Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between a disturbance in your gut based on inner knowing and that bean burrito with bell peppers you ate for lunch.
You were born with intuition, an internal voice, and like many adults with a “practical” education, you’ve learned to dismiss it, discount it or completely ignore it.
Oh sure, you might have had one of those “hunches” years ago that helped you “dodge a bullet,” or perhaps your “spidey senses” were triggered and helped you avoid a disaster, but overall, you take pride in your brilliant, logical mind.
But what if your gut was just as important as your mind? What if you learned to better integrate your intuition with logic, prior to making your next decision?
For years, in Western societies, intuition wasn’t taken as seriously or scientifically as rational, analytical thought. But evolutionarily, your intuition is a fast, automatic, subconscious processing style that can provide you with very useful information that deliberate analyzing cannot. Used together, it’s quite a superpower.
In fact, your “gut” contains an intelligence so profound, that when you ask it to tell you what your next best step might be [without you needing to overthink it] it whispers the answer. Whether you want to hear it or not.
Developing your intuitive ability is not woo-woo or just for psychics. You were given a gift… a deep inner knowing about what’s right for you.
And if you’re feeling like you truly can’t hear this wise inner voice anymore, here’s a super quick exercise that works wonders.
Invoking Your Intuition Exercise
- Go to a quiet space and remove distractions. [Anything with a screen, anyone with a face, etc.]
- Take three deep breaths. In through your nose, out through your mouth. Fill your belly. Focus on your belly.
- Count backward, slowly, from twenty-one to one.
- Take one more deep breath. In through your nose, out through your mouth. Fill your belly. Focus on your belly.
- Now ask yourself, What do I most need to know right now? or What do I most need to be aware of right now?
- Do not force, do not push, just let whatever needs to bubble up, bubble up.
- No judgement. Just acceptance. If nothing surfaces, gently ask again, What do I most need to know right now? or What do I most need to be aware of right now?
- Let your mind and gut work together – patience.
- When you’re ready, bring yourself back into awareness of your physical surroundings and open your eyes.
- If you please, write down anything that surfaced for you.
- Repeat when needed.
This exercise is a quick way to be still and invite your whole being to the table.
I encourage all of my coaching clients [and now you] to use this technique the next time your hurried, hassled life taxes you a bit too much and your thoughts are ping-ponging.
Your intuition is a resource that can contribute to your highest happiness & fulfillment.
To quieting your mind & trusting your gut to hear your inner knowing.
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