It's time to talk intuition again, one of my favorite topics! From my June 5, 2015 post, let's recap: "As a Professional Intuitive Coach and a student of intuition, I know that intuition is the ultimate GPS for your unique road map to this life experience. It has all the answers and all the guidance you will need. We simply need to tune into our intuition and pay attention. When you ask yourself 'why am I here' or what is my life's purpose?' Get quiet and listen to your heart. What are the messages you are hearing? What are the signs you are seeing? What are the feelings you are feeling?"
If you are not familiar with your intuition, the good news is there are resources to help you recognize and strengthen your intuitive abilities. I have always been aware and tried to follow my intuition. Sometimes our logical mind gets in the way of our intuitive mind. The more I study, practice and use my intuition the stronger it gets and the more confident I am in following it.
This year I was introduced to the work of Simone Wright and her book "First Intelligence: Using the Science and Spirit of Intuition". I read the book during April and May. I had the opportunity to attend a full day workshop with Simone in October. It was an informative and interactive workshop where we discussed intuition and completed intuition exercises to gain a better understanding.
Simone describes the components of intuition, in her book, as the Intuition Triad: Peace, Precision and Perception.
I often write about paying attention and the signs that appear for me. My maternal grandmother's hallmarks are pennies and rice pudding. My paternal grandparents are a pair of cardinals that fly in front of me while driving or walking. It's pretty cool when you know the signs.
But what do the signs mean? How can you tell that it's a sign. That's where your intuition comes into play. What are the intentions you are setting or questions you are asking? Your intuition needs focus. Your can set your intention through conscious or subconscious thoughts or even in writing in your journal. We each have a unique way of communicating with our intuition. Once your intuition has focus, what are you noticing? Are you aware of your thoughts? Do they contain the information. Do you hear a song on the radio where the title or lyrics spark a thought? Remember, your intuition can be a flash of insight or feeling. It can happen quickly; pay attention.
My experience is that my grandparents are usually bring me comforting thoughts about an issue I have. When I see the cardinals, I let the issue go. My grandmother brings me love. When I need a hug or a little extra love, I find a penny in my path or notice rice pudding. I feel the love.
I challenge you to use your intuition. Give it focus by setting your intention. It can be a simple question, for example, where should I go for dinner tonight? Once you have set your intention, pay attention to everything, the people you meet, the songs on the radio, the ads on television, etc. What catches your eye? Once you have an answer, try it on. Imagine yourself at the chosen restaurant, how do you feel? Does it feel good? You can make a intuitive choice.
Share your experiences in the comments below.
Wishing you peace, love and sparks of intuition! Deb
Deb Wilber is the owner of Real Life Spark, a coaching practice dedicated to Igniting the Next Generation of YOU!™