Trust Your Gut
How many times have you heard that phrase? Or, “what does your intuition tell you?” Every time I used to hear those phrases, I’d think if I knew that, I wouldn’t be talking with you about this topic:-) So, I committed to better understanding what my gut was telling me (beyond the usual and clear message “I’m hungry!”)
I was fortunate to have resources available to me to learn more about how to tap in to my intuition ranging from how my Mom and Dad lived their lives, to course work in my coaching classes, to wonderful books about the topic. In fact, one of my favorite books is Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life You Were Meant to Live by Martha Beck. After reading her book, my biggest take away was that we need to practice tapping into our intuition to be skillful at it.
How to Practice It
So, today I share 3 simple ways to tap in to your intuition. Please remember that there is no “right” or “perfect” answer when tuning in to your gut, but only YOUR answer. And, it’s important to get clear when you practice trusting your gut. Below are 3 simple steps to get clear and move forward with confidence.
- Notice a Synchronicity
A synchronicity is an event that is usually described as a “meaningful coincidence” even though you might not immediately see a strong cause and effect relationship.
Sometimes a synchronicity serves to emphasize something in your life you’re meant to notice. Don’t get caught up in an actual meaning. Maybe the synchronicity is meant to help you notice a pattern in your life.
The more consciously aware you become of these occurrences, the faster you can gain information that leads to your next clue.
- Follow the Clue
If the occurrence or pattern sparks a good feeling, follow it to the next insight. You might not even know what this clue means, and that is ok.
You’re next insight might be to just gather more information.
- Take a Baby Step
You can’t know the whole answer right away, so take one step toward your vision or what you’re trying to determine.
If an obstacle arises, learn from it. That obstacle or rejection can lead to a better answer.
It reminds me of the quote “Every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.” (Steve Maraboli in Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience.)
So, be aware and open. Follow each insight as it arises. And remember, it’s a series of baby steps that gets you to your answer. You can only know what is true (or your answer) in the present moment. You can’t have it all figured out in one fell swoop. Good luck and let me know how your practice goes? If you want help with learning to trust your gut, call or text me at (312) 286-0971. I have sure-fire ways to harness the intelligence of your intuition.
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