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Our intuition acts as our internal guidance system, our source of inner wisdom and insight, and often 'knows' things before our minds do.
That inexplicable sensation we all know could be considered our intuitive operating system. It sends us unconscious messages, often described as gut feelings.
Have you ever said, "I should have listened to my gut."? You probably should have, and you probably should more!
Many business leaders and professionals rely on the guidance of their intuition, basing their decisions on how they 'feel' about a situation or circumstance, and do so successfully.
How many of us use our intuitive operating system in our day-to-day lives?
How would our lives be different if we listened to our intuition more and trusted what we 'feel'?
We often over-analyze situations, looking from a place of logic instead of listening to the messages from our internal guidance system.
I believe if we trusted more in our own capabilities and the power we hold within, our lives could be very different.
How does one tap into their intuition and use it at it's full potential? Here are some suggestions.
"In a study, published in 2005 in The Journal of the American Dietetic Association, women who practiced intuitive eating over the course of two years maintained their weight and achieved lower cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, higher self-esteem, and greater levels of physical activity—while women who dieted over the same period regained any weight they managed to lose and experienced no improvements in their physical or mental health. Further research has shown that intuitive eaters are less likely to think about how their body appears to others, and more likely to spend time considering how their body feels and functions.
Tune In: Becoming an intuitive eater requires the willingness to sit and listen to your stomach's signals. Eat every three to four hours, before extreme hunger sets in, and stop when you feel nourished and energized, not stuffed. Imagining the portion you want to consume before a meal—and what that will physically feel like afterward—is another way to start trusting your gut."
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I have a lot of fun running workshops on Enhancing Your Intuition. I find delight when people realize how strong their intuition actually is through exercises and meditation. My next workshop is Thursday June 1st. Details can be found here.
So next time you have a gut feeling about something, instead of passing it off, listen to it. And if you practice the suggestions above, you may find that you begin to run more on your intuitive operating system rather than only using logic for every situation. The more you trust your inner wisdom, the more you find you trust yourself.
“Intuition is a combination of historical (empirical) data, deep and heightened observation, and an ability to cut through the thickness of surface reality. Intuition is like a slow motion machine that captures data instantaneously and hits you like a ton of bricks. Intuition is a knowing, a sensing that is beyond the conscious understanding — a gut feeling. Intuition is not pseudo-science.”
Check out Kerwin Rae's video on how Intuition works.
Vanessa Marie Dewsbury