How to Access Your Intuition to Make Big Life Decisions - Part 1
Have you ever tried to rationalize your way to the “right” decision?
You make the Pros and Cons list. You mull back and forth between every option, but you still feel unsettled. You feel that get uncomfortable knot in your stomach and decide to procrastinate making the big decision.
One of the themes that’s come up in my life right now is listening to and using my intuition. I’ve realize just how many of our decisions are made using our logical mind, not our heart and soul. When we ignore our intuition, our life feels off track.
In Part 1 of this series, I’m going to talk about how to HEAR that voice and in Part 2 - I’m going to talk about how to make decision with it.
Why bother with Intuition?
Your intuition is your connect to your soul. You know how some people are naturally gifted in the arts or numbers or dance? Those aren’t accidental talents. We all have unique gifts and talents to bring forth in the world and they are imprinted in your being.
You are here to bring your gifts into the fullest and greatest expression in your lifetime. Your intuition is that voice that nudges you in the right direction so you can make that happen.
In other words, following your intuition will lead to the happiest, most successful and meaningful life for you!
How to Hear of the Voice of Your Intuition
Create Space. For most of us, the voice of your intuition needs time to come out. If I’ve been trying to rationalize the “best decision” for myself and suddenly remember to ask my intuition for guidance - the right answer doesn’t come up right away. I have to give myself some space and time. This can be literal space, like getting out of my office and outdoors, or time space.
Have you ever said, “I’m going to sleep on it?” We instinctively know that having that space of the a couple hours of sleep will give us clarity. The clarity that comes through is your intuition.
Ask Questions. If you don’t have the luxury of a whole night to sleep on it, that’s fine. Your intuition only needs to a few seconds. The way to do this is ask yourself questions. My favourite is, “is it in my highest and best good to do _____?” And I give myself a 2-3 questions to see what comes up. Hold onto that first answer. How does it feel in your body? Don’t like your rational mind come it and try to dissect why it’s good or not. Then if you want even more confirmation try journalling the answer out.
Journal. This favourite way to access my inner guidance because the directions could not be more clear. The voice of your intuition will always be supportive and loving. It might challenge to you be brave, but in a loving way. Your intuition is always aligned with your true inner values (like freedom, peace, and ) vs. the value of the world (ego, guilt, greed, success, fame).
The way I like to do this is to write out my questions, and ask, “Highest Self, Inner Wise Self (whatever you prefer to call it), I welcome you to speak through me now.” And keep writing until for at least 10-15 minutes to get your full answer out. I always find that voice to loving and guiding.
Practice. If you’re not used to listening for your intuition, it will seem odd at first to actually do what your intuition tells you. For now, practice using your intuition with little things. When you’re first starting out, it can be easy to get dragged back into our old habitual ways of worrying and rationalizing. When that happens, take a deep breath. Go back to creating that space for yourself.
The more you make decisions from your intuition, the easier things will work out for you. You can trust that your intuition will never lead you astray. You intuition is a guiding force that will help you throughout your life, guiding you to your best next move.
When you make decisions from you intuition, you will can rest assured knowing that they are right.
It doesn’t mean there won’t be hiccups, but it means that even if with hiccups, you know that you are on the right path.
Now I want to hear from you!
What’s your favourite way to access your intuition?
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