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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Great post Sylviane and I am very aware of my intuition.
I’ve always been able to sense things about people. My girlfriends knew this about me and anytime they had a new man in their lives they would ask me to join them for dinner so I could be around them and ask a few questions. I always knew if they were a good person or not for my girlfriends and to this day, I’ve never been wrong.
Did they listen to me each time? Hell no, I think they just wanted me to be wrong. Heck, I even wanted me to be wrong sometimes but it was more of a feeling I got when I was around them.
I also will just sense when I know I shouldn’t do something or perhaps my intuition telling me I need to go a different direction then I normally do. I’ve learned over the years to really just listen and like you with Toby, when you get that instinct, don’t ignore it.
Appreciate you sharing this with us Sylviane. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Have a great week.
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It’s very interesting, what you are saying about your intuition about people. When I was younger I use to have non of that all, my mother, on the other hand was so good at it. Just like you, she was always right. She have told me about people she didn’t like way, way before I found out that she was right.
I develop a much better intuition overtime, though 🙂
Thanks for coming by, as always and have a great one 🙂
Sylviane, aloha. Loved, loved, loved this. Even when people receive strong intuitive signals, what happens so gfrequently is that people try to rationalize it or understand why they should or should not do something. Then, if they can’t figure out the answer to that, they ignore their intuitive signals.
As you know, the more you listen and follow your intuition, the better your results. People need to learn to trust their intuition and go with it. What’s ironic, Sylviane, is that successful businesspeople will tell you they follow their intuition, their feelings or their gut in deciding on an investment or a person.
Likewise, police officers oftentimes follow their intuition in solving a crime.
People need to listen to themselves; not others.
Your story on Tony was strikingly similar to one of mine. We took our cats to the doctor and the vet wanted to clean the teeth of one of them. Because it didn’t “feel” right to us, we never let the vet do it. Like you, we did not want to put her under the anesthesia. It just didn’t feel right. Like Tony, Ibaiki died of cancer a while later.
best wishes to you for a wonderful weekend. Until next time, aloha. Janet
So nice to see you here each time and I am flattered that you love my post. Really.
Yes, a lot of people who have their intuition telling them something try to rationalize and this is when we don’t get it. I have had my share of this in the past. Back then I would go the other way instead of following my intuition. Then, when things fell on my like a ton of bricks, the memory of my intuition would come back to hunt me and I would say to myself, why didn’t I listen?
I learn my lesson, I’ll tell you. Now, I don’t care what it is, I listen.
It’s amazing that you had the same story with your kiddy.
Have a great day in your beautiful place 🙂
Interesting post Sylviane! Those “go for it” or “don’t do it” signals can vary between people quite a lot, some of us just feel, sense something, some of us hear or even see things too. I am one of those people who hear voices, and often called weird, but I just take it as my deep inner myself, trying to talk to me. 🙂
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I understand what you mean, and I certainly wouldn’t call you crazy. Only people who don’t understand energy and how it all works would. Thanks for your feedback and hope to see you here again.
I have very strong intuitive abilities. I don’t always listen to it, but I know I should. My intuition developed as a child, when I had to ‘feel’ when danger was around. I lived in a very abusive home, so a negative situation was the cause of this incredible gift I have.
I had a lot of practise. It was what kept me out of harm’s way a lot of the time. I don’t need it that much now, but I draw on it, especially when I want to ‘read’ other people.
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Thank you so much for coming and most of all for sharing your experience. Indeed, we are incredible beings. We develop more of intuitive abilities if our circumstances require it. Our intuition is a lot like animal instinct it exists to protect us from danger.
I am so glad all this is behind you now 🙂 Have a great week!
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