I’ll start by confessing that I’ve talked about intuition for years without really understanding it. In fact until 2 weeks ago I thought I DID understand. Here’s the story of how I learned how much I didn’t know.
I was visiting my elderly mother. She doesn’t drive so one of the gifts I’m able to give her is to take her to church. That’s what we were doing. I had my mother and 2 of her friends… 2 walking frames and one cane. I let my ladies out at the door of the church and had gone to park. I pulled into an almost-empty parking lot. Just as I chose a spot, I got this feeling. It was a dark and foreboding sensation and it was aimed at the parking place. “Well that’s silly.” People like me ignore feelings like that. So I pulled in to the spot, parked and made my way into church.
Fast-forward. It’s now after the service and I’m on my way to collect the car. I turn a corner and watch an 85-year-old woman slowly; carefully back her very large Buick into my bumper. She backed her care until there was resistance (my car) and then shifted into gear and slowly drove away. She was oblivious.
Good grief!! I was torn between a groan and a laugh. After all, I had been warned – I just chose to ignore the warning. My intuition had been clear. When I realized it, I had to laugh.
As an intelligent, educated individual I scoff at “feelings”. After all when I followed those feelings in the past, nothing happen! (Are you getting the “duh” I discovered in that logic??)
So, how are we to ever know if feelings (or intuition or the Universe or God…choose the name that resonates with you) is telling the truth? Well one way is to ignore it and notice what happens. In my case, it was cost me a new bumper!
To believe in something beyond myself is to have faith – in the unseen, in the stuff I can’t control. OMG – I hate that!!. At least, I find it hard. On the other hand, it’s a place I plan to play. As we’ve been moving into a new business with new types of clients, I’ve realized I can’t do it all myself. I have to lean on something greater than me…a scary realization.
I bet you’re not so different from me – hoping to get a “sign” that we’re headed in the right direction – right? So that’s where I am – working to believe the universe speaks as loudly about what I should do as what I shouldn’t. My job is to pay attention – an BELIEVE. I’ll let you know how it turns out.