How to Listen To Your Intuition
Here are five tips that will help you to listen to your intuition:
Highly intuitive people make time to listen to their inner voice. Having a regular mindfulness practice, like daily meditation, is a great way to tap into your intuition. It helps you to filter out mental chatter, balance options objectively and make a decision that you can rationally and intuitively get behind. Another fantastic tip is to journal daily, especially using Morning Pages which is a concept introduced by Julia Cameron in her book The Artist’s Way.
Creativity and intuition go hand in hand. As you take time to practice your creativity, your intuition will also get a boost, and vice versa. Block off some time to engage in creative hobbies, like painting, music lessons or dancing. I did these paintings behind me at a brush party, where you go and learn to paint in the evenings. It is so much fun and I find that focusing on where the brush is going really switches off my thinking mind so that I can connect to my intuition.
By keeping track of the little coincidences, connections and correct intuitive feelings that take place on a daily basis, you will be able to start building confidence in the messages that you intuit. Even better, try and add in a layer of gratitude for those moments, as this will tell the universe that you are open to more of the same!
One of the quickest ways of suppressing our intuition is to get caught up in the busy-ness of life. Multi-tasking, over-use of social media, stress, burnout – it all serves as a distraction to what is going on inside. By switching off, making space and resting, you may find that you are more intuitive than you ever imagined.
- Letting Go
Unexpressed emotions, especially strong ones, can act as a fog to our intuition. You may realise that you get “out of sorts” when you’re upset, but what you may not see is that it is because you can’t hear your own inner voice. A study published in Psychological Science in 2003 revealed that a positive mood increased the ability to make intuitive judgments in a word game.
So embrace your inner Elsa and make sure that you have your own way of moving emotions through and out of your body. This could be screaming into a towel, dancing, active meditations, punching a pillow (not a person!), having an energy healing, anything… but find what works for you and do it. Regularly.
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