April 24, 2015
The fifth lesson of the Vow To Enritualize program is about trusting your intuition. How does Webster define intuition?
: a natural ability or power that makes it possible to know something without any proof or evidence : a feeling that guides a person to act a certain way without fully understanding why
: something that is known or understood without proof or evidence
Simply put, intuition is our 6th sense. The ability to feel and comprehend something without knowing where it comes from. We all have it. It’s that gut feeling we get when we are faced with controversy. Intuition is sticky because it is felt and not seen or heard. Yet, we have to trust it. And, trust in itself can be very difficult for most.
So, today we are going to talk about trusting your intuition. How do we do it? We start by listening to our voice of wisdom. Our voice of wisdom will grant us access to our intuition. Be mindful in your thoughts and do a full body scan when presented with that fork in the road. How does your body feel? Is your head telling you one thing and your gut another? I say, go with your gut, your intuition. Your head will just have to catch up later. And what if it doesn’t you ask? Stop right there. No ‘what ifs’. Be fearless. Make your affirmation be “I am fearless”. A mantra if you will.
A very wise woman once said, “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen nor even touched, but just felt in the heart.” You know who said that? Helen Keller. I admire Helen Keller’s story for many reasons but this quote is definitely one of them.
Most times when faced with controversy and the opportunity to trust our intuition, we are confronted by society or family members who disagree with you and perhaps say you should make the “smart decision” rather than going with your heart. This can be very frustrating and often times can give you a sense of loneliness or make you feel unsupported. Although this can be very scary, it gives us the opportunity to reaffirm our intuition, be fearless and be independent. Let them say what they want. Use your words to guide you on your own path to success.
If you have been presented with a “fork in the road” situation, whether it be career or relationship related, I encourage you to be fearless and go with your gut. Listen to your heart and allow your mind to catch up later. Be a beacon for others. Lead with your actions. Go forth and change corporate culture, create art or be an entrepreneur. Make a vow to yourself right now, to TRUST YOUR INTUITION. Because, you always know.