EP 422: How to Make Sense of Your Intuition with Michaela

This coaching call is about making sense of our intuition. Today’s caller, Michaela, wants to drop fully into what she is feeling but is unsure whether her intuition is just a fear-based response to her past. She asks Christine for guidance on how to decipher her feelings and how to trust her intuition.

We all have the gift of intuition to varying degrees. Some people, who have more gifts, we might refer to as psychics or mediums. But we all have the gift and the ability to connect to our intuition. And often, when we open up our connection to our intuition, it can be confusing. We may get intuitive messages and not know exactly what to do with them.

The beautiful thing about surrender or letting go is that it does allow for what actually needs to come forward to happen. Surrendering and receiving can feel scary because we have to be still. When we’re not in motion, either mentally or physically, and stillness comes, it often can trigger a fear response. Because if you grew up with any kind of abuse or chaos you know that when things got quiet, or still it wasn’t always a good sign; the calm before the storm.

So, we keep ourselves moving to both avoid chaos and to avoid the feelings. Many of us have wounds and trauma that we’ve been carrying around for decades and if we keep ourselves busy and distracted enough then we don’t have to feel the pain. If we do surrender and allow ourselves to receive, then there’s an invitation to feel. And, often it isn’t the party we want to attend.

The beautiful thing about inner child work is that we have all these beautiful parts of us that come alive again and they become a great source of love.

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Consider/Ask Yourself:

  • Do you feel like your intuition is telling you something and you’re not exactly sure what it means or what to do with it?
  • Have you had a life of lots of doing and you feel this huge desire to just be, but at the same time it terrifies you?
  • Are you someone that is good at receiving or are you better at giving?
  • Are you willing to carve the time out for yourself and change behaviors to connect more deeply with your inner child so that you can feel safe in your body?

Michaela’s Question:

Michaela is being pulled to listen to her intuition but is confused about whether the message is coming from her intuition or is a fear-based response.

Michaela’s Key Insights and Ahas:

  • She is an imposter syndrome and transformational coach.
  • She left the corporate world after 25 years.
  • She is feeling pulled to stop doing and to listen to her intuition.
  • She is strongly spiritual.
  • She has a global network of people as clients.
  • She invests money in personal development work.
  • She suffered from imposter syndrome in the past.
  • Her family pretended everything was okay, no matter what was happening.
  • She feels coaching is her calling.
  • She’s been married for 25 years.
  • She has a hidden life and doesn’t feel safe.
  • She had traumatic experiences in her childhood.
  • She sometimes wants to disappear.
  • She recently uncoupled from an intimate connection.
  • She is searching for parental safety.
  • She wants to feel supported and loved.
  • She finds it difficult to receive.
  • She doesn’t understand how people love her.

How to Get Over It and On With It:

  • Delve deeply into healing inner child work.
  • Let go of her distractions to integrate the fragmented pieces of herself.
  • Trust her intuition and be curious about the messages.
  • Be curious and allow people’s love for her to model how to love her inner child.
  • Take action in response to her internal messaging rather than taking action to avoid her feelings.


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