How to Trust Your Intuition

Cooperation Breeds Trust

How can I trust my intuition, myself, or my partner more? Can I learn to be more trusting, but still be safe?

Darwin’s natural selection emphasizes on survival of the fittest. One of the major reasons why humans have dominated this planet is because we were the first species that learnt to cooperate instead of struggle with each other for limited resources. In fact, the first form of society was that of “primitive communism” which had hunters and gatherers to bring food and older people and women to take care of the young ones. Cooperation breeds from trust. Although our basic instincts tell us to fend only for ourselves, we overcome these instincts and trust each other. Interestingly, sociologists claim that the modern era is the most peaceful in the entire human history.

Give Them a Chance

One thing that stands common to most definitions of trust is that you must be initially willing to give the person in question a “chance.” For this chance to occur, you must first be open to any outcome from the person at the very onset. Without being open to people or both positive and negative outcomes, the question of trust does not arise at all. This propensity to trust is usually based on your past experiences in similar situations when you trusted someone and they kept or broke it.

Emotional Personal Space

Psychologists say that every person has a virtual “personal space” around him or her, and access into this space is restricted to people who are trusted. This is about physical space, but trusting somebody means letting them inside your “emotional personal space” which is deeper and cannot be quantified.

Your Intuition

But, sometimes, at the very outset, a warning bell goes off in your mind. A signal that is hard to comprehend based on facts, but you just know in your gut that something is wrong somewhere. This is a demonstration of intuition. Those who trust this intuition are usually “safer” than the ones who ignore it. Intuition alone is never enough, but if you combine it with common sense, you have a high chance of being safer in most situations.

Building Trust

“Et tu, Brute?” This phrase immortalized by William Shakespeare in Julius Caesar captures the importance of trust and betrayal in any relationship. Even in the modern society, “trust” and “risk” are bound together. Where there is trust, there is betrayal and like a wise banker, we always aim to minimize the “risk” of betrayal. This “risk minimization” is the reason why we do not trust a lot of people. But then there are people who say, “The best way you can find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” How would you know if you are a good singer, if you do not sing! Trust is a two way road. As the great Chinese philosopher Lao Tse said, ”He who does not trust enough, will not be trusted.”

Gaining trust in yourself and in others depends on your willingness to be able to cultivate qualities such as:

• Being consistent with your stated values with minimal deviations.
• Communicating with an open heart and no hidden agendas.
• Acknowledging the abilities and strengths of others.
• Showing genuine concern for others.

Rebuild Trust

To rebuild trust when it is lost is another powerful dimension to be considered in the realm of building trust. Being forgiven is usually not enough, the victim needs to be willing to reconcile the relationship. For this, after an immediate apology and stating valid reasons for the distrustful act, efforts must be taken to reestablish the mutual commitment to the relationship and negotiate future expectations. This will begin the cycle of trust building once again, in the relationship.

Rousseau’s definition of trust states that to trust is to accept vulnerability; and to prioritize the belief that good things will happen despite the fear of getting hurt. Yes, people do make mistakes and they will hurt you unknowingly or willingly at some point or the other. We must get past the denial that the relationships we make are “hurt proof” and that “this will not happen to me.” But judging others based on these mistakes is unfair and you will surely miss out on a few great experiences of your lifetime if you base future relationships based on your past bad experiences.

Be Safe and Trust More

Can you be safe and yet trust more? Clearly, yes. Combine intuition with common sense and be more trustworthy yourself, and chances are that you will be safe and trust your intuition, yourself and others more.

How, you may ask, can a psychic help you here? Can a psychic help you refine your intuitive sense, and contribute to the building of trust in your life? The answer is an unequivocal, “Yes!”

We commonly think of the intuition and trust as a strong feeling, instinct, or gut reaction. Intuition is usually more accurate than we recognize, but it can sound fuzzy or unclear like hearing someone talking in the distance. It is more of an impression than a precise insight. Everyone has intuitive feelings, but as a culture we’ve trained ourselves to ignore them. Psychic ability, on the other hand, is the refined use of intuition. It is far more active and precise, and can help you tremendously. A psychic’s insight will help you focus your intuition without the distracting clutter of random thoughts. Such insights will “quiet” your mental hustle and bustle in order to hear that distant quiet voice. Having a psychic by your side will, therefore, substantially help building the trust that you want in your life, in yourself, in your partner and in your community.

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13 thoughts on “How to Trust Your Intuition

  1. Psychic Rogers

    Dear Deanne,

    I am sorry for my reply there is a whole lot of quality reading stuff written by Spencer Johnson

    and referring to real life lessons.

    Reply
  2. Deanne

    I love this article on trust and intuition. Could I have a link to the names of your books? I would love to purchase one or more.
    Thank you so much and may God bless you always.
    Deanne

    Reply
  3. Psychic Rogers

    Dear Susan,

    As they say Life is a dictionary,each situation challenges us to unfold the truth and get inside the realms of life.

    Susan, Surely would try to write a book on relationships!!.

    God bless you.

    Psychic Rogers

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  4. Susan Parekh

    You are so right in your explanation concerning trust. I have learned from my own experience that forgiving both oneself and others is a key element. Rogers, please write a book about relationships with regard to trust and other issues such as forgiveness. Your insight and wisdom will no doubt help countless people and make the world a much better place in which to live. You will be hugely rewarded and successful in an endeavor to open the eyes of humanity in their search for harmony and trust. It is vital at this time and for the future of humanity that we all understand and trust that God is within each one of and trust that it is indeed our birth right. Thank you so much for all your insight and wisdom. I look forward to reading more articles or books that you write.

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