When I talk about “listening to your cravings” or “following your desires” you might think I’m a little out there…
…but I truly believe, and have experienced first hand, that when you listen to your body, and follow what you “hear” or feel, you treat yourself better, feel more empowered, aligned, and trust yourself more.Honoring your cravings is akin to listening to your intuition.
Intuition gets stronger with practice, once your gut is healed.
Because the health of your gut plays such a strong part in your ability to hear your body’s intuition,
healing the gut, as I shared yesterday, is the first step in strengthening your intuition.
Gut-level mastery is born from consistent awareness and action taken upon that awareness.
The more you listen to your gut, act based on what you’ve heard, and practice, the stronger your sense of self becomes.
You will free and doubt your body less because you are listening to, and trusting her.
Today’s lesson on how to grow your intuition: Yes/No exercise
1. Close your eyes and feel what a YES feels like.
Think of your FAVORITE person, place, or memory.
Really envision them, or the moment that you love.
Now ask your body: Is this one of the best people or place in my life?
(this should elicit a YES response from your body)
Now write down what you felt in your body when it “said” YES to you:
Perhaps you feel a warm surge in your tummy, a rush of tingles through your chest, heat in your head,
or shivers down your thighs.
This is one way your body tells you that something is good, or to say YES to something.
2. Close your eyes and feel what a NO feels like.
Think of an injustice in the world, something that you would change if you could.
A moment or event that made you angry or incensed.
Now ask your body: Can I stand for this in the world?
(this should elicit a NO response from your body)
Now write down what you felt in your body when it “said” NO to you.
Maybe you felt a sinking feeling in your gut, a wave of prickles through your chest, heat in your throat,
or pain somewhere.
This is one way your body tells you something is wrong, or how it says NO to something.
As you can see, or maybe you felt this too, your gut is often involved with these Yes/No questions.
Your gut is a part of your intuitive system, and when it is healthy, happy and moving properly,
(as opposed to bloated, constipated, or pained) it will more clearly be your intuitive guide.
Today, I invite you to practice asking YES/NO questions and hearing your body’s response:
will the left-hand elevator come before the right-hand elevator?
Am I going to arrive at the restaurant before my friend?
Do I have time to catch my train even though it looks like I might miss it?
Ask these questions through the day, and notice what your body tells you.
As this may be the first time you’ve narrowed your focus onto your intuition, it might feel clunky at first.
But be assured: the more you ask and listen, the sharper your skills at hearing what your body is telling you becomes.
Be sure to order my favorite gluten-free certified probiotics this week,
to help you repopulate and heal your gut with the right microflora necessary for intestinal health and stronger intuition.