When NOT to Trust Your Intuition

People always tell you to “trust your intuition,” but today I want to share with you a little-known fact about your intuition: it CAN’T always be trusted! Here’s why:

With the Law of Attraction, we are always in the process of attracting to us what we are putting out there.  For example, if I am thinking about having fun with my friends, I will attract to me more thoughts of having fun with my friends, and more events where I have fun with my friends.

When I am in a good feeling place, I am always in the process of attracting to me more thoughts and events that will make me feel good.

However, when I am feeling negatively, the exact opposite is happening. When I feel bad, I naturally have thoughts and impulses that will keep me stuck in my negative feeling if I allow myself to follow them.

From a negative state, we feel compelled to do and say things that will bring us more of the same problems and/or drama into our lives.  We may, for example, feel the impulse to gossip or complain about our friends, confront them, or try to “get even” with them.  We may also feel compelled to worry or feel badly about the situation.

This can be especially tricky, because in the moment we will feel like these actions are the right things to do.  Even the most terrible ideas may feel perfectly logical to us, because when we are in a negative state of being, we are essentially magnets for bad decisions through the Law of Attraction.

So the next time you are sad or angry and feel compelled to do something about it (like confront your coworker, talk about your friends or call your ex) remember that from a lowered vibrational state, you really can’t trust your intuition to take you anywhere you want to be. 

The Law of Attraction always encourages thoughts and ideas that keep you where you are, so make sure to check your feelings before taking action. If you’re feeling badly, it’s probably best to ignore your impulses.

Related Article: 5 Easy Ways to Follow Your Intuition

Wait to take action until your feeling a little better.  Take a few steps to raise your vibration, and delay any decision making in the moment. When you feel good and have a high vibration, you can fully trust your intuition to guide you to a better place.  Let the “good feeling you” be the one to decide your best course of action.

Happy Manifesting! XO, Andrea

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  • Bobby clarke
    Posted February 23, 2016 1:04 pm 0Likes

    I ABSOLUTELY love this!!!! I can relate all too well! I will even be angry with myself for KNOWING this is not good to think but it just feels natural to go through that emotion, and while it is, I AM smarter than this. Great article as always! XO

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted February 23, 2016 6:56 pm 0Likes

    Thanks for your feedback Bobby! I feel the same exact way sometimes 🙂 Hey, at least we KNOW when we are wandering down the “wrong” path, right?

  • Natalia
    Posted February 23, 2016 8:18 pm 0Likes

    I feel like there is a problem with your choice of words. “Intuition” is not what you are speaking of this time I think. There is a difference between intuition and the “low voices”, that are forcing us to make bad decisions when we have a low vibration. I think that there is a very simple way how to understand what is and what isn’t the voice of intuition. If you feel bad about what you are going to do, it is not your intuition you are listening to. The intuition is always right, that’s why it’s called intuition or the inner voice. Let me show you the difference from my point of view. Low vibration – I feel sad and alone, my thoughts are whirling around junk food – the “inner voice” (which is definitely not the intuition this time) is telling me I should go and eat the whole bar of chocolate to feel better. It’s clear that I won’t feel better after I do that, so I know, this is not my intuition speaking. Low vibration – I feel sad and alone, but something is telling me to go out and enjoy the sun, because I know it will be amazing – I clearly feel the good gut feeling and this time I know, my intuition is speaking to me. Another example is even more tricky – I was in love in a huge way, I thought he is The One. Then suddenly my intuition told me he is not and I should leave as soon as possible or I’ll get hurt. It kind of felt good to leave him, I knew the voice was right but I was so in love and he was so kind to me, that I decided to stay. He showed no signs of being a wrong choice. However, 6 months later I found out he was cheating on me and after that, I realized my intuition was right. Even during a high vibration state, the intuition may force you to make decisions that do not look logical. But if you listen and follow, some day, you will find out what was the purpose of that “calling”. I do not want to ruin your article, Andrea, I read your blogs often and think they are very useful, thank you 🙂 I just wanted to point out, that the “low voices” and the intuition are in no way the same thing and if you can see the difference between them, you will know that you have to ALWAYS listen to your intuition 🙂 Have a great day and stay positive 😉

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted February 24, 2016 10:56 am 0Likes

    Hi Natalia! Thanks for sharing your viewpoint on this article. I can what you’re saying, and you definitely make some good points. Perhaps I could have explained this phenomenon differently:) I do appreciate your interest in and your perspective, and thank you for illustrating your position with a story from your life. I wish you all the best <3

  • I k
    Posted March 3, 2016 1:40 pm 0Likes

    When I’m sad my intuition/feeling tells me to do sad things/un happy things

    When I’m happy my intuition/feeling tells me to do happy things

    So I guess the gist of this article is “get happy first if you’re feeling down otherwise you will keep falling/doing the wrong things”

  • I k
    Posted March 3, 2016 1:47 pm 0Likes

    Andrea, Natalia,

    I’m new to all this. Is it possible that the fear/worry/belief of something can manifest and becomes a reality due to the fear? Or is intuition this strange feeling in the heart like a warning?

  • Anonymous
    Posted March 4, 2016 8:41 am 0Likes

    Hi Andrea! Thank you for your informative articles. I believe that negative state is Ego speaking and not Intuition. Intuition does not operate from a low vibrational/negative state.

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted March 4, 2016 10:07 am 0Likes

    Hi Anonymous-thanks for your feedback. I appreciate it and I can see your point. All the best:)

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted March 4, 2016 10:11 am 0Likes

    Hi IK-

    thanks for your feedback and question. You seem to get the idea…I would just add that you aren’t doing anything “wrong” when you’re down. It’s OK to travel in a negative direction for awhile, because you can always get pointed back in the other direction. I mention this because often people beat up on themselves for feeling bad, and this just keeps them moving further down the emotional scale.

    But yes, if you are feeling down I would recommend working on getting your mood elevated before you make big decisions and choices. It’s much easier to receive good information about where you want to go when you are feeling positive 🙂

  • I k
    Posted March 4, 2016 10:46 am 0Likes

    Thanks Andrea for your time and reply

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