If you are having trouble accessing your intuition, try surrendering control. Learn just how much we try to control every aspect of our lives to the detriment of listening to our intuition.
I am sure you have read that everyone is intuitive to some degree or another. A few degrees is all that separates someone who trusts their intuitive vibes from someone who is struggling to find their own connection. My previous blog post talked about why we do not trust our intuition and this post takes the discussion deeper.
If you feel like you cannot hear your intuition or are having a tough time quieting your mind, let’s go deeper into the root causes. One of the big blocks is just how much of our lives we attempt to control.
Levels of Control
Do you realize just how many things we as humans try to control in a given day? From the moment we wake up in the morning to going to bed we attempt to control 100% of our waking day. It just sounds exhausting when you think about it.
We do love our habits. Some of those habits work to our benefit and others to our detriment. We develop habits to help us become more connected to Source, such as meditation or prayer.
We also have developed many habits based in fear and that leads to levels of control. Just what do you think you have to be doing today? Is it going to a job you hate because of the fear of lack of income? Is it feeling as though you have to deal with someone that drains your energy? To align with our intuition, we need to let go of some old habits to make room for something new in our lives.
How Fear is Blocking your Intuition
Fear gets a bad rap some days. Fear is a healthy emotion and can serve us well in many cases. When it does not serve us well is when it gets in the way of our soul’s growth. Our soul wants to have new experiences and grow, but when we let fear keep us stagnate that cannot happen. That is how and when we feel stuck in our careers or relationships.
We let the fear grow and then all of our thoughts focus on the fear. We can forget what we wanted in the first place or just let it slip to the bottom of our list. Our intuitive hits that we danced with as something exciting become nothing more than a small wish rather than something to move to the top of the to-do list.
Recognizing Fear for What it Truly Is
Your intuition may be strong, but fear can do a number on us and close it down, sometimes for a long time. The first step is understand the difference between true intuition and fear posing as intuition. A pure intuitive thought will come through as short, sweet, and to the point. It will not contain the words should, would, or could. It will never have a judgmental tone. It will also be something that makes you excited and happy. You can read more misconceptions about intuition.
Surrendering to your Intuition
We are not in control of everything around us, but instead in a relationship with it. Recognizing and identifying those fears is the first step to letting go. When you surrender you may have feelings of anxiety, hurt, or panic. Realize that fear is there for our protection.
The key is to keep surrendering, over and over. By doing this you take yourself deeper into the fears and can begin to see them for what they are; a defense mechanism attempting to keep you safe. Notice what keeps coming up as a recurring theme and where you are feeling contracted. Keep surrendering and do the inner work to let go and release the feelings of negativity.
It comes down to learning to trust again. Can you 100% place trust in the intuitive hits you receive? If not, why do you feel that you cannot trust your intuition at this time? Keep doing the inner work and keep surrendering until you find that trust.