In the midst of an election season, I had a strong intuitive feeling that the candidate I supported would win. When that didn’t happen, I was devastated. Because I had such a strong sense about how things would play out, I hadn’t let myself consider the alternative, and I felt betrayed by my intuition. When I took a step back and contemplated why this could have happened, I realized that my gut feeling had been correct–my candidate had been on track to win when I got that hit. Then the energy changed, and so did the outcome of the election.
It’s not always clear what we’re tapping into when we get an intuitive hit, or why we might be receiving the information we’re getting. Several years ago, I was driving home from my then-boyfriend’s house, and saw an image of us getting married. I wasn’t actively visualizing what that might be like; I was just driving along and got a download.
I ended the relationship a few weeks later, and felt that my intuition had let me down. I started to wonder why it might have been speaking to me that way. Eventually I realized that the reassurance I received that the relationship would continue is what gave me the safety I needed to let my hair down and be myself, which ultimately enabled me to see that it wasn’t a fit for me.
That intuition gave me what I needed to take the next step on my path; it wasn’t meant to be an accurate picture of my future. Once I could detach from the idea I had in mind of how things were supposed to turn out, I could understand the purpose of the information I had received instead of feeling I’d been duped by my own inner knowing.
We know a lot of things without knowing how we know them, because the conscious mind has access to a tiny fraction of the information that the unconscious holds. Intuition is the voice of your unconscious. If you don’t immediately understand why it’s speaking to you the way it is, take a moment to explore what might be happening beneath the surface. Like with any relationship, paying attention to your intuition and engaging with it makes it stronger. Over time, you learn to trust the information you receive, knowing that it will always provide what you need, even when things turn out differently than you expected.
📷: Diego PH