The word intuition has been coming up a lot for me lately.
It started when my beautiful friend and aspiring life coach Sabrina wrote the following to me in an email -
Your intuition is going to guide you more than your head at the end of the day anyway, so continue doing that beautiful work you do towards keeping THAT strong, and you’ll be golden.
Unbeknownst to her, those simple words hooked me. When I look back in my life, I think of all the times I was overpowered by my brain in the decision making process. As you can guess, the decision my brain made can hardly be considered authentic but rather based on will and “musts”.
Intuition, as defined by Google dictionary, is simply
- The ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning.
- A thing that one knows or considers likely from instinctive feeling rather than conscious reasoning.
It’s also known as that famous “gut feeling”. And when’s the last time that led you astray?
I took a workshop this weekend titled “Fierce and Feminine” and the teacher said something that once again had me hooked. She said “our intuition is tied to our bodies. If we are not connected to our bodies, we cannot be connected to our intuition”. Which makes sense right, how can we listen to our gut if our mind is in another world?
The other day my friend told me that she read somewhere that people are pretty bad predictors of what they are going to like. You think you want something until you get it, then you realize it wasn’t exactly what you had envisioned. I can see the truth in that because the majority of the decisions we make are based from our abysmal ability to predict the future. Now, if we started listening to our intuition, what we feel is the right choice, then we might be able to change the statistics.
So how do we connect with our intuition?
We must trust. Trust that you are guided. Trust that you have all that it takes to make the right decision.
We must have patience. Things will unfold as it should.
We must listen. Our intuition can be a soft whisper or a big queasy feeling. Only by listening and knowing yourself will you be able to feel what your body is telling you.
Can you imagine what we would be capable of if we ceased to listen to the doubts of our mind and lived in the presence of our heart?