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Intuition is Your Best Defense

With all the information constantly coming our way, all the diverse people we come into contact with, all the choices that are available to us, it can be challenging to sort through it all and make decisions and choices that are… well, right for us. And there is also a natural part of us that aims to learn from others, grow and challenge ourselves, and so we actively SEEK information and new ideas and interesting people. Whenever I feel muddled in the dissonance or confusion of ‘what really makes sense here?’, I step back, find a quiet place and trust…

my intuition. We all have it. We’ve all been thwarted from using it and trusting it and acting on it since we’ve been small children… most likely. I’ve never grasped the clarity before now of why this happens – WHY does our world not foster and nourish us in following our intuition? Why as adults do we get such mixed messages of ‘follow your gut’ and ‘listen to your heart’ and yet get questioned when we do just that, or criticized, insulted or accused of being selfish or not concerned for the greater good?

There are a few reasons:

– People are lying to us all the time and if we trust our intuitions about them and what they want us to believe then we won’t follow them or conform to what they want us to do. This applies to parents, teachers, voices of religion or other dogma, government and corporate leaders. even our friends lie to us… why? (that’s a different blog post)

– We’ve been educated and conditioned to look out for #1 and in the process move everyone else to a back burner. This puts all of us in a position of creating a ‘self’ that is constantly wanting confirmation and validation from others. As we seek this we naturally deny another’s intuition about us or how our views, etc. apply to their own life… and seek only their agreement. Do we really want a nonstop conversation with others who question us all the time about our choices, our beliefs, our actions?

– We have forgotten how to be honest and value honesty in others, and further, we are threatened by honesty.

In the face of the nasty reality regarding the devaluation of intuition, it’s still there, just waiting and ready for us to tune into. When all is said and done, the one thing we can always trust is our own intuition. That voice that lives in the heart of who we really are is capable of guiding us toward right thought and action that feels good.

FEELING is what intuition is all about. My intuition is my own personal guide. My intuition is always in alignment with my best interests, my highest potential. When I am in tune with my intuition, I know it because it always FEELS right, it FEELS good. I know I am in communion with my intuition because I am never guided toward malevolent or negative thoughts or actions. There is always a profound, higher good that feels true and valuable and powerful. Acting on my intuition is sometimes challenging and even scary but it always pays off. Always. In ALL WAYS.

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  1. joni berg #

    Barb, love this post. “Seeking agreement” is where I’ve found myself often, particularly when younger …hadn’t had the experience of really tuning in to my ++own intuition radio station++ and knowing I run the best on that frequency…for everyone’s good.
    Would like to read an

    ger article about the subject.
    hope your day is beautiful. You make our days brighter!

    June 26, 2012
    • I am sure googling will get you many great articles and books on listening/following your intuition Joni. I have read so much in my life on this but don’t have an immediate resource to send you to. Off the top, try Wayne Dyer or Esther Hicks. There are many more.

      June 26, 2012
      • Holly #

        Hey guys! I just read a fantastic book on this very topic! It is called Invisible Acts of Power by Caroline Myss. Lots of love xxxx

        July 17, 2012
  2. NewAgeGranny #

    Barb your timing is perfect! Our intuition is spot on when we have the courage to be guided by it. Constantly filtering the messages of others sometimes makes it hard to *feel* your own intuition so like you I find my quiet place where I know I can be trusted.

    June 26, 2012
  3. Words of wisdom again Barb =)

    As a teen, I buried my intuition so violently and completely that it took years to rediscover it. Once i finally did, the floodgates opened. I had to dismantle (explode?) a lot of stuff that i had allowed to happen “for my own good”, but really it was just everyone else’s agendas, slowly suffocating me.

    Just for anyone who’s curious–Erin Pavlina has loads of great articles on developing and trusting your intuition on her blog, at erinpavlina.com =)

    June 26, 2012
    • joni berg #

      Krystal, I will look into that website. Thank you.
      And you too, Barb…think I’ll give Esther a whirl and read Erin Pavlina as well. -have done much of Wayne. I like to get a fresh perspective and will definitely ck in with the *inside of moi*!!!

      July 3, 2012
  4. Thanks for another great article, Barb. I always try to follow my intuition. When I’m stuck I try to get it out of my mind and sleep on it (really sleep). This works wonders! But if I still have doubts I ask different people’s opinions or research and decide if what they say feels right or not.

    June 26, 2012
  5. Other people’s opinion and ideas are well and good, but go back to your intuition…

    June 26, 2012

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