What a special word.
In fact, it is one of my favorites and I personally live by that. It has the insanely powerful capability of guiding the decisions you make in your life.
But what is Intuition?
Have you ever felt that feeling of: “Ugh I knew it”, “Something told me not to do it” or “I had a feeling”? Yes, me too. All the time. Intuition is that inner voice that speaks to you. It is the one that whispers what you should do or who you should trust.
Children are born with this intuitive wisdom. They freely connect to it very naturally, but they don’t even know that what they are feeling is a thing and it is called “intuition”. Unfortunately, it doesn’t take long before most of us kind of lose this sense of guidance as we grow up…
How do we explain this “feeling” to our children?
We explain it to them using a very simple language. We say that listening doesn’t only happen with the ears. We can also listen with our tummy.
The way we encourage our children about intuition is by showing them how to use it: “Does your tummy feel tight?”, “Does it feel angry or scared?”, “Does it feel off?”, “What does your tummy tell you to do?” We also explain to them that this little voice inside their tummy will speak when it needs to and both the brain and the tummy need to be listened to.
Asking the children questions about what they shared and what it means to them helps them to express themselves to be more aware of their inner voice.
Respecting and validating their intuitions will encourage children to be more connected to their own emotions rather than repressing them and they will be more compassionate about other children’s feelings.
At the end of the day, there is no one that knows you better than yourself…