Today I was thinking about intuition. It struck me that it contains the word IN, as in, something that comes from inside. It’s a part of our relationship with ourselves. Do you listen to your intuition? Do you go with your gut? Do you trust yourself?
I often hear people say “I’m not sure what to do.” But intuition says that people usually do have a sense of what they should do. Yet for some reason, we commonly hesitate to listen to our inner voice. How often have we heard someone say, “I should’ve trusted my gut?” Why is it so hard to rely on intuition?
One reason is because of shame. Shame is a relational trauma — it comes from other people, and can detrimentally affect how we see ourselves. Shame makes us feel flawed, unworthy, or like a failure. It undermines our confidence in ourselves. How can you trust your intuition if you doubt yourself?
We can change our relationship with shame & we can change our relationship with ourselves. We can learn to trust ourselves and our intuition. This involves checking in with ourselves and with our bodies. If you’d like to change your relationship with yourself and learn to trust your intuition, reach out. I can help.
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