When my best friend Kevin and I shopped for my first car, we talked to many dealers and looked at more than 15 cars. However, none of them seemed to fit my detailed checklist of my first perfect car. I felt so frustrated and decided to call my mom. My mom said “Don’t care about your list, just get in the car, you’ll just know it.” One day later, as I got in a Nissan Versa, I realized my mother was right. The car was not very big, not even brand new, but somehow, I knew it was mine.
The intuition is a “magical” thing, sometimes it is called “sixth sense,” so what exactly is it? When the brain draws on past experiences and external cues to make a decision – but it happens so fast that the reaction is at an unconscious level is one way of looking at it. Another could be in “Angels”. Either way, it is that feeling in your gut when you at that precise moment either adhere or ignore. What makes you ignore? What makes you trust your “instinct”.
I do believe women have very powerful intuitions, even more so then men. Of course we could go into a “Freudian” says or “Webster” defines who and what. I want to talk about the “women’s intuition” and why we as women feel more than think more. These are all my theories. However as women we view intuition as something that’s warm and fuzzy, or not masculine, so men have often lost touch with those feelings or don’t express them. Back in the day when the norm was Women feel and Men think may still be existing but with Women’s Rights, and Free Speech, my how the world has turned. My mother praised me for being very sensitive, sensitive to other people’s feelings and sensitive for the tiniest things. While, my brother was more linear in his thinking rather than listening to his feelings. And mother praised him as well. Same family, same DNA, same home, yet different sexes. Does it start at the very beginning of birth, does it start when a toddler is able to retain memory and recall or is it simply “feelings?”
How should we tune in our intuition and logical thinking? First, pay attention to your physical responses. Maybe you’re trying to decide if you should take a new job that pays twice the salary as your current one, your head says, “Of course, you should take it, that’s a lot of money!” But you notice you feel a little sick to your stomach or exhausted. That’s an intuitive cue that you should step back and really examine the offer. You also need to make sure you aren’t mistaking strong emotions for intuition. Fear, desire, and panic can all get in the way of intuition. It’s important to really focus on that inner voice. And find the Why, your intuition is speaking to you.
Those children who are wards of the court or who have lived on their own for a very long time may not have the fundamentals of “trust” and rightly so. Practice deep breathing, writing your thoughts, and yes weighing the consequences. What would happen if I stayed in my current job? What would happen if I left my current job?
Ladies, trust yourself, your guardian angels and your truth. Practice with the little things and when it really matters, you will feel confident and decisive.
Anita Miranda (Founder) and Xi Zhou (Intern)
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