Listen to your intuition. It’s your greatest asset. 

One of the greatest gifts we can give to ourselves is to learn how to trust our intuition. It’s also one of the most powerful things we can do. 

I believe that our gut feelings, those soft impulses of knowing, come directly from our soul. It’s her way of communicating with us.

Yet often we ignore our feelings and turn to our rational mind when it comes to making decisions. We hope that if we just think hard enough we’ll make the best decision. Maybe the right one, even.

This approach works okay for most people, but it falls short when we start to blaze our own trail and go after our dreams. Our minds don’t process the uncertainty and possibility that come with it very well.

When I decided I wanted to be a life coach, there was no rational reason for that. I had never coached anyone before. I was on my way to getting a degree in media + politics. There was not much evidence that I was gonna be a great coach, or could even make a living from it. But there was this gut feeling. Something inside me felt that I would enjoy coaching, and that it could be one way to use my talents to make a difference. It felt oh-so-right.

I decided to trust that feeling, I asked friends if I could coach them for free. They said yes. It turns out that I thrive when I’m coaching, that it gives me energy to see a client gain new perspectives around who she is. And after six months of learning and practice, I had my first paying client. Soon after, Jacob asked me if I wanted to work as a coach for Sensophy.

Who knew? And that’s exactly the point. There is no way that my mind could have come up with a plan that included all these wonderful twists and turns that lead me to where I am today. Yet my intuition knew that this was a seed worth planting, and that’s why it made me feel the longing to become a coach.

Whether you’re just at the beginning of your journey of self-discovery or have already manifested parts of your dream, I want you to take the leap and start listening to your intuition. It might be a bit quiet in the beginning as it may not be used to such attention. Your rational mind might plant all kinds of doubts in you because it’s used to being the only one. That’s okay.

Would you be up for a little experiment? For the next seven days, try to listen in when making decisions in your life. When you’re at the grocery store pondering whether you should buy the Oreos or get some bananas, check in to see if you’re gut is speaking up. When you’re thinking about what you want your future to look like, see if you’re belly has a preferred option.

This doesn’t have to be a rigid practice, just something small you can do to get your intuition to wake up and see what it has to tell you.

I want to help you get a feel for your intuition. Tell me, what is your experience listening to your intuition? Do you have any doubts, fears, raised eyebrows? Let me know and I’ll see if I can help you. 

 

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4 Responses to Listen to your intuition. It trumps your rational mind.

  1. Janet Benson says:

    This is a lovely post and I like your story of how you got started. Too many people ignore that “little voice” or gut feeling when they are about to do something or whatever. It’s important to listen to your soul (isn’t that what that little voice is after all?) when it’s trying to guide you somewhere or away from danger (or just doing something really stupid). I finally listened to me inner voice and it led me to a happy life and the kind of work that makes me happy.

    Your story is inspirational, so keep posting and I will keep reading…:)

  2. paula says:

    Iris,

    I just found your blog through the live your legend project. I’m really enjoying reading this. I do believe in the power of intuition. I’m just working through my fears.

    Paula

  3. Just listened to your interview with Jacob for KindaWanna. So inspired by your journey!
    Lauren

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