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I’ve been thinking a lot lately about intuition and trust.
All the times intuition has saved me, housed me, employed me.
Like that time intuition lost my car keys one morning, so I wouldn’t be on the freeway on the way to work, when an enormous road-train jack-knifed into the lane I would normally be in.
I lived that day when others did not.
Like that time we were house-hunting online for 3 months before agreeing on a suburb we could afford to buy in.
One afternoon, we hopped in the car and went for a drive to visit the area for the first time. Despite all the research in my head, my intuition spoke through me.
“We can’t buy here. It’s a flood risk.”
We were not married at the time, but if we were, divorce would have been imminent. He was so angry with me – after all, we’d done months of research, the area had never flooded before, and did I mention he’s a water engineer?
“Where’s your proof?” he demanded.
I had none.
I didn’t budge.
3 months later, the area experienced unprecedented heavy flooding. 8 years later, the property values have still not recovered.
Like that time I was at work trying to remember an acquaintance’s unusual, never-heard-before first name.
A colleague’s phone began to ring, and absentmindedly, I picked it up. The caller introduced themselves with that exact, very unusual first name.
This wasn’t my first intuition rodeo, so I knew it was a powerful sign. My senses immediately on high alert to what was coming next, I went on my lunch break (at my desk of course. That was before I knew about eating with the seasons or you know, going outside).
On my computer, I clicked on an ad for a house rental that was in our budget, in an area I loved and with a north-facing yard perfect for drying washing.
It was like the ad was written for me – I am fanatical about north-facing yards and there was even a photo of the washing line. Nevermind that 70s kitchen, EVERYONE was going to rush for that house with that washing line! I needed to move fast if I wanted it.
Within a week, we were packing boxes, moving in and were happy renting there for another 7 years.
Like that time I was looking at jobs on Seek.
Exasperated, I went to close out of the window, but I stopped when the screen flickered, refreshed itself, and a new ad appeared at the top with a role that perfectly matched my qualifications and experience.
I’ve never seen the Seek website refresh itself like that before or since.
I got the job.
Like that time I was on Day 1 of my menstrual cycle, in pain, hot water bottle on my belly, reading the book I’d won as a random door prize the night before at the Beautiful You Coaching Academy Inspiration Day, when voila.
Clear as a bell, my intuition delivered the message.
“Change The Date.”
I’d like to say I responded immediately, but I didn’t, because it’s taken me a full week of irrational panic and fear as my head contorted with what my womb had instructed.
Could I really change the date just because I heard a voice? What would people think of me?
Finally I alchemised my fear into action and changed the date to the Alchemise Fear workshop to Saturday 13th October.
I don’t yet know why I had to change the date, but I’m trusting my intuition does.
This Full Moon on 26th August 9.56pm AEST I am giving great thanks for my intuition coming into fullness.
Menstrual Superpowers Leadership Coach
In 2016, after nearly 2 decades working in corporate, I created Empress Crow and Rabbit. Designed to celebrate the cycles (lunar, menstrual + seasonal) I also loved interviewing imaginative women in inspirational careers. Now, I'm a Life Coach + I support Corporate Wonder Women just like you, to explore + harness your own Menstrual Superpowers. When a client discovers her Menstrual Superpowers + plays to her strengths on these days, her corporate life + home life transform. She is more productive, more inspirational, more creative + more rested. Yup. All of it.
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