No matter who you are, and how you choose to live your life, you have a powerful guiding force working for you: your intuition.
It’s always there, rooting for you, supporting you, wanting only what’s best. Your intuition is your biggest cheerleader in life. It’s your champion of joy.
But, twisted and tangled inside that guiding force is an equally strong and opposing force: fear.
Sometimes the messages of your intuition are not very clear. Sometimes listening to the whispers fills you with so much fear that you feel paralyzed by it. In that case, you can’t even begin to listen to the messages, much less trust them and act on them.
Usually, when we feel this much fear around the whispers of our heart, it’s because we’re stuck in place of doubt. We are in a relationship, or a job, or any other situation that doesn’t fill us with love and light, and we are not truly happy. We know that something’s gotta give, but we’re just not sure what that something is.
When we find ourselves in this place, how do we figure out if the whispers of our intuition hold any validity? What if it’s just fear talking? Should we even listen? What if we don’t really want to hear what the whispers are saying? Maybe it’s more comfortable to stay put, to stay nice and safe in our comfort zone of half-way happy. And that’s OK. Sometimes comfort is just what we want and need.
But, if you’re at a point where that inner voice is getting louder, perhaps it’s creating a bit of discomfort – and you find that you can’t easily deny or ignore its message any longer, maybe it’s time to get honest with yourself. Maybe it’s time to heed the call and lean an ear toward its message. Maybe it’s time to honor your truths.
Yeah, it’s scary.
But what if it’s also the most liberating thing you’ve ever done? What if trusting your intuition is the gateway to transcending your fears? What if it opens up a whole new world of love and joy and peace that you could never even fathom was possible?
When we find ourselves in an “OK” place in life, specifically in our relationships, most often we deem it as “OK” because it’s neither fireworks, nor fist-punches. It’s probably not the blissful, deep, amazing, and awe-inspiring connection that on some level we know is possible for us. It’s probably also not the toxic, abusive, so-bad-for-us-in-so-many-ways kind of relationship that we know we should stay away from. But chances are there are still some red flags, some whispers coming from deep within our soul, telling us that something isn’t quite right. And in that case, we have a choice.
We can ignore the red flags, or we can pay attention.
We can keep settling for the status quo, or we can take ourselves further. We can stay where we’re at and see where it leads, hoping things will just get better, or we can choose to dig deeper, knowing that we deserve so much more that we currently have. Both choices contain some very powerful lessons and experiences along the way. For most of us, what we choose comes down to what our intuition is telling us, and whether or not we trust that message.
And here’s the thing about intuition: It is never, ever, ever wrong. Never.
Sometimes though, it is urging us to make decisions that seem very wrong. They seem scary, messy, and difficult – and so far from what we logically want to do. So we make excuses. We justify our decision to settle for half-way happy. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing – sometimes it is exactly what we need to do at that phase in our journey. Sometimes we need to stay put in order to learn very important lessons. That’s commendable. I’ve been there. I’m sure we all have.
The real magic happens though, when you’re ready to take the risk, when you’re ready to trust the messages of your soul, and when you are ready to go further and deeper into the wild, gorgeous possibilities that open up before you when you come to a place of complete and total trust in the quiet whispers.
So……how do we do that?
We get curious. We get quiet. We listen. What are those whispers really saying to you?
What messages are lurking behind that initial fear? When you approach an area of discomfort or indecision in your life, how does it feel when you sit with it? Does it feel calm and expansive, and full of love and possibility? Or does it feel heavy and constricting, and full of fear and insecurity? What about it feels solid? What about it feels unstable?
Tuning in to these feelings is the first step in discerning the messages of our inner guide. Whatever feels light and expansive is the very thing that your intuition is urging you towards, in honor of your highest good. It is telling you that you must go further into those feelings for the sake of your soul’s evolution into joy. Whatever feels dark and constricting is the very thing your intuition is urging you to stay away from. It is trying to protect your soul from pain.
The other thing about intuition: It is relentless.
It will keep whispering, it will keep getting louder, and it will keep presenting you with the same types of scenarios and choices until you learn the lessons and heed its call. It’s inevitable. This is because the purpose of our intuition is to serve our highest good, and to help us express and live by our inner truths. Its purpose is to help us shine. And it will chase us down until we do.
Each time our choices result in a challenge, we will keep interpreting them as mistakes until we learn to trust the whispers. That trust starts happening when we realize that within every mistake and every challenge is an opportunity to learn, grow, and move closer to our truth. We will start to see that there really is no wrong choice after all. There are choices that are in line with our intuition, and those that are not. Every choice eventually brings us back to the truth. Every choice affects the evolution of our soul. If we are choosing not to accept the guidance and wisdom of our intuition, this process just takes longer. But, it is still inevitable.
Once we do accept the guidance, it becomes easier and easier to trust our intuition. When we trust our intuition, every decision is easy to make. There is no room for doubt or fear. There is only clarity and love. As we continue to be curious about our fears, sit quietly while we listen, and really feel what’s behind the discomfort of the whispers, it becomes easier to discover and trust where our intuition is urging us to go. We see that moving through that initial fear actually brings us closer to our truth.
This is really only the beginning though, because as soon as we are in line with our truth, we discover that it’s not always in line with the truth of others. That’s where the fear, doubt, red flags, and the general feelings of discomfort are rooted. That’s what makes trusting our intuition seem so messy, scary, and difficult. We don’t like the tension that the truth creates.
We don’t like the tension that the truth creates.
We know deep down that if our truths are jiving with the truths of the people and experiences around us, we feel alive and joyful. We feel passion in our relationships – despite the off-days and rough patches. At the core, our truths mesh, and that feels pretty damn blissful. We also know deep down that if our truths are not in line with the truths of those around us, we feel distracted, irritable, disconnected, and we long for more “oomph”. We feel anger and resentment in our relationships. Off-days and rough patches become the norm. At the core, our truths do not mesh, and that feels pretty damn painful.
Each of us lives in our own truths, and we all know better than anyone else what is best for us in our relationships and in our lives. When we start to feel that something is not right, and we start to wonder if perhaps we are settling for less than what we know deep down is possible, it may be time to check in with the whispers of our inner voice. It may be time to get a little more intimate with the cheerleader and champion of our soul.
Bliss, joy, peace, passion….it’s all waiting for you, on the other side of those whispers. What do you think? Is it time for you to get curious?
Christina Vega is a writer, educator, yogi, photographer, mixed-media artist, and single mother of two spunky girls.She is a lover of all things cozy, sparkly, and magical. She believes in dreaming big, and never settling for less than your most fulfilled life. Find more of her writing about truth, love, and connection at studiosatya.blogspot.com.
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