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A Great Life Lesson: Intuition In Disguise
“I’ve trusted the still, small voice of intuition my entire life. And the only time I’ve made mistakes is when I didn’t listen.” Oprah
As women, we are blessed with a strong, protective intuition and I’ve always believed very strongly in my own.
As a police officer…
I remember during a training exercise in the police academy one of the instructors (that I had a HUGE crush on) yelled in a very stern voice, “Hill, you have great instincts!” In that moment, I was able to recognize my intuition and ability to feel things that went beyond just survival instincts and I became the kind of officer that could just look at a person or car and know they’re “dirty.”
I experience this incredible feeling in my coaching practice.
When I work with my private clients, I can feel what’s underneath their money noise and I know what they need. It’s incredible and I believe one of the greatest reasons my clients experience so much success.
The real lesson came when my intuition failed me. Or so I thought.
I was devastated, doubted my intuition and stopped trusting myself when I found out the person I loved wasn’t faithful. I had NO IDEA and I wasn’t just “mind f***ing” myself. I really had no idea. He was tricky!
My devastation didn’t come as much from the failed relationship as it did from being so angry that my intuition failed me:
- How did I not sense anything?!!
- How was I so fooled?!!
- Am I an idiot?
- How could this happen to me?
- I’m so embarrassed!
Then I had one of those Oprah “aha” moments several months later…
My intuition didn’t fail me! It was there all along but not as clear and obvious as, “Hey, your man is banging other chicks.” It was in disguise. I believe it was there AND masked to protect me if only I would have listened. It has been one of my greatest lessons.
Our masked intuition is here to protect us.
My inner voice spoke to me in a way that had nothing to do with a partner being unfaithful.
Small examples of my intuition in disguise:
- I was repulsed by the thought of ever needing to look at his phone even to simply “Google” something. It made my stomach queasy and I had no obvious reason to feel this way. It was just there. So weird. I could not explain why I felt that way.
- I was always ten steps ahead and was obsessed with planning the future. I blamed it on my overly ambitious nature and the need to plan. It was my inner voice speaking to me.
“It’s not always easy to hear your inner voice – especially when certain louder, pushier, and seemingly more sensible presence wants to drown it out.” Martha Beck
It’s always there. Sometimes it’s just a little tricky and not always so obvious. If something doesn’t feel right, even if it’s not logical or you can’t articulate your feelings, then it’s not right. I share my experience because if you’ve ever felt this way, I want you to trust yourself again.
“When you learn, teach.” Maya Angelou
Have you ever experienced your intuition in disguise? Share you experience or any experience you’ve had with your intuition in the comments below. Let your story inspire others.
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