One of my best friends, Rebecca, passed away from cancer in March of 2021. In the days before her death, as it became increasingly obvious that her time was short, her sister-in-law started to get desperate, asking her how we were supposed to carry on without her, help raise her two young daughters, and support her husband. She asked Rebecca, “What do I do? Is there anything you want me to do?” Rebecca reached out, cupped her face in her hands and said, “You know what to do.”
Her words have become a constant companion for me for months now, guiding me through this dark season of grief. It has set me free knowing that she trusted me. So I want to tell you, I trust you. And I believe that you know what to do.
I want to expand a bit more on something I mention in the meditation. You aren't failing to listen to your intuition if you don't immediately act on it. In 2019 I had a season of deep inner knowing and yet it took me months to speak up and start to make changes in my life. I remember sitting in my living room early in the morning and chanting "ha" because that is supposed to open your throat chakra (trust me, I felt crazy). In good time I was able to garner the courage to make the changes I knew I had to make. And so will you.
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- If you haven't yet, spend time journaling through some of your anxieties (or pick one situation that is at the forefront). See if it helps to untangle your thoughts to create space for intuition to land.
- What do you think is the difference between your intuition and guidance from the Holy Spirit (/Universe/Higher Self)?
- Write about a time in your life when you felt uour intuition strongly. Did you follow it? What happened?
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This topic feels more complicated because our anxieties and limitations are so unique to our stories. For me, learning more about feminist theology has helped me to feel more confident in my intuition. It's extremely validating to feel affirmed in things I've often wondered about and questioned. See the Womb Love post for more recommendations on that topic. As I've felt affirmed in my long-time wonderings and questionings, it's helped me to be more confident in my own opinion and not need to seek that external validation.
Untamed by Glennon Doyle is a book that comes to mind that directly discusses the topics of intuition and trusting oneself, particularly as it relates to being a woman. Cassandra Speaks by Elizabeth Lesser challenges our myths and stories asking what would have been different if women had been the storytellers.
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