Have you ever just had that feeling that something was right, or wrong for you? Maybe you finally acted on something that that “little voice in your head” repeated over and over to you- and you wished you would have just done it sooner. This is your intuition trying to get your attention. The “little voice” is actually not all that little- it is larger than life and if you let it, it will guide you down the river of life with more grace, ease, and joy than you ever imagined possible.
The voice of your intuition belongs to your higher self- the one that knows you better than your ego thinks it does. Learning to trust this little fellow in the back of your head can be easier said than done but is certainly worth your while. Ignoring your intuition can feel like a long slow death to your soul.
Like almost all things we seek- a little perseverance is in order, and a whole lotta faith. I think it’s important to note that we aren’t actually seeking anything here, this magical program comes preinstalled in our database. We just have to tap into it.
So, we understand that intuition is that voice in our head that guides us to make perfect choices for ourselves. Let me give you some tips as to how to learn to trust this inner guidance.
1. Intuition Speaks Immediately
Practice noticing the very first thing that comes to mind when asked a question or preparing to make a decision. The intuition speaks immediately- it doesn’t have to ponder and decide- it knows already exactly what is best for you. You can practice this on something as simple as choosing foods at the grocery store. Your bodies innate intelligence will tell you exactly what it is that you need. As you begin to notice, start paying attention to how your body feels as you act on these truths- tense, relaxed, empowered. Just observe and take note. Trust the flow.
2. Chills = Truth
Chills and butterflies. Have you ever experienced chills after listening to a beautiful piece of music or an empowering speech? Butterflies when embarking on a new project that delights you? This is not to be ignored. This is a direct means of communication from spirit- our higher self- wrapping us in hugs of sensation and telling us to proceed. For me, chills and butterflies equal truth.
3. Intuition Strengthening
Spending time activating the third eye chakra, our center of inner knowing, can assist us in strengthening our ability to live intuitively. There are many meditations, yoga poses, stones, and essential oils to help us charge this center. Simply directing our gaze out through the third eye, whether behind closed eyes or open, will begin to awaken this center.
4. The 4 “Clairs”
Every one of us is wired differently and receives information in different ways. Paying attention to how you receive information will help you tremendously as you learn to build and trust this gift. I invite you to avoid feeling threatened by these “clairs.” We are all innately psychic- our current programming has us believing otherwise. All these senses need is a little attention and some fine tuning, a belief in magic, and you are on your way!
Clairaudience, or “clear hearing”
Do you have a voice that speaks clear messages to you- or maybe even not so clear messages? It’s important to know as you are learning to trust your intuition that your intuition will not talk to you like a piece of garbage. It is most definitely your dear friend the ego speaking when it says something like, “Get off your fat ass and do something.” Don’t worry, deciphering these voices all comes with patient attention.
Clairvoyance, or “clear seeing”
Maybe you see visions in your mind’s eye of events or objects. These are like little sacred clues to the puzzle of your life.
Clairsentience or “clear feeling”
This gift of intuition sends the messages straight to your body. Chills, warmth, pain, dizziness, or emotional feelings of sadness, anger, or love- all ways of speaking to you.
Claircognizance or “clear knowing”
Ever just known something to be true without any other signs or clues? Charge this bad boy up and imagine how empowering it would be to walk around just knowing what is wrong and right for you?! Yes, please.
There are few ways that will fine tune your intuition as well as meditation. If you want to talk to someone about the struggles of beginning and maintaining a meditation practice, I’m your gal. For whatever reason the rebel inside of me has fought this one tooth and nail- the voice of my ego has come up with every reason in the book to get out of my “set” meditation time.
“But Kelsey, wouldn’t it be much more worth your while to shop for shoes you don’t need on Zappos?”
“Ahem, Kelsey, you have about a million household tasks to complete, your sanity can wait.”
“Kelsey- you are simply too busy to be farting around, sitting in silence.”
As soon as you get it through your head, and notice how much this practice will benefit you, it becomes easier to incorporate into your day. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again- PERSERVERENCE is key here. Find a technique that works for you or try this heart chakra awakening guided meditation. You can’t do this practice wrong. We are simply retraining the mind to not be attached to our thoughts. Start with 20 minutes a day or two. Put a system into place that feels right for you. I love to help- comment below with any questions or concerns.
6. Energy Insights
I have a dear friend who does works of wonder in learning to trust your intuition and empower your journey. She holds different thoughts and ideas (all which is energy) and has you practice feeling them in order to make intuitive life decisions through energy insights. She offers unwavering support in learning to trust this inner wisdom. Words can’t explain what a gift her and her work have been on my journey. Jeanne can be found here.
All this being said, begin your journey to living intuitively and watch the gifts it brings. We are such powerful beings and each step we take to living in higher consciousness effects the entire planet in a positive light. With that, I thank you!