Our intuition is a remarkable gift that was bestowed upon us by the Universe at the time of our birth, to connect us with the Source. By listening to our intuition every second of the day and following the Divine Guidance that is transmitted to us through our sixth sense, we are able to connect and remain connected with All There Is. This may not seem to be a simple task; however, as you probably already know, the important lessons in our lives are often not learned through easy assignments. By taking the time, every day, to centre ourselves, shut off our ego, and listen to our inner voice, we honour our spirit and, at the very core of our being, our connection with the Source.
In the modern world, in which people tend to rely heavily on empirical evidence, intuition has taken a backseat. We are taught that we should only believe something after we have seen it; however, if others had not experienced what we had experienced, our feelings, thoughts, and beliefs are often dismissed, because they cannot be supported by other people. It is not surprising, then, that the faith of many people in the credibility of our intuition has diminished. However, as the Universe is quickly progressing in a beautiful new direction and we become gradually more aware of something greater than ego-based proof, we start to seek the natural light within ourselves, realizing that from the minute we were born, we were given a gift that can never be taken away from us for as long as the light within us shines. However, it is up to us to develop this gift and cultivate it to the greatest extent.
Have you been ignoring the ‘little voice’ inside you? That ‘little voice’ does not need to remain quiet and small. It can grow if we allow it to grow. That voice has as much power as we allow it to have. Our intuition serves to protect us and help us in all areas of our lives. You may have heard stories told by people who, right before something awful happened to them, heard a voice that may have told them to turn around, to be careful; their intuition may also have given them another warning in the form of a visual sign. This voice speaks to us constantly, as the Universe would never wish for us to be hurt in any way. However, it is up to us to listen and follow the guidance. As the singer Jewel sings, "Follow your heart, your intuition. It will lead you in the right direction."
This week, start each morning with the following affirmation: “I listen to my intuition and trust and follow its guidance. My intuition connects me to All There Is, and I know that the Source speaks to me through my intuition. By trusting the guidance of my intuitive self, I can create countless benefits for myself and help myself in all aspects of my day, every day.”
Throughout the day, when faced with any situation that may arise, sit down comfortably, close your eyes, take a few deep breaths, place your right hand on your heart area, and ask yourself, “What does the Universe wish for me to know at this time?” Listen carefully to the answer that you receive. However, please remember that the voice that you may hear will likely not be a loud one and will come from the inside. It may very well sound like a whisper. You also may not hear the voice immediately. Even more so, the answer might not even be audible but may appear in the form of an image or a feeling. What is important is to keep an open mind, remain relaxed, pay attention to our surroundings, our feelings and monitor our thoughts, keeping them positive. Trust the answers that you will receive, without second-guessing yourself.
Animals are excellent role models for people who wish to practise following their intuition. Their natural instincts are their primary and most important guidance. Imagine what would happen if a rabbit, upon hearing a noise in the bush, would not run away but instead, would sit there and wonder, "Perhaps it's nothing. Perhaps I'm just a scared wuss and have nothing to worry about. I might just sit here and wait it out." Such ego-based doubts about our intuition are precisely what would get the rabbit, and us, in trouble. Do you really wish to take such a risk, rather than exercise caution?
The above exercise may not be easy and it may take some time for you to let go of ego-based fear. Please feel free to ask the Universe for strength to trust the guidance that you receive and to assist you as you learn to develop your sixth sense and trust your intuition. With time and consistent practice, this exercise will become increasingly simple, until it no longer feels like an exercise and will start to feel natural. After all, listening to our intuition is natural. It is time for us to acknowledge it as such.
Have a wonderful week! Happy spiritual travels! Namaste!