When it comes to making a decision, how many times do you find yourself going over the same thing in your mind?
The likelihood is for an important decision it can be beyond 20 times. 95% of the thoughts you have are the same thoughts you had yesterday. You get stuck in a ritual of weighing up the pros and cons, asking friends and family for advice. Often this leads to even more confusion. Yet when it boils down to it, you knew the answer all along. Energetically it’s the same as using the accelerator on your car and then wasting that momentum by slamming your foot on the break. No more or less nauseating when upon reflection how many times have found yourself saying, ‘I knew that’. Intuitive hindsight is often 20/20 vision, but sadly backwards.
The problem is that what you knew intuitively right from the very start has no words.
It’s not a knowing that you can calculate in the brain in your head, it’s more an inner knowing, which is all too easy to overlook and discount. At school we are taught to have reason and logic behind our answers. So we often don’t trust our intuition has answers with no-words. The intuitive knowing comes from one of two other brains. This might be news to you, but yes, medically you have three brains – one in your head, one in your gut and one in your heart.
Gut Brain: Embedded in the line of the intestines is the enteric nervous system, with hundreds of millions of neurons – one thousandth the number in your brain. In the medical world this network is termed the ‘second brain’ and controls the gut function. Gut neurons communicate with the brain through the vagus nerve which runs from the base of the brain to the chest and abdomen.
Heart Brain: Your heart has its own independent nervous system. Like the gut there are at least forty thousand neurons (nerve cells) in the heart. This is as many as are found in various subcortical centres of the brain.
When you learn to trust your intuition, you can act on the information it is giving you, instantly. By doing so you are cutting out a large amount of stress, worry and even anxiety out of your life. In fact, your life speeds up. This doesn’t mean you get older faster, what it does mean is that you get more done in your day with more energy to do it. You start to live in flow with the universe as you are in direct communication with it. By living in flow and movement you’re not wasting your effort trying to control your life. Only your ego believes it driving your life, everything other part of you knows that when you let go of the idea of ‘I’ we are in flow with the truth and we are at one with everything. You don’t just know it, you feel it! Your body is made up of multiple ways of knowing.
In this modern age, when we are bombarded with information, you can cut through right to the clarity of what is true for you.
What’s more is when you start trusting your intuition, you are able to make good decisions about other people, allowing you to open your heart bravely and make connections closer than you ever thought possible.
However, here is the small print: living intuitively is like living at altitude, just because you know, you have to be willing to act on what you know. This is why I wrote the book ‘You Do Know – learning to act on your intuition instantly’, because, in the flow of life, you are fast, beautiful and courageous.