Awakening to the Power of Intuition: Embracing Change
How can we sustain our connection to intuition and let this
wisdom guide us in all matters? Intuition is one of our greatest
allies. Like spirit, it is ever-present and can provide all the
answers we will ever need to our life questions. What keeps us
from turning to this wise counsel? What blocks clear seeing?
When we do know what is intuitively right in a given situation,
what keeps us from taking action on what we sense is true?
In my inquiry into blocks to intuition, Ive found that the fear
of change is a common obstacle and that learning to accept
change helps people see and hear their intuition more clearly.
Changes of any sort can be threatening to our egoic identities,
the parts of us that cling to safety, surety and predictability.
If this is true for you, then you may be pushing away the truth
about a particular situation if the truth is that a change is
being called for.
We may get repeated signals, for example, that its time to
change jobs. As she looked back, Jamila, a secretary in a
realtors office, realized that she was getting numerous signals
(that she was ignoring) that it was time to leave her current
employment. During the week, she was waking up with a sense of
dread rather than the enthusiastic way she usually greeted the
day. Her body was often tense at work and shed frequently come
home and be impatient and irritable with her two children.
Jamila couldnt allow herself to even consider a new position
because she was terrified of losing the security this job
offered. Her fear of making a change created a situation in
which she discounted and, at times, cut herself off completely
from seeing and feeling internal cues that would have her
investigate new possibilities for work. As fate would have it,
Jamila was laid off of her job and six weeks later found
employment that was much more suitable for her. I was actually
relieved when my boss let me go, she said. I couldnt make the
change myself so it was made for me. The universe sure works in
Our fear of and resistance to change creates quite a dilemma,
for life keeps teaching that everything is constantly changing.
As writer and psychologist Frances Vaughan says, Intuition does
not necessarily work in service of the ego. So, while the ego
madly scrambles to create a comfortable life where disruption
and chaos cant reach us, the river of life keeps flowing in its
own directions, not to be outwitted by our clever strategies to
control her movements. I love the bumper sticker, Do you know
how to make God laugh? Tell him (her) what your plans are!
Although intuition does not work to serve the egos desire for
security, it does work in the service of the soul. It is, in
fact, the way the soul communicates to us and, if we follow its
wise direction, well be guided to exactly what we need, not
necessarily what we want. As the Rolling Stones song reminds us,
You cant always get what you want, but
you might find you get
what you need.
Choose one area of your life where you think a change may be
called for, and that you may be resisting. Examples might be
moving, trying a new exercise program or changing careers. Take
5 minutes each to complete the following sentences without
thinking about the answers. Keep your hand moving and dont
censor the writing.
Whats keeping me from __________________________ (e.g.
moving, changing jobs, etc) is
If I dont make this change, I
If I do make this change, I
What my intuition is telling me
When you receive an intuitive answer about this situation,
commit to at least one action step you can take this week that
will begin to move you in the direction of truth.
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