Shopping might be viewed as a rather shallow way to use your intuition. However I find it is one of the best ways to strengthen it. If you can develop it in your mundane daily decisions, you would be surprised by the quality of your choices, and also how many additional messages you might receive along the way.
I find the best way to see if your Intuition is correct is to actually follow it. I am coming to this conclusion usually after NOT following it many, many times always to my detriment.
My intuition has ALWAYS been right. When will I actually believe that? J I guess when I decide to listen to it absolutely, positively, 1000% of the time and as a result my life flows as smoothly as silk.
You will see from the following conversation between my intuitive mind and my “rational” mind that sometimes that is a huge struggle for me. (Luckily no one can hear these conversations except me…and that is bad enough.)
Reason: “Geez…I see the toystore I was headed to for my niece’s birthday present went out of business.”
Intuition: “Hey you – the name of that other kids’ store that just popped into your head – your niece would really, really love something that is in that store, for her birthday…”
Reason: Ignores Intuition. Keeps thinking of possible of solutions.
Intuition: “Hey you – I’m telling you she wants something that is in that store”.
Reason: “That store is too far.”
“It’s not too far if you go this way…[shows me a map of the route in my head]”
“Okay, but what about the traffic at lunch time?”
“I promise, the traffic will be light.”
“Doesn’t that store only sell clothes? I bet they don’t even have toys…”“The store has something your niece really wants for her birthday.”
“I have to get back to the office right away to give Dick that information he wanted…”“Dick isn’t even in the office this afternoon.”
“How do you know? Alright, but you’d better be right…I’ll go to the darn store”
K gets to the store…
Reason: “So what is the thing she wants?” asks, as K moves around the store looking at things.
Intuition smiles but doesn’t answer and stays silently smug.
Reason: “Am I buying the right thing? Is this what she wanted?”
Intuition still doesn’t answer, keeps smiling and not answering.
K takes the presents to the till for gift-wrapping and then leaves the store to buy some lunch, while the presents are being gift-wrapped.
K comes back in the store, is immediately drawn to the first thing she looked at in the shop and didn’t buy. K instinctively now knows this is the right thing, the thing she was supposed to buy. K takes this item to the till to buy it. K leaves store and drives back to work.
As she drives, K feels in her body and her mind, more and more, that the item she got is the thing she was supposed to buy.
Reason: “Great. Okay you were right. Fine. Thanks. Is that what you wanted to hear? Thanks.”
Intuition decides to be smug all day, but keeps laughing quietly while Reason is once again forced to admit defeat. Intuition is even more smug when K’s niece opens the gift and immediately loves it.
Score: Intuition – 3, 697, 884 correct
Reason – 3 (probably when it decided to align with Intuition)
Really it’s amazing Intuition keeps helping me out after all the attitude it gets from me.
Once again, thanks Intuition!!