Intuition has been a hot topic lately. You've probably heard the terms "intuitive" and "intuition" buzzing around. But when was the last time you thought about what listening to your intuition really means?
These days we are bombarded by people, blogs, articles and more telling us what we "should" and "should not" do, eat or think. All of the advice out there is well intended. But at the end of the day this has us constantly looking outside of ourselves for the answers and no longer trusting our inner gut feeling.
Our intuition is the most powerful gift we have been given. It allows us to be the most pure, truthful and vibrantly aligned version of ourselves. Have you ever experienced a time when everything seemed to fall into place? You walk up to order a cup of tea and immediately behind you a huge line forms... you forget about a meeting and then check your email to see it was cancelled... and then on top of it all you find $20 on the ground right before lunch time - Ahhhh bliss!!!! You are constantly at the right place at exactly the right time!
When we are connected to our truth aka intuition, we will be rewarded and we will most certainly feel supported. Whether you are deciding on something huge like whether or not to stay at your so-so job or something small like what to eat for lunch - your intuition has you covered. It is when we don't listen to that inner gut feeling that we get into trouble. As much as we wish there was a secret remedy or magic answer outside of ourselves - it is us who knows best. All we have to do is listen and trust.
With a little inward reflection and dedication, you can absolutely reconnect to the inner voice of your intuition.
So where do we start?
STEP 1: Identify intuition vs. sassy bully
We will begin by getting to the bottom of your internal dialogue so you can get clarity on what your intuition sounds like in comparison to your sassy bully. Everything we do in life either comes from a place of love or fear. It's that simple.
For example you can workout extra hard and extra long to work off that slice of pizza you had (fear) OR you can go to yoga because you love the way it makes you feel (love). Another example - if a guy doesn't call when he said he would you can either freak out and tell yourself he doesn't like you and you're so foolish (fear) OR you can tell yourself he must be busy, but either way you're enough and know you're worthy of love (love). This can be applied to anything in life! You're sassy bully comes from fear and your intuition comes from love. Your intuition is the antidote to your sassy bully (THANK GOODNESS!). That voice in your mind that is nurturing, loving, encouraging and supportive is your intuition while the negative self-talk and fear-town commentary belongs to your sassy bully.
STEP 2: Identify what "yes" and "no" feel like in your body
Next, let's get you connected to what it feels like when your intuition is telling you "yes" or "no".
- Close your eyes and think about something you feel 100% certainty about - an absolute yes! Visualize to the best of your ability. Begin to bring awareness to how you feel. Do you feel light and happy? Do you feel open and peaceful? Next bring your attention to the body sensations you experience. Is there a fluttering in your chest? Are there butterflies in your stomach? What about feeling a sense of lightness?
- Close your eyes and think about something that is an absolute no for you. Visualize to the best of your ability. Begin to bring awareness to how you feel. Do you feel heavy and sad? Do you feel introverted and nervous? Next bring your attention to the body sensations you experience. Is there a downward energy flowing through your body? Do you feel any clenching, aches or pains? If so, where?
- Take a mental note or write down your experiences. You now know what it feels like when you're intuition is telling you "yes" or "no". The next time you are dealing with a difficult decision, close your eyes and observe how you feel - this will provide you with so much clarity!
STEP 3: Ground yourself
The last and final step to reconnecting with your intuition is to ground yourself. This means taking the time to relax, close your eyes and focus on your breath. Maybe this means taking a bath or laying down - just create a calming environment for yourself. Once you feel calm and centered, close your eyes and think about your two choices. Begin to observe how each choice makes you feel by noticing your body and it's physical sensations (see STEP 2). Which option makes you feel the same way your "yes" feels? And which makes you feel the same way your "no" feels?
Congratulations, beautiful! You have officially reconnected with your intuition!! This exercise takes time and each time you do it you will get clearer and clearer and trust more and more. Let us know how you go in the comments below!
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with lots of love,
hannah & marisa