The count down is ON for the end of school around our house!! Anyone else feeling the extra busy-ness of what comes with the ending of college?! This year I had been a little more prepared, with being mindful in advance of what I was taking on work wise at this time of year. My intention was to be present for everything the kids have going on, and we’ve got a lot more of it this year with Jude finishing Grade 6. There are numerous parties and ceremonies to be had!
I almost talked myself out of doing this and I am so glad I didn’t. Read on to learn how to identify these important”instinctual” messages and how to trust them when your mind is trying very hard to convince you otherwise
This week I almost said yes to something I was having a strong gut feeling to not do. I understood exactly in the moment that this was a”gut feel” and the decision was a complete no. AND I still almost said yes! At least in the past the reason for not following it would be around not knowing for sure if it was a”gut feel”, but I have come to learn fortunately what specifically that feeling feels like. Even still, our ego can be so persuasive about doing the opposite with showing us all kinds of reasons to not trust our gut. Thankfully my husband has learned to trust my gut – maybe better then me occasionally – and knew as a result this also was a no. The universe also supported us mercifully.
The reasons our ego presents us are sneaky, appealing and look something like this:
It will save time
It will save money or provide more cash
It is more comfortable not to say anything
Here is the kicker though… it always comes back to bite us in the ass. Think about all of the times you have said yes to something knowing it was not the perfect thing to do. It never works out the way you want it to or thought it would. All of those reasons I mentioned above, don’t pan out. Something happens to interrupt the arrangement / flow and it ends up causing plenty of drama and headaches instead.
We have to be strong!
Bear in mind those experiences you have had when you try to talk yourself into it next time. Knowing it is not worth it. It may feel glamorous up front, but rest assured it will end up in anything but glamour.
Let’s also get clear on what that feeling even feels like. Consider a time again when you knew deep down it was the wrong decision, but you did it anyway and it came back to bite you. Where did you believe understanding in your body? Now clearly specify the feeling (we’re going somewhere with this I promise). What size is the feeling? Is there a colour associated with the feeling? Is the color transparent or solid?
Now contrast it with the part of you that talked yourself into it. Where did you feel that part in your body? What size is the feeling? Is there a colour associated with the feeling? Is the color transparent or solid?
Now you know the difference.
The difference between what that instinctual knowing feels like, and what it feels like to talk yourself into it something rather.
When you have that gut feeling you need to then practice trusting it. Follow the guidance knowing in case you do not it will back fire.
Also know, that this is the exact same feeling you will have when the universe shows you how to create your goals and dreams. You will experience and idea or opportunity and will”know” this is the right way, even if your head is trying to talk you out of it. It is all about taking that motivated action anyway.
It is pretty cool.