Inward Intuition

Contributor: Lacy Phillips
Photographer: Lacy Phillips
date here

MENTAL HEALTH DAYS

(strengthening my intuition)

These days are when I take all obligations and throw them to the wind. Literally by pressing pause on them. Monday was a version of that for me. No blog post came out. No emails answered. Nothing that I felt forced to do. The first thing that stunts my Aquarian intuitive antennas are freedom restrictions.

Inward+Intuition+(1+of+1).jpg

On these days, I ONLY listen to what my body, heart, and soul needs. What they are asking for and being unapologetic about doing them. From bed to books to actions – whatever! I honor my intuition by following all needs and pings so as to heighten and activate them.

NO

I say no to any vices. Mine happen to be treats, shopping, and social media. These are things I crave mindlessly consuming when I want to soothe or patch up feelings coming up in my body. But like all of you know from here, those negative feelings are the direct compass of what needs shifting. And in order to get clarity, they need to be felt and honored. Sitting in them, accepting them, and then investigating them allows my intuition to strengthen more.

YES

I say yes to anything that is downloading through me. I DO NOT SECOND guess it. Especially random pings. I follow all of them, I honor them, and I ponder them. I stick them in my notes so that I don’t lose them, and so that I can come back to them and do or go where they have guided me.

NATURE

Nature is one of the few places where I feel like I don’t have pressure on me. Pressure and obligations are my biggest intuitive killers. I will sit in nature until I feel the pressure fade, I will journal and I will listen.

INWARD

Most of all, I honor that during these times, I’m going through a major transformation. Transformations feel scary, depressing, weird, and out of control if you are unfamiliar with them. It’s because aspects of the ego are dying and your authentic self - that hasn’t been nurtured by society or parental modeling - is surfacing and it doesn’t feel safe or confident. During these times, I usually don’t like to go to social engagements. I prefer to eat at home. I like to be in my transformative cocoon. And just like that, I'll know when it’s time to emerge into the world again and fly.

You'll notice that nowhere in here did I need fancy spiritual materialism. No crystals, nothing but myself. Those are beautiful enhancements, but nothing is needed to strengthen your intuition other than your own inner compass and getting quiet enough to listen.