Surviving when you did not listen to your intuition often brings with it some emotional pain, some anger, some feelings of wanting to smack someone and these are all valid feelings. Once you work through them all the most amazing thing happens – you realize it wasn’t you. If you think it was, think again.
Many times we are asked to join in, be a member, be a part, of something and we are so excited at the prospect we don’t hear our intuition asking “Are you sure this is the right thing to do?”
We don’t because many times we are excited to have been asked to be a member of the “in crowd”. We are flattered, we are tickled, we are excited. Then something changes, and usually it is something small, but big enough to make us think. Our intuition does kick in at this point because we begin to feel a little uncomfortable about things. It is like we are sitting on a tack and wiggling back and forth but we cannot put our finger on what’s happening.
When we are totally tapped into our intuition we live a better life. Our intuition helps us make choices based on what we actually want. Many times we resist our intuition and we say yes to a date, a job, a friend and it doesn’t work out. We told our intuition to take a seat in the back and we just plowed into situations without hearing the horn honk.
We have all done it and we eventually come out on the other side and we are still breathing so what do we do about this in the future?
Well the biggest solution I have is to train yourself to listen more. You already have intuition, learn to use it better.
In my case I walked into a meeting one morning and I knew that I had been talked about. I felt it. My intuitive powers kicked in and I could sense that people were different to me. It was that obvious. No one was overly excited to see me. I could feel their attitude had changed. I sat there with my intuition radar on at top speed and I had to allow it all to play out in slow motion.
It was a bad day all around and ended in a conversation where I heard the words “You really don’t belong in this group.” That gut-wrenching emotional pain could have been avoided if I had listened to my intuition. However there was a lesson here. After the tears, after discussing the situation with a good friend who is a therapist, after discussing it with my best friend, I realized that I did not belong there. I am different and that’s not a bad thing. In fact it’s a good thing. I don’t walk their walk, I fly. I prefer flying.
I healed quickly because I was able to see that it wasn’t about me not fitting in at all, it was about the fact that I stand out and that made me the topic of discussion and personal non grata. It’s all good because I got to get re-acquainted with my intuition all over again.