One of the most valuable ways we can use our intuition is in decision making, and I’d like to share one of my favourite exercises, “Trying on a Decision”.
The exercise: For illustrative purposes, let’s use the example from last time and say that we’re deciding whether or not to accept a promotion at work.
Step Two: Take a deep breath and in your mind, make your decision. Using our promotion example, let’s decide to accept the position. Now notice how you’re feeling in your body. Pay particular attention to your energy level, emotions and any pains that may have appeared that weren’t apparent before, and compare how you feel now to how you felt when you took your ground zero measurement. If you find that you’re not getting much of a response, make sure that you really believe that you have accepted the promotion. Perhaps take a moment to visualize a day in your life in your new position.
Once you’ve felt the decision in your body, shake it off. When you’re first learning this technique, it can be beneficial to distract your mind for a moment and do something else for a few minutes. This will keep you from becoming wrapped up in the process.
For diagnostic purposes, queasy stomach, lowered energy levels, mood changes to depression/anxiety/frustration, feelings of dread, tiredness and increased pain in any area of the body usually means that this situation is not in harmony with what you need right now.
Feelings of elation, relief, excitement, anticipation, increased energy levels and an easing of pain within the body are signs that this would be a wonderful change for you.
The more you practice and listen to your intuition, the easier it will be to make choices that work for your body, mind and emotions, which leads to a happier, healthier and balanced life!
Lots of love!