How To Trust Your Intuition

Intuition is a beautifully wrapped present, that we can learn to unwrap every day.

Intuition is the gift we all receive from the moment we are born. We all have the ability to understand things, without the need for reasoning. And that’s pretty darn amazing.

As soon as we start growing up though, we tend to forget and leave this amazing gift behind us.

We are taught that we have to understand everything that is happening around us. Everything has to come from somewhere and everything has to make sense. We are under constant pressure to at least prove that we are correct. Like this, we become convinced that it doesn’t make sense to leave a well-paid job over some kind of hunch you have. How can we not be happy with that amazing job, great marriage, live in that beautiful house, have a great group of friends, and a nice car?

Well sometimes, we just don’t. Not everything in life, makes sense. This is where the beauty of intuition comes in.

Intuition tells us. It points out the signs. It helps us experience certain feelings.

I am not saying intuition works in a yelling, very loud kind of way. Although one day I got stuck in a traffic jam in front of a billboard saying, “Yes, just jump in”. I was trying to decide whether I should start sharing my own gifts. I wasn’t sure about it. I had been hiding for so long that it felt scary to just go up to people and tell them about what I do or simply answer their questions with honesty. The billboard made me laugh and while I replied that I got the message, traffic started flowing.

My intuition helped guide me towards a great person with whom I started working on all my little quirks. From that moment I knew intuition is a gift. It’s a beautifully wrapped present that we can unwrap every day.

Intuition is totally there for us and is the best navigation system we will ever encounter

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HOW TO START TRUSTING YOUR INTUITION AGAIN

Trusting your intuition is something that you should start practicing in small steps. It is like riding a bicycle: the art of how to ride it will never leave you, but if you haven’t done it for a while, you need some practice rounds before riding a couple of kilometers.

The same counts for starting your navigation based on your intuition. Just take your time and ease back into it. Get that “muscle” trained again. You will be ever so grateful that you gained your trust back.

1. MORNING RITUALS: WAKE UP + LISTEN

Start your day, easy and calm. I know, sometimes we have to start our days so early that every minute we can stay in our cozy beds a little longer, makes this hard. But try to get out of bed five minutes earlier. Before getting out of bed, just stretch yourself and take a couple of really deep breaths. Connect with your body and see if any particular thoughts comes to you.

Maybe you get a message about no more coffee in the evening or you might experience a sudden urge to go for a walk during lunch. Trust me, you will be surprised at the kind of thoughts (messages) that come up in the morning.

Start listening to these messages. They will help you get your body healthy and in shape, which is important for your intuition as it helps it to work accurately and to the point. All it takes are a few moments at the beginning of your day. After some time, this will be something you do naturally.

2. EVENING RITUALS: REFLECT

The next step is adding an intuition tool in the evening. Before you turn off the light and doze of to dreamland, take some time for yourself to think about all the things that were really good that day. How did it make you feel? Were you able to feel this somewhere in your body? You can write this down, but if you’re not a writer, just take a mental download. (You will notice if there is something you want to write down, but it is more important to not create any roadblocks.)

Before you know it, you’ll really start to make sense of where you are missing certain parts of your heart’s desire. What is it you’d like to add? Or equally important, what is it you’d like to let go of?

3. HONESTY + FUN

When your morning and evening intuition rituals have become strong and well-rounded, you can start adding more of these moments into your day. It is important to do this slowly to keep it naturally.

It requires complete honesty with yourself, to get to the point where you say, “It’s my way or the highway!”. Don’t make it a have-to-do thing – keep it a fun and relaxing activity. Keep it a moment of the day to look forward to and to embrace with love.

 

Intuition is my big passion; I love talking about it and love to teach others how to start trusting it again. It feels like returning a long-lost item to someone. This is an amazing feeling of joy and is energizing for everyone that takes part in rekindling their intuition.

Let me know how it feels to you. I bet you’ll have good stories tell about it.


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6 Comments

  • Kerry Martin says:

    In retrospect, I often kick myself in the butt (figuratively!) for not listening to that wise little voice inside of my head. But even thou I repeatedly mutter, “why didn’t I just listen?” I find myself continuing to ignore that voice. I think intuition is your heart trying to gently guide your mind but for more analytically wired folks, it’s harder to embrace because it often doesn’t seem logical or the mind has a hard time justifying listening to the heart.
    I am going to fully embrace your suggested AM & PM tips in hopes that my mind will more often take a backseat to my heart.

    • Renee Renee says:

      Creating change in your live takes a lot of tender love to get there. I am cheering you on to start practising the AM & PM tips. Keep me posted, love to hear how it works out for you. x

  • Marla says:

    Nice tips Renee. I always make sure to have a pen and notepad around so that I can jot down ideas and messages as they come up (I don’t trust it to my memory). I also recommend paying attention to quotes that jump out at you when reading or watching a movie. Things that your eye notices. Feelings that arise as a response to something you’ve encountered. There are messages behind all of these things if we pay attention…

    I have never regretted following my intuition. It’s not always the easiest path, but attempting to live a life that is a truer reflection of your authentic self each day is worth it.

    • Renee Renee says:

      Yes, very true. It is not always easy to figure out your own path. The little voice it not always loud enough. In my bag there is indeed always a notepad. Although I have writing on ATM receipts as well :).

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