Tea Time: Listening to Your Intuition

“Some people say that I have an attitude- Maybe I do. But I think that you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does- that makes you a winner right there.” – Venus Williams

Sometimes throughout life we get so caught up in other people and things that we forget to consult with ourselves first. What do you think you should do? What do you think is best for you?

Seeking advice and supportive words can be beneficial, but we need to know how to trust ourselves. We need to know that it is okay to trust ourselves.

It is important to get into a comfortable space where we are not letting others dictate how we feel. We have valid feelings that do not need validation from others. We can feel however we want to feel, depending on the circumstance. We are warranted to share emotion.

We have a God-given friend and her name is intuition. Your intuition is a strong, distinctive feeling that you experience, whether it be about a person or a situation. Your intuition tells you or gives you a sense that something is right or wrong. That “gut feeling” is your intuition. It may give you direction or have you feeling a bit iffy about something. More often than not, she is right.

You are granted to see the sense within you. You know you better than anyone else.

Do not be afraid to trust your intuition. The experiences and feelings of others may help but their experiences are not yours. It may seem easier to just go by what others have to say, especially if they have gone through something similar to what you are seeking direction in, but at the same time, you are a completely different person with a different plan already aligned just for you.

If you feel you should take up an opportunity, then do it! If you feel something is not right for you then it may not be, or it just not be the time for it yet. Trust that you are doing the best you can to listen to your needs to make the appropriate move.

When you trust yourself, you start to believe in yourself. Other people cannot believe in you if you do not believe in you. The right people meant to be in your circle will trust your judgment. They will support your decisions even if they do not agree with them.

The more you know you, the easier it is to trust you. If you are not likely to put all your trust into a stranger, how could you trust you if you do not even know you?

Trusting yourself can be a scary thing to learn, but with time and practice it will be second nature. You will question if what you choose to do, say or think is right for you. Regardless of what small doubt you may have with trusting yourself and your intuition, just do it. you owe yourself the trust.