Have you ever felt a pull in your chest? A little tug in your throat? A rush through your belly? Goosebumps? These little feels are our intuition and, if you're a smart cookie, should be your best friend. Like any other friendship, it has to be earned. Unfortunately, it's commonly neglected because of ignorance. It may also disconnect due to other reasons such as looking to constantly preoccupy time with outer activities, keeping from being “alone” by being with other people, or questioning the voice within and looking to others for answers. If we ignore this voice inside of us with enough doubt and outer distractions, it will almost feel as though it's non existent.
How can we cultivate this voice that connects us to the bigger picture? For starters, we can take a couple of minutes each morning to meditate, centering and balancing ourselves. We are constantly overstimulated in our day to day and the stimulation usually causes a static that interferes with our ability to listen inwardly. Since intuition is the voice of the deepest and purest you, self care is very necessary. This all creates the environment necessary for the bond between you and your intuition to flourish. We may also take our moments of loss as an opportunity to grow closer to our inner-selves. Let us remember that impermanence is the only permanent constant. Resisting change creates friction that disturbs our energy but when we learn to let go and compassionately become present with whatever is happening in this moment, we create a beautiful safe space for that very wise friend of ours to come out of the darkness and reveal to us the lesson that is to be learned at that stillpoint of your life. The more silent we become, through practicing mindfulness and meditation, the louder it gets. Being present allows us to take note of all the thoughts and emotions that may start to roll in and fog our perception, creating a barrier between you and your intuition.
There is a passageway within us. The energy of life passes through in a beautiful dance of giving and receiving. It connects us to all of the universe. As life goes on; frustrations, sadness, anxiety, and anger amongst many other feelings and emotions create knots within this space. It's our job to undo them. This may be accomplished by meditation and breath-work, an example being the practice of Kundalini. Once the energy within us is able to flow through without barriers, our intuition awakens and life seems to fall into place.
This process is like befriending our intuition. You can only befriend someone by showing interest in them, spending time with them, providing them with a safe space to simply be, and by being loving and accepting towards them. When we first feel an intuitive pull, we may question ourselves and look to others for advice. Remember, this dims the light that has the power to show us the way. Your intuition is your wisest friend and always has the best in mind for you. Trust it. Cultivate it through self care, meditation, and difficult times. The more you trust and follow it, the louder and clearer it gets. Make space for it. It will always lead you to beauty, big or small. It's always just right. It allows for a deeper understanding, a dissolved sense of loneliness, and a connection to all things.