Imagine if you had a secret superpower that let you always make the best decisions for yourself. Wouldn’t that be awesome? Whether it was a business decision, a relationship one, a health one, whatever – with its help, you’d always know the best choice and the best path to take.
Well guess what, sweet cheeks – you already have that exact ability. We all do, in fact. That superpower is your intuition.
When you know how to tune in to its wisdom, your intuition can be one of the most powerful life-tools you have at your disposal. And it’s FREE! So many successful people rely on their inner ‘hunch’ to point them in the right direction – from billionaire investors, to Nobel prize-winning scientists, all the way through to artists, entrepreneurs, and healers. Heck, even Oprah credits the success of her ever-growing empire to her willingness to listen to her inner guidance system and heed its whispers.
In fact, my whole life and business is built on intuition. I have started projects and halfway through realised they didn’t feel right so I let them go. I have also said, ‘no thank you’ to many invitations because my intuition said ‘no’.
But what if you’ve lost touch with your intuition? What if you have a very loud inner Mean Girl? What if you’ve spent so long ignoring its quiet murmurs that now you can’t hear or feel it at all? And what if you don’t know how to tune in and listen to its wisdom? If that’s the case, don’t fret, sista — I got your back!
Here are 5 simple steps to strengthen your intuition and tune in to your inner wisdom.
1. Master Your Inner Mean Girl (Or Bad Boy)
One of the biggest reasons we lose touch with our inner guidance system is because it’s drowned out by our seriously loud inner critic. It’s that noisy voice inside your head that’s always telling you you’re not good enough, smart enough, thin enough, pretty enough, rich enough, working hard enough, progressing fast enough… whatever enough! And when that voice is at full volume, it can feel VERY challenging to feel and hear the whispers of your intuition.
The first step towards mastering your inner Mean Girl is becoming aware of when she rears her head. Pay attention to when she pipes up and what she is saying, then consciously and lovingly choose to close the door on her and then choose a loving thought instead.
2. Go With Your Gut
Your body is the temple of your intuition, and with practice, it can become a finely tuned instrument to convey its wisdom. All the tiny, involuntary sensations you feel within your body – from the flutter in your belly, to the tightness in your chest, to the clenching in your gut – are actually your intuition trying to tell you something.
Next time you need to make a decision, pay attention to how your body is reacting – are your cells sending you vibrations of joy or repulsion? Are you expanding or are you contracting? Close your eyes and tune into that feeling within and follow it.
3. Pick A Card
There are many external tools that can help you strengthen your inner wisdom too. Oracle cards are one of my favourites.
Shuffle a deck of your favourite cards while silently asking a question you’d like answered. Then, without thinking about it too much, pick the card you’re drawn to most. (When in doubt, go with your first instinct.) Flip it over and see what it has to say – What wisdom can you draw from the card? What is the Universe trying to tell you? How can you apply that insight to the present moment?
4. Dare To Dream
Your dreams are a fertile feeding ground for the seeds of your intuition to take root. To tune in to the power of your dreams, try keeping a journal next to your bed. First thing in the morning, before you leap out from under the covers (and definitely before you check your phone!), jot down what you can remember about your dreams. Were there any symbols or motifs that appeared? Was there anything that felt meaningful, even though you’re not quite sure why?
Observe what comes up over the next week or two to see if you can identify any repeating patterns, or any connections between your dreams and your daily life.
5. Go On A Date With Mother Nature
Getting out into nature is one of the BEST ways to quiet down the chatter of your mind, connect with your true essence, and allow the inner space for your intuition to flourish. You’ll get the most benefit from immersive experiences – say, diving in the ocean, or hiking through a forest. Whatever you choose, allow yourself to be all there and fully present wherever you are… You’ll be blown away by the wisdom that rises to the surface when you simply create the space for it!
That which is true for you never goes away. It’s always there waiting for you to show up.
When practiced regularly, these 5 suggestions are unbelievably effective at strengthening your intuition and creating more abundance in all areas of your life. Before you know it, you’ll be making snap decisions with confidence, trusting your gut, and effortlessly steering yourself towards your best most abundant life ever.
A little personal story for you… For about a year, my intuition was telling me to start a podcast but my Mean Girl told me, ‘I’d missed the podcasting boat’ so not to bother. So I let her win. But every few weeks my intuition would pop up and whisper, ‘Start that podcast, Melissa’, ‘Just do it’. Swiftly followed by my Mean Girl saying, ‘Get over it, you have totally missed the boat!’ That is, until I cottoned on to what my Mean Girl was up to (trying to keep me ‘safe’ in my comfort zone, as usual!) and realised that my intuition was too loud to ignore… so I decided to launch The Melissa Ambrosini Show anyway!
The thing is…
Ignoring your intuition isn’t going to work. But strengthening it will radically rock your world.
Now I would love to hear from you — Has there been a time in your life where you have followed your intuition and it led to magical things? Or has there been a time in your life where you ignored your intuition and you ended up with an ugly slap in the face? Share with me in the comments below.
And as always, thank you so much for being here. I love you to bits.
Yup….followed my intuition and heart and married my man…even though my head “mean girl” was giving me a ton a rubbish reasons not to! We’re on a wonderful and lovefulled ride together since we wed in 2014 and are expecting baby number two now!! Yay for following the gut….it never puts me wrong!
So excited! It was only a few days ago I searched my podcast app to see if you had one, I think it will be fabulous!
Can’t wait to hear all the wisdom nuggets you want to share with us. Thanks for your constant reminder of listening to our guts and heart. Even if it’s hard sometimes to led go of that Mean Girl voice (and I can hear her loud and clear!) it really helps to know that I have a choice. In every moment I have the choice to choose love over fear! Who has fun hanging out with that witch anyway… 😛 Let’s spread some good vibes here!
You truly bring out the best in people. Thank you for doing what you do!
Send you much love from Norway right now <3
Thank you so much Ladina, your words mean the world to me.
I’ve been thinking for quite a while now, why doesn’t she have a podcast?
I am one of those people who benefit more from listening than actually reading at times (although I do love your book but am yet to complete it!) I often walk or drive whilst listening to the goddess group on demand, soooo good 🙂
So congratulations, good on you and I’m so excited to listen in.
I listened to Dr John Demartini podcast the other day, he’d be a good one for you to interview.
I listened to my intuition and sold my business when I realised it wasn’t serving me anymore and most of all I wasn’t happy. Now I’m doing an interior decoration course and I’m so happy. I’m also exercising-doing yoga out of love not fear after being so unhappy with how I look and everyday I’m learning to love my curves instead of punishing myself at the gym to be thin.
Good luck with your new venture and can’t wait to tune in xx
I didn’t follow my instinct when I knew something was wrong in my marriage of 18years, instead I choose to listen to my “soul
mate” husband reassure me everything was fine, nothing was wrong at all. 12 months later with no warning (other than my instinct) he choose to walk out the door and not come back (including walking away from our beautiful girls). I then discovered the affair he had been having.
It smashed me to pieces but 3 years on I am stronger than I ever was, have built a career I am proud of, am studying at Uni and loving it and have such beautiful goddesses in my life that I never would have met otherwise. Mostly though I am proud that my girls have watched me walk through this with strength and grace (most days!), that a woman does not need a partner to live a beautiful life and that I will always listen to my intuition.
I once swear the radio told me the lottery numbers. I wrote them down but didn’t follow my intuition and get a ticket. They were the lottery numbers for the following week.
yes!! I will absolutely listen to your podcast beautiful. I am finding podcasts to be so life changing, and feel you have so much to offer…sign me up!
SO proud and excited for you beautiful!
I haven’t ventured into the world of podcasts yet and have been thinking I should. Now I have a good reason to listen! Really looking forward to your inspiring podcasts 🙂 Can’t wait!
Oh I can’t wait for the podcast! After you shared you favourites a few weeks ago I was thinking “I wish Melissa had one”. My wish is coming true 🙂
I got your back sista!
I look so much forward to listen to your podcast! You are a big inspiration to me! I live in Norway, last night I heard your husbands song playing on the radio
Yes!…. More Melissa time please! I am looking forward to your Podcasts. Thank you gorgeous!
P.S One other thing I would LOVE is a MA app so I can log into the members area easily. I would love to have easier access to the MYMG program (video & audio), maybe Oracle cards, Inspiration quotes, your videos, meditations, everything else I haven’t purchased yet…One stop shop on my phone 🙂
I am working on it sista! 😉
Ohh yes!! Awesome idea Amanda!!
I really liked how some of these suggestions get us to look outside of ourselves (cards, nature, etc.). It’s cool that we can engage our intuition with our natural surroundings and what we hold dear. Thank you, Melissa! And can’t wait for your podcast 🙂
Fabulous idea I genuinely think you’ll be fantastic at attracting the right people and making this amaZing. Xx
I have been waiting for you to don your own podcast since I heard you on the Inspired Table. Looking forward to it Melissa. Good luck with it.
The US loves you, Melissa! The podcast will be an amazing way to reach all your Goddesses all over the world.
SOOOO looking forward to your podcast Melissa! You have so not missed the boat, your voice will be welcomed and needed in the industry. As someone who listens to many many podcasts, I do get tired of everyone interviewing the same set of (albeit amazing!!) people who are wellness experts. Mostly they are promoting a book, program, etc. which is totally fine and wonderful. But I would love to hear more podcasts about day to day issues and more ‘down to earth’ advice. Either way I’m sure what you put out will be absolutely beautiful!! XOXOXO
Thanks Allison. I can’t wait to share it with you 😉
So excited to hear about the podcast.!! I am certain it will be another wonderful source of inspiration for all of your tribe Melissa!
I’m intrigued about the oracle cards you mention… does anyone have any advice on cards to get and/or where from?
There are so many out there and I have packs and packs of them, but I particularly love these ones. Check them out and let me know what you think.
OMG so so so excited you are doing a podcast!!! You have such a great voice for them and without fail always lift our mood! I know what ill be listening to on the way to work!
Thank you for sharing. My intuition told me to not give up on my boyfriend..who was not sure about us..2 times..it went for it..it felted strange in the beginning..so many questions rose up in my head..if I was doing yhe right thing for me..my ego/mean girl told me that I was crazy..so I sussed her. It all went good..untill today..a fight about boundries in our relationship..maybe a trust issue at the same time..how long does it take to overcome my anxiety to get hurt again and truly listen to my intuition you think? I mean how can I truly seperate my anger/hurt and intuition?Love Mitz
Thanks for sharing. Anxiety comes when you are living in the past or future so the first thing you can do is come back to the present moment. Use your breath to bring you back. This will also help strengthen your intuition which is how you get out of your head and back into your heart. Does that make sense honey?
Thank you SO much for this! I actually had a conversation about something related to this topic with my partner a few months ago…something along the lines of “How do you know if it’s your intuition talking or if it’s anxiety and overthinking?” I almost wrote to you asking you to do a Goddess Group talk on that. I’m in the on-demand tribe over here in the States and LOVE it! My anxiety isn’t debilitating and I can still function and I’ve brought meditation, yoga, oracle cards, time in nature, painting, etc. into my life, which have radically helped, but I still have some intuition strengthening to do so a BIG thank you for this post! 🙂
Pleasure angel. Thank YOU for showing up for you. You’re awesome!
Hi Melissa. A few weeks ago I filled out your survey about your upcoming podcast. When asked who I want you to interview my mind went blank. I just finished reading the books Carry On, Warrior and Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton and loved them! Then I realized I would love to listen to a conversation between the two of you. You both have so much wisdom and love to share, it would be beautiful to hear you connect. So hopefully that can happen sometime in the future, but if not, I’m still really looking forward to your podcast.
Thanks honey I will add Glennon to my list 😉 Thanks for the suggestion.
Hey Melissa. I love this article. I have always had a pretty strong sense of intuition but haven’t always heeded it. Currently I am dating a guy that is lovely, but something deep down tells me this is not the One for me. My gosh, how do I find the courage to act on what I know deep down when it works against my desire to finally settle down in a relationship? I am having some serious anxiety over this….
Hey Delia, great question and what I have found is there is always a price to pay when you ignore your intuition. So follow your heart and trust that everything is always unfolding exactly the way it’s supposed to. When you take up space with someone who you know deep in your heart is not your one, you are blocking ‘the one’ potentially coming in. Does that make sense sweetie? P.S. You are going to love my next book. Keep an eye out. xx
Thanks Melissa. Yes, it does make sense but sjoe it is quite a hard decision to walk in….any tips are welcome. And Yes I await your book:).
Hi Melissa, I do hope this very long comment finds you well. I was looking online for some advice on intuition as my own has (especially during the last full moon) become exceptionally loud. I become overly emotional during these ‘waves’ and feel everything in a chaos somewhere between sorrow and ecstasy. Recently I havent been able to nudge the urge to contact mates that I cannot get off my mind only to have to explain everything without sounding mad. Thankfully my friends (and one partner of a friend) have been very understanding. I feel a strong heart to heart connection with these people. I connect on a VERY emorional level. I have always been in touch with my intuition, but its a bit overwhelming at the moment have you any advice. I would like to embrace this and use it towards the naturopathy I study as illnesses seem to stand out in people to me (through my intuition).
I’d really like to talk to someone about these things, if only to learn and be understood. Have you any suggestions for me?
Hey Kelly, I am not 100% sure what you are asking?