What are the voices we are carrying on our shoulders from parents, grandparents or teachers that influenced us so much when we were young. Do they really serve us? Isn’t it time to let them go? I recall a few from my childhood. They didn’t serve me then, although they were told with best intention and they don’t serve me now.
‘Eat up all on your plate. Don’t you know there are starving people in Africa’ It didn’t matter how much I ate the people didn’t stop starving because of it. In fact all that happened is I ended up with a life long battle trying not to eat everything on my plate so as to keep my weight down.
‘Children should be seen and not heard’ Why? Some children are naturally quiet and others not. There must be a better way to keep the noisy ones under control. This is a huge reason why people choose not to try and stand out in later life.
‘Selling is a con. Don’t become a salesman.’ I really struggled with this most of my twenties, as everything is based around sales. Promoting your band, working in a shop, chatting to someone of the fairer sex. I didn’t want to be a conman, but I was a natural sales person because I understood psychology. I had call reluctance so I was never as good as I could have been.
‘Nobody makes any money out of music.’ Rubbish, I know plenty of millionaire musicians, but not me…no…I got a job…because nobody makes any money out of music, so why should I.
There are so many false prophets in our world, who do you know who to believe. I can tell you the answer is simple. You believe you.
Each of us born with intuition. We just feel it. The word intuition means ‘In to you’ in Latin. Florence Scovel, a theologian, once said, ‘Intuition is the spiritual faculty that doesn’t explain; it seemingly points the way.’ It’s also been said that intuition is your divine Spirit talking to you. If you will stop for a moment and acknowledge this, you will begin to realize the incredible perspective you have at your fingertips. You have this very amazing power! And you don’t even have to get any special training to start using it. All you need to do is raise your awareness about it and set your intention to harness it.
How do you develop intuition? Firstly be aware and be open. Often our ego gets in the way. We think we have it all figured out. We think we need a seventy page business plan. No one who ever created anything exceptional had the plan until after they knew intuitively it would work. Why waste the time. Being intuitive is being creative and letting yourself do something that gets you ‘in the flow’. Learn to ask your self questions: ‘How do I really feel about this?’ ‘If it’s either black or white which one is it?’
This is not to say that you quit your job at the underwear shop today and become a ski instructor tomorrow, although that may well be a good thing. Start by trusting your intuition on smaller issues, like will I take the bus to work today, because I feel the traffic will be bad. You may be surprised to know that there are a whole group of people in the world that are intuitive about traffic and commuting issues. Many of them didn’t get in the bus that ended up crashing, because they just intuitively felt they shouldn’t.
Trust yourself. You know you better than anyone.
There are times in life when you have done this already I am sure. The most usual of intuitions is the intuition of love. Some people just have an ‘x’ factor for us. We cannot explain it. They are not the best looking, not the wealthiest, not the smartest, but for us when we meet that one special person our heart leaps and we miss a beat. There in our stomachs we feel a twist, like something is grabbing at us from inside. But what do we do about it? For many people they do actually act on this feeling. My friend ran out of a shop he was in and asked a passing girl to go out with him. He had never done anything like that before. She is now his wife and mother of two children. Act on your intuition, on your feelings.
Trust in yourself and simply ignore the limiting beliefs you have had installed in you from others. They are nothing more than lies we have chosen to believe.