“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” –Steve Jobs
Intuition is not as woo-woo as some may think. We all have it but not all are attuned to it. In fact, intuition is just as natural as breathing. It is always there, whether we are aware of it or not. When I was growing up, I was intuitively sensitive, but was taught that if something didn’t make logical sense, then it simply was not real.
As I began to spiritually open up in my 30’s, I was relieved to reunite with the unspoken truth I had known my entire life. The answers to all of our questions–profound or simple–lie within our own heart and spirit. Yes, the answers truly are within! We hear this over and over in movies and stories because it is a universal truth. Sometimes it takes time for our conscious minds to catch up to our intuitive leads, but the answers are always there. The heart and spirit make us who we are at our very core. They are the unseen aspects that often lie dormant until the ego and rational mind learn to work together in a more trusting relationship with our intuitive self.
Life is full of joys, challenges and mysteries. Intuition can assist us in navigating through life with faith, trusting we already possess everything we need to live a beautiful life even if all of the details are not yet in place.
We can let go of trying to make sense of the small stuff or controlling the outcomes, which opens the way for divine guidance to enter. The Universe supports us and works in concert with our deeper self, which knows what is best for us even before our rational mind has a clue. When we are connected to our intuitive self, we receive these clues more readily. By simply trusting, we allow magic, miracles, and synchronicities to abundantly bless our lives. Whether it’s your next paycheck, an important decision or feeling out a new situation, involving our intuition infuses our experiences with extra momentum.
A couple of ways to align your intuitive self with your cognitive self are through regular meditation and positive affirmations. Both allow us to tap into subconscious waters while acknowledging our conscious mind. You will begin to see, hear, feel, and know more acutely.
What does intuition feel like, look like, sound like? Well, that’s about as individual as a fingerprint. Every one has his/her own methods of receiving and interpreting the information or “signs” they get. A lot of people experience intuitive messaging but do not interpret it as such. For example, upon meeting someone for the first time, your logical mind approves of his smile, clothing, and conversation shared. Everything checks out okay on the surface. However, when further speaking with this person, you notice tightness in your neck and a sinking feeling in your stomach. On the drive home, you either forget about or shrug off the physical sensations that arose during the meeting. You may tell yourself, Maybe I slept funny last night… or Maybe it was something I ate... In other words, the situation and your impressions may seem totally unrelated, but often times these bits of information are, in fact, connected and DO mean something. Do yourself a favor, and listen.
Our instincts may steer us away from–or toward–someone or something. It is that inner guide that we all possess. We can help ourselves by exploring and listening to the underlying messages we receive. You can approach intuition as an experiment, and you may be surprised at how accurate you are. I’ve saved a lot of time and energy listening to my intuitive leads on people and situations. And it has become quite fun to play with the possibilities, too!
Some may say I’m a dreamer, random, or irrational for following my heart. However, the freedom in trusting myself is of the utmost value and it is also what makes my life a hospitable, joyful place. Of course, we are social beings and do care to some degree what others’ think of us. However, we must not let that quiet our voices or deter our paths.
There will be as many opinions as there are people in this world, and we were born with one heart and one spirit for a reason. We must be true to ourselves no matter how others around us may perceive our choices. And when the miracles start happening, simply smile and thank your invisible ally!
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