When’s the last time you said to yourself, “I wish I hadn’t trusted my intuition!”
Hmmm… never? I thought so.
I’ve learned to trust the wisdom of my intuition the hard way. I’ve learned from my mistakes and I’ve paid the price.
Ignoring my intuition has been, shall we say, costly.
There was that time I was driving a little too fast on the highway and ignored the image of a cop car that popped in my head—I ignored the intuitive “Yo! Cop car!” and kept speeding. And guess what? There indeed was a police officer up ahead hiding in the bush and I got a juicy ticket.
That’s how I learned. The hard way.
I got the ticket (ouch), hired the wrong employee (even though I had a weird feeling in the pit of my stomach), signed a less than favorable contract (while feeling a strange sense that a rope was tightening around my neck), and I learned by not listening.
I’ve had years of practice and now I’m damn good at intuition. I’ve graduated to become a Master of Intuition. I’ve learned to recognize this divine whisper, this “gut feeling,” and most of all I’ve learned that when I listen and act on it, everything gets easier.
When I tap into the wisdom of my intuition I create a life of ease, boundless abundance and freakin’ miracles.
And now? I teach women entrepreneurs how to tap into their own intuition to create a thriving business and an extraordinary life.
Here are 6 tips to help you recognize, listen to and act on your intuition:
1.) Intuition is NOT the fearful, criticizing, nasty little voice in your head. Your intuition is soft (and kind) and to hear it you must quiet the crazy voice.
How do you quiet the crazy voice? The only way I know to do that is meditation. Quiet your mind through meditation and you’ll create space for your intuition to come through.
2.) Intuition is clouded by knowledge & logic so don’t analyze the intuitive information you get, not at first. Intuition is divine guidance disguised as inspiration, insight, a-ha’s or a genius idea that seemingly springs out of nowhere.
The intuitive information you get may not make sense (at first) but if you move from intuitive openness to analytical craziness you’ll mess up the signal. For example, when you see the cop car image in your mind don’t say: “Why do I see a cop car? This doesn’t make any sense!”
Take a mental note, slow down and playfully wait for the “proof” (the cop hidden in the bush.) It’ll make sense, later.
3.) Intuition is often soft and fleeting so you must catch it when it comes. When you get an intuitive hit, stop what you’re doing, pay attention and write down the feeling/word/dream or message you’ve just received. This way you can start tracking how your intuition speaks to you. Which brings me to the next tip…
4.) Intuition speaks to everyone differently. I get intuitive hits via images and feelings but you could get a word, feel a tingly physical sensation or get messages in a dream. When you get an intuitive hit, it’ll feel a little magical, kind of other-worldy.
5.) Be playful and start small. As you’re learning to recognize your intuition have fun with it! See if you can intuitively guess who is calling you (don’t peek at your phone ya’ll) and don’t bet all your money on the next lottery ticket because you saw numbers in your dream.
Start small, build a trusting relationship with your intuition and work your way up to the bigger things like betting all your money on the next big stock because you have a strong gut feeling. I’m just kidding, I would never tell you to do that. Really, your intuition couldn’t care less if you won the lottery which brings me to the last tip…
6.) Use your intuition for your highest good and the highest good of all. Your intuition will serve you best when you tap into its wisdom to be of service to the world, to honour your deep heart’s desire and fulfill your life purpose .
Your intuition wants you to thrive. Are you ready to meet your new best friend?
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Assist. Ed: Jade Belzberg / Ed: Catherine Monkman