Following the Subtle Nudges from Your Intuition

podcast Jun 18, 2022

Life unfolds in magical ways when you follow the subtle nudges from your intuition 😊


In this episode, we're chatting about:

✧ How to follow the subtle nudges from your intuition
✧ A metaphor about surrender and allowing that will really help you let go of control and manifest pleasant surprises
✧ A few real-life examples of how things unfolded for me when I followed the subtle nudges
✧ What to do if you have a job or other obligations and feel like you can't follow what you feel nudged to do
✧ Questions to ask yourself to help you become aware of what your intuition is guiding you to


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Hello, and welcome to the Magnetically You podcast. I'm your host Madison Surdyke, I am a mindset energy coach here to help you feel your freakin best and manifest a life full of magic miracles and abundance. I know that whatever led you here did not happen by coincidence. So I am so excited and grateful to have you here. So let's let the magic begin. Hi, and welcome back to the magnetic review Podcast. Today, I'm going to be talking about following the subtle nudges from your intuition. So the reason I want to share about this topic, well, it kind of came up yesterday because I had such a flowy day. And this is something I've really been living by is following the subtle nudges, even when they make no sense, even when my brain is telling me that you should be doing this or you should be doing that. And just really openly following the nudges and seeing where they lead. And I've been so pleasantly surprised by the synchronicities and the signs and the magical opportunities that have been unfolding. And it's far beyond what my mind could have predicted or controlled by trying to control the next step or figure out the next step. Or what's the next step I should take. It's more, what is the step like, you know, when you're walking, you don't think about okay, now I'm going to put my left foot in front of the right and the right in front of the left and left, you just your legs just go. So following this subtle nudges, from your intuition is kind of like that. It's like just the natural next step, your foot just kind of like goes, your body just wants to go like there's something kind of just like drawing you there without necessarily consciously thinking about it. And so as I've been, you know, this is really what my work is all about. And as I go deeper and deeper and deeper into it, and have come into this place of more trust with following the subtle nudges from my intuition more in the last few months than I ever have. Like I started just feeling so stable and my energy and so light, and having so many beautiful, like synchronicities unfolding. So, yeah, I wanted to share this with you. So if this calls to you, if you're feeling now just follow the matches, then this episode is for you. So basically, you could the way you can think about it. And the way my inner voice kind of described it to me is I noticed that when I tried to mentally figure things out and think my way through and I used to like try to journal my way through everything, and I just can't bear to journal right now. It's not that I can't bear it. It's just like I have zero interest in, like, journaling because it was like, a lot of the journaling I had been doing in the past was like very much in my head. And I don't think there's anything wrong with that it was aligning at the time. It was fun at the time. But now it's not the lining fun thing. But anyways, I got sidetracked, I don't know what the journaling makes Melissa Bell. But what came through my inner voice is that, oh, instead of mentally trying to like figure things out and work things out and think things out, and go out there and get it and make it happen and find it and look for it and make the things that I want happen. I'm allowing things to unfold. Watch, I'm following what feels good for me, I'm following up feels aligning for me, I'm following the subtle nudges from my intuition. And then I'm seeing what unfolds. And when you're following the subtle nudges from your intuition, the path is so juicy and so fun and feels so good. And then the unfolding is also so juicy and so fun. It feels so good. And it's like the path gets to be juicy. And each destination each now moment gets to be juicy. Because Is there really even ever a destination. All there is is a string of now moments. So if you're doing what you want and each now moment, then that's how you feel like your best and live really your best life gifts. If you're wait always waiting for a future now moment, you're always gonna be waiting for a future now moment because there is there and here is here. And you can only be here and you can't be there. And that's actually where all where I feel like all suffering in the mind comes from is you're here but your brain is telling you you should be there. And you're trying to get there and I can't get there and I'm not there and so heavy. So anyways, the way my intuition describes kind of what I've been doing is that instead of going out on an Easter egg hunt, like running around scrambling, where are the Easter eggs, gotta find the Easter eggs. I

know they're out there, where are they? And like running around scrambling and feeling like there's not enough eggs to go around and I gotta like get them quick and I gotta find them and frantically stress and search and look as hard as I can. Instead it's I'm going on a walk and seeing what Easter eggs pop up along the way. Or I'm doing what I feel nudged to do and seeing what Easter eggs pop up along the way. And that's been a really, really fun thing to I continue embodying on a deeper level, because it's just fun. And this is kind of where I'm at in my journey is in this more open and allowing and going into the unknown more than I ever have before and and more trust than I ever have before. And so I share the Easter egg analogy because it's been really helpful for me, like when I noticed myself feeling like I'm on an Easter egg hunt, and it's really not feeling good. I kind of just like, let go and set the intention of like, oh, I can do what I want. And I can see what Easter eggs pop up along the way. And it's so funny, because I did that. I may have shared this in another episode, but I'll share it again because it's such a good story. I was one I've been wanting some new clothes. So I went shopping a couple of weeks ago, and I was just like, it felt like I was on an Easter egg hunt. And I like couldn't find the Easter eggs I wanted. And I was like, Oh, it's just feeling like draining and like heavy and like, just like heavy. So I set the intention. And that this is actually when the Easter egg thing came to me. I was like I you know what I want. I want this to be like me going on a walk. And I just come across an Easter egg rather than feeling like I'm on an Easter egg hunt. I was like that's what I want. So later I go on a walk not trying to stumble upon any easter eggs. Like I was just going on a walk because that's what I felt nudged and called to do. And then I walked by anthropology which is funny because I had already been at the other anthropology in the other part of town earlier that day, and like didn't really find anything I wanted. But something told me go into this anthropology even though you've already been in anthropology today. I was like, Okay, here we go. And I found something that I was like, Oh, I'll try this on. I tried it on. And then I walk out of the dressing room. And then there's this girl and the cutest outfit ever that my inner voice was like so excited for and it's funny because my mind probably wouldn't have picked it out. It's like a lime green like score and a really like unique patterns like cropped up. But I loved it. It was so unique. I never would have like found it with my own mind. Because my mind would have never grabbed a lime green skirt. Let's just I'm more like, like, you know, like neutral colors. And I come out and this beautiful, perfect outfit that I feel really lit up by and nudged to, is right in front of me. I was like, Oh, cool. Where did you find that outfit? And she told me where and they I asked the woman working in the dressing room if she could grab it for me. And she did. And then I got it. And it was like, Oh, wow, like that was so powerful setting that intention of stem like seeing what Easter eggs I come across, rather than going on Easter egg hunt. And it's like, no shit that it like works out better than my mind could have conjured up because guess what our minds are capable of conjuring up the past. And that's okay, that's not a problem. The mind is a beautiful tool, but it is programmed from the past. And it can only perceive what it has perceived before. And so by going into this element of the unknown that the mind isn't aware of, we are able to tap into new possibilities and new potentials. So if you're wondering, well, how do I know if I'm following a subtle nudge or I'm drinking cacao. So I needed to take a pause and take a sip. It's so good.

This is only the second time I've made it and I added like a little bit more milk this time and a little bit more honey and it's definitely a vibe. But anyways, okay, I'm gonna tell you. So how do you know if it's the mind or the intuition? Listen to Episode 128. It should be a couple episodes ago that I really broke down. How do I know if it's my intuition or just my mind? And you probably already know, you probably already know like, yes, go listen to that. If it feels supportive, if you feel nudged, to going to listen to that, and you probably already know, like, a great question you can ask yourself is like what am I feeling nudge to? In this now? Moment? Like what was it that made you click on this podcast episode? How did you feel? Was it? Did you see the title? And then you feel a little something in your belly? Or did you feel like an excitement inside of your arms? Like what nudged you to listen to this podcast episode, right? So kind of like tune in and see what it feels like for for you. For me nudges kind of feel like there. Yeah, like I said, where it's like you're walking, and you don't think about this, right? My right leg here, but my left leg here, it's like the right leg just steps where it steps. And that's kind of how a nudge feels where it just feels like, like, I don't know why, but this is where my foot is going. And I'm allowing it to go there. And here we go. So that's kind of how it feels for me, but play with it and see what it feels like for you. And if your mind tries to tell you that Oh, like I don't know how to. I don't have any nudges Yes, you do. To listen inside, so thought comes up, say, Okay, thank you, Brian. What do I feel nice to do? And see, see what happens. So I want to share a few examples from my day yesterday, of how things unfolded when I was following the subtle nudges, just to, I think it's just fun to hear, and expensive for the mind can help the mind to get on board. Because it realizes like, oh, it's safe to do this, it's safe to let go of control. This much. Like, my brain has a Can I really let go of control? And then it's like I do. And then it's like, oh, wow, he's better than I would have if I was grasping and clinging. So yesterday, a couple examples, I went to the grocery store. And I thought, Oh, well, I should get Oatly. While I'm here, this the kind of oat milk that we drink. And this I was at this grocery store, we usually we go to Trader Joe's Trader Joe's does not have Oatly. So when I'm at this store, I usually get mostly because it's not as often that we go there, and then we're less likely to run out of Ole. So like, oh, I should probably get Oatly while I'm here. And then I felt this like nudge inside of me of like, No, you don't need don't get over here. It'll happen another time. And I was like, but we're down to one bottle, like I should probably get it like, and I kind of felt it. I was like, Well, I'm just gonna walk by the Oatley and see what happens. I'm not kidding you. I walked by where the Otley usually is and the entire like fridge is empty. There is no overly I just laughed, like, of course, my intuition knew before I walked over here that I didn't need to walk over here. And it's just yeah, so funny. So even when you kind of like, don't follow your intuition, it's not like you're like doomed and Fox. It's just like, you get to see like, Oh, that's funny how there was no milk. My intuition said, you don't need to get milk right now. Like, that's funny. That's interesting, right. And then yesterday, I went to this, I was a vendor at this wellness festival this past weekend, which was so fun. But anyways, I met this woman who wants me to lead a meditation at her new workout studio. And so I was going to, like we talked about, I was like, I'll email you let's connect, like after the event. So I went to send her an email. And I hadn't finished writing the email yet. But I accidentally hit send. I was like, Oh, shit, like, I'm gonna have to send her another email to Sorry, didn't mean to hit send. Yeah, like, this is what I was actually going to say. And then I went to send another email on top of that accidental email I had already sent. And guess what, there was a typo in her email address. So it didn't go through. So I was able to write the email that I wanted to write and send the correct one, just like hilarious how that worked out. And what else I went to, I was getting gas in our cards, I had been like dropping off a package to return. I was getting gas. And I got back in the car. And I just felt this like, word. The words like oil change come through. And Trevor has been saying like, Oh, we need to get an oil change soon. Like maybe it feel free time. You can do it. Because I have a lot more free time than him.

And I was like, Oh, I don't want to do that. I was thinking in my head like, yeah, good luck. I think like, you're the you're the car man. Like, I don't know if that's my arena, but I'm open to seeing what happens. Okay. And I just left it alone. I didn't make myself go get an oil change because he wanted me to get us an oil change. Or because we needed to get an oil change for our car. And I just got gas, I had not been thinking about an oil change. And I got in the car had this like thought pop into my awareness. And it was oil changed. I was like, Okay, I think I'm supposed to go get an oil change. Like that was the nudge in that now moment. So I pulled out like I was driving down the road there was actually an NCB, like literally right there, which is so funny. So pulled in there only taking appointments, I didn't want to make an appointment for another day, because I didn't know what I was going to be doing. It was like, you know, it was Tuesday, and I didn't know what I was going to be doing on Thursday. Like I didn't want to make an appointment. Because what if I didn't want to go to the oil change on Thursday? Like, I feel like the oil changes the now thing. So I left that place. I called Jiffy Lube. And I was like, hey, like, Can I get an oil change? Like yeah, it's first come first serve and like, Okay, how long is the wait right now? And they said an hour. And I was like, okay, like, thanks. And I was like, Well, I really, I'm not really interested in waiting an hour, although I would be fine with that. It's not a big deal. And I do feel called to go get this oil change right now. So if it's an hour, it's an hour, but something is telling me that I should just go and see what happens. So I go to Jiffy Lube. And I'm like, Hello, I'd like an oil change yada yada And guess how long I waited? Three minutes, three minutes? Not an hour. Like I was how was that even possible? When I was on the phone with them? He literally said, there's three cars in front of you. Each car takes 20 minutes. So like it literally like doesn't even add up. It doesn't make sense. Like, did those people like happen to decide to leave? And because they didn't want to wait, maybe I don't know what happened. But I showed up because I was nudged to show up. And it was a three minute wait. It was great. And it felt so good that I followed that, that like something needed to be done. Right, we knew the oil change needed to be done. I had decided when we knew what needed to be done, that it was going to be done when it was going to be done. And then I had the nudge to get it done in an hour moment. And then I went to get it done. It was done. And it was like laughing at the way I said that. So she's so funny. But that really is how it folded. And if I would have gone when Trevor said, oh, we need an oil change, can you go do it and I didn't want to do it. If I would have gone then I probably would have felt resentment towards him and annoying. And maybe I would have ended up waiting an hour at that time. But I waited until it felt like the now thing to do. And then I did it and it was unfolded so perfectly. And then I didn't have any resentment because I felt like, wow, that was easy. That was fun. I am so glad that I was able to do that for us. Like what a relief for Trevor that he doesn't have to do that. And what a simple joy for me that it all unfolded so easy.

So those are just some examples. So I encourage you to play around with this. And sometimes you won't have words, it will just be like the nudge will just be like a feeling or a knowing. And then other times it will be like words coming through like oil change for me. So if you feel like you're not feeling then like any you're not like you don't know what like, what do I do next? I don't know, what's the nudge? Like I can't like feel it. I can't hear it. I can't tell what it is. These are some questions that you can kind of play with and see what comes through when you ask your intuition these questions. So the first one is, what does my intuition feel like doing right now? And maybe even close your eyes. As you listen to these as long as you're not driving in here somewhere like, safe to do this, close your eyes. And just see what comes through when I asked these questions. What brings me joy, in this Now moment? What actually feels good right now? What makes me happy right now, what is the now nudge. And notice your mind's tendency to think that a nudge needs to be a doing an an physical action. So notice how your mind will want to limit nudges to a specific set of actions in doing and sometimes the nudge might be stillness. Sometimes the nudge might be lay on the couch and watch Netflix. So just be wary of your minds judgment about what the nudge actually is. And see if you can try like lean into it and trust it and play with it and see what happens. And guess what, you can always go back to what you were doing before. But try this. Why if you're feeling nuts to try this and try it, maybe give yourself a day or a week or however long feels good for you like I am going to follow the nudges for an entire day. And I'm going to see what happens. And then tell me because I can't wait to hear. I love hearing how things unfold in flow. So feel free to message me on Instagram at Madison dot Arnhold. I would Yeah, love to hear from you. And the other thing I want to mention is that maybe if you have a job or other obligations, you're thinking, well, how in the world can I follow the nudges if my nudge is saying go on a walk, but my job is saying I need to get there at nine o'clock? Well, there's a couple of different things like two different kinds of ways of approaching this. One is that like, you literally don't have to go do the job. I'm not saying you shouldn't but like you could have a sick day you could but you can never show up again, no one is actually making you go, you have decided that is that is that it is a requirement for yourself. And you're probably like, oh my god, like, what is Madison, you're crazy, but I have to pay my bills. And yes, and there are a lot of ways to do that. And I'm not saying you should be doing it in other ways. I'm just saying it's like when it's not I'm not saying quit your job or quit your obligations or don't do any of the things you have committed to doing. But I'm moreso want you to become aware that you're choosing to do those things and now you have permission to not and oftentimes when we realize that we're not stuck, and we actually have the freedom to not do it, it alleviates the heaviness that we feel in the doing it So that's one thing. And, you know, you, if you really feel nudge to like go on a walk, it's like you could skip work for one day, like, it probably would be. Okay, I'm and again, I'm not telling you to do that. I'm telling you to follow your nudges, and see what comes up. And you don't have to follow the nudges, it's up to you, you have free will. So that's one thing. And then the other thing I want to say is like, Okay, well in it is what it is, and you are where you are. So if you're in a job and you're in, you're not in a place where you feel aligned to leaving, it doesn't feel like the now nudge to quit, if it doesn't feel like the now nudge to say no to this obligation, or that. But it doesn't have to be a job, it could be whatever or client call or whatever. If it doesn't feel like the now thing to remove yourself from that and do something else, then how can you then it's about okay, within this job within this commitment, how can I find my nudges within that, and you can still be following the nudge, the nudges. So maybe at work you get you're checking your email, and maybe there's a nudge to respond to one email or the over the other. Or maybe there's a nudge to do one task over the other or maybe there's a nudge to go over to someone's desk and speak to someone, right? This is not like, this isn't just something that you can apply when you're have no obligations, and you have total like space to do whatever you want, which I do believe that we all actually do have.

But this, this isn't just something that only can be applied outside of, quote, obligations and commitments. So how can you apply this within where you are now? And where you are now is not bad? You don't have to get out of it to apply this is like what if that's actually the opportunity and the gift for you is to learn how to find alignment in the in what your mind maybe perceives as an alignment? How can you find the nudges within that? How can you find the good feelings within that? And what if that opens up more options and more possibilities to realize that oh, this thing wasn't actually dictating my feelings and my freedom, I actually had the freedom to create my own feelings within this to follow my own nudges within this. So anyways, that is that. That is all for this was episode. Thank you so much for listening. I hope you have an amazing rest of your day. And please do message me if you try this and you have some fun or interesting unfoldings I would love to hear from you. Thank you so much for listening to the magnetical your podcast. If this episode served you I ask that you share it with someone who could make a difference for or share it on social media and tag me at magnetically you. Make sure to hit subscribe so you don't miss any of the magic. And it would mean the world to me if you would leave a review on iTunes. Thank you so so much from the bottom of my heart for being here. And I will see you in the next episode.

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