How can you tell intuition from all the other random thoughts that fly through your head in the course of a day?

It’s not always easy and I am not going to pretend like I am the Oracle at Delphi, always knowing what’s coming next.

Still, over the years I have gotten pretty good at determining intuition from random thoughts.


I‘ve realized that intuition has a body feel, thoughts only have a brain feel.

An example:

We just started working with Max Simon, a key player in the creation of Deepak Chopra’s web-store. Max is coaching us through the next growth-phase of our business.

When I first spoke with Max, we were interviewing each other to see if we were a good fit for a small group program that he was creating. He doesn’t work one-on-one.

I was excited to work with Max, but hmmm, not so sure about a group program.

My brain was saying, “Work with Max, in whatever form it comes, because he has experience that would help leap-frog our growth,” but something wasn’t sitting right in my gut.

You’re seeing the difference here, right? Brain versus body?

That physical, body feeling was my intuition waving the red flag.

When I thought about what my gut was telling me, I realized that what we do at Herbiary is kind of unique. It’s hard to imagine a group of other entrepreneurs who are dealing with similar issues.

So I did the work I always tell my clients to do when they hit a fork in the road; I got super clear on my intentions. I wrote them down. I fussed with the wording until I knew exactly what I wanted to get out of working with Max.

Then I sent him an email with the details.

He emailed back that maybe I just had cold feet about jumping into a new commitment.

I thought about it, felt into my body about it, and realized that it really didn’t feel like fear to me (my body knows what fear feels like). I let Max know and waited.

Three days later, I got an email that left me speechless: Max had decided to work with us one-on-one, no group. Here at Herbiary, we are all just floored and tickled and a little bit babbley.

April, who some of you have met in our Chestnut Hill location, recently sent me an email telling me that I need to let all of you know to trust yourselves; to remind you that you know more than you think you do and that she is always so impressed by your understanding of what feels good for your body and soul… but saddened that you don’t always follow your inner compass.

So I wanted to share with you something I have already learned from my relationship with Max:

Sometimes chilly toes and fiery intuition look kind of similar! But you know, deep in your gut, which it is for you. Trust your intuition.

Floral Intuition Boosters:

  • Mugwort will help you remember your dreams, which is a great way for you to communicate with yourself. Mugwort tea is bitter. Some people don’t mind it, but others make icky faces and sputter and spit. If you are a spitter, try burning mugwort instead. Use a mugwort smudge stick or burn a bit on a charcoal disk.
  • Spark your intuition using essential oils that are traditional for centering the mind and calling in the sacred: frankincense, myrrh, palo santo, holy basil, or vetiver.