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Learn how to use your intuition


Have you ever wondered to yourself  ” How do I know if this is my true gut feeling or just my wishful thinking?     or    Am I thinking with my heart or with my head?”

Intuition means – The act or faculty of knowing or sensing without the use of rational processes.  A perceptive insight, a sense of something not evident.

Natural processes are evident, its something you can see, touch or feel –  examples of natural processes are your five basic senses such as Sight, smell, touch, sound, and taste.

Our intuition is the sixth sense. It is not a rational process.  Your intuition comes from the true heart, not the head….. and when you are in doubt….choose the heart! 

Other words that help us to understand what intuition is:

common sense,





vague idea,

gut feeling,

inner voice,



and inner essence.


I love some of the phrases that are associated with intuition.

Lets play it by ear.

By the seat of ones pants.

I feel it in my bones.

A shot in the dark.

(Can you think of any other phrases that relate to intuition?)


Quote:   I believe in intuitions and inspirations. I sometimes FEEL that I am right. I do not KNOW that I am.          by Albert Einstein


What you have to do is find your balance.  Trust yourself  to integrate intuition and your life experiences.  know the difference between the head and the heart.  When the intuition is clear and you feel peace, it is true intuition.


Is Intuition always right?

I wish it were all easy to explain but the answer to this question is yes and no.    Your purest intuitions are always right.  But, how do we know if it’s pure?  It takes knowledge and a lot of practice.  Simple logic and emotions can get in the way and deceive you.  What you think is your intuition may be just wishful thinking. 


Is logic always right?

absolutely not!  We can calculate, think about and figure things out in detail, only to still have our plans fail.  Just because it sounds logical doesn’t always mean it’s right.   

We somehow expect our intuition to be perfect, even if we are not knowledgable in using our gut instincts.  I know that I am far more aware of my intuition now that I am older  then when I was young.   Intuition is not magic.

The most difficult part of learning how to use your intuition is to determine which is wishful thinking and which is intuition.  We must learn how to separate the two. 

Pay Attention to your senses!   Ask questions of yourself.   Am I really just hoping this will happen or am I using my past experiences as a lever to what I think is going to happen?


Ways to identify your true intuition

1.   Tune into your body– Your body is the key, listen to the way you are feeling, your emotions.

2.   focus or meditate – sit quietly, do something that calms you such as listening to music, walking in the woods, reading quietly.

True intuition will give you the feelings of –

relaxation, openness, joy, a sense of belonging, lack of doubt. clear understanding, inspiration and a profound sense of knowing what you need to do. 

Beware if you have emotions of fear, anxiety, worry, neediness, closing down of your clarity.  these are the signs of wishful thinking that can cloud your judgement quickly.  

Practice, practice practice…..listening to your body and feelings


Inner calm fosters true intuition.

If you are experiencing conflicting emotions and imput about something, the best thing to do is to wait. No matter what the situation, your intuition will stay with you, you can afford to wait for your inner peace and clarity.

A physical object is so easy to know and understand. But a six sense takes practice and knowledge of your body and your inner spirit. 

If you commit to discovering your inner peace then you will learn to understand your intuition and your logical thinking for a perfect balance within your life, just remember

When you love your life and its purpose, intuition becomes a way of life, you understand how it functions and know that you can count on its wise and graceful imput. 


More on this topic…..

Gut feelings




10 comments on “Learn how to use your intuition

  1. theempathyqueen
    August 14, 2013

    thank you for reading my post which brought me to see yours. LOVE this topic and you did a great job!

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  8. nikky44
    May 2, 2012

    A great post Sheryl. Thank you ❤

  9. tessf
    May 2, 2012

    An inspiring post, Sheryl. Really enjoyed this one. Thanks for sharing.

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