6. Remember to Ask!
While the Universe has the benefit of a much higher perspective and can provide specific guidance on virtually anything, you often have to ask in order to receive! So, if you want to know the best foods for your body, the most ideal place to live, or how to improve your gifts, remember to ask, and, once you do, stay open and receptive to the answers.
7. Quiet the Mind
You cannot expect to access inner guidance when your mind is going a mile a minute in ten different directions, and in fact, it’s nearly impossible to receive any type of intuitive information or inspiration until your mind is quiet – and open to receive. If this is not a good reason for regular meditation, I don’t know what is.
8. Don’t Depend on Spiritual Arts
Although there is absolutely nothing wrong with numerology, astrology or going to psychics, don’t give away your power. Above and beyond anything or anyone, including angels, guides and masters, trust your own inner guidance!
9. Listen to Your Body
While the physical body is an intuitive vessel that picks up and transmits information nonstop, you must be in your body in order to receive messages – and you must also pay attention to what your body is telling you.
Although the entire body is a conduit for guidance, the energetic heart and gut often speak the loudest, and the more you listen, the clearer the messages become. Also, consider that every bodily issue is a form of communication, and in fact, our bodies always tell us when we are in unhealthy jobs or relationships.
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10. Follow the Energy
Even if we don’t consider ourselves intuitive, we all feel energy and we all have an innate sense that tells us if we’re going with the flow or against the flow. Whether we realize it or not, inner guidance directs us through energy, and this includes the flow of energy in life as well as the overall energy in our physical bodies.
By going with the flow, we usually have more than enough energy to follow through on the things we’re guided to do. On the other hand, whenever we force ourselves to do things that aren’t right for us, not only do we end up going against the flow, we also lack the physical energy to see things through – and this is when we become tired and drained.
If you trust the energy as your guiding force and you go with the flow, that same energy will provide everything you need along the way!
11. Emotional Guidance
An integral aspect of inner guidance is the technology of emotion. Just as dread, stress and overwhelm often indicate you’re going the “wrong way,” following inner guidance generally generates positive emotions, such as intrigue, fulfillment, joy and delight.
However, in order for emotional guidance to be a reliable guide, it’s imperative to live in the present moment, and since unhealed emotional wounds can trigger emotional reactions that are tied to the past, it’s also important to heal past issues.
12. Trust the Process
By jumping to conclusions as soon as something seems to go astray, many of us stop trusting and start controlling way too quickly. I know it’s difficult to maintain trust under pressure, but, oftentimes, unplanned circumstances or delays can lead to amazing opportunities and all types of synchronicity. So, why not learn to trust the process?
13. Get to Know Your Intuitive Self
Since we each experience intuition differently, it’s important to identify specific nuances that are unique to you. In other words, how does your inner voice speak to you, and, keep in mind that it might not “speak” at all.
Do you see, hear or sense intuitive guidance?
How does intuition feel in your body?
How is intuition different than mental chatter?
What are the best times and conditions to receive guidance?
How do signs and synchronicities play a role in guiding your life?