Monthly Mantra: September, 2021
I KNOW THAT MY INTUITION IS THE SOURCE OF MY DEEPEST WISDOM. I PROMISE TO PAY MORE ATTENTION TO WHAT IT TELLS ME.
Beyond thoughts of career and relationship obligations, self consciousness, and anxiety, there is an instinctual knowing of what is and is not right for you.
This natural feeling response is your intuition, and its operation is delightfully simple: it excites or shuts down in the presence or prospect of circumstances, people, and opportunities.
Intuition is not dependent on conditioning. It lacks sound reasoning or logic. It just is. Excitement or dread. Curious or loathing. Open or closed. Full of solutions or full of excuses. You instantly recognize what you are naturally drawn to, and what isn’t in alignment with you.
You don’t have to do any special woo-woo ceremony to get in touch with your intuition. Yours is not any more or less powerful than anyone else’s. But you do have to work on silencing the fear-driven part of your brain that always shouts the loudest.
If your life is about living in fear of what others will think of you or living in fear of lack and you do not work to counteract those influences, you likely will struggle to hear your intuition. Your own feelings will be easily squashed by your duty-bound, logical brain every time.
What’s needed is to remove the clutter from your own mind that’s accumulated as a result of growing up, socialization, and separation from who you were when you first arrived here. Before you were petrified of everything. Before you worried so much about public perception.
Clear out all that old energy, and you’ll find that being in touch with your feelings–with your intuition–becomes a whole hell of a lot easier.
The trouble is, your rational mind can go to work the very next instant trying to negate your intuition. It’s all too easy to poke holes in perforable feelings.
“I don’t feel good about taking that job,” can easily be persuaded by a whole slew of rationalizations. “But I should take it, because what if another one doesn’t come along?” “Those people might know people I should know, and if I turn it down, I won’t get to move forward.” “It is a job, after all, and I do need one of those.”
Ultimately, your intuition is always right. If you heed it, you know it’s true. If you ignore it, you really know it’s true. The burn of doubting to the point of overriding your intuition is mighty. There’s nothing quite like finding yourself in an unpleasant circumstance and having to utter the phrase, “I knew it!” to make you promise to double down on trusting your intuition in the future.
It requires a certain amount of faith in yourself to allow your unsubstantiated feelings to be sufficient guides. The sooner you cultivate that faith and quiet the voices of fear that would overwhelm it, the sooner you move in the direction of your most aligned, purpose-filled, content life.
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