Five Times to Trust your Intuition

       In this busy multitasking rush everywhere world, your inner spirit may be your strongest ally. It is connected to a vast reservoir of pure wisdom, love and peace.  You can access and connect with your spirit through your intuition. When listened to, your intuition can be a remarkable tool for juggling all of the demands which greet you each day. 

Intuition can be defined as knowing something without any logical and rational explanation as to how you know. It is said to reside in the feminine, creative, right side of the brain. 

Everyone is intuitive. Your intuition might surface through your emotions, your thoughts, your body or your spontaneous sense of knowing and your dreams. It often surfaces spontaneously and comes to our aid when we most need it.

There are times, however, when it is especially important to trust your inner sense of knowing.

  1. When first meeting another. 

     Pay attention to first impressions. They are often the most accurate.  People tell us what they want us to know about them. Rarely if ever will a prospective boyfriend tell you that he cheated on his last girlfriend or a salesperson tell you how inflated a price is.  

At first meetings pay attention to the feelings in the pit of your stomach, tension in your body or a sense of uneasiness. These are intuitive signals that something is not adding up.

            You will likely have no evidence to back up the inner small voice that is telling you to keep moving. Yet, in this kind of situation your intuition is almost always right.

  1. Concern for Others

       Have you ever woken from sleep and immediately thought of another and wondered how they are doing?  Have you ever been ready to relax for the evening but a persistent inner voice keeps imploring you to call a friend or family member? Have you dismissed spontaneous feelings of concern for another and later regretted doing so?

Love is a live wire of intuitive knowing. Unfortunately we often do not want to impose on friends and family when we are struggling. So we suffer in silence. When you love and care about another you will unknowingly pick up intuitive signals when they are having difficulties or need someone to talk to.  Don’t ignore these intuitive feelings and thoughts.  Take the time to reach out.  Your love is powerful and can make a world of difference in someone’s life.

  1. At work

      At work your intuition can help you to discover unknown talents, inspire you with brilliant ideas, signal you as to the best time to ask for a raise and help you to make good decisions.

       I have a friend, Melanie, who applied for a management position in a company that she had always wanted to work for. She was excited at the prospect of the position and went to the interview prepared to take the job if offered. During the interview she kept getting a queasy feeling in her stomach and something just didn’t feel right about the job. On her way home she rationalized her uncomfortable feelings as random stress and dismissed them. Melanie accepted the job when it was offered to her a week later. She put her notice in at her current employment and a month later was working for the new company. Three months later the company lost a large account to a competitor and she along with her entire group was laid off.

  1. What route to take while driving

On your way to work, picking up the dry cleaning, going to the grocery store or when out for an evening of fun, pause before you pull out of the driveway and ask your inner guidance what route to take. Visualize yourself driving each route and get an intuitive feel for what feels the easiest and best way. 

Now, I know that you can also check the traffic reports, but often traffic, backups, accidents and other unpredictable occurrences happen in a flash. I do this often, especially on heavy traffic days or when I am driving a long distance. My intuition has never failed me. Invariably when I have had a strong intuition to take an alternative route, I find out of an accident or traffic tie up on my usual way.

  1. Your Health

Your intuition will alert you when have a health concern. Don’t dismiss it.

       I had a client tell me just this morning that a friend of hers, Holli, has a promising chance of recovery from adrenal cancer. Normally this type of cancer is not found until an advanced stage. 

When Holli experienced a constant numbing sensation in her hands and feet she consulted her doctor. He examined her and felt that this was caused by pressure from an irregular disk in her spine. Later that night a loud inner voice imploring her to go to another doctor woke Holli from a deep sleep. The voice persisted in her waking hours and she scheduled another appointment with a different doctor.  Two doctors later she was diagnosed with cancer.  Because of the early stage in which it was found she has every chance of a full recovery.

Your intuition is an invaluable ally in all areas of your life.  The more you listen to it and act on its promptings the more intuitively adept you will become. Trust your intuition and it will soon become a reliable friend.