“Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting, Lizard’s leg, and howlet’s wing,– For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.” —William Shakespeare  from “Macbeth”

There are penalties for ignoring your intuition.

Okay, I’m no “witch” like the witches in Shakespeare’s Macbeth – I’m just a financial salesperson with a highly developed sense of intuition but, I should have known better…..

One year ago, I spent a week at a writer’s retreat completing my book, “The Intuition Principle: How to Attract the Life You Dream Of.”

After many delays and mishaps, the physical book is finally available for purchase. I’m still waiting for the digital formatting because now the company handling this has “disappeared” so that means no Kindle/Nook/iPad book just yet.  I hope to have this rectified in the next two weeks.

While I loved the writing the book, the self-publishing program didn’t meet my expectations.

And yes, I did hear that “little voice” warning me to be wary but, I chose to ignore it.

On the hand, I’m glad I did ignore my my inner voice because my book is done and the physical book is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble for purchase and – I love the way it turned out despite all the frustrations.

On the other hand my “little voice” was correct. There was delay after delay, mistakes and misinformation along the way plus, I’m still waiting for the ebook formatting to be done. The process took so long that I published two other books on Amazon’s Kindle and wrote three more while I was waiting to publish my book.

You have to be so careful when you choose a self-publishing program. Live and learn – and oh how I have learned.

I’ve learned so much that I could teach a course on how to self publish your book.

In the meantime, I’d like to share something that will make a huge difference to your understanding of intuition.

Intuition feels “normal”

The biggest problem people write to me about is that they cannot distinguish their intuitive voice from their regular thoughts. The truth is, most people discount their gut because they think it’s going be “different” from their other thoughts. And therein lies the “secret.” It’s not different.

I struggled with this for years. I thought that when I got intuitive information it would not feel like a regular thought. I believed my intuition would arrive as a “jolt” that would knock me off my feet or something.

This probably has to do with reading Steven King’s, “The Dead Zone” and watching Christopher Walken doing a parody of the movie he starred in on Saturday Night Live more than anything else but, I’m here to say, “Not true!”

I might get an impression about you when I shake your hand but, there’s no “ZAP” and, I can stand perfectly still and not get pulled into another dimension while doing it either.

Your intuition never lies nor comes in disguise

Your intuitive voice is just like every other normal thought or feeling you have during the day. I “hear” thoughts in my head – and we all do but, the trick is to learn to pay attention to them and to take them seriously. What most people do is dismiss these normal thoughts simply because they think, “these thoughts are too normal!”

Once you learn that you’re not going to be “jolted,” see a “burning bush” or hear a  “booming voice” announcing your intuition you are already halfway there. The other half of the learning curve is to trust that these simple “normal” thoughts and feelings is your intuitive voice communicating with you.

For example, when I signed up for the publishing program I heard that little internal voice say, “There’s a lot of hot air here.” It was the truth. Your intuitive voice never lies.

Think back to any mistake you made where you ignored your intuition and later thought, “I knew I shouldn’t have done that,” and you’ll learn a great deal about how your intuition feels and works.

In this example, the intuitive guidance I got was not, “Stop!Don’t do it!” It was just a “be careful” this is not all it’s cracked up to be – and it wasn’t. Once you get better at recognizing your intuition you’ll be able to tell the difference too.

  • Whenever you hear that “little voice” remember it’s your intuitive guidance.
  • When you get a feeling about something – that’s your intuitive guidance.
  • If an image appears in your mind such as a TV show or something from the News trust that this is the “shorthand” your intuitive guidance uses to convey vital information to you.

I remember once when the heating system broke in my house. I woke up thinking about a woman being interviewed on the evening news about having lost her electricity and heat  for a week after a powerful snow storm. That was my intuitive guidance warning me that I was not going to have heat that day – and I soon found out that I didn’t. There was no KAPOW! or anything that came with that thought. It was all very “normal” – that’s how your intuition works  – very subtly and normally.

So, as far as the penalty for ignoring my intuition, in this case it wasn’t really that bad. I’ve ignored plenty of other intuitive warnings that have had far worse penalties.

Am I sorry I published with this outfit – No. Actually, I’m glad. I learned a lot and I plan to help others avoid all the same pitfalls with all I’ve learned so it actually turned out well.

Do you recall ignoring your intuition because it seemed too “normal?” What did you learn? Would you recognize it now?

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