Learning a little discernment around your empathic and intuitive signals can go a long way to helping stay in flow and in attunement with your inner biz priestess. In part 1 of this series I broke down the basic three types of intuitive guidance or signals we all experience. In this article we’ll look at some of the reasons something which felt so good, so amazing when it came through didn’t pan out in the end.
The one thing we have to remember, which we talked about in the last article, is that all guidance in meant to be acted on in the moment. But once you’ve made some steps on the magickal feeling idea, you are now in a different place with it. Does that mean your new project could suddenly become a no-go?
It would depend on what you discovered in your last steps of inspired action.
The biggest problem is that we seem to default to this idea that a stupendously feeling green light signal is true always and forever after that moment. If we are totally on board with the idea, we also seem to default to the idea that a green light means we will succeed or that our project will be the bestest thing ever in the history of good ideas.
We resist the knowing that all ideas need to be developed, honed, refined, worked at. We want our successes to come easily, so we assume that a green light means we have a project that will be a homerun. While very generally speaking, this could be true. We could continue to get green light through all phases of the project and things might just turn out pretty darn spanking for us.
Most of the time it doesn’t. Most of the time a “no” signal or a “hmmm…maybe” signal creeps us on us and we don’t even realize it. We don’t realize it because we think we’re stuck, have writers block, can’t figure something out, our follow through has petered out, or we have lost focus. With that comes the stories about how it’s all about our value, worth, or intelligence.
Those “maybe” signals aren’t personal. Those signals have nothing to do with your those stories you tell yourself about why you feel stuck, unsure, unclear, or in resistance. It’s much more simple than we make it.
A “maybe” signal isn’t a stop signal or a “no, don’t do this.” It’s a “go slow” signal, “recheck the map” signal, “you’re taking this too seriously” signal, or “you need to talk to people about this” signal. Maybe feelings mean that something off and needs to be corrected. But that doesn’t mean your project or idea is garbage. It just needs to be worked or developed more.
The “No” or “don’t go there” signal is a strong signal. Our guard will go up, we will reject the idea outright, it’s instinctual. Both the “go signal and the “stop” signal are strong and clear so we recognize them easily. It’s everything in between hard “yes” and “no” that trips us up. Any uncomfortable feeling less than that hard “no”, is a maybe signal.
A lot of times our personal stories can muddle what is a rather straightforward piece of guidance. If we can take a step back from making a conclusion about our worth and understand, so that we understand that we are simply being asked to reconsider something or make a tweak to how we are talking or creating our new idea, we won’t feel stuck nearly as much.