Maybe you feel that something is off and life doesn’t seem as full and rich as you imagine it could be. Maybe there’s a nudge telling you that something must change, but instead of trusting your intuition, you decide to wait for a sign.
You’re waiting for butterflies & hummingbirds (I’m a huge fan of both, so nothing against these beautiful creatures) to cross your path and signal it’s time to take charge of your life… And while waiting, you’re missing the most important sign - your inner wisdom!
Your inner wisdom is communicating through desires:
•You long for a purpose-driven life, self-trust, inner freedom, and ease.
•You’re called to step into your full potential
•You want to stand in your power and confidence
Your inner wisdom is communicating through constrictions:
•No matter what you achieve and how far you come, you feel unfulfilled and empty
•You’re chronically unhappy, restless, overwhelmed, and anxious
•Relationships are a source of anxiety, instead of depth and connection
When you’re scared to bet on yourself, no sign will be big enough. You will live in place of confusion, not allowing yourself to accept what is and not allowing yourself to move forward. This is a constricting place to be in, because it leads to believing that you have no choice. The truth is, you don’t need more signs. What you need is to listen to your inner wisdom and bet on yourself! Today is the best day to start!
Many of us learned to not trust ourselves. Our internal experiences may not have been validated and our ideas and thoughts may have been dismissed or ridiculed, so we disconnected from our own intuition and wisdom. We learned to turn outside of ourselves for guidance, because we learn that it is not safe to trust ourselves.
But our intuition is still there. It is like a compass - always sending us signals about whether we are walking our path or someone else’s. It is telling us when someone violates our values and boundaries. It is telling us when we are drifting away from the truth of ourselves.
Looking back at my life, each regret I had was a product of me overriding my intuition (gut feeling) or not following what, deep down, I knew I needed to do for myself.
If you feel that somehow you've drifted away from the truth of who you are or perhaps want to start learning how to trust yourself, try this exercise and engage in some self-reflection with these journaling prompts. As with anything new that you are incorporating, consistency will yield best results (in this case, more self-trust and ownership over your decisions).