Why Learning To Trust Your Intuition Is The Key To Inspired Living

Published on: October 21, 2018

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Intuition Is A Real Force

“Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be Revelation.” — Eileen Caddy

Have you ever been compelled to do something on a particular occasion without knowing why? Do you ever get the impulse to call a friend and find out they need support at the time? If you sensed an inner voice prompting you that is your intuition. It is not a physical entity but a timeless force that is gentle and subtle which whispers and does not scream or plead with us. As we go about our day, our intuition speaks in subtle hints. To perceive it, we must keep a peaceful demeanour and thoughtfully listen to the voice within. Intuition is spontaneous. We can access intuition any time and often unexpectedly. We could be in the middle of a conversation with a co-worker and our intuition advises us they are burdened with a problem. This may prompt us to ask what is bothering them and open the door for a compassionate communication. Consider the words of spiritual author and my mentor Dennis Merritt Jones who writes in Your Redefining Moments: Becoming Who You Were Born to Be: “Accessing your intuitive guidance really does require you to enter the “wilderness” of that quiet place within you where no one else can follow. Your intuition is the very still voice arising from the authentic self.”

Intuition Is Associated More With Right Brain
“Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.” — Jonas Salk

Intuition is a real energy that guides and directs us if we are attentive. We can become in tune to this guidance if we take the time to recognise it. With intuition there is no striving or feelings of urgency. If we are pressed, rushed or anxious, it is not the fault of intuition but rather our over active thoughts. It is believed the left side of the brain is responsible for analytical thought while the right brain is connected with imagination and creativity. Our intuition plays its role through the right brain, impressing images in the mind’s eye. Meditation and visualisation helps us tune in to our intuition and access the right side of the brain. Therefore, we ought to find time daily to be in silence to visualise and allow our intuition to show us impressions and listen as it speaks. How do you feel about this? I realise it is difficult to do during a working day, but carving out time whether first thing in the morning or last thing at night is a good practice to awaken your inner wisdom.

Whether we appreciate the outcomes of our intuition, it is always working for us. Similar to a language, the more we learn to understand its finer points the more we use it. We are spiritual beings having a physical experience and intuition is always available to us. It is easy to forget the spiritual aspects of life and get caught up in the physical world. Go to work, come home, cook dinner, do the chores, etc. — it can become busy. Busyness diminishes the ability to perceive intuition. It is why we should take time each day to do nothing. Even 15 minutes is enough to retreat to a quiet place with no phone, no computer, no television, and no people. This time is devoted to our mental and emotional well-being. Use it to sit still and reconnect with yourself and observe the sound of nothingness. Move your attention away from your thoughts and to your body. Take a few deep breaths and relax. Let the worries and concerns melt away, since there is nowhere to go and nothing to do, other than to come home to yourself.

It makes sense to listen to our core self since our authentic self wants to connect with us. It never leaves our side, yet it is drowned out by the incessant thoughts dominated by the rational mind. All that is required is to notice our thoughts and be with them no matter how intense. Don’t judge them, just sit with them as you would a friend in need of attention. Similarly, being aware of your dreams can offer you clues about your waking life via: a feeling, an impulse or a key symbol. Do the images or symbols reappear throughout subsequent dreams? What messages do they contain about your waking life? Make the time you spend alone sacred because through this simple practice, you will begin to experience life differently. You may find yourself more relaxed and happy. You may experience your emotional wellbeing is enriched, the possibilities are endless if you take the time to honour the wisdom within. Intuition is ready to be a part of your life through inspired living. It will encourage you to grow emotionally, mentally, and physically because you are invested in the person who matters most. You may be led to a book that will revolutionise your business, a person who offers to mentor you, or a job opportunity you’ve dreamed of. Your intuition wants you to have a rewarding life but you must first collaborate and speak its language. Let today be the day you commit to taking more time to listen to your intuition. Allow it to influence your life in every way and it will be the gentle companion you come to call on more often.

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