Intuition, according to the Oxford dictionary, is a thing that one knows or considers likely from instinctive feeling rather than conscious reasoning. Your inner voice, or gut feeling, a sensation or a hunch. Your intuition is a powerful force that you hold within you. An intimate and instinctual asset that is so often ignored or unused. We are taught to be rational – to look at facts and think logically. With technology, we have an abundance of information right at our fingertips. So much so, that we don’t even need to stop and think, let alone feel, when trying to find a solution or assess a situation. We have so much distrust and discomfort in relying on our intuition, when in fact it is there to guide us and should be welcomed and respected.
Have you ever walked into a house and just known that it was the right one? Or wrong one!? Or have you ever met someone and had a ‘bad feeling’ about them only to discover something untoward after? Or, as a mother, have you had a moment when you just knew something was wrong with your baby despite there being no blatant signs why? Or how about crazy ‘coincidences’ or omens that are seemingly guiding you towards something – even if you try to ignore them or fob them off! These feelings and occurrences are your intuition. The more you are open to receiving this sense, the more you will realize its force. Your intuition will often guide you to an answer, even if it also causes you to be at war with your own logical mind – which will sometimes happen! Just trust the process. Trust in yourself. Just like you can choose to ignore your intuition, you can also nurture and call on it when needed.
Tips to nurture your intuition:
Write down your feelings and synchronicities and reflect from time to time. You will be amazed how much you already knew, had you listened.
Set your intentions around receiving rather than ignoring. Be still and un-busy yourself. Don’t be too busy to notice when your intuition is tapping you on the shoulder.
3. Be mindful.
Listen. Really listen, without judgement. Act mindfully when dealing with emotions. When you are too emotionally ‘worked up’ and just not feeling like yourself, you are disconnected from your true inner self, and as such, your intuition.
It is so easy to dismiss your gut feelings when your brain is telling you that there is no rationale behind those feelings, but the power lies in receiving and balancing that oh so powerful intuition we hold within us to bridge the gap between our conscious and unconscious mind. Trust your intuition and see what happens… Is there a moment in your life where you trusted your intuition and it effected a decision you had to make? We would love to hear about it by leaving a comment below!