The Tango of the Inner Critic & Intuition
Part of our Creative Writing Series
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The intuition when listened to and heard will become a voice that is louder and louder. It is so soft and insignificant to us because it has been ignored. When we give our intuitive voice attention the light will burn brighter. The inner critic will remain and return with negative discouraging thoughts. Don’t be afraid of this process. Your light is getting stronger as you intentionally listen to your intuition.
When we remove something, it’s equally important to add something. An example is a garden. Every year I begin cultivating my soil in the spring getting the ground ready to plant my tomatoes. I have to remove the weeds, clear the area from growth, mix in nutrients and then the ground is nurtured. Only then will I dig a hole for the plants. Then I will consistently add water, removing any weeds that continue to grow all spring, and summer. The incessant sprouting up of the same weeds annoys me. Why won’t they just go away? I’ve let them know they don’t serve a purpose for my tomatoes and are getting in the way. They do not listen to me, and just keep growing all season despite my efforts to remove them. I feel so annoyed! This is what our life is like, a garden. It is our job to tend to the garden consistently and this is work. What is the result? Tasty tomatoes that no store can ever sell me. Well worth the effort.
Weeds are the same with the inner critic that will always remain as we cultivate and plant our garden. As we water the nurtured soil with listening to our intuitive nature, the inner critic will interrupt with weeds.
Perhaps we have walked by this garden area full of weeds, ignored it, and just left the land looking desolate year after year. It’s time to do something about this today. Begin taking away the weeds and adding the garden. This takes time and intention and is a messy process. It just is.
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