I bet, if you’re anything like me, you have a tiny, squeaky, voice that often tells you that you’ve done something wrong, something which maybe you shouldn’t have.
You make a decision then feel a bit wonky, off balance. You messed up, maybe not seriously, but you feel out of kilter – your world has suddenly tilted at a funny angle.
The good life you thought you were living suddenly looks a little jagged around the edges.
You didn’t trust your intuition and you know it.
There’s a feeling deep down which shakes your heart a little bit and tells you that you’ve done this bad thing and actually you need to make amends or go say sorry.
“You shouldn’t have done that” says your conscience.
And you know you have to fix it.
But maybe it’s too late. And you’ve created a wedge, or tainted a memory, kind of chipped the precious china.
Which is sad, because if you’d listened to the other voice. The tiny one, the not so sure inner voice that gave you a little nudge earlier and said, “This way,” then it wouldn’t have had to be like that.
But it wasn’t a loud enough voice, it was more of a flutter, I hear you say.
It’s okay, I’m not preaching, I’m already the converted.
I do it tons too, and I don’t listen to the feeling, instead too often just do what my head says.
Then it feels kind of icky because I know I’ve just forged ahead and not listened in the first place to my quiet, purposeful voice which knows better.
Sometime it doesn’t tell you to take the easy option at all.
You know the voice I’m talking about.
It’s the voice of intuition.
I know you know, because we all know this voice, and there’s no escaping it really.
But how do we get close to our intuition?
Because although this Jimminy Cricket creature can sit like your conscience squeaking on your shoulder to tell you when you’ve done wrong, it can equally try to tell you when you’ve done something, or are about to do something, right.
Don’t lose sleep over it.
If you have a decision to make … sit you down. Have a nice cup of tea. Be still. It’s time for some soul searching. Here’s what you need to do in order to trust your intuition wisely.
The trick is to listen to that voice and ask it some questions.
Okay here goes.
- Why should I do this?
- What would your 95 year old self tell you?
- Will this decision be of benefit?
- What am I doing it for?
- Do I just have to just get over myself and do this thing?
- Will it impact my future?
- Will it impact my relationships?
- Will it hurt anyone?
- Is it worth it?
You’ll find your intuition comes to the party to play. It comes with a small tugging feeling. It’s all the things you know, all the experiences you’ve had, all the stuff you’ve thought and everything you’ve ever learnt.
Should I trust my intuition?
I’ve had to listen to my inner voice quite recently, when my head has been telling me otherwise, and my mood has followed suit. I’ve had to sit tight and listen quietly.
For my intuition gave me a quick shake, and I’ve chosen the more difficult route because when the planning is over, when the ‘what its’ are done with, the rewards are amazing.
I’m currently the peloton manager, coach, keeper of the peace, back up driver, maker of sandwiches and carrier of smelly cycling gear as my husband and a mate cycle 1000km around South West Australia, in mid winter, in aid of charity. Did I want to do it? At the risk of sounding churlish. Not really. Two weeks away from home. In winter. Back up driver, not holidaymaker. Did my intuition tell me otherwise? Absolutely.
And to tell you the truth, I’m loving every minute, I’m a better person for it, and I’m making so many beautiful new friends along the way while helping support my hubby and Tony, and help raise money for Solaris Cancer Care and Lift the Lid on Mental Illness, two non government funded organisations.
The feel good factor is incredible.
That Little Voice brought out the good in me and the universe responded in kind, in so many ways.
Update: We’ve raised almost $13,000 so far. If anyone would care to donate, even the smallest amount it would be so gratefully received. This is the link to our Go Fund Me page: 1000km Bike Ride for Charity.
So next time you need to make a decision sit down, find the feeling, have a little think and ask yourself some questions. You know … basic stuff.
And see what your intuition tells you 🙂
Have you made any great decisions based on gut instinct lately? Have you had to trust your intuition and seen it’s paid off?