Intuition. It’s that subtle vibe, that gut feeling, that little voice that helps to guide us through life so that we, hopefully, find ourselves in the place where we can function at our highest good. It can help us to avoid jobs that we hate, stressful relationships, car accidents, unhelpful doctors, and to even avoid buying things that we simply don’t need.
For some of us, trusting our intuition is relatively easy while for others it is much more difficult. Yet, regardless of where we are on the spectrum, we have all struggled in trusting our intuition at some point or another.
And it always seems harder to know what our intuition is telling us when a very crucial decision needs to be made — that life-changing job offer, the big move across the country or to another country, or to take that next step in your relationship.
The reason why it is so difficult to know what our intuition is telling us when we have such critical decisions is because there’s a lot more fear involved. We have more anxiety about making the wrong decision — and our minds can tend to go on overdrive to the point that we overanalyze and can become paralyzed in making the decision.
But, regardless of how crucial the the decision is — regardless of how much fear and worry you have in the decision — your intuition is still there giving you subtle signs over what you should do.
So how can you know? Here’s some tips:
Now, in case you can’t or didn’t watch the video here’s a recap:
The key in really know what your intuition is telling you is to tone down your thinking mind. Slow down, draw you attention from your mind and draw your attention more into the body.
So now when you think of one the options that you have, notice how you feel in your body when you think about it. Do you feel constricted? Suffocated? Limited? Frustrated? Irritated? Closed-off? If so, then you’re intuition is telling you a big NO.
Now, if you think of one of your options and you feel expanded, excited, opened, limitless, joyful, and happy — then your intuition is telling you a big YES.
These differences can be very subtle so if we continue to second guess ourselves then it’s likely that it will be harder and harder to know what our intuition is telling us.
So I’m going to tell you one of the things that many of my teachers growing up always told me whenever it was time to take a multiple choice test: Never erase the first guess to your answer unless you are absolutely sure that it is wrong. Because the majority of the time, our first guess is going to be the right one.
Here’s the reason I’m telling you this: Because from what I’ve learned in my own personal experience, 9 times out of 10 my very initial split second thought, feeling, or reaction is my intuition shining through. Intuition hardly ever (actually, probably closer to never) emerges after analyzing it for 3 days.
Intuition emerges in that split second — and it can pass so fast that sometimes it’s hard to catch it. It shines through in a moment where there is no fearful thought there to block it.
Share your own personal story about following your intuition!
And so, in the comments below I want you to share a time where you followed your intuition? What was the outcome? How was your experience? Did you trust it right away or did you debate it for a while?
OR you can share a time when you didn’t follow your intuition? What was the outcome? What was more challenging about it? How did you feel?