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  • Writer's pictureAkasia

Intuition 101 : Making the Connection to Your Higher Self and Wisdom

We all have the gift of intuition, but it can often feel as if we aren't able to find it or connect to it very well. Intuition is an essential piece of understanding ourselves, making decisions, and moving forward in our lives, particularly in times of uncertainty. If we can foster a strong and trusting relationship with our inner voice, it can provide an invaluable source of direction and comfort.

It took me a good portion of my lifetime and a few tough life lessons to get there but I now only listen to my divine guidance aka my inner wisdom. I now will only do what feels good inside my body. Many times we are guided somewhere and we have no idea why at the time. And then one day it all starts to make sense as everything magically falls into place for you. Becoming a digital nomad and moving around internationally a lot these last three years has put it to the test in many ways.

So how do you connect, hear and trust those subtle whispers?

The first step to building this connection is to give yourself permission to trust and believe in your intuition. It can be easy to doubt, overthink, and second guess your inner knowing, but it's important to show yourself compassion and give yourself a break. Make sure you are in a safe and comfortable space and can be open and honest with yourself. The next step is to create time and space to nurture your intuition. This can include various meditation or mindfulness practices, such as guided visualizations or journaling. I highly recommend setting aside some time every single day to simply be with yourself away from the hustle of the world and life. It’s important to be kind to yourself and take time to really listen to what your intuition has to say. Often our higher self speaks to us in the softest whisper so giving yourself the space to hear it is one key. Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all method for strengthening intuition, but there are some practices that can help. One is to begin paying closer attention to your emotions. What feelings arise when you face certain situations? Are there any particular senses you tend to rely on, such as a gut feeling or an inner voice? Being aware and understanding your emotions can help you tune in more deeply to your intuitive knowledge. Another way is to practice what is known as “intuitive development.” This is a way of using both your conscious and subconscious mind to hone your intuitive skills. This could involve activities like free-writing, drawing, creative visualizations, or playing with a deck of oracle cards. It’s all about cultivating the connection between your body, mind, emotions, and spirit.

Trust is key. It may not be the easiest path to let go and fully trust the wisdom what your intuition brings, but it gets easier with practice. One of my favorite ways is to be in a place without a bunch of distractions and to just ask your higher self whatever it is you are inquiring about. It can be as simple as "Should I go to the market now?" Or as big as "Should I make this move?" or "Should I take this job?" or "Is this the right thing to do for me, my family, my marriage?" Notice what comes to you immediately. That initial answer is your intuition. What we often do (guilty as charged) is we hear the voice but then our ego mind kicks in giving us all the reasons we should do it differently. Instead honor the information you initially receive.

As you do this, you will find yourself quickly and confidently listening to the signals your intuition is sending from your higher self. By taking steps to connect with and strengthen your intuition, you can create a deep, trusting bond with the inner voice inside you and start to move forward in your life with more clarity, self-assurance and surrender. Get yourself out of the way and let the magic of life surprise you ! What is your favorite way to connect ?


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