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When Readings Go Wrong (what to do about it)

Posted 25 Jul 2014tour — 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.

What do have to say? Share your story or opinion in the comments section.

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The Downward Spiral of Wallowing in Dark Emotions

Posted 18 Jul 2014 — by Angela Artemis
Category Change your thinking, Create your reality, Dealing with fear, Retrain your Brain

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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 2014
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— 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 2014search — 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 2014 — 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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Intuition & Following the Signs to Your Destiny

Posted 07 Jun 2014 — by Angela Artemis
Category Astrology, Developing Intuition, Follow your dreams, Life Purpose

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Intuition & Following the Signs to Your Destiny

Not long ago I had the pleasure of spending 90 minutes doing a very thorough Astrology Life Purpose consultation for a client.

Like many readers of Powered by Intuition she had been unsure of her destiny and life purpose for some time. She was very unhappy in her career and longed for a change but feared making the wrong decision. Her lack of clarity around the purpose of her life kept her stuck in a never ending loop of two steps forward and one step back.

When she finally came to me for the Life Purpose session she was frustrated and nearly ready to give up trying to change her life. She had always been drawn to working with horses but when she got out of college she had taken a good secure job working for local government instead. And that’s what she’d been doing for fifteen years.

Her chart clearly revealed that her strengths, talents and amazing gifts were all geared toward working with animals and that she would meet with great success in these areas if she were to act upon them.

She was delighted with what her chart showed about her destiny and said that it confirmed what she had been feeling was right for her all along.

Fear & insecurity suppress your intuition

Many times you have a gut instinct about what your purpose is but your insecurities overshadow and suppress it. Finding your life purpose requires listening to your intuition. There are many signposts along the way during your life but you ignore them usually because of your fears.

For example, in my own life I doubted myself for years. I fell into the trap of believing that because I was good at something (financial sales) that it was my purpose to stay where I was in my “real” job. I’m not saying there is anything wrong with having a “real” job at all. What I want to point out is that many times we ignore our intuitive guidance and don’t trust our instincts because we assume that the conventional norms of society are right rather than trusting our own feelings.

And this is exactly what my client had been doing to herself for years as well. After the reading she began the process of looking into preparing to live out her life purpose. And last I heard from her she was very excited about how thing were coming together.

Asking for and following the signs

Then, I got another email from her. She was confused, upset and feeling insecure about her future again. She had been asking the Universe to provide signs for her that she was on the right track and hadn’t gotten any since right after her reading with me.

Her question:

Why am I not getting any more signs when I ask for them? I’m afraid I’m making a mistake and I don’t want to throw away a good job and my future without a sign. Does this mean I shouldn’t go forward with my plans?

(She had read my book, “Navigating by Intuition: How to Follow the Signs” and was referring to a method I described about how to ask for specific signs).

Now that she had stopped getting signs she was afraid that she was on the wrong path.

A successful life requires that you develop faith

She had received many signs during her lifetime that she was meant to follow this path. This client had been afraid to act upon them because it would mean that she would eventually have to give up her current job security. So instead she did what many people do – she rationalized that it was “irrational” to do such a thing and began a cycle of constantly questioning her judgement.

Her intuition led her to me and to have an astrological life purpose consultation. When her chart confirmed everything she had been feeling it boosted her faith and confidence immensely. She realized that it wasn’t “irrational” to want to do what she had been longing to do and born to do. Her path was meant to be different from the “norm” in society of having a regular job, and she finally got that there was nothing wrong with that or with her.

The trouble arose when she started bumping up against the wall of her comfort zone. As she began planning how to live her purpose and leave her job her old insecurities rose up again. She began asking for “signs” to reassure her and to quiet the critical voices in her head that feared change and moving beyond her comfort zone.

Let be what is meant to be

The thing is that she had already gotten her biggest sign; that of the astrology life purpose reading which showed her the entire map of her life just as she had been feeling it was meant to be. The session confirmed what she had intuitively been pulled toward her whole life.

At some point you have to be able to go on faith alone. You have to move forward even when you feel scared and insecure. If you keep asking for signs over and over even after receiving one as clear as the life blueprint contained in your astrology chart you are reinforcing your fears rather than moving confidently in the direction of your dreams.

You are telling the Universe that the “biggest” sign wasn’t good enough and that you want to remain scared and stuck.  And since the Universe reads your thoughts and feelings it will deliver exactly what you have ordered up – more fear, indecisiveness and remaining stuck in your comfort zone.

Relax and keep going

When you relax and start moving forward on the path toward your destiny the signs will reappear – but don’t wait until they do or build your entire life upon getting a sign otherwise you will remain stuck. You must always continue to move confidently in the direction of your dream even in the absence of a sign.

This is not to say that you should do something rash like quit your job before you save up money or develop a good transition plan. Keep going and taking one step after another in the direction of your destiny and eventually the signs will return.

Always remember that signs reinforce action not inaction.

Have you been holding yourself back? Can you see how fear keeps you stuck? What will you do differently from now on?

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Maya Angelou: Life Lessons From her Most Famous Quotes

Posted 31 May 2014
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— by Angela Artemis
Category Follow your dreams, Spiritual Growth

Maya Angelou

We can learn some great life lessons from the famous quotes of Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou passed away this week on May 28th at age 86. She was an award winning memoirist and poet. Her accomplishments and accolades were extensive. Articles about her life, her leadership and accomplishments abound.

I first heard Angelou’s name in connection with her book, “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings.” While I never read the book (just ordered a copy today- finally) Angelou’s book title always struck a chord with me.

As a young adult still living under my parents’ roof I deeply related to the title; identifying to being trapped and powerless to change my environment yet choosing to sing anyway.

Whenever I had the opportunity to watch an interview with her I was always blown away by her keen insight and wisdom. I loved many of her quotes but until now I never realized the magnitude of her body of work.

Life’s Lessons:

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Nothing will work unless you do.

If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.

The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise

I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t laugh.

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.

We need much less than we think we need.

Keep learning:

When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature. If I were a young person today, trying to gain a sense of myself in the world, I would do that again by reading, just as I did when I was young.

When you learn, teach, when you get, give.

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.

Have an attitude of gratitude:

The ship of my life may or may not be sailing on calm and amiable seas. The challenging days of my existence may or may not be bright and promising. Stormy or sunny days, glorious or lonely nights, I maintain an attitude of gratitude. If I insist on being pessimistic, there is always tomorrow. Today I am blessed

Be present in all things and thankful for all things.

When we find someone who is brave, fun, intelligent, and loving, we have to thank the universe.

Be adventurous:

Success is loving life and daring to live it.

I believe that the most important single thing, beyond discipline and creativity is daring to dare.

Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.

A person is the product of their dreams. So make sure to dream great dreams. And then try to live your dream.

How to love:

If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.

Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.

Transformation isn’t easy

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.

Successful living:

Love life. Engage in it. Give it all you’ve got. Love it with a passion because life truly does give back, many times over, what you put into it.

To those who are given much, much is expected.

Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. Do not complain. Make every effort to change things you do not like. If you cannot make a change, change the way you have been thinking. You might find a new solution.

You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.

I do not trust people who don’t love themselves and yet tell me, ‘I love you.’ There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.

Self esteem:

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.

I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.

If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be good to me?

You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.

Be Positive:

I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. 

While one may encounter many defeats, one must not be defeated.

Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.

Forgive:

It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.

Have faith:

It is this belief in a power larger than myself and other than myself which allows me to venture into the unknown and even the unknowable.

We wish Maya Angelou farewell as she “ventures into the unknown and even the unknowable.”

How has Maya Angelou’s work inspired you? Is there a wonderful quote or passage from her work that I left out that you would like to share?

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Intuition, Life Purpose & Signs: A Double Rainbow is a Very Good Thing!

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Intuition, Life Purpose & Signs: A Double Rainbow is a Very Good Thing!

Yesterday I went for a walk after dinner. It been pouring on and off throughout the day but the dark clouds parted just enough to let the early evening sun through. I saw the sun and quickly put my sneakers on to get out and before it might rain again. For three days it had done nothing but rain so even a charcoal sky with threatening clouds and a ray of sunshine coming through was inviting enough to get me outdoors.

I don’t know about you but several dark rainy days in a row can get me down. I need to see the sun shining. And I need to be out in the sunshine. The last three days of stormy weather brought up the sabotaging voices I’m normally able to keep at bay.

Sabotaging voices

You know the voices I am talking about, don’t you? They may sound something like this:

“What the hell are you doing quitting your job? You’re giving up your health benefits? You’re crazy!”

“It’s such an easy job…..you get to work from home and do what you want most of the time.”

“Why quit? Just keep doing what you’re doing on the side and no one will be the wiser.”

I couldn’t stand the battle going on in my head any longer. The more the rain dragged on the louder the sabotaging voices became. When the sun popped out I jumped at the chance to walk down to a nearby park. Seeing other people would get my attention off of the voices.

Change your scenery

The parking lot was overflowing with cars. Each baseball diamond was in use by local teams and throngs of people watched from the sidelines. Games that had been postponed due to the rain during the week had brought all the teams to play on the same day so the park was unusually full. The grass was soaking wet but it didn’t phase the kids who were playing. They seemed excited to see the sunshine as well.

Ask for a sign

I silently asked the Universe to show me a sign that I wasn’t crazy to quit my job. I knew although I really wanted to focus full time on creating more from Powered by Intuition that thirty years of working in finance and the last 15 from the comfort of home would be hard to walk away from.

Working from home and being a 100 percent commission employee had been my first taste of entrepreneurship. Fifteen years earlier I’d heard the call for more freedom and given up a corporate job. I walked away from a major career to find myself and who I was meant to be.

After going back to school I took a part time job in financial sales and soon found out I was really good at it. I loved not having to go to an office and I loved making my own hours. The terminology didn’t exist then but I now see that what I was drawn to was having a “lifestyle” business.

While selling financial products wasn’t my dream I recognized early on that this job was part of my journey to becoming my own boss. I knew I eventually wanted to be an entrepreneur but what held me back was not knowing my purpose.

Know your purpose

I knew I would never quit my job until I found exactly what I would do instead and had a solid business plan in place. So, I set out on another journey to find my life purpose and destiny. It took some time but, I realized what I was born to do was help others find their life purpose by teaching them to listen to their intuition. I also found a way to help others find their purpose much faster than I had by offering astrological life purpose readings.

Having found the path I was meant to follow my Soul longed to get started doing this work in the world. I wanted to help others stop suffering the way I had. And, this desire pulled at me and nagged at me daily until I finally made the decision to go after my destiny full time.

Use affirmations

I fully expected that pushing the boundaries of my comfort zone by giving up my safety net job would produce a lot of fear. To offset my fears and quiet the voices I meditate and use affirmations. This evening I repeated an affirmation from new thought author, Catherine Ponder as I walked the park:

Today is the day, now is the time something wonderful will be mine!

It’s a great affirmation I like to use when I’m walking. The words flow easily in tempo with your steps. After a while it becomes almost hypnotic. I have found it to be very calming. And soon after I began repeating the affirmation I could feel myself relaxing.

Interpret the sign

Five minutes into my walk around the perimeter of the park I started hearing a symphony of “Ooooh!” and “Aaaah” and then “It’s a double rainbow!,” coming from the crowds gathered at the park.

I looked up and sure enough there was a magnificent double rainbow in the sky. Sweet relief poured over me.

I had my sign. Full steam ahead!

It never fails to amaze me how the Universe will support you when you find your purpose and make up your mind to do it. Find the path you were meant to follow and the signs will be there to guide you on your way.

What are you struggling with or confused over? Have you found your true purpose? Not getting signs? Perhaps you’re not on the right path? Share what you’re experiencing in the comments.

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