I was just going about my day, when a little voice in the back of my head said, “Turn on the television.”

“What?” I argued with myself. “I don’t watch TV during the day. Sure, at night when I’m winding down my day, but day-time hours are for being productive.”

Regardless of my logical argument, the little voice persisted, so I turned on the television to a math program, and I was compelled to leave it on that particular show. What made this peculiar is that I’m no math whiz, and a math program is the last thing I would be interested in watching. Yet, there I was glued to the TV watching an instructor teaching his students about math.

I don’t remember what kind of math they were doing, but there was a moment on that show that influenced my perspective about intuition and its influence remains with me still.

The instructor asked his students to estimate their answer to a specific mathematical question. He explained that their responses were intuitive and then described intuition as facts that are not yet proven.

“Now,” he said, “we will prove your intuitive knowledge.” Then they set their minds to the mathematical principles that would lead them to a demonstrable solution.

There I was intuitively drawn to watch a program I would not generally elect to watch, receiving a life-changing insight about intuition—a topic I was exploring in my life at the time. The program itself was my verifiable proof that intuition was working quite effectively in me that day.

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(Don’t let the word “occult” in the web-page name throw you. Occult basically means “hidden knowledge.”)

That seems to be the way it is with intuition. You don’t get your proof upfront. You get it on the back-end, after you have acknowledged the intuitive insight you have received.

And in some cases, you don’t get confirmation at all. If you are going to utilize intuitive wisdom, you have to trust that you made the right choice based upon your gut feelings and inclination in the moment. These two factors—getting your proof on the backend or getting no proof at all—may be the most significant reasons many of us find it difficult to trust our intuition, even when we know we are receiving intuitive insight.

When you do get confirmation that your intuitive hunch was on target, it instills a great sense of confidence in this little understood human ability. When you get verification regularly, it can strengthen your resolve to use and trust your intuitive insights as a matter of course.

The key lies in acknowledging and following the intuitive guidance when you experience it. You can argue with yourself like I did or you can get right to it and create an opportunity for the gift of intuition to lead you to some yet-to-be-discovered facts.

Author's Bio: 

Misa Hopkins is the author of the best-selling book, “The Root of All Healing: 7 Steps to Healing Anything”, which has been named the first-aid handbook for the new 21st Century consciousness. She is also Spiritual Director and founder of New Dream Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to global spiritual family and honoring the sacred feminine. With over 30 years of teaching and training experience, including teaching hundreds of healers, and now as a spiritual counselor, Hopkins is an astute observer of human motivation and potential. Her observations about the healing progress of her clients, students and friends, and her own miraculous healings led her to ground-breaking conclusions about why people remain ill, even when they are trying to become well. Hopkins recognized that illness may actually meet unconscious needs you aren’t even aware exist. In her book, workshops and articles, she provides insights about how to break through the limits of illness to experience the freedom and joy of wellness.