How to Learn to Trust Your Intuition

How to Learn to Trust Your Intuition

There are many stories of people who used their intuition. Some use it reluctantly for there isn’t an explicable reason to do what your intuition requires you to do.

One morning, I woke up to heavy rain. My husband was getting up and getting ready for work. The rain wasn’t unusual for that time of year, but there was something about it that made this day feel different. I told my husband to be extra careful. I never say that. I also started praying for his protection after he left for work.

He called about 45 minutes later to say he hydroplaned on the interstate. He did a 180-degree turn and came within inches of the guardrail.

What is Intuition?

Intuition is something everyone has and contains logic, spirit, and emotion. It points the way but doesn’t explain why. It requires someone to trust using it without knowing the why of it all.

Intuition can alert us to situations and dangers around us, as well as opportunities. It can also provide insight into both others and ourselves. It can also be described as a gut feeling, instinct, inner sense, or even a spiritual guide. It is gentle, quiet most of the time, and can make you physically uncomfortable until you do as it directs.

You always have a choice to act on your intuition or not. Physical sensations when you are making that decision, or are deciding not to act, can be a queasy stomach, anxiety, being out of breath or even a headache. Symptoms disappear when you obey the direction.

It is risky to trust our intuition because it doesn’t appear to make sense. It forces us to step outside our boundaries and open up to a world we don’t understand. Intuition is highly valuable and yet the most unused, according to mathematician and scientist Albert Einstein. He once said it is “a feeling for the order lying behind the appearance of something.”

Evaluating Outcomes

One of the problems with intuition is you will not always know the outcome because you may not even know all the details of a chance encounter. Nor do you know what would have been if you hadn’t acted on your intuition.

You will need to be comfortable in the fact that you acted the way you were directed. You did as you were supposed to. You don’t have control over how your action or message is received nor the impact of it on the situation.

We are all a part of a plan and intuition appears in us as it is needed at the right moment. Failing to use it is a missed opportunity to point someone else to God, or at least in the right direction.

Choosing not to use intuition could lead to regrets later because you will have a feeling of missing something important. The most important thing you would miss is positively affecting someone else.