Being “Polite” vs Trusting Our Intuition

Being “Polite” vs Trusting Our Intuition


Hi everyone! My name is Erin Elizabeth Wehrenberg.
Thank you so much for being here with me today. Today I’m going to be talking about the ways
in which we get socialized out of trusting our intuition. I’m sure you’ve probably heard
of intuition or have a brief idea of what intuition is. To me it’s this inner feeling,
this inner knowing in your body that you listen to that helps you make decisions, helps you
navigate the world. I believe everyone is born with one, but when we’re born something
happens – something happens called we’re born into this world that exists with a lot of
systems of oppression and a lot of -isms in place. Usually what happens is we get socialized
out of our intuition into politeness. We get taught to not trust ourselves or not say no
to something or not say yes to something or not make decisions based on how we feel, because
it could be rude or impolite to someone else. We’re basically telling our intuition we’re
shutting our intuition down and saying “I don’t believe you, I don’t trust you, I’m
not going to follow through and listen to you.” Because of this our intuition – it doesn’t
ever stop talking to us – but we just get more and more used to ignoring it. From here
we then can’t really develop that strength in us anymore. When we do that that kind of
creates a disconnect. If you’ve ever made a decision and your gut – your intuition – was
telling you one thing but then you do the opposite and then you make the decision and
you feel a sense of regret – you kind of think “why did I do that? what happened?” You know
what it feels like when you don’t listen to your intuition. One thing that’s been really
important to me in following my intuition was – I mean of course I want to be polite
to people – but being clear about the ways in which I needed to trust myself further
and make a decision for me, even if it would have hurt someone’s feelings, or have good
intention but know that saying no or saying yes when I actually mean no and yes instead
of doing the opposite was more important than keeping a polite relationship going on. I
want to encourage you today to think about how you can make a decision that is the best
for you and allows you to connect to your intuition and stay in your personal power
without giving away the gift that your intuition is speaking to you with. I would encourage
you to think how can I make one decision today that trusts my body. Even if it’s when you’re
in the grocery store and you think something is down this aisle instead of that aisle.
Just really listening to your body and connecting in there. It’s something that takes time to
cultivate, but it definitely gets easier and it’s definitely worth it. Thank you again
so much for joining me. If you ever have any questions about who I am or what I do you
can go to www.erin-elizabeth.com and I’ll have the link for that below the video in
the box. Thank you so much for watching and I hope you have a great day!

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