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How To Distinguish Fear From Intuition

Fear and intuition are both felt in the gut. They are both gut feelings. So is our intuition always right? How can we tell when we are being fearful versus intuitive? Yesterday I looked for that information for myself and what I have found is quite interesting and makes a lot of sense.

Fear is mainly triggered by emotions whereas intuition comes from a more neutral balanced place.

3 things that can trigger fear :

  • trauma : traumatizing childhood or past experiences can alter our perception and cause a lot of anxiety.

    Example : Say a Pitbull bit you when you were a toddler and you’ve been scared of dogs ever since. Now every time you come face to face with a big dog, you get a gut feeling. Is it fear or intuition?

  • judgement : if we have a narrow perspective on life and on ourselves we tend to be more fearful.

    Example : Say you perceive all Muslims to be dangerous. Every time an Eastern man walks closed to you, you get a gut feeling. Is it fear or intuition?

  • expectations : having expectations is not at all bad but they can trigger fear in us if things or people don’t turn out to be the way we feel they should be.

    Example : Say you expect to be settled in a relationship before a certain age. When you go on a date with someone, you get a gut feeling they might be the one. Is it fear of being alone or real intuition?

Now the examples I gave above seem to be quite obvious. However, in reality, everything is hidden in the subconscious mind.

How many times do we get a feeling about someone only to realize they are pretty cool people after getting to know them? Or how many times do we think a situation is bad  but then it turns out to be good?

How can we distinguish fear and intuition so that we can rely on our intuitive mind? Well, the best answer I can give you is know thyself.

Make a list of everything you are afraid of. After that, it will be easier to recognize when a gut feeling is referring to one of your fears. If you are honest with yourself, it may reveal a lot about your thought pattern.

If you went through trauma at one point or another, you may want to reflect back on that and let go of the past.

If you hold heavy judgements and expectations, see if you can release control and trust the flow of the Universe.

Our intuition is highly accurate when we come from a more centered place. Most of the time, it’s a feeling of expansion. In other words, fear makes us shrink and revert. Intuition invites us to progress and expand. That’s why it’s important to remove the fog from our life first.

But hey fear is not at all bad. It’s almost necessary. There are certain fears that will save your life or push you to go further in life.

Then are they fears or intuition?

Hm. Good question.

What do you think?

Infinite love, health, healing, wealth, success, happiness, awareness, peace and wisdom your way


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