Ah-ha moments, Eureka moments, light bulb moments – call them what you will – these are some of the ways we express that incredible moment when, out of the blue, something becomes clear to us, and we feel so delighted that we want to jump in the air with joy.
I feel loved by the universe when something I’ve been pondering over receives a boost or an answer. I love my ah-ha moments. They give me the confidence to push ahead with whatever it is I want to achieve. I spent a lot of my earlier life ignoring my intuition and when I look back and see what I was missing I feel sad.
The majority of people don’t listen to their intuition, to the gut feeling but this is really where the action happens. And often we pretend that we are too busy to deal with it. We have to get the children to school, finish a project at work, paint the living room, do the weekly shop, or visit an old friend or relative.
For so many of us our thinking has become confined to our mental babble – that self-talk that goes on 24/7. It’s our inner dialogue, our internal commentary, which it starts when we open our eyes in the morning and doesn’t stop until we close our eyes to sleep.
But there’s another kind of thought that comes from another place – from your heart, your soul – the true you. How often have you said things like: “My heart’s not in this.” I wish I could give heart and soul to this, but I’m afraid I can’t.” “I have a gut feeling about this.” I’m going to go with my gut on this.” These expressions didn’t invent themselves.
Out gut is right. There has been highly complex research, which I don’t even begin to understand, which tells us that often our gut is actually ahead of time. These gut feelings come from our subconscious and the majority of people, if they are aware of them at all, choose not to listen because they believe that they themselves have all the answers. The ideas are not always fully formed but you need to grasp the kernel, take a leap of faith and act on what you feel.
I started to listen to my intuition about six year ago. At first, things felt a bit shaky and I was reluctant to let go of control. But since thinks have turned out well when I have listened to my inner feelings and maybe not so well when I try to go it alone, I have come to trust my intuition and go with the flow.
Maybe it’s time for you to take a leap of faith too. That’s when ah-ha moments become commonplace.
If you have any thoughts or comments about listening to and acting on intuition, I’d love to hear from you and share your comments with our little community.