A year ago, I stopped taking birth control pills. I was 38 years old and I had been taking them non-stop since I was 18. I was scared to stop because I had no clue how my system would react. Would I become a raging b*tch once a month? Would I gain weight? Lose weight? Would I become scared of sex because I didn’t want to chance getting pregnant? I was scared to stop taking them and also scared to keep taking them. What in the world was I putting into my body every day? What effect was that having on me in the long run? Whatever hormones I was ingesting, I had been doing so for over 20 years! I realized that I didn’t even know what I was like sans birth control! That became more worrisome than anything else, so I stopped.
It took my body several months to normalize. I was more moody and emotional than I had been, but overall, I was fine. I lost a little bit of weight, which was a welcomed change. And I wasn’t seeing anyone so I didn’t have to worry about other forms of contraception. It seemed like stopping birth control really wasn’t that big of a deal.
After several months, however, I did start to notice something else happening. It seemed I just ‘knew’ things. I’ve always had a very strong intuition, but the things I seemed to all of a sudden know were blowing me away, and it was happening a lot. It then dawned on me that, for the first time in 20 years, my system was completely free of external substances and/or hormones. I wasn’t drinking, smoking, or taking any medications. In addition to that, I was doing a lot of meditation and consciously connecting to a higher power on a regular basis. Because I had become a much clearer channel, my intuition abilities had reached another level. It was amazing!
I believe we are all intuitive and psychic beings. All intuition really is is tapping into a source more intelligent than yourself. Unfortunately, most of us clog those channels with a bunch of physical, emotional, and psychological crap throughout our lives. When you meet someone who labels themselves as an intuitive or a psychic, know that they have simply worked those muscles and cleared those energetic channels more than others. You can work those muscles too. All you have to do is detox your system, have a regular meditation practice connecting you to a higher power, have a sincere intention to heighten your intuition, and most importantly, actively listen to your body.
Women are especially gifted with an innate ability to be intuitive. We are feeling beings. It’s part of our divine feminine nature. We have the gift of sight through feeling. Most of these intuitive experiences happen in our bodies. “My heart says…” or “my gut is telling me to…” Women are uniquely lucky as our hearts and our wombs are the parts of us that have the most knowledge. Intuition is one of our innate superpowers. When was the last time you sat quietly and listened to what your heart and your womb want to share with you? I encourage you to give it a try.