Posted on January 1st, 2010
“The only real valuable thing is intuition.” ~ Albert Einstein
Trusting intuition involves tuning out the external world and listening to internal cues; the gentle inner voice that reminds you to bring your umbrella even though the sun is shining; the goose bumps that quiver across your arms inviting you to pay close attention to the conversation; the image of a person that flashes through your mind just before they call on the phone. This is intuition in action.
Whenever we need to make a decision we can access intuition by centering within and listening to our inner voice, looking at the situation through spiritual eyes, or opening to our higher awareness. Each person has their favored way of intuiting situations, but all forms are available.
Some find it easiest to listen to body cues such as tingling sensations nudging them forward or a knot in the stomach warning them to stay back. This clear sensing is what many call a gut feeling, telling them to listen inwardly. Others rely on their inner voice or clear hearing to guide them towards or away from situations and people. It often sounds quiet and neutral, like a gentle Tibetan Monk calmly stating that going in this direction will lead to a peaceful path, but heading in that direction could be treacherous. And then there’s times when the inner voice screams loudly to ensure it gets your attention; “Get out now, the caller is in the house!”
Visual people may prefer to use their clear seeing or spiritual eyes to see the subtle energy dynamics within and between people and situations. This is a valuable tool to quickly and easily see the truth or reality of any situation. My personal favorite is clear knowing or higher wisdom, where you simply know what is going on or about to happen. Trusting intuition is natural for some, but takes time and practice for others. It’s important to turn down the analyzer that wants to assess people and situations from a logical point of view only. The analytical mind is great for doing such things as taxes, but limiting when looking for deeper answers and broader awareness.
Insights into Accessing Intuition
♦ How do you access intuition? What form of intuition comes most naturally to you? Which form is less accessible? What form would you like to develop?
♦ How often do you trust your intuition? What happens when you do? What happens when you don’t? Reflect over times you were grateful for your trusting intuition and times when you didn’t and wished you had.
♦ What supports you to trust intuition? What limits it or gets in the way? What can you do to trust your intuition more often?
Inspiration for Developing Intuition
♦ Set your intention to pay closer attention to intuitive nudges. With this simple intention you will begin to notice your inner voice, clear sensing, clear seeing or higher knowing.
♦ Follow your intuitive decisions. The next time your inner voice, sensing, or higher wisdom suggests something, follow it even if it goes against logic and see what happens. Start with small safe actions and then as you gain confidence and trust, follow bigger intuitive decisions.
♦ Play intuitive games such as intuiting who is calling when the phone rings, seeing an image of the weather later in the day, holding cards with a different color or shape on each and using your clear seeing to visualize what color or shape is on each card without looking, tuning into what others are feeling or thinking while having a conversation with them, and noticing the energy in different settings (such as a library, party, office, friend’s home).
If you have any questions on intuition or examples to share, please comment below.