One of the questions I’ve grappled with: How do you know if it’s your intuition and not just thoughts?
I came across this posting from The Art of Sensitive Living Blog that explains a few ways to tell the difference between intuition and fearful thoughts. A lot of it comes down to the way you feel when you’re experiencing the insight or the thought. Intuition tends to bring about positive feelings whereas fearful thoughts often make you feel bad.
–When you experience intuition, there’s often a feeling of simplicity, clarity and peace that comes along with the knowledge, even if it’s about an outcome you don’t desire. In other words, you’ll likely feel calm.
–When you’re experiencing fearful ego-based thoughts, you often feel confused, upset, and feel that you have to know more. If there’s an emotional charge with the thought, it’s probably not your intuition.
You can find more tips to accessing your intuition, here.
Intuitive Action Item: This week when you’re paying attention to your thoughts, also notice the way you’re feeling as you have them. Give more credence to those thoughts that are accompanied by feelings of calmness and peace.