What is your body telling you?

I’ve been feeling excited over the weekend as I’d made an impulsive decision to do some extra training.

The course felt like the perfect training for me for a number of reasons. It felt like it would solve a few problems, and bring a great richness to my life over the next two years.

Alongside the excitement butterflies, I was also aware of a different variety. These butterflies didn’t feel so friendly. They felt unsettled, fractious.

I dismissed them and carried on with my plans. This morning, just before I filled in the application form, I got some information which pointed me towards questioning my decision. This little space was enough to let me see how desperately I’d wanted this training to be ‘the answer’. I got suspicious. I realised that it was an attempt to fix something that couldn’t really be fixed.

I might do the training, and I might not, but I’m going to give myself more time and space to decide. Those anxious butterflies were right all along.

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6 thoughts on “What is your body telling you?

  1. Red Bird

    My husband says I always have a good intuition about things, and for the most part, I do follow it. It is nice to get a validation, though.
    Glad you were able to do that in this particular circumstance.
    🙂

  2. Kate Burton

    Fiona, I’ve done some work on somatic intelligence, the wisdom of the body and it’s amazing what you discover. Thank goodness for those beautiful butterflies.

  3. Josephine Tale Peddler

    I think it’s really important to listen to those instincts as well. I believe fully in tuning into the body and following its wisdom. We were so close to buying a house last year and had those same ‘butterflies’ It was lucky we didn’t as we can see now it would have been totally the wrong choice. xx

  4. Fiona Robyn

    Yes Nik – I wonder if our instincts only need to kick in if we’re doing something COUNTER to what we really want to do, and that’s why we always ignore them?!

    RB – maybe I should check with you next time I’m unsure!

    Kate – sounds really interesting. Hope you’re well – long time no see!

    Josephine – that was lucky, that’s a big decision…

  5. Smart

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