Each of us has all the wisdom and knowledge we ever need right within us. It is avalaible to us through our intuitive mind, which is our connection with universal intelligence. –Shakti Gawain
This has happened to me a few times and it was pretty scary.
I didn’t know what to do without my intuitive insight to guide me. “What direction should I take? What should I do next?” were some of the questions that went unanswered.
Losing the connection to our inner guidance can leave us feeling as if we are in a rowboat in the middle of the ocean without any oars.
When I was younger I ignored my inner voice which led to my making some pretty big mistakes in my life. But, after I began listening and saw how beautifully my life began working – I never ignored it again. So, after I began to rely upon it for every decision to have it go “all quiet” up there for a while was pretty darn scary.
After I experienced this lack of communication from my intuition a couple of times I went back and reviewed my journal notes (another reason keeping a journal comes in very handy) to see what was happening that could have suppressed my inner guidance.
The pattern I detected was fascinating.
Intuitive “silence” follows big decisions
The first time I can recall experiencing “intuitive silence” was after I finally quit my regional sales manager position and went back to college. The second time was after I took a one semester sabbatical from my graduate program so I could work full time. The third time was when I bought my “dream” house. More recently, it was right after I sold my house.
And now, I’m experiencing it again since I’m in the phase after having finished writing and publishing, “The Intuition Principle.”
Expect your Intuition to go “silent” after you’ve made huge changes to your life
What this tells me is that there must be a time when your inner wisdom is gathering more information for the next phase in your life once you’ve followed its guidance and taken action. This also applies to when you don’t follow your intuition and change course as well.
It’s as if you were on one path where your intuition was up ahead of you sending you back directions for how to navigate to arrive at your destination – and then you got there. Now what? What does your inner wisdom do now?
While you are adjusting to your new life circumstances after following your intuition or after ignoring it, your inner navigation system moves forward along this new path (regardless of whether it’s the right path in your life or not) to scope out the way ahead for you. It is quiet because it (your inner GPS) is busy surveying the new landscape you are now in.
It is creating a new “map” for you for you to follow.
The good news!~
The good news is that whether you follow your inner guidance or not – your inner GPS maps out the way for you based on wherever you are in your life.
One of the chapters in, “The Intuition Principle: How to Attract the Life You Dream Of,” is about finding your life purpose and true calling. (Chaper 7: Finding Your Passion, Purpose and Authenticity). You are here at this time for a purpose and your intuition is the key to accessing your very own inner instruction manual for how to find this purpose and true calling.
It’s a voice activated instruction manual. All you have to do is ask and listen to your “inner voice” to hear these instructions.
So, the point is that even when we make the wrong decisions in our life we can always navigate back to the “right path” by asking our intuition for directions.
Intuition works exactly like a navigation device in your car
Our brain detects things even when we are not consciously aware of it. And, while w
e’re not always aware of everything we’re sensing our mind is working 24/7 recording every single piece of information we encounter within our environment. Later, when we need to access this inner wisdom our subconscious mind searches every piece of stored information in our brain.
When you ask for intuitive guidance you will always get it but, not always at the exact moment you ask for it. You need to give your subconscious time to search and organize all the new data that is coming in when you make a big change to your life.
Follow these steps when your inner navigation has gone silent:
1. Ask for guidance but, then relax. Many times it comes later when we are doing something else, particularly, when we are doing something mindless like washing the dishes, taking a walk or a shower.
The key to dealing with I.S. (intuitive silence) is to stay calm.
2. Don’t make rash decisions in the absence of hearing your intuitive voice. The worst thing you can do is panic. When you panic you will always make things worse. Think of it this way: Say your driving somewhere and you get lost in a daydream for a moment when you snap back from it – nothing looks familiar. You can’t plac
e exactly where you are because you were “out of it” and on autopilot for a while during your day dream.
You jump to conclusions and think you’ve missed your exit. This causes you to become frightened and panic and get off at the next exit thinking that you have make a U-Turn and go back. Doing this puts you in another completely unfamiliar area where you are now truly lost!
If you had remained calm and kept following the road you were on for a few more minutes instead of panicking, you would have seen that you were going the right way and hadn’t missed your exit – which brings me to tip #3.
3. Stay the course! Keep on going in the direction you’re already on for a while to double check and be sure that you’re not making a hasty change of course while in panic mode. Just take it one day at a time and be as observant as possible. Once you have adjusted to the changes and begin moving forward your intuition will pick up on that signal and snap back into the “ON” position.
4. Give your inner navigational system time to adjust to the new landscape. After making any changes to your life (even the wrong ones) allow your intuition time to learn the new “lay of the land.” Once it has mapped the new area it will begin sending you signals again. Don’t ever panic and think you intuition has abandoned you. That simply cannot happen. It’s just a period of adjustment.
5. Sometimes you don’t need to hear your intuitive voice. Yes, you read that correctly. If you are already on the right path what you need is to do is develop faith in yourself and your intuition by placing one foot in front of the other and seeing how everything is working out for you.
6. You are attached to a particular outcome. Other times, it can be
that you’ve heard your intuition and are ignoring it! What you take for “not hearing it” is really that you’re not hearing what your EGO wants to hear so you convince yourself that you’re not “getting anything.”
Listen to my interview on A Flourishing Life with Rita Schiano where we talk about living intuitively here.
Read an interview about, “The Intuition Principle: How to Attract the Life You Dream Of,” on Change Your Thoughts here.