One of the questions I am most often asked about developing your intuition is some form of:
"How do you tell the difference between your intuitive impulses and your thoughts?"
While there are many nuanced ways we could discuss the potential answers to that question, most of them would only philosophically complicate the issue.
If you're asking this question, you're looking for a practical answer not a complicated one.
A GENERAL RULE FOR DISCERNING INTUITIVE INFORMATION Intuition (or the intuitive mind) -- the channel where you receive divine guidance, psychic impulses, where you hear the voices of your spirit guides -- is immediate, subtle, short and sweet. Intuition is automatic and brief.
Simplicity and Brevity One way you can tell the difference between your Intuition and your ego-driven Thinking Mind:
The Thinking Mind (or the ego) -- the interior monologue that chatters away, drowning out and unraveling your intuition -- never shuts up. It goes on and on, endlessly amusing itself saying the same things in infinitely different ways.
By comparison, signs, intuition, divine guidance, communication from spirit guides, or messages from the Universe may also be repetitive, but they tend to retain that quiet simplicity. They are still consistent, even though they may repeat through multiple vessels, formats, or sources.
A common example of simple consistency combined with repetition and everyday sources would be: the exact same message, nearly word for word, spoken to you by more than one person, often in a relatively short span of time.
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