Many women find it difficult to trust their intuition during and after a divorce. This may be because they have not completed their divorce recovery. It is important for you to learn to trust your intution in order to move forward after divorce with peace, confidence and clarity. The definition of intuition is "direct perception of truth, fact, etc., independent of any reasoning process." It's something you just know without trying to figure it out. Intuition has gone by other names, such as "sixth sense" or "mother’s instinct," yet it's all the same thing and we all have it.
Exercise your intuition and learn to listen to what it's telling you. Try different methods to get in touch with yourself and see what works to help you hear and listen to your intuition.
1. Pay Attention
Listen to yourself by paying attention to the things that come to you right away and sometimes for no reason. Some people receive intuitive messages through images that "pop" into your head. While others might get a feeling in the pit of their stomach or certain thoughts that seem to yell at you from nowhere. Notice those feelings, images or thoughts. Learning how your body is communicating with you will help you listen to it.
2. Look Within
Meditate and see what journey your mind wants to take you on. Let your mind wander and try not to direct the thoughts or images in your head. Find a quiet place where you can sit for a few minutes each day and unwind. Focus on something small and see what thoughts are left running through your mind, or focus on a single thought. Discover how to have peace amidst the turmoil.
Get a piece of paper and a pen and sit down. Clear your mind and don't over-thing anything. Just let your hand write. Your mind, or your intuition, will guide your hand and get it all out. When your hand stops writing, go do something else, such as cook dinner, grab a snack or go for a walk. Come back to your writing later and see what your intuition is trying to tell you. Keep a dream journal for an intimate look at what your intuition is trying to tell you.
4. No Non-Sense
Be up front about what's on your mind. Of course, you'll still have to think about what you say before you say it but say what's on your mind. You don't have to be rude or chastising, but let it out. Keeping your thoughts and emotions bottled up inside is going to smother your intuition and hinder you from living free and peaceful.
5. Start Small
Ask yourself little questions that aren't of great importance to you. Pay attention to how your body responds to those inner questions. The response could be a gut feeling, thoughts, inner-talk, symbols or vivid images in your mind's eye. This will show you how your body and intuition are communicating with you.
Test your intuition regularly by choosing to ignore it and seeing what happens, or following it and seeing what happens. For example, if you spend an entire day doing the opposite of what your intuition is telling you to do, what happens? Did you have a good day? Was everyone around you reacting strangely? Did things seem "off" or out of place? The next day, follow it all day. Did things go smoother? Was there more harmony in your day?
Listen to your body signals. If something internal is nagging at you about something specific, even if it makes no sense, listen. For example, if you keep getting a tingling feeling in a certain part of your body, have your doctor check it out. That could be your body's way of warning you that something is wrong. On the other hand, you could be drained due to stress. It's always better to err on the side of caution.
Trusting your intuition goes hand-in-hand with trusting yourself. You've gotten this far in life, so you must know something about how to survive. Make a conscious effort to listen to your intuition to make the rest of your days more harmonious and peaceful.
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