Intuition is subtle. It is not an outside force that compels you, but rather a small inner voice that knows. ~ James Van PraaghEveryone is intuitive, however some people are more in tune with their intuition than others. Intuition is one of the most important skills you can develop; It is like an internal roadmap or compass which is uniquely yours.
Cast your mind to a time when you "knew" something without being told it or had a bad feeling about someone that turned out to be right. This is your intuition at work. To develop your intuition you need to practice listening to your thoughts and feelings and trusting yourself.
At times, it might seem easier to go with the flow or take other people's guidance on what you should or shouldn't do in a given situation, however though this might seem easier in the short term it means you hand over responsibility to others for your decisions. Doing this moves us further away from your intuition. Listening to and acting on your intuition might mean doing something different to usual, however notice the difference that you feel when you do what feels right for you rather than dismissing it or going with popular consensus, so as not to rock the boat.
Listening to and acting on our intuition takes courage. Listening to our intuition might mean going against the grain or doing something that people in your life don't agree with. It isn't predictable. However, when we start listening and acting on our intuition we start to go with the flow of what is right for us and our lives.
First impressions have the benefit of coming through before our "rational" mind gets involved. Notice your first thoughts about people or situations before you start over thinking.
To tap into your intuition you need to be able to observe what is going on both inside you and externally in your life. Intuition may come as a "hunch" or you may feel a certain way. You might literally hear the words or receive a "sign", for example noticing that you keep reading about the same topic. Developing your observation skills and being self aware will help you to pick up on your intuition more easily.
Quieten Your Mind
Our intuition is always present but we may need to quieten our minds and our lives to hear it. Intuition won't always linear or "obvious"; sometimes, it takes time and space to be able to hear what we need to hear. Meditation and yoga are both good practices that can help you quieten your mind and body down, which allows our intuitive voice through. Have you ever noticed how things seem clearer after a holiday or day away from the office? Our minds and bodies are relaxed, making it easier to see the wood for the trees and to listen to our intuition. Taking quiet time regularly gives you a "holiday" from the daily grind, which helps the intuitive voice come through.
Protect Your Energy
Protecting your energy is important in developing your your intuition. Intuition can be affected by the people around you, especially if they are energy vampires. Have you ever started doubting yourself around certain people? Protecting your energy and keeping yourself healthy and strong in mind and body, helps your intuition.
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