Trusting Your Intuition and Owning It
We’ve all been there -- Second guessing ourselves, trusting advice from other people, letting others control our lives… but it’s time to take back your power and trust yourself.
By trusting your intuition, you are actually going through the process of taking back your own power and using it to your advantage instead of just letting it be a fleeting thought or feeling. And you may be wondering, what exactly does your intuition do? I’ll tell you!
Well, intuition is an energetic and transformational tool that us provides us with a “gut" feeling that helps you understand changes in your life and tries keeps you safe. It there to help you protect yourself from avoiding dangerous situations and helps guide you to safety. Essentially, your intuition is your own personal superpower that you can use to your advantage every single day, but it’s up to you to tap into it.
Do you know if you’re intuitive? Answer the following two questions and keep reading!
- Do you experience feelings that help guide you toward a different outcome than what’s in front of you?
- Do you have an overall sense of knowing something is off before all of the facts are presented?
If you said yes to either of those questions, then you’re intuitive. You may not feel comfortable with saying that you are just yet, but know that the capability is within you.
Intuitive thoughts and actions are all subconscious cues that make you question what's actually going on. In order to trust these gut feelings, messages, or images, we must understand the symbolism and what they represent in our lives. You are the only one who will truly know what they really mean and what steps to take after acknowledging them.
On the flip side, learning to listen, trust, and strengthen your intuition isn't always easy. Sometimes, it’s not as clear cut as it should be, so we completely ignore it and look for answers outside of ourselves due to anxiety. This tends to be the number one way that we all (yes, even I'm guilty of this) try to ignore the feelings that we're receiving on a daily basis. A way that you can strengthen your intuition is to meditate, journal, and use "divination tools" or "spiritual tools," such as tarot and oracle cards, pendulums, or asking your guides for help while meditating.
Many of us have been conditioned to carefully make decisions after finding out all of the facts and determining all of the different outcomes that may happen. Because of that, we simply allow doubt and fear creep in and overshadow the intuitive feelings that we receive on a subconscious level. Also, manipulation and insecurity can also come into play especially if you have manipulative people surrounding you and clouding your judgment. This is particularly relevant with individuals who have a narcissistic mindset and believe you should be acting or seeing things a certain way.
After years of mindset work, I have discovered that I did not follow my own intuition in my late teens and twenties because I was too scared of not pleasing others. I allowed other people to manipulate my thoughts and actions because I thought I was doing exactly what they wanted and so it would make them happy. But, in the end, I was SO wrong. I was left powerless and completely overwhelmed. That’s when I hit rock bottom and had to make some changes in my life.
If you’re reading this blog, the number one thing that you need to know is this: Simply trust your intuition and inner guidance by understanding that you do not need to explain or justify the things you feel to anyone or anything. You do not need to ask for anyone else’s validation or approval to do the things you want. Your intuition is presenting things in your life for a reason and it's the universe's way to asking you to figure it out on your own. You got this!
Here’s an action step to try when you're faced with a situation that you’re unsure of. Tap directly into your intuition by:
- Paying attention to the very first feeling you got when the situation presented itself.
- Asking yourself if that first feeling was right once things played out.
- Acknowledge the different things you felt before, during, and after it happened.
- Don't be scared or embarrassed.
- Connect with yourself after through meditation and see what comes up.
- Get a journal when you can and write everything down and see how it makes you feel.
Get a journal when you can and write everything down and see how it makes you feel. If you’d like to come back and share what you find, I’d love to hear it!
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