It all started during my journey of studying to be a Integrative Health Coach with the IIN, the largest nutrition school in the world. It was October 2019 and I had just come back from IIN 2019 LIVE, the weekend of October 12-13. What an exciting time that was, seeing all of the alumni from IIN. I didn’t know a soul but they were all like minded people like me, so I felt at home with everyone and all of the speakers.
With memories from that weekend still swirling in my head, I also had some homework to do with my course study. I had to start having various people fill out my health histories so I could start health coaching clients. This entailed handing out a three page form to my friends, family and acquaintances to find out their eating habits both bad and good, and if they had any medical history I should know about before embarking on a plan for the client.
I had been doing morning pages just about every day, which is a journal of every day events that I write in a notebook. I also started the practice of meditation at least once or twice a week to keep me as centered as possible. I think these activities helped me to fine tune my intuition, except I wasn’t really aware of the gifts that were blooming before me.
So, I was thinking there was a particular lady that I wanted to get to fill out one of my health histories at the local gym that I go to. I planned on walking to her desk on the way out and explaining my health history, so that she can take a look and fill it out for me. I had this well rehearsed but it was still giving me some anxiety. When I got to her desk, I chickened out. I was like, oh, I’ll try again tomorrow. Next day came and I didn’t do it. In fact the whole week went by and I didn’t do it. Then, that very night, I was about to go to sleep and I kept hearing in my head, the lady’s name, over and over. When I heard it, I kept thinking, I only know one person with that name, but why do I keep hearing her name in my head?
The next day, I found out this lady had a stroke. I was devastated. I couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t believe that I could have prevented this by just giving her my health history. She was a working mom with two small kids and I know how moms put everyone before them, and your last on the list, to get a physical done on yourself. But, I really felt guilty from that. If she had that health history in her hand and read some of the questions, she may have realized that she should see a doctor especially if she wasn’t feeling that good at the time.
Anyway, the moral of this story, for me, is to trust your instincts. Your intuition is more powerful then you think! Especially if you hear voices loud and clear about a particular situation. Listen to them! I believe this was my Gatekeeper Angel trying to warn me about someone else’s issue. Ever since then, I don’t ignore any information that comes into my head or heart. I go with the flow and live in the present moment. I let the Universe and God lead me down the path of curiosity and the unknown. Intuition is something that you should always take seriously.