3 Lessons to Learn From 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” – Albert Einstein

Our intuition is our own navigation system. Too often we override our intuition with logical thought and ego-fed mental processes that detract us. Intuition is a gift that cannot be boxed in by logic or rational thoughts; it is geared through our heart space and what lies in the deepest part of the soul. When we align with our gut instincts and intuition we are internally led and fuelled by something greater than our irrational fears, doubts and worries. We cannot extinguish our ego or that we are often more fearful than fearless or more cautious than carefree. We can only seek to work with intuition and understand the nature of its presence and purpose. Intuition brings us back to the present time and heightens the connection to our heart and emotions. In essence, mindfulness increases our heart. Here are 3 ways to help you connect to the inner you.

1. Think outside the box

Limits and barriers are something that we mentally create. If we can create these walls, we can also knock them down. Becoming limitless taps you into your intuitive thoughts and feelings, and allows for an open breathing space where the bigger picture can be conceived. This is something that we have full power over because we are responsible for limiting and expanding our own potential. We imagine obstacles that aren’t even there in order to keep to a familiar path. When we begin to call ourselves out on how we hinder our own progress then real strides can be made. It all begins with belief in ourselves, breaking down barriers and thinking outside the box... (There is no box!).

2. Find your bliss

We are driven by what excites us and makes us happy. Exploring our passions is a call we hear from within. When we drown out the external noise from other people and negative thoughts then we have clear up our thought process and give ourselves room to succeed. We can begin by trusting what makes us curious and feel inspired. We all have something to create and to share; we are all born with a built-in purpose and reason for being. Our intuition acts as a wise guide or sage toward that purpose and that meaning for our lives; it is the fundamental core of our emotional alchemy. What makes you happy requires you to find your truth, dig deep, and follow your heart.

“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves” - Carl Jung

3. Trust your journey and worry less about the destination

Everything has become so quick that we have lost the value of patience. Getting from A-Z means a stop off at every point in between including any challenges along the way. This is what will make reaching your desired outcome worthwhile; strengthening your resilience and courage to breakthrough at each step. In focusing too much on the destination we can fall out of line with our gut instincts and intuition. The desire for the outcome is ego-fuelled rather than heart-led; the ego wants to win whereas the heart already knows it will. Everything is a process that requires perseverance and trust alongside commitment and action. Impatience and restlessness shifts the power to something external yet we know we cannot control time. Trust, self belief, and confidence transitions the mastery back to you.

We can give up our inner power through too much logical thought and external focus. When we switch back to an inner vision it can change our entire direction and reflections on what life places before us. Our inner wisdom and self awareness unlocks what we know holds us back and allows us to be guided by the strength of what we have within. Our intuition is the truth of who we are- it is the blueprint of our soul.

“The only real valuable thing is intuition” - Albert Einstein

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