“She could never go back and make some of the details pretty. All she could do was move forward and make the whole beautiful.” —Terri St. Cloud

How can developing our intuition give us more self-compassion for dealing with the day-to-day struggles we experience by the nature of our human experience? Intuition is a sense of knowing. Intuition is the ability to understand something immediately, with the need for conscious reasoning. It isa thing that one knows or considers likely from instinctive feeling rather than conscious reasoning. According to Psychology Today we think of intuition as a magical phenomenon, but hunches are formed out of our past experiences and knowledge.

As an Intuitive/ Medium I have developed an increase in intuition through meditation, mindful-walking and being lucky enough to have the time to get really quiet with myself. Though I have always had this innate ability I did not always recognize it when I was busy raising children, and working full-time. The hectic pace of life really tore away my senses and left me in reactive mode most of the time. So to my mind this is where self-compassion comes in.

How can we develop more self-compassion towards ourselves when we don’t have much time to listen to ourselves and follow the best and highest knowledge that comes from a deeply spiritual place within ourselves.

You don’t have to wait until middle-age like I did to find time. As I have come to find, and you can too, it really only takes a bit of time at the beginning or end of the day to tune in to your higher source consciousness within.

Turn off outside distractions to the best of your ability. And with some deep breaths, allow yourself to get really quiet. Acknowledge there might be mind-chatter, and bid it goodbye. Imagine a place that you prefer and see yourself there. Ask for guidance. Give yourself a brief holiday from worry thoughts, and listen to any answers that pop to the surface. What comes through is your intuitive voice. This may take time to develop. The more you practice, the clearer the inner voice becomes.