Is there something you’re pretending not to hear?

Do you ever find yourself feeling resistant to following the guidance that you get from your inner voice?

Sometimes it’s our ego that doesn’t like being told what to do, and sometimes it just plain fear of the unknown. Fear of what will happen if we follow that guidance.

At the end of my marriage, I remember feeling that inner knowing that my husband and I had completed everything we came together to work out, and it was time to let the marriage go. I had every excuse in the book when it came to why I shouldn’t trust the inner nudgings:

  • What about my step-son? How will he take this?
  • What about the dog? He’ll be so sad…
  • Will I get to keep the house?
  • Will I ever find love again?
  • Will my mother-in-law think I didn’t try hard enough?
  • Should we give it a longer try?
  • Maybe my inner voice is wrong this time (even though it’s never misguided me before)…

The bottom line was that I was afraid of the future without my husband. There was a certain security to being married that I liked having. It was fun to be a “Mrs.”

For three nights in a row, before going to bed, I asked the Universe to please give me a clear sign as to what to do. Three mornings in a row, I got the same message:  it was time to move on.

I now look back in awe of how well it all turned out. The Universe supported both of us in our new lives and my ex-husband and I have remained good friends.

All of those thoughts were simply fear. Fear, fear and more fear of change, of the future and of the unknown.

Are you aware of any silent, but rather loud inner nudging that you’ve been getting lately that you’re pretending not to hear?

There have been so many nudges I’ve heard along the way that I didn’t want to hear or act on, but every time I gave in to the resistance of trusting the voice, it always turned out in my favor.

One of the thoughts that stays in my mind has to do with 9/11. I always wonder how many people in New York woke up that morning and had a very strong inner nudge not to go to work that day, but had a dozen reasons why they shouldn’t trust the inner voice and went to work instead. How many people had a sudden urge to get up from their desk and get out of the building?

I heard the story of a woman who said she was sitting at her desk with her morning coffee when she had a sudden, very strong urge to get up and go across the street to the coffee shop to get another cup of coffee. She said the nudge was so strong that she heeded its advice in spite of the fact that she’d just gotten herself a cup of coffee. When she was standing across the street in line at the coffee shop, her floor was hit by the plane.

So how about if we all keep an eye on any resistance we might be having in regards to trusting the inner nudges we’re getting this week? If you feel stuck in fear, ask the Universe to give you courage to trust that the guidance you are getting is for your highest good.

Echo Bodine

Echo Bodine first discovered she had psychic abilities at the age of 17. Over the years she has written many books, hosted TV and radio shows, worked as an intuitive teacher and ghostbuster and continues to help people world-wide to open to their own intuitive capacities. Read More and follow Echo on Facebook and Twitter


  1. Diane Lee on August 30, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Echo, it’s always FUN to hear the stories you tell, cuz I think most of us can relate pretty well to those inner nudges. Sometimes I don’t realize it IS an inner nudge until it’s too late! But I am working at becoming MORE AWARE — MORE CONSCIOUS!

    Here’s a cute Intuition story: I was at WalMart last summer and was asking my intuition where I should park for a good spot. It felt like I should turn left. I turned left and no parking spot! Thinking my intuition was really OFF, I parked, got out of the car, took a few steps and a young woman came running toward me. Rather frenzied she says, “Our car died and we need a jump. Would you mind?” Then I realized my car was parked in the “perfect spot” for helping them. Her husband came over with jumper cables and together, we got their car running. The synchronicity of it all was truly amazing … and all I could do was smile inside. I love when things turn out so well.

    • Echo Bodine on August 30, 2011 at 7:14 pm

      What a great story Diane. I love SYNCHRONICITY stories. thanks for sharing that one.

  2. Christy on August 30, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    This morning, I had the sense it would rain…but it hadn’t been in the forecast the last time I watched so I went to work and left the windows all open. Sure enough, it started to rain. The good of it is that I recognized I had had the feeling. Next is exercising the opportunity to act on it…. I love that you’re doing this — thank you!

  3. Sharrie on August 30, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    In Dec., before Christmas, I was cleaning up after supper and had this overwhelming urge to go to Wal-Mart. It had been a very L O N G day and I tried to shake it off. The feeling was so strong. I felt if I didn’t go,I wouldn’t be able to get anything else done that night. So I begrudgingly headed toward the nearest store. After a 20 minute drive of continuously complaining to myself, I trod to the entrance through snow and the cold December night. I headed to the back of the store to buy a DVD for my niece. While looking through some selections, a young woman and her daughter tapped me on the shoulder and said hello. I said hello back and was going back to my movie selection, when the little girl handed me a Wal-Mart gift card. I could feel a puzzled look come over my face and the young woman said “no, it’s real..please take it!” I said thank you and they proceeded to hand out a few more cards. I turned the card over and saw that it was for $50.00!! I then proceeded to apologize to my inner voice and say I was sorry for doubting it!! Like they say, stop resisting and follow that guidance!!

  4. Kriss on August 31, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    At work one day I suddenly spurted out a question to my co-worker, “What way do you drive to work now during the road construction?” even though we could still drive that way. She told me her detour route. The next morning before work I had this strong ‘nagging’ feeling of deciding which route to drive, her way or the routine way under construction. This felt like a mental battle in my head as I was driving toward downtown where I work. Just before coming up to the intersection where I would have to change my turn if I changed my route, I told myself I was just going to go my same old way and got ready to turn right at this intersection. The light turned green, I started to go, meaning to turn right , but my car made a PERFECT turn LEFT to my utter amazement!!! “What just happened?? Well, I’ll just keep going this way then” I thought. Around the bend a little girl all alone was waving, apparently at me. I looked around to see if there was someone else she was waving at, but no body in sight. I pulled up to her. She said, ” I missed the bus, could you give me a ride to school? No one is at my house now. Mom left for work.” I did give her a ride. This experience taught me to pay attention to and follow my inner guidance.

  5. Jo Hall on September 7, 2011 at 4:02 am

    By the age of five I was getting messages that I was gay. By sixteen there was little doubt that I was far more attracted to women then men. But instead I dated men, got married, etc. etc. At age 38 my heart and my head had been tapped upon by my intuition regarding my sexual orientation for about 33 years and I FINALLY listened and came out the closet to myself. Talk about a big HELLO!!

  6. SANDRA HART on October 28, 2015 at 4:25 pm


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