Intution and How do I use it?
by: Michelle L. Casto, M.Ed.
Intuition is an incredible
resource and gift that we have been given to help us live our best life.
Unfortunately, not many people know what it is or how to use it. The word
intuition means “in to you” in Latin. Florence Scovel, a theologian, once said,
“Intuition is the spiritual faculty that doesn’t explain; it seemingly points
the way.” It’s also been said that intuition is your divine Spirit talking to
you. If you will stop for a moment and acknowledge this, you will begin to
realize the incredible perspective you have at your fingertips. You have this
very amazing power! And you don’t even have to get any special training to
start using it. All you need to do is raise your awareness about it and set
your intention to harness it.
Intuitive messages range from an
inkling to a strong sign or message. Your inner self is persistent and
consistent. It will keep trying to get your attention until you finally wise
up! An inkling is like a glimmer or passing feeling/ thought that comes from
somewhere inside and usually proceeds a hunch or intuitive message. A “hunch”
is accurate information from a higher intelligence; therefore, you can rely on
it. An intuitive message ranges from hearing actual words, seeing a clear
picture, or a deep inner knowing. Some people experience intuition as a
feeling, others a gut reaction, others will see images or have a dream, others
hear an actual message. Become familiar with how your inner self communicates
with you. Once you receive the message, check it out with your research and
The best ways to get in touch
with your intuition are:
1. Be quiet
Practice taking time out every
day to experience silence. Calm your mind with traditional or active meditation.
Release your need to think, analyze, and know everything. The best information
comes from the deep recesses of your soul.
2. Be open
Open to the gift of intuition
and accept what is has to tell you. Many times, our ego thinks it has it “all
figured out,” but your true path may look very different than the one you are
on. Being open to new possibilities and ways of living is key.
3. Be creative
There are many ways to be
creative, painting, writing, dancing, designing a website, etc. Do something
that helps you get into the “flow,” that place where time seems to fly by and
the work is leading you. Creativity is an expression of your soul and goes
hand-in-hand with intuitive guidance.
4. Ask questions
When you ask yourself questions,
you gain additional insight and clarity. When you ask a question like “What is
the next step I need to take?” know that you already know what you need to
know. Trust yourself. You already have everything you need inside.
When you write, you tap into thoughts,
feelings, ideas and direction that you are not consciously aware of. Writing
allows the truth to come forth and is an easy way to gain insight from your
You can further develop your
intuitive guidance by preparing yourself by gathering the necessary information
and experiences to provide more of an opportunity for your intuition to
surface. Intuition cannot be forced; you need to allow it. After loading up
your mind with information about the issue, give your intuition time to work on
it. And then become open to the answer. You will likely experience an “Aha”
moment, which is a moment of instant awareness, where the answer sprouts from
“out of the blue.”
If you have an important
decision to make and are not 100% sure about something happening, stop and
think before making a decision. Usually this is your intuition trying to tell
you that something is not quite right. Likewise, if you feel that you should go
for it, do it, so you don’t miss a valuable opportunity.
Intuition is your very own best
friend. It is always there for you. It waits patiently for you. It gives the
absolute best advice, and all you have to do is ask! Like any good friendship,
all it takes to nurture it is a little time and attention. If you decide to be
close and intimate with your intuition, I promise that your life will transform
into something wonderful.
About The Author
Michelle L. Casto is a whole
life coach, speaker, and author of Get Smart! About Modern Romantic
Relationships, Get Smart! About Modern Career Development, and Get Smart!
About Modern Stress Management. Her coaching practice is Brightlight
Coaching, she helps people come up with bright ideas for their life and
empowers them to freely shine their bright light to the world. Contact her
for a free 30 minute coaching session: www.getsmartseries.com
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