The Only Way Out is In
I can pinpoint the moment I learned to listen to my intuition. I was in my mid-twenties, had just graduated from college, and like most of my twenties, was obsessed with my weight. I would religiously watch “The Biggest Loser” while eating my skinny cow ice cream sandwiches and was in love with everything that was Jillian Michaels. Back then, I had a Google News alert set up for Jillian and that’s when her book came into my life, “Master Your Metabolism: The 3 Diet Secrets for Naturally Balancing Your Hormones for a Hot and Healthy Body!” I ordered it ASAP! and everything she wrote made complete sense. It was like I knew the information all along. It also peaked my interest in government cover ups, ag-gag laws, and all sorts of conspiracy theories (but we will leave that for another entry).
I gave up fragrances, traditional cleaning products, soda, anything with high fructose corn syrup, fast food, and I switched my produce and dairy to anything that said organic, all-natural cleaning supplies filled my cupboards, I only purchased fish listed in the “best choices” category on The Seafood Watch checklist… I could go on. Fortunately, I had a good paying job because this was before Californian grocery stores had in-house organic brands.
What I am getting at is that my intuition told me seek out Jillian Michaels and to give her recommendations space in my life. I stopped getting non-hangover induced headaches, I was losing weight without changing portions or reducing calories, and my clothes stopped making me itch. I didn’t have what I thought at the time was a “hot body” but it did open this doorway to explore alternative ideas in terms of my health which lead me down the path of self discovery and growth that I am on now, almost ten years later.
My newest knowing is that little thing we call a “gut feeling” or what those in my community call intuition or spirit is truly an inner guidance system for us to harness so we can live our best lives.
However, I would have never believed in intuition or learned how to listen to it if I didn’t first heal my soul and change the way my mind talked to my body. It was through inner exploration that I have learned to love my body, embrace my talents, tap into universal energy, overcome fear and doubt, and begin manifesting the life that I am so happy and proud to live.