“Gut feelings” guide us to our Soul’s Code
Sandy Andrew learned three steps for trusting his intuition, and it changed his life. Here’s how trusting your “gut” can change yours.
GUEST COLUMN: SANDY ANDREW — Have you ever had those moments when gentle thoughts or ideas enter your mind in a peaceful way that ultimately helps you find solutions to difficult problems at work or home?
You may not be able to explain these moments of “gut feelings” or “intuition” that lead to solutions to tasks and goals in your life … but you know these thoughts happen.
Do you inwardly know when something is right and when it is wrong, without consulting another person, nor even researching the subject from memory or another source?
This is intuition at work.
How trusting intuition worked for me
Ever since I can recall, I’ve known I was destined to live in the USA … provided I followed my intuition to obtain legal work status with the Immigration & Naturalisation Service.
Little did I know it would take many years of studying and working outside the UK prior to even setting foot in the USA. The journey was demanding, but the end result was what my own intuition was guiding me to — the dream of living in the USA.
How else could I have gained legal entry into the USA without following my gut sense? Talk about banging your head against the wall!
I knew I would need academic qualifications to compliment my trade credentials, so I embarked on studying Business Studies. The decision to do so was actually more geared to my (at the time) current work situation rather than the deeper and distant goal of living in the USA. Yet on a unconscious and intuitive level, I was planning for the future.
I believe the INS viewed my trade credentials, business diploma, and national awards as the equivalent of a US four year degree, and this is why they granted me access via an H1-B visa.
Following my intuition led me to a very rewarding career and a very fulfilling, peaceful, and loving marriage. I always knew I was destined to be with a certain special person. This might explain my lack of enthusiasm for long term relationships when I was younger!
Call it want you want, but the end result is what I inwardly knew — I followed my intuition and it led me to Erika. And it has worked out wonderfully, as I am now graced with the companionship of a loving, kind, and beautiful woman.
Why do we need intuition?
Intuition can also be viewed as a kind of inner compass. Without this we would wander aimlessly through life, bouncing from one unfulfilling and incomplete task to another.
Tasks and goals — which are practically the purpose of life — would be difficult to achieve. We would be like millions of tiny ships sailing the world’s oceans trying to navigate to our destination port, but sailing without a compass and achieving very little along the way.
We need our inner awareness and intuition to find the life path that is meant for us, so that we can achieve the wonderful goals that life on Earth can offer us.
How to access and use intuition
1. Understand that intuition is the same as your “gut feelings” or the prompting of your soul’s code.
2. Do not give in to making hasty decisions when you find yourself embroiled in fear, hate, and anger, as these are negative emotions. However, realise that you are allowed to feel and experience these emotions; we are all just human beings. Just don’t let them “run” you.
Once I allowed a work situation with a coworker to bother me so much on a personal level that I made a serious personal move which cost me very dearly in a financial sense. By reflecting on the situation I realised this person meant no harm and was not even a “bad” person — it was just his character to be this way. But I made a decision based of frustration and anger, and learned the lesson very clearly.
Negative emotions are not intuition — calm yourself down and focus your thoughts on the truth, on logic, and peace. How is this achieved? The fundamental answer is very clear — meditation.
Through mediation you will open your awareness to the universe. Through this you will understand more without even thinking. You will also act in a calmer state of mind. The evidence is in the practice. Try mediating and see for yourself.
3. Keep focusing your mind on truth, logic, and peace, and you will find that the intuitive answers you seek will come to light. Don’t think “If I do it once, it is ‘game over’ and I win” — wrong!
Keep your awareness on truth, logic, and peace; your intuition and all things positive will flow to you in many ways. Sometimes they will be clear for you in your daily thinking, and other times they come to your thoughts from a different angle or perspective that you were not aware of.
This may show you a different path for you to reach your goal. You will know when it is intuition at work, because you will sense inner peace while motivated into action. Use your own intuition to find the fulfillment and harmony that you seek in your life.
The best thing about intuition is that it will always be universally and unconditionally free to you — it is all yours and it will never cost you a dime!
Sandy Andrew is the radio show host and author of the Universal Learning Series. Born in Scotland, Sandy currently resides in Kansas City, MO with his wife and daughter. Visit him at Universal Learning Series.