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“When we are willing to let our intuition guide us, we make better decisions and can reduce the worry and stress we experience.” Heidi Richards Mooney
How many times have you heard that little voice deep inside say “do it” or don’t do it,” And you did the opposite because your logical mind told you to? How often were the results of listening to your logical mind less than favorable? Or how many times have you been grateful to your “higher power” for listening to that little voice? Is Your Intuition Your BEST Friend… or a Total Stranger?
That little voice, also known as our sixth sense or intuition can guide us to greatness if only we will listen. One such person is Albert Einstein. He believed in listening to his little voice. His intuition may have been what guided his very genius. He once said, “No problem can be solved from the same conciousness that created it. We must learn to see the world anew.” He practiced the skill of listening to his intuition to such an extent to become known the world over as one of the most intelligent men who ever lived.
We were all born with intuition. In fact, it is always ready to feed information to our conscious minds. The real skill comes in learning to apply it to your lives. Our intuition helps us to see possibilities we may have overlooked in our logical thought processes. Intuition is like a muscle of the mind. The more you use it, the stronger it gets.
Four ways to exercise your intuition:
1.Get out of your own way!
- Notice how you are feeling. Pay attention to what you are noticing. Use all five of your other senses. Make a note of everything you noticed. What did you notice going on inside you? Around you? Let yourself hear that little voice as you savor the experience of noticing your internal and external environment.
2.Let your sub-conscious mind do it’s job!
- With pen in hand, write down three questions (any three questions, the first three that come to mind) numbering them 1, 2, and 3. These questions could be challenges you are trying to solve. Don’t try to find the answers to the questions. The seed these questions plant will lead your subconscious into engaging in finding the answers via intuitive impressions or subtle hints to your conscious mind.
3.Notice the subtle “hints.”
- Often times we don’t recognize these hints or messages because they don’t make logical sense. Stop and notice what you are sensing. Breathe. Breathe deeply, concentrating only on the breaths you take. Allow the sense to take you where it wants to go. Do this for several minutes. Write down what you experienced.
4.Go back to the questions you wrote down in Step Two.
- Imagine that those subtle hints you experienced were the answer to one of the questions. The answers could have come in symbolic form or they could be clear and direct. With practice, you will be able to recognize and interpret the meanings of those symbols. If the symbolism is “fuzzy” perhaps you will need to restate the questions in clearer language. Perhaps they are not the questions your subconscious needs to answer right now. Listen to the answers and you will discover the questions.
When you learn to exercise you intuition you will make better decisions. You will learn to let go, eliminating worry and reduce the stress in your life. You will have more fun, become more spontaneous, meet new people and really experience life more fully. Isn’t it time to make your intuition your best friend?