If you are open and if you are listening, your intuition is always sending signs and clues so you can move forward in the right direction.
by Tanaaz, guest writer
The right direction is really the direction that is aligned with your soul. It is not a question of good or bad, it is just whatever direction your soul needs to go in.
When you still your mind and listen to that quieter voice within, you will always be guided and you will always know the right next move to make.
Learning to listen to this quiet voice within does take time and practice. But the more you learn how to still the chatter in your head, and the more you trust that you are indeed being guided, the easier it will become.
In fact, there really is no greater or more powerful tool than your intuition. We all have one, we just need to get comfortable in learning how to use it.
While there are exercises you can do to strengthen your intuition, sometimes the hardest part is determining the difference between your intuitive voice and the voice of your ego.
Most of us have a very strong and powerful mind that is constantly chatting and offering its opinion, and sometimes this can get in the way of being able to accurately determine our intuition.
To help you with the process, here are 4 common warning signs that usually arise when your intuition is getting overthrown by your ego.
If you ever find yourself experiencing these warning signs, the message is always — Stop and Listen.
Here are the 4 warning signs you need to watch out for:
Sometimes it can be hard to decide whether to go left or right, choose pizza or pasta, or to hold on or let go. Making decisions, big or small is definitely something your intuition can help you with.
If you find yourself going around in circles about whether or not to do something, or if you are struggling to make a decision, you need to trust that this is your intuition talking to you.
As I always say to myself — when you are met with indecision you must listen to your intuition!
Often when you are struggling to decide something, or when you feel a resistance to making a decision, it could be a warning sign from your intuition that either you have not yet got all the facts, or that something is off about one of your choices.
When you are indecisive, the best thing to do is pause and wait it out. You can also ask for a sign or meditate quietly to help you see things clearly.
If you can’t wait it out, follow which option feels the best, not which one sounds the best. Our intuition doesn’t always play by the rules of logic, so sometimes you just have to learn to trust your feelings.
2. Seeking Approval
While it is fine to ask someone for their opinion or even for their advice, if you find yourself reaching out to everyone you know this could also be a red flag.
When you find yourself asking for everyone’s opinion, more often than not you are most likely looking for validation, or you are ignoring what you already know to be true deep down inside.
When your intuition sends you a message that is hard to hear, sometimes it can be tempting to keep seeking advice and opinions from others in order to shake off or validate what we already know to be true.
If you find yourself seeking the opinion and approval from everyone around you, stop and check in with yourself. Connect with your inner voice and don’t be afraid to hear the truth.
Remember, this is your life and only you know what is best.
3. Feeling Drained or Zapped
Feeling drained or depleted is another warning sign from your intuition. This usually happens when you are surrounding yourself with the wrong people, but it can also happen when you enter a room or walk down a particular street.
If you ever find yourself feeling zapped, especially if this feeling comes on suddenly, it is definitely a sign that you need to check in and ask your intuition for guidance.
The tricky thing with this situation is that it can hard to hear your intuition when you are feeling zapped, so call on your angels and visualize a protective white light all around you.
Once you have removed yourself from the space or stopped hanging around the person, usually your energy levels will recharge quickly.
4. Something’s Just Off
The most common warning sign from your intuition is a general feeling of “offness”. When you feel off about something or if you feel something is not right, this could definitely be your intuition shining through and trying to warn you.
If you feel off about something, breathe deeply and ask your intuition to show you the next best step.
Sometimes stress or anxiety can also get in the way here and make us believe that things are worse than they seem, but if your feelings of “offness” are also met with any other warning signs like indecision or feeling zapped definitely pay attention.
You may need to take a few deep breaths or meditate here to help clear your mind and check in with yourself about what could be going on.
Hopefully these 4 warning signs help you to understand how your intuition is always guiding and protecting you.
Your intuition is truly your greatest superpower.