Have you ever had a difficult situation to solve or been in a search for inspiration only to find your intuitive insight is no-where to be found?
Even if you stuck a satellite dish on you third eye you'd still feel like you couldn't get a signal.
It's when we have a problem, which we want to rely on our intuition the most; however it is at this point when we feel stressed; it is then hard to hear our inner knowing. This is because when we are freaking out, we are using the brain in the wrong way to be able to hear our intuition.
Firstly we will have gone to the flight, fight or freeze self-protection mind mechanism. During the fight, flight or freeze response to a threat, blood leaves the stomach area to aid the arms and legs for what's next. Perfect if you have to run away from or flight off a predator, as this system in our body is made for that. But it can also cause brain freeze which means we get locked into a shut down state of overwhelm.
Worry is a different state. It can cause you to be over thinking, even if the thoughts are the same thoughts going over and over. So you can't hear your intuition in a noisy mind. When we are overwhelmed we can also shut down. Too many choices can cause it to fall into a state of ambivalence and become stuck in a situation of making no decisions at all.
So here's what you can do to turn off a noisy mind and allow you inner knowing to step forward and tell you what you already know to be true!
Take 10 minutes of silence. Just breathe and turn everything off. You'll hear more if you make the mind as quite as you can.
Go and have a cat nap if you can. Just a small about of sleep will switch your brain around. Remember when people say ‘Sleep on it' this is why, the brain can reset in sleep.
Put music on and listen to that, even better sing along as that opens the heart and you can allow your heart based intuition to be heard.
Dance! If you can put music on and really through yourself into the music, not only will you shake off some of the repressed energy that comes with a problem, but you'll likely make yourself laugh and pop yourself into the part of the brain to hear your intuition. I often do this and have the answers by the end of the tune.
Do anything that makes you feel good. As when you feel good, you have let go of the very thing holding you back from the solution, the worry of not having a solution!
The main thing is that thinking doesn't give you the answers. It's the space in between the thoughts where the answers emerge. The words are just our way of making sense of what we already know to be true.