"Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad."
On my way home last week at 9:30 pm I was at a light and was guided (through my intuition) to “Turn left.” My usual route is to continue straight for 2 blocks and get on the highway ramp. After hearing the guidance, I contemplated turning left---it would take me the long way to the highway but I’d still get home. In my exhaustion, however, I decided I would stay straight because it was the fastest way home. I heard again, “Turn left.” I contemplated it once more. This time, I knew there must be a reason to turn left---so I reasoned I would just go slow for a few blocks--thinking this would be like I was turning left. I reasoned, if I’m supposed to turn left to avoid an accident, than slowing down will also help. The light changed and I proceeded straight--slowly. Just as the car was seizing forward, the train track gates descended and lights began flashing to stop the traffic! I quickly hung a left (phewwwww) and avoided the 20 minute freight train delay.
While listening to my intuition in this example didn’t save my life (as far as I know), it did get me home earlier--which is exactly what I wanted. When I look at the guidance that was given to me, it was simply to “Turn left.” No interpretation needed. Just execution. How often though, do we hear guidance and reason it away. Technically speaking, if I was supposed to go slow, my intuition would have said, “Go slow.”
In this example, I was forcing my will over my internal guidance. I was trying to control the circumstances, instead of letting go and allowing what needed to happen for my highest good.
All too often we think we have all the answers. We think we understand all the pieces to the puzzle. We think we know what’s best for us or our situation. But the truth is (at least to me), I don’t have a better view of the playing field-- They (the Universe/God/Higher Power) do. Sometimes They come up with things that I couldn’t even dream of they are so perfect. I see this in my healings and in my own life. Generally when I’m working on a client, I’m given a natural remedy to suggest, that I have no prior knowledge about, but in fact can help the client in 3 different ways. I also witnessed their perfect planning in the adoption of my dog.
In reality I’m happiest when I follow my internal guidance. I’m less stressed and more fulfilled. It takes a lot of faith, but faith builds with the success stories. You just have to take the first step and trust in your intuition. Chances are, you'll be glad you did.