Here are my simple tips to replace anxiety with intuition
What is Intuition? Your intuition is a kind of sixth sense, or gut instict, which will guide you towards things that help you to learn and grow along a successful path. Whatever deeper purpose you have chosen to experience and contribute on Planet Earth, will become available to you and unfold. As well as having access to the brain’s intuition based on all your experiences, you have access to a vast ocean of spiritual intuition beyond the logical or emotional ‘beta’ brainwave mind.
What is Anxiety and how is it a problem for you? Anxiety is understood to be “false fear appearing real”. In other words, it is an ‘imagined’ fear that we make up in our mind, based on past experiences and project them into the future. Anxiety is therefore an ‘imagined concern’ about something that hasn’t yet happened and might never happen. It IS a problem for you because fear wakes up your ‘amygdala’ activating fear and aggression, so you lose a calm, capable perspective.
Negative effects of Anxiety Anxiety blocks performance by reducing inner calm, creativity and concentration. Anxiety shuts down your intuition as your intellect can be manipulated by fear.
Replacing anxiety with intuition
- Letting go of the past and future is the first step to moving away from anxiety.
- Replace anxiety provoking questions for calm, capable, confidence creating questions. For example, instead of “what if I fail, or I’m useless/not good enough?” replace with “I am enough, I’m fine, I can give it a go, or I’m improving”
- Practice being mindful in the ‘now’ by reserving 5-20 mins of time for meditation practice. Mindfulness is even easier to slot into your day because it simply relies on your ability to take 50 or so conscious breaths throughout the day.
Benefits of Meditation is a practice of slowing down your brainwaves from beta to alpha, so that you have the space to STOP – PAUSE – LISTEN…to an inner stillness with greater access to your intuition. Some meditation styles meditate on a question. This is Quality ‘you’ time – and as you focus on your breath, word or phrase, question or imagery, you will be accessing a calm space of hightened intuition. If this is new for you, your thoughts might speed up at first but within a few days, at the most a week with daily practice of two twenty minute sessions, you will be surprised and delighted with measurable progress. Not only will you have reserves of vibrant energy available, you will have more in control of stress, anger and depression with hundreds of scientifically validated benefits that enhance contentment, inner peace and happiness.
Mindfulness is the practice of being aware of your thoughts, body and feelings in present moment awareness. In other words, accessing the ‘Power of Now’.
WHEN TO SEEK PROFESSIONAL HELP If you feel stuck with anxious thoughts that spoil your inner peace, relationship happiness or confidence, there are great techniques available that can replace fear based beliefs or post traumatic stress symptoms.
Suzi Tyler, firstname.lastname@example.org