A guest post by Lynn A. Robinson, M.Ed.
Intuition is a fabulous thing! I seem to have been blessed with an abundance of it. I make my living giving intuitive readings, writing books, as well as being a speaker on the topic of intuition. You have it too. It comes in very handy in the form of “Mother’s Intuition.”
Sometimes my work as an intuitive can offer humorous life experiences. For instance, when my son Cliff was 16 he was dating a girl I’ll call Sandy. One evening, I was driving Sandy back to her parent’s house after one of their dates.
Sitting in the passenger seat, she turned to me and said, “Ummm…can I ask you a question?” I assured her she could ask me anything.
There was a long pause and then, “Well…I know what you do for a living. So… ummm…do you know what Cliff and I do on our dates?”
Oh my! I’m not sure that I needed to be terribly intuitive to figure out the answer to that question!
What Is Intuition?
I see it as a rich resource for acquiring knowledge about yourself and the world around you. It provides profound guidance that allows you to make the best choices for yourself and your family. When you listen to intuition and follow its wisdom you’ll be led to a life that is abundant, successful and full of limitless possibilities. Intuition is a connection to your soul, a vehicle for God to communicate with you. When you ask your intuition for help or insight, you are tapping into your Higher Power and seeking its wise guidance. I refer to it as “Divine Intuition.”
Intuition comes in many forms. It communicates in different ways to each of us. “Mother’s Intuition” is especially important in keeping our kids safe and out of trouble as well as learning to be joyful mothers. Always best to heed it’s wisdom!
Following are some of the ways intuition makes itself known.
Emotions – Intuitive information often comes through your feelings or emotions. You may simply “feel right” about a certain course of action. Or you might experience a sense of distrust about an individual or situation. It’s so important to act on this even when it doesn’t make a lot of logical sense. Intuition can come from information just below the conscious level. You may know something, but not know how you know it.
Physical sensations – We call such sensations a “gut feeling.” You might find that your body feels heavy if a decision you’ve made is wrong. Your body may feel light or experience “chills” if it is the correct path for you and your child.
Inner Voice – Many people report a “still, quiet, inner voice.” Your intuition will always communicate with you in a compassionate, loving manner that is perceptibly different from your normal inner chatter. Asking your intuition questions will often prompt this inner voice response. For example:
“What’s the best way to help my child get to sleep at night?”
“How can I help him increase his self-confidence?”
“What should I know about my daughter’s sleep-away camp?”
Dreams – You can receive a wealth of guidance when you learn to ask for intuitive insight from your dreams. Write a question similar to the ones above. Ask it in your mind as you drift off to sleep. Keep a paper and pen handy and write down any answers or fragments of dreams upon awakening.
Instant knowing – You may receive a sudden flash of understanding. The answer wasn’t there and the next moment it is! We often refer to this as an “Aha Moment.” Sometimes these come when you least expect them. Such as when you’re washing the dishes, walking your child to the school bus, driving to work or taking a shower.
Symbols – Intuition often comes to us in symbolic images. It is often said that, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” You might receive a symbolic impression of a rocky road if you choose “Path A.” If you choose the alternative “Path B,” you may see a clear, smooth path in your mind’s eye.
How Can You Tap Into It?
Meditation is helpful. However, most of us moms don’t have the leisure of sitting down to meditate for 20-30 minutes. Try simply sitting quietly for one to five minutes, taking slow deep breaths. If that still feels difficult for you, take a quiet walk by yourself.
We often think of intuition as coming unbidden. However, we can get really helpful information from our intuition when we ask open-ended questions similar to the ones above. Try phrasing it like, “How can I…(help my child, be happier, find a wonderful new job?). Or simply, “What is the right next step?”
Intuitive answers don’t usually come immediately. They come when you least expect them!
What Are Some Easy Techniques?
I have a lot of video intuition techniques on my website.
Here’s a quick one to try:
If a decision or idea feels heavy, boring or draining, that’s your intuition telling you to move away from that choice or not make it in the first place.
If a decision or idea feels exciting, interesting, or has energy, that’s your intuition telling you to go in that direction. That way points you to more success and happiness!
Intuition is always encouraging you to open up, to try something new, and to be the best you can be. It consistently points the way to success. We all want a sure thing, a guarantee that the risk we take will work out okay. But life isn’t like that. It requires that you develop faith and courage so you can grow big enough emotionally and spiritually to live your dreams and be a joyful mom.
Lynn A. Robinson, M.Ed., is a leading expert on the topic of intuition. Through her work as an intuitive counselor she’s helped thousands of people discover their life passion and achieve their goals. Voted “Best Psychic” by Boston Magazine, she’s also a bestselling author whose latest book is Divine Intuition: Your Inner Guide to Purpose, Peace and Prosperity. Her other books include, LISTEN: Trusting Your Inner Voice in Times of Crisis and Trust Your Gut. To learn more about her books and intuitive readings, visit http://LynnRobinson.com