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This is something I discovered in my youth, and a few years ago I learned that the late mike oehler called this "consulting the great potato."

First, you start off with a difficult heads or tails decision.   You tell your innards that you will do what the coin tells you to do.  Flip, and look and ...  this is where the great potato shows up.  When you look at the coin, do you feel relief or regret?  If you feel relief, do what the coin says.   If you feel regret, then you do the opposite.

 
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Some folks really get all weird and think that intuition is "whoo whoo," but the truth is we all have it.  The more we use it, the stronger it gets.

When you speak about your innards, your gut, you are actually referring to the solar plexus and this is the center of our power, where our energy field and our innate body connects.  Whenever I am presented with a forked road decision, I get quiet, look at the situation and unfold it in my mind as far as I can see. The direction that brings the most relaxation in the body, the most excitement, the most "opening" or thrill in that area of the gut, right below the xiphoid process (bottom of the breast bone) is the decision that best fits in with my path.

I have worked this way for many years and it has rarely failed me, if I get my intellect out of the way. LOL the brain is a brilliant analytical tool, but the intuition knows what it knows too.  After so much practice now, I can generally just observe the choices and immediately know which is the right path. Of course, both paths are valid, just one will unfold with more ease and grace and be more ME than the other.

So, I guess I am very friendly and intimate with the great potato!
 
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