Intuition. It’s a word we use a lot, but don’t really know what it means. Got a major decision to make? Trust your intuition. Go with your gut. But what is intuition, really, and how can you follow it in your business and your personal life?
We talked to Wendy De Rosa, an intuitive healer and coach, to learn more about the power hiding in our own intution and how to tap into it for a fuller life and more successful business.
What Is Intuition?
“Everybody has intuition,” Wendy says. “It’s a natural sense.” But it’s so much more than that, too. Wendy defines the real nature of intuition as “the voice of the soul coming through our consciousness.” Following your intuition means listening to that soul voice inside yourself.
Wendy explains that different people can have different kinds of intuition. Some are clairvoyant – they can see an outcome before it happens. Others are visionaries, getting guidance from dreams or visual cues. Others rely on a sense of divine guidance. And some people just “know” when a decision or direction is the right choice.
These are all expressions of intuition, though some people experience them more strongly than others. The difference comes from nurturing your senses and quieting the chaos in and around you.
How To Tap Into Your Inner Voice
Your intuition is a very quiet voice, says Wendy, but it can speak volumes about your business and personal development once you know how to listen to it.
But fear and mental chatter can keep you from developing a strong relationship with your inner voice. “The bigger the fear is and the louder the mental chatter is, the more our intuition gets drowned out,” Wendy says.
She offers these four tips to coax your intuition out of hiding and let the guiding voice inside you ring loud and clear:
Just breathe: Breathe into the areas where you’re feeling stressed in your body. This helps clear negative energy that’s feeding your fears.
Clear out negative emotions: You get back from others what you’re putting out. If you’re stressed or angry or scared, those emotions can stand in the way of achieving your goals. Experience your emotion, then let it pass and let it go so you can re-center yourself on your mission.
Compartmentalize your time: Make a habit out of scheduling everything in your day, including your down-time. It’s easy to find reasons to stay busy if you don’t intentionally carve out time for yourself every day.
Build a solid support team: “I turn to my team of support and ask them to help me on an emotional level,” says Wendy. “We help each other through the emotional piece first,” she says, so they can better focus on life and business strategies after.
A Meditation to Quiet Your Mind
A simple, quick meditation is the best way to quiet your chaos and tune into yourself. Here’s one Wendy shared with us in the podcast interview:
Sit on a comfortable couch or chair with your feet firmly planted on the ground. Imagine roots growing from your feet and a pillar of light – your “grounding cord” – extending from the center of your body down into the core of the earth. Unwind all of the stressful energies you feel into this cord of light and just breathe. This is a great exercise to get in touch with the deeper purpose of your life and business, which you can see with more clarity when your mind is calm and quiet.
How’s your intuitive voice sounding today? What ways to you take time for yourself to tap into your soul? Share your thoughts in the comments below, and don’t forget to listen to the podcast for even more insights around how intuition and emotions can help us work and live more fully.