|Trust your intuition.
||[Jun. 3rd, 2006|02:34 pm]
"19 Intuition Tips"|
by Lynn Robinson
1) WHY IS INTUITION IMPORTANT?
Your intuition can contribute "quick and ready" insight according to Webster's dictionary. I define intuition as "when you know something, but you don't know how you know it." Too often we discount the role of intuition in decision making. Begin to pay close attention to what your intuition is telling you; it could lead directly to positive changes in your life.
2) LEARN HOW YOUR INTUITION SPEAKS TO YOU
Each of us has a predominate form in which we receive intuitive information. It may come through feelings, images, body ensation (gut feelings) or through your thoughts. When you are making a decision pay particular attention to all of these ways that your intuition communicates with you.
3) ASK YOUR INTUITION QUESTIONS
Many people believe that intuition comes completely unbidden. I have found that when you ask your intuition for additional insight it will respond with answers. Ask, "What should I do in this situation?" or "What do I need to know about this." Remember you may get the answers from a variety of sources. (Feelings, words, physical sensations, and images.)
4) WHAT ARE YOU ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT?
The root of the word enthusiasm is entheos. It literally means "God Within." Just think, when you feel enthusiastic about your dreams it means that God is speaking through you and saying "yes" to your goals! The feeling of enthusiasm is one of the ways your intuition speaks to you. What makes you excited, happy, delighted? What do you look forward to each day? Do more of it!
5) BE CLEAR ABOUT YOUR GOALS
We are often quite clear about what we don't want. Spend time thinking about what you do want. What does your ideal life look like? Draw pictures or cut out scenes from magazines that illustrate the life you want to create. Write in your journal, envision. Spend time each day imagining your ideal life. Envision the details of that life. Imagine you are living it now. What are you wearing? What are you feeling? Who are the people around you? The power is within your mind and heart to
bring forth the new life you desire. Your intuition will show you the way.
6) SPEND TIME IN PRAYER AND MEDITATION
Intuitive answers often come to life's questions through
self-reflection. Prayer and meditation are two ways we have of slowing down enough to listen to the still, quiet voice of our Higher Self. Remember that the answers don't always pop into your mind fully formed as you meditate or pray. You may find them slowly evolving into your consciousness over several days or weeks as you ask for insight.
7) CREATE POSITIVE SELF TALK
Pay attention to what you tell yourself about yourself and your life. If the general tone is hopeful and positive you feel better and are more optimistic. William James said, "The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives." It's easier to create a life you love when you give yourself affirmative messages and follow your intuitive guidance.
8) PRACTICE AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE
Research has shown that the happiest people are the ones who have gratitude for all that they have despite their circumstances. You don't have to postpone happiness until you have achieved all your goals. Joy is an inside job. In the Talmud it says, "In the world to come each of us will be called to account for all the good things God put on this earth which we refused to enjoy." Learn to appreciate the unfolding process of your life, not just the realization of your dreams.
9) LEARN TO TAKE SMALL STEPS
Most of us feel quite anxious when making big changes in our lives. We're afraid we'll make a mistake that we'll later regret. I've found that taking small steps towards a decision works great. You may find, as many do, that as you take those small steps, that the decision becomes clearer, your resolve becomes stronger and the fear begins to lessen. Intuition can guide you small step by small step.
10) LOOK FOR COINCIDENCES AND SYNCHRONICITIES
It has been said that coincidences are God's way of remaining
anonymous. We often have serendipity occurring in our lives as a way to show us we are on the right path. As you trust your intuitive knowing you'll find these synchronicities occurring more often.
11) KNOW THAT THERE WILL BE EBBS AND FLOWS
We often reach success through a series of ups and downs. When you are in a "down"place and feeling stuck, know that it won't last forever. Find some ways to enjoy your life despite the lull and continue to focus on what you want. Your intuition will continue to provide guidance about the best path to follow.
12) TRUST IN DIVINE ORDER
Maybe you're beginning to feel as Mother Theresa once did when she said, "I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much." The Universe has a perfect plan for your growth and unfolding as a human being. As you learn to be guided by your intuition you're beginning to act on this wisdom from the Universe.
13) ACT ON THE INFORMATION YOU RECEIVE
Developing your intuition is like learning any new skill. It's not unlike learning an athletic ability. The more you practice the better you get at it. If using your intuition is new for you it may be best to use it in relatively low risk situations at first. This will help you develop your "intuitive muscles."
14) YOU MAY NOT RECEIVE INFORMATION IMMEDIATELY
If you don't understand something, ask for clarification. It is
possible to get your guidance in dreams, for instance. Many people ask for intuitive guidance during a meditation and don't receive information immediately. You may find that the insight you desire will come seemingly unbidden at some point later in the day while you're involved in other tasks.
15) WRITE DOWN THE GUIDANCE YOU RECEIVE
Whenever you're facing a tough decision, write about it in a journal you keep for this purpose. Always jot down what your intuition is communicating. What feelings do you have about this decision? What images come to mind? Are there any body sensations that indicate a good or bad decision? Is there a still, quiet, inner voice that informs you? It's helpful to look back at this journal from time to time to see how accurate your guidance was. Did you trust the information you received? Did you act on its wisdom?
16) DON'T FORGET TO USE YOUR LEFT BRAIN!
Remember to use your logical or rational mind in this process as well. There needn't be a competition between the intuitive mind and the rational mind. Your rational side can help you find out facts and assist you with details of your decision. Your intuitive or "right brain" simply adds another level of information often described as,"You know, but you don't know how you know."
17) LISTEN TO YOUR "INNER PROSPERITY GUIDE" - YOUR INTUITION Remember that intuition provides quick and ready insight. It may come to you through a feeling, an emotion, a gut sense, a voice or a nudge to take a certain path of action in your life. It may lead you to new work, the right contacts for your business, or a book to read that opens a door to greater abundance.
18) ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS OF YOUR INTUITION
Asking questions that evoke more than a "yes or no" answer are helpful when requesting guidance from your intuition. "How could I make more money this year?" or "What could I do to increase my business?" are examples of this. Remember to listen for the answers you receive.
19) USE POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS
Clarify and write down your goals, visions and dreams. Write a short positive statement that sums up your goal. Here are two examples: "I easily attract __ .. of wonderful clients this year." "Money flows easily into my life as I do what I love." Say the affirmative statement several times a day. As you do this pay attention to any "intuitive nudges" you may feel. This will be guidance from your intuition that indicates the best course of action you could take in order to manifest your goal.
by Lynn Robinson
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