Listen to Your Intuition
Not long ago I attended a class that was meant to teach each participant how to discover her “core” issues. The teacher is an emotional processing facilitator, meaning he spends his days helping individuals understand what emotions are holding them back and how to overcome them. It was a very interesting class with a wide variety of problems addressed. The biggest take away for me was a comment the teacher made, almost in passing. “The people I coach don’t want to do soul work. They’ll run to the health store and spend $500 on supplements and quick fixes. But most of them will not spend time doing the real work – meditating. It’s almost impossible to get people to spend 20 minutes in the morning and 20 minutes in the evening being quiet and listening to their inner guidance.”
Hm… it made me think. How often do I experience quiet? How often do I schedule out time to let my soul talk? Do I ask for guidance from others that should be coming from myself? Is my connection to God as strong as it could be? Do I spend a lot of time and effort looking for answers outside of myself?
We all want answers. But are we willing to do the work to get the answers? Am I willing to make time morning and night to nurture my spirit and let my intuition guide me? Are you willing to make that commitment and listen to your intuition?
In the book, “40 Days and 40 Nights” by Ilene Segalove, there are 10 keys about listening to your intuition that I think are helpful:
1. You will not be able to predict what may or may not happen. Hooray!
2. Instead of asking others for advice, seek your own counsel.
3. Initially, feelings of discomfort, fear, uncertainty and even disconnection might come up. This is a healthy sign.
4. Trust yourself. Trust your instincts. Trust the process.
5. Don’t gossip about what goes on during your private time out.
6. Evey day counts. Don’t skip days.
7. Be aware of your intention but don’t try to “work” on it. Discovery is about allowing, not trying.
8. Create some additional quite or alone time for yourself every day.
9. Celebrate your commitment.
10. Go all the way. This is your time!
I truly believe all of the answers and all of the guidance we ever need comes from God and is communicated through our inner voice (intuition). Making time for the heavenly connection to happen is critical to our mental and spiritual health. So if I know listening to my intuition is important, why do I fill my life with so many other things and never quite make time for meditation? What am I afraid of… what is holding me back?
These are some of the questions I’m going to focus on this week. It’s time to get some answers. Will you join me in discovering your own answers? This may be one of the most challenging, yet rewarding journeys of our lives!
Until next time,