“Life is a journey, not a destination.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Recently I went to see a new therapist. Not that I didn’t like my old one, the same one I’ve had for nearly 18 years on and off. Insurance changed, therefore therapist needed to change too. I loathed the thought of having to start over with someone, re-hash all my old history, see all my dirty laundry back up again.

So, I dragged my feet, boo hooed about it and finally went. Surprisingly, I was nervous. For 40 minutes I gave her the highlights of about the last 20 years. The good, the bad, the ugly and the downright horrendous. I lost count of the “Wows” that came out of her mouth. She frantically took notes and then suddenly stopped me. She asked me to repeat myself. I had said,

“When I finally had enough courage and love for myself to listen to my loving intuition, my entire life changed. I had to take responsibility for my decisions and actions, learn and move forward.”

She said in her professional opinion most people spend their whole lives not doing this. Knowing they need to get out of a relationship, or communicate something to someone or anything that’s not serving them.

I stopped and listened to what I had just said. Courage and love for myself. Yep. It took courage to change my life. And for me, I was put in a situation where I was forced to take a good, hard look at my life. My reality was shoved down my throat. I was sick of it. Sick of not having enough self love and self respect to listen to my own soul.

I wrote last week about intuition and that it wants you to succeed and be happy. When you truly listen to it, you shine. People are attracted to you. You’re able to be your authentic self and the right people come to you. And if you don’t listen, trust me, it won’t shut up! A friend of mine recently said, “Your intuition first tickles you with a feather, if you don’t listen it hits you with a stick, if you still don’t listen, it hits you with a brick.”

Don’t wait for the brick to smack you over the head. Feel the tickle, find some courage and take action.