“Leap and the net will appear.” - John Burroughs
What is the best way to increase the strength and definition of your muscles? Exercise. You have to use them or they atrophy and you become weak. In the same way, the best way to increase your intuition is to use it. Not doing so will eventually cause you to become weak in spirit and in thought. You will become depressed and it will be far easier for others to mislead you. This is not because you don’t recognize things for what they are but because you don’t have faith in who you are. I have been there many times. It has only been through painful introspection and the sloughing away of what seemed comfortable that I have discovered what is real and true for me. It is through such dark periods that each of us has the the chance to find the purpose and the path for this life. If you have a feeling about a person or a set of circumstances, go with your gut. No matter the outcome, you will find that you are at peace with if you followed your inner rudder and did what you felt was best at the time. It doesn’t mean you will never make mistakes or that you won’t need to change course. You will just as I will. But a leap of faith allows you to grow and evolve into the person you are meant to become. You will never find your life’s purpose until you leap, and you will never understand — let alone appreciate — success until you experience failure.
Seems simple enough. Unfortunately, for many of us, this exercise is the most difficult of them all. It is hard because it requires that you relinquish the facade of power. Many people will say, “Give it over to God…” Whether you believe in God or not, this principal is applicable. Even if you don’t think there is a God to whom you can give your worries or fears, you can still release them into the ether when you decide to do so. You can only control what you can control. That begins and ends with you. Rather than worry about other people, situations, jobs, bills, etc… use that energy to nurture yourself while you deal with those people, those situations, those issues at the office, the mortgage, etc… You are energy. Nothing more or less. When your energy takes on a different form and you are no long walking the earth in the shell you wear right now, none of those things will matter. What will matter is the legacy you leave. Use your intuition to guide you on the right path and your your legacy will consist of light and love, both of which will always live on, too.