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Tapping Into Your Intuition

Updated: Nov 11, 2022

Tapping into your intuition has never been more critical. We live a world where we are constantly bombarded with information, misinformation, lies, and persuasion. Everyone has an agenda. People are trying to sell you on their politics, practices, products, and points of view.

Confirmation bias occurs because the ego needs to be right in order to maintain the status quo. Confirmation bias is when someone seeks out information that confirms their beliefs. As a result, they are unwilling to hear, read, or search for opposing views.

If you are someone who gets drawn into other people’s opinions, and takes them on as truth without checking into yourself first, I highly recommend removing news, social media, and toxic people from your life. These are breeding grounds that invoke fear, confusion, self-loathing, comparing self to others, negativity, and feeling less than.

Do you have to be something different for each person you are with? Do you mold your beliefs, opinions, and interests based on someone else? Do you know your own personal likes, dislikes, values, philosophies, beliefs? If not, you are likely lacking in your own self-identity. You may mirror yourself based on others because you don’t know what you stand for. Maybe your parents told you how to act and be in the world. Maybe they didn’t allow you to have your own choices, opinions, beliefs, and boundaries. Start to figure out who you are and what matters to you, so you can have your own opinions and make your own informed decisions.

In order to be able to take on all the information you are confronted with daily, you need to discern what your truth is; what information to keep and what to throw away. It’s important to understand that just because you discard some information you receive it does not mean that information is wrong. It just means that information is wrong for you.

In order to discern your truth, you need to tap into your intuition. Your intuition is a connection to your inner knowing or your higher self. It is a body felt sense. It does not come from your head.

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Start to connect to yourself and your body through mindfulness or meditation. Your body has its own rhythms, behaviors, and tells. Sit quietly at a convenient time each day to check out what’s happening in your body. You can do a body scan guided meditation if that’s helpful. Otherwise, do your own scan from the top of your head down to your toes.

Notice the sensations that are coming up in your body. Do you feel any tension, pain, lightness, heaviness? Maybe you always have tight shoulders. This is your body trying to tell you something isn’t right. Write down all the things you experienced during the body scan. Do this every day for at least two to four weeks. It doesn’t have to be very long; 5-10 minutes is enough time. You are just starting to tap into your body in order to listen to what it’s trying to tell you and to understand its patterns.

After connecting with your body for several weeks, you can start to tap into your intuition or inner knowing by checking some information out. Remember this will be from your body not what your head is trying to tell you.

If you are highly anxious, or something or someone has upset you, you may be unable to discern the difference between what you want to check out and what else has transpired. If that’s the case, attempt this exercise below another time when you are calm, relaxed, and free from stressful thoughts.

Think of a decision you need to make, or a piece of information you read or someone told you about. Sit quietly without any distractions. Close your eyes. Take several deep breaths into your belly and release any tension from the day. As you think about the decision or information, do a mental scan of your entire body and notice the sensations that come up. If you feel any tension, uneasiness, heaviness, or pain, this decision or piece of information is not right for you. If you feel lightness, joy, excitement, or ease in your body, then you can accept it as your truth and what is right for you.

It’s as simple as that. Keep practicing this with eyes closed in a quiet state until you can start to immediately known in the moment when something doesn’t feel right for you. When you feel something in the moment doesn’t add up, do not let your head or anyone else talk you out of it. Trust your gut knowing about what is right for you and your truth. That’s your intuition speaking.

Find out more about intuition, your inner knowing, feeling sensations in the body, and connecting with your body in the multi-award-winning book Embodied: How to Connect to Your Body, Ignite Your Intuition, and Harness Universal Energy for Healing.

With Blessings,

Vicky xo

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