What is Intuition?
Intuition is knowing without words, sensing the truth without explanations. It operates beyond time and space and is a link to your higher self. Intuition knows that past, present, and future are simultaneous, and can see the whole of any event. It often speaks to you as the playful child that would lure you away from a harder path to a more joyful one. Your intuition is always leading you toward aliveness and joy, and out of stuck places. Your intuitive mind synthesizes information in a flash, giving you answers to problems and decisions. It shows you the most effective steps to take to achieve your goals and dreams.
Often intuition comes to you as fleeting feelings, thoughts, or sensations that you barely notice until later, when you look back and think, “Yes, I had a feeling to do this, or not to do that.” You can make these intuitive feelings more visible, so that you notice them and can act upon them. You can learn to distinguish between the quiet voice of your intuition that is showing you a good choice or direction, versus the often louder voice of your fears and doubts that want to stop you from doing new things and taking risks.
You are already intuitive, and are probably receiving intuitive guidance in many ways. Your body may be speaking to you, giving you hints of the healthy and healing foods it would like to eat. Your emotions may be speaking to you, telling you to follow your heart, take a risk, and do something you love in some area of your life. Your mind may be speaking to you, bringing you intuitive messages and dropping new ideas into your head. Your spiritual intuition may be guiding you to explore new inner places and to try out new spiritual practices.
Why follow your Intuition?
Your intuition guides you to do new things, to be in the flow, to experience more grace and ease, to follow your heart, and guides you to be in the right place at the right time. It is the voice of your soul and higher self communicating with you to show you how to follow your higher path and to live your higher purpose.
Following your intuition leads you to taking good care of yourself, your health, and your emotions, and to having improved relationships with people. It can make your career, creative endeavors, and work life better, more enjoyable, and even effortless. Following your intuition can increase the flow of money and prosperity in your life, for as your internal guide and teacher, it is always showing you what to do to increase the flow of energy. Money is one symbol of energy flow in your life, and as you act upon your intuitive guidance, you can experience more aliveness and flow in all areas.
When you follow your intuition, you have more energy moving through you – you are in the flow, you feel alive! When you don’t follow your intuition, life can become a struggle, like swimming against the tide. You can train your intellect to listen to your intuitive knowingness, and learn not to ignore, discount, or contradict the intuitive feelings you are getting. You can trust your own inner knowingness, and make yourself the authority of what is right for you.
What is your Intuition telling you now?
Think of these areas of your life and ask yourself, “Is there some intuition I have, some feeling of something I need to do, or stop doing?” If there is, let that become more visible to you now, or in the following few days, to show you how to be on a higher path in these areas:
- My body, health, and physical well-being
- My career, job, and daily activities
- My relationships with my family, friends, co-workers, and others
- My relationship to money, prosperity, financial independence
- Spiritual Growth – what is next for me?
As you review each area, notice if one stands out for you. Ask yourself if there is something you are getting a feeling to do differently, or to change. Have the intention for your inner guidance to become clearer to you, so that you can recognize what it is showing you. The only action you need to take right now, if you are not sure what to do, is to ask that your intuition become stronger and clearer so you can take action on it. ~Orin&Daben