“Feelings are the wings to your intuition." Listening to your intuition is vital to your health and well being. This is one of the reasons why most men in our culture do not talk about intuition. We’ve been taught as men that it's a feminine trait. In fact you've heard the saying women's intuition. Men, I can tell you that you have the ability to tap into your intuition just as much as women.
Even Albert Einstein knew that intuition is important when he stated.
“I believe in intuitions and inspirations, I sometimes feel that I am right. I do not know that that I am.”
My interpretation of what he said is that it's the feeling within your body that you need to listen to and not the thoughts or mental chatter. Sometimes you may get an image or feeling within yourselves, that inner knowing or voice, sixth sense, internal guidance system, that is what you need to listen to. Sometimes a thought will trigger that feeling of knowing.
When I've listened to my intuition amazing things have unfolded. For instance traveling to Southeast Asia in 2004. There were moments each day that gratitude poured from my heart as I realized what it meant to follow that small inner voice within me. As I embarked on this journey of self discovery and wisdom, I was reminded that this quest, one we are each called to make but most don’t listen, was essential to my personal growth and transformation. I traveled far from the comfort of my home charting a course through the unknown leading to personal sovereignty and lasting happiness. This sojourn transformed me on many levels and most importantly it's where I met my wife, Jude.
Here is a list of ways to nourish and grow your natural intuition abilities.
Ask questions of yourself as often as you can. Be curious then listen for the answers. The answers may come in images, in a thought or in a feeling.
Tune in. It is important to have quiet alone time to be able to listen and sense. Listen to your body.
Meditation by releasing your mental chatter so that you can really tune into your “gut” feelings, inner voice. Schedule time daily.
Write down information. I have a journal to write down what comes to me and review it occasionally.
Tune out the opinions of others, the people who try to put rats in your head. Sometimes its good to get input from those you respect and trust but bottom line is you need to use discernment to figure out what is best for you.
Take Action. When you tune in and your intuition reveals ideas, make sure you follow through by taking action.
Intuition is an important yet often neglected part of our lives, particularly for men. It’s time that you begin to foster and strengthen that connection to your intuition. If you take action on what is disclosed during those moments of clarity you’ll be amazed at the magic that's revealed.