ERSILIA TARANTINO BLOG

Discover the Power of Intuition

to make effective life decisions

Have you ever wished somebody could just give you the answers to what to do next, make life decisions easier.? Well did you know you have a trump card......a secret weapon for long term success, that's always. Its often referred to as ‘trusting your gut’ or tapping into your ‘inner wisdom’. Intuition is something possessed by everyone. When taught how to use it correctly it can help you find personal power and by following its guidance better outcomes.,you make better decisions, invest your energy in the right ways, people and boost your life.

INTUITIVE LIFECOACH

Ersilia Tarantino

Intuit means to interpret by going within, in tune with you. It's a natural inner-resource that needs to be understood, a natural gift, to tap into. A gift everyone in life is given, some, such as highly sensitive people find it easier to use but everyone can learn.


Intuition allows you to be more alert to detect or respond to changes in life, relationships, business. You receive signals, or influences from your environment, or delicate appreciation of how others are feeling. Perceiving situations through the senses, or acute mental or emotional sensibility to be aware of and respond to the ideas and act upon them.


If you are scientific or anything like me it took me a long time to trust it, it feels so unconventional, very often not accepted as truth by others in society, and for a long time I shut down that part of myself. It led me to doubting myself and struggling through life, to communicate well, be heard or be like others.


Until I learnt that intuition was this natural ability to sense things and could help me to get through life calmly, productively, and peacefully. . Coming to learn to listen to my intuition, taught me the means to know how to use it to make important or even small decisions and choices easier, and I who to trust or not, rather than be influenced by others and controlled by their feelings.

When you add intuition with experience & reason therein lies power. Intuition gives you the big picture and logic breaks it down!!


SOME OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE MAKE DECISIONS WITH THEIR GUT

A survey done in the 1980’s asked a hundred successful CEO’s what contributed to their success, and the most prevailing answer was instinct and intuition.

Unless you grew up in a family that understood intuition or developed it in you, you may well have had the same experience. Instinct and intuition are not rational and logical, and is often misjudged as being woo woo.

We are not taught how to trust our instincts this ability to tap into something that we don't truly understand. Instead we often rely on others to give us the answers, logical processes, opinions of others,  imitating them, which doesn’t fit who you are, and can perpetuate self doubt.

When we make decisions, its a normal response to ask others, as we often need a second opinion, but sometimes it can confuse us more, become more unsure.

Many times the result of asking others opinions is that they will advise you from their perspective of life, on what to do from their “vision” of things, their own fears or experiences, sometimes rational data, which doesn’t always give you the full picture or reflect who you are, your values, your desires. 

While it can often be helpful to ask others, sometimes it influences your choices and you take a path that is not necessarily right for you. Despite having all our answers within, we can be swayed by what they think.  


What is intuition exactly?


It's when the mind is not the only sense being used and tends to shut off and relax allowing other senses to be used.  For example those moments in the shower or when you are sat on the toilet and those ideas pop up! Have you ever wondered why? its not just the logical rational brain being used!! It is the first instinct before the mind has even had time to analyse a situation.  They call this Intuitive Intelligence (IQ).

Intuition can be described as an innate wisdom, an inner knowledge or an inexplicable intelligence. We may feel that it comes from within us, or from a connection to something greater than ourselves; something that is guiding us.

The English dictionary defines intuition as " the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning."  

While there are four different functions that we use to comprehend reality; thought, sensation, feeling and intuition, mostly we are taught to rely on our thoughts, this mind intelligence, and maybe our feelings, but not so much our sensations.

Sensations are a part of that instinctive animal knowing we have, that functions without the use of rational processes. Scientists now believe that it is, in fact, the result of our brains piecing together information and experiences to come to different, and less obvious, solutions and conclusions. Those moments of clarity in the shower which seem to come out of nowhere, are actually moments when our brain isn’t actively analysing a situation in detail, and is instead allowed to naturally form conclusions that may not have originally seemed logical.


Do we all have it?  

Yes, we all have it, but we may have just lost the capacity to hear it or use it, especially as it is not one of the forms of decision making that education teaches us to use. That’s not to say it isn’t incredibly valuable in a learning or problem solving environment, as demonstrated by the famous physicist Albert Einstein, who was said to have used it for many of his discoveries and even had a system to help him tap into it.

Intuition is known as the sixth sense, a function of the right hemisphere of the brain. Related to the feminine principle that is in all of us, whether man or woman. However, intuition being a more feminine quality, a lot of women find it easier to use.

Why we doubt ourselves and our gut!

Imagine every person is born with this innate wisdom - we have the answers, the resources, the solutions and the responses that we need, inside. However we often doubt that ability in ourselves. We ignore our intuition out of lack of self-confidence, low self esteem, or the belief that we are simply not equipped with the answers.

Education teaches us to search outside ourselves for the answers. Education is done in a usually scientific, logical and rational, intellectual manner and doesn't show us we have wisdom within. We tend to continue this style of living therefore often ignoring that gut feeling about the answer to a question. We might instinctively know, not sure how we know, or how to show the process of how we got to the answer or prove it, so doubt the process, doubt ourselves.  That was one thing that I found I did often in my life.


Children tend to be a lot more intuitive than adults, as they haven’t lost this sense yet, and highly sensitive children even more so. They intuitively know what they want when they are born. It seems that as we get older, if it has not been nurtured, we lose it and then need to feel privileged to tap into this sense. 


How does it manifest? and how can it help?

It is a source of knowledge that we obtain as images-visions, impressions, body sensations and the inner voice, a sense of knowing (that feeling of “I just know”). or hearing signals, signs, underlying verbal messages. 

Clear hearing, clear feeling (clairsentient), clear seeing, clear knowing (claircognisance), is part of who you are and therefore allows you to “hear” feel, see things before they happen and to avoid dangerous, inconvenient or wrong investments to save you time and energy and move you in a direction that is better suited. It converts information to guide us and disclose the meaning of a situation . Warn you about unforeseeable difficulties or enlighten you of opportunities to seize. Following its guidance helps you find personal power to make better decisions to lead from the heart. It generates positivity and discernment in our words and acts. 

Ways we may dismiss intuition

Apart from self doubt there are other ways we dismiss our intuition and stop ourselves hearing it:

  • By being overly emotive. We can sometimes let emotions and life experiences cloud our judgement or answers
  • Doing, doing, doing, all the time, instead of just being in stillness
  • Believing our ‘rational’ thoughts as total truth, and ignoring our feelings; letting the idea of rationality override everything else
  • Not knowing how we receive this mysterious information, or being skeptical  

What will help you to cultivate it ? and begin to tap into it to hear it? 

Like anything, it’s about education, practice, and gaining confidence to use it. We have a natural ability that gets lost, and it's about finding the tools that help us to reconnect. A few tips to begin to discover it in yourself are:

  1. Experiment. The only way to trust it is to experiment. Thats starts by becoming more present to yourself. It is important to develop your self-awareness, your ability to become emotionally mature,through grounding; balancing the physical, emotional and mental centres to go over and above the noise, know what fear is to differentiate and understand the emotions that may override that knowing voice inside
  2. Learn some techniques from those that already use it to help you cultivate it.  Be open to it and to opening the heart that sends the messages (listen to some things on heart math, about how to connect to the heart, the science of the heart www.heartmath.com
  3. Expect and believe it works. Science is beginning to accept this sense, this intelligence, the science times quotes it "as being one of the highest forms of intelligence". Open your mind to being less skeptical
  4. Learn how to use the power of how. Empowering questions, not just why is this happening but what do I need to learn here and asking yourself a how question, e.g how can I meet a man that is corresponds to who I am? and wait for the universe to give you the answers, letting go of controlling. Answers come from books, synchronicities, in meetings, in what people say. 
  5. Learn the ways it sends you messages. Learn about it, how you are naturally inclined to use it, which sense you use more. You will most probably have a more powerful sense, however as you learn it, the other senses become more in tune. .

Another good way to figure out whether you’re using or ignoring your intuition, your own inner guidance system is to ask yourself some questions. 

Am I listening more to other people’s opinions around me of what I “should” do, than myself? Am I scared to listen to what I really think?

One of the first steps in learning to use your intuition, is to learn how to worry less about what others think, and more about what you feel instinctively in your gut, in your body, in your energy. Get out of the head and into the body. Not easy as a young person surrounded by logical, head-based people, who may have been educated that way for years. It’s a habit!


I have been working with intuition and transforming people's hearts and minds for the last 10 years; if you would like to work with me, I offer 6-week online courses to coach your intuition.

If you would like to read more on the subject, please see this book from a wonderful intuitive that developed the No. 1 school for coaching and intuition in France, highly recognised and with whom I trained; “Coach your intuition and create your own luck ” by Vanessa Mielzierak

You can buy it here: https://www.amazon.com/Coach-your-Intuition-provoke-coincidences/dp/1545076650

Please contact me to find out more on +61 497 062902, hello@takejoyseriously.org

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