There’s a Reason You Should Trust Your Gut…
There’s a Reason You Should Trust Your Gut…
Every morning, before my feet touch the floor, I pray.
It’s a prayer of thanksgiving, of trust, of hope and surrender.
It’s become part of my daily habit because although I believe we must put forth consistent action to see results, I also believe we must pause long enough to be in tune with our intuition and the spiritual forces around us.
My faith guides me, and whether it be God or the Universe for you, there’s no denying that life can deliver far beyond all we we think, say or do.
I’ve become increasingly aware over the years of the power of my intuition and gut. It’s runs strong for me and instead of calling it “crazy” or “weird,”... (which by the way, is officially being removing from my vocabulary), I’ve decided to tap into its strength in big ways!
And let me just say, intuition is different for everyone and can be as simple as innately knowing the right way to turn when driving to a new location, or feeling like something is not right, even when everyone around you is saying, “it’s fine!”
I have a few early memories of recognizing the power of my gut, but the most significant is probably the time I almost became an Amber Alert!
I was about 9 or 10 and back then, I spent my Summers on my bike, riding alone through the neighborhood, to and from the park and recreations center.
The flickering street lights were my reminder, to get on home.
One late afternoon, on my way home from the park, down a long street, I sensed I was being tailed by a beat up brown sedan.
There had an actually been quite a few kidnappings recently in the news, including several young girls who were snatched from their bedroom windows while sleeping.
A sinking feeling consumed me and I took action almost immediately. As I approached the end of the street, where I usually make a turn, I chose instead to pull into the walkway of a corner house.
The brown vehicle had caught up to me by now, and a shady Caucasian man, with thinning brown hair and a mustache opened the door and started toward me.
I calmly hopped off my bike, walked up to the front door of this corner house and opened the front screen door, pretending the house was mine.
Thank GOD for that screen door!
The moment I opened the screen door, Shady McShadington bolted back to his car, jumped in and burned rubber out of the neighborhood.
My heart was racing a million hours a minute. I layed low on that porch for several minutes before racing home faster than I every have in my entire life!
There’s no doubt in my heart and mind, that my intuition, and perhaps a few of my angels, saved my life that day.
In my songwriting, my business and in my relationships, I tune in very closely to my gut and often make decisions based on it.
You might think, “but there is not rational or reason to that.”
Or “but that’s risky, what if you’re wrong?”
More often that not, I’m spot on, so I’m willing to take a chance, if it means I’m aligning myself with truth and allowing my uniqueness to shine.
Here are a couple of ways you can strengthen or tune into your intuitive power:
Stop relying on your phone’s navigation system to get you to an area that you’re already familiar with. Sure, it may take you a little longer, but if you already know the general direction and area you are traveling to, what if you challenged yourself to get there without google?
Look, I’m not suggesting to just drive aimlessly to an unknown location. I am simply acknowledging that our phones have become a crutch for us, and we give them far too much power.
Slow Down! Pause long enough to take some deep breaths and when there are critical decisions to be made, open yourself up to analyze the situation from what you “feel” is the best move.
Certainly, take all the data into account, but at the end of the day, this is YOUR life, YOUR business, and YOUR relationship. If the facts aren’t adding up, maybe it’s time to access some unconventional wisdom.
Do you have a significant example in your life or business, when intuition served you well?
Would LOVE to hear about it! Comment below and let me know!
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Brianna Ruelas is a Dallas Based Performing Artist Consultant, Singer-Songwriter and Author to Performing Artist Pathway: Navigate the Highs and Lows On Your Music Journey. As a singer and performer for twenty- five years, Brianna has studied internationally and performed all genres, from jazz to rock to pop, received a BA in Theatre Arts from Pepperdine University, and spent years honing her musical theatre chops. After graduating college, Brianna departed from the theatre to pursue music as a solo artist and also worked as a commercial voiceover actor. Brianna has fronted her own rock band and experienced the reality television craze in its early days, as a Top 100 finalist on American Idol, Season 4.
Brianna's expertise and background as a Singer/Songwriter, Vocal & Performance Coach and Business Owner, affords her the opportunity to mentor and consult with indie performing artists and bands, to help them realize their careers in music. She is passionate about encouraging others on their journey, and taking them from “stuck” to strategic! Seeking solutions is part of Brianna's DNA, in addition to, maximizing her clients talents and abilities.
Brianna is a proud Wife and Mother, Creator of the Female Performing Artist Connection & Every Mom’s Story Blog and works alongside her husband managing the financial operations and marketing for their Dallas family restaurant, Victor Hugo’s.