The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift. – Einstein
The magic path of intuition
Our minds are limited. Our intuitive heart often already ‘knows’ what the mind doesn’t know yet. Our rational mind is often seen as our only mind, but your rational mind and your intuitive mind can both be used as guides.
We all came into this world with our own instincts. But over time we were taught not to trust these instincts. You intuitively knew what you felt and what you liked as a child. As we grow older, we sometimes lose that connection.
We were taught how to behave and to distinguish between what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, what is seen as beautiful and what is not. We were taught to adapt to the rules of others. Nobody wants to be an outcast so we start to listen to these rules to fit in. This is where you lose your authenticity and ability to connect to yourself.
Tips to practice the art of intuition
Pay attention to what activities make you feel like your best self and around what people you feel happy. You can practice listening to your intuition in different ways. Be curious, get quiet, meditate, go into nature, ask questions and see if something comes back. Oftentimes, it feels like a sudden flash of insight. It can occur in a dream or a sense of knowing when something or someone is ‘right for you’.
Tips on developing your intuition:
- Write down your thoughts and feelings in a journal
- Ask yourself questions about what you want in life
- Go for walks in nature to clear your mind
- Switch off your phone
- Test your gut feelings when you make small decisions
- Try any creative activity
- Practice meditation intuition on a daily base
- Write down your dreams
- Go on a solo trip
- Trust your gut and make choices that feel good for you
Intuition is an essential part of the whole experience of living. Although it will not help predict the future or how people will behave, using intuition as a guide makes life more rewarding. It helps you follow what seems to be right for you ― Sylvia Clare