Learning To Listen To Our Intuition

July 17, 2010 by  
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Everything we need to know we can by listening to ourselves.  Of course I’m not talking about the answer to mathematical problems or the discovery of cancer treatments.  I am referring to the initial reaction to others and situations we all have.  It’s the sum of our life wisdom with intuition.

Wisdom comes from life experience.  Intuition can be attributed to a number of things depending on our belief system but for the purpose of this post, let’s say intuition is our inner voice which lets us know what often our minds have a hard time picking up and understanding.

The problem with intuition is that it speaks in a soft voice and places no demands on execution.  In other words it says what it needs to say but it is up to us to listen to it and take action, and there is where the problem lays. Read more


Sexual Encounters And Intuition

July 6, 2010 by  
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Any sexual encounter requires some unveiling of ourselves.  Even the one-night stand does. We become physically naked, open about our desires, and often feel the pressure to perform; men to show off their skills at lovemaking and women to show their pleasure.

Adding to all of it are such questions as: What does this sex mean to this relationship? Will this last?  Is this right for me? What is he or she going to think of me?  And when the lovemaking ends and our excitement subside we find ourselves living in a completely different relationship than the one we had before.

How can we navigate these waters without having the feeling of losing our balance?

1      – inner-equilibrium.  Being in touch with ourselves and knowing we all have the ability to take care of our limitations, fears and expectations will allow us to enter a relationship with a full commitment to the experience.

2      – Intuition.  Listening to our intuition is like listening to an internal alarm.  When the experience feels good and we are comfortable our intuition is subtle. When something is amiss or we have crossed our comfort zone it becomes louder than a samba school on the first day of carnival.  It is up to us to be connected enough to listen to it.  And it is up to us to be respectful and courageous enough to act on it.

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5 Intuitions About Love And Sex You Shouldn’t Ignore

July 5, 2010 by  
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Saw the below post today and thought would make a good companion to my yesterday’s blog post The Fine Line Between Loving With Our Entire Heart And Losing It.

In my post I discuss the choices we make as we enter any new relationship.  Should I jump in with my heart first or should I spare it? I concluded by saying, jump in with an open heart and live the moment as fully as possible.  BUT also know how much is our own imagination and needs at work, that it can be short or long lived, and will not solve all our emotional needs.  Intuition, as discussed below is a very important part of the equation as well.  Staying in touch with ourselves allows us to set limits.   Read on an share your thoughts.

by Judith Orloff MD

When we’re looking for love (or under its intoxicating influence), we often miss seeing extraordinary signs and messages that pop up in our daily life to give us clues as to whether we’re on the right track. However, if you can slow down enough to recognize and listen to your intuitive intelligence, it can reveal truth, warn you of danger, or help you understand people and relationship situations in new ways. From my book Emotional Freedom, here are five types of intuitive experiences you may encounter, and what they can teach you about your love relationships.

  1. Body signals
    Your body has many ways of getting your attention. It could be goosebumps when a date feels just right or says something about you that rings “true.” Or it might be your hair standing up on the back of your neck when a creep replies to your online dating profile.How to use it in romantic relationships
    Most commonly referred to as a “gut reaction,” your body’s response to the world around you is often instant — quicker, in fact, than your conscious thought. Next time you sense your body is trying to alert you to something, check in with it. Are your shoulders tense? Is there a knot in your stomach? Or do you feel energized and excited? When you learn to read your body signals, a whole new type of information will be available to you. What’s more, you may be able to avoid getting involved with destructive, unhealthy lovers, or be curious to pursue a really good guy who, at first blush, doesn’t seem to be your “type.” …Continued

Cultivate Intuition

May 22, 2010 by  
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“The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, and the solution comes to you, and you don’t know how or why” – Albert Einstein

Intuition, sixth sense, gut feeling, is that ability to just ‘know’ about a situation, a decision or perhaps a person.

We have become so reliant on looking at the facts and the data rather than recognizing that little voice inside of us that we often end up dismissing it all together.

But intuition is our own and special way to size up a situation and move accordingly. The problem is our conscious mind (or ego) will always try to doubt the intuitive, with “it can’t be”, “what if” “but”.

So we need to slow down enough to really listen to what our gut feeling is trying to tell us and rather than shutting it down we need to encourage our intuition to speak free of our conscious fear based thoughts.   We need to learn to trust ourselves.

So how can we do that?  Below are a few suggestions:

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Wisdom We Already Have

April 18, 2010 by  
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When you look back in your life, how often are you surprised by things you’ve done -which you didn’t understand at the time – but now you recognize as being the right actions?

How many times do you have a peculiar feeling inside when you meet someone or you are about to make a decision?

That’s your intuition, your inner-voice, your wise self letting you know the way to go.  But how often do we turn a deaf ear to it?

I don’t know where our wise self comes from but I do know it gathers information and processes it in a different fashion than our minds do.  I also know somehow that little voice knows what’s best for us every time.

We need to make friends with our wise self.  We need to learn its language so we won’t get so confused when it speaks to us.

Spending time with ourselves is the only way to befriend our intuition because without it we are operating at half capacity.  So if you like to meditate, that’s your time with yourself.  If you don’t, make sure you carve out some time to be quiet.  No phones, no computers, no talking.  Just you and your within.