We are intuitive beings. All of us. Yet most of us tune out our intuition and get swept up by life, which we process through our minds.
We have glimpses of intuitive times.
When we are in a state of flow and answers come to us, from somewhere greater than ourselves, such that we feel highly creative without working hard.
When do you feel your intuition is greatest?
When do you come up with your best ideas?
When do you consistently create from a sense of calm?
For me, writing is my connector to creative energy, to my intuition, to spirit.
I’ve come to expect intuition to guide me in my writing. I’ve opened the electrical current there, but until recently, I didn’t consider that I could access this same inner guidance in challenging life situations. The voice feels different to me when I’m getting pulled towards stress, but I know it is there if I pay attention. To me, it feels a little less creative but consistently wise.
Here’s how I heard that voice recently in a situation that I neither desired nor expected.
I was peeking over my husband’s shoulder at the baseball game he was live streaming on his laptop when I noticed a drop of water hit the floor. It was pouring rain outside and I looked up to see the drip come from our ceiling. This would be undesirable anytime, but we’d just put all of our finances into a kitchen renovation. We didn’t have money to throw at a roof job. Nor could we ignore the leak and ruin our kitchen. Naturally, I made this observation when my husband’s favorite team was losing in the play offs. I had to wait until a break in the action to point out the leak.
He was stressed out by the game and when I shared the news about the leak, I could feel our nervous energy combine.
I’m a relatively calm person, but when presented with challenging situations, I get panicky inside and my mind races. It is a familiar reaction for me.
This was a ripe situation for panic.
First the blame game: Why didn’t we fix the porch earlier?
Then the drama of worst-case scenarios: What if the ceiling rots and we go into major debt?
Then trying to wise up and go into problem-solving mode but with frenzied energy.
On this day, there was a wise voice within me.
It was quiet, but I could feel it.
My ego mind wanted to fool me in thinking that I didn’t deserve the new kitchen, that this leak was payback for not caring for the porch first. I knew I didn’t want to get pulled into that thought process. I made the choice not to.
I consciously chose calm.
I chose the quiet inner voice that knew that calm was the energy I needed.
When my husband suggested that I get a plastic bin to put in the attic, I did. Calmly, attentively, not by running around crazy. While I was in the attic, I noticed a plastic Twister game mat. I spread it out under the two bins. I was in a calm enough state to actually smile at the big, bright dots facing up to the leak.
The voice within assured me we’d get through this and that getting through it calmly was a better course of action than panicking.
I chose calm. This does not mean I chose to be ignorant or inactive.
I chose to be calm while acting.
Being intuitive, being connected to a deep, knowing calm within us, is not a passive state. It is an active one. It requires attention and stillness. It requires us to go to our heart and gut, to quiet the voice in our mind that tries to distract us from our true knowing.
You must believe that you can bring the wisdom of intuition to all situations. If you don’t believe this to be possible within, you will listen to the ego voice in your mind, rather than to your gut. You will follow the familiar way of acting out old habits.
If you desire calm in your life, if you want to act intentionally rather than reactively, become friendly with your intuition.
What does your intuition feel like?
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