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Using Thoughts As Intuition

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Hi, welcome back to your Daily Mindfulness. In today's session, we're going to talk about using thoughts as intuition. Over the last few years, I've been more interested in intuition as a form of guidance than more mechanical, pro-conning forms of decision making. That logical way of decision-making still has great value, value to me, and I think just in general. But what I've found is that if you solely rely on that process, you can often end up with the decision that seems right, but doesn't actually feel right.

Then because of that, you can make a decision from a disembodied place, betraying a certain part of you. I'm increasingly interested in what that soft voice within us is that we can use as a source of guidance. And when it comes to that intuitive guidance, I think many people tend to associate intuition with a felt sense. You know, something that we feel in our gut. And for me that is often true.

A lot of my intuition comes through a felt sense in my body, but this can also lead to dismissing the value of thoughts and imagery in intuition. Writing them off simply as activity or noise in your head, not something that's really true. But thoughts can actually be quite powerful in the context of intuition, especially, and mainly when our system is grounded. So what do I mean by grounded? Well, being grounded means we're, we're not caught in the automaticity of our life. You know, that feeling of just going through the motions, unaware of the thoughts moving through our mind and reacting quickly to the stimuli of life.

This would be being ungrounded. When we're operating in this way, what we're responding to tends to have more to do with external inputs or old patterns of conditioning. Right? Old habits that were put in place, rather than intentionality or alignment with a deeper truth within us. A meditation practice does help you become more grounded. So you can trust that you're already on that journey.

And the cool thing is, is that when we are more grounded, there is a space for a more intentional listening and for a deeper part of you to communicate and to be heard. One thing you can do when you are ground is notice where your mind naturally goes. What does it think about? What does it imagine? What does it fear? In that space of stillness and groundedness and ease, we can actually learn what is moving through us. And the mind can be a representation of what we might be feeling on a deeper level. The thoughts that arise aren't just simply noise in the mind at that point in time, but they could be a manifestation of something that we're feeling at a gut level.

And then the thoughts are responding, saying, Hmm, I'm really excited about this, but not so excited about this. Or maybe we're with someone and we feel ourselves, whenever they come into our mind, we feel just some fear or tension or constriction. And the thoughts might be coming up of like, oh, I don't want to be with this person. Right. So that can be interesting.

Or if the mind is naturally thinking about a different kind of life or a different lifestyle, well, that can be interesting to focus on rather than just seeing it as aimless imagination. Maybe it's point you to a place where you'll have more energy. It's pulling you in a certain direction. So when we pay attention to thoughts in this way, we can start to understand them through a lens of intuitive guidance. And you can even drop intentional questions into your awareness when you're grounded.

Like this, just go, what should I do in this? And then see what, see what comes up. There might be a felt sense, but there may also be thoughts that are saying, do this, or do this, or yes or no. And we can trust that as a form of intuition as well. At least develop a relationship of learning to trust it. There's a lot of information we have to parse through.

But the, the practice of listening deeply helps us get clearer and clearer on what is aligned with the deepest part of us and then what is just noise or mental activity or patterns of conditioning that we're playing out. So hope this gives you something to think about as you're navigating decisions and especially if there's interest in following a deeper intuition within you. Thank you for your practice. Let's settle in for today's meditation.

Cory Muscara

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Using Thoughts As Intuition

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Hi, welcome back to your Daily Mindfulness. In today's session, we're going to talk about using thoughts as intuition. Over the last few years, I've been more interested in intuition as a form of guidance than more mechanical, pro-conning forms of decision making. That logical way of decision-making still has great value, value to me, and I think just in general. But what I've found is that if you solely rely on that process, you can often end up with the decision that seems right, but doesn't actually feel right.

Then because of that, you can make a decision from a disembodied place, betraying a certain part of you. I'm increasingly interested in what that soft voice within us is that we can use as a source of guidance. And when it comes to that intuitive guidance, I think many people tend to associate intuition with a felt sense. You know, something that we feel in our gut. And for me that is often true.

A lot of my intuition comes through a felt sense in my body, but this can also lead to dismissing the value of thoughts and imagery in intuition. Writing them off simply as activity or noise in your head, not something that's really true. But thoughts can actually be quite powerful in the context of intuition, especially, and mainly when our system is grounded. So what do I mean by grounded? Well, being grounded means we're, we're not caught in the automaticity of our life. You know, that feeling of just going through the motions, unaware of the thoughts moving through our mind and reacting quickly to the stimuli of life.

This would be being ungrounded. When we're operating in this way, what we're responding to tends to have more to do with external inputs or old patterns of conditioning. Right? Old habits that were put in place, rather than intentionality or alignment with a deeper truth within us. A meditation practice does help you become more grounded. So you can trust that you're already on that journey.

And the cool thing is, is that when we are more grounded, there is a space for a more intentional listening and for a deeper part of you to communicate and to be heard. One thing you can do when you are ground is notice where your mind naturally goes. What does it think about? What does it imagine? What does it fear? In that space of stillness and groundedness and ease, we can actually learn what is moving through us. And the mind can be a representation of what we might be feeling on a deeper level. The thoughts that arise aren't just simply noise in the mind at that point in time, but they could be a manifestation of something that we're feeling at a gut level.

And then the thoughts are responding, saying, Hmm, I'm really excited about this, but not so excited about this. Or maybe we're with someone and we feel ourselves, whenever they come into our mind, we feel just some fear or tension or constriction. And the thoughts might be coming up of like, oh, I don't want to be with this person. Right. So that can be interesting.

Or if the mind is naturally thinking about a different kind of life or a different lifestyle, well, that can be interesting to focus on rather than just seeing it as aimless imagination. Maybe it's point you to a place where you'll have more energy. It's pulling you in a certain direction. So when we pay attention to thoughts in this way, we can start to understand them through a lens of intuitive guidance. And you can even drop intentional questions into your awareness when you're grounded.

Like this, just go, what should I do in this? And then see what, see what comes up. There might be a felt sense, but there may also be thoughts that are saying, do this, or do this, or yes or no. And we can trust that as a form of intuition as well. At least develop a relationship of learning to trust it. There's a lot of information we have to parse through.

But the, the practice of listening deeply helps us get clearer and clearer on what is aligned with the deepest part of us and then what is just noise or mental activity or patterns of conditioning that we're playing out. So hope this gives you something to think about as you're navigating decisions and especially if there's interest in following a deeper intuition within you. Thank you for your practice. Let's settle in for today's meditation.

Cory Muscara

4.8

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