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How to Connect With Your Intuition

05/29/2015 05:20 pm ET | Updated May 29, 2016

Our intuition is our built-in superpower. The more sensitive and aware we are, the more powerful our inner GPS is. Albert Einstein called the intuitive mind a sacred gift. And he said the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.

So we've learned to place a lot of emphasis and power in our rational mind and what we "should" do, the practical choice or reach outside of ourselves to others for answers, in experts, authorities, friends, doctors - to what others want or think is right for us, slowly shutting us down from our truth, from our own inner guidance and from knowing what's best for us.

If we slow down to notice, our mind has also been feeding us deeply ingrained, heavily programmed, repetitive stories of fear, doubt, lack and limitation, telling us that we're not good enough, or we'll fail, or it's too late to do something we want to do or whatever this inner narrative is. And when we start looking at our mind or what I call the negative ego - we see the ways in which its blocked us from hearing the calm, loving voice within that is connected to our spirit, to our intuition. This loud voice in our minds is constantly beating ourselves up.

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When we're beating ourselves up we are fully blocking our intuitive guidance, the place where our truth is. And the truth shall set you free. Can you remember when you last judged yourself or were hard on yourself? It might have been after the holiday weekend around the food you ate or even last night when you went to bed and thought about mistakes you made or all the things you didn't get done, maybe it was this morning as you were getting dressed for work. Until we start to see something, we can't change something. There are so many moments we don't see the way we talk to ourselves and every moment we consciously or unconsciously tear ourselves down, we block our possibilities, we block the natural flow of everything we desire and we block ourselves from who we really are.

Fear and love can't coexist in the same moment so when we are in the egos tirade we can't hear love.

We live in a world in which we learn a fear-based thought system. That's why we are pioneers every time we choose love. We are going against the grain here. We know that there's more than what the world told us was possible. We know we deserve more. We know that the more we change our thoughts and heal our hearts that we change our lives and we change the world. This is not optimism or even magic - it's the basic laws of the universe. The law of cause and effect. The more we let love lead, the better life gets.

Self-compassion and self-love is foundational to real growth. We have to learn how to be gentle with ourselves and love ourselves no matter how many mistakes we make, no matter how many times we fall or fail. We have to love ourselves through all of it otherwise we'll be empty and stuck in the vicious cycle of self-attack and self-hate.

Fear blocks our intuition. Fear doesn't look like something we thought it did - it's not the fear we get from running from a tiger. It's a voice in our head that feeds us stories. It lives in the past and future, tells us we're not good enough, not capable, that we can't do that or we'll fail if we try that, it keeps us in a small box. Sometimes comfy and cozy - but this is the soul's death. So at some point it gets painful and we're pushed out of the nest and need to grow our wings on the way down - sometimes we crash, sometimes we learn to fly fast enough. Either way is perfect. I've been in all those spots and I'm still alive and better off than I was before, so I'm here to tell you everything is going to be okay no matter what.

When our willingness to choose love increases, we connect with our intuitive guidance more easily.

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