Have you ever looked back on a situation and thought, “I knew that wasn’t right for me”?
Have you ever felt really nervous about a decision despite carefully working through all possible outcomes in your mind and then had it turn out poorly?
Have you ever developed goose bumps during a conversation that seemed completely unexpected?
As a physician, I was initially trained to use hard facts, scientific answers and peer-reviewed literature to manage patients. It wasn’t until I was a medical student on the pediatric ward with a very astute senior resident that I learned about the concept of “mother’s intuition”. He reminded me that mothers “just know” their children and if mom is concerned, the medical team needs to take her seriously. This was contrary to a lot of my training focused on NOT listening to emotional parents in order to avoid clouded judgment.
As time goes on and life experience has added to my database, I have come to realize that we all have an innate sense at our disposal. You can call it intuition, Divine guidance, a sixth sense, or just plain gut feelings.
In keeping with the mystery, it’s hard to put into words.
But whether we can describe it or not, the important thing is that we can use it to guide our path.
As our generation of women step into bigger possibilities and yearn for deeper life purpose, we must also cultivate our intuitive powers. Having access to this intimate knowledge at crucial junctures is essential for an authentic life, aligned with core values. Intuition provides the breadcrumbs that lead you home to a whole-hearted, purpose-driven, fully realized life.