unless you truly have a strong gut feeling that that is the best course of action. Instead, explore andacknowledge your feelings, such as, "I'm really unhappy here, I'd like to work with people more,"or whatever. Then turn it over to your intuition and allow it to show you step by step what you needto do. You will probably find that something will emerge. You may find that your current jobchanges and improves, or you may get an inspiration about a different career and begin to explorethat possibility. You may follow an impulse to interview for another job and find that it is right for you. Or you may get very clear that you need to resign, and it will feel appropriate to do so. Theright action will emerge from the process.If you have a problem to solve, or a desire to fulfill, try turning it over to your intuition. For example, if you feel like your social life is boring or unrewarding and you'd like to make newfriends, consciously ask your intuition to guide you in this process. You might find that a week or two later you read about a hobby group and you intuitively feel drawn to attend. You may end up joining a camera club or a hiking club and find a new circle of friends with a common interest.Some people fear that trusting their intuition will lead them to do things that are purely selfish,irresponsible, or hurtful to others. In reality, the opposite is true. Since intuition is connected to our souls and to the universal intelligence, it is always guiding us to our own highest good and thegreater good for all concerned.When we follow our intuition, we sometimes behave in new and different ways, and others maysometimes be temporarily disappointed or upset. For example, if you are a very giving person whohas always tried to please and care for others, your intuition may push you to learn to say "no" whenyou really don't want to do something, and to set better boundaries with people. At first, this mightupset someone. In the long run, however, you and everyone else you relate to will be healthier andhappier because of this change.It's actually quite amazing to watch how the intuitive process sorts things out so that everyone endsup exactly where they need to be, doing exactly what makes them happiest.
A Guiding Force
In the process of learning to trust intuition, some people go through a period of time where they feellike their life is falling apart. Relationships may end or change dramatically, you may move, change jobs, lose interest in familiar pastimes. These are indications that you are letting go of certainaspects of your old identity. If you tried to hold on to it, you would limit or imprison yourself. Theforms in your life have to change because you are changing. It's a matter of trusting that even whenthings are not going exactly the way you expected, there is a deeper perfection in the process. Newforms of relationship, creativity, work, and home will come into being and they will reflect your growth and development.**For more understanding about how following your intuition can change your life, I suggest readingmy book Living in the Light.It's important to have emotional support while you are going through these kinds of changes. Find afriend or group of friends that you can talk to about your hopes, dreams, and fears, someone whocan support and encourage you as well as give you honest feedback.Sometimes family or old friends feel too threatened by the changes you are going through and areunable to give real support. You may need to seek out people who are interested in personal growth.One of the best ways to do this is to go to a workshop or join a support group (or create your own).Learning to follow your intuition can sometimes feel a bit like "living on the edge". In a sense, it'slearning to live without the false sense of security that comes from trying to control everything thathappens to us. It's recognizing that as we follow our inner guidance, wonderful things are going tounfold for us, things that we may not yet even imagine.Gradually we become less afraid and more comfortable with uncertainty. We can learn to enjoy notknowing! It's actually a very exciting, alive feeling. We can learn to move into the unknown withthe confidence that we have a guiding force within us that is showing us the way.