Welcome back to another “Let’s Talk” post where I present a topic for discussion and share my thoughts and experience with it. Have you ever gotten a subtle “hmm, something is off here” feeling and you can’t quite put your finger on why that is? That’s your intuition in action. Today’s post is about listening to your intuition, trusting your gut and how being aware of “life’s whispers” can stray you away from the bad and the ugly.
HOW YOUR INTUITION AFFECTS YOU
I’ve always been a believer in following your intuition, but I never realized how powerful it really is until I look back on past life experiences. I’ve had weird feelings when it comes to specific people and situations, even things like interviews and job offers. This whisper of “hmm, something isn’t right here” is a gift of intuition. We all have it, but some of us are more in tune with it than others simply because we practice it and choose to listen to it. Watch the video below for insight on what “life whispers” are and how they apply to you.
Feel like life has whispered to you? As the one and only Oprah says (I seriously love her, guys), listen to it. Life doesn’t whisper to you without reason, and even if it seems a little silly, dramatic or out of the blue, you’ll never regret giving it another thought.
If you’re like me, you’ve probably met someone or entered a situation where you think “hmm, something is off here. I feel uneasy.” More times than not, these feelings have proven to be accurate and you instantly get that “omg I’m PSYCHIC!” rush of emotion. Though it’s a large concept to comprehend at times, we as human beings know what is right for us — it’s as simple as an internal nod. We often seek advice from others about situations and people we are unsure about, when in reality, we already have all the information we need to know in our own gut. If someone or something is giving you weird vibes, trust your gut. Often times your subconscious can become aware of things before your mind fully does, and those are things that shouldn’t be ignored.
LEARNING TO TRUST YOUR GUT INSTINCTS
Like many of you, I’ve had my fair share of strange encounters when out by myself. There was one in particular a couple months back where I instantly got a weird feeling before anything super odd had even happened yet. I found myself second guessing my movements and decisions in that moment, thinking there was more to the situation than it seemed, but rationalizing it by thinking maybe I was just being paranoid. Regardless, I took precaution to eliminate the risk because it felt right at the time. This could have been absolutely nothing, but I listened to my intuition, and that I do not regret. I have not seen this man or his vehicle since this incidence, and I definitely should have based on the circumstances and where this took place — so that’s incredibly odd and another point (+1) for my intuition. Better safe than sorry.
Following your instinct can save you from heartache, unhappiness and even bad situations. Listen to these quick stories below on trusting your gut instinct and listening to your intuition. These are more crime focused, but the message is the same and it applies to other situations as well.
Does this resonate with you?
When you realize how effective your intuition really is, that’s when you start to feel more powerful and knowledgable as a human being. We know, even subconsciously, more than we think we do. This doesn’t only apply to sketchy situations like the example I provided, but all aspects of life. Your job doesn’t feel right? Quit. You’re overwhelmed by an odd feeling when you walk into a store? Leave. The person your friend just started dating gives you the hee-bee-jebees? Tell them. I’m working toward listening to my intuition more and not taking my gut feeling for granted every day — it has to be practiced, for sure!
If you feel comfortable sharing, I’d love for you to leave a comment expressing how listening to your intuition and trusting your gut has benefited you. Do you let your intuition/gut lead your decision making? Do you often listen to your head instead or confuse your intuition with paranoia? Let’s talk!
Thanks so much for reading — catch up on my previous “Let’s Talk” posts here, let me know if you have any topic requests and check back for a new post on Friday!