Using my intuition is a huge part of my life – in fact since my youngest son came into the world, I relied on it without a doubt. Your intuition isn’t lost and needs to be found, it simply needs to be rediscovered.

Think about times and moments in your life where your gut gave you a signal whether it was a red flag or a green light but you didn’t really listen to you because you allowed your logic to guide you. Then think about the outcome of that situation?

Intuition has always been with you but over the years it’s been forgotten because you were taught to use your head all the time when it comes to any decision you are making.

What if I told you that you could trust your intuition and the outcome would be much more favorable?

Don’t believe me, do you?

Quick story! When my youngest was born, within weeks I knew something wasn’t right and I felt that in my gut and spine area. I would take him to the doctors only to be turned away or be given thing to try. Until at the age of four my intuition was confirmed because he was then diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder. Here’s the thing, intuition kept him alive. I allowed it to guide me more often than not in terms of how to take care of him and help him. This life experience helped me in rediscovering my intuition.

And I know there were plenty of times in my life before where my intuition tried to guide me time and again but I didn’t listen. Had I listened to my intuition some things would perhaps be just a little bit different in my life – although I regret nothing!

So how can you rediscover your intuition now?

Get clear on why you’re not connected to your intuition right now

I like to refer to intuition as the inner wisdom center. And at some point, you were told or taught to not listen to your intuition – not out of viciousness but more than using your head was a safer way to do things.

Or maybe there’s an event that happened that caused you to mistrust your intuition. And decided you couldn’t trust yourself.

Take a moment and reflect on those moments and times and get super clear on why you stopped using your intuition.

Why do you want to work and/or listen to your intuition?

I am a firm believer in not following or doing anything that is guided by “I should be doing this” – so if that’s the case don’t bother.

If this is not the case, then what will working and listening to your intuition give you? How will it help you and support you?

Take some time to reflect on this and write it out. Rediscovering your intuition can help you in your life.

Practice making decisions based on your intuition

Whether it is hanging out with a friend, going to a job interview or taking a nap, simply ask yourself:

  • Is hanging out with the friend something I want to do?
  • Is going to this job interview going to support my goals?
  • Is taking a nap what I need right now?

And the first reaction you get, that’s your answer. Don’t second guess yourself. Also, pay attention to where you’re feeling that reaction.

For me, it’s either in my gut or on my spine. My gut is a confirmation to the yes while my spine is an acknowledgment to maybe not.

One of the important things is to practice, practice and practice some more and pay attention to how you are feeling and the outcomes of your decisions led by your intuition.

It’s not a fail-proof situation, more often than not because of things out of your control. But they do offer beautiful learning experiences to grow from and rediscovering your intution takes practice.

Petra Monaco

Petra Monaco

The Rebels Den

Petra Monaco is a published author, coach, mom and breaks the status quo for fun. As a foster kid, she knows the challenges and excuses people make as she rewrote her own story and then worked her way through to become a Master's level therapist. However, after watching her son fight for his life due to a rare genetic disorder and three liver transplants, she now coaches creatives and multi-passionates to stop waiting for “one day” and the “perfect moments’. Petra helps you dive deeply into the heart of things in order to discover your next steps, inspires you to set up your own personal framework so you can break free from fear, doubt, and overwhelm so you can start creating the life you want now. Petra uses her personal story to inspire and motivate people into doing the work they need to do to create change because she believes that your excuses are just avoidance. You can have the cake and eat it too if you're willing to show up for it!
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