This is a guest post by Debbie Taitel SpiritLightInsight.com.
Intuition is that ‘gut feeling‘ you experience. It’s the feeling that for whatever reason you should go left instead of right, not to go on the vacation you’ve scheduled or give you the sense that something is or isn’t right. Listening and following your intuition can guide you to your hearts desire or keep you out of trouble!
Intuition is a psychic ability that everyone has. It is more commonplace to speak of intuition than say mediumship or clairvoyance. In every day life you hear people who otherwise don’t ‘believe’ in their own psychic abilities say something to the effect of ‘I just felt like something was wrong’, ‘it felt like the right thing to do’, or ‘I went with my gut on it’. Paying attention to what your intuition is telling you increases your awareness of what’s going on around you. Like exercising a muscle, the more you use and follow it, the more it works for you.
Are you listening?
Consider your intuition a direct communication with yourself. You KNOW what feels right or wrong in a particular situation. You KNOW when you get that nagging feeling that it’s time to pay attention even if you don’t necessarily know what’s about to happen. If you get ‘red flags’ about something or someone your intuition is telling you something. Are you listening to it and letting it guide you or do you dismiss it?
“Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way.”~Florence Scovel Shinn
Using your intuition is indeed following what you sense whether you have the ‘facts’ or not. It is the ‘gut instinct’ that puts you on alert, calms your heart or allows you to change direction without having to know the exact outcome. You just have a sense it will all be good once you go with what you are feeling. It is not necessary to analyze it because most of the time what you feel and sense cannot be measured. Although it might not make any sense in that present moment what your intuition tells you will guide you on your journey.
“I rely on my instincts and intuition, and I feel it’s so imperative for people to follow not THE path but THEIR path.”~ Emma Stone
Each of us is on a path and usually it’s not a straight and narrow path; There are twists and turns along the way and it is important to recognize if the path we are following is of our own making. I recently read a book which talked about the ‘heart knowing’ before we do. I’ve not only seen this in action but experienced it myself. You might not be conscious of it but following your inner guidance system leads you to the truth in any situation. Think of a time when you didn’t follow your intuition. How did it turn out? Did you spend time afterwards saying to yourself ”I knew it!”
I can think of many instances in my life when my intuition was literally screaming at me and I didn’t listen. Now I listen and pay attention more closely to what it’s telling me. If nothing else I become acutely aware of what is going on internally so I’m able to make conscious decisions that are right for me instead of merely going along with someone else’s program.
Your intuition is like an internal GPS designed that will guide you in the right direction. The biggest challenge to following your intuition is trusting it and trusting yourself. This can take a bit of doing but it is very simply accomplished; By following it over and over. Pretty soon you will trust your instincts, trust that you are on the right path, you’ll make that call at the right time or change direction just because ‘it feels right’. Go ahead, try it! You KNOW it will guide you!~Shine Your Light Debbie
Debra Taitel is a clairvoyant reader, spiritual healer, writer and teacher. Her readings, meditation classes and spiritual blog are designed to inspire those wishing to heal their life through psychic awareness. For more information please visit her website at SpiritLightInsight or blogsite Daily Muse.