So, what exactly is intuition? According to Wikipedia, "The word 'intuition' comes from the Latin word 'intueri', which is roughly translated as meaning 'to look inside'’ or 'to contemplate'”. Intuition is an inner source of knowledge, or a barometer of mental and emotional health. To access that inner knowledge, it’s important to let go of judgement – there’s plenty of time to analyze after you receive your intuitive message - trust and have faith.
Why is it beneficial to tap into your own intuitive mojo?
Intuition is an amazing tool. When we lived close to the earth, our intuition helped us to identify danger and alerted us to predators. Using that inner knowledge allowed us to survive. Now, we can see how intuition helps to keep animals safe. An example of a physical intuitive response is a dog whose hackles rise as he senses a threat.
These internal messages are screaming that this situation isn’t healthy for you right now. Does that mean that you don’t take the job? Not necessarily. The situation as it is presented is perhaps not in harmony with your inner needs, but you now have an opportunity to look at why your intuition is giving you that cold and prickly “no” feeling. What a powerful and amazing gift! More often than not, the intuitive trigger encourages further exploration and we end up with a better understanding of ourselves and what we need, which leads to greater balance in life. In a world where a balanced lifestyle can be difficult to achieve, any tool that aids in finding and maintaining balance is worth developing.
Check out the post, "Trying on a Decision" for a fun intuition-decision-making exercise!
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