You Listen to Your Gut Feelings?
How Intuitive You Really Are!
by John Holland New Hampshire
To find out how youre doing at trusting your intuition, take this
1. When meeting someone for the first time and you feel uneasy, do you:
(a) Ignore it completely.
(b) Acknowledge it and ask yourself: "Why do I feel uneasy?"
(c) Explain it away - thinking its your just nerves.
2. When you get a gut feeling NOT to drive down a particular road, do
(a) Stop and think of the time it will take to drive the alternative route.
(b) Quickly decide to trust it and take the alternative route.
(c) Stick with the normal route, as its never been a problem before.
3. Youre thinking of changing jobs, and you get a strong feeling
about one company over another, would you:
(a) Still consider all the opportunities.
(b) Think long and hard to see if youre getting a clearer answer.
(c) Ask your friends for advice.
4. When you walk into a room with a lot of strangers, do you:
(a) Wander around looking at everyone being polite.
(b) Gravitate towards a part of the room or group of people that feels
(c) Stand on your own and wait for someone to come up and talk to you.
5. When faced with making an important decision do you:
(a) Ask as many people as you can for their advice and weigh up the odds.
(b) Take time to think about it and see if you get a stronger feeling
one way or another.
(c) Make a conscious decision and trust it was the right one.
6. You had an interesting dream and feel that it was trying to tell you
something. Do you:
(a) Keep it in the back of your mind and decide to buy a book on dreams
at some point.
(b) Write out the dream and look for the symbols to see if it pertains
to anything that is happening in your life right now.
(c) Dismiss it and decide that dreams are just your imagination playing
out in your sleep.
7. When more prosperity is needed in your life, do you:
(a) Believe that there is only so much prosperity to go around and accept
(b) Make a list of all the different ways to bring more prosperity in
(c) Know that hard work and lots of hours brings in the money.
8. You keep thinking of a family member that you havent seen in
awhile, so do you decide to:
(a) Let it go because that person has not contacted you in a long time.
(b) Write a letter or call the person and discover they were also thinking
(c) Call someone else and ask if theyve heard from that family member.
9. You enter a room or location that you have never been to before, and
you feel uncomfortable. Do you:
(a) Decide to leave immediately.
(b) Quickly ask yourself why you feel that way.
(c) Explain it away as your imagination.
10. You come up with a new idea that would make a great invention, so
(a) Think someone else must have come up with this idea and just let it
(b) Investigate the market to see if theres a similar product, and
then pursue the idea.
(c) Decide that it would be too much work and give the idea to someone
If you have chosen mostly (bs) then you are clearly acting on and
trusting your intuition. Intuition is the language of the soul. Were
all born aware with a profound sense of inner-knowing. Its one of
the greatest gifts we possess, which keeps us connected to our higher
selves, the universe and our divine spirit. At one time or another, we
all experience flashes of intuition. We so often ignore or try to wave
off those hunches or gentle nudges as being simply our imagination, only
to find out later that they were correct. Everyone develops their intuition
in their own way, in their own time. Do not rush. Take all the time you
need. It took you many years to pull away from your natural intuitive
abilities, so finding your way back will not happen overnight.
Are you ready to begin? Start with finding a room that you can set aside
just for you a room for meditation or to get in to a quiet space.
Intuition often comes in a whisper and it is best to be in a place that
is quiet, where you can devote some time to working with your intuitive
abilities. If you dont have enough space for a room of your own,
then perhaps you can choose a certain corner of a room, or a place that
can be just yours during your quiet time. It is also helpful to record
what you are receiving in a journal. Shut off the computer. The email
will wait. Unplug the phone if you want total peace.
Were all equipped with a complex and highly tuned inner-guidance
system, which we can access and use anytime we wish. Receiving intuitive
information is all about energy. People, places and objects are all comprised
of it, and since you, too, are energy, you can receive and read information
via your intuitive senses. So trust
and give yourself permission
to explore, play and develop your intuitive ability so that you can see
yourself and the world in a way you never thought possible!
Sometimes answers arent found on the outside, but can be discovered
within. Intuitive guidance can be yours when you learn to still the mind,
but how do you silence that mind chatter? Meditation. Try different meditation
techniques. Practice for at least 15 minutes a day, for one week. Youll
quickly notice your conscious thoughts becoming quieter, and intuitive
guidance will start to flow. Also, by meditating regularly, youll
find that all areas of your life will benefit. Enjoy the stillness.
You already possess the most fundamental piece of intuitive equipment.
You need look no further than your own physical body for answers. The
next time youre making a decision, just pause for a moment, breathe
deeply and focus on your body. Begin to notice how its trying to
talk to you. It could be a gut response, a tingle up your spine, a hunch
or an emotion. Embrace what youre feeling as your body works in
partnership with your intuition.
Dreams are an excellent way for our intuitive mind to speak to us, so
creating a Dream Journal is a good way to start this process. Before you
go to sleep tonight, ask your intuition a specific question that you need
answered. As soon as you awaken and before your feet touch the floor,
write down what stood out in the dream the people, places, and more
importantly, the emotions in the dream. Try to interpret what your dream
is telling you, looking for intuitive symbols and answers to your question.
John Holland is a psychic medium and the author of best selling Born
Knowing, Psychic Navigator and most recently released 101 Ways to Jump-Start
Your Intuition. In addition, John writes a monthly column for The MetaArts
and hosts his own weekly radio show, Spirit Connections. For more info,
visit his website at www.johnholland.com