Anyone else feeling the extra busy-ness of what comes with the ending of college?! This year I had been a little more prepared, with being mindful in advance of what I was carrying on work wise at this time of year. My aim was to be present for whatever the kids have going on, and we have far more of it this year with Jude finishing Grade 6. There are numerous parties and ceremonies to be had!
This week I had another reminder on why it is so important for us to trust our gut. I almost talked myself out of doing this and I am so glad I didn’t. Our minds can be sneaky with trying to talk us to things. Read on to learn how to identify these significant”instinctual” messages and how to trust them even when your mind is trying very hard to convince you otherwise
This week I said yes to something I was having a strong gut feeling to not do. I knew exactly in the moment that this was a”gut feel” and the decision was a complete no. AND I still almost said yes! At least in the past the reason for not following it would be around not knowing for certain if it was a”gut feel”, but I have begun to learn fortunately what especially that feeling feels like. Even still, our self can be so convincing about doing the opposite with showing us all kinds of reasons to not trust our gut. Thankfully my husband has learned to trust my gut – perhaps better then me occasionally – and understood as a result this also was a no. The universe also supported us thankfully.
The reasons our ego presents us are sneaky, appealing and look something like this:
It will save time
It will save money or provide more cash
It’s more comfortable not to say anything
It is easier
Here’s the kicker though… it always comes back to bite us in the ass. Think about all the times you’ve said yes to something knowing it wasn’t the right thing to do. It never works out the way you want it thought it would. All of those reasons I mentioned previously, don’t pan out. Something happens to interrupt the arrangement / flow and it ends up causing plenty of play and headaches instead.
We must be strong!
Bear in mind those experiences you have had when you try to talk yourself into it next time. Knowing it is not worth it. It may feel glamorous up front, but rest assured it will end up in anything but glamour.
Let’s also get clear on what that feeling even feels like. Where did you feel that knowing in your body? Now clearly define the feeling (we’re going somewhere with this I guarantee ). What size is your feeling? Is there a colour associated with the feeling? Is the colour transparent or solid?
Where did you think part in your system? What size is the feeling? Is there a colour related to the feeling? Is the color transparent or solid?
Now you understand the difference.
The difference between what that instinctual understanding feels like, and what it feels like to talk yourself into it something rather.
When you have that gut feeling you must then practice expecting it. Follow the guidance knowing if you do not it will back fire.
Also know, that this is the same feeling you will have when the world demonstrates how you can create your goals and dreams. You may experience and idea or opportunity and will”understand” this is the right way, even if your head is trying to talk you out of it. It is all about taking that motivated action anyhow.
It’s pretty cool.