Have an important decision to make? Check your intuition!
Need to know what you should do next? What does your intuition say about it?
You hear people say to trust your intuition, but how do you know what your intuition is telling you about that decision?
One way to tap into your intuition to help you make decisions is to think about two situations:
Situation 1: Think about a person, place, thing, or situation that made (or makes) you feel completely engaged, happy or at home. Think about what you felt emotionally, physically and mentally.
Situation 2: Think about a person, place or thing that made (or makes) you feel completely out of your element and uncomfortable. Think about what you felt emotionally, physically and mentally.
Now, think about the decision you want to make. If you decide yes, how does it feel? Does it feel more like situation 1 or situation 2? If you decide no, how does it feel?
For example, let’s say you want to determine if you should go to an event or not. When you think about going to the event, does it feel more like situation 1 or 2? I can usually tell by the feeling in my stomach or back. The feeling in both places is different for each situation.
How do you tap into your intuition to make decisions?
A couple of things to point out:
- The above technique is very similar to Martha Beck’s “Shackles Off/On” technique in her book “Steering By Starlight.”
- If you want some additional ways to tap into your intuition check out this post on Angela Artemis’ blog Powered by Intuition.