This happened to me several years ago as I was hiking at the Grand Canyon by myself. As humor would have it, I was on the one trail that day that was not swarming with hikers and suddenly I realized there was no longer a trail under my feet. I walked back the direction I had come but there was no trail to be found. Then my intuition told me to turn left. I paused but having no other information to go on I trusted it and it led me back to a trail.
I feel like this is what parenting is all about. There are books, pediatricians, and other parents that will map it out but sometimes you just need intuition.
Last night my normally happy-go-lucky baby was upset to the max. I could have chalked it up to possible teething pain or over tired but my intuition told me something else was going on. So I stopped to listen (and snuggle) my sweet girl. It did not take me long to feel what the problem was and while I have no proof, I trust my intuition whole-heartedly.
I'm grateful to listen to my intuition. I'm grateful to once again have a happy baby. I'm grateful for the pause and to tune out all the things I read to the contrary and just listen. I'm grateful for all the times in my past that I have had the opportunity to trust my intuition. I'm grateful for the times I did and I'm grateful for the lessons I learned when I didn't. I'm grateful for this internal knowing and the way is whispers if we're listening.
When have you had the opportunity to listen to intuition? Did you listen? What was the outcome?
May today give us easy opportunities to listen to our inner knowing. May we find our inner knowledge and guidance. Have a beautiful day!