Intuition: It’s a Wise Sage

Albert Einstein
Einstein knew it and lived it!

Welcome to May! It’s Self-Care Month and one of my very favorite techniques for managing day-to-day stress is listening to what I call my “Higher Self.” I’ve heard it called by many other names; for example, Inner Wisdom, Intuition, and Gut Feelings.

Keeping one ear on the same frequency as my Higher Self helps me deal with just about everything, but I find it especially helpful when I need to make decisions or need guidance. Tapping into this ever-present resource tends to be different for different people. If I am facing a decision that I feel “on the fence about,” one simple way I can ask my Higher Self is by thinking about my question on a long in-breath and then listening for the answer on a long out-breath after establishing a meditative state of mind. I also recognize my Higher Self as a source of that “gut feeling” I get sometimes when I’m going through a tough situation or even that flash of certainty that I shouldn’t run my errands quite yet (usually that means I either need to be home for some reason unknown to me at the time or could have gotten a ticket or into an accident if I had left when I had intended to).

How has your intuition served you in the past? Do you listen and take its advice or are you more likely to ignore a hunch? Today, I challenge you to “listen to you heart” instead of just your mind. Our thoughts can get confusing, but our hearts – the source and residence of our intuition – are usually crystal clear. It’s just a matter of having faith that your intuition is never going to steer you wrong!

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Try it out (or practice it if you already use this technique) and let us know how it goes! If you’d like to participate in our May Challenge, write a brief description of how you tapped into your intuition and how it worked (or didn’t work) for you. Email your paragraph to me at sglaesmann@mac.com and you’ll be entered in the drawing to win fabulous prizes during the week of May 21 – 25, 2012.

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