108: Let's Talk About Intuition
Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend,
What are your thoughts about it? I share mine in this episode.
Your Empty Nest Coach
"My theory is that much of a human’s unsettledness, or restlessness, has more to do with not following their own intuition/guidance/GPS, than to do with the outside world. Internal peace is life changing, and then, you know how to take the next step. It’s so worth the discomfort to discover it. But then, trusting it is the next big step."
Take a listen or read the full transcript at the bottom of this post.
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- What Coach Christine Thinks About Intuition
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Episode Questions for You To Consider
- Do you feel you have a strong intuition?
- What are your thoughts after listening to this episode?
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Episode 108 of the Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast
Christine: You are listening to the Your Empty Nest Coach podcast with Coach Christine, episode number 108: Let’s Talk About Intuition. I work with mothers of high school students and beyond, who are in the trenches with sad and possibly, overwhelming thoughts about what their life will look like when their baby heads to college and begins to leave the nest. My clients’ big question is what will I do with my time? Is this you? I’ve been there, and I get it. Empowering you to write the next jaw-dropping, amazing chapter in your life is my passion. I am energized by leading you in the process of exploration and am thrilled when you unlock the power that lies within you. This podcast is my gift to you.
Hello, my empty nest friend and CEO of your life! Thanks for being here today. I’m recording this before my daughter heads back to college, so hopefully, by the time you get this episode in your ears, I am back home, she’s in college at the campus, and hopefully, everything’s going well. We shall see.
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Recently Terri of Mixing Up Midlife asked on Instagram the question: “Have you made a practice of listening to your intuition, and has it served you?” My response to Terri was, “Yes, it’s the way I stay peaceful.” My theory is that much of a human’s unsettledness, or restlessness, has more to do with not following their own intuition/guidance/GPS, than to do with the outside world. Internal peace is life changing, and then, you know how to take the next step. It’s so worth the discomfort to discover it. But then, trusting it is the next big step.
Now, I know Terri is interviewing someone who is a bit of an expert on intuition, so if you are curious, be sure to check out the Mixing Up Midlife podcast. Let’s talk dictionary definition of intuition real quick. It’s “the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning.” Or “a thing that one knows or considers likely from instinctive feeling rather than conscious reasoning.” If you are a regular listener, Coach Christine speak of this would be that the days when your intuition is clearer to you, more than likely those are the days or moments when you have a well-trained Protector, so you are able to handle those thought deliveries in a well-curated manner. Opening up the potential to access more of the real you and your future self, to use her as your GPS.
When your internal GPS is hiding behind the walls of thought deliveries that you may have in your mind, without a well-trained Protector, you’ll have a restlessness within you that you’ll want to jump to blaming on the outside world, other humans, or the circumstances of your life. Clarity is hard to come by when you are being bossed around by your thought deliveries and your Protector. If you haven’t already, begin to train yourself to notice those thought deliveries, my friend. I have a bunch of episodes about that, so I’ll put those in the show notes.
What does this have to do with empty nesting? Well, let’s talk about that real quick. Whether you are currently empty nesting or if you have a not-so-empty nest that has you in a holding pattern, if you have no clarity on how to move forward in your life, or not sure what to do with your time, generally, feel a bit lost, my guess is you have a ton of thought deliveries in your mind that keep you too busy to learn who you are outside of the roles you have had over the years. Too busy to consider that the thought you have is optional. Too busy to spend time alone with yourself, learning to love and accept who you are outside of the roles that you have. Practically, what can you do?
Well, most of my podcast episodes are all about this. High-level, accept the feelings that you have. Process through them, and then work on training your Protector. You are worth this work. Sometimes, that internal GPS will become restless and begin to push back on you. But what if you did the work to uncover who your future self is? So that you could have her in view at all times, to allow that intuition to become more of a part of your everyday life. What if? Why not? What do you have to lose?
If you are confused, or intrigued by some of my Coach Christine speak, be sure to check out the Conscious Effective Olympian, or CEO, of Your Life series of episodes for more about your Protector, your thought deliveries, and how to gain momentum in your life. As always, links are in my show notes.
The questions I have for you in this episode are: Do you feel you have a strong intuition? And, what are your thoughts after listening to this episode? I have a feeling I may have given you more questions than answers. That’s okay. Let me know what they are, and I’ll do another episode.
Well, my empty nest CEO of your life friend, if you enjoyed this episode, I invite you to take a moment to subscribe to this podcast. It is free, after all. As always, I provide content to make you think. My hope is that I am able to provide you with thoughts that positively impact your life. Empty nest or not, look, I know many of us have our children with an unplanned online education. But keep in mind, future you is cheering you on right now. She can’t wait for you to meet her, and she is your biggest fan. Let her be that. She and I want you to remember that you are amazing! See ya!
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