Trusting Your Inner Knowing
I remember the moment I decided I would never question my inner guidance again. After ignoring a gut feeling, I wound up in the emergency room having stitches put into my finger tip. I said to myself, this will never happen to me again, and I will live the rest of my life following my inner guidance. From that moment on I experienced life on a whole new level.
The challenge for many of us is to trust that there is more going on in our lives that we cannot see, than we can see. If you question this, then where do our instincts, intuition, and gut feelings come from? When I accepted this belief, my life shifted to a life of knowing that the right guidance will always be presented to me at just the right time, for the best possible outcome. When I follow this guidance, everything always works out for the best, when I don’t, well—stitches in my finger.
How many of us remember a conversation with our mother, as she told us she had a funny feeling about our friends? Although we doubted her, in the long run she was right.
What did she know that we didn’t?
Unlike us she had a gut feeling she had learned to trust, while we had yet to develop trust in our intuition. When we become aware of our inner guidance—our sixth sense, then tune into this message, we will be able to make the right choices that will be to our highest good. There will be less trial and error as we seek guidance from within ourselves. Yet, as we begin to trust our sixth sense, we will have unlimited guidance available to us.
As I go through my day, I am constantly seeking guidance from my intuition. I’ll ask a question, then feel for an answer. I have learned that the right answer is the one that feels the best, with the outcome flowing smoothly. It took a while to gain trust in my sixth sense because I had to recognize the connection between the outcome and the choices I had made.
If the outcome was positive, then I made the right choice.
I now see the world, and myself differently, because I can always ask for guidance from my intuition, and receive a loving answer. I know that when I fall into a negative frame of mind, my inner guidance is silenced. This awareness has caused me to work at maintaining a positive view of the world, no matter what is happening around me. It is more important for me to stay connected to my positive guidance than it is to become trapped in negativity.
There are many distractions in life that can prevent us from always checking with our inner guidance. Instead of becoming dismayed if a wrong choice has been made, search for the reason why, then accept that you did the best you could. The intention is to be kind to yourself as you gain trust in this loving source of guidance.
Think of your innate guidance as a guidebook for all of your life questions. Ask the question, then feel for the positive answer. If at first you don’t have a good feeling, keep asking questions until you feel good about moving forward. It took me a while to understand that no guidance is also guidance. When this happened, I would not take action until I received positive guidance.
In my past I would always seek the opinions of those around me. Many times these opinions were not based on what was truly right for me. As I learn to trust my inner guidance, I have enough trust in myself that when I do ask for an opinion, I check in with my gut to see if I’m headed in the right direction.
No one knows what is right for you
You may think this is much too simple, or too complex, yet no one knows what is right for you, as you do for yourself. When you begin to trust the guidance that is inherent to who you are, you will begin to live a more authentic life. You will be able to trust yourself in ways that may have been unknown to you in the past. This may be a new way to experience life, ask your sixth sense for guidance, feel for the answer, then move forward in a positive direction. The answers will always be for your best interest.
Think of this intuitive guidance as a part of ourselves that may have been previously unknown to us, yet we are courageous enough to trust its loving message. Even though I was sitting in the emergency room with a bandage on my finger, I knew the experience would change my life for the better. I no longer doubt a strong gut feeling, and with trust, there won’t be a next time.