As I’ve mentioned before, intuition is known as: your internal guidance system; the still, small voice within; your inner knowing; the voice of your soul/higher self; gut feelings and hunches; your Spidey sense; and many other descriptions. The main way our intuition speaks to us is through our feelings aka emotions.
1 : quick and ready insight; 2 : the power or faculty of attaining to direct knowledge or cognition without evident rational thought and inference
1 : the affective aspect of consciousness; 2 : a state of feeling; 3 : a conscious mental reaction (such as anger or fear) subjectively experienced as strong feeling usually directed toward a specific object and typically accompanied by physiological and behavioral changes in the body
Emotion literally translates to “energy in motion.” This means that emotions are simply data aka factual information that we can use to our advantage, if we take the time to process this “data” and see what it’s trying to tell us. Strong emotion is usually really important information that we need to help us make the best possible decisions for our highest good.
We respond to every experience we have with an emotion, so I highly recommend you practice listening to your emotions instead of ignoring or pushing them away. When we take time to be with our emotions and allow ourselves to actually feel and process them, we are able to release them and mine the gem that’s hidden within – the data we need to determine our next best course of action. Doing this leads to moments of clarity and important realizations, and peaceful and happy feelings too. Emotions must be expressed, if we deny or push them away it will only lead to unwanted or unpleasant physiological expressions aka stress and/or anxiety which can lead to dis-ease.
Mel’s Two Cents: Take time to really listen to your feelings. Sit quietly for a few minutes every day and check-in with yourself: How do you feel? Do you have any tension or pain? Is there something irking you? What is the discomfort trying to tell you? Are you avoiding something? WHY? Keep asking yourself questions and digging deeper until the light bulb comes on aka you have an AHA moment. If you feel great, sit with that great feeling awhile and express gratitude for it – try to extend it for as long as possible. Keep a notebook handy so you can write any words or inspired ideas that come to you. As you do this regularly, you will feel more peaceful and clear headed as you are clearing out emotional clutter. We all know how good it feels to be in a home that is clutter free and squeaky clean – well this is doing the same for your private internal world. A clear mind is sharp and ready to receive new ideas, and more apt to take inspired action.
Until next time.
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