5 Tips to Trusting Your Intuition


“You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.”
Alan Alda

Over the years, clients have come into session asking me, what is the difference between my intuition and fear? I can hear and feel a gut feeling, but I am not sure if it’s truly my intuition. How do I know?

The skill of learning ourselves well enough to hear the voices of our intuition can take time and inner work. However, if you are ready to start paying attention, here are some 5 easy steps to start trusting your intuition.

1. Take more time slowing down, being quiet, and getting into nature. It’s hard to hear our inner voice if we are constantly bombarded by outside noise.

2. Pay attention to how you are feeling in your body. Are you tired, sore, stressed or anxious? Noticing how your body is doing is key to getting to know yourself and your intuition. If you can notice how you are doing at any given moment, it will give you more information when you are trying to hear your intuition. You will be able to determine if this is intuition or this is how your body has been feeling most of the day.

3. Be around others that listen to their intuition and encourage you to trust your own. We can feel more confident about ourselves and intuition when we spend time with others who support us.

4. Take time just for you. As a busy person, this may be difficult. Can you find time, even if it’s for a small amount of time to do something just for yourself? This allows you time to connect with what you enjoy and remember who you are. Take a run, walk your dog, sit in meditation, paint,,,whatever brings you joy.

5. Write or journal or listen. Notice if that little voice inside you is trying to give you a consistent message. Usually our intuition is kind and compassionate, not mean or critical. Notice if the feeling or message has come up a few times. This can usually signal that our intuition is trying to tell us something.



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