Before I start this post, I want to tell you guys a little something before I tell you a lot of something. Growing up, my Mom always called me a “little witch,” often asking, “Are you a good witch or a bad witch?” Maybe because I was obsessed with The Wizard of Oz? Maybe because I was actually a little witch? Either way, if the broom fits….
Five years old, circa 1988
the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning.“we shall allow our intuition to guide us”
Intuition isn’t just one of the chapters of Queen Bey’s history making album Lemonade.
(Apathy is my favorite, in case you’re wondering.)
At some point in each of our lives, we’ve all that feeling deep down in our gut that tells us something, without having a rhyme or reason why. We can’t put our finger on how we know something, or have scientific evidence to back up our unconscious reasoning. We just. You know? INTUITIVELY KNOW. (See what I did there?) It could be something bad, something good, something that we feel is going to happen, has happened or is happening right at that moment. It could be an answer we’re looking for and so on. Intuition isn’t always recognizable and it can easily be dismissed, or confused for insecurity (you’re not insecure, I repeat you’re not insecure!), since it’s not logical. However, when you hear something inside of you, hold up and LISTEN.
Over the past few years I’ve been faced with certain experiences that brought my personal intuition, to a heightened level (maybe I am a witch?), and has led me to some of the best situations and revelations of my life. I think back to those moments where something inside of me just told me to do something. Talk to someone. Apply for something. To go somewhere. To look at something. I often reminisce on one specific conversation when a friend asked me why I was questioning them. I referred to my intuitive feeling and they replied with, “your intuition is wrong.” Well, it wasn’t wrong that day, not yesterday, not today, not ever.
Old friend, if you’re reading this, I hope you’re well.
Intuition, like anything, can be lost if you choose to ignore it. Through various methods and practices, intuition can be tapped into and brought to that next level. The first is actually listening. Tune into yourself; that voice is there for a reason. Hopefully your voice isn’t as annoying as mine. Imagine having to listen to this thing all the time? This s*it is exhausting.
Fun fact about me: someone nicknamed me Frangela, a combination of Fran Drescher and Angela, in 2007.
Pay attention to everything. If you know me, you know I think everything is a sign. Everything is a higher power or my spirit guide leading me to something or telling me to pay extra attention. To most people I probably look and sound crazy but I do get the most gratifying feeling (not as gratifying as Dr. Pimple Popper videos, but close) when I am afforded the ability to connect the dots down the line.
Pay attention to vibrations, how you feel around certain people and in certain situations, body language and your own emotions and dreams. For me personally, my dreams are extremely vivid and tell an entire story.
Ask a close friend or family member their opinions. While this is fine, I do it myself, when it comes back full circle you will most likely realize that your original gut feeling was right all along.
And, of course, meditate. Be in solitude. It’s amazing how many answers you will see when you’re silent. (I know, I know, “silent” coming from me is contradictory since I was given the gift of gab.) As the kids say: #blessed.
Okay, so maybe I’ve been promoted to Witch over the years. I mean, I am sitting here, writing this blog, with my little black cat, Wendy Williams, in my lap (how you doin?!).
Being highly intuitive is a blessing and a curse, however, I wouldn’t change it for anything (except being able to eat apple crumb cake every day without gaining weight). I am grateful for every single personal experience that gave me the chance to open up my third eye and be able to rely on my inner voice confidently. My gut tells me that you will start to, too.