Trusting the Unseen: Building Confidence in Your Intuition

In a world governed by the tangible and the concrete, trusting in something as ethereal as intuition can feel like navigating without a map. Yet, intuition—our inner guidance system—plays a crucial role in our decision-making processes, often leading us to unexpected successes and insights. This blog post explores the power of intuition through stories of intuitive success and offers exercises to strengthen your trust in this unseen ally.

The Power of Intuition

Intuition operates beyond the realm of logical reasoning, tapping into a deep well of subconscious knowledge and external cues that our conscious mind might overlook. It’s the gut feeling that guides you towards or away from people and situations, the inner voice that offers spontaneous solutions to problems, and the sudden insights that seem to come from nowhere. But how do we begin to trust this invisible guide?

Stories of Intuitive Success

  1. The Unexpected Job Offer: Sarah, a graphic designer, felt an inexplicable pull to attend a conference she had initially decided to skip. Trusting this intuitive nudge, she went and serendipitously met the CEO of her dream company. Their conversation led to a job offer that catapulted her career to new heights.
  2. A Life-Saving Decision: Mark’s story is one of intuition’s more dramatic successes. Despite having no symptoms, he felt a strong, unshakeable urge to get a health check. This decision led to the early detection of a condition that, left unchecked, could have been fatal.

Exercises for Building Trust in Your Intuition

  1. Journaling Intuitive Hits: Keep a journal dedicated to recording instances where you followed your intuition, no matter how small. Note the situation, the intuitive signal, your action, and the outcome. Over time, this record will serve as tangible proof of your intuition’s reliability.
  2. The What-Feels-Right Choice Exercise: When faced with decisions, take a moment to quiet your mind and check in with your body. Which option feels expansive and light? Which feels constrictive and heavy? Practice making choices based on what feels right, starting with inconsequential decisions to build confidence.
  3. Meditative Inquiry: Spend time in meditation asking questions you seek guidance on, then let go. Pay attention to the insights or feelings that arise during or after your meditation. This practice can help you differentiate between intuitive guidance and the chatter of the mind.

Cultivating a Relationship with Your Intuition

Building trust in your intuition is akin to cultivating a relationship. It requires patience, attention, and, most importantly, communication. By engaging in practices that encourage dialogue with your inner guidance, you learn its language and nuances. Over time, this relationship becomes a cornerstone of your decision-making process, offering clarity and direction in both mundane and critical moments of life.

Trusting the unseen by building confidence in your intuition is a journey of self-discovery that can lead to profound personal and professional successes. By tuning in to and honoring your intuitive signals, you open yourself to a more aligned and fulfilling path. Remember, intuition is a gift we all possess; it’s just a matter of learning to listen.


In addition to these practices, I’m thrilled to introduce my new course, ‘Intuitive Pathways: Cultivating Your Inner Guidance.’ This transformative, self-paced journey is crafted to empower you with the skills to tap into the rich wisdom that lies within. Through a blend of guided meditations, sound healing sessions, and reflective practices, you’ll learn to navigate life’s challenges with greater clarity and confidence. The course is structured to enhance your intuition, foster spiritual autonomy, and establish a deep, meaningful connection with your inner self.

For those of you seeking a more personalized guide through this journey, I also offer Spiritual 1:1 Private Coaching. This option provides direct, tailored guidance as you explore the course materials, ensuring you receive the support needed to fully embrace your intuitive awakening. Whether you choose the self-paced course or the added support of private coaching, you’re embarking on a journey to discover the powerful insights and peace that come from deep within.

To learn more about ‘Intuitive Pathways’ and our Spiritual Coaching options, visit our website. This is your invitation to explore the boundless potential of your inner guidance and step into a life illuminated by your intuitive wisdom.


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Deb Phelps

Deb Phelps

Deb Phelps is a certified Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher, and Practitioner since 1980. She is also a Mindfulness Coach, Sound Energy Practitioner, and Yoga Specialist who uniquely assists her clients to overcome stress, anxiety, PTSD, grief, and other life situations so that they can once again live purposeful, joy-filled lives. Deb has overcome significant life challenges aided by a variety of mind-body-spirit practices. By diligently using these tools over many decades, she found a life of contentment and equanimity. Through extensive education and life experience, including living for one year in a spiritual community, she assists and inspires others to do the same. ~ Deb Phelps, C.MI, MMT, E-RYT500, LVCYT, YACEP

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