3 Steps to Unlocking Your Intuition

I use to be the person who went through life as if it were a straight line. “Do what I need to do, check it off the list, aim for this goal, or that outcome, do what I think I should or shouldn’t do, feel stressed, and start it all over again the next day.” 

Until I discovered my intuition.

It didn’t come easily, it took work. Because I resisted it every step of the way.

“I said I would go back to school to get a master’s degree. It doesn’t make sense NOT too.” Yet I had a heavy feeling in my chest. 

Well, intuition doesn’t fly on the linear path like we want it to, or think that it should. It comes from a far greater place of wisdom from inside you than your mind. And it might not make logical sense.

I live 90% of my life now from my intuition. (And you can too.)

I check in, listen for my wisdom, and hear the answer. And here’s the big leap: I trust it (which really means that I trust myself).

“Why would I want to live from my intuition?” You might ask. Because you’re following your true purpose – you’re in line with what you really want to be doing, or saying what you really need to say.

I wouldn’t be here right now writing this blog post if I listened to all the doubts that used to float around in my head when I first started writing a blog.

Instead of listening to the doubts, I listened to my intuition, which said that it was time to take a writing course. I wasn’t totally clear why I was drawn to writing, but now it’s clear – so I can say from my heart what I want to say and connect with you!

If I hadn’t trusted what my intuition was telling me, you wouldn’t be getting 100% me in my writing – and ultimately you would lose out too. See how this works? All of us benefit when you listen to, and trust your intuition.

Intuition comes through you in different ways: it could be one word or three words (it generally does not come through in full sentences), it could be a feeling in your chest or stomach (a tightness or lightness), it could be a sense about something, or even come through in an image.

It’s like a muscle to develop – it takes practice.

Let’s do an exercise together that I use to access my intuition. You’ll need a piece of paper and pen/pencil.

3 steps to unlocking your intuition:

  1. Take a deep breath in and think of one question you want to ask your inner wisdom. Write it down.
  2. Close your eyes and listen for the first response that comes into your mind. Don’t question it, be with it. The first response is your intuition. Notice if your mind starts in with doubts/fears/judgments to override it – don’t listen to that.
  3. I can’t say enough about the importance of quiet time with yourself to develop your intuition – it only takes 5 minutes a day to listen to what your body is telling you. Stop doing, and practice being. This alone will help you access and unlock your intuition.

Well done! Keep practicing. Listen, trust, and listen some more. To get more tips and tools to unlock your intuition, register for the Unlock your Intuition workshop Feb. 9 so that you can live from your true wisdom and purpose.

Categories: Inner Wisdom & Intuition

About the Author: Angela Patnode

My passion, my calling, is for you to be totally you. Through private coaching, in-depth retreats, and online group coaching programs, I help you tap into your intuition and clarify your desires and vision, I guide you to take active steps toward making your desires a reality.

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