Intuition and Trust
Intuition; is a feeling or thought you have about something without knowing why you feel that way. It’s a function of the unconscious mind — those parts of your brain / mind (the majority of it, in fact) that you don’t consciously control or perceive.
Trust is defined as; assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something. One in which confidence is placed.
Do you trust your intuition?
These two things mean something very different when we can apply them to our inner knowledge or knowing.
We as humans, within the society we live in, (which separates us from what we are truly meant to be, from what our soul purpose was in coming here), are taught on many levels to ignore or disregard what our bodies are actually telling us. We are taught that we can’t trust that inner voice. We inadvertently teach our children that manners are more important than their inner voice. It is well documented that intuition can be trained out of children. Statements like, don’t be emotional, weigh your options, and just look at the facts, or the classic….adults are always right, are instruction to disallow your inner guidance. I am sure that you have at some point in your life, been told or overheard, maybe made these statements. This is a coping tool to deal with our physical environment on a psychic level. But, with it can come danger, on many levels. So, How do we find a balance? How do we learn to trust ourselves and more importantly, how do we function in this society while honoring ourselves?
How do we walk our path?
We may begin by taking time to center, ground, breath, become aware within our own skin. Take a few minutes to just look within every morning. See that you are divine, utilize some positive mantras if this helps you. Whatever you can do to bring awareness within your internal being. Learn to stop and breathe and give yourself a moment before responding to any situation. A conscious mental process would be to ask yourself internal questions before any outer response happens. You can train yourself to have a set of questions that invoke you personally. Examples of this could be;
- How do I feel about________________?
- How do I proceed with___________?
- What shall be the outcome of__________________?
- What is right for my conscious heart?
- Is this___________acceptable?
- How do I convey____________ in an honorable way?
- What is intention of_________________?
In our everyday routines, not all environments or situations are conducive to intuition, and understanding when not to listen is as important as knowing when to listen. In a professional situation at work, doing a task, we need to rely on situational awareness. If we are performing a task, we need to rely on training and utilize critical thinking. This is a safety factor.
But understand that successful decisions rely on a balance between deliberate and instinctive feelings. Intuition wants what you value the most. Happiness, health, prosperity, etc. Balance decisions with logic, separate facts from expectations…learn the difference between them. Do you have preconceived prejudices that are clouding your judgement? Supplement your intuition with structure. Feel it, then put fact to it. Intuition inspires Innovation. This is a forward momentum that will help keep you feeling productive and vital while giving you an inner knowledge that you trust!