We hear a lot about trusting that inner voice, those gut feelings, when it comes to personal safety—which, of course, is super important. But intuition can also help us hugely in other ways.
Last week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Sophia Wise One, an intuitive and educator who’s been professionally empowering people to know, love and express their authentic self for over 15 years. We explored her experience as a child mystic, how her family nurtured her gifts and some of the most powerful benefits of strengthening our intuition.
“To me, one of the things I’m talking about is a body wisdom,” she said. “Intuition can be a physical experience that can’t be explained or justified right off the bat from a rational perspective. It’s a knowing.”
Here are just some of the perks of that knowing, when it’s embraced. Listen to our chat on iTunes or below to learn much more!
Intuition can help us heal our wounds.
Such a gorgeous concept, right? Heightened connection with ourselves can pave the way to healing from hardship, and intuition plays a mighty role in the process, said Sophia.
“When we have that intuitive connection with ourself, we are guiding ourselves into the next evolution of who we really are,” she shared. “And because our wounds are often so much defining of us, the process of healing is how we gather what we’ve learned from those wounds, and turn them into our strengths and our wisdom and moving forward.”
It can also bolster intimacy and lead to better sex.
According to Sophia’s father, an experienced psychologist, intuition has been shown to grow stronger when it’s met with feedback, whether positive or negative. In order to get these perks, of course, you’ll have to express what you sense.
What does this have to do with sex and intimacy? So much! When you voice what you perceive, such as a discomfort (i.e., you sense that your partner’s facial expression means they aren’t into you/what you’re doing) your partner’s feedback can strengthen your intuition and set you on-course for mutual pleasure. Because, the more you know, right? And the more vulnerable and honest you allow yourselves to be with each other, the better. (Sophia shared some prima examples in our chat!)
“Usually the intuition is absolutely right,” said Sophia. “It’s our interpretation or our translation of that feeling where we get a little messy.” Communicating can go a long way toward cleaning up or preventing those messes, in and outside of the bedroom.
Check out the episode here or on iTunes to learn more! It also features wisdom from Dr. Megan, who answered a Q for a listener: As a married woman, should she try to stop fantasizing about her coworker? Loved what she had to say.