Your Intuition - The Most Powerful Tool You’re Not Using
Posted on September 08 2015
My intuition has never led me astray. I’ve known this since I was about eight years old. The only times I’ve gotten into trouble were when I blatantly went against it. The importance of knowing this didn’t really hit me until much later. Turns out life has a way of making you feel like you’ve been dumped on an island with the expectation that you just have to figure things out.
In the midst of feeling lost and stranded, you start to take some action, hoping that everything will come out okay. When things don’t come out okay, you ask yourself if your fate is set. Do your choices even matter? You start searching for tools to help you make sense of where you are, of why you are, and mostly importantly of what it all means.
Eventually, you realize that of course you weren’t just dumped here. You start understanding that you are neither a victim of circumstance nor fate. You are most certainly not a slave to the environment you’re in. As you dig deeper, you realize that there are indeed several tools that have been put in place to help you figure things out; to help you become the fullest version of yourself.
“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”
Intuition, sixth sense, hunch, gut feeling…it guides you away from certain things and drives you towards others. You meet someone and something about them doesn’t agree with you, something’s off. There’s a deal on the table but you sense something isn’t right, maybe you should wait. For some, the voice is soft, almost like a whisper. For others, it’s firm and all-knowing. You can’t explain it, you don’t need proof, evidence or reasoning —you just know.
We are all intuitive by nature. It is one of the most powerful gifts that we’ve each been given on our journey and like a muscle, the more you use it, the stronger it becomes. Making this gift work for you also requires trust. I’m not talking about trust in other people’s opinions, actions and advice but complete and utter trust in yourself. It’s the only way this can work.
“Trust your hunches. They’re usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.” Joyce Brothers
Take the job, don’t take the job; move away, don’t move away; marry him/her, don’t marry him/her. We will always be presented with important moments where we need absolute clarity and truth to make a decision. C’est la vie. These days, I find that I rarely ask myself “what do you think?” but rather “what do you know?”.
My intuition has never led me astray. The only times I’ve gotten into trouble were when I blatantly went against it.