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Being “connected” these days often refers to how many social media accounts we have or the quality of our internet connections while working from home. When is the last time you’ve spoken to someone about how “connected” you are to yourself? In fact, what does that even mean?! 

Intuition is the thread that connects our mind and body to the highest version of ourselves, our spirit guides, and the collective higher consciousness. We’re all intuitive, and we all have the ability to tap into this intuition to lead more empowered and intentional lives. Learning about the unique ways in which an individual receives intuitive information is a part of the process of connecting to one’s inner voice, and in turn, leading a life with more clarity and purpose. 

How do I know if my intuition is speaking to me? Think of it like radio frequencies – intuition is something that we’re always able to tune into. Messages can come in many forms – through synchronicities, dreams, tastes or smells, a gut feeling, etc. Sometimes we miss these messages, and other times we choose to ignore them altogether; regardless, the messages continue to come until we’re ready to receive them. 

My friend describes her intuition as a “gut feeling,” but I’ve never felt that before. Am I doing something wrong? Another part of understanding your intuition is learning about the different ways in which information can be received. Similar to our five senses, we also have intuitive senses, called Clair Senses: clairvoyance; claircognizance; clairaudience; clairempathy; clairsentience; clairtangency; clairsalience; and clairgustance. Intuition presents differently to every person; some people may feel intuition in their gut, while others may just know something. Most individuals begin with having one or two dominant senses; similar to muscles in our bodies, these intuitive senses can be strengthened over time with consistent practice.

Can intuition be wrong? In short, no. Intuition, as a reflection of the highest version of ourselves, our spirit guides, and the collective higher consciousness, is always serving our greatest good and pointing us in the best direction. What can feel confusing is when our ego gets in the way of our connection to our intuition. The ego develops from a very early age and can sometimes feel protective; however, the ego is based in fear of failure and rejection. It is often loudest when it anticipates change or something new: “What if this doesn’t work out? What if it’s a huge mistake? What if I succeed…then what?” If those negative thoughts are connected to something that may represent positive change or personal growth, then it’s most likely the ego speaking. Filtering out the ego noise allows us to more easily distinguish our intuitive voice. There is also a difference between instinct and intuition. Our instincts are physiological responses related to survival. Our intuition is more evolved and supports the highest version of ourselves. For example, your instinct may choose to accept a job promotion because it “makes sense” and provides safety, security, and predictability; however, your intuition would rather leave the job completely to start your dream business. Instinct plays it safe while intuition take the plunge. 

Why is my intuition important? Connecting to our intuition allows us to live as the highest versions of ourselves. Living a life led by the ego is living a life based out of fear. Ego energy can feel heavy, resistant, stressful, and discouraging. We might feel unfocused, have stomach/gut issues, anxiety or difficulty breathing. Connecting to our intuition changes the energy in and around us and can feel much lighter and more positive. Although there are always obstacles in life that are out of our control, living life guided by intuition can feel purposeful, inspiring, and empowering.

How can I strengthen my intuition? Developing intuition is a unique and personal journey. It’s a combination of opening one’s heart to communicating on an intuitive level, making space for information to come through, and exploring different techniques for each Clair Sense. Consider these following ideas as invitations from your intuitive self to explore and deepen your intuitive connection:

1) journaling (within the first five minutes of waking up and right before going to bed; in between dreams);

2) take multiple breaks throughout the day. Notice your breath, thoughts, feelings, and ideas that may be appearing and write them down. Notice if any patterns emerge; and

3) speak with your spirit guides and loved ones that have passed. Asking for support and guidance is a way being clear with your intentions.

How does Intuitive Counselling help a person connect to their own intuition? Intuitive Counselling supports an individual along the journey of intuitive development and emotional wellbeing. It involves learning about intuition and identifying how intuitive information can be received. It also involves processing emotions and blockages that may act as barriers to connecting with the highest versions of yourself. A part of that process is identifying the ego and challenging thoughts, behaviours, and actions that no longer serve your highest self.

Tuning into our intuitive voices allows us to lead more empowered lives with clarity and purpose. If you’re interested in discovering and strengthening your intuitive voice click here to book an appointment with Elizabeth.

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