Intuition works a little bit differently for everyone. I will speak strictly from my own experience today. This should in no way be seen as a catch-all.
Since I was really young I have always had a strong connection with my intuition. My mom would say I was a good judge of character. She saw that I was selective about friendships and I intentionally sought out kind people (many of whom I am still friends with 25 years later).
The truth is that I always knew stuff about people. I could see right through. I was very empathic. I felt other people’s emotions and intentions, and even before I was totally aware that I was doing so, I reacted to that information.
I describe it to this day as…what people really mean is right behind what they say. You have probably had the experience yourself, of meeting someone, and knowing they don’t like you. You know their face is saying one thing but you feel that intuitive impulse that they don’t really mean it. It’s similar to what we talked about last week.
So when I grew up feeling things from people, like when I was bullied in school, I would be hurt and frustrated but I always knew it was because they were sad, or scared, or embarrassed, and it made me braver. The more I trusted that feeling, the stronger it became and the easier it was to hear it.
Now that I’m grown, I listen for that same impulse and feeling. I am aware of my intuition in a totally different area in my body than when my brain is actively thinking about something. When I get that feeling, I pause for a moment and try to listen to what it’s telling me.
Sometimes I ask questions like: Am I feeling fear? Am I feeling a yes or no? Am I feeling like I need to wait?
I also have a lot of clairaudience, which means I hear a lot of signals. Sometimes my ears ring when I’m getting a message or feeling. Or I will know something about someone that will come in as if I’ve heard it. It’s less about actual hearing and more about how my brain becomes aware of it.
Even now I will think sometimes that a client has said something to me, for example, that they are an accountant. I will start talking about their accounting job and they will look bewildered and say “I didn’t tell you I was an accountant.” I just shrug it off and tell them it happens all the time.
So sometimes that’s how I notice my intuition but there are a lot of different senses of intuition. I also sometimes physically feel things. This happens in Reiki sessions most often. I will start working on someone and notice I’m getting a pain somewhere in my body. Sure, enough when I ask them about it, it’s something that is going on in their body.
I also sometimes have an unexplainable sense of something. Perhaps I spend time with someone I’m close to and I suddenly know something about them. It’s not intentional. It just pops into my head out of nowhere. I can’t explain why or how. This can be the hardest sense to hone because we often write off thoughts that aren’t backed up by a story of how we know it or why we know it. We get stuck in trying to logically figure it out rather than just listening.
I realize you’re probably sitting there thinking, Sheila, that’s just you. I can’t do those things. I barely even trust what people tell me.
I understand. Listening to your intuition is a vulnerable thing. You open yourself up to something you’re not instantly good at and it can bring up a lot of feelings of inadequacy. This is why we practice.
That is the entire reason that I developed my High Priestess Embodiment Workshop. This workshop is open now. It is entirely virtual and combines lecture, meditation, journaling and a mini yoga practice to help you get in touch with your own intuition. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions that come up and get answers via a Q & A recording after the course closes. You don’t need any tarot training or understanding as this is an intuition workshop and you have permanent access so you can go back and access it again at any time you need a refresher. Training is open now but only until July 3rd at 11:59 PM ET. You can read more about it and sign up here.
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