You get a gut feeling. Call it a hunch, an instinct, a knowing or simply intuition.
Do you listen?
My answer to that question is “sometimes” or “often.” But not always.
Surprising, isn’t it?
Believe me, I work through some judgment about this myself. I’m an Intuitive. A Psychic Medium. AND YET, I do not always listen to my own intuition.
This is a true story and I own it.
It’s also part of my learning. And it's how I find the edge and trust more deeply as a result.
Being an observer of the process is both interesting and unnerving. I feel, at times, like I truly exhaust my Guides. I imagine them thinking, “How much more do we need to show you before you listen?” At these times, this isn’t necessarily about me not hearing the guidance, it’s more about me CHOOSING not to listen to it.
Why would I do this? Why would any of us do this? (and we all do at times)
There are many reasons why we don’t listen to our intuition.
The biggest one is that we don’t trust what we are getting.
I went through this situation recently where the intuitive information was coming along side some old trauma wounding. I was having a hard time discerning if what I was feeling and sensing was due to my trauma response or if it was information from the Greater Consciousness. Even as the guidance I was being given was more and more specific, I just didn’t trust myself enough, in this particular situation, to believe it.
Another reason we don’t listen to our intuition? We don’t want to hear it.
Have you even been in a situation that feels really good, maybe even too good? Yet, underlying you feel a sense that something is not quite right. It’s easy to dismiss the feelings. It becomes easier the more we’re attached to the situation. There may be red flags and warnings all around us, but if we aren’t ready to acknowledge the truth, we can choose not to listen.
There’s no judgment.
This is something that we all do from time to time in our lives. This is where life presents us with an opportunity to find the edge. It also gives us the chance to learn about ways that our intuition tries to get our attention and to shift a little faster.
Here’s the thing…
Tuning into our inner-knowing is a practice. It’s like building a muscle. It takes time, patience, consistency and the awareness of the choices that we make each step of the way. Each time we get presented with an opportunity to practice tuning in and choosing to hear what our inner-knowing has to say, we build the muscle.
There’s more here than just listening.
So much more goes into heeding our intuition than simply being open to the guidance that is being shown to us. Often, we must do the work around clearing the way, identifying and acknowledging limiting beliefs for example, to make space for the information to come through more clearly.
We really cannot get to a choice or decision a moment before we make it. Everything we do, experience and observe leading up to that moment is valuable for our growth and evolution. Even if we KNOW we need to listen and act.
Another Growth Opportunity
The more awareness we have in the space between what we are being shown and when we are ready to act, the deeper the learning and the greater the expansion we will experience. Even if we are not immediately ready to listen to our inner-guidance, this process can yield us some big growth opportunities.
The more we are aware and present for these opportunities, the easier it will become to listen and move on the information we are being shown in the future.
There’s no right or wrong.
Whether you listen to your intuition at the first whisper, or need/want more information and validation before acting, the best thing you can do is be gentle and practice non-judgment towards yourself.