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  • Writer's pictureCate Bales

Re-Discover Your Intuitive Mind!

Western society admires, respects and even idolises being busy. Many people wear it as a badge of honour. In our world today, being busy means that you are popular, successful and ahead of the game. We have become so competent in scheduling every moment of our day, with something to do. This action, thinking and doing behaviour comes from our rational mind.

A goggle search of busy comes up with words like unavailable, buried, hustling, slaving, swamped, overloaded, and snowed under. Do we really want being busy to be a belief for us to live by each day?

We have forgotten that there is another whole aspect to ourselves – the intuitive mind.

Albert Einstein said, “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift.”

Do you think Einstein ever described his life as being too busy?

He is also quoted as saying “I never came upon any of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking.”

And he is not the only one. Steve Jobs, Thomas Edison, Leonardo Da Vinci and countless other ‘successful’ people have consciously created space in their day to imagine, to create and to dream.

I can be the first person to be guilty of being 'too busy'. It's easier being busy than sometimes sitting with myself and being present for what is coming up for me. I think being 'busy' becomes an excuse for me to feel that I'm doing something of value in the world - it's an illusion of self-worth.

Being busy has become a bad habit that I've fallen back into. I can tend to neglect that softer, intuitive, all-knowing side of myself that can only be accessed by slowing down and being more present - moment to moment with what is arising.

Soul is calling me! I'm choosing to create space to listen to her whispers every day – even if it is just for 10 minutes. And what she is bringing me is way beyond anything I could have imagined with my rational mind. I am remembering!

And you can do the same thing. If you find that your life is busy everyday, and you intuitively know that there must be a better way, start to listen to that part of you. “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again.” And you guessed it. Another quote by Albert Einstein. He was one very savvy wise man.

Carve out time daily to be present with your soul. Listen to her whispers. What is she wanting? What is she asking for? Initially you may not hear her. It could be 10, 20, 30 or more years since you have listened. Call it your gut instinct, your knowingness. It just feels right. The more you pay attention to her, the more you will hear.

Think about what you loved to do as a child. What did you love to play? Many of my clients ask me how they can tell the difference between whether it is their intuition/soul talking or their ego. I always say that the ego will have an alterior motive. The soul just is. She may want to dance, to draw, to write, to sing, to create or to commune with nature.….. Ideas will come to you effortlessly. We cannot tap into this part of ourselves when we are busy. We must create space everyday to connect with this intuitive part of us.

As you begin to listen and act on your feelings, you will discover that your life will unfold with more ease and grace.

It takes practice. It takes trust. And it takes courage to act on your hunches without having any logical reason for it. But the journey that she will take you on will be so worth it.

We tend to forget that we are human beings not human doings.

Let’s return to our ‘wholeness’ and watch the busyness disappear.

Let’s replace pressure with pleasure. To stop striving and to soften.

Let’s not forget the gift of our intuitive mind.

What is your soul whispering to you today? What does she want? What is she asking for? I’d love to hear from you. Please share and let’s redefine being busy.

And if you have friends, family or colleagues who are always too busy, forward them this email. They’ll thank you for it.

Much love and blessings,

Cate xxx



Hello! I'm Cate Bales; a passionalte health coach. I write a regular blog, “a re-claim to wholeness", inspiring you, my readers to have more energy, time, freedom and meaning in your lives. Don't forget to sign up for my newsletter here.

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