As you’re going around town working to get stuff done, did you know that it’s not so much what you say or how you say it but how you vibe that determines how your interactions with others will go? People are tremendously perceptive. Many are experts in body language and decoding a vibe, and they don’t even know it. You can be certain that others sense your vibe well before they can even make a logical argument to explain what they think of you.
Can you do anything about what others think of you? Should you even try? No, don’t even try, not directly anyway. Taking direct action meant to control what others think of you is a waste of energy. Instead, use the indirect method by working on your vibration. Create time and space to focus on feeling good. It doesn’t have to take a lot of time, less than 5 minutes. And it doesn’t have to be a big production either. In fact, the simpler the better!
Now some people might think that I’m talking about meditating every day. For many that could work. Meditation is a great way to bump the vibration up for some people. Personally, I find meditation a better tool to get more in touch with intuition. Reaching for the feeling of love and appreciation and the sweetness of life during meditation is a great way to use daily meditation too.
There are lots of other ways to feel your vibration soar each day, though. Listening to your favorite music works. Especially songs that you believe have a good beat and make you feel like enjoying life.
Getting outdoors is another great way to raise your vibe. Whatever you can do outside that helps you notice the beauty of nature and absorb the majesty of life. You could do an activity like fishing or hiking. You could just gaze at the mountains, trees, or oceans.
The Leading Questions Game is another simple option. Think of questions to ask yourself to get a good feeling response. Ask a question then give yourself a few seconds to come up with something. So you might say “Who can I appreciate right now?” or “What has been the happiest moment of my life so far?” or “If I felt like a powerful force for good right now, how would I feel.”
Make it a priority to take the time to raise your vibe intentionally for a few minutes each day. Find ways that work for you and you will find life easier and easier as you are received better by others. You’ll also notice that your timing is perfect more often.
This exercise to practice listening to intuition is called “The Intuitive Walkabout.” You essentially take a little stroll listening for information from your intuition. You can have a question on your mind or you can just intend a pleasant experience of noticing what is most important at that moment.
Walk around your house or yard. Notice urges to stop or change directions. Notice ideas about what rooms to visit and where to look. Just see what catches your attention. Focus there for a moment to see what ideas come to mind. Quiet your mental chatter and listen. Have your journal ready to capture ideas or possible solutions to problems you have been contemplating.
The purpose of this exercise is to notice what it feels like to connect to your intuition. This is a calm, almost meditative experience. Do it during a downtime when you don’t have to rush off to anywhere and there are no time constraints. Though the exercise doesn’t need to last long, only a few minutes really, it is important that you feel grounded and aren’t needing to rush off anywhere the first few times you try it. Being grounded is being fully present within your body. It happens naturally once you learn to let go the mental chatter that will knock you off balance.
There are many ways your intuition can get a message to you. You will start to pick them up once you’ve learned to quiet your mental chatter.
You might notice a certain song gets stuck in your head out of nowhere.
When listening to music you might notice some words seem to get highlighted then that connect you to an idea about a problem you’ve focused on recently.
You might notice images brought into focus. The image might connect you straight to an answer you’ve been seeking.
Someone who speaks to you could say certain words that bridge a connection for you.
You might feel a tingle in your body that lets you know an idea is resonating.
Look for these types of signs and don’t be afraid to say to yourself, “I note the emphasis on blah right now…what does that mean?” Sometimes your intuition will supply the answer.
You can even develop a standard vocabulary with your intuition. If this idea appeals to you, I suggest you have a standard way to record what you learn in a journal. Develop signals for “yes” and “no” to use for follow up questions. For example, ask your intuition to warm-up or stimulate your right hand for a yes answer and warm-up or stimulate your left hand for a no answer. If you know astrology or tarot cards, those images can be useful as pieces of your intuitive language too. You can also use colors, or rhythms, or scenes from movies. Whatever works for you!
Intuition is subtle and quick. The importance of learning to quiet the energy diverting mental chatter cannot be over-emphasized so definitely start there. Intuition is often delivered in the form of a feeling. So pay attention to how you are feeling at any given moment especially if you are looking for an intuitive connection.
Today I want to talk about intuition. You can learn to tune in to and trust your intuition on a consistent basis. You can move through your day always connected to your intuition and higher mind. In fact, I highly recommend it! You can feel more confident and in touch with your personal power by doing so. Your intuition can help you solve complex problems and make important choices with a calm mind at it’s highest creative potential. The reason I say that is because you have to be in a relatively serene state of mind to distinguish your intuition from your fear based inner dialogue. You’ll gain clarity of mind from the daily practice of tuning in to your intuition, not to mention the powerful ally you gain from learning to tap in to your higher consciousness.
The place to begin is to set the intention to gain skill in hearing your intuitive voice. Next, start getting clear on what your regular mental chatter sounds like. Especially if you haven’t had any experience with meditation or if meditation hasn’t appealed or worked for you as of yet. It is so easy to identify that lower vibing, fear-based, inner dialogue. You know, it’s the one that shames you for not doing or being better, or tries to work you into a frenzy about what other people would think, or generally nags you about obligations often with a sarcastic tone. Once you start recognizing that mental chatter for the mind clutter that it is, you can learn to let it go and turn your focus away from it. You can allow your mind to quiet down so that you can hear the voice that really matters, the voice of your intuition.
You will learn the feeling of your intuitive voice once you make room for it. The thing about the intuitive voice is that it is very quiet and subtle until you learn to listen for it. It is a kind whisper compared to the loud bossiness of regular mental chatter. Intuition feels calm and complete, confident even. You just know everything will work out alright when you are tuned in to intuition.
This episode is about listening and speaking while remaining connected to your intuition as you go through your day. Stevie also talks about the book she recently finished studying, “Vocational Astrology” by Judith Hill. A Podcast Answerman episode inspired Stevie to talk about identity and authentically sharing your story even as your creation is evolving. In announcements, Stevie shares that she was recently interviewed about using intuition in your career at NourishYourCareer.com.