This is the second part of a two-part essay on trusting your guidance, and why we so often don’t. Why trusting our intuitive knowing can make us uncomfortable and how that may cost us. You can read part 1 here.
Why do we so often disconnect from the guidance that is speaking to us?
Many time we’d rather play possum. We’d rather make ourselves wrong. Find some way to undermine our very own intuitive guidance.. that in case you’ve forgotten…is there to protect us. To help us be in the world moment by moment as we’re meant to be.
Because we’re scared of what will happen if we take it to heart, take it on faith, make it be true.
Our hearts may go into conflict with our minds. Our minds want to believe one thing, are attached to believing things or people are a certain way, or that we are a certain way. Our hearts and our way of knowing deep down, bubble up and present themselves in a moment and we can take it and move forward or push it down.
If we decide to push it down- to delay the knowing, we will likely have to use some kind of addictive strategy to block it out. It won’t always be a substance-based addiction, there are behavior and thinking patterns we get attached or addicted to also.. to protect ourselves from knowing things that we are too afraid to let in for fear of upsetting the balance we are trying so hard to preserve.
This happens all the time, and probably we aren’t aware of it more often than not. But it costs us.
“We are not handed perceptions randomly” Caroline Myss
We’re meant to take in this moment by moment awareness. It guides us. Lets us feel what’s in front of us and use it to make choices. Choices about what supports us or what doesn’t. Choosing not to feel or not to know-what-you-know cuts you off from so much.
And keeps you from being able to truly trust yourself. It keeps you disconnected. Keeps your heart and mind separate and disconnected. None of this is good news.
What would it be like if you started to at least be curious about those moments of “information”. Even thinking about the knowing as “information” keeps it neutral, keeps it from overwhelming you. But allowing it to “have it’s say” gives you a way to stay connected to the part of you that has your survival and best interests at heart. That keep you from having to tamp it all down and go into addictive behaviors just to stay out of knowing what you know.
Even if you aren’t ready to take action on something, that’s ok. You always have that choice. And yes.. it may be uncomfortable. But so is being in denial. So is pretending something isn’t there or isn’t happening. So is being disempowered by playing possum.
So much pain and suffering and, I believe self-loathing, results from holding our knowing-what-we-know at bay. There are ways to connect with what you know, gently and compassionately without it up-ending you.
Thoughts? Want to share a time when you chose to know versus push something away?
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Or if you’d like to schedule a brief phone consultation to see how you can develop more trust in your own intuitive knowing, become a better expert for yourself, begin to take your needs more seriously and move into a new “season” of your life.. email me! We’ll talk and create something that’s just-right for you. Lisa at Intuitivebody dot com…
With love from my heart to yours…