I used to think I wasn’t one of those “intuitive” people. That I didn’t have the gift, or whatever it was. That other people knew more than me. That they were more special than me.
In fact, I spent A LOT of money on intuitive coaches, both for business and personal support, trying to get someone else to come up with the answers for me. I ignored my own emotions and thoughts about what decisions I should make because deep down I didn’t trust myself.
In the end (after a number of missteps), I realized that while those coaches could offer certain insights, at the end of the day I had to be able to trust myself and my own intuition. But where to start?
I know I am not alone in having had this experience. So many of the women I work with come to me because they are craving deeper connection- they want to be able to trust their own inner voice.
So if that is you as well, here are a couple of places to start:
1) Find out how your intuition speaks to you.
Think about a time when you should have done X or shouldn’t have done Y but did it anyway. In the end, it didn’t turn out the way you wanted and you were left hitting your head on the wall because you knew better. But how did you know?
Before you made that decision, how did the nudge come to you? A vision? A voice? A gut feeling? An emotion? A smell? How do you get your nudges? (It is common for people to have one or two primary ways their nudges come to them- as you develop your intuition, the other pathways will become clearer as well.)
2) Build your intuition muscle.
Try to pay more attention to when those nudges come. Add a pause before making a decision- what do you notice? Add a pause before you do something, even something as simple as driving, and ask a question like, “Which way should I go today?” See what comes up. (Start small- as you are building your intuition muscle, do not start with the big, life-altering questions. Too much pressure!)
3) Listen to your emotions.
If you still are feeling overwhelmed trying to figure out how your intuition speaks to you, listen to your emotions. Your emotions are a wonderful built-in guidance system. How does a particular decision make you feel? Excited? Scared? Does it feel right in your body?
Ready to develop and trust your intuition along with an amazing group of women?Register here for the Foundations for Healing and Whole Living course. (Registration closes this Friday, October 7th.)
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To your vibrant life,