Going With My Gut and Feeling Good!

 Following intuition allows decision and action to be made in the same instant.

            -Maria Evring

I’ve been trusting my gut for a while and truth be told when I don’t things usually go wrong.

However, it wasn’t until recently that I learned and got received confirmation that trusting my gut or my inner knowing was actually the best way for me to make decisions.

Growing up, I was always told to use my head.

“Think before you act” they’d say.

So that’s what I did.  I would think, analyze, compare, contrast, and think some more.  I would research until I was blue in face, ask other people, and do more research.

I would collect facts, opinions, and advice before I made decisions.  I wouldn’t trust myself to know the answer, because I was scared I would be wrong or look like a fool.

But what if instead of “think for you act”, I should’ve been told, “ask before you act”.

Ask who?

Well, myself…ask myself a “yes” or “no” question regarding the situation I’m facing.

Could it really be that simple?

What if I told you, “Yes?!”

 

A good friend of mine introduced me to Human Design through one of her amazing Life/Business Assessments. And I discovered that I am a 6/2 Pure Generator. Sounds kinda funky, huh?

In the simplest of terms, I make my best decisions consulting my sacral center, gut, or my inner knowing.

But it only works with “yes” or “no” questions.

And if it’s not a “Heck Yes”, then it’s a “no”

I halfway believed my friend, but after some thinking and retrospection, I realized that my best and worst decisions usually stemmed from me either following my gut or completely ignoring it.

So I decided to start actually applying this new knowledge and it’s been going pretty well.

For example, I was in limbo for a couple of months on whether to continue this blog.  I kept Googling and seeking advice on what to do, but nothing seemed to give me the right answer.

Last night I stopped looking outward and ask the question inward “Do you want to keep this blog?”. I got a resounding “Yes”. But then I didn’t know what I wanted to write about.

I started to go down the list of different topics, asking “Do you want to write about [insert topic]?”  If I got “yes”, I would circle the topic. If I got “no”, I would scratch it off.  Sometimes “no” can also mean “not right now”.

This was not an easy task.  My brain kept trying to intervene and give me reasons for why I should narrow down this, add this, not write about that and so much more.

Eventually, I got my list down to a couple of topics, but the biggest “no” I received was “Do you want to write about specific topics?”.  This is something that has been drilled into my head since I started learning about blogging.  The gurus tell us that niching down is the only way to be successful at blogging.

And they may be right, but the “heck yes” I received came when I asked, “Do you just want to write and share what’s on your mind?”

Because that’s ALL I really want to do right now.

I’ve been stuck, spinning my wheels on what, how, when, and why to write based on what other people have told me.

“What if I already have access to everything I need?”

Let me tell you!! The weight that was lifted off my shoulders almost had me in tears.

It’s not my job to worry about the outcome of this blog. It’s my job to create and share what’s feels good to share and I have a lot I want to share!

Does any of this resonate with you? Do you find making decisions hard?

What if you trusted your God-given design to help you make decisions?

Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.

Psalms 139.14

Not everyone was designed to make gut decisions.  Some make decisions from their head, while others make their best decisions from their chest or heart!

If you’re interested, go ahead and Google human design.  You’ll find plenty of tests that will help you start your journey.

I like to think of it as another tool to help us navigate through life, but this time it’s based on who you already are and not someone else’s expectations.

 

….just a thought

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