Trust and intuition go hand in hand. So many people think intuition is something “out there” or woo-woo, when in fact it’s a natural sense.
You can’t see or touch intuition, but you can perceive it.
I have done readings for the public for more than twenty years and I often get the question, “can you teach me how to use my intuition?” (For various reason: i.e. as in finding answers or make soul-centered choices.)
Fact is, you already have intuition built-in, and if you’re willing to slow down, go within, and listen, chances are you will feel it.
That’s where trust comes in.
Most people don’t trust their inner sense. As children we were taught to only rely on the outside world.
People lied to us and punished us if we didn’t obey or if we questioned too much. Fit in, by gum, or else!
Children are completely open to all levels until they shut down, which they will invariably do as they go through the system.
If a child can feel intuition, you can too!
- practice sitting in silence. Make yourself comfortable with silence.
- trust your “gut feeling.” Your body is an antenna and will never steer you wrong.
- practice your intuition by running your issues or questions against your inner sense. Does it feel right or wrong? Act accordingly.
- practice, practice, practice. There is no other way.
- TRUST what you get and know it’s right. There will always be trial and error, but you get better the more you practice.
- Make yourself at home in your inner sense.
- You are the ultimate judge of what is best for you, based on your inner voice.
- The more you listen, the clearer it will get.
People ask me about intuitive art since it’s something I enjoy making. I start without a plan or ulterior motive and move with the paint as each color strikes me.
Intuitive art is not always pretty, but there is always a message in the paint for me, just as in night dreams. They key is to be open to receive those subtle gifts.
This painting is a good example. I painted several layers before I saw an eye staring at me. Around the eye, I built the rest of the face. It came out all crooked, but true to what it wanted to be.
The message to me is that maybe I’m out of alignment? I have felt side-tracked lately, by my own doing. If the issue stares me in the face I can get the hint to do something about it.
Intuitive art is authentic. It speaks of deeper layers of our existence. That’s why I have explored the expression for a long time.
I paint other things, and I love mixed media, but intuitive art is about ME and what the energy is trying to tell me.
Sometimes it prompts me to find more joy.
Since we are all connected, an intuitive painting can speak to others on a deep level too.
You are freer to make choices due to your intuition. It’s okay to weigh every pro and con, but what FEELS right? Go with the feeling.
There are many angles to the subject, but intuition is always very straight forward.
I’m using my intuition to get closer to Nature, the mystical inner workings of energy. Now that is an adventure! 🙂
I have some more blog posts that tie in to this: Your Inner Child….
Another: Intuitive art or structured art?
I also have an intuitive art e-course that you can check out. It was $55, now $29. Art As Oracle…
Jump in at the deep end! 🙂
Have a great weekend.