4 Gut Instincts You Need To Pay Attention To

4 Gut Instincts You Need To Pay Attention To

Why Is It So Important To Trust Your Gut Instincts?

Your “gut” holds an abundance of energy and is one of the most sensitive places in your body, it has the ability to sense energy on all levels including food energy, people energy, and anything that sends off an electromagnetic or energy wave; The gut is truly a magnificent piece of our anatomy.

It is because of this sensitivity that we have a built in radar system; when your gut kicks in, it is because it knows something underneath all that human noise and it is sending a signal for you to pay attention. When you experience an overwhelming “gut feeling,” your body is carrying out a primal response on a subconscious level and using all your cellular receptors to get in touch with you.

There is a difference between a Gut Instinct and Intuition, although they go hand in hand, the gut instinct is the activation of you inner guide. I call this the “gut hit” – the initial radar kicking in before you receive more intuitive nudges! Gut instincts have this direct blunt impact, whereas intuition is a more subtle knowing or feeling within your consciousness. Gut instincts are a more emotional reaction, a hunch that is heightened, or an emotion that goes deeper than what you can feel or explain in your human form. Once you acknowledge the initial “gut hit” your intuition will activate even more.

Here are 4 Gut Instincts to keep in mind daily!

1 . “Something doesn’t feel right”

You have said it many times in your life and ignored it a few or more times only to find out that “feeling” was right on the money. Looking back, you still may not know what that feeling was, but it was like it hit you where it counted and your mind, body and soul aligned with it.

The reason you ignored it? You didn’t trust yourself enough or you were letting a fear or doubt take over. Always trust that “feeling” that comes out of nowhere yet hits you in every inch of your being and leaves you knowing that something is not right. Once you acknowledge it you can strengthen your intuition by taking a few deep breaths and asking for more intuitive signs from the Universe. When something doesn’t feel right we may also need to wait and see what else unfolds. Taking note of this instinct and keeping it in mind will help you decipher things as they unfold as well.

2. “This feels right and aligned”

There is a distinct difference between the “something doesn’t feel right” and the “this feels right and aligned” – it is all in the way our senses send out the vibes. When it feels right, it just feels right, your energy aligns, you feel at peace with the excitement, and your inner voice is supporting your instincts with a strong vibe of knowing.

The gut instinct that feels right will still come with some fear, but it will leave you a more enjoyable feeling. Situations, people, and experiences line up and synchronicity is hard at work to show you exactly what is aligned and on the right path for you. This instinct also feels exciting and supportive of your highest good.

3. “I feel I need to do this” or “I feel I don’t want to do this”

You could feel you need to act on a goal, idea or project. You could have a gut instinct to help someone out or ask someone for help. You may feel you need to go to a certain place to get your groceries not knowing that you felt this way because you were to bump into a friend or long-lost love. The feeling that you “need” to do something comes with an intuitive vision, one where you can have the thought, feeling or idea to do it. Maybe you also feel the “need” to walk away from something or someone or to not go out to that supper with friends. This “need” instincts is directly associated to your wellbeing and often are about your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health.

4. “Is this a sign?”

If you have to ask if it is a sign, trust that it is. Trust your gut when a sign comes your way.

You see them but you may not know what they mean, or maybe you just brush them off and keep going about your day. It is important to keep a note of your signs and then look up the meanings behind them. Apply the meanings to your present life and the questions or answers you have been seeking guidance on.

Signs Your Instincts Are Kicking In

Pay attention to these signs, you might experience all or a couple of these signs/senses when your gut instincts are taking the lead.

  1. A sudden feeling of unexplainable feelings washing over you like fear or elatedness.
  2. A strong nudge or pull in a certain direction.
  3. Full-body chills, goosebumps, energy sensations throughout the body.
  4. Feelings of physical uneasiness or nausea around certain people, places or situations.
  5. Feeling on “high Alert” like your senses are on overload.
  6. Hearing/sensing a clear inner voice inside of you directing you.
  7. Repeated numbers, quotes, messages and songs that “hit” you in the gut as a sign.

Come from the heart, the true heart, not the head. When in doubt, choose the heart. This does not mean to deny your own experiences and that which you have empirically learned through the years. It means to trust your self to integrate intuition and experience. There is a balance, a harmony to be nurtured, between the head and the heart. When the intuition rings clear and true, loving impulses are favored.”
― Brian Weiss

Naomi Mailhot - Author

Certified Life Coach from Rhodes Wellness College and a Spiritual Guide & Medium based in Sherwood Park, AB, Naomi offers a holistic approach encompassing wellness, business, personal, and spiritual coaching. She understands the power of small steps toward authenticity and overcoming fear; she is here to help guide you in rising to meet the SAGE within you.