Our intuition is a powerful way to reassure us if we are on the right path, or if we need to make decisions to move towards something new. But what is intuition and how do we access it? In this blog, I am giving you my game plan that consists of 2 steps to access our intuition.
In order to listen or follow our intuition, we first need to learn to connect with it and give it a voice. This can be especially difficult as the mind chatter and sometimes anxiety can get in the way and confuse us. How do we differentiate between intuition and anxious thoughts? As I see it, anxious thoughts are very busy, this way, that way, and everything in between. Anxious thoughts tend to lean more into fear and the great “what if’s” of any situation.
In contrast, intuition feels calmer and is “louder” than the anxious mind chatter. I often find that intuition is accompanied by a profound sense of calm. A knowing that is difficult to explain. Intuition can be felt in the body as well. A heaviness, a relaxing and reassuring feeling.
In order to benefit from using your own intuition- you need to be able to provide it space and trust in order for it to guide you. Here is my 2-step plan when I am struggling with a decision and seek intuition for guidance:
- I find myself a quiet space and begin with some deep breaths. I close my eyes and lay my hands on my stomach – the solar plexus area as this is where intuition lives. (You know the “gut feeling”)
- I ask myself to let my intuition guide me and provide me with the knowledge I am seeking. 10/10 times, I will lean into this and find clarity for what I must do.
Here’s the other part: once you have connected with this part of yourself, you need to trust it and act on it.
As you continue to do this, you will tune in more often to your intuition and be able to trust yourself so much more.