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How Can You Tell If You’re Coming from Your Intuition Or Fear?

Written by Chaney Weiner
What does a small white house built sometime before the year 1876 have anything to do with your life…much less have a major impact on the world?


Unless you realize who lived in that house and what they accomplished.

And it’s in this white house—located on 112 Mercer Street in Princeton, New Jersey—is where Albert Einstein lived from 1935 until his death in 1955.

It’s also a house I’ve visited three times from 2010-2012. And with it came the feeling of walking on “hallowed ground.”

Even though I didn’t go inside the house, I did take pictures of it and even shot a video in front of it.

While there something else came to mind…

All of the different Einstein quotes…because after all he is one of the most often quoted people ever.

One of his quotes has everything to do with your life and it says:

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”

This gives rise to whether your life is being guided by your intuition or fear…

And also includes two things that are involved but hidden from Einstein’s quote…

Your heart and the fear that clouds this sacred gift of intuition.

So the question is…

How can you tell if you’re coming from your intuition or fear?”

EinsteinIntuition1. Emotional fantasies

There’s a statement that I’m sure you’ve heard and that is, “Your intuition is right 100% of the time.” This is certainly true…always has been and always will be. Since this is the case then why do so many people go against their intuition…and in some cases say their “gut” was wrong?

Two reasons…

One, that “F” word makes its presence known…fear.

Two, another “F” word enters the picture…fantasy.

And it’s the “fantasy” that creates the fear which takes over your intuition.

More specifically…

It’s an emotional fantasy.

Any time you’re striving for a one-sided life…trying to have more happiness than sadness, having people that are more kind than cruel…more nice than mean in your life, and seeking more praise than criticism, along with seeking more support than challenge, you set yourself up for unrealistic expectations of people and the different events throughout your life.


Because when the other side shows up—the sad moments, the mean and cruel people, along with those that will criticize and challenge you—you’ll feel hurt and in some cases betrayed.

And if this continues over time you’ll strengthen the possibility of living in fear…even in the slightest of ways.

When this happens you’ll have a high probability of going against your intuition…because you’ll be more emotional.

As a result…

Your intuition is clouded and when you think you’re relying on your intuition…you’re not because it’s actually the fear that’s guiding your decisions.

For example…

Let’s say you’re a woman and you just met a new guy. Of course you’ll get a “feeling” about this person. The question is…is it a “gut” feeling based on your intuition…or a “gut feeling” you think is your intuition disguised as “fear?”

In the case of a relationship (and this is true in all areas as well)…

If you’ve had relationships in the past where you had a one sided (fantasy) expectation of someone and of how the relationship “should” have been…and it didn’t work out because the “other side” showed up…then over time you’ll have that subconscious fear of “Well what if this happens again with this new person” come up.

Then when you meet this new person and they show even the slightest evidence of “both sides”…which is healthy and necessary…you’ll have a high probability of reverting back to a previous relationship of when your one-sided fantasy wasn’t met.

This in turn is when you’ll get what you think is a “gut feeling” from your intuition when in fact you’ll be coming from fear instead…all because of emotional fantasies.

The rational mind as Einstein calls it likes to rationalize. It makes up rational lies. These lies create the emotional fantasies (striving for a one-sided positive life) that leads to the unwanted “negative” emotions that show up…with one of these being disguised as fear.

When this happens your intuition is clouded, and this is when you’ll commonly feel you’re relying on your intuition when in fact it’s actually your fear guiding you.

As a result, you become the faithful servant instead of using the sacred gift you’ve been given…your intuitive mind.

Now course there’s something you can do about it.

MeditationTemple2. Whispers of wisdom

There’s a good reason why Einstein speaks of your intuition as being a sacred gift. It’s because of what takes place during these intuitive moments…especially during your most important moments such as the life changing decisions you come across.

What I’m talking about are those “nudges” you get.

I’m sure you know what I mean by these. They can come in the form of a physical sensation, such as “feeling it” in the pit of your stomach…or in some other way.

And in many situations you experience they’ll come with what seems like irrational thoughts.

For example…

How many times have you had what felt like a “gut feeling” that seemed “crazy” or that there’s “no way” that could be true. Along with this, how many times have you told someone about these “intuitive nudges” and they thought you were “nuts”, “crazy”, and possibly even called you a liar?

Now what’s fascinating and quite often misleading is that most people will attribute these “crazy” and seemingly “irrational” feelings to fear. That’s when other people and possibly even yourself will think they’re crazy or that you’re nuts.

So, the question is…

How can you tell if these intuitive “nudges” you have are right or if they are coming from fear?

It goes back to what you read earlier.

When you approach your life, the different situations and events, along with the people you come across from a two-sided perspective you won’t be emotional and as a result you’ll be guided by your intuition. You can also see this as training your “intuition muscle.”


Emotions are lies. They’re one-sided perceptions of the truth (pseudo truth). They’re fantasies that feed the fear that far too many people are living under.

Your intuition is not driven by these emotional fantasy lies. They’re driven by being in a state of presence. Your intuition is driven by a poised mind where you’re centered…where you’re not too “up” or too “down.” This can only occur when you’re in this state of presence.

And it’s here where those “nudges” you get—what I call the Whispers of Wisdom—are accurate 100% of the time.

These Whispers of Wisdom is the sacred gift that Einstein calls the intuitive mind.


There’s another part to this that I mentioned earlier. It’s one of the two things hidden from what Einstein said…your heart.

Intuition3. The Intuitive Truth

What makes life worth living are the special moments you experience throughout your journey. Quite often what creates these moments are the “hidden gems”, “hidden blessings”, and the “golden nuggets” that come about…and sometimes when you least expect them.

So, if your life right now isn’t going the way you want and it seems like there’s no way out…the good news is that these “gems” and “blessings” can and do show up. It’s just a matter of when.

And at the center of it all…the sacred gift of your intuitive mind.

This brings up one of the two things hidden from Einstein’s quote…your heart.

Because it’s when you come from your heart is where the magic happens in your life. It’s when you’re being the person you were put on this earth to be. It’s when your authenticity shines.

And this happens for you when you’re guided by your intuitive mind.


When you embrace life from a two-sided perspective and see an equal amount of benefits and drawbacks in the different events and situations you come across…that’s what fuels your intuitive mind. This is when your intuition is guiding you instead of fear.

As a result your heart opens up, you come from a true state of gratitude, and the seemingly challenging decisions you’re faced with become easier. You have a greater certainty.

And with it the truth is revealed…the Intuitive Truth.

This gives rise to a fascinating human phenomena…another one of those “hidden gems” and “golden nuggets” of life…that at first seems like a paradox.

I’m sure you’ve been in situations when you went with your “gut” and some time thereafter had it validated…you saw physical evidence (proof) of it. Of course you felt good about it because you know you did the “right” thing.

But what about those situations that didn’t turn out so obvious?

What I mean here is when you’re faced with a decision to make…you are truly relying on your “gut” (intuition)…but didn’t have it validated? In other words, there was no evidence that the decision you made was the right one.

And let’s also add in when these situations involve other people—family members, friends, those closest to you—that say you “should have” or “should not have” done what you did or didn’t do.

Let’s face it…

More often than not you won’t get the “physical proof” that your intuition was right…and it can be somewhat frustrating because it can leave you wondering if you made the right decision.

However, the fact is that when you’re truly relying on your intuition…just know you did make the right decision even if nothing on the surface gives you evidence of that.

This is what discovering the Intuitive Truth is all about…

Because if you’re even wondering the slightest about what would have happened, that’s a clear sign of how much aggravation it saved you instead of having gone the other way and “caving in” to the rational mind…cleverly disguised as fear.

This is the power of your sacred gift—your intuitive mind—that allows the truth to be revealed…which in turn opens your heart and out comes the true brilliance of who you are.

It’s what increases the probability of those “golden nuggets” and “hidden blessings” showing up in your life when you least expect it.

And these in turn reveal how valuable of a person you are to the world.

It gets people to see just how much you do matter because you’re being true to who you really are…while making the right decisions that helps others in their lives be true to who they are…

All of which is possible by honoring the sacred gift of what makes you the unique and special person you are.





About the author

Chaney Weiner

Chaney Weiner is a Human Potential Specialist - Founder of the Chaney Institute of Human Potential - Creator of the Breakthrough To Achieve Program and Author of the book, Because This Is Your Life.

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