Ways to start listening to your intuition.

If an opportunity appears or life is pushing you in a direction that you created. You created it, so why not step into it?

Some people struggle so much to stick with old habits and behaviours, they end up fighting against themselves. People have forgotten how to listen to their own intuition. Not knowing that their gut instinct is trying so hard to warn them. I often tell clients that people are so “Top Heavy” now. Just listening to their mind, they forget all about their second brain.

Technically known as the enteric nervous system. The second brain consists of sheaths of neurons. Embedded in the walls of the long tube of our gut, or alimentary canal. This measures about nine meters end to end from the esophagus to the anus. The second brain contains some 100 million neurons. More than in either the spinal cord or the peripheral nervous system. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/gut-second-brain/

A primal connection exists between our brain and our gut.

We often talk about a “gut feeling” when we meet someone for the first time. We’re told to “trust our gut instinct” when making a difficult decision. Or that it’s “gut check time” when faced with a situation that tests our nerve and determination.

This mind-gut connection is not just metaphorical.

Our brain and gut are connected by an extensive network of neurons and a highway of chemicals and hormones. They constantly provide feedback about how hungry we are. Whether or not we’re experiencing stress. Or if we’ve ingested a disease-causing microbe. This information superhighway is called the brain-gut axis. It provides constant updates on the state of affairs at your two ends. That sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach after looking at your post-holiday credit card bill is a vivid example of the brain-gut connection at work.

You’re stressed and your gut knows it immediately.