Body Instincts You Shouldn’t Ignore

Why is my body screaming out there is something wrong? We’ve all heard the expression, “I had a gut feeling.” And it feels like it’s coming from your whole body…Well, it is.

Did you know your skin is a great receptor. It can give you a tremendous amount of information. There’s a reason the hair on the back of our neck sticks up or our arms become riddled with goose bumps when we find ourselves in an unsettling or potentially dangerous situation. Our body is screaming out that something is sorely wrong.

And no one can ignore the “fight or flight” response that washes over us in situations of desperation. Suddenly, you can run faster or jump higher than you ever knew was possible.

Sequences of nerve cell firings occur, and chemicals like adrenaline and cortisol are released into our bloodstream. Blood is shuttled away from our digestive tract and pushed to our muscles and limbs. Our inner knowing–our intuition–is giving us a good kick in the proverbial and the extra energy we need for physical survival.

While gut hits aren’t always that clear cut, the body never lies and there are many ways to detect more subtle signals of knowingness. The more conscious you are, the more present you are and the more aware you become, because consciousness works with awareness.

Our gut-hits always come from a place of good intention to safeguard us emotionally, physically and spiritually.


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