I’m not an expert on intuition…I just know I’m intuitive…to the point of being scary sometimes.
This topic came up this morning when my boyfriend laughed at me for walking away from someone after barely acknowledging them. I’m not a rude person… far from it actually… at least from my own personal perspective. But I do know there are people in this world who perceive that I’m VERY rude… and I’m ok with that.
Of course my Christian friends let me know regularly that I should be nice to everyone, all the time, in spite of their flaws or their personalities for whatever.
Look, I don’t go out of my way to be rude to people (unless they show that they deserve it by going out of their way to be rude to others). But I’m also not willing to buddy up to everyone I meet either.
I can usually tell within the first 15-60 seconds of meeting someone whether or not I’d be willing to engage in a conversation with them beyond “Hi, nice to meet you.” Some people find that statement a bit arrogant. For me, it’s just something I’ve experienced most of my life… and have learned to trust and acknowledge over the past 10 years or so.
I remember when I was in High School. My mom used to have the bug spray folks come to the house periodically just to make sure no critters could get into our house.
One time, there was a guy that the company sent out that just gave me the creeps. There’s no other way to explain it. He was a “friendly” enough guy… not real chatty but ok for a stranger in your house… but I didn’t like him. There was something about the way he handled himself…or maybe the way he looked at you when he spoke… I don’t know exactly. I just know that there was something about him that made my skin crawl.
When I told my mom, she said that she’d make sure he never got sent back over because if *I* didn’t trust him, there MUST be something wrong… because I trusted just about everyone until they proved themselves to be untrustworthy.
At the time I didn’t think a whole lot about it. It was just a moment that I’d remembered one day years ago when I was learning about people being intuitive and, more importantly, learning how to trust my own intuition.
So, I know you’re an intuitive person as well. Everyone is. But we’ve been taught over the years to not trust it. Intuition isn’t a whole lot more than what people refer to as “gut instinct”. But society’s taught you not to trust it.
Because it makes people uncomfortable to think that you “know” who they are or what they’re about before they’ve told you. They don’t want you to see things about them that they’re trying desperately to hide from the world.
So as we’re growing up and state those things we intuitively feel, we get told that we’re paranoid, that it’s rude to say things about people that we don’t know very well, that it’s all in our heads.
They’re right. It is. That doesn’t make it wrong.
So, for your own sake… for your family’s safety and security… for the sake of your business… learn to trust your intuition again. Learn to take a look at your initial reaction or thoughts about people that you meet or situations that you find yourself in and see, whether immediately or down the road, if you’re initial reaction or thought was true.
That’s the best way I know how to teach you to get back to trusting yourself implicitly.
It will definitely save you a lot of grief in your lifetime. I know that for sure!
p.s. Feel free to come back here and report your findings… you’ve got at least one person in the world over here who won’t laugh or tell you you’re being paranoid about your thoughts (ok, so if you tell me that space aliens are coming to steal your best china I may have to ask a few questions…)