Sometimes, I connect with clients who insist their intuition is urging them to go down a particular path. When I look at it psychically and see the opposite they are often confused. During those moments I take some time to explain the difference between an intuitive hit and wishful thinking. I’d like to share some of this with you too!
The main difference between wishful thinking & intuitive insight is how we feel while receiving the information. Often, genuine guidance produces a settled, still sensation in the body. Whereas, wishful thinking often creates an antsy, tense sensation in the physical body.
Additionally, intuitive information is usually devoid of emotion. This is because it comes from the soulful part of us that sees the deeper meaning in what we’re experiencing. The eternal side of us is not scared, anxious, or judgmental about the outcome.
However, wishful thinking is usually full emotion and/or judgments. We may put people on pedestals, fantasize about a special relationship, or day dream about fearful outcomes and experiences. Intuition settles us down. Wishful thinking winds us up.
The Heart Test
Try this, put your hand on your heart and breath. Then, say a statement out loud that you know is fact. It could be your given name or current address. Listen to how your body responds as you state this information. Now, shake your hands out a bit and put the same hand back on your chest. Breathe. Make a statement that you know is not true. See how your body responds. Chances are you will feel a marked difference between the true & false statements.
The Childhood Wisdom Test
If you are having great difficulty trusting your intuition it helps to travel back to a place in time where your intuition felt stronger than it does now. I recommend going back to childhood in your mind. Take a moment to close your eyes and think back to the age where you had in faith in your inner knowing.
Once you have the age in mind, begin to think back to a time in childhood where you had a strong sense that a path or decision was right for you. It is important to note that is path can be anything from knowing that a certain class or sport was important for you, to realizing you needed to stay away from a particular person.
Once you have it, begin to recall what the sensation felt like in your body. Were you confident or at peace? Did you experience clarity? Did you just know it was the right thing to do? Allow yourself to sit with that for a moment and when you are ready shake your hands out, release the memory and slowly open your eyes.
What you just experienced is how you receive accurate, intuitive information. Now, in your adult life, you can use this technique to make sound decisions about the things that are most important to you.
Nicole Bowman is a professional psychic readers, Medium, and Intuitive Artist. She gives readings for the soul, writes books, creates original music and travels internationally for spiritual growth. She is committed to helping people heal, thrive and enjoy their lives. Always remember to live your light, live your bliss, and love yourself!