In my last article, How to Actually Listen to Your Intuition, I talked about how anxiety gets in the way of us listening to our intuition, because when we’re anxious we’re coming from an emotionally reactive place and so we make decisions based on those emotions and reactivity.
These decisions soothe us in the short term because they take away the anxiety for the moment. When we’re freaked out and constantly in an emotionally reactive state, that’s all that seems important. But this blocks you from accessing your intuition and working with the messages it’s trying to send you.
The best method to develop your intuition is to move out of the anxious, emotionally reactive state that only focuses on the short term. Because when we’re in this state, we’re only focused on what makes us feel okay right now, and that means we mainly focus on survival issues.
So, instead of thinking about the big picture, we’re asking questions like:
What job will give me a paycheck right now?
What person will make me feel less lonely right now?
What will distract or entertain me right now so I can feel better?
When we only focus on what will make us feel better right now, we cut ourselves off from hearing our own intuition, because intuition most often gives us messages about what is best for us in the long term. It gives us information that we need to manifest our best life, which includes the work that we are meant to do as part of our soul purpose, the relationships that are truly in our highest good, and the activities that will help us build something worthwhile.
I talk more about this in the video below:
I’m teaching a new class all about this topic called Intuition Is a Superpower, and it all starts on June 24. We’ll be learning:
How to recognize the different forms intuition takes.
How to identify intuition when it shows up in your life.
How to interpret the language of intuition.
How to trust the intuitive messages we receive.
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Intuition is one of those topics that is so valuable for empaths, INFJ personality types, INFP personality types and intuitives to learn about, but there’s not much good solid information out there. I’m super excited for this class, because I think it’s really needed, and I also think it will be a lot of fun.
I hope I see you there!
Lauren Sapala is the author of The INFJ Writer, The INFJ Revolution, and the creator of Energy and Intuition for INFJs, an online course for INFJs on intuition, relationships, creativity, and more. She is also currently offering a free copy of her book Firefly Magic: Heart Powered Marketing for Highly Sensitive Writers to anyone who signs up for her newsletter. SIGN UP HERE to get your free copy.