“ A woman knows, by intuition or instinct, what is best for herself ”
When I tell people what I do, they feel the need to come respond: " oh, I am not intuitive or creative at all"!
I guess that is a way to say: " I am not sure what to say or, please let's talk about something else!"
It makes me curious because a lot of people think that being intuitive means, doing some kind of magic and to be creative, you need to have paintbrush, glue and scissors or some other tool, normally used by artists.
That's not true!
We all have intuition and creativity, ALL!
Some of us stay connected to it and that develops in the most know way, becoming artists or doing job that are know to everyone as creative.
The rest of us, simply uses creativity and creativity differently.
When Steve Jobs talked about THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX, he meant that.
Even an engineer that has to develop the latest software for apple is going to be creative in her/his capacity and will use intuition in her/his way.
Intuitive cues come to everyone in the same way. It is only a matter to recognise what is intuition and how it impact the creative flow.
Let’s try to understand what exactly is intuition and how you can learn to listen to it more, so that your actions and decisions are in alignment with your soul journey.
First of all, let me tell you that each and every one of us feels it in different ways and it can change over time.
Depending if you become more open and spiritually aware or, if you stay more in your mind.
Intuition is a feeling that comes from inside your body, or a voice that advises you of a path or action to take or not take, a situation to check, a feeling about what is about to happen.
Depending on your sensibility, you might be more inclined to feel, to see, to hear things or all of those.
I have always been exposed to intuition as my mum is highly intuitive and she has her peaks when she sleeps as messages come to her through dreams.
In my household there has always been this conversation about how powerful and important is to listen to your intuition.
I never really paid much attention to the way I felt my intuition because for me it was a normal feeling, something that everybody had so not much to talk about or discuss with friends.
I don’t remember the specific moment in which I realised how powerful it was and what that meant for me. What I remember is that for important things, I would feel drawn to something from within, normally from my belly.
Like a force and a feeling coming up from there.
I believe it grew stronger when I moved to London as I had to face a lot of situations on my own. Not many friends around and not my family around.
The way it showed to me at the beginning was as feeling of doing the right thing. Sometimes that wouldn’t make sense to other people but I knew that an option would be better than the other, based on what I felt in me.
One example of that was when I started working in properties in London.
I took a job that was not well paid in an independent agency. My friends at the time warned me it was not worthy and that I should have looked for a better job, better paid.
I had a feeling inside that that was the right place and it turned out to be for a little while.
I landed in a family which thought me the basics of my job and treated me as if I was part of the family which is what my soul needed in that particular moment.
I was at a point where I had started questioning my choices, particularly because I was not doing the job I wanted and I was not living the life I had imagined.
I needed a little bit of comfort as opposite to a corporate and pushy environment where you need to push hard to get noticed and you are just a number.
It turned out to be the right choice because it led me to live in the flat where I am now with amazing landlords where I had the chance to become more myself.
This flat has been my home and my sacred place for years now and it gave me peace of mind, while sorting myself out in other areas.
Did I know all this then?
Of course not, it’s something that I thought about later and made perfect sense.
There are a lot of other amazing situations that unfolded for me since then but I’ll spare the juice for another time.
What I am trying to say is that, when you have that feeling that it’s the right thing to do, the right place to go to, the right person to talk to because you good, joy, safe. Listen to it.
Your body knows and is able to guide you in the most amazing way.
Don’t underestimate the power of a decision that comes from your body and therefore your intuition because what can unfold afterwards can be magical.
What can you do to understand if you are being guided by your intuition and how it shows up.
Think about situations where you might have been confused on what to do.
The more you talked and thought about, the more you would get confused. At the same time frustration would come in because you felt you couldn’t take a decision or you were afraid to take the wrong one.
The moment you distracted yourself, at some point when you least expect, a thought comes up and that is what you needed to move forward.
Has that ever happened to you?
|When we think about what to do, our body gets tense because of fear, worry, anger. That's why we struggle to come up with a solution that makes sense.
In that moments, the best thing to do is to get distracted. Doing something that is fun and gives us joy or something that relaxes us. That's when intuition starts to work.
The most common way in which those insights come up are:
While having a shower
While walking in nature
While doing physical exercises or activities
When your brain is trying to find a solution without finding it, gets under stress.
To release stress you need to do something relaxing or do something active so to create endorphin which has the power to decrease the perception of stress or pain.
While relaxing body and mind, our intuition finds the space to show up in the way that is most helpful for us to understand.
That can be images, colours, feelings, voices.
What are your ways to receive an intuitive message?
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