Many people tend to dismiss there intuitions. The main reason for this is that they do not understand that intuition is trying to tell them something. The message can be very subtle and somewhat confusing for those who are not aware of what intuition really is and what its purpose is.
The purpose of this post is to help you understand better what intuition is, what its purpose is, and how you can develop your intuition.
What is Intuition?
Intuition is an innate awareness of something without actual evidence. It is not something that we can “make” happen, but rather something that is coming from a higher place. Intuition is a guide that gives us direction about what is or isn’t beneficial to us. When you trust your intuition or what people also call “instinct” you know what decision to make, what situation to avoid, and what path to take.
Needless to say that some people are more sensitive to their intuitive voice than others, just like some people tend to remember their dreams in the morning more than others. However, anyone can have intuitions and anyone can actually increase their intuitive senses and use them for their own good.
Intuitions are simply messages sent to use by our “higher self” also called, subconscious mind. If you don’t know exactly what the subconscious mind is, you can read this post. In a nutshell, the subconscious mind is that part of ourselves that is higher than us, that part of ourselves which knows more than we do at a conscious level.
How Does our Intuition Manifest
There are two ways that intuition manifests. Intuition is telling us when we should be acting on something or not.
There may be several reasons why people do not listen to their intuition, but here are the three main ones.
A) They might not believe in such things as intuition and just discard the thought all together.
B) They might be apprehensive about what their intuition is telling them and feel that by ignoring it, things will turn out differently or more like they want to.
C) They are scared of their own intuition and dismiss it out of pure fear.
If you fall in one of those three categories you are not aware of the tremendous power and advantages that your intuition is giving you, and you are missing out big time.
Why Do we Benefit from our Intuition?
As I mentioned above, our intuition can give us a go for it or a don’t do it signals. In any case, our intuition is never our enemy. It’s just trying to tell us what is best for us.
Sometimes your intuition might give you a bad “feeling” about something, that’s when some people tend to freak out, seeing their intuitions as “being” the bad omen, when it’s just a message telling you NO don’t do this. You intuition is protecting your from a bad consequence and is telling you, don’t do it.
Here is an example of a very subtle intuitive feeling that I had almost a year ago. I didn’t understand it until 6 months later, but when I did, I was glad I listened.
I took my two cats, Sophie and Tony to their veterinary annual visit in March of last year. The vet told me that both of them needed to have their teeth cleaned. For some very strange reasons, from the time I heard that from the vet I was very uncomfortable about Tony having his teeth cleaned. I was worried about the anesthesia and him not being able to take it.
It was a very strange feeling that prevented me to act on the vet’s order. It was my intuition telling me don’t do it. Interestingly, it was very clear that the message was about Tony, not Sophie. Six months later I lost my Tony who had developed lymphoma. My intuition signal telling me don’t make your kitty undergo an anesthesia and go through the pains was dead on. How glad I was that I listened.
Tony had not shown a single sign of illness whatsoever, yet, but my higher self, my subconscious mind, knew better.
In many instances your intuition is telling you to go ahead showing you what path to choose. In such cases, when we listen to our intuition we are led onto a direction that is beneficial to us, or we are presented with the right solution to a problem. Such feelings are what people commonly call “instinct”. When we trust such instinct we usually make the right decision.
How can you Develop your Intuitive Faculties?
Of course, some people have much stronger intuitive faculties than others. Just like some people can have lucid dreams easier than others, or clearer visualization abilities than others. However, just like lucid dreams or visualizations, intuition can be developed and improved.
The two main tools that I use to improve my intuition level are EFT and self hypnosis. These two mind development tools have helped me with most if not all my personal development concerns or wishes for improvement.
If you are not familiar with either or both of them, I encourage you to look into them and see how you can improve your intuition faculties or anything you might want to improve to enrich your life with a better understanding of your higher self. It is such understanding that brings about happiness of the human beings that we are.
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