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Be In Tune with Your Intuition: That Little Voice Inside Your Head Is Probably RIght

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How many times have you wished you had trusted your intuition?  We have all had a hunch or that of that sixth sense, but how often do we use it?  Time after time, we have all been in situations where our instinct tried to help guide us in situations  but most of us have ignore these random feelings only later to find out there were not random at all.  From cheating boyfriends to career options, something inside of you has always known best, but you never acted upon it until it was too late. 

In a recent Harvard study, 80 percent of surveyed executives credited their success to intuition.  Following your intuition can act as a powerful tool to attract happiness in your life. Many of us find it easier to trust others advice before we even take ourselves seriously.  Train your mind to trust itself.  Listen to the little voice inside.  Trust your own instinct.  Take note of your thoughts and begin your own case study.  You will find your intuition has been there for you all along.

 

In the book, Compass of The Soul: 52 Ways Intuition Can Guide You to the Life of Your Dreams by Lynn Robinson says through intuition, you can get started on a successful life – or a more successful life – by following these simple suggestions:

Trust Your Inner Wisdom — People who believe in trusting their intuition tend to be more successful in life.  Intuition is often referred to as a “gut feeling.”  However, there are many more ways to receive this vital information.  It may come to you through feelings, words, physical sensations, images, fleeting impressions, or dreams.  Learn to pay attention to how you receive these impressions and check in often with your inner "Intuitive Success Coach."

Ask Your Intuition Questions— When you are in the midst of a difficult life situation begin the habit of asking questions of your intuition.  "What is it that I am here to learn?"  "What is the best possible outcome for this situation?"  The answer may not always leap into your mind.  It takes time to retrain your thinking to “hear” the subtle messages from your guidance system.  You may find that the answer comes in an impulse to try something different, or a gradual awakening to a new way of thinking about an obstacle you are confronting.  Remember that your intuition can help guide you to peace in any situation.

Discover What You Love to Do— Each of us has chosen to come into this life with a mission that will bring us joy and enthusiasm.  The root of the word enthusiasm is entheos.  It literally means “God Within.”  When you feel enthusiastic about your dreams, it means that God is speaking through you and saying “yes” to your goals!  The feeling of enthusiasm is one of the ways intuition speaks to us.  Successful people pay attention to what they feel passionate about.  They commit to spending time each day doing what they love.  For some it is a job that pays.  For others it may be volunteer work or a hobby.  When you feel excited about something that is a hint about what to pursue.

Practice Gratitude— Ample evidence exists that you get what you focus on.  Do you often whine and complain about what you don't have and ignore the abundance all around you?  Begin to notice and appreciate what you attract easily into your life.  Perhaps you have a healthy body or a wonderful group of close friends.  Pay attention to small things around you -- the new flower in your garden, the sound of your cat's purr, the laughter of a child or the beauty of freshly fallen snow.  Before you know it, abundance in all forms will begin to flow into your life.  Intuitive guidance comes more easily when you are open to and appreciative of life.

Shift Your Thoughts — If you accept that what you focus on becomes intensified in your life, why not put all your attention on what makes you happy, challenged and healthy?  One of the techniques that works is when you are feeling upset is simply to ask yourself, “Is there another way to think about this issue/concern/worry?”  In the early stages of worry and negative thinking and begin to focus on what you want instead of what you do not want.  Become aware of the inner dialog you have with yourself.  Ask for guidance if you need help with this.  Ask in prayer, "Please guide my thoughts, my words and my actions.  I wish to think, speak and act with love."  You will be surprised at the difference this simple affirmation can make.

Don’t Be Afraid of Fear – Fear is the biggest hurdle that stops most people from achieving their dreams.  It happens when you move out of the comfort zone of the life you have known and into a life on the borders of your dreams.  Many of us feel the fear and say, “I’m not going one step further.”  Or “Give me a guarantee of success and then I’ll move forward.”  Or even, “I feel scared.  This must be my intuition telling me that this direction is wrong.” As you take action on your dreams, you may feel as if you are on the edge of a cliff.  You are about to take a leap of faith and no one is there to catch you.  But you are not alone.  The inspiration and direction from your intuition is there to guide you safely to your hopes and dreams.

Choose to Be Happy —Part of learning to trust your intuition is remembering to ask, "Does this decision make me happy?" or "Do I feel energized by this decision?"  There are many ways to ask the question and experience the answer, but here is the truth: your intuition will provide you with information to make positive choices.  Research has shown that happiness is a choice.  It is not necessarily dependent on life circumstances.  There is always a positive and a negative aspect to any change that occurs in your life, but you get to choose your focus.  Get in the habit of asking, "What's good about this situation?" You will be surprised at the happiness that brightens your world.


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