How to Make Better (and Easier) Choices
“Intuition doesn’t tell you what you want to hear;
it tells you what you need to hear.” – Sonia Choquette
Do you struggle to make decisions?
Do you run around gathering input from other people because you doubt your own ability to make a choice? Or do you make decisions impulsively without ever pausing and checking in to assess what is right for you?
Wouldn’t you love to make decisions with greater ease and confidence?
It starts with connecting to your intuition- your inner guide.
When you are in alignment with your soul-self making decisions gets easier because you are connected to a deep inner knowing that guides you on your path. However, most of us aren’t connected to our intuition, which leaves us second-guessing the choices we make.
You have the power of intuitive knowing.
Have you ever had a ‘gut feeling’ or a hunch about something but then ignored it because it didn’t make sense? That’s intuition.
We were all born with this skill but over time we became separated from our intuitiveness. We were taught to discount what we feel and follow other people’s ideas of what is best for us. With no connection to our inner guidance we continue to look for answers outside of ourselves that are logical and practical.
You can reconnect with your intuition. It is always available and waiting to guide you. Every time you turn to your inner guide you strengthen your faith in your self and your intuition. It is just like any muscle in your body, the more you work your intuitive muscle the stronger it becomes.
Here are a few tools to help you realign and strengthen the connection to your inner guide.
1. Pay attention to your gut
Your gut is known as the second brain. There are over 100 million nerve endings in your gut. This highly sensitive organ may be your first sign when a choice is out of alignment in for you. To strengthen your inner knowing pay attention to those gut feelings.
2. Stay in the present moment
One of the best ways to strengthen your intuition is to bring your awareness into the present moment. Your breath is a great tool for this.
Close your eyes and connect to the flow of your breath. Sit quietly with your eyes closed. Put one hand on your heart and ask yourself, “What do I need in this moment?” Listen to the messages your body gives you. What do you feel? What is your body telling you
A regular meditation practice is one of the most powerful tools to strengthen your intuition. With meditation, we quiet the conscious mind and open our hearts. This allows us to connect deeper with our soul self and hear the messages from within.
Journaling 5-10 minutes after meditation when you are in a highly receptive state is another way to connect your inner guru. Free writing, or stream-of-consciousness writing is a process where you don’t edit yourself. You just let the words flow through you and write them all down in your journal. Try asking a question about a situation you are struggling with and then let the answers flow on to your paper. I will pray before my meditation and ask my questions, Then sitting silently in meditation I will often hear the answer or later on as I go about my day.
5. Take Action
When you receive clarity it is important to take soul-inspired action! When you act on the wisdom from your inner guru you strengthen the connection between your subconscious and conscious mind which turns up the volume on receiving future messages.
Want to learn more?
Here are a few books I have read about intuition and share with you in hopes they guide you.
Developing Intuition by Shakti Gawain
The Mind-Gut Connection by Emeran Mayer
Miracles Now by Gabrielle Bernstein
Connecting to your intuition requires practice. When you practice making choices from your intuitive place you begin the process of creating the life you were meant to live, one decision at a time.
If you are ready to live more in alignment with your true self and create a soul-centered life filled with clarity, purpose and joy, join my Soulfully Aligned online program starting on May 7th. If you want to know more about the program set up a call here and we can talk if this online program is right for you at this time.
With love +light,