Intuition Vs Gut Instinct

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Many people think that your intuition is that first, initial reaction you get – your gut instinct – and although your gut instinct will guide you well and keep you safe, this is not your intuition communicating with you.

Your gut instinct is your body’s learned response to situations based on past experience (read that again).

If you really want to make massive shifts in your life, you need to make more decisions based on what your intuition is telling you, rather than your gut instinct.

In order to tap into your intuition, you need to get still and quiet, and most importantly, aware.  That one thing that keeps popping up over and over again… That’s your intuition!  Journalling is a good way of listening to your intuition – read your past entries and look for patterns and repeating thoughts.

Distinguishing the difference between your gut instinct and your intuition will help you start making decisions in your life and business based on confidence rather than fear.  This is when you will notice the shift.

Tell me your favourite way of tapping into your intuition and how it has helped you in your life or business.

jennifer

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Intentional Journalling

I have kept a journal for over twenty years now, but more recently, I’ve stepped up my game and I now practice intentional journalling on a daily basis.

Intentional journalling is more than documenting your day. It’s asking yourself particular questions in order to grow, become more intuitive and even manifest your dreams. This is different from free-writing and diary writing. With intentional journalling, you start with a question, and by tapping into your higher-self and listening to your intuition, you answer that question.

It can be beneficial to meditate before you write in your journal. You can ask your spirit guides for the answer, or you can just get centred and focus on your breathing. I have outlined my morning journalling routine below so you can get an idea:

  • Start with a question or prompt in mind
  • Sit comfortably, with your journal to hand, and close your eyes
  • Focus on the question/prompt you have chosen
  • What emotions does that question/prompt bring up?
  • Why do you think you feel this way?
  • If you like, ask your spirit guides or the Universe for guidance
  • Then, when you’re ready, open your eyes and write.

I always like to end the session with another meditation, thanking the Universe for guidance and writing three things I am grateful for in my journal. Ending the session with gratitude invites amazing vibes into your day and always lifts my mood.

I have created a free worksheet for you, full of intentional journalling prompts to help you get started. This is now on the new Resources page. I am putting a lot of work into creating new, free resources for you, so please keep checking the page for the new additions.