How to Identify Subtle Signals from Your Intuition That It’s Time for Change

How to Identify Subtle Signals from Your Intuition That It’s Time for Change

Woman Discovers Intuitive Guidance

You’re Intuition is a Valuable Signal that Change is Needed

Your intuition is signpost that should help you sense that a shift is coming in your life. When it’s time for a new chapter you’ll start to feel it and “know it” even before anything has changed. Signs will appear and your mind will open to these new possibilities. The vision of this “new life”  or change will appeal to you and you’ll feel a pull toward it. This is very common and most everyone has experienced intuition as the harbinger of change.

What happens when you’re not ready to change? 

Your intuition will try to get your attention even if  you choose to ignore that changing your life is necessary.

Intuition is subtle and fleeting

To become attuned to your intuition make a habit of paying attention to your feelings. Ninety-nine percent of the time intuition is quiet and understated. Think of it as if it were a guitar and only one string was plucked. You must be able to pick up on that note.”

See if any of these examples strike a chord with you: 

After your husband throws you a surprise birthday party that your best friend helped him plan, you find that you feel uncomfortable around her at times.

You get a strange vibe but you can’t put your finger on it. It’s like she’s not telling you something but you brush it off and attribute it to your imagination.

You come home from work and find the bed you made undone. It strikes you as odd but you pay no attention to this fleeting impression. Your husband works from home and on the rare occasion he takes a nap it’s always on the family room couch. When you ask him about it he answers without turning away from his computer, “I wasn’t feeling well so I got into bed.”

Something feels off….but you ignore it.

While visiting the gynecologist for a check-up the nurse asks if you want to be vaccinated against HPV? Your answer is “no” but you’re aware of the tiniest impulse to say “yes.”

When your tests come back from the lab your doctor calls to say you tested positive for the virus. She tells you it’s quite common and can be dormant for years before it shows up. But you can’t help but think, How could I have the virus? I’ve been married for 20 years?

You wake at 3 am with a fragment of a dream still vivid in your mind. Your best friend is taking a huge roast out of the oven in your kitchen. She looks startled to see you and shouts, “What are you doing here? Get out!”

You feel upset by the way your friend took over your kitchen in the dream. You wonder what it means but then fall back to sleep.

A few months later your husband announces he’s leaving. He’s in love with your best friend and she’s leaving her husband for him!

While it shocks you and you’re hurt by the betrayal the thing is, you hadn’t been happy in your marriage for a long time. You stayed because nothing was really wrong that you could cite as a reason to leave. The truth is though that you never quite adjusted to moving cross country after your husband got transferred. You went along with it but it never felt quite right. When you think about it now you recall that you had considered letting him move on his own and splitting up back then but, leaving him scared you and decided to stick it out instead. 

It’s time for a change and for you to face your fears and learn how to live on your own.

Intuition is very subtle especially in the early stages of trying to get your attention.

Getting “strange vibes,” not feeling “quite right,” or finding something “odd” is a signal from your intuition that you need to examine things more closely.

Here’s another example that it’s time for change in your life:

You have good news about something and share it with a new work colleague you recently befriended. Instead of being happy for you they go off on a tirade and have a tantrum. “Why doesn’t that ever happen for me?”

You’re shocked by this reaction. You hear a faint murmur inside your head, “This is not a real friend” but the next moment your colleague is apologizing and you try to overlook the incident…but nothing feels the same between the two of you again.

Over the course of the year there are other behaviors from this colleague that make you question the friendship where you hear the same internal murmurings. When the colleague goes behind your back and tries to turn your office mates against you it finally dawns on you that you were being played to help this person pretending to be a friend, compete against you!

When you review what happened you realize that you have a pattern of ignoring your instincts about people throughout your life. It’s time for you to change and stop being a “people pleaser.” This incident is a big learning experience about listening to your own internal guidance and trusting your gut in relationships.

Pay attention to those quiet “murmurings.” Your intuition was sounding the alarm about the jealous colleague not to be trusted, but you chose to overlook it.

Can you recall feeling something “wasn’t quite right” or “off?” Did you ever have those “murmurings” inside that you ignored? Share your story in the comments.

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