Is it really my intuition? How can I tell?

I’ve been asked these questions hundreds of times before. And while our minds want to make the answer complicated, the truth is, it’s not. There are some simple truths, that if you follow them and keep committed to the process, will guide you to consistent and clear direction in your life. I never said it was easy – it’s just not that complicated . Here’s 3 things to keep in mind. More to come later.

1. When you are attached to an outcome, your intuition will retreat. The stronger you want something with your ego, the weaker your intuition becomes. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t want; it just means that your not attached to the end result looking a certain way or having to arrive at a certain time. I always say if we can practice non-attachment, like Buddha, we will all be 24/7 intuitives without even trying…

2. Your intuition comes in different forms – it can come through a voice within, a visual in your mind’s eye, a feeling, a gut knowing, a synchronicity, or a host of other ways. Don’t assume that “the answer” will come in the way that it has always appeared. If you are cleaning your kitchen and suddenly you are presented with an odd image in your mind’s eye, take note – write it down and ask. I always tell my clients to write everything down and then ask for more information about the guidance – if you are meant to learn more…. you will! If you practice step 1, you can discern the difference between made up stuff that your ego conjures up and the real thing. Practice this by writing a question you would like answers to – listen with non-attachment to the response and write it down until you can hear your ego creeping in – if you stop at the moment the pen wants to express the ego’s voice, you will be well on your way to being a confident and discerning Every Day Intuitive. (See my Linked In Group to join The Everyday Intuitive)

3. Intuition is the voice of love; ego is the voice of fear. Practice hearing guidance that sounds like it’s loving advice – your intuition wil never berate you, will never go on and on like a friend who you can’t get off the phone no matter how hard you try…. your intuition is almost alarmingly concise and usually asks of you what may be uncomfortable or at the very least, requires you to make a change of some sort. The voice often is quiet, but may not always be gentle if you are not listening to it or not trusting it – it may sound loud in your inner ear to get the attention of those of us who have shut down to the guidance that is operating within and around us 24/7.

Hope that helps and is a start. More to come.
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  1. Hi Karen! I enjoyed reading your article. I am intuitive myself and through divine guidance, recently released my book “Transcending Abuse & Betrayal,” in which I share practical, holistic and spiritual tools to healing and transformation.
    Your article reminded me of a recent unpleasant experience I encountered, whereby I had failed to listen to my first intuition. I was ill and feeling very vulnerable at the time the incident occurred. The unpleasantness of the situation made me realize that when you fail to listen to your inner guidance, what ensues is pain.

    Difficult situations and people appear in our lives as our greatest teachers. How we empower ourselves will depend on how we deal with the situation at hand.

    Thanks again for the article.

    Sasha Samy

    • Thanks Sasha – Carl Jung once said that what doesn’t come to us as conscious awareness comes to us as fate. I believe he was referring to the same thing we talk of here; our awareness is a culmination of our ability to first listen and then act on intuitive guidance; when we don’t, fate may intervene simply to show us that the path we are on needs some adjustment.

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