Our gut feeling... you know that feeling when there is something you need to do but can't quite place your finger on it! Or you get a funny feeling when you meet someone; in a good or not so good way. We must learn to trust these feelings.
This is a gift we all have; some are more tuned in than others. Sadly I think our modern lifestyle blankets a fog over our intuition with the inflammatory foods we consume, toxins in our environment, changes to our sleep patterns and the fast pace we are living. It is very hard to listen out for the signs when our body is in damage control.
Our intuition can guide us to the nutrition our body needs (listening to the messages our body is telling us is so important in leading us to information about our health), it can lead us to the people we need to meet, the places we need to go to bring us the lessons we need at the time. When someone tells me they have been under a lot of stress, the first question I ask is if they have been craving plain salted chips!! Sounds like a ridiculous question doesn't it, but our body intuitively needs additional salt (especially a good quality natural salt) when under stress as aldosterone (a hormone produced by the adrenal glands) production is often altered and the body needs salt to maintain homeostasis and ensure we don't drop from dizziness.
How can you test your intuition? Think of a question. Shut your eyes and answer with the first thought or word that comes to mind. As soon as you pause to think, the intuition is gone and the brain takes control trying to provide a logical answer!
If you get a funny feeling around someone; trust it. If you get a sense of knowing that you need to go somewhere; go there. There is always a reason and often lesson behind the intuition.
* Think of ways your intuition has helped you in your past. Has there been somewhere you knew you just had to go and it turns out to have been such an important decision?
* Is there a feeling that keeps popping up for you? Any burning desires?