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Intuition: How Your Essence Speaks to Your Mind

is more than the accumulation of old information in an instantaneous brain
blast. It’s the gut feeling, the hunch, or “knowing” that defies experience or
understanding. We’ve all had these experiences at one time or another. Some
dismiss them and some, like me, rely on them for the most important decisions
in life. 

Research has shown that intuition, understood or not, is a vital
quality of a successful person in any field. Mothers say that “a mom just
knows,” business people call it “acumen,” and medical doctors consider it “good
judgment.” Often, it is nothing more than the small voice inside that gives us
a clear sense of direction or action. Although we can’t explain its origin,
some part of us knows that it’s correct. Following our intuition is critical in
ending Inspiration Deficit Disorder.


So listen to your gut! When you make a
decision, pay attention to the way your inner voice affirms or cautions you.
Few people regret following their intuition. Most people’s inspiration deficits
reflect a pattern of ignoring their deepest sense of what is best for them.

Do you have an experience of listening to your intuition?  Please share!


Excerpt from Inspiration Deficit Disorder

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posted July 22, 2010 at 9:59 am

Unfortunately, I have an experience of squelching my intuition and gut feelings. I knew before I married my first husband that there was something missing, something wrong. Even after directly talking to him about my feelings, he convinced me that nothing was amiss. And, I conviced myself that we were right for each other because we so deeply connected in other ways and that this would make up for the deficit. 20 some years later, he finally came to the realization that he is gay. We both could have saved ourselves alot of heartache had we just been more aware of ourselves and what our inner voices were telling us!
I am remarried and happier than I have ever been, thanks to a wonderful husband. Not coincidentally, it was totally counter intuitive to marry him for many reasons, but this time I went with my gut and it has been a wonderful journey!

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posted July 31, 2010 at 1:30 pm

Thanks for this wonderful article and thanks for sharing your story Elizabeth. I will continue to practice, practice, pratice following my gut and not taking myself out of my inner feeling

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