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Trust Your Intuition - Finding your YES/NO Response

Posted by Colleen Fletcher on

Finding and trusting in your YES/NO responses

Having intuition and trusting your intuition (or knowing what it is telling you) are two very different aspects of being intuitive.


What is intuition?

Intuition is the ability to understand something or an experience without having the conscious reasoning to explain it.


How do you notice your intuition?

We are all super wonderful unique individuals, so it makes sense that our intuitive capabilities and how we feel them are also wonderful and unique.  Being that this is the case, I’m going to list a few examples of different possible ways to feel your intuition. 

  • Upset stomach
  • Headache
  • Butterflies in your belly
  • A big smile 
  • Ringing in your ears
  • Seeing colours
  • Ache in ‘that one certain spot’
  • A very specific movement of your body - like a head tilt to the right, or a twitch of a certain finger

Taking it to the next level

So you figure you have it in some capacity. Or maybe you notice nothing at all. Either way, it’s great - and normal!  You know you have an intuition, but how can you tell what it’s saying? How do you separate anxious thoughts from appropriate concerns and know what your true gut feeling is?  This technique will work and give you a baseline to trust your intuition - every time!


What to do now - Finding your YES response

Connection with yourself is vital. This does not have to be some profound experience either, just knowing and feeling a bit about your body and your mind.


If you are a meditator (which of course, I highly recommend), then a meditation is the perfect place to start!

  • Connect in with yourself through a meditation
  • In your meditation ask yourself to give you a sign for YES
  • Become comfortable with this YES response - this might take a couple of days with your daily meditations
  • Every morning when you awaken, ask to strengthen your YES response

Not a meditator?  Take a minute - when your littles are napping, amazing fur babies are occupied, or phone isn’t ringing. Sit down, relax (yes, take a moment of rest for yourself!) 

  • Find a comfortable place to physically relax your body...Your couch, your favorite chair, a spot in your backyard.
  • Take a quiet moment to become calm - feel yourself ease and melt into your spot. 
  • While you are totally chilling, ask yourself to give you a sign for YES

Become comfortable with this YES response - this might take a couple of days with your daily meditations and moments of calm connection.

Every morning when you awaken, ask to strengthen your YES response


First off, if you do not find your personal YES response on the first go around...please know that this is normal! Continue to trust that it will come to you.  Every night, calmly and gently ask to have an answer when you awaken. Every morning, ask and thank any subtle responses you receive. However long it takes, you are learning how to listen to yourself and your body. 


What are some responses that other people have had  (Just as a helpful guide for you)

  • Seeing YES being written on a chalkboard in front of you
  • Seeing a ‘Y’ in front of you (I see a ‘Y’ in my minds eye on the right side)
  • Hearing the sound of your favorite animal
  • A special sound pitch
  • Seeing a certain colour
  • Your belly gets a good tummy tickle

What to do now - Finding your NO response

Normally your NO response is easier to find, for a couple of reasons:

  1. You have already done this to find your YES response.
  2. More often people have ‘that feeling’ of something not good for them. 

Follow the steps listed above from finding your YES response.


If you are a meditator 

  • Connect in with yourself through a meditation
  • In your meditation ask yourself to give you a sign for NO
  • Become comfortable with this NO response - this might take a couple of days with your daily meditations
  • Every morning when you awaken, ask to strengthen your NO response

Not a meditator?

  • Find a comfortable place to physically relax your body...Your couch, your favorite chair, a spot in your backyard.
  • Take a quiet moment to become calm - feel yourself ease and melt into your spot 
  • While you are totally chilling, ask yourself to give you a sign for NO
  • Become comfortable with this NO response - this might take a couple of days with your daily meditations
  • Every morning when you awaken, ask to strengthen your NO response

What are some responses that other people have had  (Just as a helpful guide for you) 

  • This one tends to be far easier to identify
  • Seeing a NO written before you (I see an 'N' in front of me)
  • A sick feeling in your belly
  • Headache
  • Jaw ache

 


More tips

  • Remember to ask questions that can be answered with a YES or NO response.
  • The more calm and clear your mind is, the better you will learn your response.
  • The more calm and clear your mind is, the better you will notice your response when needed.
  • I suggest REALLY knowing your YES response first.
  • Engage your body and mind to feel and know your response.

Once you are far more comfortable with it, take it out on a test run

Here are some examples of how to use this in the outside world:

  • “Is it in my best interest to go food shopping this morning?”
  • If you don’t get your YES response then ask in another way:
  • “Is it in my best interest to go food shopping this afternoon?”
  • “Is it safe to allow my kids to play at the park on Hill Road”
  • “Will the new car (insert type, year, details etc) I am looking at buying serve my needs well?”
  • “Is the used car (insert details) going to be a good purchase for my needs?”

Finding your YES/NO responses is another very practical way to further nurture your own personal intuitive natures!

Let me know in the comments what comes up for your YES/NO responses!

Here is a bit more on intuition from Tim Ferriss

 

TTFN

Colleen

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