Following your Intuition: Learning to Listen
Your intuition is the ability to understand something instinctively, without the need for conscious reasoning. You know, like the hunch, feeling, inkling or message you get and you don’t really know where it’s come from. When something just doesn’t seem right but you have no real grounds to say why. That’s it. For some, it might be a voice or a physical reaction like hair standing up on the back of your neck. It’s different for everybody and it’s something that if you really learn how to listen to it, can be the key to unlocking your true self and find your direction.
I’ve got to admit, it’s taken me a really long time to actually listen when my intuition is trying to tell me something. I would always second guess it and on those occasions, make the not-so-good choices that we all so readily do when we’re learning. But now that I am aware of the cues and the feelings, it is literally like a voice whispering something loudly in my ear. And when I think ‘really?!’ it gets a little bit louder and almost has a ‘trust me!’ behind it. I have found after following these cues, it has come at the right time and has really helped me make a good decision.
But who or what is it?
Whether you believe it’s the universe, your higher self, God or your subconscious, it’s right for you. It doesn’t matter what every other person on the earth thinks it is. Your intuition is just for you. It’s just a matter of identifying it and learning to follow it when it comes about, and not to ignore it or rationalise it away. We all have baggage that we’ve collected along the way and some limiting beliefs that have crept in and these will often make you second guess it. But the more you identify the voice or the feeling, the more you will feel comfortable with it.
Other ways the universe is trying to tell you something
Ever have a week where something or someone shows up a ridiculous amount of times? Or you’re trying to go about your business and you come up against obstacle after obstacle? Like you’re trying to send an email or message and it won’t send or the wifi is not working. This is a little cue that the timing isn’t right. Or there’s something about the person you’ve run into or seen that might have a message for you. For me, it’s seeing 111 all the time. There will be days that I see number plates, receipts, the cricket score on the TV all with 111. Even when I was driving along in my car thinking about writing this post, no joke a bright yellow van drove past me with the numberplate 111! Seeing these so-called angel numbers is said to be a little message from the universe that you’re on the right track or doing the right thing, and to keep going. I have learned to say ‘thank you!’ when I see it now. And it reminds me of the words of the wise Louise L Hay ‘everything happens in the perfect time space sequence.’
So next time you get that feeling or emotion or little voice in your head, don’t ignore it. Just listen to what it’s saying. Even if you don’t act on it, just be open to listening and it might just steer you in the right direction.