How to Reconnect with Your Intuition - Pinterest pinToday we are talking about how to reconnect with your intuition, so that you can create the kind of inner template that will be reflected in your outside world. One of the main tenets of Law of Attraction is “as within, so without”. It’s the concept that what you experience of the outside world reflects what already exists within you.

If your inner landscape is chaotic & fearful, that's how you'll interpret the world around you. Click To Tweet

If your inner landscape is chaotic and fearful, you will interpret the world around you in those terms. Likewise, if your inner landscape is peaceful and inclined towards loving thoughts, that is how you will interpret the world and your experiences in it.

Your mind is a garden, your thoughts are the seeds. You can grow flowers or you can grow weeds. Choose wisely. ~Unknown

Obviously, finding ways to cultivate your inner landscape in a manner that will be conducive to the types of experiences you want in the outside world is really important. Learning how to keep our mental gardens free of weeds so that our flowers and trees – our most cherished dreams and goals – can grow is critical to our ability to be successful in life.


5 Ways to Reconnect With Your Intuition

One of the ways we can do this is to start learning how to trust ourselves and our own intuition more.  One of the methods that I personally like to use for reconnecting with my own intuition is reading oracle cards. But if you’re not into that kind of thing, then I’ve got five other methods to share with you today that you can try…

Method #1: Breathe.

When we’re stressed, our breathing often become more shallow and rapid which just amplifies the feelings of panic and distress we may be feeling. Taking even just a few minutes to breathe deeply and slowly can do wonders for slowing down your heart rate and inducing a feeling of tranquility.

In turn, when you are more relaxed and tranquil, you are better able to connect to the whispers from within that are meant to guide you along your best path; it’s hard to hear those quiet little nudges when you’re stressed out and your mind is racing. So just… breathe.

Method #2: Fear less.

As much as possible, let go of your fear. To do this, consider turning off your news feeds for a while. In every waking moment, we are bombarded by a constant feed of information, and because of the way the media works (“if it bleeds, it leads”), most of what we are exposed to is negative.

When I was in university I remember taking a course on media influence, and the professor mentioned that our constant exposure to images and messages of violence and despair has created a culture of fear. We are forever on high alert for danger, always in an underlying state of anxiety and fear, always running stress hormones through our systems.

We are so wary of the unknown that we can no longer differentiate real vs imagined threats. Click To Tweet

I talk about this in my stress book, but the upshot is that we have become so conditioned to be suspicious of everything unfamiliar that we no longer have the ability to tell the difference between real and imagined threats. We can no longer hear the voice within us that deftly guides us away from danger and towards what’s best for us.

Method #3: Experiment.

Deliberately try to see what happens when you follow your instincts and what happens when you don’t. Get yourself a little notebook and next time you have a decision to make, follow your first choice, gut reaction hunch about what to do. Jot down some brief notes about what the situation was, what decision you made, and what the outcome was.

Then do the opposite – the next decision that comes up, connect with what your instincts are telling you and deliberately do something else, instead. Again, jot down some notes about the situation, decision, and outcomes.

Start with non-life-altering decisions like where to go for dinner with this one, and then try a couple of bigger decisions. Just see what happens when you trust yourself and when you don’t. Sometimes, having empirical evidence that good things tend to happen when you follow your intuition helps to convince your conscious mind that it’s OK to trust yourself!

Method #4: Look for the synchronicities.

Make it a point to start looking for “coincidences” and messages from the Universe; little signs that show up in your life that would only mean something to you. And pay attention to them. When you see that butterfly, or hear that particular song, or see that piece of graffiti with that particular message, know that it means something. There is no such thing as a coincidence. Things happen for a reason, and when these little gifts from the Universe show up, it means that there is something there that you need to understand.

Coincidences are the Universe’s way of sending you a very personal message. Click To Tweet

When you’re on the right path, you’re going to start noticing more and more of these little synchronicities and weird things that you just can’t explain showing up in your life. There will be snatches of overhead conversation, or newspapers left open to just the right page, or library books with sticky notes inside that seem to have been written just for you, or other random events will occur that give you key pieces of information or point you down avenues you hadn’t considered. Opportunities will start magically lining up to make things easier for you… you just need to start paying attention and looking for them!

Method #5: Ease up.

We put so much pressure on ourselves to make the right decision that we forget that, in the big picture, there are no wrong choices. No matter which way you go, you will learn something useful along the way that will help you to create the kind of life you really want. And no matter how far “off course” you go, there is always a way for you to get back on track.

Remember that success doesn’t happen overnight. Ever. What appears “sudden” from the outside usually took years to create. And it happened after failure — usually many failures — that served to help the successful person tweak their process and hone their abilities until they were ready for their success. So ease up and enjoy the journey itself… in the long run, it’s going to mean more to you than any specific success, anyway.

Summing it up

So, there you have it – five strategies to help you reconnect with your own intuition and start trusting yourself. And I’ll just recap those for you here: strategy one was to slow your breathing so that you can hear that whisper within of your inner wisdom coming through; strategy two was to turn off your news feeds and fear less; strategy three was to experiment and see what happens when you deliberately do and do not trust your instincts; strategy four was to look for the synchronicities and coincidences that are the Universe’s way of communicating with you; and strategy number five was to ease up and put less pressure on yourself to get things right the first time.

If you’re in a situation where your physical reality isn’t what you’d like it to be, use these fives methods to help you reconnect with your intuition and cultivate your inner landscape into a more pleasant form. In time, your outside reality will begin to mirror what you’ve created on the inside.

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