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What Blocks Your Intuition?

“Listen to your intuition. It will tell you everything you need to know.”
-- Anthony J. D'Angelo


What is intuition? It is:

  • spontaneous, direct knowing
  • appropriate guidance
  • accessed through love
  • non-rational and often obscure, symbolic, nonverbal, faint and unexpected
  • filtered through the subconscious
  • connected to the soul.

Because the messages of intuition tend to be subtle, many conditions can interfere with our ability to pick them up. Here is a list of some of the most common factors that block our intuition. Quickly scan the list and note the ones that catch your attention.

  • addictions
  • fatigue
  • drug use
  • stress
  • chaos, disorganization
  • external influences
  • fears (of responsibility, the unknown, success, failure, etc.)
  • anger
  • depression
  • being reactive
  • attachments
  • rigid beliefs
  • moods
  • desires
  • no direction, goals or focus
  • consistent thinking
  • control, attachment to results, expectations
  • negative self talk, e.g. I’m not creative
  • judgment, "shoulds"
  • rules
  • low self worth
  • no quiet reflective time
  • no purpose
  • unbalanced energy centers (chakras) in the body

If some of the blocks caught your attention, it was intuition sending the signals. Quickly scanning the above long list overloads most rational minds and may allow intuition to register.

Which of the above blocks resonated with you? How did you experience "resonating"? As feeling? Knowing? Sensing? Which blocks connected with you most strongly? How did they strike you differently than the others?

Now list your top five intuition blocks in order of priority. This process is more logical, more rational and left brained. How did your experience of setting priorities differ from your intuitive scan of the list?

We hope you have taken time to do this exercise. Developing self trust, which opens us to our intuition, is fundamental for our growth.

For further support in developing your intuition, request our Intuition Development workbook and our Creativity workbook.

"Intuition becomes increasingly valuable in the new information society precisely because there is so much data."
-- John Naisbitt

"Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next."
-- Jonas Salk

"Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do."
-- Benjamin Spock

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