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Intuition Quotes: Mega Collection from Authors Throughout History

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A mega collection of intuition quotes from authors throughout history.

You’ll  find some from my own articles and books as well.

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“Intuition is having your own guiding star to follow.” –A. Artemis

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“There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.” –Rumi

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“To whatever degree you listen and follow your intuition, you become a creative channel for the higher power of the universe.” –Shakti Gawain

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“There is no prescribed route to follow to arrive at a new idea. You have to make the intuitive leap.”–Stephen Hawking

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“Regard your spirit guides as helpers and friends whose advice and counsel should be considered, but do not make them a substitute for your own judgment. Spirit guides should be regarded as friends, not crutches to help you walk.” –Richard Ireland

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“Intuition is the foundation of all courage, if you choose to live a courageous life then follow it.” –Ken Foster

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“I believe in intuitions and inspirations…I sometimes FEEL that I am right. I do not KNOW that I am.” –Albert Einstein

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“Cold feet are often symptomatic of a legitimate intuition that you are heading for the wrong place at the wrong time.” –Suzanne Fields

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“I published in 1978 a report on dreams in the Journal of Clinical Psychology. It was the first study of its kind to demonstrate that it is possible for people to make constructive use of their dreams to improve their lives.” –Henry Reed

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“Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge.” –Audre Lorde

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“All human knowledge thus begins with intuitions, proceeds thence to concepts, and ends with ideas.”–Immanuel Kant

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“Psychic vision is not like seeing with your eyes. It is more like seeing with your whole consciousness.” –Richard Ireland

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“We each have a sixth sense that is attuned to the oneness dimension in life, providing a means for us to guide our lives in accord with our ideas.” –Henry Reed

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“It is never our intuition that is wrong but, what we mistake for our intuition.” –A.Artemis

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“Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things.” –Ray Bradbury

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“The heart knows what it wants, and it often makes no sense. Intuition, creativity, and listening are all imperative in creating an inspired life.”–Jonathan H. Ellerby

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“Women observe subconsciously a thousand little details, without knowing they are doing so. Their subconscious mind adds these little things together – and they call the result intuition.”–Agatha Christie

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“The trouble with a lot of people who try to write is they intellectualize about it. That comes after. The intellect is given to us by God to test things once they’re done, not to worry about things ahead of time.” –Ray Bradbury

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“Ignoring intuition is a lot like touching a hot stove: You need only get burned once to know that ignoring your intuition is NOT a good idea!” –A. Artemis

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“You get your intuition back when you make space for it, when you stop the chattering of the rational mind.”  –Anne Lamotte

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“The fact that modern physics, the manifestation of an extreme specialization of the rational mind, is now making contact with mysticism, the essence of religion and manifestation of an extreme specialization of the intuitive mind, shows very beautifully the unity and complementary nature of the rational and intuitive modes of consciousness; of the yang and the yin.”–Fritjof Capra

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“What can we writers learn from lizards, lift from birds? In quickness is truth. The faster you blurt, the more swiftly you write, the more honest you are. In hesitation is thought. In delay comes the effort for a style, instead of leaping upon truth which is the only style worth deadfalling or tiger-trapping.” –Ray Bradbury

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“Each one of us has all the wisdom and knowledge we ever need right within us. It is available to us through our intuitive mind, which is our connection with universal intelligence.” –Shakti Gawain

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“When you expand your awareness, seemingly random events will be seen to fit into a larger purpose.” –Deepak Chopra

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“Words saturated with sincerity, conviction, faith, and intuition are like highly explosive vibration bombs, which, when set off, shatter the rocks of difficulties and create the change desired.” –Paramahansa Yogananda

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“A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.” –Frank Capra

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“The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days.” –Lao Tzu

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“Intuition is a knowing, a sensing that is beyond the conscious understanding — a gut feeling. Intuition is not pseudo-science.” –Abella Arthur

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“Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” –Steve Jobs

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“The more and more each is impelled by that which is intuitive, or the relying upon the soul force within, the greater, the farther, the deeper, the broader, the more constructive may be the result.” –Edgar Cayce

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“The heart knows what it wants, and it often makes no sense. Intuition, creativity, and listening are all imperative
in creating an inspired life.” –Jonathan H. Ellerby

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“The more we learn to operate in the world based on trust in our intuition, the stronger our channel will be and the more money we will have.” –Shakti Gawain

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“The channels of intuitive knowledge are opened according to the intensity of individual need.” –Jane Roberts

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“The fact that modern physics, the manifestation of an extreme specialization of the rational mind, is now making contact with mysticism, the essence of religion and manifestation of an extreme specialization of the intuitive mind, shows very beautifully the unity and complementary nature of the rational and intuitive modes of consciousness; of the yang and the yin.” –Fritjof Capra

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“All the learning in the world cannot replace instinct.” –Robert Ley

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“Fear is static that prevents me from hearing my intuition.” –Hugh Prather

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“If we listen human instinct actually tells us what we need, but advertising makes us want things we don’t need and things we can’t have.” –Kit Williams

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“Out of an intuitive experience of the world comes a continuous flow of novel distinctions. Purely rational understanding, on the other hand, serves to confirm old mindsets, rigid categories. Artists, who live in the same world as the rest of us, steer clear of these mindsets to make us see things anew.” –Ellen Langer

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“I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.” –Socrates

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“For the spiritual being, intuition is far more than a hunch. It is viewed as guidance or as God talking, and this inner insight is never taken lightly or ignored.” –Dr. Wayne Dyer

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“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” –Steve Jobs

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“Every happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message.” –Malcolm Muggeridge

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“Intuition is the highest form of intelligence, transcending all individual abilities and skills”  –Sylvia Clare

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“When you live an intuitively inspired life the world comes to you.” The Intuition Principle, p. 8, –A. Artemis

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“When you expand your awareness, seemingly random events will be seen to fit into a larger purpose.” –Deepak Chopra

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“When you stop living in your head and reconnect to your body, your intuition will come through loud and clear.” The Intuition Principle p. 43, –A. Artemis

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Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.  – Joseph Campbell

 
“Synchronicity is choreographed by a great, pervasive intelligence that lies at the heart of nature, and is manifest in each of us through intuitive knowledge.” –Deepak Chopra

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Built into you is an internal guidance system that shows you the way home. All you need to do is heed the voice. –Neale Donald Walsch

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“If prayer is you talking to God, then intuition is God talking to you.” –Dr. Wayne Dyer

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“Follow your intuition and reach for the stars. The more you learn to trust your intuition, the more confident, inspired and successful you will become.” –A. Artemis

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“Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, whereas joy arises from within.” – David Dawkins

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“Come into the silence of solitude, and the vibration there will talk to you through the voice of God”. – Paramahansa Yogananda

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“Close both eyes to see with the other eye.” –Rumi

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“Rather than pushing yourself toward goals, why not allow your intuition to pull you toward your destiny?” –A. Artemis

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“The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.” — Alan Alda

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“You must train your intuition. You must trust the small voice inside which tells you exactly what to say, what to decide.” –Ingrid Bergman 

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“To know your destiny – listen to your intuition.”– A. Artemis

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“How do geese know when to fly to the sun?  Who tells them the seasons?  How do we, humans, know when it is time to move on?  How do we know when to go?  As with the migrant birds, so surely with us, there is a voice within, if only we would listen to it, that tells us so certainly when to go forth into the unknown.” — Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D.

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“Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way.” –-Florence Scovel Shinn

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“Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else’s.” --Billy Wilder

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“Good instincts usually tell you what to do long before your head has figured it out.” –Michael Burke

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“Listen to your intuition. It will tell you everything you need to know.” -Anthony J. D’Angelo

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“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” –-Benjamin Spock

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“Instinct is untaught ability.” –Alexander Bain

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“Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.” –-Jonas Salk

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“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.” –-Albert Einstein

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“If you want to go through life blindfolded ignore your intuition.” –A. Artemis

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“Instinct is intelligence incapable of self-consciousness.” --John Sterling

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“Trust your hunches. They’re usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.” –-Joyce Brothers

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“A leader or a man of action in a crisis almost always acts subconsciously and then thinks of the reasons for his action.” —Jawaharlal Nehru

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“The journey of spiritual awakening begins when we become aware of synchronicity in our lives.” –A.Artemis

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“The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, and the solution comes to you and you don’t know how or why.” –Albert Einstein

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“All great men are gifted with intuition. They know without reasoning or analysis, what they need to know.” –Alexis Carrel

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“Trying to separate an intuitive flash from the din of thoughts echoing through the mind can be nearly impossible at times–like trying to scoop the salt out of sea water.” –A. Artemis p.106 The Intuition Principle

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“Trusting our intuition often saves us from disaster.” --Anne Wilson Schaef

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“Often you have to rely on intuition.” —Bill Gates

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For whereas the mind works in possibilities, the intuitions work in actualities, and what you intuitively desire, that is possible to you. Whereas what you mentally or “consciously” desire is nine times out of ten impossible; hitch your wagon to a star, or you will just stay where you are. –-D. H. Lawrence

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Intuition is the clear conception of the whole at once. –-Johann Kaspar Lavater

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There are things so deep and complex that only intuition can reach it in our stage of development as human beings. —John Astin

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“Intuition is a lot like sand, it’s hard to grasp and easily slips through your fingers.” –A. Artemis p.46 The Intuition Principle

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“Intuition becomes increasingly valuable in the new information society precisely because there is so much data.” –-John Naisbitt

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“It is through science that we prove, but through intuition that we discover.” —Jules H. Poincare

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“Good instincts usually tell you what to do long before your head has figured it out.” –-Michael Burke

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“Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself.” –Oprah Winfrey

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“Intuition is the supra-logic that cuts out all the routine processes of thought and leaps straight from the problem to the answer.” –Robert Graves

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“The moment we set the intention to be guided by our intuition is the moment we begin seeing the signs the Universe has been placing on our path all along. ” –A. Artemis

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“Truly successful decision making relies on a balance between deliberate and instinctive thinking.” –Malcolm Gladwell

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Intuition isn’t the enemy, but the ally, of reason. -John Kord Lagemann

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Intuition comes very close to clairvoyance; it appears to be the extrasensory perception of reality. --Alexis Carrel

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It is always with excitement that I wake up in the morning wondering what my Intuition will toss up to me, like gifts from the sea. I work with it and rely on it. It’s my partner. –-Jonas Salk

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“Intuition is the source of scientific knowledge.” –Aristotle

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“You do what’s in your gut- if you’ve been doing it long enough, what’s in your gut will be appropriate.” – Anderson Cooper

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“I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.” –Socrates

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“I rely far more on gut instinct than researching huge amounts of statistics.” –Richard Branson

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“There can be as much value in the blink of an eye as in months of rational analysis.” –Malcolm Gladwell

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“A good artist lets his intuition lead him wherever it wants.” –Lao-Tzu

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“Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions.” — Edgar Cayce

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“To develop your intuition get quiet, go within and listen to the stirrings of your heart. Feelings and longings are the language of intuition.” –A. Artemis

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“The only real valuable thing is intuition.” –Albert Einstein

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To Forgive or Not To Forgive? (and why you may want to)

Posted 08 Aug 2014 — by Angela Artemis
Category Spiritual Growth, Spiritual healing, Spiritual self growth

25 Great Intuition Quotes

A reader asks, “How do we forgive forever?”

I always assumed that once you forgave it was forever.

As I thought about this I recalled all the forgiveness work I had to do regarding a previous relationship.

It took a long, long time of repeatedly focusing on forgiving to “forgive forever.”

But after I had forgiven I could easily think of this person and wish them well whereas before, I couldn’t. Until I finally forgave every thought I had of the person brought up the anger and pain again. I worked on this continually though for nearly two years until I was free.

And that perhaps is the answer…

Unless the act we are forgiving only superficially wounded us, it’s going to take time to clear your heart of the negative emotions you’re hanging onto to get to being able to “forgive forever.”

Forgiveness has to be a daily effort.

One of the ways to clear your heart and forgive is to use a mantra such as the one from Ho’oponopono which is “an ancient Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness.” (Wikipedia).

The mantra is:

I’m sorry. Forgive me. Thank you. I love you.

Another powerful mantra that I have used is from Sahaja Yoga:

I forgive. I forgive everyone including myself.

You also have to want to forgive forever.

Some people say they do but really, deep down they enjoy being the victim and telling their story over and over. They’ve become emotionally addicted to the attention and sympathy they get when they tell their stories. If you hang onto to your story you’ll never forgive forever.

Acceptance

Another part of the forgiveness puzzle lies in actually “accepting” what has happened.

When you can’t accept what has happened what you’re really saying is that you cannot accept that your life has been changed forever. You are forcibly holding onto the past and what has been and deep down you’re probably not able to forgive yourself.

When someone does this it’s usually their way of not acknowledging fear and other toxic emotions such as guilt, humiliation, shame and embarrassment about how their lives have changed. The answer is to forgive yourself and then work on self-love and love for all of life in general.

Living with abuse

If the situation is ongoing – that’s entirely different. We all have free will and choice in our lives.  Forgiving someone doesn’t mean putting up with abuse of any kind. Leave and end the relationship then begin working on forgiving.

It’s not going to be possible to forgive if you have a new fresh wound to heal each day. You’re not meant to be a martyr.

If you can’t leave – use the mantras and release the toxic emotions daily until you can leave.

The Scale of Consciousness

Holding onto anger and not forgiving someone ultimately hurts you not the person you’re angry with.

I had the privilege of seeing Dr. David R Hawkins demonstrate his “scale of consciousness” using muscle testing in 2007 while at an I Can Do It conference. The muscle testing clearly showed how what we feel and think affects the body. His work and many others since show that toxic emotions weaken the body and will eventually lead to illness.

Lower level emotions emit the lowest vibrations and hanging onto them does equate to “drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”

Hawkins created a scale of consciousness based on these emotions. (Check it out here.)

True forgiveness is being at peace. You’ll know when you have forgiven forever when you’re able to think about what happened and no longer have your emotions provoked.

You can forgive forever in fact, I recommend it. Let go, forgive, forget and move on.

Are you still holding onto anger? What is it costing you to not forgive?

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Intuition, Chakras, Crystals & Vivid Dreams, Oh My!

Posted 01 Aug 2014suggest — by Angela Artemis
Category Dream Recall, Meditation, Spiritual Growth

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Intuition. Chakras, Crystals & Vivid Dreams, Oh My!

It’s time to open up the Powered by Intuition Mailbag again!

I love getting your questions although I’m sometimes deluged with so much reader email and such lengthy questions that I cannot keep up. I try my best though so be patient! :-)

If you haven’t heard back from me and you sent a loong question please be patient. If I think it’s a topic with an answer that many readers will be interested in I will answer it in an article such as this one.****

I received several wonderful questions from a reader about her dreams, crystals, Chakras, connecting with her future self and her spiritual growth. I have a hunch many PbI readers are going to relate to this question because you’re such an spiritual bunch!

QUESTION:

I had a lucid dream and has changed a lot of things for me! I have always felt that there is more to this life that just existing! That we are so much more capable of things beyond day to day thoughts. I have much to learn about meditation, Chakras as well as crystals. But, I do know there is more to life! I am a sheltered unit….some or most of on my own accord. I am an artist and choose to speak my soul through art, rather than words.

I dream in color! Which surprises me too! I have very vivid dreams that take me to places that seem to be as somewhere I have been in a preceding life. Or possibly future?! I dream of places and people who I ‘should know’. Mostly houses that are of odd accord. The unusual layout, but plenty of space.

Okay, I do have a question. Since I have started meditation, I am wanting to learn more about the Chakras and crystals. Crystals in particular and which ones and how they will benefit me.

I am doing my best to connect with my future self. For advice or to shed light on my path. At times, I feel everywhere but no where in particular. Do you know what I mean? I suppose I need more focus here.

Can you shed some light and guidance my way. Your teachings so far, has helped me! You have shown light in darker spots I could not pinpoint.

Any thoughts, opinions would be appreciated. I so want to grow spiritually beyond what I already have.

Thank you!

 

ANSWER:

Since this is such a lengthy question I’m going to break it down.

1. RE: Vivid Dreaming in color/Lucid Dreams.

One of the surest earliest signs that you are quite psychic is frequent vivid dreaming in color that you remember. I can’t tell you how many people say tell me they never recall their dreams. When you have dreams like this without “trying” consider yourself very lucky!

Vivid colorful dreams such as this where you “know” you are dreaming (Lucid dreams) indicate that you have clairvoyant ability. It’s the first sign that your Third Eye is a very active center in your Chakra system.  You are traveling astrally in your dreams, meaning you’re having out of body experiences. You also have what is called “traveling” clairvoyance, that is you can see things at a distance.

Since you are an artist and very attuned to “seeing” this is your gift; you have “second sight,” AKA you’re a “seer.”

I had dreams like this from early childhood. I would astral travel, see people I didn’t know and “fly” over the roofs of houses in my neighborhood in my dreams. As I got older and learned about out of body experiences I understood what had been happening which was that I was “seeing” and traveling to places far beyond what the physical eye could observe.

A game I used to play was to “see” people’s houses and describe the exterior and interior as I “walked” through the rooms. It was great practice. I recall I once saw inside of a very untidy house. The woman was embarrassed (of course I didn’t describe just how messy it really was so that she wouldn’t feel too bad.

2. Chakras and crystals.

Amethyst Amethyst (Photo credit: The Rocketeer)

Here’s a link to a Chakra Balancing Meditation I use. I suggest you incorporate this into your daily meditation. It will help open and balance the Chakras. As a clairvoyant you need to focus on balance of the Chakras as it’s a natural tendency for you to tap into your 6th Chakra more (the Third Eye) than any other.

Crystals are fascinating.

One of the best crystals to use for opening the Third Eye is Amethyst Crystal. I have two large ones that I keep on my desk and a small one that I can hold up to my 6th Chakra when needed. You can meditate while holding it up to your 6th Chakra and it will help you open that center but don’t forget to balance and open all your Chakras! Balance is key.

I was never into crystals until 15 years ago. I was at a metaphysical workshop at someone’s home and she had these huge halves of cracked open crystals she had dug up in Arizona and brought back to her home in New York. During a break in our training I asked her about them and she told me to put my hand over them to see if I could feel the vibrations coming out of them. Well, to my surprise I could! It was amazing. Before that I had no idea that crystals emit such powerful vibrations. The vibration in the crystals entrain the brain waves and aid in healing or opening certain Chakras, etc.

3. Connecting to Your Future Self

To connect to your future self go into a state of deep meditation. When you are there see yourself in front of three doors:

One says Five Years from Now; the other Ten years from now; and the last one Twenty years from now.

Knock on the door which is far enough out into the future to answer the questions you have in mind.

When the door swings open you will see your future self. Your future self will invite you in for a chat.

Notice what you are wearing. How do you look?

Make note of the room you’re in. Is it a different place than where you live now? Does your future self give you a tour?

Ask your future self what you wish to know. Wait and listen to their answer.

I hope this helps you connect with your future self.

More help is available here.

4. The way to spiritual growth

Here’s a link to an article I wrote about the topic.

The best way to grow spiritually is to develop a spiritual practice such as meditation. When in meditation do the Chakra Opening meditation I suggested earlier. When you get to the Heart Chakra focus on feeling love – pure unconditional love for all life. See yourself as a little generator emitting powerful waves of love out into the world. When you see it and feel it – it is so.

One of the things I learned from my spiritual mentor was that we grow spiritually when we have a desire to be a beacon of goodness in the world. It may sound simplistic but I have found it has helped me tremendously. Just ask to be the “pure goodness” of Spirit. Spirit or the “life force” in all things is pure goodness, right? Be this pure goodness and do good for yourself and others. Some position this as constantly asking in every situation, “What would love do?”

I hope this helps  you.

All my best,

Angela

What questions do you have about Intuition, Crystals, Chakras, Dreams or your Spiritual Growth? Share them in the comments and I’ll do my best to answer them.

*****Please note I don’t answer questions about what to do with your life via email or comments here. If you’re seeking my guidance for your personal life – book a private session.

Photo Credit: Seven Chakras (Wikipedia)

 

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When Readings Go Wrong (what to do about it)

Posted 25 Jul 2014 — by Angela Artemis
Category Clairvoyance, Intuitive Readings, Psychic reading

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Have you ever been in a reading that didn’t go well?

I can usually tell within the first few minutes if it’s going to flow or not.

There are all kinds of clients from skeptics and testers to individuals who refuse to acknowledge information to people who are really open and receptive.

Over the years I’ve encountered many different personality types and what I have realized is that no matter how hard I try it’s hard to be a pitcher when the batter refuses to hit the ball. And it makes for a very disappointing game.

My readings are done via telephone and Skype. I don’t do them in person nor do I use video because I don’t want any visual cues from the person I’m reading. So all I have is a voice and if the person being read is cagey with their answers, holds back from confirming what I give them or expects it to be perfection at every detail then it can be a long torturous hour.

When a psychic sees, or hears or feels something they aren’t getting the information using their physical senses. It’s the “perception” of seeing, or hearing or feeling which is very different from how we normally receive this information from our environment.

The impressions are fleeting and hard to hold onto. In addition unlike a memory you can’t always “pull it back up” when it’s gone because it’s something that wasn’t in your consciousness a nano second before.

There can also be difficulties at times when the client and you just don’t click – and no matter what you’re not going to be able to read them. You just have to accept that you’re not going to be a match for every person who comes to you.

The next time you have a reading scheduled ensure it’s a good one by being open and receptive.

Here’s what both psychic and the client need to know to have a good reading:

1. A reading is a two way street. Be open to being read. Keep an open mind and don’t put up “walls.” Walls are there for one reason only – to keep people out.

2. Give  yourself privacy. Don’t have a reading if your spouse is home when you want to know whether your boyfriend is going to leave his wife for you. If you can’t talk or give answers to your psychic because you’re afraid of being overheard it’s going to inhibit the quality of the reading.

3. Give feedback when asked. Don’t answer with vague replies or withhold information to “test” your psychic. Withholding is similar to blocking. The more you are able to affirm the better the connection will be for picking up more information. A psychic’s energy locks onto the right frequency by getting confirmation from you.

4. Don’t expect perfection in every single detail. If the psychic describes your house as a white split level with the garage on the left and yours is on the right; cut them some slack. Of if you’re given the description of someone and you feel that you know who it is and all the details fit but the hair color, for example, don’t harp on one detail.

Even the best of the best baseball players only hit home runs 9% of the time so to expect perfection from your reader is unrealistic.

5. Get enough sleep. When you’re giving a reading be fully rested.  If you haven’t had enough sleep and don’t feel up to it cancel and reschedule. This goes for if you’re not feeling well too.

6. Don’t eat a heavy meal. If you can avoid eating meat as well. Having a full stomach will interfere with the quality of the reading. This goes for both the psychic and the client.

7. Never give or have a reading when you’re under the influence of alcohol or drugs. No explanation needed, right? Just don’t do it. Spirit deserves much more respect than that.

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The Downward Spiral of Wallowing in Dark Emotions

Wallowing in Negative Emotions, Living a problem free life

The Downward Spiral of Wallowing in Your Dark Emotions

Have you ever been pulled way down into your dark emotions, so much so that it was hard to snap out of it?

There are times in life when “bad” things happen that throw us into a tailspin emotionally. Events such as bankruptcy, divorce or the loss of job, to name only a few, can take us to the depths of despair.

After the shock wears off our despair is compounded by flooding fears about our own survival and safety followed by perpetual worry.

We worry about how we are going to pay our bills, feed our family, where we will live, the decisions we have to make, completing paper work, filing papers, dealing with the legal system, making phone calls and going on interviews and on and on.

But, eventually thank goodness, most survive such challenges. And hopefully we not only survive and thrive but we learn a lot about life and ourselves from going through challenging times too.

A Slippery Slope

The trouble starts when we stay at the emotional level of the problem long after it has been resolved and the situation concluded. Living in this state reshapes the brain and imprints upon it a deep neural pathway where we automatically react to everything that occurs with this dark heavy negative outlook.

We are in a state of continually waiting for the “next shoe to drop.” Nothing is ever okay again, or “good” and nothing really makes us happy; forget about seeing the positive side of life or that our glass is half full when this is the mental state of our being.

There are other events such as losing a loved that bring us to these depths too but normal grieving is not what I’m referring to here. Mourning can go on for months or even a few years and it’s part of the healing process in the stages of grief. If it goes too long and the person remains morose about life in general then it can become part of this same syndrome of wallowing.

Brooding makes things worse

A person I knew was passed over for a promotion. For months every evening after work they sat in the dark drinking until it was time to go to bed. They were angry and all they wanted to do was brood over how unfairly they were treated.

A casual remark that it was a beautiful day caused them to turn to me with a menacing sneer and say, “Is it?” It was like a scene out of the film, “The Shining” with Jack Nicholson. I could see the anger glinting in their eyes. How dare I be cheerful when they were morose and life was so horrible?

They finally snapped out of it when they got a new job. But, there was a good six months where they just wanted to brood.

Brooding was how they reacted to everything that happened in their life. This behavior pattern automatically took over in response to any stressors. The brooding response had been ingrained so deeply over the years that they truly weren’t able to just “snap out of it.” It was beyond their control but they weren’t willing to seek the professional help that was necessary to overcome it either.

This is why you need to be aware of the downward spiral of wallowing in your dark emotions. You want to be able to shift out of them before they become deeply imbedded response patterns.

**If you have a mental illness, a condition such as bipolar disorder, or clinical depression this requires professional help and you must seek a qualified therapist.

Nip it in the bud

In my practice I see this once in a while. People will come to me for a session when they are in the throes of dealing with the aftermath of challenging event. After the session they feel more confident that things are going to work out and that life will return to a new semblance of “normal.”

Then, I may hear from them a year later and they are still in this negative mindset. They are not over what happened and living in a state of anger, fear and negativity. When we speak again they respond to any suggestion of positivity by bringing up the problem and pointing out how it’s preventing them from being happy again.

Down the rabbit hole

The pull of negative emotions is strong. It’s easy to allow the dark side to take over. And when we are angry and upset it feels good – at first. Initially expressing our anger and venting it is fine. It’s healthy to let it out and get it off our chest but at some point we need to let go of it so we can move on with our lives. We also need to be aware that if we don’t let go of it we may be creating a negative emotional response pattern that will get harder and harder to overcome with time.

How to Snap Out of Wallowing in Your Dark Emotions:

1. Make a gratitude list. List all the things that you have to be grateful for and that are going right.  Choose to see the good qualities of the people in your life. Write out this list daily. The action of writing will help you connect to all the good you have in your life. Notice something new each day to be grateful for and add that to the list.

2. Shift your focus to the positive. What you focus on expands. When you keep focusing on negativity your mind sifts and sorts through every detail of your day to bring “forward” to your awareness more things to be negative about.  You must shift your focus so that then you condition your mind to bring “forward” all the good in your life.

3. Breathe out the dark emotions. When you feel overwhelmed by negativity stop and focus on breathing. It’s easy: Breathe in through your nose and hold the breath for three counts then let it out through your mouth. Do this five or 10 times and you’ll break the cycle. Tell yourself you are breathing out all the negativity. (Make focused breathing part of a daily routine of meditation and you’re sure to avoid the slippery slope.)

4. Get moving. Go for a walk or a work out. Skip rope, jump on a trampoline or take a swim. Exercise helps the body produce endorphins, chemicals that your body releases which elevate your mood. When you move your body you will naturally begin to feel better.

5. Create a mental trigger. When you feel yourself going down that spiral do something to shift your mental state. An easy thing to do is have an affirmation that you repeat over and over to break you out of the cycle. Try this one: I am now and forever happy, healthy and grateful for my wonderful life. You can make up your own. Think of it as a “band aid” to immediately stop the “emotional” bleeding.

Can you see why nipping prolonged negativity in the bud is a smart thing? How do you deal with snapping out of a negative emotional state? Share with us.

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Spiritual Laws of Success: How to Gain the Support of the Universe

Posted 11 Jul 2014copyright — by Angela Artemis
Category Self-empowerment, Spiritual self growth, Success

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Spiritual Laws of Success: How to Gain the Support of the Universe

Do you ever wonder how some people seem to get everything they want?

You know the kind of people I’m talking about, the ones who appear to have been born under a lucky star?

Everything goes their way and each time they set out to accomplish something not only to do they but, they make a smashing success out of it.

Whatever they touch or desire to bring about unfolds elegantly and almost magically with the Universe supporting them with one synchronicity or serendipitous event after another. They set out to do something and “suddenly” the money appears to complete their project (synchronicity) or they meet a person out of the “clear blue” who profoundly changes the direction of their life forever afterward (serendipity).

Newsflash

These types of people aren’t born under a lucky star at all.

In fact there is a “system” to how they behave and how they think that you can emulate in order to gain the support of the Universe too.

They are simply following the spiritual laws of success, whether they realize it or not, which results in the Universe mirroring back to them exactly what they put out.

The Universe isn’t random

Whatever we do, think and say creates the response and reaction we get from the Universe. If we don’t like the reactions we are getting it means WE have to change because one thing is for sure, the Universe isn’t about to.

The “Universe” is a self-organizing system that reacts to our actions. This means that there is an underlying program that runs the Universe. And this program has been set to react in specific ways to our actions, which is a good thing because it shows there is a pattern we can study and learn from. If we put in a bit of effort to study the actions of successful people we too can learn how to better interact with the Universe in order to achieve greater results.

Spiritual Laws of Success

The spiritual laws of success I’m referring to come from Raymond Holliwell’s book, “Working with the Law.”

How to get the Universe to Support You by properly using the Spiritual Laws

1. Law of Thinking: Watch your thoughts. Do not allow yourself to go down a path of negative thinking about anything. Stop complaining! You push away your good when you do that.

2. Law of Supply: Think Big. Don’t limit your supply by focusing on what you don’t have. The Universe is unlimited and your life is unlimited. Only you put limitations upon it.

3. Law of Attraction: Create a strong desire and expect that it will manifest. Your desire must be a vibrational match for what you desire. See it, feel it and know that it will manifest and and act as if it already has.

4. Law of Receiving: Focus on what you can give others. The more you give the more you will get. When you are only focused on getting or believe you’re “owed” something the law of receiving won’t work.

5. Law of Increase: Praise increases your good. Use positive affirmations. See the good in every situation and then focus on that. The more you praise or “bless” a situation the more increase you will see.

6. Law of Compensation: The more you put in the more you’ll get back. The only way to become successful is to work at it. You can’t just dream about it and expect to be compensated. You have to do the work.

7. Law of Non-Resistance: Quit focusing on obstacles. Go around them instead! If something stands in your way find another way instead. There is always a solution and you find it when you stop obsessing about the obstacle.

8. Law of Forgiveness: Increase the flow of good in your life by forgiving. Forgiving allows you to release the energy around the situation that was frozen within you. This frees you and frees up the flow of good.

9. The Law of Sacrifice: Nothing comes without a price. If you really want to do something it will entail sacrifice of some sort. There are only 1,440 minutes in a day. You have to make hard choices sometimes to get where you want to go.

10. Law of Obedience: You can’t outsmart the laws that govern the Universe. Use them properly and they work for you. Use them improperly and they will work against you.

11. Law of Success: Take action now. Nothing is more empowering than action. Let go of excuses, overcome your fear and indecision and take a stand for your success.

This is what successful people do to gain the support of the Universe. Are you ready to do what it takes to take a stand for your success? If so the Universe will have your back too.

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The Price of Living for Saturday (plus a special offer!)

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Do you live for Saturdays?

Do you live for the days when you’re not at work?

If so, that’s a clear sign that you’re not fulfilled by the work you do.

So many people live by going through the motions on Monday through Friday wishing that time away just waiting for Saturdays or, even worse retirement.

If you work for 50 years before you retire you will have wished nearly 33 years of your life away. And if you retire at 68 and live to be 85 that’s not much living is it?

That’s an astonishing amount of time to wish away, don’t you think? There is a better way.

Do you work you love and stop wishing time away

The way to finding work you love entails some nitty gritty work but in the long run it’s worth it. Find out what you love doing and figure out a way to make a living doing it.

The are ways to take what you have spent years mastering because you love it and use all that stored knowledge to make a living at it. People are hungry to learn what you have devoted 20 – 30 years to master.

Do you think you are the only one with a burning passion about say, photography, knitting, building furniture, permaculture or whatever you can think of? No, of course not. But you ARE the one who has devoted 20 -30 years learning everything there is to know about it. That gives you a marketable skill you can monetize.

What if you don’t know what you love?

There are ways to solve that problem too. What I have found from working with many clients is that they always know. Deep down they’ve heard their intuition whispering in their ear.  But they’ve buried this knowledge out of fear of what others might say or insecurities about their own worthiness to act upon it.

Your true calling is not hiding from you

Here’s an easy tip to find your calling: If you ask the people who know you best, “What do you think I’m passionate about and really good at?’ they’ll spit it right out. It’s that obvious to everybody but you!

How long will you wait?

How much time will you let pass before you act upon your calling? I can tell you from my own experience waiting for years or decades to do something about it is downright painful.

Take back your power and stop living for Saturday

Start now. Tomorrow is too late.

Here’s how to start looking forward to each and every day:

1. Take assessment. What you have become a self-taught expert in that people would pay you to learn in a short amount of time what it took you 20-30 years to learn? Make a list of these self-acquired talents now.

2. Eliminate the ones that do not light you up. Quick! Cross them right off – no second guessing yourself.

3. How many talents that you love are you left with? Make a nice new list of the ones that are left.

4. Review the new short list. Are these talents related? Can you find some way to weave them together? If so do that now. If you are only left with one that makes it even easier.

5. Brainstorm on the result. Take this expertise that people would pay you for to learn and start brainstorming ways that you can begin doing just that!

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Intuition Blocks: Beware of These 3 Words

Posted 27 Jun 2014 — by Angela Artemis
Category Intuition, Intuitive Training, Success

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Intuition Blocks: When you are trying to make a decision and hear yourself use the words “But, Well and If” beware that you may be blocking your intuition - just when you need it most!

I had a call from an old friend and colleague who’s the hiring manager for her division. While we were catching up she mentioned that she was having trouble deciding whether to hire someone.

She knew the woman from industry events and bumped into her at a restaurant recently and they got to talking. The woman said she was a superstar at her company but that she wasn’t happy there and was looking to make a change.

All that glitters is not gold

My former colleague asked her if she’d be interested in meeting to discuss the possibility of a move and she said yes.

They set up their meeting for a week from that day.

When that day arrived the woman cancelled a half our before the scheduled time. She had some fires to put out at work that day and had to cancel so they rescheduled for the following week.

When that day arrived she cancelled the meeting again this time two hours before citing that new problems arose that prevented her from making the meeting.

When the day for the third meeting came she cancelled again. She had some sudden personal problems to take care of this time but she rescheduled for a week later.

Don’t get steamrolled more than once

The day of the fourth scheduled meeting she didn’t cancel but arrived nearly an hour late. Her son was sick and she had to take him to the doctor so she wasn’t able to get there on time.

At the meeting she took phone calls and made my friend sit there and wait.

She spoke about herself and her needs for nearly 60 minutes without ever asking a question about the job or company my friend represented.

When she finally did ask a question she was interested in finding out if they would give her a personal assistant, customize several company wide systems to suit her needs and how much they would cover of her monthly expenses.

After my friend gave me the back story I asked her what the problem was?

To me it was clear that she should RUN not walk away from this prospective employee.

Desperation is not the mother of invention

My friend and former colleague was stuck on the fact that this woman was a superstar producer. She was desperate to hire someone like that to increase the bottom line of her department.

Her reply when I told her that she shouldn’t hire this woman was, “But if she does the kind of production she says she does she would be an asset to my group.”

“You don’t see a problem with her behavior and how many times she cancelled?” I asked.

“Well, if she does those kind of numbers every month it would make up for it.”

“Are you sure you’re not making excuses for her?

“Well……,” her voice trailed off.

“Okay,” I said, “Tell me what does your gut say? Give me one short sentence.”

Your gut knows

There was silence for a few moments and then I heard a long sigh, “I don’t think she would work out,” she said finally.

“I think you have your answer, don’t  you?”

“Mmm, well she said she’ll show me her 1040 for last year to prove she did the kind of numbers she said she did.”

Obviously my friend was still contemplating hiring her anyway.

“Okay, good luck with this. I hope she works out for you.”

She hung up hastily after that.

You see she knew that she was going against her intuition and wanted to ignore it.

Whenever you start using qualifiers such as Well, But and If when trying to decide on something you’re making excuses and not listening to your intuition.

Have you ever experienced this? Did you go against your intuition? What happened? Share with us in the comments.

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Intuition, Mercury Retrograde & Mishaps

Posted 21 Jun 2014suggest — by Angela Artemis
Category Astrology, How to recognize intuition, Intuition

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Intuition, Mercury Retrograde & Mishaps

If you’ve felt a bit tongue-tied or suffered from fuzzy thinking for the last few weeks you are feeling the effects of Mercury Retrograde.

FYI: Mercury will be retrograde from June 7 through July 1.

When the planet Mercury, also known as the “Trickster,” which rules the thinking process, communication, short trips, transportation, commerce and contracts to name a few things, appears to go backward (retrograde) in the heavens it often creates delays and or mishaps in these areas of our lives.

Typical Mercury retrograde mishaps can result in…

  • delays of all kinds
  • making errors in your checkbook that cause you to be overdrawn
  • forgetting to put stamps on bills when you mail them
  • payments being charged twice to a credit card
  • fraudulent use of one of your credit cards
  • snafus and delays when traveling
  • problems with your car
  • problems with purchases of electronic devices and communication devices bought during this time
  • contracts having to be renegotiated or falling apart
  • spelling errors and editing errors

I’ve experienced every one of these during various Mercury retrogrades.

Mercury retrograde can cause us to overlook details and make mistakes due to the “fuzzy mindedness” we experience during this period. And it is for this very same reason that we also tend to overlook our intuition during this time too so beware.

My recent Mercury Retrograde mishap:

On the day Mercury went retrograde I was driving when I hit a pothole. Immediately an image came to me of a time years back when a wrench had pierced my tire and caused a flat tire. (That happened during a Mercury Retrograde too). I heard myself think, “I hope I don’t get a flat tire.”

I didn’t get a flat tire that day but a week later I did have a flat in the parking lot of the grocery store. As I pushed my cart toward the car I noticed the flat and saw glinting in the sun a shiny new nail wedged in between the treads of my tire.

After going through the aggravation of getting someone to change my tire and then taking the flat one to be repaired the next day it came to me.

When the mechanic showed me the extraordinarily long nail that he’d pulled out of my tire I suddenly knew exactly what had happened. 

A neighbor was having a new roof put on his house. I needed the contractor’s number so I pulled up alongside of his truck to jot it down. Earlier, I had planned to walk down the street to get the number off the truck but a few things had cropped up at home and I didn’t have the time so I thought I’d get it on my way grocery store.

I had this weird feeling that I shouldn’t pull up so close to the truck because often contractors are careless and drop all sorts of things they never bother to pick-up but, I ignored it. I was in a rush and too focused on getting the phone number and that is most likely how this very, very long nail got into my tire.

My intuition tried to warn me to be careful about getting a flat twice but I had not paid attention.

During another Mercury retrograde period years ago I was driving a car that was approaching 9 years old and had been feeling for many months that it was time to buy a new one but had put it off. I had been saving money and wanted to wait until my next big commission check so I could by the car outright instead of financing it.

Suddenly the transmission slipped and I had no control over the accelerator! I carefully guided the car off the highway to the side and just as I did the transmission kicked back in. I was so relieved that I forgot all about the urgent feeling I had about buying a new car.

Two weeks later I was in a minor accident when a woman driving a huge Suburban hit the back of my car at the light. The damage to my car was declared a total loss and I had to practically give the car away for nothing to the dealer to take it off my hands. If I had listened to my intuition and gotten a new car when I first began getting those “urgent feelings” or at least right after my transmission slipped I would have been able to trade it in toward a new car.

Don’t let Mercury the Trickster mess with you during this retrograde make sure you pay extra special attention to your intuition from now through the first week of July.

Have you felt the effects of Mercury Retrograde? Did you have an inkling from  your intuition that you ignored? Share your experience with us in the comments section.

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The #1 Mistake You’ve Been Making that Blocks Your Intuition

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The #1 Mistake You’ve Been Making That Blocks Your Intuition

Have you ever made a decision based on a fear that if you didn’t do this one thing you’d miss out on something?

If you relate to this story you might be making this mistake too.

A coaching client* mentioned that she was having doubts about a man she was in the early stages of a relationship with.

This lovely woman was divorced and happy to be free from a terrible marriage. After her divorce she moved clear across the country to get as far away from her ex as possible. She loved her new home, neighbors and job and met a nice new man not long after moving.

Things seemed to be perfect at first. He was a widower with several grown children living near the Gulf Coast. He loved his family and spoke about how close they all were. They had many interests in common and he was respectful and took things slow which my client appreciated. He was worldly, having traveled to many different countries and had many stories to share. He loved the opera and the arts and volunteering at charity organizations.

She was in heaven! Who had sent this angel of a man to her?

Since meeting him she had been coaching with me to find her life purpose. She wanted to create a new life that she loved now that she’d escaped her unhappy marriage. During our sessions she’d been updating me on her progress with him.

Every session she asked me if I got any “vibes” about him.

I did. And, they weren’t good. I didn’t see it being a “happily ever after scenario.”

I got the feeling that he was hiding things from her and that he wasn’t what he appeared to be. I also got a strong feeling that she should be very cautious with him.

As it turned out one day he picked up and moved to the Gulf Coast. He told her via text that he missed his children and decided to move back to where they lived. She was disappointed but, I was relieved.

She attributed his inability to be open and share with her as a sign of caring for her feelings. She believed he had been planning on moving back to where his children lived for some time and that he hadn’t told her to spare her feelings.

I saw what he had done as devious and very controlling. He toyed with her and then left her flat. I didn’t like the vibes I got from that at all.

A few weeks later she told me that she’d been texting with him since he moved. He wants her to come and visit him but not right now……he is quite busy, he says, because the g-men are after him. Years ago he got into trouble with the law and ever since he has been hounded by the government so, he has to keep a low profile and keep on moving and cannot even see his children.

Okay, now I have to call a spade a spade right so I say, “This person is a paranoid weirdo. Cut off all contact – now!”

“But, what if it’s true? Except for this he is really nice.”

Now this is where the #1 Intuition blocking mistake comes in……

“Tell me,” I ask, “what does your gut say about him?”

“Well, it sounds kind of fishy to me too.”

“How fishy?” I ask.

“Mmm, pretty fishy – like whack job fishy.” She pauses and then says, “I texted him back after a couple of days of this stuff and told him I didn’t believe him.”

“So, then why are you considering keeping the lines of communication open?” I ask.

“‘Cause maybe, you know, he might be telling the truth and there are a lot of things about him I like.”

And there is the #1 Mistake: Fear of Missing Out on Something

What was happening was that my client was afraid that she was going to miss out if she let this guy go. She was letting her fear and belief in lack override her intuition – which was right on the money. Instead of believing in herself and her worthiness and that there are plenty of fish in the sea she is holding onto to this one stinky fish!

She knew what her gut was saying was true all along or she wouldn’t have kept asking me what my vibes were on this guy. She didn’t want to be right. If she was right she would have to walk away from someone who was paying attention to her.

See how we deceive ourselves when we make the #1 mistake that blocks our intuition: Fear missing out on something?

3 Tips to avoid making the #1 mistake that blocks your intuition:

1. Get clear on why you want what you want. Ask yourself if you’re attached to the outcome? If so why?

2. Trust your gut. It always knows! If you feel something is amiss it is, whether you can prove it or not. That’s your spidey sense.

3. Never do something because you fear that if you don’t you’ll miss out and never get another chance. When we make any decision from a place of fear instead of confidence and strength our judgement is compromised.

How have you been blocking your intuition by being afraid you’ll miss out. Is it really true? Will you miss out? Share in the comment section.

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