Even the most intuitive person can miss the obvious signs their inner compass is trying to tell them.
In a world where the monkey mind regularly kicks in feeding off bombarded information and distorted perceptions we can easily believe were making intuitive decisions when we aren’t. But our inner compass is like a core feeling that keeps niggling or keeps coming up.
Lucky for me my father encouraged us from a young age to go with our gut instinct. And as someone who was highly sensitive from a young age, I found most of the time this very easy, I would just naturally know things about people and would feel what they were feeling. But I struggled with my softness and fact that people deserved a chance, and another chance… I may have been soft but I wasn’t stupid.
But because I was an empath, I would constantly over identify with other’s emotions and other people’s life challenges. In-fact I thought everyone experienced this and it wasn’t until my late twenties that I started to understand that this was the traits of a sensitive, an empath and not something most people experienced on a daily basis.
Many times my inner guidance saved me from the most potentially awful situations and other times I didn’t follow my inner guidance and wished I had. It is so easy to get tangled up in our thoughts, beliefs our limitations of the logic mind or in other’s interpretation of what is going on. But I believe our inner compass is our soul guiding us but we are so often caught up in our head,our beliefs and interpretations of things we get really so disengaged with our inner compass, we fail to recognise the signs, that is why I believe meditation is a powerful tool to help you connect with your inner compass.
When I was only 18, my bosses would send me around to a friend who they did some work with. This man made very uncomfortable and I would dread going around on errands, a later situation arose when my work colleagues insisted this person take me back home after a late event, I quickly found myself in a frightening situation and managed to talk my way out of it, but years later I was informed by someone who knew this man that he was highly dangerous and had went missing and was wanted by the police for suspected murder. I remember how many people insisted around me that I was being silly but something was guiding me to avoid this person at all cost.
We can find our self in many situations in our life where we feel our inner compass is moving us away from situations or moving us forward towards something and it isn’t always easy to trust as our logic mind comes into play.
It can be even more challenging when others are not privy to you inner compass or other information that you have But what I do know is the situations where I didn’t go with my gut I was proved time and time again that my gut was right, and sometimes there were more obvious signs than gut, but we all know things are not always as they seem.
There is always a bigger picture and what may appear to be very negative situations can actually be the most enlightening or from where we gain our greatest gifts. Sometimes the learning is a reminder to follow your inner compass, to hold you to your inner values.
As someone who has suffered many serious health challenges since my late teens on the outside looking in other’s may see my experiences as awful or even as something I have manifested or brought with karma. But it doesn’t really matter what anyone thinks, I may have suffered injustice, I may have been unlucky or maybe I am the lucky one. As each experience has taught me so much, gave me so much gratitude that most people never have the chance to experience, it has helped me see deeper into the human spirit, it helped me greatly as a healer, therapist and caoch. Each situation guided me and some even forced me towards a specific path at times I could never have imagined.
I remember when I started having health challenges in my late teens, some of my so called friends viewed my symptom as weak and implied I had no strength of character, when in-fact I now see they couldn’t have been further from the truth. My health and life challenges over the last 28 years taught me how at my core I am so much more that I ever thought I was, that no matter what life has thrown at me, I am far more stronger mentally than most people I know, I have a tenacity and determination that makes me a survivor, I am lucky to be alive, I have clear values and ethics that I will never compromise in my life and work. But also I am aware that my sensitivity maybe makes my physical health more soft and sensitive but it also gives me great compassion. I maybe still learning and growing on how to create strong healthier boundaries as I think as the eldest of nine, I had none lol. But I am so much more than I seem and even what I see.
My health has also taught me that I didn’t always listen to what my heart, my soul and my body was telling me, as I listened too much to other’s opinions of what was wrong or right for me.
Our inner compass is our greatest gift, make sure you own it, take the time to out to truly listen to it, slow down, switch off and connect in with your inner compass each and every day and every time you have to make an important decision.