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Why Relief Isn’t Necessarily a Good Thing

You know that moment in the decision making process — you’re about to make a big decision for your life, and suddenly, the weight of the decision feels like too much to bear. You go from a sense of excitement, to a fear that surrounds you that eats away at you.

So you back out of the decision. It feels like the right thing to do. Maybe it’s too much of a time commitment, or money, or not the right time. The moment after you back out, the weight lifts off your shoulders, and relief sets in. You’re safe, and proud of yourself for having just prevented what could have been a big mistake. Thank God for intuition.

Right???

Take a deep breath before you read what’s next – because it may just crack your perceived safety net wide open…

That wasn’t your intuition.

As a society, we have it all wrong with what this kind of fear really is and why it’s there. And we have a misconceived notion of what intuition is supposed to feel like.

Our intuition is not always sparkles and rainbows. Sometimes that very same fear that pulls on us as we’re making a decision IS our intuition speaking up. And in those circumstances, what it’s really saying is “I have no f#@&ing clue how I’m going to do this. I’m so scared. But I have to do this.”

And if you want to grow and expand and become more of that amaaazing version of yourself you know is within you, it’s time you get to know this feeling, and started dancing with it in unison (instead of running from it convincing yourself it’s your “intuition”).

You’re going to have to take leaps. Your going to have to stretch yourself beyond limits of what has previously been, or rather seemed, possible. And you’re going to have to get used to the discomfort in the stretch. Because it’s in that discomfort that more space, and more real life possibility is born.

Think about it this way — You may have less moments of the weightlessness of the relief. You may have less moments of feeling safe. But what’s waiting for you on the other side of the fear that is your intuition talking are more moments of awe, more moments of feeling super f#@%ing inspired by yourself, and more moments of being that very version of you that you were previously just yearning to become.

Before we say yes to the leaps of fear + intuition, the moments where we get to see that version of ourselves we’re inspired by, are fleeting. But once those moments of standing in your YES alongside fear + intuition become a normal part of your process, you can’t help but be inspired by yourself and how you’re showing up.

Which will you choose?

And since I’m pretty sure of your answer, let me just say – you, my dear, are amazing 🙂

Jordanna Eyre

Jordanna Eyre has spent a lifetime asking big questions and cultivating ever-deepening trust in the power that flows through life. Her favorite words to use are Expansion, (genuine) Power, and Co-Creation because she carries them in the very fiber of her being. Everything she writes and talks about is based on a methodology she's developed over the course of her life. She spends every day as a student so that her role as a teacher continues to grow along with the Collective.

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