You know your truth and you know your path. You immediately know if you can trust a person or if caution must be exercised. You know if you are in danger. You know if you are safe. You know when something is right for you and when it is not. At the deepest and most immediate levels you know this, but if you are like most human beings, this knowing has been conditioned or punished out of you. Most often, this knowing has been sequestered into box called “can’t” “should” or “shan’t.”
You can’t possibly know that!
You shan’t be so judgmental.
You should give people and situations the benefit of the doubt.
You should give it a chance.
But why? If you know, you know! Remember that tiny hair on the back of your neck that stood up when you met that person who later of turned out to be a complete jerk? How about that clenched feeling in your belly when you were left alone in the room with Uncle ____. Or that tickle in your ear that said, “don’t take this road” but you took it anyway and rolled your car? How about that snap moment of panic just before you got rear-ended? Or the outside force that picked up your leg and moved it to slam on the brakes saving you from getting t-boned by the big green van running the red light?
Or more subtly: the sneaking feeling that a co-worker had it out for you? The lightning bolt that went up your arm when you shook the hand of a new acquaintance and you immediately knew they were a liar and a manipulator? The feeling that something felt too good to be true – and it turned out to be!
You know! You know your truth. You know what’s right for you. You know when you are to remain on your current path and when you are being called to change it. You know what is life-giving for you. You know what is soul-sucking. You know when you want to share your energy and time; how and with whom. You know when you simply want to be alone. You know who your allies are. You know your enemies.
This knowledge is communicated in your very first thoughts. Trust them!
Lauri Ann Lumby supports you in trusting your first thoughts!
Lauri has over twenty-five years of experience as an educator, facilitator, soul-tender, and guide. She has supported hundreds through her one-on-one guidance, books, workshops, retreats, over thirty online courses, and online community.