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on intuition.

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.

~ Albert Einstein

Intuition saved my life by way of my soul.

Defying all things logical and reasonable, intuition is something we just can't quite explain. It's that inner voice telling you not to walk down the dark alley because you don't want to end up on the nightly news; to leave that miserable 9-5 job you hate for the start-up you've dreamed of; to question the honesty when your sociopath husband says, "I would NEVER cheat on you". We are all given the gift of intuition and although I do think some people were predisposed to having their channels open to access this gift at birth versus having to work at discovering it, everyone is able to tap into their inner wisdom if they desire.

I was one of the fortunate ones, having a direct link to my intuition from the second I entered this realm. However, even though I was very aware of this powerful guidance I always questioned it. Maybe it was because I was too young to understand its influence or maybe it was because I was a follower, choosing insecurity instead of believing in myself. I nearly lost it altogether after spending almost a decade with a man who made me question my very existence. In an unexpected and unfortunate twist of fate, my mother's cancer diagnosis is what led me to rediscover this beautiful gift.

To unlock your inner wisdom, one must be present in the now. There are millions of self-help books, videos, blogs, etc. on solving problems via being centered in this very moment but do they tell you how? Being in the now seems pretty self-explanatory but it goes much deeper than being cognizant not to let your mind wander while meditating & silencing the chatter. Being present in this moment is to be conscious of not being absorbed in both the past and the future but instead, ignore time and let all of your thoughts flow. When you get stuck on thoughts they start building up and your senses in which your intuition is dependent on, become bland. Using my situation as an example, when my mom got diagnosed with cancer I didn't think, I just did. Time didn't exist; I had one goal and that was to save her life. I was focused and I didn't lose sight. I didn't get caught up in the would have, could have, should haves. I was instinctive in my decisions regarding her care and diagnosis as I knew that time was not on our side, therefore I eliminated time altogether.

By becoming mindful of what was happening in that moment, my intuition got a much-needed jump start. I became a sponge, using my senses and perceptions to soak up any information I could from my environment & surroundings. The things I was subconsciously and consciously sending to my mind would be the tools I needed when intuitive decisions had to be made. What I wasn't prepared for, was that my intuition led me to figuring out that my husband's behavior was more than a spouse who didn't know how to handle his wife as she was desperately trying to save her mother's life.

Not every marriage is perfect but there was something seriously off with mine. I listened to that inner voice when it was screaming at me that I wasn't in a good situation. I listened when I got home from the hospital after spending the night with my mom following her lobectomy to try and remove the tumor. Sleep deprived and exhausted, I wanted a bath and sleep. Never in a million years would I have expected to look around mine and my husband's master bathroom and see a tablet, propped between a box of Kleenex and the wall, with the camera facing towards me.

That night I could have ignored my inner voice screaming at me to get the tablet and see what was on it, but I chose to trust my instinct.

My intuition saved my soul that night. I will never again not listen to it, and I suggest you all learn how to access yours. It could change your life.

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