If you have not been living under a rock you’ve heard it countless times: Trust Your Intuition! However, many struggle with this concept and often end up making bad choices.
But first let’s define what intuition is and how we can make it work for our benefit.
Intuition in its purest form is that feeling or sensation in your heart (or your gut) that guides you towards the best decisions for you, for example, you meet someone and you have to make a judgment whether this person is safe or a threat; or when at a job interview you feel whether this is a good fit for you or not.
We could call intuition “a function” of the heart that becomes active when we need to make a choice. Our intuition helps us make the right choices by helping us to predict the outcome. Of course, we have to be in touch with it in order to be able to hear it and follow it.
Why can’t we always follow our intuition and, sometimes, we can’t even “hear” it? Your family’s toxic emotional inheritance is impairing your ability to hear or to follow your intuition. However there is a solution to it. This emotional inheritance is a toxic legacy of thoughts, feelings, emotions, convictions, tendencies, unresolved childhood issues, and inner conflicts that was passed onto us by our family*.
* “Family,” meaning parents, grand parents, relatives, and friends of family who interact with the child.
Our family’s toxic emotional inheritance silences our intuition and misleads us when we have to make choices. This is why, if our intuition says loud and clear that we should go left, we go right; or that we shouldn’t get involved in a romantic relationship with a particular person and we still do it. Or we don’t hear any warning at all. Our intuition is blocked by a toxic conviction or a thought, or maybe an emotion that prevent us from being fully aligned with it, often forcing us to make unhealthy choices.
While most of us are not conscious of the influence of our family’s toxic emotional inheritance, it does affect us daily in the choices and decisions that we make in all areas of our lives.
With that said, how can we tune into our intuition and follow it?
It’s easy when you know how to do it.
The first step is to identify what element(s) of our family’s toxic emotional inheritance gets in the way – a toxic thought, a toxic emotion, a toxic conviction, and so on. Once we have this knowledge we can begin to detoxify ourselvers from it. This will allow us to make more intelligent choices and decisions.
For example, when trying to find a romantic partner some have difficulty because they are convinced that the opposite sex is deceptive, manipulative, untrustworthy, and so on. When understanding that these thoughts and convictions come from an unhealthy relationship or a lack of relationship with the own parents, this is when we can take steps to get rid of this generational toxic inheritance and align with our intuition.
When living guided by your intuition you can prevent a lots of heartaches and problems and you will find yourself happier, more fulfilled and purpose-driven.
Are you ready to get rid of your family’s toxic emotional inheritance, align with your intuition and take control of your life?
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About the author
Elena Perella is NOT a therapist, a psychologist or a psychiatrist; she is a coach who focuses on helping clients indentify the real reasons behind their suffering and problems. Born and raised on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Sardinia, Elena is passionate about what she does, and with good reason. Elena coached herself through a severe depression, eating disorders and domestic violence and her experience has led her on a journey of discovery of how to break out all of these challenges. As a result she created Sentidu Life Coaching to help people experience their own transformation and break free in the areas they feel stuck.