?
3. What will you do today to develop and honor your intuition?
Ready to amp up your intuition? I recommend reading “You Already Know What to Do” by Sharon Franquemont
“I feel there are two people inside me – me and my intuition. If I go against her, she’ll screw me every time, and if I follow her, we get along quite nicely.”