Are you having problems trusting your intuition? Does everybody around you dismisses its power and efficacy including yourself making you even more distrustful of your own gut feelings? Then its time to really understand all the benefits of trusting your intuition and how to begin trusting it 100%!
Intuition is not some mumbo jumbo thing, it's something we all have, even the ones that don't believe in it.
Intuition exists so to provide us with important information that we could not access in any other way.
You are walking on the street and suddenly you have a strange sensation, you feel there's someone behind you that represents some kind of danger. You don't know exactly what it is but you feel something is wrong so you decide to suddenly turn around and walk the opposite direction. Surely there's a strange person that give you the creeps so you rapidly move to a place where there's more people. This decision, purely based on your intuition may have avoided you a very bad situation.
You need to make a decision about where to go on holidays, you are thinking about two different countries and as you start researching those places you suddenly have a really bad feeling about one of them, you don't know why and it makes no rational sense so you end up deciding to go there. When you arrive there and as you are calmly strolling on the beach, someone comes from no where, hits you hard and steals everything you have with you. You lose your documents, your money, maybe some clothes and jewellery and end up having a nightmarish holiday.
These are two simple examples of what can happen when you realise some intuition and what can happen when you dismiss or follow those intuitive hits. Intuition can lead you to the best paths and avoid many unnecessarily harmful or unpleasant situations, pain and suffering.
However it's important to understand if what you are getting is intuition or if you are just being fearful, or your ego wants a certain outcome. As an example, you have met someone that you really like and would like to be your boyfriend, you are head over heels for that person but there's some nagging red alert coming up systematically about that person that you do not want to hear. So you dismiss the red alert and you go with your "intuition" that that man is wonderful and the best match only to discover later that there is something really not right about that person. To be able to know what is really intuition and be able to make this distinction is as important as trusting and following your gut feeling!
Bellow there's an easy exercise that will help you not only to discern this distinction or real and fake intuition but also to trust your true intuitions!
Exercise to start trusting your Intuition❤️
Grab a notebook and a pen;
Search for past situations in your memory, when you had a strong gut feeling about something that you have dismissed due to self-doubt or fear of being wrong or crazy but that proved to be accurate at a later date;
Do the same for situations when you had intuitions that proved to not be accurate at all;
Understand what were the underlying/hidden emotions, feelings and purposes about those situations. Did that intuition came from a place of sudden inspiration or from your desires, prejudice, fears or misplaced beliefs?
Write them all down on your notebook and add a note so to separate the ones that came from the truth from the ones that came from desire/prejudice/fear/wrong beliefs;
Investigate the ones that arose from sudden inspiration. How did that come up? How did you feel at that moment? Record it in your memory so that at a later date your can understand how truthful intuitive guidance appears to you;
Count how many of them came from truthful realization;
Be aware of the high percentage of accuracy when the intuition comes from sudden inspiration. This will offer you a real proof for starting to trust your gut feelings.
Apply this knowledge in the future so to discern if you are having a truthful intuition or if it comes from somewhere else. Trust and act on your truthful intuitions!
I hope this exercise helps you in understanding and trusting your true gut feelings more! Like with everything else you just need practice, practice in trusting, so practice, practice, and practice some more! :)