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The Golden Thread

How To Trust Your Intuition

by Amanda Sophia

Following that golden thread allows you to truly stay on the path meant for you and in your purpose

Goddess, are you feeling connected to yourself, your relationships and the world around you? I love to refer to the story of the golden thread when I am at a crossroads and need to reevaluate my priorities. If you are looking to reconnect with self and Source, you will appreciate this story and find it as a helpful tool to recentre in uncertain times.

What is the Golden Thread? In Greek mythology, Queen Pasiphaë gave her Son of Zeus the magical thread to assist him on his heroic journey into the labyrinth, representative of life. The thread would allow him to remain connected to the spiritual world and guide him on his journey. Beloved, the golden thread represents your intuition, the inner voice whispering to you that sometimes you choose to ignore. Following that golden thread allows you to truly stay on the path meant for you and in your purpose. Connecting to Your Inner Wisdom Goddess, the universe has a plan. We can start to force things and get rigidly thinking that something must turn out a certain way. The power of the golden thread reminds you of what is essential.

Signs you are Connected
When you’re in alignment with your inner wisdom, you’ll experience some or all of the following physical and emotional byproducts: Comfortable in your body – you will breathe deeply and peacefully. You feel a softness in your body depending on where you tend to hold stress. Enhanced senses – everything around you may look brighter. Your sense of smell, taste and touch are enhanced – a beautiful sign that you are living from a place of connectedness. The physical manifestation of peace – you feel a deep sense of peace in your body; fully relaxed and open. Better focus and productivity – Your ability to focus and be in a productive flow is better when you align with your intuition. Creativity comes more naturally and you get satisfaction from your work.

Signs you are Disconnected
When we think of the golden thread, we can notice these moments of disconnection more easily. Discomfort in your body – when you ignore your intuition, you may feel tightness in your muscles. Decreased energy, stomach pain, headaches and nausea are indicators that you are disconnected. Signs from the universe to align– when you’re not living in sync with your intuition, the universe will send messages, attempting to pull you back into yourself and your purpose. Suddenly, you may find that mundane everyday tasks present you with powerful reminders. Deeply rooted stress – you may feel like you need to control everything and as if there isn’t enough time in the day to complete your work. A common sign that you aren’t connected to your intuition is the desperate need to ask for everyone’s opinion before making decisions.

Things That May Be Keeping You Disconnected During stress, exhaustion and grief, we can feel that we are not at home within ourselves. Although this is an ordinary and universal truth, unhealthy habits can keep us in a constant state of disconnection. It’s essential to be mindful and truthfully assess these areas so we can seek support if we find that we are remaining disconnected.

Holding Onto Childhood Trauma
It’s time to let go of any old stories where you were the victim. Release old beliefs about yourself — even the need to always have your mind on ‘productive mode’. If you want to be connected, you have to create space for quietness. It doesn’t have to be meditation. Find what feels good.

Not Forgiving
Start a forgiveness ritual. Perhaps every night before you go to sleep, offer forgiveness, be it to yourself or somebody who may have said something to you that day that hurt your feelings. Offer forgiveness to them.

Self-Harm or Numbing
Forms of self-harm or numbing such as alcohol, overeating, overworking, or any of these addictive behaviours are attempts to remain disconnected from your intuition. Moderation is fine, but to the degree, you use such things to numb yourself that it’s virtually impossible to connect to your higher self.

Staying Busy Without Giving Space For Quiet Time
I understand that many things such as a family, job, taking care of our homes and friends, working out and self-care fill our daily schedules. However, how can we hear that inner voice when we refuse to create a quiet space? Lack of self-care is also a way that we block connection with ourselves.

Daily Practices for Reconnecting to Your Intuition
Meditate 10 Minutes Every Day If it’s not meditation, find what your peaceful activity is and dedicate at least 10 minutes a day to doing it. If you want to go deeper and deeper into your higher self, it’s essential to come into stillness. You may do this by lighting a candle, painting, or spending time in nature.

Regularly Check In With Yourself
Even if it seems small, I invite you to ground yourself in every decision. Permit you to take time to get back to people and requests. You can sit with it and be with it, rather than rushing around and being in that state of busyness. Over time, you will become more natural.

Have a Dream Journal By Your Bed
Before you go to sleep, ask for guidance on whatever you seek advice about. Allow that to come through. When you wake up, write that dream down.

Listen to Your Body
Listen to your body when you make decisions. Notice if you feel a tightness in your chest, shoulders, or gut. There are so many ways that spirit connects with us and give us messages every day when you are open.

Pay Attention to the Universe’s Messages
If you just keep hearing the same message from different people, that’s usually your higher self trying to get through. It’s a way of following the golden thread and the magic of life. Be open to these messages that come to you.  priestessawakening.com

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