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Trust your Intuition

Are you aware of your inner voice? Do you pay attention to it? I am not writing about the voice, which puts you down with negativity. I am writing about the innedr voice that softly whispers ideas and suggestions to you – the kind that the other voice might shout down, crying “Are you mad? That requires stepping out of our comfort zone, and that is to be avoided at all costs!” (even if the cost is living a life of mediocrity instead of the life of your dreams).

Sadly, the latter voice is the voice, to which most of us are aware of and pay attention. The more gentle voice, our intuition, is often ignored – that is, if we hear it at all. Our intuition has our best interests at heart. Our gremlin (the louder, more aggressive voice) does have our welfare at heart too, but in a protective manner. The intuition’s manner is more expansive.

There is nothing wrong with protecting ourselves, but it is limiting and erodes our well being, at a spiritual level. Spiritual erosion is not good for physical or emotional well being. If you are unfulfilled at a spiritual level, slowly and imperceptibly you will develop a feeling of general discontent, which influences your mood, self esteem and your physical and mental health.

The gentle voice of your intuition will, if listened to, expand you beyond your comfort zone, but never beyond than your abilities. Intuition will challenge you, and also support you. Intuition has your best interests at heart at every level – physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually. Intuition will push you in new directions, which will yield huge and unimaginable rewards, and it will also gently warn you,when to stop or turn around.

When you tune into your intuition and allow yourself to be guided by it, you will realize how much easier formerly assumed “challenges” have become... how much good fortune lands in your lap (we call it synchronicity)... how good you feel – at ease with yourself and all your life experiences.

If you are not accustomed to listening to your intuition, learning to listen to it will require time and patience. At first, you may be unsure which voice is which (especially as your gremlin often sounds very reasonable), and using your intuition is very much like using your physical muscles. You need to use it regularly, in order for it to be in good condition.

How does one become accustomed to one's intuition? First, of all, begin to be aware of hunches, feelings, ideas, which arise from seemingly nowhere. Pay attention to the voice, which accompanies them. Is the voice gentle, positive, supportive? If the voice is aggressive, domineering, or negative, it is more likely to be your gremlin. If you are getting a feeling of warning, is it a loud and threatening one (gremlin) or an insistent “knowing” one (intuition).

Intuition is not based on logic and often what it suggests to you cannot be justified logically. With practice and trust, you will learn that the “knowing” something is the right thing to do and is in your best interests. It will be easier to ignore your gremlin and that of others, who fear for your best interests, on your behalf.

The key to developing intuition is to start small. Do not make life-changing decisions based on your intuition, if you’re not familiar with it. Do ask your intuition to guide you with smaller decisions, and wait for the gentle knowing feeling to arrive. Do not expect an instant answer, but wait for it – it will come, and you will recognize it, when it does.

Over time, as you tune in more and more, you will suffer less and less with worry or anxiety. You will trust - all will work out well, and often you will find it works out better than you could ever have imagined!

Any questions??