What exactly your intuition, how can you recognise it and trust it? Sometimes our intuition and anxieties and fears can get mixed up, so lets look at the difference between the two.
Intuition is where you have that inner voice telling you something that you just know is right, there is no doubts or fear – you just simply know from within. You don’t have any feelings with your intuition, you are just neutral. Anxiety and fears trigger feelings that comes from a place of past trauma – its your defence mechanism. We think with our head which then triggers the feelings of worry/fear. Sometimes we believe this is our intuition telling us something because it is so strong. Your intuition will always be crystal clear, however we can choose to ignore our intuition which will then end up causing stress and turmoil because you then try to squash it with your ego because it wants to control the outcome of a situation to protect you. Think of your intuition as your higher self, it only has your best interest that sometimes means stepping out of your comfort zone, but you need to trust that your intuition is aligning you with your purpose.
Learning to be more mindful can help you tap into your intuition and not let anxiety and fear get the better of you. Try meditating and quieting your mind from external noise, and go inwards. Ask yourself “what do I need to know right now”. Images or a voice might come to you. Or if you are asking a yes or no question pay attention to your body language, if you are closed off such as arms crossed head bowed, that could mean no. Arms open, head high, smiling could mean yes. You will know what is right because it will be your intuition telling you! Everything happens with practice so keep practicing!
If it is your anxiety and fear putting you into protective mode, ask your higher self to help guide you to understand why you’re feeling fearful and anxious and pay attention to what comes to mind. What body sensations are happening, if any, and where in your body are you feeling this? It is a good idea to journal so you can evaluate your thoughts and feelings. Remember thoughts can trigger feelings, but thoughts can also be changed therefore you can change the way you feel. YOU are in control!
Meditation and journaling can help you become more self aware, and if you are more self aware you will start recognising what your intuition is and what your anxieties and fears are. There is some useful books we sell online and in the shop that can help you learn to be more mindful as well as meditation incense to fill your space with a peaceful aroma. If you struggle with meditating we also have a guided meditation CD Carolina, The Soul Coach!
There are also lots of crystals that help with intuition, especially those linked to your third eye chakra. Try carrying or meditating with crystals such as Lapis Lazuli or Labradorite as these will help you connect with your intuition. We have a crystal set for intuition as well!