Intuition for Self-Belief

• August 8, 2013 • Comments (0)

According to newspaper ‘USA Today’ the average adult makes about 35,000 decisions each day, some are quick and some are painfully slow. It takes on average 45 minutes to make an important decision.  But many people have conflicting feelings when making choices. Psychologists call this ambivalence. Often this state of ambivalence is caused by having to come to terms with a complex world of choice and the belief in right and wrong, good or bad decisions. We are bombarded by more information than in any other time in our history. Life is moving fast and it’s easy to find yourself overwhelmed and in a constant state of ambivalence.

From school we are taught to value our logic and reason as the compass to navigate important decisions we have to make throughout our lives. Yet there are multiple ways in which we understand what we know. Some people have knowledge by retaining information and regurgitating it when required. Some people learn by experience, so even though the sign says ‘wet paint’ they wonder ‘how long has the sign been there?’ and they just have to touch it to find out. Others need to see it to believe it, while others must have an emotional connection for information to mean anything.

In this time of information overload there is simply too much to think about. This can lead to a lack of sleep when the mind becomes too full to process all the data, through our subconscious during our REM sleep. Then we wake up in the early hours to process the rest of the information before the working day starts again.

However, there is a compass for reliable decision-making that bypasses the thinking mind. It’s an inner knowing that has been undervalued – your intuition.

The reason it’s been undervalued is because, up to now, people believed there was one form of intuitive knowing, that of the gut instinct. What I am describing in my book ‘You Do Know – Learning to act on your intuition instantly’ is that there are, in fact, two forms of intuition. Did you know there is actually a brain in your gut? Embedded in the lining of the intestines, is the enteric nervous system, with hundreds of millions of neurons – one thousandth the number in your brain. Gut neurons communicate with the brain through the vagus nerve, which runs from the base of the brain to the chest and abdomen.

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The clearest connection between the gut and the mind, is how we experience anxiety and stress. A gut instinct is when we have a reaction to something we may find fearful. Making decisions through this form of intuition means that we make choices out of fear or defence.

The second form of intuitive knowing is often discounted because it has no words. It is emotionally- based. For example, when we have an excited, expansive feeling and we simply know, we may not understand why we know, we just know. Following this inner knowing intuition can lead to remarkable life changes, as your decisions become about the expansion of who you are rather then limiting yourself to what you already know. We can access this form of intuition by becoming curious about the decision we are trying to make. When we think logically about decision-making, weighing up the pros and cons, we can become overwhelmed or ambivalent. Use love-filled intuition to make empowered choices, free yourself from ego judgement and make the switch from thinking to knowing.

 

More Info:

youdoknow– You Do Know – Learn to act on your intuition instantly. By Becky Walsh. Published by Hay House Feb 2013.

Intuition for self-belief half day workshop in London.

www.beckywalsh.com

 

 

 

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Becky Walsh

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Becky Walsh is a spiritual catalyst and intuitive stand-up comic. The author of three published books, including Amazon best seller ‘Advanced Psychic Development and Intuitive Lovers,’ 6 e-books and 5 on-line courses. Her new book: 'You do know - Act on your intuition instantly' is published by Hay House. Perhaps best known for having presented her own radio show on LBC 97.3. Becky is an international teacher on the subject of intuition, self-awareness and spirituality.

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