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Emotional Intelligence & Intuition

Emotional Intelligence, which is the ability to identify and manage our own emotions, requires self awareness, self regulation and empathy.  

These same abilities are required for intuitive awareness.  The development of intuitive perception and the development of emotional intelligence go arm in arm.  Intuitive skills which help us perceive mental and emotional material about ourselves or others, can provide a direct and useful approach to understanding and managing emotions.

Often we are encouraged to think logically and rationally and sweep emotions under the carpet.  But emotions hiding under the carpet will trip us up when we least expect it.   Besides, we need emotions for assessing the environment and for making good decisions. 

Emotional intelligence does not deny emotions but it does regulate them.  For example, fear, is not always to be avoided.  Healthy fear gives a signal that we need to pay attention.  It is not always alarming.  It can cause us to look both ways before crossing the street, or to lock the door. 

Anger;  a sign that a boundary was violated, does not require an emotional outburst.  It could just be the motivation we need to reinforce boundaries and avoid unhealthy relationships.

Sadness tells us to let go of the energy of an old experience.  Joy creeps in when we are in harmony with the world.  Love is ever-present; underlying other emotional flows and available when we have felt the emotion and let it go.

The way to regulate the emotions is to feel them, receive their messages and let them do their work. Intuitive practices for understanding and managing energy are very helpful in regulating emotions and as little as one practice session can improve emotional intelligence.

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How Intuitive Information Benefits You

Whether an intuitive friend or professional provides information, or you learn to access it for yourself, the nature of the information provides benefits over other ways of knowing.

Connecting the dots.  Intuition brings together diverse ideas, associating things you might not think were related.  It rarely provides information you didn’t already know on some level, but it may present knowledge in a new and helpful way.  It can provide the “Aha” moments of realization, such as:  how I could put my skills together differently, why he’s acting that way, issues that need to be addressed, what my client or friend really wants.

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Recognizing important talents, benefits and resources.  Many people ignore at least one of their strongest talents or they got talked into someone else’s not-very-empowering evaluation of their skills and character. Recognizing your inventory of awesomeness can empower you greatly and set you off in a good direction.

Understanding Relationships.  It can be useful to see the effect your relationships have on your energy.  Whether your job is what’s making you tired or you need to set strong boundaries with a sibling or friend, managing your energy improves your life.  Developing this emotional intelligence allows the energy of your emotions to flow without resistance or and keeps your awareness in the present, improving your well being.

Non judgmental neutrality.  A clean, respectful presentation of intuitive information makes it available for use in decision making or responding to a situation.  The information may be presented with suggestions for use.  If it comes with scolding, judgement, and strong prescriptions, you should question whether it’s someone’s opinion masquerading as intuition.

Hope and optimism.  It can be really very hard to predict the future, especially these days!  Looking at trends of events or energy can predict challenges, but can also, almost always, point out constructive directions and positive outcomes.


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