Follow your intuition, trust yourself, the answer is always there.
Lately I have been looking to the outside world for answers and direction. I have been searching for answers about my relationships, job, where I should live, how to workout, what to wear, and basically just questioning who I am. Whether I am looking to a book, friend, boss, boyfriend, or parent, for answers, I have been feeling fear, self doubt and needing approval from others.
Self doubt is something that is becoming more common, because we live in an age with so much information, it is easy to look to the outside world for answers. We are so used to searching the internet for answers that we forget the power we already have. We can easily “Google,” what the answer is, but is this teaching us to question our own intuition? I find myself looking at social media for ideas, approval, direction and I end up comparing myself to others, which then leads into more self doubt and fear. It is easy to get caught up in other peoples opinions about how we should live our lives or who we should be, but in the end we know ourselves better than any one else in the world.
Our intuition is our core muscle, it is our strength and safe place. This is where you will find the authentic answers, the love and the truth. No more looking for approval, acceptance or outside opinions. What we have been looking for has been here the whole time, we just need to stop searching and realize it is within ourselves. We are seeking to find answers about ourselves, that we already know.
We block our intuition with negative talk, control and our fear. Fear means we are disconnected from the spirit or our intuition. Fear means we are feeling weak. It is the moment to moment shifts from fear and self doubt to love and looking within, that is where we will find the answers.
I am sharing with you a few ways that I have learned to trust my intuition and look within for true authentic answers.
Find your core support system: Have a select group of friends and family that you will go to in times when you need clarity and support.You still need your core support system that you go to when you are feeling weak and need help, but it isn’t always the best idea to ask anyone and everyone their opinions when you are going through a challenging time, that causes feelings of being overwhelmed and confusion. Keep it close and few.
Surender control: By surrendering control of the situation you are surrendering the control to find the answer. Rather than searching for the answer from outside influences, simply looking within and knowing the answer will come with time, is when the true miracles happen.
Meditate: Meditation is one of the most important ways to connect with your intuition. Meditating at least 5 minutes each morning will allow you to find clarity on any challenges you have in your life. Ask the question you are struggling with, then wait to see what you hear in response. Really taking time to listen to your inner voice is when you will find the truth.
Find a symbol: My symbol is a white feather, which always appears at times when I am feeling fear or self doubt. It reassures me to trust my intuition and reassures me I am on the right path. It is also a fun way to see how often you will see this symbol. Finding a symbol that you tie with positive energy, love, and just knowing everything is going to be ok, helps when you are having a hard time knowing what the answer is or making a decision.
Remember to trust more in what you feel than what you think. Follow your intuition, the answer is always there.