Intuition is a powerful tool in life for those who are able to tap into it. Writer Lissa Rankin, M.D. says in her article that intuition “serves as the unseen world’s secret gateway to the human world, helping us live our best lives.” Unfortunately, many of us are not able to get in touch with our intuition and we don’t know why. Lissa describes 8 signs that your intuition may be blocked. Here is what she says about it:
1. You feel confused often
If you struggle to make good decisions and often lack clarity, this is a surefire sign that you’re not tuned into your intuition.
2. You lack flexibility
When you’re following your intuition, you have to be willing to go with the flow, which sometimes means changing your plans based on the guidance you’re getting.
3. You feel blindsided by people
You trusted him. You trusted her. He was your lover. She was your best friend. Then they slept together. OUCH! What happened? When you’re not tuned into your intuition, you may feel blindsided, as if you never saw betrayal coming.
4. You wrestle with regret
Intuition helps you make regret-free decisions, because intuition is always doing its best to guide you in the direction of the greatest flow, ease, integrity, and alignment with your soul’s unique journey.
5. You tend to be a chameleon
If you can chameleon yourself to be like the jocks when the game is on, like your business partners during the board meeting, like the church goers on Sunday morning, like the committed parents at the PTA meeting, like the country club socialites at the local fundraiser, like the yoga devotees at yoga class, and like the party girl on Friday night, you may not be fully tuned into your intuition.
6. You dismiss your instincts as “crazy” or “irrational”
Intuition rarely feels rational. One day I was at the mall, and my intuition told me to walk into the Gap. Now no offense to Gap lovers, but I don’t like the Gap. I never shop there. So I could have easily dismissed my intuition. But I’ve learned that things don’t go well when I ignore a strong hit, so I walked in the Gap just as someone was having a Code Blue. I’m a doctor, so something in the unseen realm was telling me my services were needed, and I’m grateful to have been used as an instrument of love.
7. You doubt yourself
I never trust people who tell me their intuition is perfect. I think it’s always wise to put a question mark behind something you believe you’re intuiting. Discernment is key when it comes to tuning into spiritual guidance. But with that disclaimer, I can assure you that when you’re tuned into your intuition, you experience much less self doubt.
8. You give your power away too easily
When you’re not tuned into intuition, you’re far more likely to expect someone else to make all of your decisions, even the most critical ones. As a doctor, I saw this all the time in the hospital. A patient who is not tuned into intuition will expect the doctor to make every decision, giving all her power away.