Your intuition is a force to be reckoned with. These internal guides teach us where we stand in the world. Not only can we learn about our personal values through listening to our inner voice, but harnessing our intuition might be more pragmatic than we previously thought.
We all have it in one way or another. Some of us — like me — are empaths. We are profoundly affected by the energy of others. Being empathic, especially once you learn to harness it, can manifest as an innate ability to “read” people. Not only can you sense what they’re feeling, you can also experience it.
Experiencing another’s emotions as your own can be overwhelming, and it can take years of mindful practice to be able to filter these feelings out. By asking yourself, “is this mine,” these high swells of emotion can be remedied. I didn’t realize for years that I was essentially vibing the fuck out on others. I would walk into a room and suddenly be overcome by a strange emotion, often one that didn’t make sense to my circumstance. As a result, I experienced extreme anxiety for not reason at all.
Women (or at least those who identify as female and whose gender binary spectrum would reflect such) are much better at expressing emotion through facial expressions. While as women — cis or otherwise — we might easily see ourselves as empathic as a result of our basic understanding of emotion, men are the opposite. Men (in general) are more versed in hiding their emotions. They can easily stuff down what they are feeling.
YOUR INTUITION WILL REVEAL THE TRUTH — ALWAYS — BECAUSE IT’S YOU.
In relationships, especially those of a sexual nature, we often get a sense when something is wrong. Our intuition, our gut instinct can often make us paranoid, jealous, or mistrusting. In my experience, I’ve never been wrong, and over the years I’ve learned to trust my gut
Many women also report having heightened intuition when it comes to their children. This has a direct link to science. When you become pregnant, you eventually carry the DNA of you children with you forever, and they carry yours with them. Cells enter our body through the placenta, changing our very biology as women. For instance, if we give birth to a son, we become less female than before. Our gender binary evolves to carry those new genes with us, forever. It’s no wonder that we feel a maternal attachment to our children, and it’s no wonder that this can create jealousy in men, who often long to experience this connection.
YOUR INTUITION WILL HELP YOU TO IDENTIFY NEGATIVITY IN YOUR LIFE.
Women’s intuition is also thought to come from our lower socio-economic status, as well as a history of oppression. Women have long been in the lower ranks of society. Not only are women more prone to poverty due to children, the wage gap, etc, but for a long time, we were only as valuable as our silence. It’s thought that years of evolution has cultivated a different way of seeing the world for women. Whether inherited or subconsciously taught, we are easily able to scrutinize and analyze others around us. Many generations of women were at the mercy of the moods of their husbands or lovers. Being able to distinguish between varying emotions and temperaments became a matter of survival.
YOUR INTUITION WILL OPEN NEW PATHS TO YOU WHEN YOU LISTEN TO IT.
We can use this to our advantage. There is perhaps no stronger upper hand than being able to fully understand what makes people tick and predict their reactions. Furthermore, the ability to understand another’s emotional path is incredibly rewarding in all relationships. For this reason, you must be open to receiving what your intuition offers you. There is a reason for it. The new knowledge doesn’t need to be a negative thing, and it doesn’t have to point to deceit. It can be as simple as listening to yourself when you know you should make time to grab breakfast.
Sometimes, I’ll get a simple message to reach out to a friend to see if they’re okay or to take some extra time to meditate. These are good things. Teaching ourselves to trust that inner voice, that it’s not bullshit, will push us to listen more intently when actual red flags are going off.
YOUR INTUITION WILL HELP YOU TO FEEL FULL AND FULFILLED IN YOUR LIFE.
I find it comforting to ask for advice. I do it often and I take my friend’s and family’s advice and opinions seriously as stakeholders in, well, me. A lot of the time they’re wrong. Not being me, they cannot see things from my perspective. When it comes to my relationships or an issue I’m having, how could they possibly see everything that I do?
Your experience is the most valid opinion of all when it comes to your life. Each second, minute, day, week, and year you have spent in your vessel bring merit to your opinion. I feel lost all the time. When I do, I have to take a step back and remind myself that I am the in-house expert on what I want and need. Using your intuition might take some digging and some deep, ugly, looks within. However, the truth is, you already have the wisdom to resolve and answer to most of your questions.
YOUR INTUITION WILL GUIDE YOUR DECISION MAKING TO BE IN ALIGNMENT WITH YOUR SPIRIT
When I’m having trouble really landing on a resolution, it’s because I’m blocked in some way. I am trying to tip the scales in a direction that isn’t natural, usually due to an outside influence. This could be forced relationship or friendship, it could be a question (crisis) of conscience or morals, but for whatever reason I really want the answer to be the exact thing it’s not. In times like these, I often turn to meditation as well as Tarot.
I find that Tarot is an excellent way to give yourself permission to, once and for all, answer the questions you already know the answer to. We derive from the cards exactly what we need to. Our circumstance and doubts are at the surface of every reading because of what’s on our minds. When we examine our situation with Tarot or Oracle cards, we are finally finding a way to accept our truth.