11 Ways to Cultivate a Relationship with your Intuition
Intuition. Forever your favorite super power. As we begin to live beyond the five-senses and become multi-sensory beings, science is showing the power of intuition. For us to really thrive in the Golden Era, it’s important for us to begin to feel what’s going on. As a species, we are becoming increasingly sensitive to the energy around us. This means connecting with your Intuition is the driving force for success, happiness, and opportunity in this new paradigm of higher consciousness. Living with discernment, cultivating a relationship with our intuition and listening to our inner voice allows us to navigate through this time and space with ease and grace. Intuition is our greatest gift because it allows us to connect to our truth, our radiance, our brilliance. Our intuition is our highest form of intelligence because our innate feelings never lie. Beginning to trust your intuition will only bring you to places you’ve never been before. This world you’re experiencing is a figment of your imagination which means often times, you’re experiencing your projections. So let me as you this, where can you begin to see the sliver lining and the bigger picture to what’s really going on?
Intuition instills trust. We're never alone on this journey and it’s our intuition that allows us to connect to the voice of our soul. which is always looking out for our best interest. As you Stay Woke + embark on your spiritual journey of an authentic life, it’s important to go within because the Universe lives inside of you. Along your soulistic journey, you’ll find yourself being tested time and time again. It’s up to you how you react and which path you choose. Your intuition is always on your side. Cultivating a relationship with this powerful force allows you to trample anything that may hinder you along the way. It’s up to you whether or not you listen to it. If you don’t, you learn through experience. And if you do, you begin to live the life far beyond your wildest dreams.
11 Ways to Cultivate a Relationship with your Intuition
1. Practice Yoga + Meditation
Practices like Kundalini Yoga and Meditation allow you to not only reprogram your mind and neurons, but you’re also able to cultivate a deeper relationship with your mind, body, and soul. This spiritual practice allows you to cut out the monkey mind and to return to the breath. Through this stillness, we are able to quiet our minds and listen to the inspiration and intuitive hits that are coming our way. Cultivating this clarity allows you to connect to your truth, your Sat Nam. Overtime, you may be tested, but as you begin to cultivate this relationship with your inner stillness and the Divine that lives within, you’ll begin to trust yourself and to also foster a beautiful and healthy relationship with your inner knowing. This form of exercise will also help you let go of all your plans of what your logical, limited mind may have articulated. This practice also helps circulate your blood flow and oxygenate your body so that it may be a radiant and vibrant body. As you cultivate this practice, you’ll continue to attract positive experiences and vibrations as you replace these old patterns that once ruled and served. I've shared with you some of my favorite mantras to listen to to increase your intuitive powers.
2. Listen to your Gut!
Your body is constantly reading and feeling energy. Because it picks up vibrations, it’s important to begin listening to your gut instinct when it first hits. This means take the time to cultivate a healthy gut and digestion to really hone in to your intuition. Energy never lies. Listen. Listen. Listen! Your gut doesn’t know how to lie. Because your gut lives in your power center known as your Solar Plexus or Manipura chakra, as you begin to believe in yourself, cultivate the self-confidence, and connect deeper to your soul.
3. Go within and Feel
Never allow someone shame you for what you’re feeling. If you do, you’re just giving your power away. Going within and allowing yourself to feel what’s arising is your greatest indicator on how you should follow through. If it doesn’t feel right, choose again. If it feels right, go for it! Remember, you have to step out of your comfort zone if you want to experience something you’ve never had before. Trust what you’re feeling. If you feel a sense of calm and a state of relaxation, it’s the ultimate indicator that it’s the right move. Go back and recall a memory where you listened to your inner voice and ended up with a result that was far beyond your wildest dreams. What did that feel like? And then go back and recall a memory where you didn’t listen to your inner voice and instead were presented with a tough lesson. How did that feel? Recall those memories and honor those feelings as indicators of listening and ignoring your intuition.
4. Chill Out
If you’re on the constant go-go-go, and don’t have any time for rest and rejuvenation, not only will you be burnt out, but the inspiration will have a more difficulty to flow. Inspiration and intuition are same same, but different. The Universe always has your best interest and all of this is Divinely Guided though Divine Timing. If you’re not ready for the miracle, it won’t come until you can handle it. Allow yourself to fill up your cup. Often times, those who are intuitive are also empathic. This means taking the time to cater to your needs is crucial. This is the ultimate foundation to anchor in what it is you truly desire. So be patient, honor the journey, and trust the process. It’s all happening. Surrender the outcome and enjoy the ride.
5. Follow your Heart rather than your Mind
Fear lives in our minds while faith and trust lives in our heart. As you begin to quiet your mind, you can hear the subtlety of the intuition. It comes as a whisper, the language of the lovers. The ego, which resides in the mind, is all about logic, while the Intuition is all about creativity. Deep in your heart, you know what you desire. When you allow that to be the guiding force, you become a miracle manifester. Our minds contain all the insecurities, doubts, and conditioning. This is your opportunity to go to the place where your soul lives and thrives. Allowing your heart to be your guiding compass, your intuition follows.
6. Release what's been holding you back
Holding on to the limiting beliefs, toxic relationships and habits is only hindering you from living your fullest, most authentic life. Cut through the bad habits once and for all. As you transmute and forgive the past and those who’ve tried to hurt you along the way, you’re showing the Universe that you’re ready to realize what’s meant to be yours. Your intuition is always leading you in the right direction. If you’re emotionally blocked, you cannot tap into the guidance your intuition is trying to show you. If your body feels like there are energetic blocks, release them through detoxes or cleanses to be a clear vessel.
7. Begin clearing out your third eye
We live a society where our pineal gland, the home of our intuition within our brain, has been calcified due to tainted food, water, soil, environment, and products. Using fluoride not only calcifies your pineal gland, but it also makes it more challenging to tap into that center. Working with crystals like Labradorite, Selenite, Sodalite, Flourite, Tiger's Eye, and Moonstone are great tools to protect and connect with your intuition. psst. you can get 20% off at Energy Muse when you use the code SHAMANESSA20 at checkout!
8. Trust yourself and where you’ve been
What you’ve gone through up until now no one will ever be able to understand. As you begin to honor where you’ve been and where you’re going, nothing outside of you can steer you wrong. All of it has given you the wisdom to support you along the way. Believe in yourself. You know you more than anyone else. Trust that you are always protected and guided.
9. Create Sacred Space
Allowing yourself to live in ceremony and seeing life as a sacred ritual allows you to connect to your psychic ability and create the space for the inspiration and intuition to flourish. If your mind is constantly crowded and cloudy, there’s no space for the miracle of your intuition to flow. Practice breathing. Be calm. Allow your highest self to lead the way. Practice non attachment. Create boundaries. See yourself protected in a beautiful white light. For an extra boost, I created an Intuitive Blend of Shamanic Dream, my smokeless smudge spray to open your third-eye and allow your intuition to lead the way. If you want to feel more empowered, I also created a blend for your Solar Plexus to really tap into your gut instinct.
10. Tune in to your dreams
There’s always something happening behind the scenes. Dreamwork has always been a go-to. As you begin to tap into your dreams and recall them on a daily basis, you can begin to see the patterns your subconscious mind is working through. I’ve been using a Dream Dictionary like this one for over 10 years. As soon as you wake up, take some time to not only see what the symbolism of your dreams mean, but to also journal what comes through. Because you haven’t been influenced by the rest of the noise and energy that’s carried throughout the day when you first wake up, your intuition and your clarity is at an all time high. You can even get to the point of lucid dreaming where you can control your dreams and create your reality you’re experiencing in dream state. Cultivate a relationship with the symbols and reoccurring patterns to see what’s really wanting to be shared with you.
11. Stay Present
Spirit speaks in the Now, for the Now is all we have. Consciousness lives in the present moment and the more we allow ourselves to honor this very moment, the more we are able to recognize the beauty and gift it is to be alive. As we allow ourselves to live in the space between thoughts, not only do we experience consciousness, but we are able to listen to the subtlety of our intuition. If you ask the Universe to show you a sign about an inquiry you’re looking for some clarity around, you must be in the present in order to receive. Stay open to what’s coming your way. Release any preconceived agenda on how things are supposed to look and allow yourself to live with faith and trust that all is unfolding as it should.
As you continue to evolve into a multi-sensory being, you realize your intuition is more than a curiosity, it’s an innate knowing that transcends our limited five senses. Remembering that life is happening for you, rather than against you, you begin to reclaim your authentic power and build the self-confidence to not only follow your dreams but to also create your reality that’s in alignment with your soul’s purpose. As you honor your values and your feelings, life becomes easier. It’s 100% ok to say "No, Thank You" if it isn’t feeling right. This is your life. Your intuition is here to help you survive and thrive during this Golden Era because let’s face it, we need you in your wholeness, brilliance and radiance, living your fullest potential! You are here living out your life, your dream, so stop allowing others and the world outside of you to dictate your happiness. You’re worthy of living a life far beyond your wildest dream! Go for it.. Believe in yourself and your feelings. Find the stillness. Relax. And allow the miracles to unfold. Do you have any ways you love to connect to your intuition? Share in the comments below your experience with cultivating a relationship with your intuition. I’m looking forward to hear where your intuition has led you!