Intuition is something we all have, it’s when we listen to our heart. Mostly it isn’t as mysterious as it seems. Our sub-concious picks up on cues and body language that our concious mind isn’t aware of and we get a feeling about a particular situation or person that we can’t explain with evidence. I used to discount intuition all the time believing I was being judgemental or jumping to unfounded conclusions. Years of ignoring my intuition taught me a very powerful lesson, my gut feeling was nearly always proven right, usually after I had painfully ignored it to my detriment. Today I want to address how to listen more closely to your intuition and, this is very important, how to determine if the voice you are listening to is your intuition or something else.
Lets first talk about what other gut feelings one can get that are deceptive.
A stereotype is a judgement made about a person based on a superficial quality where you have deemed all people with this quality as being a certain ‘type’. The best way to determine if your feeling is intuition or stereotype is to ask yourself if you hadn’t met that person and someone else described their appearance or label (race religion sexuality career hobbies) to you would you get the same feeling about them. If so then it isn’t intuition, it is your own pre-conceived stereotypes.
2. Irrational fears.
We all have irrational fears and they usually stem from experiences we have had in the past.
For example someone who has been rejected a lot, then meets someone who obviously likes them and cares for them may feel the person is going to reject them because of their own fear and insecurity that they aren’t lovable. The best way to determine if it is your fear or intuition talking is to ask yourself whether you only feel that way because of something that happened in the past or because you are afraid of it happening therefore you have made it a considerable possibility in your mind.
3. Social convention or other people’s opinion.
There is a very loud voice telling us what to think and feel in the form of society. My advice on this one is if you feel or think a certain way because most other people do, or it’s the way it’s supposed to be done but your intuition doesn’t quite agree, go with your intuition. There is no safety in numbers, and majority doesn’t determine what’s right and wrong. Once upon a time it was perfectly normal to bash your wife and children, have sex with children, and perform cruel experiments and torture on those considered less functional than the average member of society.
Our intuition is, as I stated at the start, a sub-concious distinguishing of clues, but it is also our soul speaking to us. (That is the mysterious part.) Some people believe the most concrete form of determining something is with our natural means, (eyes, ears, touch) but to put it bluntly, this world is full of crud.
People say what they want you to hear, they show you what they want you to see, if you rely on what you are seeing and hearing with your eyes and ears you will always be led up the garden path.
Get in touch with your heart, get in touch with your soul and intuition, I assure you, you will see much deeper into other people and situations, BUT don’t forget to test for the other deceptive voices.
Until next time, take care.