Do You Trust Your Intuition?

Via on Apr 5, 2013

Inner Child

When I was younger I didn’t have a friggin’ clue that I had something called intuition.

I guess it had been there all along, telling me I deserved better, not to date the guy that was treating me like crap, not to eat foods I knew weren’t great for my bod’, or make a choice I knew I’d regret.

Do you trust your intuition? Do you hear your inner voice? Do you heed its call or do you shove it down like a lot of people do?

You might not know this, but your inner voice (not the one reminding you how much laundry you have), the one deep down, inside your gut, is trying to guide you to your highest self.

In other words, it’s speaking to your soul.

Our world is filled with distractions and our mind runs amuck, racing from thought to thought. It’s hard to hear this voice when our minds are filled with loud noise and wandering thoughts all the time.

However, if you can actually stop the next time you hear that deeper voice and pay attention to what it is trying to tell you, you might just realize that you know how to govern your own life and give yourself exactly what you really need, deserve and desire. 

Try it, and let me know if it works for you. I’d love to hear a personal intuition story of yours, if you are so inclined to share with me. Please leave your comments in the box below.

 

 

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Ed: Brianna Bemel

About Hayley Hobson

Hayley Hobson is an author, speaker, business coach, yogi, Pilates and holistic nutritional expert based in Boulder, CO. Hayley creates lifestyle transformations by coaching her clients to strengthen, nourish and evolve through the cycles and shifts in life. Combining cutting edge understanding in all three disciplines due to years of anatomical study and dietary theory, Hayley’s approach leverages their blended benefits and results. Her unique and intelligent style promotes strengthening while softening–empowering her client’s to heal not only their physical bodies, but their hearts and minds as well. Hayley studied at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, continues her studies with David Wolfe, raw food expert and is an essential oil expert in her own right.  Her insights and articles can also be found on her blog, Mindbodygreen and Islaorganics. She has also been featured in Pilates Style magazine, Natural Health magazine and Triathlete Magazine.  She has fun running and playing in the mountains with her husband, former world-ranked triathlete, Wes Hobson and their two beautiful daughters, Makenna and Madeline. To learn more about her nutritional courses, events she's hosting and custom programs go to her website or follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Pinterest.

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4 Responses to “Do You Trust Your Intuition?”

  1. Colleen says:

    I have hears my inner voice Loud and clear on 3 occasions which the first time it happened was really weird. usually have a 'gut" feeling but have difficulty distinguishing between that and my fears, irrational beliefs etc. how does one work on that? I believe my intuition has not guided me wrong but I definaely struggle with listening to it- my thinking, rationalizing usually wins. Thank you for writing this btw.

  2. Ashley says:

    I discovered my intuition after being in a relationship with someone who made me question my gut feelings for 4 years. I finally took a leap and followed my gut with out having any proof other than my intuition, I walked away from 4 years. Only to find out my gut was right after the fact. He had been cheating and lieing to me and the truth finally surfaced months later. Once I began following and trusting my gut my life took a huge turn onto an amazing path. A path of trusting myself and loving myself truly. If anyone makes you question your gut or intuition, they don’t love you. Not listening to my gut made me physically ill. Life is too short to be anything but happy, take a risk and trust your gut intuitions, you will set yourself on a path to true happiness. Promise.

  3. leilra says:

    I feel as if there are so many voices in my head: the one telling me about that test tomorrow, the one gushing over how cute that boy is, the one nagging me to clean my room, and underneath all the nonsense is a voice of peace and reassurance that soothingly whispers that I have all the tools I need to succeed. I definitely know my intuition is there; I just have to dig through all the crap to get to it. Thank you for this article. (:

  4. Lovely PP says:

    Good post about intuition. Below is from Positive Present Give Blog.

    Our challenge was to literally “carry our ego” for one day. A blue, glass water bottle (rubber encased) represented my ego; the handle had one end of a green ribbon tied to it, and the other knot tied to my wrist: zero detachment.

    The actual weight and carrying an object made me more aware of what I was doing, I was taking care of a tangible thing. While sitting multi-tasking at my computer, I decided on a whim I needed to attend to soup on the stove…I went quickly to adjust the temperature and forgot my ego was tied to my wrist – CRASHING bottle on my keyboard. I become engrossed in a quick to-do list and forgot my ego, but it didn’t forget me.

    Taking a shower is usually a private matter, although the water bottle attended. Usually, my mind flutters on many things in shower-time, but I was more conscious of my actions since my ribbon was only so long which constricted movement. There were less thoughts – just the mode: clean body. Instead of getting lost in an infinite daydream shower and wasting water, I took a relaxing shower.

    Now in public, the mind reading began! My ego really spoke up at Whole Foods, patrons in salad bar line were ‘thinking’: why does that dude have a wet leash connected to a water bottle – a compulsive freak, hydration reminder, what da bleep?

    The ego is always with me: it banged up my keyboard physically reminding me it can hurt/love with actions that come from an absent center, showed mindfulness of an individual activity like showering can bring peace and efficiency, and exposed its insecurity, analyzation, judgment in a salad bar line.

    Even the thoughts I write, are the coming from my mind, the ego, a mixture? What is authentic? Authenticity: a definition that can be subjective, as a culture we lie so much so where to begin – start being yourself? Confuse the fick out the ego, create a panic mode…wait, this dude is being real, WE have an image to withhold – no, put organic plain hummus on the salad, not bright yellow cheese – we are vegan warrior, I thought we were a team!?

    So the tricky part, the whole purpose of this blog – doing something in the name of positivity. Ego has no clue how to differentiate good and bad…it just wants to be noticed. How was carrying the water bottle a positive act? The water bottle awoke whatever watches my ego at a heightened level, I became a witness to some of the insanity I listen daily (the mind averages 70,000 thoughts a day), a deeper compassion for myself and others, more inviting feeling to what is, less analyzation, more presence…I actually laughed at the loconess.

    I will try to be more mindful of my ego, pause to give it attention with zero judgment which will create room for zero detachment.

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