Why You Should Always Listen To Your Intuition

Why Should You Always Listen To Your Intuition

 

It was a rainy day and I was leaving the house to go to work that morning.

I said good bye to my mother and aunt who were here in North Carolina for their regular 3 month stay out of the year.

I remember closing the door behind me, and as I was getting in my car I felt an overwhelming sensation that one of my cats, Sophie, had gone out.  (While my cats were allowed to walk around outdoors  on a leach, I have never let them out on their own).

I knew that she wasn’t out though, because I had just seen her inside as I was closing the door.

So, what did I do?

I did what most of us do when we get a nagging intuition; I just shook it off and left.

That day, my mom and aunt were supposed to be picked up by some friends of mine to spend the day with them.

When I came back that evening, they had not returned yet, but I wasn’t worry because we had expected that.

What did worry me pretty quick though, is that as I came in, Tony (Sophie’s brother) came to greet me as usual, but Sophie wasn’t there.

So I thought that she might have been sleeping upstairs.

I proceed to go upstairs and looked in both bedrooms, but no Sophie.

I could feel my blood pressure rising.

I started calling her name and looking under the beds and even in closets, but still no Sophie.

As I was starting to seriously panic, my morning intuition came back to me.

And at that moment, I finally recognized it for what it really was.

A useful intuition that I shouldn’t have discarded.

But I did. It was too late.

Knowing my cat all too well, I knew after 5 minutes of this frantic search that she wasn’t in the house at that point.  There no way she wouldn’t have showed up by now.

So I went outside calling her name like a mad woman.

Then I started crying and praying, asking God to please give me back my baby alive and well.

I felt so bad and so guilty for not having listen to my intuition that was trying to tell me to “watch out!”

That’s when my mother and aunt arrived home and found me calling frantically for Sophie around the house.

After a few minutes of going round and round and looking everywhere, I found her sitting under a bush on a piece of wood.  She looked scared, because I could tell that she understood that she had messed up and was afraid of my anger.

So I calmed down and picked her up, thanking God like there was no tomorrow.

When I got inside the house I totally lost it and cried like a baby.

I didn’t realize it right away, but my mom and aunt felt very bad, because they understood that Sophie had gone out when they left.

That had never happened before or after, because they were always very careful that Sophie and Tony did sneak out, but that day it did.

Cats are smart and they know who they’re dealing with.  That day Sophie must have known that she could  fool those two older ladies and get out without been seen.

She was right.

They never saw her.

Cats are swift and quiet.

So for the first and ONLY time in her life, Sophie spent the whole day (about 9 hours) outside and alone to her own device.   To this day I’ve felt that she had protected and preserved.

But the most incredible thing of all is that intuitions I had that morning telling me that “Sophie was out” about an hour before it actually happened.

This is something I will never, ever forget.

You see, intuition is our friend.

Intuition is that voice inside that gives us signals that we should always listen to.

If I had  that same intuition today, I would act totally differently.

I would rush back in the house and tell my mom, listen, I’m having this strong intuition that’s telling me that Sophie is going to try to get out, so make sure you see her inside as you close the door. If you don’t make sure you do before you leave.

That’s exactly what my intuition was trying to tell me to do, but I didn’t.

Back then, I wasn’t involved in personal development yet, and even though I had had some strong intuitive messages and dreams before, I didn’t recognize this one, and I brushed it off.

What’s very interesting to me today is that many years later I would learn from two psychic friends of mine that Sophie and I had a strong spiritual connection, and that intuitive message in regards to her was the first proof of that.

Intuitions are spiritual messages from our higher self.

 

What is Intuition and why should you Listen to it?

In short, intuition is a subconscious feeling that beats any conscious reasoning.

Intuition is a process that gives us the ability to know something without any kind of analytic rezoning.  It’s a bridge between conscious and subconscious.

If you’ve read my blog long enough, you know that if you would compare the conscious mind to the subconscious (or unconscious) mind it would be like comparing the tip of the iceberg (the conscious) to the much larger submerged part of the iceberg where everything really takes place (the subconscious).

The conscious while having its purpose is very limited, while the subconscious is unlimited.

Intuition defies the laws of space and time, that why many people having intuition messages tend to rationalize them quickly with their conscious reasoning.

That’s what happened to me that day.

Since I had seen Sophie inside the house, why was my intuition telling me that she was outside?

At a conscious level it made no sense, so I brushed it off.

What I didn’t know back then is that since intuition is not limited by space or time, there was that awareness about what actually happened an hour later (in conscious conventional time).

As a matter of fact, since intuition is a preventive mechanism, it pretty must systematically warns you BEFORE the event you have an intuition about happens.

Think about it! It would make no sense if it were after.

 

Are you Listening to your Intuition?

We all have intuition.

Intuition is our own personal compass, not other people’s.

So, when you do have a strong intuition about something it’s YOUR job to listen to it.  Not to tell somebody who’s going to try to convince you that’s not so.

You need to trust your intuition more than you would trust anyone.

When I decided to go to Europe I had first set my eyes on Italy. The plan was to stay there for a year.

At first I was really motivated and all the steps I took to get my passports went perfect, so I knew that I had to go.

But as time went on I realized that I was not motivated to sell my furniture and make the plans that I needed to make.

Then I noticed that I had a nagging feeling about internet access in Italy. Something (my intuition) was telling me that I needed to find out more about the internet in Italy.

Since I had made a contact there, in Rome, where I wanted to go, I emailed that person and asked him about the quality of internet connection.  When he told me that it wasn’t very good and “not a given” as he called it, I had the answer that I needed.

As soon as I received his email, I knew why I had that nagging feeling that prevented me to sell and pack my things.

So, I made other plans and decided to go to France and other European countries instead.  I’ll go to Italy if I can, but for a short time only.

As soon as I made that decision my intuitive warning lifted off and I started selling my furniture, rented my storage, and I’m starting to pack.

Again, my intuition was telling me something, but this time, I knew better than not to listen that inner voice, so I did.

I can’t be in a place where I don’t have 100% secure internet connection, because I’m taking my business with me, so my good little inner voice was letting me know about that.

Isn’t intuition a wonderful tool?

You’ve got to love it!

 

How to Develop Your Intuition

As I said above, we all have intuition, but it is possible to develop it even more.

There many different things you can do to develop your intuition, but here I’m going to give you 3 simple tips that can do a pretty good job a developing your intuitive power.

Turn off the Chatter in your Mind

To let go of the chatter in your mind, start practicing some breathing exercise.  Go in a park and as you walk, look around you, remind yourself to live in the moment as you inhale and exhale.

I walk outdoors in nature just about everyday. While I do, I make sure that I don’t allow any negative thoughts.  I am totally aware of the NOW, I BREATH and MEDITATE as I walk, and I repeat my positive SELF TALK.

This is a routine of mine that improve my intuition.

Do this as many time as often as you can.

Meditate

Meditation doesn’t have to take hours.

You can do a very good meditation routine for just 15-20 minutes a day.

There is an abundance of meditation guides on YouTube. But once you get the hang of it, you can meditate on your own as well, even as you lie on your bed before falling asleep.

Meditation will improve your intuition.

Work on your Third Eye Chakra

Your third eye chakra is linked to your intuitive power, your psychic ability.

There is a very simple and easy exercise you can start right now to open your third eye chakra.

Close your eyes look up (with your eye closed) toward your forehead between your eyes (where your third eye is located).

Then inhale deeply, and exhale as you chant the sound oooooommmm until you exhaled all the air in your lung.

Do this 5 to 6 times per session, and you’re done.

 

I hope you enjoyed this article, and most of all I hope that next time your intuition is trying to tell you something, you will listen.

Intuition is ALWAYS right.

Please, leave your feedback and comments below…

 

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19 Comments

  • Harleena SinghTwitter: harleenas says:

    Hi Sylviane,

    You are so right about all that you mentioned 🙂

    I think we all have intuitive powers, some of us just don’t know of them or get to know of them a little later. I liked the way you could make out about Sophie, and that’s what my Mom always used to say also – your inner voice will always guide you, it can never go wrong.

    It’s that inner, gut feeling of knowing something before hand that makes you take a step beforehand, though it doesn’t always happen and sometimes accidents occur, but if you give it a deeper thought it works. Reminds me of the nearly fatal car accident we had a few years back, if you remember, and my MIL wasn’t just feeling good about us going on this road trip. She kept dissuading us, and kind of a warning saying that the car might get bad, and the roads are not safe etc, but we were on our own spree and thought we’d be careful – only if we’d listened to her.

    Some people would call it destiny too, as sometimes, somethings happen for a purpose, so I feel that I was saved for a higher purpose I still have to achieve – my works not done yet, and that accident made me realize all of this and value each moment so much more.

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead 🙂
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Harleena,

      Yes, this was a very obvious case of intuition. And even though you turned out “OK” it might have been avoided. That Intuition message was basically letting you know not to go.

      The same with my Sophie. Yes, I did find her alive and well, but if I had listen to my intuition I would have saved myself from 20 minutes of hell.

      My belief is that if it was really destiny there would be no intuition at all to start with, in such cases. Life offers us choices at times. We can go left or right. Not everything that happens to us is destiny. What people don’t say is that often times we choose our destiny.

      Thanks you for sharing this fantastic intuition story.

      Have a wonderful day, Harleena.

  • Richard MartinTwitter: detectivesid says:

    Hi Sylvianne.

    A really interesting post you have here. Most of us don’t listen to our intuition, or indeed, don’t recognise it for what it is. I do believe that we all have it, we just need to tune in – like you say it’s our own personal compass.

    Interesting read 🙂
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Richard,

      How nice that you landed on this post here.

      Yes, of course, we ALL have intuition, but some people buried it pretty good. There are even some life styles that are what I would call intuition killers, but it’s up to each one of us to develop it more.

      I have always had a pretty strong intuition. I have had two premonitory dreams in my life too. I love it 🙂 Makes a better coach out of me.

      I’m glad you like this topic.

      Have a great day ahead.

  • AdrienneTwitter: adriennesmith40 says:

    Hi Sylviane,

    I remember you telling me about that time Sophie had gotten out and you just knew something was wrong. Women have a strong intuition I believe but the problem we have is acting on it.

    It’s like you said, you knew Sophie was in the house so you just blew it off. Knowing now what I know about this too I would have kicked myself for not having gone back in the house and told my Mom to just be careful when you leave because she knows you’re not going to be paying attention.

    I think for the most part I’ve listened to my intuition but I’m sure there were times when I did the shrugging off too. I do my best though to really pay attention because my gut feeling has never let me down yet.

    Thanks for sharing this with us and hope you’re enjoying your week.

    ~Adrienne
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Adrienne,

      Yes, some of the people I know best know about this story and I couldn’t start my intuition story without telling it here, because it was such a strong one. Living this today would have been totally different for me, but 11 years ago when that happened I was still in the fog 🙂 That’s why I so enjoy my clarity today.

      That’s right, real intuition is NEVER wrong, so it would never let you down.

      We always need to be on the alert.

      Thanks for coming, Adrienne.

  • Kerry says:

    I am no expert, but I do rely on my intuition a lot. I have that nagging feeling I trust, which I think is more pronounced with one less of the usual five senses most people go to for guidance.

    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi kerry,

      Indeed, when one of your most important senses is missing, you are going to develop that intuition or six sense even more.

      Did you have a problem with your comment showing? I have them both here.

      Yes, I will be blogging about Europe every week, so stay tuned.

      Thanks for coming.

  • Kerry says:

    Sorry. Just trying to figure out my info to enter. I couldn’t figure out why I couldn’t make a proper comment here when it seemed to work elsewhere.
    🙂
    Glad your cat is okay and looking forward to hearing about your adventures in Europe to come.
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  • Mi MubaTwitter: BAMoneyBlogger says:

    Hi Sylviane

    I fully agree with you and it does have the power to sometimes guide us in very right direction by stopping us from being spoiled by any wrong step.

    We sometime take it as a distraction or sometime a sinking feeling but it is mostly a voice from our inside that actually takes its shape on the basis of our past experience with regard to any particular matter.

    You well mentioned the tips to improve and clear the intention to be felt without any confusion and follow it for the right purpose.

    Thanks a lot for sharing this very thoughtful post.
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Mi,

      It’s true that at times people can be confused between true intuition and some feelings they may have that are not intuition. But true intuition is usually a silent voice that tells you something that you wouldn’t otherwise know.

      The clearer you are the clearer you’ll be about your intuitions. (When I say YOU I mean people).

      Glad you liked this post, Mi, and thanks for coming.

  • Dylann Andre says:

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  • Donna MerrillTwitter: donna_tribe says:

    Hi Sylviane,

    Oh my, at the start of this post when you talked about Sophie, I really could feel your pain. I know how much you loved her. My dog was lost once and the panic had stricken so hard it took a day to recover.
    That intuition is something that we all have and need to listen to. Thank God nothing happened to Sophie, but you felt it in advance. Sometimes it is difficult to rely on our intuition especially if it is precognitive.
    I do rely on mine as you well know. When I needed to move because of my intuition I did, and my husband had the jaw to the ground kind of look, but he went along with me. We were busy and in the middle of things, but I said “Pack Now” Lets get out of here.
    Looking back just today online in my old neighborhood, I seen that taxes were doubled since I left. Ta Da
    Intuition is something we all need to trust and I’m sure glad you brought this up.

    -Donna
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Donna,

      Well, for sure Donna, I would expect that YOUR intuition is pretty darn good 🙂

      Actually mine is not bad at all either. When it was time for Sophie to go, I also knew it, because I had taken the day off and called the vet the very day she passed away. And like right now, I have a strong desire to go to Europe, and I can’t believe that I’ll be flying there in 6 weeks.

      We all have intuition, but some people do nothing to develop it, that’s why I wrote this post, to encourage people to do so.

      You really left your old place at the right time. I know you’re so happy you did.

      Thanks for coming my friend. Always glad to see you.

  • Lea Bullen says:

    Hi Sylviane,

    You should definitely listen to your intuition. Whenever I don’t follow up I end up kicking myself later.

    Sometimes I find it hard to tell the difference between my intuition and just a pointless negative feeling. Sometimes you can get down about things and being able to tell the difference becomes hard. But I guess turning off the chatter by clearing my mind would help.

    I remember when I was a kid and started following my intuition without realizing what it was. Lol, I thought I was kind of psychic.

    ~Lea

  • Fabrizio Van Marciano says:

    Hi Sylviane, really enjoyed this post. First off, so glad to read the story about Sophie your cat had a happy ending, I was reading and thinking to myself should I continue reading this? Especially after you’d written, “it was already too late”. I followed my intuition and decided to keep reading lol.

    I for one don’t follow my intuition enough, and often I end up beating myself up thinking why didn’t I just trust my instincts. Loved the tips for refining our intuition, I used to mediate quite a bit when I was a young free spirit, I’d love to start doing that again, loved spending 20 minutes completely clearing my mind, I certainly think it would help me a lot with honing in on my intuition.

    Anyway, great post again, thanks and have a wonderful week ahead.
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Fabrizio,

      Well, I’m so, so glad you did read further as this post was meant to help the reader, and I’m glad if it did.

      I know what you mean. Now I do follow my intuition, but when I was younger I didn’t, like this story I’m telling about.

      It’s so important that we do listen to our intuition because at times it could save us from disaster.

      I’m glad you found this information and I hope you’ll use it to the full.

  • Melisa Lissa says:

    Actually I never knew Ann Siege not util I read your post. She was really amazing, a great person and a guru of course. I can say this one after reading some of her achievements.Thank you for sharing this post.

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