HOW TO LISTEN TO YOUR INTUITION AND
TRUST YOUR GUT TO MAKE BETTER CHOICES
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What is Intuition? How Do You Listen To Your Intuition?
Say, for example, I feel a negative emotion and I act on it. Is that me listening to my intuition? What if I want to smoke, drink, or eat junk food? How can I differentiate between my true desires and coping mechanisms? The answers to these questions are already latent within the question themselves.
Let’s imagine life is very simple and say that anything that is good for you and doesn’t cross other people’s boundaries is aligned with your intuition, and everything that is bad for you and those around you are the wrong things to do.
Connect with your Higher Self and Trust Your Gut Feeling
Now that we have an idea, let’s talk about how to connect with yourself and listen to your intuition in more details.
First, know that you are not a body that has a soul, but rather, you are the soul that fits into the body - you are a soul that has a body, not otherwise. You are much more than you could ever realize about yourself with human intellect alone, and the reason for that is because your soul is connected to all that is – it is connected to the entire universe. We are used to thinking that we are separated in the physical world with physical boundaries, with space, objects and our bodies. In reality, while your soul is not only an energy inside you, it is also around you, and we are all connected in a subtle lever.
Your soul is the universe and the universe is always expanding. When scientists talk about the expanding universe, they mean that it has been growing ever since its beginning with the Big Bang. Galaxies are moving away from other galaxies, however, they are not moving through space, they are moving with space, because space is also moving. In other words, the universe has no center; everything is moving away from everything else.
If the soul that is connected to everything is also expanding, then the intellect will never be able to keep up with the process of that expansion.
So, since your soul is bigger than what you will ever be able to realize of yourself, it is also wiser than you are. The essence of your consciousness / soul vibrates at a very high frequency of love, allowance, non-resistance, acceptance, happiness, joy, and all feelings that are good, we can describe it as “high frequency”. When you get an impulse from your soul, that's your intuition. The part of you that is a physical continuation of that soul must now decide whether to act on such an impulse or not. When your intentions are focusing on the purpose of well-being, you can trust your gut feeling and listen to your intuition to make the best choice for yourself.
Let yourself be a middle ground between your soul’s greater awareness and your logical analytical human intelligence, that is also how you allow your creativity to express in this world. You are the receiver of an impulse as well as a decision maker. Building relationship with your intuition in that sense would mean balancing polar ways of operating - the sensitive / receptive and the analytical / logical one. You must learn to trust your gut feeling when you receive that impulse.
Overcome Your Fears to Listen To Your Intuition
Intuition is not something far away or something you need to make any guess about. It is always speaking to you, but it is very quiet and gentle. Listen to your intuition and trust your gut feeling. You know very well what it is telling you. You can basically always know the right thing to do in any given situation, but you may tend to resist listening to your intuition. As humans, we tend to resist listening to intuition by listening to our fears and limiting beliefs, which most of the time are deeply embedded conceptions of what we can and can’t do, or who we can and can’t be.
Depending on how much you’ve disconnected from listening to your intuition, it could seem to be guiding you into an undesirable or even painful direction. Have you ever heard the saying “the only way out is through”? If you are in a bad place within yourself right now, you experience anxiety and depression, acting on just one intuitive impulse won’t take you directly to a very good feeling place. It will take some time to guide you through that pain and out of it.
Raise Your Vibration to Unblock The Power of Intuition
Let’s say you are dealing with addiction or an unhealthy attachment to a person and you don't know how to practically let go or if you should leave the relationship or stay and things only get worse no matter how much you try to fight or change the situation.
Where will your soul guide you? Out of it, obviously, but in the moment it might not be so obvious when we are caught up in the experience itself. In that moment we may be caught in lower vibrational states of despair, anger or sadness that cause us to think in a box, or in other words, within the limits of those lower vibrational states. If you listen to your intuition, it can help raise your vibration and smoothly and quietly guide you out of those lower vibrational states and your situation in different ways. The voice of fear and anxiety is loud and annoyingly persistent. The voice of intuition is quiet, smooth, gentle, and ever present which causes us to ignore it. The more you follow the little steps as you listen to your intuition, the faster you will come into alignment. You can speed up the process by following the very little steps as often as possible.
Sudden change doesn’t usually bring stability, every unshakable foundation is built over time and isn’t created from a single quick radical action. I’m not saying that all radical actions aren’t good because they can work! However, they don’t often work with us - humans are creatures of habit which means that all these things take time.
Clear Your Mind to Listen To Your Intuition
Build a bridge between your logical brain and your soul’s guidance. You don’t need to know any secret on how to listen to your intuition. There are no secrets to this. The funny thing is that you always know what to do and what not to do. The magic starts to happen when you actually start to take your inner voice seriously and listen to your intuition; it starts to take you on a wondrous journey through life! You may start to experience synchronicities on a daily basis, and opportunities as well as positive manifestations start to come your way. You can make better choices and live in ultimate happiness starting now!
We are living in tough times and it is common for people to have a mess of information and clutter in their minds, and because of this it is really difficult for most people to continuously listen to intuition. I mean, it is possible to have momentary access, but to have an uninterrupted and constant communication with your soul is a process and takes time and great dedication. It is something that requires you to learn and relearn many times. It is not without setbacks, yet it is worth all the effort and dedication. In the long run it is worth it. Is there really anything more important than having a real connection with your soul?
Follow Your Intuition to Make Better Choices for Ultimate Happiness
The one and only life goal for anyone is to be happy. What happens when you are happy? You attract more happiness, positivity, and opportunities. Following your intuition means following your inspirations, hobbies, as well as your physical and mental health needs. It also means doing things that you like to do, please you, make you stronger, and happier in general. Eventually it makes you more of the one you came here to be. It makes YOU more YOU! Some tough self-love and you are going to feel better, and the better you feel, the closer you are vibrationally to your soul’s frequency.
You can try to partially ignore and not listen to your intuition that tells you stop smoking or change your diet by not acting on it. See, not only is it important to build that bridge and listen to your intuition, but and to act on it! It is very important to follow through and act on whatever the intuition is telling you.
It’s like a healthy relationship that is built with another person. The more you invest in it the more it comes back to you (please note I’m talking about a healthy relationship and not just any relationship). I’m talking about the relationship that keeps getting better and stronger every day because you invest, communicate, and follow through with your communication.
When we talk about intuition, we are talking about your relationship with your self. In other words it is your relationship with your internal compass.
Your intuition already gives you clues every day. You already know what to do or not to do deep down, but the problem is that along with your intuitive voice there is also the anxious, wounded or scared voice. These other voices are ones you may have listened to for a while now, which is why it is hard to stop believing or associating with them.
Train Your Mind to Focus on Positivity and Trust Your Intuition
Just start following what feels good or feels right for you. Your task is to train your focus. Focus on positivity, good feeling thoughts, genuinely expect life to treat you well. If you need a professional outside help like therapy or coaching - get it! I might be just the right person for you 💜⬇
Life will always be life. It has its ups and downs and we know that. You don’t need to be taught about the law of attraction. Most likely you have already consciously experienced how it works!
If you have ever had periods in life where you felt predominately very good, remember that good experiences and opportunities were coming more and more into your life. And on the other end if you ever experience periods of low vibration, apathy, and depression: notice that it only becomes worse until the negative thought spiral is stopped either consciously or not.
Why not train ourselves to focus on positivity in this world of dualities and contrasts? Sometimes it could be too hard to do on your own, but your soul is already guiding you now to find what will help you connect with yourself and raise your vibration. Just listen to it and trust your intuition to make better choices. Be present and ask yourself what you need to do or stop doing.
You most likely dismiss your intuition’s calls that would lead you to something grand in life, some big manifestation or big breakthrough. This is only because you ignore the little messages it sends you on a daily basis! It can be in the little things like, “quit smoking” or, “eat better food”, or “go out for a walk”, or “turn off your social media and go to sleep”.
Sometimes it may seem that the direction of life depends on big decisions, opportunities, or turns of events, and while it is true - the direction of one’s life built one step at a time. Jumping to a much higher level right away is very possible but it isn’t always sustainable. Walking and learning from every step towards that level is. Learning how to make better choices also comes gradually in the same manner.
In the era of information that we live in it is easy to be distracted not only by the outside world, but by ourselves as well. Many of us are addicted to the distraction. We don’t really know how to stay grounded, present and happy with ourselves in these modern times because we don’t learn mindfulness and other