3 Steps to rediscovering your intuition

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.

About the author

Petra Monaco is an artist, author, and professional problem solver for creatives, rebels, and multi-passionates.

She is here to help you remove frustration from your life and achieve your creative dreams with more ease and confidence.

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