What is Intuition?
"the ability to understand something instinctively, without the need for conscious reasoning.”
...and the definition of Living :
‘is the course of an individual's life, especially when viewed as the sum of personal choices contributing to one's personal identity.
In the same way that we have a digestive system, a cardiovascular system and a sensory system, we all have intuition. It is a tool that we are born with and is no different from any other of our senses. It’s a natural part of who we are. Some of us are born with stronger connection to our gut intuition, while for others it takes a little more work.
Intuition is the communication tool you have between you and your spirit, or soul. Just like you may concentrate on the gut for healthy digestion, you should be focusing on establishing connection to your intuition in order to find true health and alignment.
One of the easiest ways to get to know your intuition is to rewind and look at the times when you have ignored it. Hindsight can be useful to help us interpret the signs intuition is giving us and how we can work to trust it more in future.
Messages from your intuition tend to be quiet, so spending time in silence will help you to hear and interpret them. Meditation allows us to connect to a higher state of consciousness, and communication between the conscious mind and the physical body is dramatically enhanced. Meditation is a simple and effective way to tap into you inner dialogue. It slows the mind, calms the breath and relaxes the body. Meditation also teaches you how to slow down your fast paced mind and live in the present moment. When you are free from the burden of fear, worry, stress and uncertainty you can then reach the place where your intuition grows and evolves.
Many of us live in a fear based culture that is obsessed with trying to control life. We’re terrified of uncertainty, so we are constantly anticipating everything that might go wrong and doing everything within our power to guard ourselves against inevitable disaster. But in doing so we aren’t allowing life to just flow. You don’t need fear to protect you, you have your intuition a potent, trustworthy compass that will guide you to your true path.
Intuition continuously guides you to play at higher and higher levels. And as you do, you will walk away from what you thought your life was towards a life that has yet to fully manifest. In the meantime, you learn to trust the unknown and become comfortable with not having all the details. It is here that irrational optimism is a useful mindset. You can view your life as being an empty shell of what it used to be, or you can see it as being prepared for new, with exciting arrivals that only Life can see.
Honouring your intuition, honoring your true Self, takes great courage. It may not be easy in the short term to act on your intuition, but what price do you pay by not listening to it? Trust that nothing is revealed to you intuitively if it is not in your highest interest, even if that means making some tough choices (or easy choices) in your life. However your intuition guides you, it is always in service of your well-being.
“There is something in every one of you that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in yourself. It is the only true guide you will ever have. And if you cannot hear it, you will all of your life spend your days on the ends of strings that somebody else pulls.” ~ Howard Thurman