What is the Gut Instinct?
Your gut instinct is the physical reaction, a specific type of response to stimuli. It is an inner voice that tells you what feels right and what feels wrong.
The ultimate purpose of our gut instinct is to protect us. Our body carries out a primal response to subconscious information when we experience emotions like overwhelmed or fear.
It’s hard for us to listen to our intuition because there’s too much chaos in the outside world, be it physically or mentally. We are consumed by content, beliefs, and news every day, making it harder to listen to what we feel inside. What the universe is pulling us to do. We have so much power inside to guide us on the right path.
Is it Gut Instinct or Fear?
You might get confused between fear and gut instinct, as your mind can easily confuse you when you feel your emotions. Pay attention to your mind and the quality of thoughts that you are thinking. For example, is your mind racing, excited, or confused?. If so, you are experiencing fear.
Gut instincts are spontaneous – they appear out of the blue. They don’t have time to build up in the brain. Therefore, the brain is relatively calm and neutral.
Fears, on the other hand, build up. They are typically more questionable, nagging, unclear, and agitated. If your mind is spinning continuously and your thoughts are everywhere, you are experiencing fear, not gut instinct.
Here are the five gut instincts you should never ignore. Ask yourself if you have ever felt them or what was your experience like?
A Feeling Of Danger
A sudden sense of danger can hit you out of the blue. In this situation, ask yourself questions like does the situation you’re in right now feel uncertain? Does your gut tell you there might be a problem ahead? Then, listen attentively to that feeling. Your instincts can always sense when you’re in danger and can help you to avoid dangerous situations.
This feels Right.
Always listen to your instincts when it comes to knowing what’s right for you. No matter what the situation is, be it surprising or sudden. Your heart knows what is right for you. This is your inner voice telling you that this is where you belong. The Instinct will come out effortlessly, and you will feel happy and content because you know deep inside it feels right for you.
Excitement About An Opportunity
Another gut feeling that we tend to ignore is the excitement for an opportunity or a new beginning. Fears and insecurities can raise self-doubts in us, which leaves in second-guessing ourselves even when we know that we are capable of achieving all our dreams and goals.
Listen to your gut – even though it seems scary at first, but it will be worth it.
Sense That You’re Not Well
We’ve all felt that nagging sensation that something isn’t right in our bodies. Well, many of us brush it off and don’t think about it when you ignore a gut feeling like this if your body does not feel well.
If you notice a particular change in your body or change in sensation and a sense of Imbalance, then you should consider your doctor immediately before it gets any worse.
I’m making a mistake.
Your subconscious may not immediately pick up the signs that you perceive, but you need to trust it when it tells you something is wrong; when you feel negative and feel uneasiness or discomfort, this is the sign that your body is telling you something is wrong. You might not understand it, but there is a reason you feel this way. Your instincts are trying to save you from doing something that you will regret.
We might not be able to touch, taste, smell, listen or see our sixth sense, but it’s at the core of all of us. So when your gut feeling is trying to communicate with you, listen to it carefully. Instincts are often unconscious and mysterious, but you don’t always need to understand them. Just follow them.
Clear your mind, quiet your fears, and allow yourself to be guided by your inner voice. When you start trusting your gut and follow your heart, everything else will fall into place.