The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant.” Albert Einstein. 

If you’re interested in opening up to your intuitive awareness, but are struggling, here’s why you might be struggling with receiving intuitive answers to your questions… 

Fear of Change

Many of us can struggle with intuition because we have a preconceived notion of what we want, when we want it, who should be involved and so on, often resisting alternative answers that might better suit our needs. We are not open to other options or solutions. We may fear change and have a desire for control which can hinder the openness required to receive intuitive guidance. Embracing the unknown, stepping into a more expansive awareness and relinquishing control is essential for intuitive decision-making.

Emotional States as Roadblocks

Emotional turmoil from unresolved past issues can cloud our ability to hear subtle intuitive nudges. It’s a bit like trying to hear the gentle notes of a flute in an orchestra during the drum solo, it will be very difficult to. Internal spaciousness makes intuitive signals easier to perceive. That said, our intuition can have an uncanny ability to shout very loudly at us when needed – making it impossible to ignore, ‘it’s time to leave!’ – this job, this relationship, this situation… it can override logic completely at times. 

Overemphasis on Logic

Living in a left-brain dominant society, where logic is highly valued, can obstruct intuitive thinking. Quantum physics challenges the traditional view that intuition is illogical, emphasizing the measurable impact of consciousness on matter. Einstein encouraged us to prioritize imagination over ideas gained through logical musings. He understood in practice the power of tapping into intuitive realms for ideas and answers that are beyond conscious understanding. This is when we can take mammoth leaps in our potential. 

Negative Influence of Others

Trusting intuition may invite scrutiny from others, especially when decisions deviate from societal norms. Loved ones may express concern, fearing unconventional choices. For highly sensitive individuals, the fear of disapproval or upsetting others can stifle intuitive impulses. Building the courage to follow intuitive visions, even in the face of criticism, is important to discover our true potential as individuals. 

Lack of Self-Confidence and Trust

The fear of making mistakes or ‘getting it wrong’ can undermine our confidence when it comes to making intuitive decisions. Our intuition is a tool to help guide us to live a rich life, it doesn’t mean we will never encounter problems again. For some of us, this lack of self-trust may stem from past experiences where our intuitive knowing was undermined or denied, or when we ‘got it wrong’. But we need to reframe this as a learning experience. Through practice we can develop our confidence in our intuitive choices.  Embracing intuition as an everyday tool that we work with. 

Insufficient Training and Practice

Developing intuition is a skill that requires training and practice. Building self-awareness through practices like meditation or holistic training, coupled with receiving healing support to create internal space, is essential. Actively learning intuitive techniques and incorporating them into daily life allows the intuitive voice to become clearer, leading to greater fulfillment, connection, and happiness. Ultimately, viewing our intuition as a skill to be nurtured rather than a sporadic occurrence enhances its effectiveness in guiding life decisions.

By Nicole Drummond Intuitive Therapist for Highly Sensitive People and Intuitive Mentor 

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