“Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be Revelation.”
Intuition – that’s what I want to talk about today.
We all have it – intuition is a glorious part of our human condition. Problem is, most of us don’t know how to use it.
Today I’m going to take myself right back to the beginning. I’ll share with you some of the stronger intuitive moments I had before I began to really work with my psychic abilities. I hope that by sharing them, you’ll be better able to recognise these moments in your own lives. These aren’t fancy or sophisticated. These are raw moments that led me to a different decision, understanding or action than if I’d just been coming from my head.
Intuition and gut instinct communicate with us in so many ways. You might get a flash of strong emotion, an image or a movie in your head, a feeling in your body, a sense of deja vu. You might have an incredibly vivid dream, or a waking dream. Or, you might just know…
Some of them weren’t about positive things:
In primary school I woke up in the middle of the night because something was wrong. I could smell smoke, and I felt very anxious. I padded through the house in my pyjamas, but everyone was asleep and everything was as it should be. I climbed back into bed and all I could think about was a girl I knew at school. I wondered if she was angry with me. The next morning I found out that her house had burned down in the middle of the night. They were all okay. And their house was too far away from mine for me to have heard a siren or to have smelled anything. They lost everything.
Early in high school, I had a creepy feeling about a family friend. While everyone else liked him, he made me incredibly uneasy. To me his eyes looked ‘too bright’ – like a bird’s eyes’s somehow, always watching, and watching too intensely. Although I couldn’t explain it, I felt very unsafe around him, and I felt that he was full of secrets. Nothing could convince me that he was a nice guy. I could ‘feel’ a wrongness about him somehow. One day when I was left at home alone with him (he was working as a tradesman and I was home sick from school) he tried to sexually assault me. Mum came home unexpectedly, and I made sure after that to never be around him alone. Years later, he went to prison – convicted of serial pedophelia and child pornography crimes, mostly against very young boys.
During a university break, a friend asked me to travel north to pick up a car she had just purchased. We would drive it home together, stopping at beaches and interesting places along the way. Initially I said yes. It sounded like fun. But then everything seemed to conspire against me. I couldn’t get time off from work, I got food poisoning, one of my grandparents went to hospital. Nothing was working in my favour. I ended up saying no, but instead of feeling bad, I was flooded with this strange sense of relief. About two days after she left for her journey I got this metallic taste in my mouth, and I could smell something like hot brakes on a car. Then I had a tumbling sensation, like being on one of those wild rides at a sideshow. It came and went for about a week, and I found it distressing, but I had no idea what it was all about. Then it just stopped. A few days later my friend’s parents called to me she had rolled her car on a dirt road heading down a hill to a remote beach, and been badly injured. She spent months in hospital.
Some of my intuitive experiences have also been about very positive things:
At primary school I sat an examination to win a scholarship to one of Brisbane’s private high schools. Part of the examination required us to write creatively using one of a range of sentences as a starter. The words poured out of me and I just knew they were good. Although I felt unsure about my performance with the rest of the long examination, I was sure about that essay. I knew it would win me a scholarship. I felt a great certainty. The day that the letter came, I also knew. I just knew something really good was about to happen. I felt light and happy all day. When I came home mum had bought a cake and my grandparents had bought me a posy of flowers. My letter of offer was propped up on the kitchen table beside them. I’d won.
One day I was invited to a costume party. I had no costume, and no idea where to get one from. I had to drive across town to meet a friend, and for some reason I decided not to take the freeway. As I drove through a particular suburb, I decided for some inexplicable reason to turn right off the main road. There in front of me was a massive costume hire place. I felt so very clever! And I found an awesome pirate outfit…
Many of you will already know this story, and it has happened long after I began working with my psychic gifts. But it shows you how my intuition is still guiding me, even when my mind is somewhere else. I was shopping, late one scorchingly hot summer afternoon, and I heard a sound like a peeping chicken in the shopping centre carpark. I couldn’t ignore it. I was compelled to go and investigate, although I needed to get home because I had plans I’d been looking forward to all day. Something made me get out of the car, and go looking for the chicken. Of course it wasn’t a chicken – instead I found a tiny puppy, almost dead from heat and dehydration. I brought him home, and took him to the vet, who didn’t hold out much hope that he would survive the night. He proved everyone wrong, and Bert is now a wonderful member of our family.
All you ever have to do with your intuition is listen, and go with what you are feeling or being shown. The more you use it, the easier it gets. We are all intuitive. That is our birthright. And like me, sometimes in life, for no apparent reason, you’ll just know.
How about you? What has happened for you in your life that was guided by intuition? I’d love to know! Much love to you xx
14 thoughts on “Sometimes, you just know…”
Intuition is something that speaks to me, definitely! But the decisions I must take after listening to my gut, are mostly risky, painful or difficult! That’s how I know those decisions will help me grow, but sometimes I resist to act on it! Until my intuition talks louder and louder and louder, so I have to act on it. Greaat post! You are truly gifted!
Erika, I want to encourage you to keep honouring that gut wisdom. The first steps towards change ARE often difficult, but they are always worth it. Much love to you xx
I love my intuition! Just last month I was compeled to park my van in a different parking spot at work. My boss took my spot about an hour later and his van was ran into by another driver. I thanked my Angel guides all day.
Thank you Angels!!! 🙂
I can think of a number of positive intuitions, like your school experience, where I’m sure that things are going to go in my favour and then they do, but the ones I have trouble with are the negatives. I have occasionally decided not to send an email, make a phone call or say something I really wanted to say to someone, and then been very glad of my decision afterwards, but my difficulty is that I mix up general worries with intuition. For example, my parents made a long journey a few years ago and I was perpetually worried for them, that they’d come to some harm. I might have thought this was intuition but in fact they were fine, and it was just needless worry on my part. Being a natural worrier, I have this sort of unfounded worry a lot, and I wonder if I would ever be sure of a negative intuition because it might be confused with natural worry. I can think of plenty of times with hindsight when I should have trusted my gut instinct and didn’t, but – for me, at least – it’s not always abundantly clear whether my gut is telling me something, or my unnecessarily worrying brain is telling me it. How do you tell?
Sounds like your mother must be pretty intuitive too. After all, she came home unexpectedly — when you needed her.
When I was in early high school, I was staying at a friends house and got a really strong feeling that something had happened to my parents.. I was so worried.. and found out later they had had a small car accident… Also on boxing day this year my nan died and two wks later my pa but the day he passed I saw in my mind them both hugging in a long long embrace and had a strong feeling to send him light and colour and cut some cords for him (energetically) this was all totally unexpected.. And then a couple of hours later I got a call he had passed over.. I had no idea at the time..
In the past few years i’ve been more opened and accepting of intuition.Sometimes i dismiss it to later regret that i didn’t listen.Life and living gets in the way.Im still learning!But yes i go with my feelings,if it feel’s good a big Yes,if not so i wait.Something always happens to block it.
I have to laugh when you use the phrase, “you just know” – My journal is full of those intuitive moments I’ve made note of where I write “I just know”, and they turn out to be true – it is so much fun!!
for me it has been a journey of learning to trust – myself. Having grown up in an abusive home, you learn that your own inner voice must be wrong because what you see and know does not match what the family tells you is real.
got a couple recently to tell you…
my friend, older mum, pregnant, i just knew she’d deliver early (36 weeks), by caesarian, baby would be small but fine and everything would be all right for them…
my friend’s son, thinking about him all morning the other day, wondering if i should shout him a reading with you for his birthday this year, got a text that he was in hospital for an operation that day, hadn’t thought about him in months and months…
kind of random things like that happening more and more, learning to listen and trust, thanks for your wisdom and kind teaching
i just blame it on the boogie! 🙂
So very right you are! I’ve had times that have brought about happiness, sadness and even warnings of things done or being planned. My children are learning their way through the same…but they feel also like they can’t do or think anything that I don’t know. The strange thing is most of the time they are right about it. Intuition isn’t just for mothers it is for everyone. Sometimes my husband catches things quicker than I and I am grateful.
Thanks for posting on this particular topic.
So happy to be reading your posts! It must have been my intuition to subscribe!