Trusting your intuition is something which does not necessarily come easy to us humans. We need facts, we need validation. We have a really hard time making decisions based on trusting in what we feel.
Most people have had the same experiences that I described above….we have been in scenarios where we felt that we intuitively knew the “right” reaction, sometimes to the point that we have had a strong emotional response (either positive or negative) to the different options available to us, but based on what the “facts” or logic have seemed to suggest we have made the opposite decision. After the fact, almost invariably, we ask ourselves “I knew the right answer / reaction / decision…..why didn’t I trust in my intuition?”
After a few of these scenarios, why do we not recognize that, way more often than not, our intuition is correct?
There’s no easy answer here…a large part of our human experience is obviously participating in this physical world, where seeing is believing. Maybe we should just leave it at that: we have been conditioned as humans to accept what our senses tell us and make decisions based on that input. Like I said above; we need facts, we need validation.
But as Pierre Teilhard de Chardin said: “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” Our energy is tied to the energy of everything in existence, both in the physical world as well as in the spiritual world (God, the Angels, our higher selves, etc). On a vibrational level, we are in touch with Infinite Intelligence, which does not rely on physical fact.
That is what our intuition is; it is energy and vibrational cues sent to us from the universe, from Infinite Intelligence, from our higher selves.
So how can I tell if what I am feeling is a hint sent to me from the universe, or just my mind playing tricks on me?
Well, I opened this blog entry confessing that I still get this wrong (often) so I can’t say I have a foolproof answer. I wish it was as easy as “My Spidey senses are tingling”.
You can help build your intuition trust-factor. I have mentioned in other posts that the higher your energy vibration, the closer you are to your higher self, and the easier it is for you to “communicate” with this higher power. It is therefore easier to recognize hints from the universe when your vibration is high, and easier to trust in your intuition….
An easier answer:
When we examine “gut instinct” reactions that we’ve either followed or ignored, there is almost invariably a strong emotional connection with the scenario….strangely, we felt really happy, joy even, about deciding last minute to skip that class in college (it turned out that when we went to the coffee shop instead, we met ____ for the first time!)….we felt unexplainable unease when we parked in that spot (and sure enough, when we came back a few minutes later, there was a nice new scratch across the width of the door)….what this demonstrates is that your emotions are closely tied to your intuition.
This does not mean that after getting more and more angry at your aunt (for any of my Aunts reading this, this is only a hypothetical scenario!!), you send her a nasty email. Nor does it mean that, because you would be really happy with a new Porsche, you decide to re-mortgage the house to purchase one.
Trusting your emotions simply means trusting in the emotional reaction you feel immediately upon being presented with a choice…your gut instinct...often this is your higher-self whispering in your ear!
Throw out some trust, in your OWN direction!