“Listen to your inner voice…for it is a deep and powerful source of wisdom, beauty and truth, ever flowing through you…Learn to trust it, trust your intuition, and in good time, answers to all you seek to know will come, and the path will open before you.” ~ Caroline Joy Adams
Intuition exists as a constant presence inside of you. Yet one must be present for this presence! Just like breathing, your intuition has a life force that is pure and unstoppable. Yet just how often to you give credence to the rich inner wisdom your intuition is laying out for you?
I love reminding my coaching clients of the intuitive power they have at their fingertips at all times. Perhaps, most importantly, I like to remind them of how essential it is to hone one’s ability to truly value and learn how to access this information. Because if you don’t tune in to that deep well of knowledge that exists on an intuitive level, it is as if you’re leaving a huge part of yourself behind, all the while trying to roll successfully through your days. Take those blinders off! Open to your heart’s wisdom and callings. And how, you may ask, is the best way to do this?
First, slow down and listen for the intuitive rumblings alive in your heart. All too often, given the hectic pace of our lives, and the constant bombarding of stimulation we are exposed to day in and day out, it is really hard to tune in to yourself! Becoming calm, quiet and inwardly attentive is essential. A vessel must be emptied before it can be filled. Try slowing down and pressing the pause button on all those extraneous thoughts buzzing around in your head. Clear an emotional space so you can begin to hear that sweet, often quiet voice of your own deep knowing.
Listening for, and then to, your intuition is critical because it can reveal significant soul longings or soul messages you just might want to attend to. Your intuition is your personal guide to what matters to you, in your life, at any given moment! Often the information that is revealed comes in the form of a whisper, or a very subtle, soft nudge. It will most likely be nudge that you will want to be truly present for and then ready to fully embrace. Your intuition will offer you promptings that, if attended to, can guide your life forward in unbelievable ways.
Another observation I’ve had, as I’ve coached clients to listen to their inner voice, is that doubts can creep in, and become a significant deterrent to their trusting themselves. Doubts, however, are just thoughts that take you away from what you want. So banish all doubts! When they surface, instead of heading down the path of considering them further and stewing over them, simply ask yourself, “What is it that I truly want?” Clearing away doubts in this way allows you to stay more quickly and closely in touch with your authentic self.
And then there is the taking action part. Once you have developed your ability to honor your intuition as a perceptive response, you are ready to take action. And the exciting part is that you can now relax, knowing and trusting that whatever action you take will always have your best interest at heart! When you follow your intuition, you are happier, wiser and more inspired. What’s not to love about that?
Also printed in The Brick Magazine