The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” Einstein
Intuition is defined as “the ability to understand something without the need for conscious reasoning”, but we know it as that feeling in your gut when you know the right decision or action. Trusting our intuition can lead to greater happiness and success. Psychiatrist Carl Jung, labeled intuition as one of the four major functions of the human mind. The other three include sensation, thinking and feeling. Balancing these functions maximize our potential and happiness. Intuition is also a means of accessing our creative self-expression, not only in the arts, but business, science and entrepreneurship. Intuition is a connection to the subconscious which is why it is a source of wisdom, understanding and creative power.
When you begin to deepen your sense of intuition, you will experience enhanced creativity because the intuitive mind will communicate freely with the conscious mind, which will allow creative thoughts to spring forth. You will notice increased self-knowledge because your intuitive decisions represent the most direct path to your true self. You will find better decision making skills due to the ease of trusting your choice. You will notice greater physical health because you are more in tune with your body and will know when you need to take a break, seek professional help or make changes in your life. You will also enjoy improved mental well-being because intuition helps you make positive, intelligent decisions.
Intuition can take many forms and is not always easy to understand the signs, but with practice you can begin to tune into your body and what it is telling you. Sometimes, your gut instinct can be from physical sensations like goose bumps or a tingly feeling. You might also have a dream that will point you in the right direction. It might be a reoccurring thought that you keep pushing away, but keeps coming back. Taking a quiet walk or meditating on the question or problem you are having often bring solutions. Journaling is another great way to ask yourself what you are seeking clarity on and begin to write. Journaling helps connect us to the layers between subconscious and conscious mind.
If we listen, we can benefit from the confidence and creativity intuition brings.
Learn more about intuition during our next Thrive Creative Community member meeting with Liz Lautrup on April 4th at 1pm on Zoom. If you haven’t been a guest, sign up on line to attend.