When your intuition fails you

by Lindsay on March 20, 2014

in Intuition

bird on wire

Last weekend, friends of mine were discussing the Year Ahead Readings I’d done for them for 2014. We’re well into March, and much of what their readings said have come to fruition. Toot toot! My friend Laura asked me if I’d done a reading for myself, to which I responded, “No. I can’t do readings for myself like I can others. But I can use my intuition.”

The conversation steered to using our intuition, and how sometimes it seems that it fails us. One of my friends insisted that our intuition can fail us, citing some examples:

  • When you meet a woman you just know is “The One”, only for that relationship to crumble and fall apart months later.
  • You’ve interviewed for a job and feel confident the job is yours, only for the hiring manager to call you and say, “I’m sorry, but we’ve hired someone else.”
  • You’re trying to conceive and your heart is telling you this is your month to get pregnant, you are certain you’ll have a baby 9 months later! And two weeks later, your period shows up, leaving you crushed and back at Square One.

Do you notice a pattern in any of these scenarios? They all involve emotions, wishes, dreams and hopes. In other words – your hearts’ desire was the voice speaking to you, while your intuition – the soft whisper that it is – got buried beneath the loud noises of your heart.

Intuition vs. Wants

Our intuition often gets lost under the deep well of human emotion that dwells in all of us. What we think or feel is our intuition is actually our desires, hopes, dreams and feelings guiding us.

Here’s the thing: our intuition doesn’t always tell us what we want to hear. Of course we want that job/man/lottery win to be ours. And if our intuition is telling us otherwise, of course we don’t want to listen! That niggling ache in your gut telling you that what you want might not be the best thing for you? Yeahhhh…you can ignore it, of course you can. But you’re better off actually “listening”.

“It’s not always easy to hear your inner voice – especially when certain louder, pushier, and seemingly more sensible presence wants to drown it out.” Martha Beck

You can learn your lesson the hard way, or the easy way. Either way, you’re going to learn it. I do my best to listen to the whispers, the niggles, the little voice that tells me it knows what’s up. Because when I ignore it, that’s when I start making mistakes. That’s when I start getting mad at myself for ignoring it.

As you listen to your intuition, the whisper becomes easier to hear. It does get easier to distinguish your intuition from your own thoughts/inner voice. Only with practice are we able to discern what our desires are vs. what our intuition is telling us.

When you first start practicing listening to it, that whisper might be so faint you have to squint to hear it. That’s okay. The more you listen, the louder it’ll get. And eventually, your intuition will be the one drowning out the sounds of the noisy “want” thoughts swirling through your head. 

Living with intuition

I do my best to always listen to my intuition and do what it tells me to do. It never fails and always has better opportunities for me and brings me beautiful things, better then I could think of myself. Of course, I’ve ignored my intuition countless times. And I always regret it.  

You see, sometimes we can’t always see where the road will go, we just know we need to be on it, our inner voice is telling us so. Consult and trust your intuition – it never steers you wrong.

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Where is my soulmate?

by Lindsay on February 14, 2014

in Miscellaneous

soul mateIt’s February – the month of love. The month of chocolates, flowers, mushy cards and other expressions of affection for that special someone

It’s also the month in which The Daily Awe gets the most people visiting, wishing and longing for their soul-mate and wondering where he or she is. Someone recently came to the site after searching, “I’m 36 years old. Where is my soul mate?” As if she’d just had it with waiting – isn’t 36 years long enough?

If I could talk to that individual – and everyone else here wondering if they’ve found “The One” or how to go about it, I’d tell them: stop searching. Your soul mates are right in front of you. Some of them are behind you and some of them, you’ve yet to meet. They’ll come to you at a Divinely guided time. That’s a promise.

Yes, I said “them”, meaning plural. A soul mate doesn’t necessary = a lifelong love. Certainly a soul mate can be a life-long lover and partner. But not always.

Soul mates are: pets, siblings, parents, coworkers, friends, and yes, lovers.

Many people think that soul mate means the one you are predestined to be with forever; that a soul mate is your perfect fit. Many of us live to meet that person – the one who will fit like a glove. My definition of soul mate is not nearly as romantic.  I think of a soul mate as a person who you do “soul work” with — someone who opens your eyes and life to new things, introduces you to a new side of you.

A true soul mate is a person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings your “crap” to your attention so you can change and grow for the better. Soul work involves tackling issues, questions, problems and everything else head-on. A soul mate will open up your heart and mind until you can’t ignore the elephant in the room or brush certain things about yourself under the rug anymore.

A soul mate tears down your barriers and awakens you on some level, revealing another layer of you.

My experience

I’ve had my fair share of challenging relationships. One particular person I dated was what I would consider to be the devil incarnate. But I realized that person’s presence in my life made me take a long, hard look at myself and what kind of energy I’m putting out. The hell I went through with this person shifted the way I was treating myself, others and changed my life completely. Parts of me requested those experiences so I could become who I am today.

Not all crappy relationships are all for naught. In fact, dare I say they all teach us something? Whether or not we learn the lesson and move forward in love and looking for something better is up to us.

Soul mates aren’t about being our other half – instead, soul mates mirror us on how we can be whole within ourselves

Remember: we attract mirrors of ourselves that we need at any given point in time. So if you’re not attracting the kind of person you want to be with, look within and get honest with yourself about what energy  you’re putting out there or what you’re subconsciously asking for.

Happy month of love!

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A couple weeks ago, my friend’s baby was having a difficult afternoon.  He was fussy, cranky and eventually turned up the dial and started crying. My friend texted me, upset. At the time, I was nursing my daughter Evelyn down for her afternoon nap and couldn’t do much besides send text messages offering support. But […]

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It’s always been a strange concept to me to celebrate January 1st as a new year. It’s cold and dreary in my part of the world. The days are short and the nights are long. We hibernate and over-eat. Or, at least I do. Our energy and wallets are recovering from the intense Holiday season. It […]

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What happens when you ignore signs from the Universe

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Several years ago, I went on a date with a woman who seemed charming. Although her written word captivated me and held my attention and interest, there was a feeling in my stomach: a feeling of a heavy, dead weight and uprising vomit. But despite that feeling, I went ahead and went on the date […]

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