Trusting Your Gut: The Key to Joy and Abundance

Nov 8, 2023

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I'm Kelley — licensed therapist, burnout expert, and host of the Black Girl Burnout podcast. I encourage black women to opt out of struggle and opt into our legacy of joy and accomplishment. Join me!

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Today, I want to share a powerful message about the importance of trusting your intuition. As black women, we often find ourselves navigating societal pressures and external expectations that can cloud our judgment. But what if I told you that the key to a life filled with joy, abundance, and community lies in listening to that inner voice?

Understanding Intuition

Intuition is that innate ability to understand something instantly, without the need for conscious reasoning. It’s that gut feeling that guides us, often based on past experiences. Whether it’s a sense that something’s amiss in a relationship or a gut feeling about a career choice, our intuition serves as our internal compass.

Cultivating Your Inner Voice

To truly tap into our intuition, we must create space to hear it. This means setting aside moments of quiet reflection, mindfulness, and meditation. Society often conditions us, especially women, to ignore this inner voice. But by regularly practicing mindfulness, we can reconnect with our intuition and let it guide us.

Physical Sensations as Guides

Our bodies often give us signals about what feels right or wrong. It could be a heat rush to the face, a tensing up, or a gut feeling. These physical sensations are our body’s way of communicating with us. By paying attention to them, we can make decisions that align with our true selves.

Applying Intuition in Life

  1. Personal Relationships: Trusting our gut can help us navigate relationships, ensuring we surround ourselves with genuine connections.
  2. Career Choices: Instead of following societal pressures, let your intuition guide your career path.
  3. Health and Wellness: Listen to your body. If something doesn’t feel right, advocate for yourself.

Healing Practice

Reflect on areas in your life where you might be ignoring your intuition. Whether it’s personal relationships, career choices, or health decisions, jot down moments where you felt uneasy or unsure. Recognize these feelings and consider how listening to your gut could have changed the outcome.


Trusting your intuition is a transformative practice. It can lead you out of struggle and into a life of joy and abundance. So, the next time you feel that tug in your gut or that whisper in your ear, pause and listen. Your intuition might just be showing you the way.

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