Have you ever felt conflicted on the inside? Like when you want to decline an invite, but you know you would disappoint the person inviting you. Have you ever really liked someone even when they were treating you badly, and thought, “If I really love this person, there has to be a way to work it out.” Have you held out this hope even though you may have already spent months or years hurting as you tried to work it out? Or what about when you have that “gut feeling” that you ignore, only to find out later that if you had followed that little voice, you would have been better off? I know I have. I’ve been through all of those situations as I trust many of you have.
Learning to listen to your body
Our bodies speak to us all the time, we just need to learn how to listen. When you tune into your physical body and your feelings, you’re tuning into your intuition. Here is what happened to me when I ignored my intuition.
I was once in two different long-term relationships in a row that involved infidelity. When I was in the midst of these situations, I thought that I had been betrayed and felt like the world was crashing down on me. It wasn’t until years later that I began to realize that long before my lovers cheated on me, I had betrayed myself. Because of the conflicting voices in my head, I had not listened to the one voice that was inside telling me I was headed for disaster in these relationships. When I began to reflect on my past, I dug deep and came to the startling and humbling conclusion that if I had only listened to that “counter-logical” voice inside my gut that spoke in the language of pure feelings, I could have avoided the hurt, pain and suffering I had been experiencing for years!
In those years of anxiety, fear, illusion, wanting and hurting, I had no idea that these feelings were the language of my spirit. My soul was calling out to me in the only language it had–pure feelings. Those feelings were communicating to me, “Betsy, I know you are in love, I know you’ve built a life and a dream with this man, but you are not going to like the ending.” I could actually feel it in my gut.
In the third long-term relationship I was in many years after those first two, I was not cheated on, but to this day I am convinced I was walking down a similar path. One day, I woke up in the early morning with anxiety so strong I had a terrible belly ache. I was rolling around in bed in pain and in tears. I knew then that I had to end it, before the same pattern repeated itself. I tell you, it was not an easy choice to make. Our friends, family, and co-workers had us pegged to be married and called us “cake-toppers” because they thought we were so cute together. But as soon as I resolved to end it and did, those feelings in my belly suddenly lifted. I did feel very sad to say goodbye to him and to the dream, but my belly felt better, and I felt lighter!
The heart, mind, and gut
We have three different centers in our body, each with its own voice and ability to “think.” The heart, the mind, and the gut often come to very different conclusions about our life. When this happens, it’s important to understand the needs of each voice and how to differentiate one from another. When we do this we can go through life with less confusion. We can navigate from our soul’s perspective, avoiding danger with the ability to fully express ourselves and our desires to others.
So, are you ready to learn how to “hear” the difference between your heart, your mind and your gut and learn where in the body you’ll find your intuition? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!
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Betsy Cohen is a Psychic Medium with a B.A. in Psychology and 10+ years of experience in social work. With the assistance of the Uni-verse and loved ones who have passed, she leads her clients down a positive path by providing a shift in perspective in alignment with their Highest Self. Connect with Betsy via her Website, Facebook, and Twitter.