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What is intuition?

Updated: Jun 5, 2021

You have probably heard “follow your intuition” or this “change is intuitive and does not require explanation”. At one point or another, we have heard intuition being used to capture the essence of just knowing.

In a society that values proof and in a profession such as nursing where evidence-based practice dictates the validity of an intervention, how do you just “know” and “do” without the rock-solid proof? This is a concept that I struggled with and honestly choose not to pay attention to.

When I decided that my life/soul purpose is to be an intuitive life coach, I felt it is imperative that I am able to articulate this for myself and clients. According to Merriam-Webster dictionary intuition is “the power or faculty of attaining to direct knowledge or cognition without evident rational thought and inference” (Merriam-Webster, n.d.).

In reading this definition, what stands out to me are the words power, direct, knowledge, without, evident, rational, thoughts. Therefore, we all have the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning. If that is the case then why do we spend so much on the mental planet, trying to rationalize everything? That is a great question and where an intuitive life coach is a great asset.

What is an intuitive life coach?

An intuitive life coach is a professional who helps you change your life and live your dream by helping you access your intuition.

As we already know, this intuition is already inside of you!

As you read this, you are probably asking yourself:

  • How did I become disconnected from it?

  • Do I really need a coach?

  • How do we become disconnected from it?

Here is a list of some of the reasons that I have personally encountered within myself and clients.

1. Trauma: when you experience capital T and/or little t trauma, you disconnect from your intuition to be able to survive the situation (s).

2. Survival mode: living in this mode makes trusting your intuition not safe and therefore you have no choice but to shut it down.

3. Limiting beliefs: it is a mindset that inhibits your ability to dream big, be seen, or that you are good enough. These beliefs can be learned and acquired from family, society, and culture.

4. Gas lighting: when your truth is denied by others. This is seen in abusive relationships.

5. Past lives and ancestral lineage: the belief that your previous lives and ancestral line influences your current life. For example: in your previous life and/ or ancestors followed their intuition and or it led to a horrible outcome then you may enter this lifetime wanting nothing to do with it.

The good news is, intuition is within you and connecting to it is a choice that we can make at any point in our lives. There are ways to reconnect to your intuition.

The discipline of Strengthening your intuition: saying YES to yourself every day.

1. Mindfulness: you can use mindfulness practices to become familiar with your intuition.

2. Learn what it sounds like: differentiating it from the other thoughts in your mind can be challenging at first. I have learned to recognize my intuition as a peaceful, calm, and wise voice that just knows what to do.

3. Embody it: use your senses and ask yourself, what does it look, sound, feel, smell, and taste like.

4. Journal: write down your experiences and reflect on them. See what common themes appear.

5. Rebuild your trust: it will take time to build trust. Start off with an intuitively driven small daily promise.

6. Reflect: what did you gain by listening to your intuition? What are your perceived losses?

Here is my call to action:

When was the last time you made a decision based on your intuition?

How did it feel?

What is one small action step you can commit to today to strengthen your intuition?

Power of intuition

Intuition is one of the most powerful resources that you possess within you that will aid you in living your life/soul’s purpose. In your journey to reconnecting to it, you will encounter resistance. It is human nature. For this reason, deciding to work with an intuitive life coach will help you navigate the resistance with more ease and quicker than you thought possible.

You are worthy of living your best life now!


Merriam-Webster. (n.d.). Intuition. Merriam-Webster. https://www.merriam


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