(Note: this article is a repost and was originally published last year.)
Some people call it your gut instinct but I call it intuition.
It’s that feeling you get when something doesn’t feel quite right but you don’t have the exact words for what it is. It’s the quiet voice inside of you that guides you to the answers and choices that are in alignment with your spirit. It’s that deep-seated trust that you already know what you need to know in order to make the best decision for you and your family. Unfortunately, we often lose this little voice.
We are bombarded with so much noise from the outside that our soul-voice gets drowned out. Our culture is very good at telling us what we need and who we should be and when we are disconnected from our intuition, we tend to make choices that are in conflict with our truest nature. Sometimes it is fear that sings the loudest. Fear that we will lose love. Fear that we will lose ourselves. Fear that we really don’t know the best way. When we are disconnected from our intuition, we can often feel like we are walking without feet. We don’t feel rooted in our being and in our choices. When we’re so uncertain, we limit our ability to reach our highest potential as a mother, as a partner, as a woman.
There are many ways in which we can find our way back to our inner knowing. For some it is through writing or painting. For some it is through prayer or running. For me, Kundalini Yoga has been such a powerful practice in my life. I began studying it when I first moved to L.A. but it was about two years ago when I decided to deepen my devotion to it by becoming a teacher. I remember lying in bed at night worrying about my children and the future. I was filled with so much anxiety and stress that I just knew that I needed to give myself more tools in order to thrive. What makes Kundalini Yoga different from some other styles of yoga is that the exercises are linked with breath and mantras that open the heart and mind to give you a sense of peace. One of the benefits of doing Kundalini Yoga is being in touch with your intuition.
Once I began to deepen my practice, the fear started to melt away. Over all, it has given me the ability to live my life free from chaos. The meditations clear my mind and open my heart. The Kryas give me strength. I am no longer searching for anyone to heal me or tell me what to do because I understand and believe that I have the ability to heal myself and the knowledge to make aligned choices. Because this practice connects me to my intuition at such a deep level, I find that the answers to my questions come easily to me. When they don’t, I know that it is only a matter of waiting. My intuition is ignited and I no longer misinterpret my fear as my true voice (most of the time). The freedom I feel to live my life in a graceful way is something for which I am deeply grateful.