Knowing what you KNOW.
I asked some of my followers on Instagram what they wanted to know this week and they responded with: “How do you know when you know?” so this week, I thought I’d talk about the process of how knowing and trusting in our intuition works.
You are highly intuitive; but have you ever longed to command your intuition consciously, instead of just experiencing it at random?
Your intuition is an operating system, always running in the background:
“I should have trusted my gut.”
“I knew what was really going on but I didn’t say anything.”
“I wanted it so badly but I still walked away.”
It’s almost a cliche; the telephone rings and you intuitively know who it is before answering. You think of a friend and bump into them at the market. You pull down an aisle at Target just in time for the first parking space to open up. Intuition often shows up this way, as a fleeting insight we’ll probably dismiss as coincidence, or write off as “just imagination.” But as Albert Einstein once said, “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”
In its effort to protect you, to keep you alive and safe, your brain can keep you from speaking up or getting what you truly want if you don’t know how to listen beyond your rationalizations. When you face an uncomfortable decision, your brain will spontaneously give you a fabulously credible rationalization for avoiding possible failure, embarrassment, or even minor discomfort.
As humans, we are master rationalizers.
First, we tend to compartmentalize problems into two options, yes or no, do it or don’t, with the choice often being the easier way out.
Second, we ignore what our heart and gut are telling us. There are 100 million neurons and every class of neurotransmitter in your gut used to process external stimuli and send signals to your brain. Your heart also receives input and sends out signals. The brain translates these signals so we can make decisions and act. It also edits, censures, and resists some of the data it receives especially if emotions are triggered.
We all have intuition but we don’t consciously listen to it, trusting only what appears to be rational in our often irrational mind.
Science tells us that only 20 percent of the brain’s gray matter is used for conscious thoughts, while 80 percent is dedicated to non-conscious thoughts.
You can harness the intuitive voice inside yourself that has guided life’s greatest thinkers, artists and business owners.
History’s most influential people were not any different from you, aside from one major thing: they knew how to tap into their intuition. They knew how to connect with the inner voice. The same voice that you have inside of you right now, waiting for you to answer its calling.
Your intuitive ability started growing when you were no bigger than pinky nail, and it still exists right now, waiting within you to be utilized. What’s more, your intuition is calling out to you all the time, inviting you to connect to it because it knows what’s best for you. It can help guide your questions, thoughts, and decisions and is waiting for you to tune in.
You might recognize when your inner voice speaks to you by the way you immediately feel completely empowered, connected and fully relaxed, no matter what your environment or surroundings are. This feeling doesn’t have to be temporary! When you learn to harness your intuitive voice you can access this place wherever and whenever you need it.
Using your intuition consciously allows you to:
1. BE IN FLOW
End a life of reactionary responses to external demands, and stress. Guide yourself to better moments — from the small things that matter such as getting a better parking spot, to life-changing new connections.
2. UNLEASH YOUR NATURAL HEALING POWER
Reconnect with your spiritual source and let the abundant healing energies flow from you to all those you meet, love and care about.
3. CREATE DEEPER CONNECTIONS
Strengthen your once quiet voice to one of great power. Fully connect with the people around you and grow your levels of empathy far greater than what you thought possible.
4. EXPERIENCE INCREASED CREATIVITY
Navigate through any obstacle on your path. Tune in with your psychic ability, and generate creative solutions to any problem you face — build bridges and opportunities where only struggle existed before.
5. TAP INTO YOUR INTERNAL SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE
Live an authentic life full of purpose. Listen to your highest and most authentic self, so you can live a heartfelt life.
You can use your inner voice consciously to create a happier, more abundant, connected life.
As always, I’m with you on the journey.