The other day I noticed that I was feeling really stuffed up. I wasn’t sick or anything, it was more of an ongoing stuffiness that just wasn’t going away.
So I asked myself “why am I feeling so stuffed up lately?” And the weird thing is a voice in my head replied “because you are consuming too many milk products.”
I didn’t expect an answer. I didn’t expect an answer that simple to appear out of thin air. And I certainly didn’t like the answer either as I really enjoy my milk products. If I was to pay attention to that statement it would mean making some changes to my diet. “This sucks,” I groaned to myself, shaking my head.
What I’ve found over my lifetime is two things.
1. When I was younger, I completely ignored my intuition. And when I ignore my intuition, it repeats itself. And if I continue to ignore that voice, it gets louder and stronger. Depending on the importance of the situation, and if it’s important enough, it can start a war in my brain so that I’m forced to stop everything, sit down, and deal with it.
2. Sometimes, on smaller issues, my intuition will speak only once. Very softly. If I chose to ignore it, it would not repeat itself and it would be like it never happened. Until the day (or many days) I’d find myself regretting my decision(s). “Oh my goodness, I knew this was going to happen, I should have [done or said this].”
You see, intuition comes from the right side of the brain and can seem completely illogical. How could I possibly know that my body is having trouble with milk products if I haven’t seen a doctor, gone for testing, and received a firm Western medical diagnosis?
Oftentimes my intuition’s solution is far too simple. So simple, in fact, that I don’t bother to pursue it. It would be too easy. Who wants to live life on Easy Street! Like when I was in high school and my intuition told me to register in the University of Calgary’s kinesiology program. But my left brain said that was too easy. I needed to switch into maths and sciences and prove how intelligent I was. So I switched and ended up dropping out with grades so low I wouldn’t be able to transfer into any other program without spending months or years and thousands of dollars trying to get my grade average back up.
I wish I had listened to my intuition.
And then there’s the time I moved across the country to follow a boy. My intuition said not to go. My left brain was stubborn and doesn’t like to be second guessed or to be wrong. So I moved, and despite many wonderful and beautiful experiences, the journey was hard. During those years I always had this feeling at the back of my mind like I was on the wrong path and wasn’t in line with my purpose.
So it seems like time and time again, I decide to learn the hard way about listening to my intuition. It’s sort of like having my own parent, the most patient and loving parent in the entire world, within me and ready and willing to help at any moment and in any situation. And having access to my higher self and her wisdom and guidance is so much better than my actual parents telling me what to do. Other people can only advise based on their experiences and perception. My intuition is directing me on what’s truly in my own higher interests.
These are just a few examples of my experiences with intuition. I have some miraculous examples of where listening to and having faith in my intuitive voice resulted in success that I will add to this article in the future.