What's holding me back? Why doesn’t my intuition seem to be working anymore? Why was I more in touch with myself and my feelings when I was younger? Those are the questions we often ask ourselves when we feel stuck, when we feel like we've run into a dead end. But actually, it isn't that the road ended, we just hit an obstacle. Often, we can't get past that obstacle because we are carrying too much stuff. To move forward, we have to let some of that stuff go.
The Buddhists call this detachment. Detaching seems difficult and can feel somewhat repulsive, but it doesn't have to be. The Buddhist detachment is quite broad by definition, but to make it easier, let's first detach from the things we really don't want. It starts with small steps and allowing ourselves to let go.
Here are obstacles to let go of and how to detach from them:
The Outcome –
You've worked so hard, attending to every detail, making sure you've covered everything, and have taken steps to avoid all the possible issues. You keep thinking there must be more I can do. There is, you can now let the Universe take care of the rest. The best outcome is the one that you allow the Universe to bring you for your Highest Good, which might be different (and better) from what you thought it would be. You want your intuition to tell you what you want to hear. But you have to let go of that since you don’t really know what your intuition is going to tell you. Be open.
The Person –
There's always that one person that you can't seem to let go of, mostly in your mind. Often these are people you really dislike, or someone you like but don't like some aspect of their behavior and you know that they're just taking up too much of your mental energy. The first step of letting go starts with how you think about them. You can let go of the drama that they've drawn you into. You don't need to play the part. You can be in the audience and just be the witness. You can't change their drama, but you can choose not to be part of it. At that point you can more easily hear what your intuition has to tell you about them or the situation that you need to hear.
The Thought –
Many times the thing that holds us back are our thoughts about ourselves. We judge and criticize ourselves into paralysis. We have doubts and fears that turn into reasons why we can't go forward. The best way to deal with those thoughts is with another thought. When you find yourself thinking negatively, stop immediately and think of something else; it can either be a positive affirmation you believe about yourself, or it can be something completely different. Sometimes something completely different works best to get your mind out of the cycle of negativity and doubt. Remember it’s your Ego that gets in the way of your intuition, and Ego is 100% not intuitive.
Thinking positive thoughts and speaking positive words will attract positive energy to you.
You'll find yourself changing because it's also conditioning. Letting go step by step conditions yourself into being able to let go of more that holds you back. So, start with positively conditioning yourself out of the dead end, go past the obstacle and back into the flow. Soon your intuition will be clearer to you and you’ll feel like you’re moving forward again.
In what ways do you feel stuck with your intuition? Have you found what works for you? Send me and email and let me know.