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“Listen to the wind, it talks. Listen to the silence, it speaks. Listen to your heart, it knows.” – Native American Proverb
Do you know what Moxie is? It’s confidence in your Inner Voice. Do you trust your Intuition? I do, but I didn’t for years and years. Let’s talk about ways to connect you to, and learn to trust one of your Midlife Superpowers!
The phrase “a woman’s intuition” isn’t some made up BS! We are energy. We are multidimensional beings. What does that mean? It means we have much more to us than the eye can see. We have an emotional body, a mental body, a spiritual body as well as a physical body. As women, we also tend to be more sensitive and empathic. In other words, we feel things more intensely. That’s a good thing when we learn to connect to those feelings and our intuition. Those feelings are messages from our intuition. Our body is always talking to us. Feelings enable messages to be heard from the voice of our soul. These messages get louder over time if we don’t pay attention to them.
I was talking to a friend of mine the other day. Cathy Williamson, the ageless wonder behind The Middle Page Blog. Cathy was a brave and honest speaker at FierceCon LA 2018 last year. (Don’t miss FierceCon LA 2019 … get your ticket today!) It was also her first time experiencing Davidji and the magic of meditation. Since that time, she’s been diving into the world of energy, meditation, and self development. We started talking about energy and ways to tap into intuition and more importantly, learning how to trust it. Davidji’s gift of meditation opened Cath up to an entirely new world, a world that exists inside every single one of us. Our inner world is the world where transformation begins. It is literally … who … you … are!
Cath was excited by what she was learning and experiencing. She also shared that she didn’t totally trust her intuition yet. I get it. That’s normal. It takes time to build a relationship and foundation of trust. Many of us at Midlife are just beginning to understand that the most important relationship we will ever have is the relationship with ourselves. If we’ve put our authentic selves on the back burner or spent our lives repressing and suppressing our feelings and emotions, it can take some time to rebuild that trust.
There’s a simple trick I use and share to help women begin to create a dynamic relationship with themselves and their intuition. It’s as easy as tuning in internally and sensing if you are feeling a contraction or an expansion when you’re looking for answers. A contraction, or a feeling of tension, is a sign from your intuition that says “Hold on!,” you’re not on the right path or that’s a definite no. A yes, will feel expansive, like the feeling of freedom. It’s like an internal giggle, a more joyful, light feeling. Try it for yourself!
Koelle Simpson, the ultimate horse whisperer and Martha Beck, the quintessential life coach and O Magazine Columnist, share another simple way to begin listening to your intuition. Remember the warmer/colder game when you were kids? A yes feels warmer and a no feels colder. Begin tuning into yourself when you’re searching for an answer. Does it feel warmer or expansive or does it feel colder and more contractionary?
As I’ve said many times, the game of life is actually quite simple. It’s us humans, busy getting in our own way, stuck in our minds disconnected from our hearts, that make it all kooky and complicated. But it doesn’t have to be!
One of the greatest gifts you can give yourself at Midlife & Beyond, is the gift of your Intuition. We are born with it. As children, we don’t spend our moments second guessing ourselves, judging ourselves. We are far more open and expansive. We live in the moment, the present moment where intuition and answers exist.
There is no relationship in your life that’s more important than the one you have with yourself. Every other relationship in your life will be a mirror for the relationship you have with yourself. Change begins with honesty. Honesty, with ourselves, leads to awareness. Awareness combined with intention and new patterns, thoughts and behaviors, leads to transformation.
Tune in. Don’t Tune out. If you’ve spent much of your life neglecting your inner world and that relationship with yourself – “Don’t Worry – BE MOXIE!”
Moxie doesn’t judge.
You’re never too old to change. You’re never too old to begin again. You’re never too old to create a new life. You’re never too old to create a new relationship with yourself, the relationship you’ve always desired.
Your intuition is right there waiting for you. Your future self, your best self, is waiting to meet you.
Moxie is the ticket to the future, a new future, a Fierce future that begins from within.
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