I call my intuition, that innate knowing each of us is born with, ‘my gut’. As in ‘I have a gut feeling.’
We’re very, very close. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
‘My gut’ is an essential part of my Life. I refer to it often when writing because it’s an integral part of me.
Even my skeptical friends have come to trust ‘my gut’ because of its proven track record. Together, we’ve won them over to the point that they now ask us for advice and input.
Your intuition can become a fundamental source of guiding information for you, too. It’s like having your own personal search engine with you at all times.
Unlike the Internet, the information you receive from your intuition is always accurate. And you never have to worry about finding an open network or a secure Wi-Fi connection.
If you’re unfamiliar with listening to your gut, you may want to re-think that decision, because your instinct can direct you and give you greater, reliable insights.
Let me give you an overview of how my hunches occur in me.
My instincts are an important component of my every day Life, yet I hardly ever think about my inner knowing.
I listen to my intuition on a daily basis. I don’t give my intuition much thought, unless it’s trying to get my attention.
If my gut is nagging me, it’s because I’m either ignoring it or tuning out key data it wants me to know.
The times I’ve gotten myself into dilemmas have been the times I’ve recognized the messages given to me, but I’ve gone in the opposite direction due to my ego or emotions.
Just like breathing, my gut and I are on auto-pilot.
My intuition speaks, I listen and take action.
Yes, the word ‘trust’ and ‘have faith’ could be inserted between ‘my intuition speaks, I listen…’, but to me that’s implied.
I believe in and rely on my gut because it’s proven itself and earned my trust.
Like inhaling and exhaling, my Life couldn’t go on without my intuition. And like breathing, I never think about it. It just happens.
Messages from my gut appear, when I need guidance.
Examples of following my instincts
These are real-life examples of things that have happened to me, because I’ve listened to my innate instincts.
- My gut was the thing that nagged me to take a route I’ve never driven before. Once home I heard I avoided a horrible multi-car accident with very serious injuries.
- My gut was the inclination inside me that told me to turn left, in the parking lot during a rain deluge. I found the perfect available parking space, close to the door.
- My gut was the voice inside me that told me to call someone from my past, only to find out that they’d been meaning to call. They needed my advice and contacts to resolve an emergency in their life.
- My gut was the driving force behind me making small talk with a store clerk, only to find he had invaluable information about an affordable supplement which I needed to resolve a serious health concern.
- My gut was the impulse I listened to, which urged me to turn down a side-street, locating the auto that caused significant damage to my car in a hit-and-run accident, six weeks earlier.
- My gut is the thing that persuaded me to begin a friendship. Even though we’d never met before, I vaguely recognized this person from sporadic dreams I’d had since I was 5 years old. We became best friends and married a decade later.
Listening to your instincts is a skill we’re all born with. It’s free and it’s relatively easy to do. Once you teach yourself to tune into your intuition you’ll find it’s quite accurate, too.
I hope my testimonials have piqued your interest in ways you can benefit from listening to your gut. I’ll give you pointers on how to tune into your own personal search engine, in a future post.
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Has there been a time when you’ve listened to your instincts and it benefitted you? If so how? Was there a time when you’ve ignored your intuition and you later wished you listened and did what it was telling you to do? I’d love for you to share your stories with me, using the form, below.