As intuitively led women we hold our power. We recognize that we are spiritual beings having a human experience and it is normal to have moments when you question if what you are feeling is your intuition or resistance. Those, who do not believe in the power of intuition, will view every uncomfortable feeling you experience as a form of resistance and will focus on how to bulldoze your way through it. Now is it?
As an intuitive being, I am not ashamed to admit that I have fallen for the traps of the logical mind and what other “experts” in the field claim to be resistant. Meanwhile, I know myself and I am the expert in my life. Here are two examples of how intuition vs. resistance played out for me.
I entered the nursing profession with the desire to help others and because I knew it would be a “safe” career. As a trauma survivor, safety is my number 1 priority, and anything that could threaten it had to be annihilated. When I switched over to informatics nursing, I believed that I had found the perfect solution to staying in the profession without it eating away at my soul. Last year, when I went through my dark night of the soul, I intuitively knew that staying in a role that no longer served was not a viable solution. Did I resist the idea? You bet I did. I told myself every story under the sun and tried every technique possible to put blinders on. I did not see what my soul was calling out for. Going to work felt like a betrayal to my authentic self and the ancestors who fought so hard to ensure I had the freedom of choice. Despite the fear and resistance, I found the courage and peace within to follow my soul purpose. In that quest, I found the nursing coaching program that forever has changed my life. I re-discovered the dreamer within that knows that this is what I am meant to do in this lifetime.
How I distinguished between intuitions vs. resistance in this scenario was inner peace with the decision to seek a career move. I had a feeling that when I took the leap of faith either two things would happen, I would learn to fly or the universe would catch me. My intuition guided me towards taking inspired action steps.
On the other hand, resistance showed up powerfully recently when I decided to join toastmasters. With a Chiron wounding in Gemini, the sign of communication, it is only logical that I avoid public speaking like the plague. Now, intuitively, I know that part of my mission in this lifetime is to heal this wound by harnessing the power of communication. I remember signing up for toastmaster and wanting the ground to swallow me whole. I attended my first meeting with heart-pounding, sweaty palms, and the need to run away as fast as I could. Did I? No, I stayed and felt inspired to volunteer to do my icebreaker speech. Now, I encountered 101 ways in which this was not safe, I was being reckless, and writer's block! Intuitively, I knew this was resistance and turned the attention inward. You see resistance is not the enemy. It is a very protective part of you that is trying to keep you safe using antiquated methods. Instead of fighting with it, I partnered with it, learned from it, and earned its trust to go through with my icebreaker speech. Guess what?!?!? I did it, and never felt more pride.
Listen to your intuition for it will guide you in the right direction. In both of these scenarios, there was a lesson to be learned about my character. Both of these scenarios started off with a form of resistance and ended with intuition leading the way.
You are so powerful!