“The primary wisdom is intuition.” The American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson said. Intuition is something we all have. It is that small feeling inside that so often leads us to the correct choice.
What would happen if we learned to tap into our own innate intuition on a daily basis?
How do you get to know your intuition better?
First of all, start to watch out for hunches, feelings, ideas that crop up. Pay attention to the voice that accompanies it. Is it gentle, positive, supportive? If it’s aggressive, domineering, or using scare- mongering tactics it’s more likely to be your gremlin. If you’re getting a feeling of warning, is it a loud and threatening one (gremlin) or an insistent “knowing” one (intuition).
The scary thing about trusting your intuition when it’s new to you, is that it’s not based on logic and often what it suggests to you cannot be justified logically. But with practice and trust, you’ll learn that the “knowing” that something is the right thing to do is in your best interests. It’ll be easier to shrug off your own gremlin and that of others (who will fear for your best interests on your behalf).
The key to developing the all essential trust is to start small. Don’t make life-changing decisions based on your intuition if you’re not familiar with it (you might still be confusing your two inner voices). Do ask your intuition to guide you with smaller decisions, and wait for the gentle knowing feeling to arrive. Don’t expect an instant answer, but watch out for it – it will come, and you’ll know it when it does.
Over time, as you tune in more and more, you’ll find you suffer less and less with worry or anxiety. You’ll trust all will work out well, and often you’ll find it works out better than you could ever have imagined!
Here are ways to help you learn to develop your intuition:
Meditating means finding peace within. If your mind and heart are cluttered with a lot of baggage, you won’t be able to quiet down that part of you that can initiate intuition. There are so many ways to meditate: take a yoga class, or just simply practice some breathing that could bring you straight to Zen.
By staying positive, you attract good energy that would be able to easily recognize imminent feelings and events.
Perform self-hypnosis or you can avail of hypnotic programs that can strengthen your intuition.
Just let go
Let go of all your inhibitions and head to a quiet place where you can find out where the letting go has brought you. Sometimes you just have to listen to the voice within you, and that voice wouldn’t come out unless you let go.
After letting go of your inhibitions and all those little things that prevent you from thinking and feeling clearly, by no means expect an answer right away. Give it a little time.
Trust your first impressions
When you see someone for the first time and think that he is a bit too arrogant for your taste, chances are that impression actually holds true. Most of the time, first impressions are brought by intuition.
So why don’t we use our intuition more?
There are so many ways we sabotage our intuition all the time. We hurry so much that we don’t take time to listen to our intuition. We let our ego control us, and insist on being in charge and controlling everything around us. The ego is threatened by the presence of your intuition.
We confuse intuition with fear and wishful thinking. When we stay in our heads and let our emotions control us, we lose the gift of what our intuition can offer.
We think we can force intuition just like we can pedal a bike or pump weights. Intuition comes where and when invited, but not on demand.
We insist on staying in our logical, rational, analytical thinking as the only way to find solutions to problems or make decisions or find solutions. When we are centered, using all our emotional intelligence tools and habits, intuition can flood us with many creative alternatives that the intellect could not conceive.
We believe we don’t need to learn tools, skills and habits to master our intuition. By getting trapped in the endless loop of our heads, we never get a chance to develop our intuition to see how good it can become.
Intuition promotes good communication. It makes you more sensitive to the people around you; it often keeps you from hurting those you love because you are able to understand them. It also makes you far more creative. Intuition means releasing added creative juice. Finally, intuition has a healing power. This healing power is not in the physical sense, but in delving deep into your soul to get rid of all negative energy buried there.
Intuition is helpful, because every now and then it leads you to something that cannot be achieved otherwise. A lot of lives have been saved by intuition alone. Decisions are easier made if armed by this gift.
Take time each day to practice developing intuition. You will not have to wait long to see the positive results doing so brings about.