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How Being Emotionally Intelligent Helps Your Intuition

Written by: Marie Christine, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.

 

One of the wisest things you can do is to be guided by intuition and not your feelings. Why? Because when you listen to your intuition, you tap into a higher level of awareness, while emotions are based on past experiences that may not be relevant to the present situation.

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Your emotions tell how you feel and are not necessarily the truth. Understanding this helps you regulate your feelings by not immediately acting on them. Instead of using your emotions, you can use intuition to help make decisions, leading to more creative and positive outcomes.


What is intuition?


Before we can see how being emotionally intelligent supports intuition, it helps to know what intuition is. Intuition is a sixth sense or extrasensory ability to connect with your inner wisdom. Intuition is often perceived as a quiet inner voice that gives helpful guidance – or an unexplainable accurate understanding of a circumstance or person. This inner knowing comes from a source that some would call a soul or higher self, which holds your inner truth.


Intuitive intelligence can be helpful in all areas of our lives, from personal to professional. In relationships, for example, you might sense someone isn't being truthful. In your career, you might have a clear premonition that a certain project is doomed to fail. These can be examples of intuition at work.


How can you tell the difference between your intuition and your emotions?


Deciphering between feelings and intuition can be tricky as they are often likened, but they are not the same. Your emotions are one way of understanding yourself and the environment, and direct intuitive knowledge is another. You can have an intuitive understanding of something and an emotional reaction to it simultaneously, making the two experiences harder to differentiate.

One thing to look out for when distinguishing between emotional input and intuitive understanding is that helpful, intuitive guidance is never panicked or gives ultimatums. If you are experiencing these circumstances, it is best to follow the old adage and "sleep on it," meaning give time for your emotions to subside before deciding or taking action.

Intuitive knowledge is inherently neutral and will come without negative judgments. Intuitive understanding will feel expansive as you receive it. Look for these qualities when assessing whether something is a feeling or intuitive guidance.


If you are experiencing stress and an internal contraction when looking at a situation, you are most likely making an assessment based on emotions alone. This can lead to rash decisions and poor outcomes, as feelings are often fickle and, therefore, not the most reliable sources of information.


Emotional and intuitive intelligence support a thriving lifestyle.


Emotionally intelligent people are able to regulate their emotions, set boundaries, and communicate effectively. They're also more self-aware, meaning they're more likely to be in touch with their inner truth.


Not being driven by how you feel allows you to make better decisions based on what's happening in the present moment and can help you solve problems more inventively and effectively using intuitive understanding.


Furthermore, the better you understand and manage your emotions, the more likely you will listen to your intuition. Strong and overwhelming feelings create a chaotic inner environment. And a loud internal headspace makes it harder to hear the still, small voice that guides you.


It's worth investing time to become more emotionally and intuitively intelligent because having these life skills will help you become successful and navigate the world more easily. You will know how to read yourself and others, making you more adaptable and a better problem-solver.


In conclusion, if you want to make sure that you're making the best decisions possible, it's essential to be able to distinguish between an intuitive understanding of something and how you feel about it. That's where being emotionally intelligent comes in – it helps with your emotional awareness. This self-awareness gives you a solid foundation to make supportive choices, including trusting your intuition.

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Marie Christine, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Marie Christine, M.A. in Spiritual Psychology, is an Intuitive Coach and the creator of the Intuition Builder app. With over 12 years of intuitive experience, Marie helps her clients connect with their inner wisdom through powerful 1-1 online sessions. Marie is passionate about sharing her intuitive skill set so that others may learn how to use their intuition for guidance and support in everyday life. Expert in her field, Marie teaches her intuitive skill set in conscious-expanding courses found in her Intuition Builder app.

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