Oprah describes it as your inner GPS, others call it a gut feeling. Whatever its name, Jessica Martin discovers your intuition is here to help. Trust your intuition.
Todd Savvas believes intuition is the ability to sense things as though they’re happening to you, and says you’ll feel joyful and excited when you’re on the right track.
Mel, 27, can attest to this. After starting her own web business, she found herself in a pile of debt and wanting to quit. “It was very emotionally and financially draining, but there was something inside telling me to keep going. After a period of reassessment, I used my intuition to guide me and found that I kept attracting the right people to my projects at the right time. No matter how great it may have seemed on paper, if a deal just didn’t feel right, then I wouldn’t proceed. I discovered that I instinctively knew whether something was good or bad for the business. Now, I’ve cleared my debt and we’re about to relaunch the site, bigger and better than ever.”
Savvas says these hunches are there to help and you should engage, not ignore, them. “Whenever you get these flairs of intuition or gut instinct, you have to do something about it, otherwise you’ll be delaying the process of your personal evolution.”
Learn to trust your intuition
There’s good news if you can’t tell the difference between a hunch and wishful thinking. Intuition is like a muscle: the more you use it, the stronger it gets. Try these exercises to get you started.
Slow down: Take a couple of minutes out of your schedule every day to sit, breathe, relax, meditate and connect to what your body is saying to you.
Detoxify: The cleaner your system, the clearer your messages. This means a healthy diet, lots of water, exercise, fresh air, sleep and positive thinking.
Practice: Begin with simple exercises, like holding an object and seeing what energies you intuitively pick up, or try to guess who’s calling your phone.
Trust yourself: Don’t let your logical brain take over, saying, “You’ve just made that up!”. When it comes to the messages your body sends you, there’s no pressure, and no right or wrong.
Read Part 1 here.