Every INFJ or INFP I have ever met seems to suffer from anxiety, and the more I’ve studied this phenomenon, the more I see that it’s related to us being out of alignment with our intuition. In the first video of my 3-part video series on INFJs, INFPs and intuition (Are You an INFJ or INFP Suppressing Your Intuition?) I explain exactly how this anxiety manifests and I also give a quick exercise anyone can use to begin reconnecting with suppressed intuition. However, right after INFJs and INFPs do this exercise, another question (or rather, big fear) tends to come up:
What if I disconnect again? How can I be sure that I won’t abandon my intuition (or it won’t abandon me) after I’ve found it again?
The answer to this is actually way more obvious than you would think. It has to do with the fact that INFJs and INFPs are also empaths, which means we take on the emotions and energetic vibrations of others. Because we are so attuned to what is going on with everyone around us, almost all of us end up becoming control freaks to one degree or another. Our rigid attachment to control is our way of trying to manage everyone else’s emotions and reactions in our environment. So, then we become even more stressed and burned out, and we want to retreat even further.
But, there is hope. Any INFJ or INFP can start not only reconnecting with their intuition and bringing it back into alignment, but also strengthening it so that it works in the service of our highest good, rather than causes empathic burn-out. And you can start with one simple question…
I’m diving way deeper into all of this stuff in my 4-week live class that starts on March 2. It’s called The Creative Power of Intuition and it’s for any INFJ or INFP who is ready to stop suffering from anxiety, confusion, indecision and general low-grade unhappiness in life. It’s a class designed to bring on transformation at the deepest levels by shifting just a few key elements, one at a time, at a gentle and manageable pace. And it’s a place where you’ll find people just like you, other intuitives, other INFJs and INFPs, other empaths.
If everything I’m saying here is speaking to you, make sure you sign up for my email list here to get all the updates on the class, and also to get my next video, the third and final video in the series, all about intuition and creativity.
As always, if you have questions I’d love to hear them. Please shoot me an email at email@example.com or use the contact form on my website. And for all of you who have already let me know you’re definitely in, I’ll see you in class!
Lauren Sapala is the author of The INFJ Revolution, a guide to identifying and dissolving the roadblocks that hold back INFJs, INFPs, HSPs, and empaths from finding and living their life purpose, and The INFJ Writer, a writing guide made specifically for sensitive intuitive writers.