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The Consequence Ignoring Your Gut Instinct/Intuition

Written by Karin Kelly Lawrenz

When chatting to clients about intuition, gut instinct or whatever else you want to call that feeling you get of a deep knowing without being able to explain it (especially when doing Core Values)—is that too many people ignore those feelings because they frequently don’t seem logical or rational.

In fact, quite the opposite, they often seem dim, dumb or just plain bizarre.

The result when we dismiss the feeling because we don’t understand it, we frequently regret doing so at a later date. I personally have been subject to that.

The Consequence of Ignoring Your Gut Instinct

A close friend of mine went through with marriage even though her gut told her not to, even as she walked up the aisle. It didn’t end well.

I went away with a male friend for a week years ago. We got on like a house on fire, good company, stunning venue, separate rooms. My instinct/gut was screaming at the top of my voice, “NO NO NO NO Karin, don’t listen to him—don’t do it”. I mean …. what can happen. The end result was an absolute disaster on returning back home and that is putting it mildly. I can go as far as saying that even while there amongst the tranquillity of the mountain, trees and sea in the distance, I felt uneasy all the time. But no …. I Ignored my gut instinct.

I had a friend whose fiancé was killed in a car accident. She was the one who felt uneasy from the get-go about him using the car to travel upcountry and tried to stop him. Many years later she still hasn’t fully let go.

The common theme with all of the above examples is that the gut feeling didn’t really make much sense at a conscious level and thus they were relatively easy to dismiss.

My friend marrying was the right thing to do and expected, I was being taken away on a much-needed getaway complimentary from my friend—I thought to myself “what not—stop being a kloester koek—just do it—stop second-guessing yourself”.

My friend had no control over what she was feeling and tried to relate it to her fiancé, in turn being miles away overseas.

What could possibly go wrong?

It’s Tricky Analysing a Gut Feeling Consciously.

Your gut instincts come from the very old and highly evolved unconscious part of your brain.

Whereas analysis is done at the conscious level (the neo-cortex) which is a few hundred thousand years behind evolutionary speaking and nothing like as efficient at dealing with information.

The best analogy I have ever heard (which I think came from the awesome book, Your Brain at Work) in illustrating the disparity of power, is to think of your conscious mind as being the change in your pocket and your unconscious mind as the US economy.

Have you ever had a feeling that you just know somebody is behind you even though you haven’t heard or seen anything?

Then when you turn round there is indeed somebody sneaking up on you with a large axe?

Ok, hopefully not a large axe, but maybe a friend planning to make you jump?

How did you know?

You will actually find it almost impossible to answer that question because the truth is you don’t know how you knew, you just did.

When anybody comes into close proximity to you there is a slight increase in temperature from their body heat and also the movement of air as they move.

The changes are tiny and imperceptible at a conscious level because your conscious struggles to deal adequately with more than about 4 pieces of information at any one time.

The Limitations of Your Conscious Mind

But your unconscious mind can deal with thousands of things at once and your amygdala, which is the part of your brain on alert for possible threats, has noticed the changes and sends you a warning signal.

Now imagine there really is a mad axeman behind you.

Are you better trying to work out what is giving you a sense of unease, or are you better acting on the uneasy feeling and getting out of the way?

Sitting there thinking, “I have no idea why I’m feeling like this and therefore I may as well ignore the message” is likely to end up with you minus a head.

I know that is a rather absurd and over the top example, but it clearly demonstrates why trying to analyse such situations is rarely helpful.

Gut instinct quote: “Your Unconscious Is Much Smarter Than You Think”

At a conscious level, my friend had no idea her husband was going to be jealous, abusive and controlling because he hadn’t overtly demonstrated that side of his character at that point.

I hadn’t noticed that I didn’t trust my male friend because there was nothing tangible to put my finger on. On the surface, he seemed like a nice guy and said all the right things.

And the friend who lost her fiancé in a horrific car accident consciously or had nothing tangible to go on that he shouldn’t take the car and go up country. She even voiced her gut feeling to him.

But in each situation, there were enough subtle clues to have the amygdala screaming at all of us, “WTH!! Did you see that, did you see that??”

Only the amygdala can’t talk or scream at you and it can’t explain to you the myriad of information it has gathered on your behalf to keep you safe.

All it can do is send a feeling that something isn’t quite right and then hopes to hell you won’t ignore it.

I’m not saying that you should never analyse gut feelings because I’m sure there are occasions when that’s useful, even if I’m struggling to think of any at the moment. Please let me know in the comments if you can come up with a great example.

However, I am saying that ignoring your intuition—gut feeling, because you cannot make sense of it analytically, is akin to ignoring the, “Don’t feed the Lions” sign at the zoo because you personally have never seen anybody eaten by a Lion.

What’s your take, do you listen to your intuition or rationalise the mickey out of it?

I’m also curious to know if you have ever ignored a really strong gut feeling and severely regretted it afterwards.

Karin Kelly
Transformation Coach: Author

A Moment of Inspiration …

Written by Kim Hewitt

Trusting your gut or intuition sounds like the right thing to do, then why is it we don’t listen sometimes?

There may be times when we don’t trust ourselves or times, we give the person or situation the benefit of the doubt. Sometimes we are connected to the situation for a reason, to find the gift, the blessing or lesson in the situation and change or shift accordingly.

As energies intensify over this period of time you may need to find clarity in situations. Sometimes clarity does not ask for actual change or action, but just a shift in perspective.

Trust your feelings, this is your navigations system.

It’s a time for purging, releasing and understanding. Clear space, declutter, open the doorways of your heart space. Allow green clear energy to flow, through you and from you to others and to your situations.

Set those intentions before you leave your home or before you enter a situation. Let loving green and white energy flow from your heart space and go before you.

When making decisions, notice again how it makes you feel. Travel more lightly through this 2022. You can do it by thinking beyond your comfort zone, knowing that you came here to co-create and see your own manifestations.

Be brave, be bold, put on your armour of courage but most of all be who you are.

Add your uniqueness to the world.

Your Higher Self is always calling, asking you to step graceful into you full role and into you power.

It’s asking you gently, to be true to you, to find what makes you joyful and to live life as an adventure.

Will you answer the call?

Time is what you have been given, it is an asset, it is your gift.

There are times when we wish it away hoping a situation will pass by quickly. There are times when we wish it would never pass.

Think about your time and how you are using it to your best advantage.

Looking back over time, always reminds us to stay as present as we can, to really do take so much notice of all the good times and bring each of your moments to life. As you concentrate on the good times, you offer this desire to the universe and if you politely step out of your own way, the universe will deliver.

All things in the manifested reality, first come from imagination, thought, attention, intention and so on. Make time for that step to be clear and precise.

Make it a daily practice to be present with yourself. Be kind to yourself, offer yourself words of kindness and speak gently and lovingly to yourself and about yourself to others. From this ‘better feeling place’ you can act with more understanding and clarity. You are able to offer value and feel valued.

How are you spending your gift of time?

Take time. Notice how you feel. Trust your gut, your intuition. Be kind to yourself. Learn to be your own best friend. Act with grace. One step at a time.

You are always loved.

Be blessed

Kim Hewitt

Astrology Readings for New Year 2022

Astrologer : Nicky Hill
Contact: 084-654-2026

Astrologer: Nicky Hill
Contact: 084-654-2026

Astrology Readings for New Year 2022

First Quarter

Phosphene ( n ) – The stars and colours you see when you rub your eyes

As we close our eyes and say goodbye to 2021, there are a few colourful themes we are taking into our 2022 New Year

Saturn square Uranus has been prominent energy in 2021, this will carry into 2022, with one last peek in the third quarter.

Saturn is the planet of time, routine, institutions, lessons.

Uranus is the planet of innovation, breakthroughs, and inventions.

As you can imagine, the clash between these planets can be almost grating, the push and pull between order and disruptions.

We also enter into 2022 with Venus in Capricorn (in retrograde) this will nudge us to get down to basics. Perhaps remembering past loves/wounds – or being confronted by them.

But analysing these in a grounded, earthy way.

Ready to heal and move forward.

On the 5 Jan, Venus will sextile with Neptune in Pisces. A chance for a deep soul-look at ourselves and put out intentions on the partnership we would like to create.

To add to this intensity, craving change and closure of the past – we take with us a very exciting transit with us into 2022.

Jupiter into Pisces (his home kingdom!)

⁃ bringing the promise of good luck, good fortune and abundance

A beautiful tapestry of magic, joining with Neptune here – enhancing spirituality, faith and connection – a recipe for miracles.

The Sun also enters Pisces in February, showering the light of the divine.

And in March the New Moon in Pisces gives in-depth sensitivity and perception.

Later in the first quarter, Venus will enter Pisces, infusing love and beauty to this safe space in Pisces

On New Year’s Day, we are blessed with a trine between the Sun and Uranus

⁃ A beautiful sprinkle of wishes, new ideas and a new chapter.

2 Jan we have a Super New Moon in Capricorn- grounding this energy in us and the New Earth.

(Be sure to do connection/grounding meditations over this time )

Remember this Capricorn energy is awakening our friend Pluto – ready to deeply transform those who embrace this energy.

Also, the USA is approaching its Pluto return – massive transformations for this country predicted, and international ramifications.

Also, on the 2 Jan Mercury enters quirky Aquarius, bursting with new ideas and excitement.

These ideas and plans could have a slow start due to joining the Father of Time, Saturn here and Mercury goes retrograde on 14 Jan.

⁃ considering Venus and Uranus are also in retrograde, maybe just keep an open mind and take everything in its stride.

Fortunately, the Sun will enter Aquarius this month to light and pave the way here.

On 17 Jan, we will have a magnificent Wolf Full Moon in Cancer, in her own palace

⁃ creating a nurturing, safe space.

⁃ a time for rituals, intentions, Goddess energy

⁃ Blessings to your homes, mothers and children

There will be a dance this year between Venus and Mars that we feel strongly about.- initiated by the new Scorpio- Taurus eclipse season (rebirth/ comfort)

The dance of Venus and Mars is that of masculine/ feminine, action / receive, yin/ yang

⁃ Capricorn (groundwork, dealing with the past)

⁃ Aquarius (could be stifling Venus crowded by Saturn and Mars – a good time for journaling and patience)

⁃ Pisces (Magical, a true blessing, intertwining with Jupiter and Neptune)

⁃ Aries (Action – put all hard work into action, step into new reality)

The Nodal Axis Shift has moved the North Node into Taurus (comfort, harvesting). This is our future life path and destiny – Ruled by Venus

The South Node is now in Scorpio. This is our past, past lives and Karma (rebirth, “ rise of the Phoenix )- Ruled by Mars and Pluto.

As we finish this quarter, Jupiter and Mars exchange energy and gifts in Aries.

This is a massive boost in confidence

⁃ “Nike just do it”

⁃ Shoot for the stars in this quick chapter of opportunity

(NB: Important groundwork for the rest of the year)

I wish you all the best for your New Year, may you be showered with these blessings

Much love,

Nicky