Four Intuitive Paths to Increased Self-Awareness

      Becoming aware of our authentic self is an intuitive process. Listening within and trusting our innermost self moves us beyond reliance on the outer world and external forces. Our innate intuition empowers us to connect with the depth and vast territory of who we truly are. It increases our self-awareness and lets us know when we violate and when we are in alignment with our inner truth. 

Everyone is intuitive. It is as much a part of who we are, as our thoughts, emotions, our physical body and our five senses. Intuition is the gut feeling that we experience when making a decision, the sudden awareness of the solution to a problem or the persistent sense that there is a spirit presence guiding us. Our intuition is connected to the most real part of who we are and we can trust it to direct us to our highest good.

To better harness the power of your intuition it is helpful to become aware of how your intuition naturally emerges. All too often we make assumptions as to what intuition is and what it is not. Some feel that to be intuitive it is necessary to see visions, communicate with those on the other side or know all that is going to happen and to predict the future. However intuition is much less glamorous and subtle than this. Instead it is a quiet persistent inner voice, a gut feeling, a heart centered awareness and the sensation of tingling energy in our body. 

Intuition naturally surfaces through these four common modalities or types.

Through emotional intuition we receive energy information through our emotions and feelings. For instance, have you ever tried a new activity, heard a song or imagined yourself in a different career and felt a spontaneous opening of your heart? By paying attention to what uplifts us, opens our heart and fills us with love, we are guided to what is real and true for us. In the same way, what closes our heart and produces fear and stress, can be an intuitive warning letting us know that we not in synch with our authentic self.

Through physical intuition the body becomes an intuitive antenna providing us with insightful and guiding sensory information. For instance, do the hairs on your arm stand up when you feel a connection to something or someone? Have your ever experienced a gut feeling or a quivering in your solar plexus that something was not right for you? These kind of experiences are physical intuitive messages that can increase our self-awareness.      

Through mental intuition we are able to tune into our authentic self through thoughts, a sense of knowing and the still and quiet inner voice. For instance, despite the lack of tangible evidence have your ever had the persistent awareness that something is off and just not right for you? Have you ever wanted to explore or try something new, without knowing why or if you would succeed? When you trust and listen to your inner knowing do things tend to work out for the best? Listen to the still small inner voice, it is a messenger from your authentic self and it will not disappoint you. 

Through spiritual intuition we tune into the authentic self through direct spontaneous insight, dreams and mystical awareness. For instance, do your dreams ever reveal surprising intuitive information?  Has it ever felt as if an angel or spirit is guiding you? Do you have a sense of purpose or do you long to know why and what your are here to do and experience? Through spiritual intuition we are able to better tune into the depth of our soul longings and wisdom. When we live from the center of this self-awareness the events and conditions that naturally unfold support our core self and truth. 

As we become more aware of the different ways that our intuition surfaces we can gain insight into the vast depth and mystery of who we are and make choices that empower us to create and live our most authentic life. 

Psychic, Medium and Medical Intuitive, Sherrie Dillard is the author of Discover Your Psychic Type, You Are A Medium, Sacred Signs and Symbols and five other books which have been translated into eight languages.

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