TIPS FOR TODAY:
# 1 – Good one!
# 2 – I came across this recently on Facebook and loved the words…..a beautiful reminder from Indian spiritual teacher Sri Nisargadatta. Seemed to fit nicely with Tips # 1 & #3…..
“All you need is already within you, only you must approach your self with reverence and love. Self-condemnation and self-distrust are grievous errors. Your constant flight from pain and search for pleasure is a sign of love you bear for your self; all I plead with you is this: make love of your self perfect. Deny yourself nothing – give your self infinity and eternity and discover that you do not need them; you are beyond.”
# 3 – Love this image and text…
# 4 – Wow, Mother Nature doing her fall thing….
# 5 – Two great-sounding free health series starting tomorrow, and they’re FREE….
# 6 – An thought-provoking post on following your intuition/inner guidance by Edward Mills of The Abundant Mystic…..
Take this exit.”
“Take this exit.”
“Why? You know this way takes at least 5-minutes longer!”
“Take this exit.”
It wasn’t exactly a conversation. Not as if someone was sitting in the car next to me, navigating.
More like a feeling or a knowing sense that came from deep within me.
It was 1997 and I was about 6-months into a 2-year Intuition Medicine Certification training and my inner guidance was definitely ramping up.
But my previously dominant analytical mind was still mostly in charge… and definitely wanting to keep it that way!
IT decided that it made absolutely no LOGICAL sense to take the route home that would be 5-minutes longer.
So we stayed on the freeway.
Well, wouldn’t you know it… there was an accident on the freeway! And our 5-minute shorter drive home ended up taking 25-minutes LONGER!
The longer we sat in that traffic jam the more I could sense my analytical mind slinking back into the corner.
Now, the cool thing is that the intuitive mind doesn’t go around saying “I told you so!” Unlike my analytical mind which is very adept – and loud – at pointing out when it has made the “right” decision.
No, the intuitive mind does not toot its own horn. It offers guidance quietly and consistently and is content whether you follow that guidance or not.
So experiences such as this one were crucial at that time in my intuitive development.
You see, if I had followed my intuitive guidance and gone the way it suggested I never would have “known” that my intuition was accurate. My analytical mind would have poo-pooed the decision, insisting that we had just wasted 5 entire minutes going the “wrong” way.
But because I didn’t follow my intuitive guidance we received crystal clear confirmation that the guidance was accurate and would have actually saved us 20-minutes!
This is a very important stage in almost everyone’s awakening journey.
Very few people – at least that I’ve met – have the ability to blindly trust their intuitive guidance.
Most of us require some kind of validation. That’s where these experiences of NOT following your guidance are very helpful.
Now, hopefully, you can start to trust your intuition after a few “gentle” validations – like getting stuck in traffic for a few extra minutes.
Some of us “hard cases” – yes I was one of them! – may require a few stronger validations. I had many of these experiences – not all of them gentle! – during that period when the balance of power within me was shifting from analytical to intuitive!
Where are you on this journey of awakening to your intuition?
How often do you “hear” your inner guidance?
Do you trust your inner guidance consistently or do you question it?
Do you act on that inner guidance all the time, sometimes, only when it “makes sense” or never?
Do YOU have any intuitive “validation” stories you can share… you know times when you got very clear inner guidance to do one thing and went ahead and did another?
There are no right answers here. But it can be very helpful to take the pulse of your relationship with your intuition.