October 13, 2020

Intuition is our most Underrated Superpower.


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“You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it’s better to listen to what it has to say.” ~ Paulo Coelho 

Have you ever had a hunch?

A gentle nudge to grab your umbrella on the way out on a sunny day? Maybe you ignore it because the reasoning mind says you don’t need it today, only to find it raining an hour later. “Something told me to grab my umbrella,” you might say.

That was a hunch—intuition. It is our internal guidance system, like a built-in GPS.

One does not have to believe in God to recognize that we clearly have a higher intelligence at work in our bodies. As I write this, my heart is pumping blood; my spleen is…spleening? I have no idea what my spleen is doing, but that does not prevent it from working in harmony with the rest of my organs.

The same Source keeps Earth spinning in its orbit, tells seeds when to germinate, and flowers when to bloom.

This Source energy or higher intelligence communicates with us from within, through hunches, and gentle nudges. It often does not make sense at first. We must trust it anyway. With a little practice, it becomes easier—like playing an instrument.

Eventually, following our instinct becomes second nature, and we find ourselves in the right place at the right time, enjoying serendipitous moments more frequently.

This is my interpretation of the story of Noah’s Ark; he was simply following his intuition. When the rain came, it made sense. Before the rain, everyone thought Noah was hittin’ the crack pipe. He built the boat anyway, honoring his guidance from within.

With the onslaught of information that we receive daily, the only way to distinguish truth from propaganda is by trusting our “gut.” This is not something we are taught through traditional education. We are brought up being told to listen to our parents, teachers, and priests—to seek counsel outside of ourselves.

The truth is, guidance comes from within. Our heart’s desire will lead us to our bliss—if we let it.

First, we must learn how to listen.

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