One of the questions clients ask me the most is: ´how do I know the difference between fear and intuition?´
Here’s what I tell them.
First of all, it’s important to understand that intuition is, which is that it’s the ability to understand something instinctively, without reasoning.
And this is where the role of the body comes in because intuition is felt in the body.
The issue is that fear is felt in the body too. But here’s the difference:
You’ll most likely sense intuition as an instinct without a story.
For example, if your body senses real threat, you´ll be flooded with adrenaline so that you can run away or fight. You may also freeze or fawn for safety. You won’t even have to think about it.
If there’s no actual threat but you feel fearful, you´ll feel similar sensations but you´ll also be your head, telling yourself a story about what’s happening.
Remember, intuition is an instinctive knowing in the body that doesn’t have a story attached into it.
You may feel calm or expansive or grounded, but there’s no logic. It just is. That’s how you know it’s intuition.
Everything else is learned fear.
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