How To Enhance Your Intuition through Connection With God
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; And lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, And he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6
In this, I wish to raise awareness to the question of What is our intuition?
Can we trust it?
How can we be sure that we are being guided towards truth and towards God?
Is our intuition really the Holy Spirit speaking or is it something separate? Today in this blog post I wish to break down the following questions, lending you the secrets to walk a life of confidence, truth, and glory, in, and for, God.
Intuition is described in the dictionary as “The ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning.”
So what is the difference between our intuition and the Holy Spirit?
First, I would like to state that that description itself clearly demonstrates the difference between Intuition and the Holy Spirit as the Holy Spirit operates out of a conscious, higher understanding … but can we also access that same higher understanding ourselves?
It is pivotal to understand that we are made in God’s image (Gen 1:27), however the image of God is never truly made clear, in such this is not describing physical attributes but spiritual.
Our bodies have the capability of acquiring, and knowing Divine wisdom although we have to bear in mind that in Eden, Adam & Eve chose to eat of the Tree Good & Evil.
Upon the course of those events, while clearly we always maintained free will, now came the exposure of our minds to knowledge of all things, including the reasoning of things not of God and not for God, without completely maintaining the higher, Godly, loving and compassionate understanding of the outcome of our decisions.
We can witness how in Genesis 3:7 as soon as Eve partook of this fruit that she came to experience shame, clearly not an emotion that God initially intended us to experience.
In this let’s make it clear, our intuition does have Divine Inclination, however is subjectable towards all feelings and emotions, including those attributes not of God.
Due to this occurrence, God set in motion for the Holy Spirit to join us and guide us upon Christ’s death. The Holy Spirit was to be an advocate for God, the Spirit of Truth (John 14:15-17), permitting us wisdom to discern how one’s actions might ultimately affect us, and those around us, for the greater good of all.
While yes, our intuition can be a great aid, it is also subject to deception, and we should always counter balance our intuition with the connection of the Holy Spirit, to be sure we are following the correct impulses.
In Galatians 5:22-23 it lists the fruits of the spirit: love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
While listening to your heart, it is important to weigh it against those attributes, to take time to pause, to connect with God and ask if one’s choices are in line with those attributes and if they are for God or against Him.
While we are first learning and walking in this path, it is important to trust more in the Holy Spirit then in our own intuition to lead us. As we then break down our walls, our conditioning, our initial instincts, as we heal our trauma that initially points us towards impulses against those attributes, we can then further trust and listen to our intuition.
In addition, as we continue to grow in our relationship with God we can better understand whom, and how He is, thus permitting us to better understand the types of choices He makes, and in such that we should be making.
How then can we start listening to the Holy Spirit, and healing, so as to develop our own intuition?
First, form an intimate relationship with God. You can do this by outright reaching out to God in prayer, inviting Him, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit into your life, and asking for Him to guide you.
Second, stay in connection with God! Just as we regularly connect and ask questions of our friends and spouse to know them better, we can do the same with God. The more time you spend with a person, the better you get to know them so make connection a habit! Devote a particular amount each day, throughout the day, to spend in prayer, and even just silent meditation asking God to speak to you and guide you.
Third, for any choice, ask God to guide you. When acting upon any decision, inquire how it makes you feel in your body.
Are your choices in line with the Fruits of the Spirit?
Do you feel peace, love, safety?
Or do you feel anxious, fearful, judgemental?
If of the later, ask further questions to understand if those initial feelings are due to past conditioning, or from the situation itself? If it is past conditioning then ask how you can heal, and shift, that way of thinking.
In conclusion I shall leave you with Romans 12:2, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”