Are you ready to learn how to trust your intuition? Well I can show you how over the last few years I was able to improve on that myself using hindsight. After all, they say that hindsight is 20/20 so don’t you think that would be a good tool to use?
Per the norm, before I get into the meat of the topic here I would like to review what the actual definition of intuition. I looked it up on Dictionary.com and got the following results:
That definition is good and all, however in my research I also came across the following one which struck me as more on point as to what I would be discussing with you today:
While both provide accurate descriptions the second one here taps into a deeper meaning of the word and one that we will explore today. So get comfy and let’s dig into this…
A couple of years ago as I started down my path of learning more about life and how it all works, I stumbled upon an idea that I began to practice. I had used the expression about hindsight with something and that got me to thinking of how I might be able to use it as a tool to progress in awakening my consciousness.
My thought process was to use hindsight to examine times from my recent past where I had “felt” something and may or may not have acted on it. Basically, I was looking back at times when my intuition or gut feeling was trying to help me and paying close attention to how I felt at the time and what exactly had happened afterwards.
In my 9-5 job I work with a lot of numbers and dates and often I had felt like I was writing down things before I had actually heard the information. Sometimes I was right and sometimes I was wrong, but once I started looking back at those gut feelings I had and making notes of exactly how I felt at the time I started to understand.
You see I was able to start tagging the feelings I had when I was right and noting the differences on the times that I was wrong. As I did this more and more I started to really gain a better grasp of how my intuition was really working for me and I knew when I could trust it based off of how I felt whenever it would pop up.
Here are a couple of examples:
Just the other night we had ordered pizza for delivery during peak times and they said it would be close to an hour. That hour had come and gone and we were all getting hungry. My youngest son was on door duty to yell for me when the delivery guy came. Then I got that feeling that I knew I could trust from previous occurrences and I stood up and started upstairs. Just as someone asked where I was going and I responded to get the pizza, my son yelled that the pizza was here.
Another time I was driving home for work and as is often the case I had the radio off and was content to my own thoughts for the drive home. As I approached the onramp for the highway I caught myself singing a song in my head that had popped up in my head. The next thought that went through my head was that the song was playing on the radio and I was able to actually turn it on and low and behold I was right in stride with where the song was!
In both of these cases, I had that internal feeling of something was going to happen or was happening around me and I was able to trust my intuition and key in on both of them. While most people would say that these were just coincidences, I have learned over time that with focus I was able to do it more often.
The Basic Exercise
First thing is first, you need to identify for yourself when your intuition or your gut feeling is telling you something. For me it is a moment of clarity where I feel connected and am confident. Once you know what yours is, you need to start taking mental notes of when it fires off.
As you start taking these mental notes it will make it easier for you to look back after things have concluded and see just what was going on. Using hindsight now you will take further mental notes of exactly how you felt when your intuition fired off and what happened after that.
You will start to see patterns develop over time and you will also start to understand how your intuition really works for you. With continued practice and confidence in yourself you will find that more and more you will be able to trust your gut instincts.
Diving in a Bit Deeper
Now that you understand how to develop and trust your instincts, I want to take a deeper look into this and why it works. I guess you could say that this journey down this particular path for me started when I watched two different movies, The Secret and What the Bleep Do We Know.
The Secret talked about the Law of Attraction and how you could use it to attract things into your life that you desire and was a more abstract concept. Meanwhile, What the Bleep Do We Know brought with it a scientific backing that helped tie the two together into something much deeper.
Leading Quantum Mechanics research is bringing a whole new perspective to the spiritual sojourner. Where as in older “religions” most ask you to believe things on faith alone, science is now helping to truly bring facts to the table that can help one on their spiritual journey.
Things such as the infamous Double Slit Experiment show that until observed, reality is a probability. This means that until we apply our perception to something that it exists in every possibility for itself. Once we do apply our focus however it comes into existence and acts normally under the laws of physics.
This takes me back now to the second definition that I listed above. Your Intuition allows you to understand exactly what you are creating in your life without the whole rigmarole of analyzing the situation at hand.
To wrap things up I would just like to take a quick stroll back through some of the highlights here to help you have a clear understanding of what I am talking about.
- Defining Intuition as the ability to understand the moment you are presently, the “now.”
- Make mental notes of what is going on when you have the gut feeling moment.
- Using hindsight and your mental notes to help you become more aware of what to look for and how to trust yourself.
- Understanding that we create the lives that we live and intuitive moments are an alignment of ourselves with our creations.
Many of the various articles that I have posted on this site tie directly in with these concepts and I would encourage you to take a few minutes to explore the site and see what jumps out for you. However, there are a few here that I would recommend you check out if you found this post thought provoking:
- Movie Review: What the Bleep Do We Know by Marlee Matlin
- Review: The Secret by Rhonda Byrne – The Law of Attraction
- Book Review – Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
- How to Be Happy in Life – The Power of Living with Intent
- What is the Most Important Thing in Life? Accountability
- How to be Appreciative by Being Open Minded
- Everything Happens for a Reason
Share Your Thoughts
Lastly before I go, I would ask for you to share your thoughts with us on the topic. Whether it is about how you learned to use your intuition, how you believe this stuff all ties together or if you just have questions about the topic. Anything that is shared here is helpful for us all to grow and understand others perspectives.
I just ask that you keep in mind the Golden Rule when commenting and keep it respectful. I understand that when discussing topics such as this in depth can lead to passionate pleas, but as long as we respect each other’s opinions all will be well.
James W D