One of the most difficult things for me right now is trying to distinguish my thoughts as being messages from my intuition, or messages from my ego. Even in a simple day-to-day decision, I oftentimes get stuck – unable to trust in what I’m saying to myself.
For example, I am currently in the process of trying to pick a financial advisor to assist in a retirement plan. After meeting with two different people, I drove myself crazy going back and forth on who is the right person to pick. There were so many “What If?” questions running through my head, and I was so afraid of choosing the wrong person.
On a logical level, I know that my intuition will be “positive” and “gentle”, while my ego will be “fear-based” and “negative”. However, it is still so easy to overthink the crap out of it all. Wouldn’t it be great if, before the thought came through, it could say, “This is your intuition speaking,” or vice versa? Of course, I’m just kidding, but the struggle is real!
After spending about a week going back and forth on picking a financial advisor, I decided there was one I knew was not going to work, and that I also needed to meet with a few more people before I could make an educated decision. I couldn’t confidently say yes to someone yet, and until that happens, I will keep on looking.
It is a process, and I am confident that the more I identify and trust in my intuition, the easier it will become. In the meantime, I will continue on each day and be confident in the decisions I make. They will always lead me to where I’m supposed to be.