I was recently triggered by something big.
Which shook me up and made me stamp my feet in protest.
It set off all kind of alarm bells.
It made made me go into a non-stop rant.
And churned up lots of negative feelings to the surface.
But it also made me feel disappointed.
Disappointed that I hadn’t been wrong, but also disappointed with myself, for not having listened to my gut feeling, which had been telling me for a long long time what I now could no longer ignore.
So why am I telling you this?
To illustrate how WE are the ones who own our own truth.
We are the only ones who know what is right for us.
We have all this wisdom inside of us, and yet we keep on searching for the answers on the outside.
Because we actually don’t really know where to start finding the answers inside ourselves.
It seems way too much of a mission.
A lot of hard work.
So we feel defeated before we have even begun.
I’m going to give you a tip on how to tune into your inner wisdom.
Not just with your ears.
Pay attention with all of your senses.
* what feels right and what feels wrong?
* where do you feel it in your body (is it in your stomach, your hear, your thought, your head…)?
* what self-talk and thoughts are you having?
* what physical reaction do you have?
* what behaviour are you noticing?
You see our body gives us so many clues, in so many different ways.
Start taking notice of what it is telling you instead of ignoring the signs, until they manifest in a more profound way, which usually then is a big wake-up-call.
And I’m not saying we should do all of the work by ourselves.
I’m not saying ‘don’t ask for help’.
I, myself, have lots of help and support. I love it. It’s part of my self-care and personal growth, having my own coaches and mentors whom I can discuss things with and who know how to pull out blind spots for me.
I truly believe that I need to develop and grow as a person in order to help my clients develop and grow.
So yes, I do have support, but I also know they won’t have the answers to everything.
They help pull out the answers that are already inside of me.
This is part of our magic being.
We know what is best for us.
Which is why how ever much ‘advice’ we get from others, depending on how it is given, it may not be the right advice for us.
What works for one person doesn’t necessarily work for another.
There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach.
Because we each have our own gifts, strengths and weaknesses.
We each have our own stories and personalities.
We each have different ways to look at the world.
So tune into yourself and start taking notice about what makes you feel alive, what gives you a buzzing sensation, and on the other side of the spectrum, what makes you feel depleted and drained?
Do some detective work on yourself and see what works well for you, then do more of it, integrate more of it into your daily life.
And see what is not working so well and investigate why: what happened just before? What triggered you to feel that way?
Start being your own Sherlock Holmes.
And get to know yourself better.