Trusting Your Gut

Intuition is seeing with the soul. Dean Koontz, American author

We frequently say, “My gut is telling me…”  we don’t call our intuitive feelings “ear feelings” or “hand feelings” because they really do originate in our gut or our enteric nervous system (ENS) which is in our intestinal tract. According to Michael Gershon, MD in his book The Second Brain, the ENS functions very much like an independent cerebellum. Lined with nerve cells, it can react to stimuli without direction from our head-based brain.

Get to know how your intuition speaks to you and test it by trusting your intuitive feelings in low-risk circumstances. Be aware that intuition can be hijacked by prejudice, social conditioning, and excessive sensory stimulation (I’m thinking social media). Nevertheless, we have this powerful tool at our disposal and it is to our benefit to use it whenever possible. 

Affirmation: I trust my intuition.

Coaching question: How does your intuition speak to you? What can you do to trust going towards your warm, intuitive feelings more frequently?