Intuition development is so key to living a healthier, happier life.

I first became interested in developing my intuition while camping in California in 2013 (A story for another day). Though at the time, I didn’t know to call it this. I just thought I was practicing the Force for Jedi moves! Reading emotions and building my instincts is so freakin’ fun!

Over the past few years I have learned so much valuable information that has changed my life in a big way. Reduced stress, better sleep, weight management, living true to myself… the list of positive growth examples goes on for miles.

Now, I’d like to share some of this information with you!

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P.s. sorry for all the Star Wars references. I wrote this post a few weeks ago after I saw The Force Awakens and I thought it would be funny to leave it!! I was pretty pumped, You don’t even KNOW!…

Enjoy!

Star Wars meets Intuitive Living

Have you ever held your phone, ready to call someone, and they called you instead? Have you ever had a dream about a dear friend who was in pain, only to hear the next day they lost their job? Or maybe you knew how to fly the Millennium Falcon without watching so much as a training video!? I’m looking at you Rey.

It’s called intuition and we all have it.

Intuition is the ability to understand something immediately without knowing how you know the answer. What most us don’t know is that it’s a skill, like any other and can be practiced to become useful in everyday life.

Here are some quick tips to get started!

  • Meditate. This is the number one, surefire way to calm your mind and hear your inner voice. Our intuition is always speaking to us, giving us the right answers. Unfortunately most of us are too distracted by TV, work or why BB-8 won’t respond to our fan letters, to hear it. You’d think droids would have a pen or something to write with…force7

 

  •  Learn to separate our thoughts and desires from others expectations of you. Provided the Dark Side isn’t using “force grip” on you mind, chances are you’re a free thinker. Sometimes though, our intuition gets overshadowed by the desire to “fit in” with our environment. Instead, we could accept and appreciate the advice and opinions from others, but remember our true self is the one to follow.

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  • Be creative. Writers, painters and musicians are types of artists that have a head start when it comes to intuition. They use this part of their brain to express themselves on paper, canvas or through an up-beat jazz tune for the Mos Eisley Cantina. Any activity you do, when time seems to fly by quicker than a TIE fighter is hint that your inner voice is happy and speaking loudly! Ask, “How do I feel?” describe it to yourself and try and repeat it as often as you can.force4

(You don’t have to be an artist to be intuitive. Any creative activity you enjoy doing builds intuition!)

  • Commit to your gut feeling. It’s time to make a pact with yourself to follow your instincts from now on. Acting on your intuition will send a message to your inner voice that you value your true self. This will help encourage more, clear and useful information which inspires better growth, health and well-being.force5

You won’t be able to lift the TV remote with your mind (believe me I still try), but you will have a better understanding of yourself and of those around you. Like the Force, your intuition is an ability unseen, ready to be mastered by you and young Padawans alike.

The art of intuition is a gift and I hope everyone has the chance to develop theirs. May the force be with you.

How do you use your gut instincts in everyday life? Comment below!

Recommended Reading

Peirce, Penney. The Intuitive Way. Hillsboro: Beyond Words, 2009. Print.

Levine, Stephen. A Gradual Awakening. New York: Anchor Books, 1989. Print.

All pictures in this post courtesy of Pixabay.com

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