Getting in touch with your intuition is an innate ability that we all have. The problem is that through our many life experiences our belief system has become overloaded with thoughts of who we are and who we’re not. This ends up causing separation between us and our intuitive abilities.
Our intuitive self is our God-self; our higher self. It’s our inner guidance that gives us that sense of knowing without understanding the reason behind it. Have you ever felt that you just know something and you don’t know why or how you know it? That’s your intuition, sometimes referred to as your gut feeling or instinct. It gives us the ability to be able to understand something immediately.
Our intuition is most accessible to us when we are emanating from a place of higher vibration or positivity. There’s a strong inner knowing or feeling. You trust it and it pays off. The more we invest in our relationship with our intuition, the more faith we have in what it’s telling us.
There may often be doubts as to whether or not you’re receiving messages from your intuition, or if it’s just the thoughts of your egoic mind? We tend to dismiss our intuitive thoughts and feelings because they don’t make any logical sense. Therefore we don’t trust them. Our intuition isn’t always logical.
Here’s how to tell if it’s your intuition or ego.
- never judges or criticizes you
- is always loving, supportive and encouraging
- its voice is gentle and kind
- guides you to the next step in resolving issues rather than focusing on them
- is always calm and balanced no matter what’s happening in your life
- doesn’t always make logical sense
- encourages curiosity when there are things we don’t understand
- always considers the highest good of all, including yourself
- makes you feel empowered and is never demanding
- helps you to see the infinite possibilities that are available to you
- inspires you to make choices that are going to support you
- brings light to all situations
- is always loud and disempowering
- is very critical and even harsh at times
- it steers you away from your desires rather than moves you forward towards them
- is all about fear and makes you feel anxious
- it has a very limited sense of vision
- wants you to make fast decisions without taking the time to examine or consider other possibilities
- is very self-centered
- it judges everything
- sees the dark side of all situations
The first step to trusting your intuition is trusting You. If we don’t trust that we are one with our intuition and that we embody all the wisdom and knowledge that encompasses all lifetime experiences, then it’s very difficult to trust that the information is coming from within us. We may often feel like the information we’re receiving is coming from something outside of us.
This can lead to confusion, as to whether or not our thoughts are coming from intuition or ego. Although there is a distinct difference we still struggle with the idea. The ego mind isn’t good or bad, it’s only trying to protect us based on the negative information that we feed it which is always based on self-judgment.
For example, you may get this thought of starting your own business and it feels like such a great idea. You actually begin to imagine what that would be like and the difference it could make. Now the egoic thoughts start coming up. How will I be able to make this work? What if it doesn’t work out? What if I don’t make any money? What if I’m not successful? These are all judgmental thoughts.
When you look at the underlying energy of these thoughts, they are all based on an opinion that we have about ourselves. That is what egoic thoughts are. They are opinions that we have of ourselves. Self-judgment is always at the base of our egoic thoughts.
Our intuition does not judge. Often we have intuitive thoughts or feelings and because we aren’t aware of the difference we end up ignoring them.
As an example, I was working with someone a couple weeks ago who had met a man a few months prior to our session. She was telling me that they were having dinner one night and she started getting this bad feeling about him. She said that she couldn’t explain it, it was just something that didn’t make any sense to her. She decided to end things with him and three months later she found out he was seeing someone else and had been for 3 years. She said she was feeling very betrayed that he would lie to her and lead her on that way. She was also very grateful that she listened to her intuition.
Intuition is more of an insight or a hunch. It doesn’t feel logical nor make sense in any way. It is something that you see, feel or hear at a specific moment in time and is always there to guide and support you. I like to refer to intuition as the eyes of the Soul.
As you become more self-aware you will begin to know and understand that you have all the answers you’re looking for. Trusting your intuition is a process. Seeing past all of the false perceptions and beliefs you have about yourself and learning to love yourself unconditionally are key in trusting your intuition.
“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”