I consider myself intuitive. My senses are sharp, and on point, I feel it in my gut when something doesn’t feel quite right. Sometimes the emotions are so powerful that I can’t explain it but know they are present.
A few years ago, I had an injury on my arm from a vehicle impact. And, a few summers ago, I stub my toe twice on the same foot. As the years passed, I started feeling pain in my arm and foot. Not taking the precaution of going to the doctor or taking care of it, irritation started developing.
I continued to ignore the pain. I told myself, “I didn’t have any time to go to the doctors.” Plus, I thought it wasn’t that big of an injury. That was me listening to my fear and not my intuition.
From my own experience, I have often mistaken my intuition for fear. It can be confusing, and it’s essential to know the difference. After all, I don’t want you to pass up your perfect opportunity out of fear because you’ve mistakenly felt there was an intuitive warning keeping you from moving in that direction.
Intuition can be inner guidance, a knowing, or you might say an internal compass. We use terms like “hunch,” “a gut feeling,” “just a feeling,” ” little voice,”and “instinct” to describe the way intuition influences our behavior. Intuition lead towards a path that makes us feel comfortable, even if we are not sure.
Just a few months ago, I felt a strong feeling in my gut. My soul was telling me to get up and do something. So, I went to see a doctor and got a physical and some blood work done. My intuition just kept coming and showing up in conversations with others; through articles, text messages, I even got an email about the topic of taking care of your body. My intuition was telling me to take care of me.
After so many signs, I went to the doctors and got a physical. Sometimes, I can be stubborn with myself. The doctor discovers through an X-rays that I had Osteoarthritis in my right foot and left hand. That explained the pain I was having in those areas. My intuition was talking to me and leading me to where I needed to find the information.
It didn’t end there. My pain was getting worse. I was now having muscle and joint pain, which kept me from doing my regular exercise routine. I started feeling stiffness in my body; were I didn’t have issues with it. “What is going on,” I said to myself? “I have no time for this.” I started ignoring the signs; again, I was feeling it from my gut.
A month passed since my last Dr. appointment, and I didn’t want to revisit her. My stubbornness and fear started to kick in. Well, the universe/ God has a way of waking you up. I got a call from my Dr. telling me that she looked further into the X-rays pinpoint fibromyalgia. My signs and triggers coincidence with the symptoms of fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia causes pain throughout the entire musculoskeletal system; Widespread muscle pain and tenderness. Boy, was I feeling it all!
From this experience and others’ past, my intuition is my compass in life. Intuition is a feeling. It can warn you, protect you, and helps you make choices. Don’t ignore or fear your intuitive side. Embrace it and learn from it because your intuition is your other SuperPower.
My question to you is: How often have you ignored that knowing little voice in your gut because it just didn’t make sense?
Maybe next time it talks to you, you will trust it and listen.