I’m not a news watcher or consumer. That stuff literally fries my nervous system. However, I am not oblivious or immune to the current state of society and culture. Add on to that societal chaos an overwhelming access to information, often contradictory, and you have yourself a recipe for mass confusion and overwhelm. Confusion that has us seeking answers in all the wrong places. Specifically, outside of ourselves. Not knowing who to trust or what to believe and just left there. Eventually leading to giving in and giving up, because, heck, what is the point anyway? THAT is exactly why intuition is important.
We live during a time when we have access to loads of information within seconds. It is literally at our fingertips whenever we are looking for an answer. It is even shoved down our throats 24/7 with marketing when we aren’t looking for an answer. This marketing then makes us think we need a solution to a problem we didn’t even know we had 5 minutes ago. Wow, what an age to be alive (insert eye roll).
I am as guilty as any as hitting up Google multiple times a day when I have a question. I am an inquisitive person. When I was a kid, we had encyclopedias and weekly trips to stock up at the local library. I love learning. Obsessed even. So I know what its like to get down some rabbit holes. The problem we are coming across now is that we have given all of our decision making ability over to these “experts”, professionals, and outside sources. This idea of “if someone wrote about it, well they must know more than me. So I better do what they suggest” can get us into a lot of trouble.
Lack of Self-Trust
It isn’t that the access to information in and of itself that is a problem. It is the lack of personal responsibility and self-trust that it breeds. I guess as humans, we tend to look for the easiest and most efficient way to do things. One way to do that is to learn from other people’s experiences, research, or ideas. Sounds great on paper. And it is, until we stop running things through our own internal guidance system. Insert overriding intuition, deeper knowing, and gut feelings because we trust other people more than ourselves. That is where we can get into some major trouble. Let me tell you, it is a very slippery slope.
Intuition Is Valuable
Facts, research, and experts have become the gold standard. But I don’t want you to forget about your inner knowing. Your intuition is important and can help you make sense of this chaotic and overwhelming world. Intuition is a valuable skill to develop. Here are some reasons why intuition is important.
- Where we are constantly barraged with information, intuition helps us sort and decide for ourselves.
- When our attention is pulled in a million directions, intuition helps us figure out where to focus.
- Choices can seem limitless, and intuition helps us see our next step more clearly.
- We are told from outsiders what to believe and intuition guides us from truth and wisdom if those ideas work for us.
- Disconnection from ourselves is common, but intuition helps us trust and connect back into ourselves.
- When professionals tell us they know better, intuition nudges us to advocate for our personal experience.
- Intuition can be a direct connection to source
Not only does it help you discern fact from fiction, but it helps you decide YOUR path. No one else can tell you what is best for you. You can read all the research reports, ask all your friends their advice, but in the end, you are the one living with the consequences (good or bad) for those decisions. It is time to stop letting anything outside of ourselves decide what kind of life we live. Can you imagine the possibilities that open up when we take back our personal power and sovereignty? It is time to discern and decide for ourselves. That is why intuition is important.