From the first bite, I knew there was something wrong with my food. I didn’t listen to that voice inside that told me I shouldn’t eat it. Then I paid dearly for the consequences with a severe case of food poisoning. But why didn’t I listen to my intuition? One thing is that I didn’t want to believe that the restaurant I frequented would serve me poison! The second thing was that I didn’t want to inconvenience the waitress, myself, or my wife by placing another food order and waiting for it to arrive. The third was that I was in need of a night out without any drama (tee tee).
I have just come up with three reasons why I didn’t trust my intuition – this from someone who teaches others how to trust their intuition. Of course there is a major difference, in that when I am in service to others I have total trust. I guess it’s human nature to question ourselves, which is why we are here on Earth to not only learn the lessons, but to instill the energy around said teachings. Consider the lesson instilled Great Spirit! (lol). I will never let that happen again!
Trust is holding a firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something. When seeking to trust such an abstract thought around something like the safety of your food, it seems easy to misplace because there is no logical reason. The evidence arrived after the fact, and the message at the time became crystal clear. Let’s get a whisper on trusting intuition:
The energies that affect trust are often linked to the mind and the heart. The body knows the truth and will communicate that to those who are willing to listen and follow with actions. Desire is a strong emotion that often interferes with the ability to follow intuition. Wanting to believe something is a form of control energy, which overrides most other energies because it represents an exertion of free will. Control energy supersedes most energies in a way that clouds the heart and mind. Humans can have a strong response to wanting something to be true, even if there is no evidence or rationale that supports the belief.
The desire for convenience is much the same. People’s self-centered nature can influence the ability to fully trust others, intuition, emotions, and actions. Most don’t want to be inconvenienced when there is not direct proof that it would be necessary. Some have it pretty easy, which can lead to being a bit lazy when it comes to taking the internally guided action intuition provides. Then there is the aspect of a person’s needs and the actions that lead to getting those met. There is a strong difference between having needs and being needy, despite the thin line that separates those energies. Unbalanced neediness leans into control energy, which overrides the sensitivities needed to address intuition.
Sensitive beings have to deal with their emotions in a way that often makes compassion for others central to all other issues. When you add experiences around the time one listened to their intuition that led to an unwanted experience, trust can be greatly diminished by remnants of the past. The truth must be recognized by the form in which it is presented, lesson or not. The body spoke, but the mind refused to recognize the silent truth. The path will always lead to the experiences that build the power of discernment, which leaves the individual with choices of accountability, responsibility, and the path to greater awareness.
Trust is a heart energy, which means love must enter the equation at some point. Love for yourself, love for others, love for life – and where those energies intersect you will find the greatest ability to trust your intuition.
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“Never discredit your gut instinct. You’re not being paranoid. Your body can pick up vibrations, some better than other, and if something deep inside you says something’s not right about a person or situation, trust it and keep it pushing. Give yourself permission to immediately walk away from anything that gives you bad vibes. There is no need to explain or make sense of it. Just trust the little inner voice when it’s telling you.” Anonymous