I’m sure many of us have heard the phrases “intuitive nudge” or “intuitive insight.” While those phrases refer to the same thing and are pretty common, many of us have yet to interpret their importance to understand the power of intuition fully. Some refer to it as the still, small voice, while others describe it as the sense of knowing what decision they should make in certain situations. But often, we disregard those feelings, sensations, and inner knowings to please ourselves — thank your ego — which ultimately leaves us reflecting on our choices with thoughts like, “something told me I should/should not have done..” Those reflections pinpoint that your intuition was indeed at work, but you chose to go against its advice.
Repeating this type of behavior will eventually cause the inner voice to become quieter and quieter until you won’t recognize it if it is trying to get your attention. But the bright side is that intuition is always there, but we must be fully aware of its ability to guide us in the right direction to see its actual benefits. Until you can recognize and trust your intuition, your custom, built-in guidance system, you stop short of harnessing the potential it can have in your life.
So, what are some ways you can recognize the power of your intuition? Below are three ways to pinpoint that your intuition is trying to give you information. When you receive this type of insight, you must use it to your advantage.
1. Recurring thoughts.
It’s more than a notion. When you’re going about your day and start receiving ideas – for the sake of this article, let’s say, for example, thoughts relating to a decision you need to make. Maybe you’ve been bouncing back and forth on what to do, but you continue receiving information about the decision. Most of the time, these thoughts you receive will be the same thought over and over, and it will indicate what you need to do. Whether you act on the decision right away or wait until a later time, the information will be the same.
2. Strong feeling from within.
It’s usually through our emotions that intuition can provide clues on things we may be unsure about. It’s a bit different from fear – even though fear is an emotion – because your intuition is not rooted in fear and doesn’t fearfully speak to you. What it does is speak to you with clarity and definiteness. The strong sensations you feel within the body alert you that something important is going on. That urge from within is powerful and temporarily disrupts you so that you can look at it and make an intuitive decision instead of the wrong one.
3. Knowing without explanation.
Sometimes we can know things because we know. It doesn’t take a thorough explanation, but like the reference above relating to the intense feeling from within, sometimes insight comes to us so quickly we don’t need to question it; we know. And that type of certainty doesn’t need logic, especially when no doubts interfere with the insight you’ve received. You know from within that it’s something you can trust.
Intuitive guidance can be the determining factor between making a good decision and a bad one. When we listen to the logical mind, we can practically approach things based on what we or someone else has experienced in a similar situation. But when we rely on the guidance that our inner self is giving us, we can rest assured that we will reap the benefits of following in full faith.
Keetria is an entrepreneur, wellness advocate, and brand strategy coach for creatives & entrepreneurs with 16 years of public relations expertise working with some of the world’s leading brands, startups, media personalities, and entertainers. If you would like to work together, don’t hesitate to reach out!