Have you ever experienced a hunch, and regretted not following it?
Intuition is a powerful human gift, but is not born fully developed, requiring practice to develop skill. Some believe it is our soul guiding us. Today’s focus on data, logic and scientific process for problem solving unfortunately under-values intuition…people mistakenly think it is a form of pseudo-science. It is not. A mature intuition nurtures an ability to “connect the dots” in ways that seem mysterious to others.
Intuition is about energy! Moving through life’s diverse activities, we collect and process data at lightening speed. We respond with immediate equal speed, a sense of “knowing” that is not from in-depth thought, but rather from discomfort or anxiety about things. Our intuitions are, in fact, powerful energetic data that must be heeded. Unfortunately, we often fail to do so, mistrusting our own internal guidance.
Acting on intuition, “only on a hunch”, without data, risking mocking criticism from those who live more logical, data-driven lives, takes courage. It requires risk, facing our fears, listening to and believing in our internal self, and acting on our sense of knowing.
What is your intuition telling you? Are you taking that risk?