Feelings are powerful, contagious, and carry psychic energy. They are often fickle and not based on reality. Although they carry abundant information, feelings are not reliable sources for making crucial decisions due to their highly mutable behavior.
Despite the wild and erratic behavior of emotions, they can be used as signposts directing you toward inner wisdom. To use your feelings to hear the higher self, you will first need to observe them from a neutral space to see what they reveal. Specifically, repetitive (or what I refer to as nagging) feelings and the insight received from them are what you want to observe from a neutral space.
It's healthy to acknowledge and express all emotions in a balanced way. However, in terms of utilizing emotions for intuitive guidance, you mainly want to watch for two things: the types of feelings you are experiencing and how repetitive they are. Often it's the feelings that are consistently triggering that end up pointing towards an opportunity for growth and healing. Still, these can be challenging feelings to observe neutrally and see their deeper message.
For more on why feelings are misleading and how to neutrally look for intuitive guidance.
When observing nagging feelings objectively, you may notice that they are not feelings at all. This is because when you receive intuitive guidance from a high source such as your higher self or God, it will come in as a neutral and direct knowing. When looking at nagging feelings for intuitive guidance, you aim to find the nagging knowings behind the emotions themselves.
For more on how to identify an intuitive knowing.
Be vigilant and highly sensitive to what's happening in your internal environment when looking for nagging knowings because they are often quickly accompanied by a nagging feeling. The feeling you receive from your knowing may steer you to act differently on the initial intuitive guidance.
The desire to deviate from your higher wisdom is common if your ego is not on the same page. Instead, the ego may produce an emotion that will deter you from following through with your higher self's intuitive guidance, and, in some cases, the objecting feeling will be so loud that you won't hear the initial guidance at all.
Once you become aware of your nagging knowings and feelings that accompany them, watch for patterns in your consciousness and what they are trying to convey. For example, nagging knowings can encourage you to keep quiet, speak up, reach out to someone, or change an unhelpful habit.
Remember, if you repeatedly get a neutral nudge to take specific actions, you are most likely getting direct guidance from your higher self or God.
Paying attention to nagging knowings and their subsequent feelings is fruitful because your higher self and God will be relentless when a change is for your highest good. They will not leave you alone and will consistently give you information until you make positive changes, even if it takes a lifetime.