Developing your intuition gives you access to higher, creative intelligence and helps you make powerful choices that are aligned with your soul path and your heartfelt dreams and desires. It’s been called a sacred gift and a direct link to your soul. In this week’s video message you’ll discover three essential ingredients for being more intuitive and two powerful practices you can use to deepen your connection to your divine knowing.
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How To Be More Intuitive
Hi, I’m Elari Onawa, I’ve been a Life On Purpose and Awesomeness Coach since 2003 and I’m also the author of Just Believe How Faith In Yourself Shifts Everything! Welcome to this week’s message How To Be More Intuitive.
So what is intuition and why does it matter so much?
Intuition is when you perceive a truth, without the need to figure something out. With intuition, you just know. Whereas, reasoning uses associations and assumptions. It’s an “if this happens, then that will occur, or a weighing the pros and cons” way-of-thinking … which obviously has its limitations. If you’ve ever felt stuck in analysis-paralysis, you know what I mean!
Your intuition, however, gives you quick, powerful insights, and access to guidance and information, even when you don’t have five-sensory input or data in your memory banks to draw from. If you’ve ever had a sense or “a feel” for the best decision, without knowing why — that’s your intuition. If you’ve ever had a hunch, or knew something instantly, or had an “aha” experience, that too is your intuition. When you intuit something, you are not using memory, assumptions or linear assessments. Instead, you’re accessing something much more powerful!
Ernest Holmes, an early twentieth-century spiritual teacher described intuition as God in man or woman, revealing to her the Realities of Being. That is, of course, if we allow intuition to operate through us! Einstein called intuition a sacred gift and saw the rational or reasoning mind as a faithful servant. Dr. Judith Orloff, an MD, and professor of psychiatry at UCLA says; “Highly developed intuition is a powerful tool, it gives you all kinds of information you wouldn’t normally have.”
For me, I experience intuition as my soul truth. It’s guidance from my ever-wise, eternal Self. Through my intuition, I have access to information that’s beyond time, space and stories. It’s Higher Truth.
For eons, intuitive abilities have been attributed to the divine feminine principle. But, this isn’t because intuition is only for women, any more than rational thinking is set aside for the sole use of people in a male body. We all have feminine and masculine energy and skills to varying degrees, regardless of our respective genders.
This particular gift of intuition requires Higher Receptivity. Higher means divine, or your broader, wiser perspective. Energetically, feminine actually means being receptive. So, the divine feminine is an energetic principle. This means that in order to be intuitive, we must be receptive, or tune into higher knowing or higher wisdom.
So, how do you do that? How do you broaden your access to divine insights?
First, you start by recognizing that we all have access to intuitive insights. Of course, the degree to which it’s developed and used will vary, but we all have access. So, intuition is a skill that can be consciously harnessed and developed.
The second requirement for becoming more intuitive is to make a clear choice that you will deepen your intuitive gifts. This may sound overly simple, but consider this. Have you ever thought about setting a goal to exercise more, or to save more money, or to meditate more consistently? Then a few months (or years) go by, and you notice that nothing really changed in that area? Well, this happens more than you may think. I’ve done this myself and so has everyone, and I do mean everyone in a physical body. If you have a habit you’ve wanted to change and haven’t, maybe you haven’t made a clear, committed choice yet. Maybe you’re still “thinking about it”. When you make a clear choice, powerful forces line up to give you what you to want. So, if you want to strengthen your intuitive abilities — so you can have broader access to your higher guidance — then be sure to make a clear choice to do so!
And finally, the third ingredient is cultivating and owning your intuitive abilities. … seeing yourself as intuitive and cultivating your abilities in the ways that are best suited to you. Obviously, this is a bigger subject than what we can cover in a short video, but you can start strengthening your intuition with these two powerful practices.
Practice # 1. Stop Thinking And Step to The Right. Here’s how this works. If you find yourself analyzing something to death, and want to access your higher guidance, stop thinking! Take a deep breath in and exhale slowly. Let go of the need to think.
Next, ask a clear question, such as; what is the best choice for me in this situation? Continue to breathe deeply and bring your focus to the right hemisphere of your brain. Notice how your energy shifts. I used this practice intuitively for years, as I was journaling and writing. Then, I started teaching it in my sacred writing and living-on-purpose programs and found it worked well for a lot of people. Almost everyone experiences a significant upgrade in the quality of the information they receive, and they also find their answers are more insightful and get to the heart of the real underlying need or issue when they do this simple practice. By stepping to the right and breathing and exhaling deeply, you are creating space to hear the Divine Truth within you. Years after I started using this practice, a friend told me about a book, called “A Stroke Of Insight” by Jill Bolte Taylor, a Harvard-trained brain scientist. This is when I discovered a few more reasons why this technique works so well. Bringing your focus to the right takes you out of linear thinking. You are essentially tuning into the receptors of the right brain, where no time exists, other than the present moment. You are slowing down the rational mind, and becoming present to something else. While the left brain maintains linear thinking, and autonomy, which is needed to be an individual or a Self, the energies picked up from the right brain’s receptors are directed to your connection with all things. The right-side receptors are also free from judgment, so you feel a deep sense of peace. So, you’re able to connect, flow and perceive your higher guidance more easily. You’re tuning into an aspect of yourself that’s beyond your memory banks.
Practice # 2 The second practice is to ask powerful questions and write down the answers. This might sound obvious, but it’s so worthy of mentioning. You may not even know that you are receiving guidance if you are not present to the questions you are asking. Also, a powerful question “wocs”, that’s w.o.c.s it’s well-directed, open-ended, clear, and specific! In other words, the answer will give you the information you are really looking for. And when you write down the answers you receive, you also learn how to recognize the energy of your Higher Guidance, and you begin to develop your ability to get the answers you seek, on-demand, when you need them.
So, developing your intuition gives you access to higher, creative intelligence and helps you make powerful choices that are aligned with your soul path and your heartfelt dreams and desires. This is why I always include training and practices for developing this connection in all of my coaching programs.
Sometimes, connecting with higher guidance can be challenging, especially if you’ve spent a lot of time using the analytical aspects of your mind, or if you find yourself second-guessing yourself or the information you’re receiving. If you feel like you want more help with this, I invite you to join me in private coaching. In a few sessions, we’ll work together to release what could be slowing you down, and then we’ll strengthen your connection to your inner source of wisdom.
It’s a great opportunity to work one-on-one with me as your personal mentor and coach and to catapult yourself to a higher level of freedom and deeper knowing in just a few short weeks.
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