A few days ago I had the opportunity to talk with George Noory on Coast to Coast AM. What a fantastic experience. George is gracious and smart and the listeners bowled me over with their wisdom, curiosity and courage.
This week, we’ll continue the conversation that we started there, here, with posts on intuition and synchronicity.
We all have access to this kind of insight — to the meaningful coincidences and intuitive hits that can provide us all information that will lead us into the next moment of our lives.
Yet sometimes it can be hard to believe. Trusting your inner guidance system can be a bit tricky for those of us — like me — who tend to reason things through and operate from our more analatyical minds. There is so much we miss if we stay locked in a rigid mindset. But, if we allow the brain to be a tool that we use to gain and process information, and if we also operate from our heart and pay attention to those inner hunches, feelings and sensations we can gain valuable insights and answers. In those moments when we are aligned with our highest self through intuition and synchronicity, we are also reminded of the magic that still operates in this Universe and within it, infinite possibility for all of us. So, this week pay attention to those synchronicities and begin noticing how your intuition shows up for you.
You can strengthen it with practice. Here are a few intuition-honing tips that I suggest.
1. Ask. Access your intuitive insights by posing a question like: “What should I do next?” “Is this the right choice?” or others. Then, be open to any physical, emotional, environmental cues that you pick up. Intuition may appear through words, images, physical sensations – such as gut feelings – or even thoughts and ideas. Pay attention to what you experience after you ask.
2. Calm down, get quiet. It’s hard to get any clear message when your mind is buzzing and cluttered with thoughts, noise, or stresses. Turn off the iPod and the television. Go to a quiet place. Pause. Take a deep breath. Get quiet or try a short meditation and make space for insight. This way, when your gut feelings arrive you’ll be more aware of them.
3. Test it out and practice. The more you use your intuition, the stronger it gets. Next time you ask a question, or turn to it for insight, look for validation and pay attention to how it plays out. It’s best to try this in low risk situations as you develop your skills. Try to intuitively “guess” who’s calling the next time it rings. Or try to predict who might win the football game. Pay attention to the results you get and keep practicing.
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