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Connecting with your Intuition

Hello everyone, I hope all is well with you. I’ve had a busy week of editing and a busy week at work. I took a little break from writing my new story because I was editing, and I had to take Christmas decorations down. Boo. I wasn’t happy about that. There’s something about those twinkling lights that cheer me up. But, enough about that, today I’d like to talk about Intuition.

Intuition is your inner guide. That voice in your head that gives you a warning or direction without any evidence that it’s true. There are times in my life when I listened to that voice. It came through loud and clear and I’m glad I did even when it didn’t make any logical sense.

My gut has never let me down yet, and now even more than ever it’s important for us to listen to our inner voice. Why? Because our world is built on creating an image. People create this image for others for many reasons. To get attention. To get validation, or to manipulate.

Advertisements bombard us with celebrities expounding the benefits of exercise equipment or makeup, implying we’ll look like them if we just use this product. It’s not true. We’ll always look like ourselves. We all know this, yet corporations have made millions of dollars by selling us their products based on this implication.

Our politicians create an image, so we’ll vote for them. They work with the media to put a “spin” on an event, or outright lie about something to throw mud at an opponent. So, we the public don’t know what’s true and what isn’t. How do you make a good decision that way?

Look at social media. An individual shares what they want the world to see and keeps the unattractive parts of themselves hidden. When their friends compare that individual’s seemingly “perfect” life with their own, they become disenchanted with their own lives and this creates angst and depression. So, it’s more important than ever to trust our gut.

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We need to develop our intuition and make it stronger. So, how do you do that?

Well, it’s quite simple but hard to do.

We need to spend time alone and meditate. Take some quiet time to listen to our inner voice. Have a dialogue with it. It’ll take practice, but once you make that connection, you’ll be able to make decisions that are best for you. When we don’t make that connection and listen to that inner guide, we can travel down the wrong path that leads to unhappiness.

Spend some time in nature. It’s so good for us. I was hiking for years before I knew there were health benefits, just because it calmed me. It will have the same effect on you. I guarantee it. Whether you hike through the woods, or along the beach, you’ll experience health benefits. Both are good for you and quiet your mind, so your inner voice can come through.

Pay attention to your Dreams. That’s right, our sub-conscious talks to us through our dreams and so does our intuition. Try to remember your dreams upon waking and write them down. Think about an issue you’re struggling with before you go to sleep and see what your dreams tell you. I’ve found solutions to problems through my dreams. It’s amazing when that happens.

How about you, do you listen to your intuition? How do you tap into it? Leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you!

Author:

I'm a Young Adult Author with two new series, "The Starlight Chronicles" and "The Super Spies." The first one's a coming of age series and the second one's a mystery/thriller series. I'm also the mother of two boys who keep me hopping and they're my inspiration for everything. When I'm not shuttling my boys to school or a play date, I'm writing. When I'm not writing, I'm reading, hiking, or sometimes running. I love anything chocolate and scary movies too.

13 thoughts on “Connecting with your Intuition

  1. Great post, Lisa! I do pretty much all of your suggestions to tap into my intuition, plus deep breathing and tapping. Us INFJs need a lot of resources and tools! LOL! Be well and stay safe, girlfriend!

    1. Oh my gosh! A fellow INFJ! How cool is that! I haven’t tried tapping yet. I’ve recently heard about it as a calming technique not as a way to tap into your intuition, but I can see how that would work. Thanks for stopping by, Sharon! I appreciate your support!

    1. Wow. When I’m stressed, I have that dream where I’m headed to take an exam and I’ve never been to the class. I’m panicking in my sleep. That’s when I know it’s time to take a break. LOL!

  2. Thought of you yesterday, Lisa, when my boys and I went for a nice hike at a local nature sanctuary. Certainly felt good to be out in nature and enjoying some quiet time with my guys, no screens. I think they were surprised by how much fun they had. I agree that we are bombarded by so many images it takes a while to still the mind enough to know what our true thoughts are. Intuition is key!

    1. You are so right. We need to unplug and step away and quiet our minds. Our intuition is our inner guide. At least, I think so anyway. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts, Rebecca. I enjoy reading them. 🙂

  3. Intuitions…one of the lesser talked about subjects. I do feel it has some role to play in our lives. Certainly, a thing that modern science doesn’t believe in.

    1. I know. It’s too bad because I think it is important to recognize and address. Our intuition is our high self coming through. It has saved me from making many mistakes. 🙂

  4. I really love this post. About a decade ago I had a spiritual awakening quite unexpectedly and suddenly became obsessed with energy healing. I’m lucky to have a “reading and healing center” not too far, and they offer classes to learn about energy and healing, clairvoyance, connecting to spirit, and more. All for complete newbies – anyone who’s the least bit interested. (And yes, I took every class I could get to). My favorite way to connect to my intuition is to simply sit comfortably, take a few deep breaths, picture myself rooted in the ground like a big old oak tree, and relax. But I also connect while taking a shower, zoning out when I’m driving or mindlessly washing dishes or mowing, and writing.

    1. Good for you. It sounds like you have found a way to connect and it has been good for you. I can tell you’re at peace. That’s awesome. I try to connect to mine, usually in the morning when I’m home alone and it’s quiet and I can zone out and connect that way. It’s very peaceful. 🙂

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