What does being “Powered by Intuition” mean?
To be “Powered by Intuition” is to be empowered by the faith and confidence you have in that small still voice. It means you trust yourself enough to follow this wisdom and to make decisions and take action based upon it. It shows you have developed confidence in yourself and are moving toward self-actualization. To be self-actualized means you are expressing your full potential.
Seven benefits of living life “Powered by Intuition”
To reach the point in your life where you focus on self-actualization suggests that you have learned a lot about life and yourself. You’ve faced many challenges and grown and evolved because of them. Now you know who you are, what you’re capable of and what you are meant to do and you’re doing it. You are expressing your full potential creatively and spiritually. Listening to your intuition expands your consciousness and this awareness and “knowing of yourself” is what leads to self-actualization.
2. No predictions necessary
To live “Powered by Intuition” doesn’t mean you will know what’s going to happen tomorrow. Developing your intuition isn’t about fortune-telling. It’s about developing greater awareness of that small still voice inside and focusing upon hearing it so that you are led in the right direction and make right decisions with confidence. Following the direction of your intuition will lead you to your destiny and full actualization of your potential.
3. Intuition is the intersection of creativity and genius
Human beings are not the generators of inspired thoughts of genius but the recipients of this illumination. Inspired thoughts of genius come to us from an Infinite Intelligence that we are part and parcel of, through the technology of our intuition. This is precisely why at a given time a number of people will be inspired with a similar idea. The one who has the courage and confidence to act upon it first is usually credited with the origination of the idea.
4. Live on-purpose
When you are “Powered by Intuition” you are living on-purpose. Following your intuition is how you find your purpose and pursuing this path is how you evolve into your full potential and greatness. It takes courage and confidence to listen to that small still voice and act upon it. As you make more decisions based on following your intuition and get good results your confidence in yourself will grow.
5. Manifesting of desires
Once you begin to live “Powered by Intuition” you find that your desires manifest more quickly, and sometimes even spontaneously. Listening to your intuition will always put you on the right path to discovering your purpose and your greatest good. And, it’s the reason why we don’t need to know what is going to happen tomorrow. Your connection to your intuition is a two-way channel to Infinite Intelligence. Your intention is broadcast directly to Infinite Intelligence where circumstances can be orchestrated by Infinite Intelligence to manifest your desire.
6. Synchronicity & Serendipity
Synchronicity and serendipity occur when you follow your intuition. When you are receiving guidance and following it you will begin to notice many more “coincidences” and happy accidents popping up in your life. It’s a sign that you’re on the right path and that you’ve been listening to your intuition.
7. Life is more exciting when you are intuitively inspired
When you are Powered by Intuition you have more knowledge and power at your disposal. And it can be directed to any area of life. You can listen to your intuition to improve your health, relationships, finances, career and spiritual growth. Listening to this guidance you will be intuitively inspired to do things you’ve never done before, go places you’ve never gone before and to meet up with a destiny greater than any you ever thought yourself capable of before. This is the most exciting way you can live your life.
Where intuition has led me
This guidance has led me to focus on helping intuitive, holistic entrepreneurs be confident selling their programs and services. Having worked in financial sales for 25+ years I was lucky to have had a background in sales before I began my own business. But, many intuitive holistic entrepreneurs and healers feel very uncomfortable when they have to “sell” and as a result don’t have enough clients. There’s nothing worse than having a a big mission to help people but not having the clients to share your gift with. I’m passionate about empowering them with the sales skills and the confidence to make a bigger impact by serving more people. What I have learned is that when you get past your blocks selling is intuitive.
Why Business and Intuition Go Together
Building a solopreneur business is a huge journey of self-growth and personal development. Every fear, insecurity and negative belief you have about yourself surfaces when you leave the comfort zone of your salaried job. It takes a lot of confidence and self-belief to make it. Shining the light on entrepreneurism and the importance of developing intuition is the next evolution of Powered by Intuition.
To be a successful entrepreneur you must have business intuition and follow it otherwise you will end up doing things you hate because some guru says you must do it this way. You’ve got to be able to listen to that small still voice that says, “Do this and let go of that” even if you fear missing out by letting something go. When you listen to your intuition you will stand out in the market place because you will have the benefit of receiving more creative solutions and genius ideas. Confidence is also at the center point of attracting clients too. If you don’t have it it’s much harder to fill your practice. Watch this space for more articles on Intuition, Entrepreneurism and Business Building.
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The path to successful entrepreneurship is not a straight road. It’s strewn with failed business ideas cast out to make room for new inspiration and innovation. It’s also a road that loops backward at times. Entrepreneurship is a journey and although the path is different for every entrepreneur there is one thing all successful entrepreneurs have in common; they stick with it. They have a fire burning inside that drives them to keep going despite the challenges.
The path is also paved with personal growth. You cannot fail to grow in your journey to becoming a successful entrepreneur. You will think you’ve latched on to the most marvelous idea and then months or perhaps years later find yourself losing interest and decide to move onto another venture. You mustn’t feel like a quitter – this is normal! To grow your business you must grow as well and that means letting go of old outworn versions of your business.
There’s also no map to follow to get to your destination in entrepreneurship and that’s why it stretches your intuitive muscle. The process aside from a some basic business knowledge is completely intuitive. Yes, you must have a service or program to sell. Yes, you must know who your audience is, how to find them and how market and sell it but, aside from that your gut is your best guide. Even Bill Gates has said of his own journey, “Often you have to rely on intuition.”
The path to entrepreneurship has many twists and turns. I began by offering services locally through word of mouth. I gave private intuitive readings and taught workshops in my home on creative visualization, law of attraction, success principles and meditation and made little to no money doing this but I didn’t care. I was learning.
When I was ready to spread my wings and reach more people I started a website and began building an audience to publicize my book. I continued to offer readings while I wrote more books on developing intuition and meditation and created products such as guided meditation albums and abundance training courses. This is when I finally began to see some monetary gains but not enough to leave the corporate world.
Later I created a program based on my book (The Intuition Principle) to teach students how to listen to their intuition and find their right path and right purpose in life. Once the course launched I was finally able to leave my job and my income started to grow. After offering the course though I felt I wasn’t finished yet, that there was still more I had to offer. I realized that I also wanted to teach entrepreneurs how to build a business. I created a course to show them how to attract clients and build a sustainable business. And then my practice evolved again when it finally dawned on me that I wanted to teach entrepreneurs how to overcome their fear of selling themselves, their services and programs based on my own successful experience in financial sales. Now, that I have a clear vision for my business I feel ready for the next chapter of growth – which is sure to come!
The journey is as unique as you are
We start our journey toward having our own business thinking we’re going to do one thing and we end up doing another. If you expect that your business will change and evolve and keep going eventually you will end up with a successful business you love. The trick is not to give up or give into the negative voices in your head telling you that you’re doing it wrong or that you’re never going to be a success. You must listen to the voice of your own inner wisdom, your intuition and you will get there.
Here’s a list of the top 15 tips on your intuitive journey to successful entrepreneurship:
- Accept that fear is going to accompany you on this journey. We will never completely banish fear in fact we need to have some fear in order to not do foolish things. But, fear doesn’t have to paralyze you. Feel the fear and step out of your comfort zone anyway. As you grow you’ll let go of old fears and new ones will crop up as you face new challenges.
- Be disciplined, create goals and have a good work ethic. Have goals and then work diligently toward achieving them. Do the things you would rather put off first, so that you can feel good about having done them. Write down your goals and review them often. If you don’t achieve one analyze it and look for where you could have course corrected. This is how you’ll learn and do it better next time.
- Keep moving forward and be decisive. Don’t let days go by when you do nothing waiting to decide. Days turn into weeks and weeks into months and before you know it you’ll have made no progress and you will give up. Don’t make this mistake. Make a decision and do something no matter how small every day. Decide that you won’t wait for the inspiration to do things – decide to them or you might be waiting a long time. When you keep moving there’s more of a chance of bumping into your good.
- Listen to that intuitive voice inside. Your intuition will inspire you with actionable ideas every day if you get into the habit of listening. Your business intuition enhances your success and says things like, “Email this person” or “Go to this event” or “Call so and so today and ask if they have any advice for you.” Do it. This is how those amazing coincidences occur that open incredible doors for you.
- Stay curious and open to creative new ideas. You do not have to stick with the first idea or version of your business. Allow your curiosity to lead you to research and investigate new ideas. If you’re more open and don’t think you know everything already you’ll always have a fresh supply of creativity at your fingertips.
- Expect to make mistakes. You are going to be wrong and that’s okay. As long as you expect it and then pick yourself right back up it’s nothing more than education on your journey of personal growth through business ownership. Edison said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that do not work.”
- Banish perfectionism! You don’t have to be perfect so don’t strive for it. Getting things done and making continued progress is way better than trying to do things perfectly.
- Stop worrying what other people think of you. Dr. Wayne Dyer said, “What other people think of me is none of my business.” You can’t live your life worrying that people will think you’re crazy for doing what you’re doing or that you can’t do something ’cause someone else is doing it or it’s been done. Your opinion of yourself is the one that counts, plus no one can ever do things like you. You are unique and you’ll have your own twist on it.
- Do not compare yourself to others. This is the way many entrepreneurs knock themselves out of the game. They look at others and think they’re not good enough or making enough progress and they start to get down on themselves. There’s nothing good to be gained from the comparison game. It will sabotage you and stunt your business growth.
- Stay motivated and keep your spirits high. Rome wasn’t built in a day neither will your business. Read uplifting books. Don’t let yourself fall into feeling down about yourself ’cause it’s not happening fast enough. Yes, it’s hard to stay motivated when the money isn’t coming but if you keep moving forward you will get there.
- Chunk down projects into smaller tasks. Don’t make a huge list with gigantic accomplishments on it like, “Get to 10,000 subscribers” when you only have 500 people on your list. Tasks should be doable and not place undue stress on you. When you don’t take small steps and expect to leap yards in a day – you will feel let down when you don’t and then you might give up.
- Do go back to the drawing board. Going back to the drawing board isn’t a failure it’s how you evolve as an entrepreneur. Expect that you’re going to change and switch lanes ’cause you will. This way when you do you’ll only see it as your business becoming more laser focused on what’s perfectly suited to you – that’s all.
- Make building your business into a fun game. Don’t take it so seriously. Think of yourself as the hero in your game and your challenges as the arch rivals you have to defeat. Turning challenges into fun games has been shown to reduce stress and increase creative thinking! Having fun is actually good for you and your business.
- Celebrate your wins and reward your self. When you accomplish something don’t just say, “next!” Tell yourself that when you reach a certain goal you’re going to reward yourself. Think about what you went through and celebrate it. You deserve to recognize you. Don’t just give yourself lip service!
- Learn to say, “So what?” The most successful people learn how to let so called “rejection and failure” roll off their backs. You must do the same. Not everyone will like you nor will you succeed every time. The problem with most people is that they give up too soon. Don’t be one of those.
Getting to success as an entrepreneur is all about making the right decisions along the way and that requires the ability to trust yourself and your intuition. If you take these 15 tips to heart and keep going even when it’s tough you’ll get there. What are your tips on the successful path to entrepreneurship? Share them with us in the comments.
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Want to reach the heights of success you’ve only dreamed of?
Make the decision to work with a mentor and watch what happens. I call this process “splitting the atom” of your potential. By saying “Yes” to a new opportunity you split the atom of your potential and release an enormous untapped power trapped inside of you. This power moves mountains and can reshape the topography of your life. Every human being possess this pure potential but sadly few utilize it. Instead it sits there until time goes by and one day it’s too late.
There isn’t a problem in your life that someone else hasn’t already been through
So many earnest and hardworking soulful practitioners think that if they just keep “soldiering through” whatever business challenge they’re facing that eventually they’ll overcome it. The problem with this way of thinking is if they do solve the problem at all it will take a very, very long time but it’s more likely they won’t solve the problem because they approach it with the same thinking that created it in the first place.
And that’s just sad.
The way to overcome your business challenge, or any problem for that matter, is to “split the atom” on your own potential and learn from a mentor. A mentor is someone who has successfully navigated through the same problem. Working with one releases your untapped potential.
My stubborn refusal to work with a mentor dragged down my business success for years. I thought I could do it on my own but I was wrong.
When I discovered the mentorship model my first thoughts where, “How simple! How elegant! Why did I waste so many years before I took this route?” Now I wouldn’t even consider not working with a mentor an option.
Take Intuitively Inspired Action
When you are offered a solution to a problem by a mentor who has successfully overcome what you are facing – grab it the moment feel the pull toward it. You must not think of it as spending money but investing money in yourself. This is an intuitively inspired moment where you are being given an opportunity to walk through a door to an alternate reality where your unleashed potential and success awaits you. Don’t let your thinking hold you back.
Allow yourself to act upon this inspiration because the door to this alternate reality remains open for just a few seconds. If you don’t go through it the door slams shut. When you slam the door shut on splitting the atom of your potential what’s really happening is that your fear is pulling you back to your cozy comfort zone where you feel “safe” and can continue playing small.
Don’t shortchange your success
A few ways that soulful entrepreneurs shortchange themselves is by thinking….
1. “I’ll go for the mentoring I need after I make the money in my business.” This is a huge illusion. If what you are doing now isn’t making you the money, where will this money come from or how many years are you willing to struggle and put off your success until you have it?
2. “I’ve tried other training programs and they don’t work for me.” Proper marketing and sales training work. People are making a good living using these methods. How can they not work for you? The only reason they wouldn’t is if you didn’t fully implement the training.
3. “I’ll just watch what this successful person does.” This is a big way to shortchange your success. You’ll never see all of what you need to learn from copying what successful entrepreneurs are doing whether it’s their emails or products and systems, etc. You’ll only meet with mediocre success and work way to hard for it by doing it this way.
4. “I’ll research it on online and get it all for free.” This is a scatter shot approach that will shortchange you in the end too. You will definitely be able to find most of the information online for free. The problem is that you’re likely to gather this information from a large assortment of successful mentors. What you’ll end up with is a collection of pieced together tactics rather than a seamless business system. And this too will having you working way to hard and take longer than working directly with a mentor.
5. “I’ll go for one off coaching instead.” You’ll never master a complete business system by going for on again off again coaching. Thinking you will just “pick the brain” of someone never works. You’re missing too many pieces because you don’t even know what you don’t know – so you don’t ask the right questions. This will slow your success way down too.
Do yourself a favor and stop shortchanging yourself. Jump in with both feet when you feel that pull toward an opportunity to work with a mentor. You will make back your investment in your training at lightening speed when you say “Yes” to yourself. So split the Atom on your potential and unleash your power and success by working with a mentor.
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Today, I’m opening up the Powered by Intuition Mailbag and sharing questions about Intuition, Destiny and the Future.
How do I know I’m on the path of my destiny? I start heading toward something then I change my mind or lose interest. What’s going on?
It could be that you have a lot of interests and don’t know how to bring them together under one “umbrella.” You head off in the direction of one of them but it doesn’t completely feed your soul so you end up walking away from it. If this is the case you need to find a way to weave all of your interests together so that combined they create an interesting and soul-satisfying career path for you.
It could also be a symptom of not trusting your intuition and instincts. You keep trying different paths because the thing you want (which is normally in plain sight) seems too easy, obvious or an unlikely source of income so you don’t trust that this is the right path. You somehow believe it couldn’t possibly be that “thing.”
It could also be that you don’t want to hear your intuition in this matter. You are resisting your destiny so you set out on all these other paths instead only to end up disappointed later.
What you need is some deep inner reflection. Go back over your life and look for the times you were the happiest and identify what you were doing. Make a list and see what your findings point to.
I’ve been reading your articles for a few years and I know it’s helped my intuition. I listen to it and get answers except when it comes to my future and knowing whether I should give up on my business. Whenever I ask about it I get nothing and just feel upset and scared – like I don’t want to know.
I think the big clue is in how you feel when you ask.
Many times our intuition responds through our emotions. When you say you feel, “upset and scared” and that you don’t want to know, what comes to mind is that you’re overwhelmed and confused about what to do make your business more successful.
It’s not uncommon to want to walk away when we have problem that we don’t have a solution for.
Fear is an intuition blocker. You need a way to calm down to allow the answers to come to you. If you’re a meditator use that or simply go for a long walk to clear your head.
What might also be helpful for you is to find a mentor who has successfully done what you’re doing and have them show you the way. They should be able to go over your business and pinpoint where the exact problem is and help you resolve it so you can go from struggling to solvent.
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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
Today I’m delighted to share stories of everyday intuition from 7 top creative minds.
We have our intuition for a purpose – mainly to keep us from harm. Intuition is another one of our senses just as useful as the five senses we commonly refer to which is why it is also called the “sixth sense.”
Your intuition is intelligence and information gathered through “sensing” it rather than receiving it consciously. It is isn’t mysterious, dark, spooky or strange but natural and extremely common. As you read through these examples I’m sure you will recall having had similar experiences of intuitive insight in your own life.
If you’re not clear on how intuitive guidance works or on how to recognize your intuition you will find these stories to be great teaching tools.
These examples of what I call “everyday intuition” will give you a very clear idea of how your intuition guides you in love and romance, judging character, ensures your safety and in business with business intuition in “everyday life.”
Intuition leads to love
I had been invited to a party which I had turned down as I just wanted to go home and chill out. I was a bit depressed as that very morning I had ‘let go’ of ever finding the right woman to spend my life with. I had been looking for 2-3 years.
I felt I was too desperate, so I said to myself ‘I’m letting go, I can be very happy on my own.’ It felt like a huge weight off, but I was still feeling down.
When I finished work that night I was walking with some friends who tried to persuade me to go to the pub for the party that night, I said no, but as soon as I said it, that nagging feeling, and little voice, stopped me in my tracks, and I turned to my friends and advised I’d go for a few drinks.
I was having a great time, until 7.30pm a woman walked into the pub who literally took my breath away. It was the sister of a work colleague.
We have now been married for 8 years and have two amazing sons, and every time I think of this story I fall in love all over again.
It would have been a crime if I hadn’t listened to that little voice called intuition.
–Steve Aitchison – ChangeYourThoughts.co.uk
This past month I saw my intuition struggling with the logical side of my brain. This is what happened. A dear friend of mine suggested that I apply to give a hands on seminar at an International creative Arts Seminar next fall. The focus of my workshop would be based on my 7 step process of creative awakening from the book I wrote- Digging Deep: Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through Gardening. After looking through the brochure, I felt that it made sense that I should attend and present. After all 875 therapists from around the globe would be attending . What a great way share my message with those in the helping profession.
Over the past few weeks, I spent a lot of time on the application but didn’t complete it. Something didn’t feel right. A few days after I missed the deadline, I wrote to the fellow in charge and asked for an extension. He graciously offered one to me. This past weekend, I sat down to work on it –giving myself plenty of time for pausing, editing, completing and sending it in.
Again – I struggled. I spent hours trying to make it work but it didn’t come together. I had a knot in my stomach. I forgot to mention that besides a lot of scientific/academic criteria, a C.V. done in a specific format was required for the application .
That was my clue. In speaking with a colleague of mine from seminary yesterday, she suggested that my intuition has led me to such a soulful/creative place that returning to a logical/academic milieu might feel counterintuitive to the direction I was heading in.
When I heard her words, it all made sense. My intuition –my authentic self- kept on whispering to me that ‘this isn’t who you are. Don’t try to fit in’. Today, I wrote a note to the head of the admissions committee telling him I wouldn’t be able to participate this coming fall. Within a few hours, I had a response from him asking me to consider participating in the future – that he feels my work could be of value to therapists and others in the healing profession.
Although it was a struggle, my intuition won out. It reminded me that I need to be who I am and not to try to fit into an arena because it ‘makes sense’. I need to make decisions on what feels right in my heart.
As I’ve said many times, when your intuition whispers in your ear, listen. It took me a while this time around to do so but once I did, my internal voice said ‘Yes – you are being who you are meant to be. And that’s a good thing’
–Fran Sorin – FranSorin.com
Intuition has been playing a major role in my business. I run my own company and there is just no blueprint or roadmap for what I do, so I joke to others that my hubby and I are making it up as we go. But deep down, I believe that my intuition is my blueprint. Here’s an example that was based purely on intuition.
In October, a friend connected me with his big investor friend who wanted to partner with me on expanding my juicing business. This person was very well connected to the likes of Jim Rohn, Brian Tracy, and many other top personal development influencers and a savvy business person. I was all over it. We talked several times on the phone, and got down to the business proposal and contracts and what have you but then, something in my gut told me to wait, to hold off, just not commit yet. I could not for the life of me verbalize it to a logical reason …. but I listened. I had to turn down the proposal, perhaps disappoint my friend (maybe, maybe not) and then I forgot about it.
A month later, out of nowhere, I got my book deal for what turned out to be exactly the type of exposure, credibility and work that I needed to grow my juicing business. Had I signed on earlier with the investor, I would not have been able to say yes to the book, and I would have lost the opportunity altogether, and while I don’t know how things would have turned out, I can’t imagine them turning out any better than they did. My intuition helps me make small or big business decisions such as this one all the time now, and I never, ever ignore it. You shouldn’t either!
–Farnoosh Brock – ProlificLiving.com
Intuition and safety:
I was driving home from work one day and was trucking along at around 35 MPH, when in my mind’s eye I suddenly “saw” a dog running out from between some parked cars, into the street. I didn’t know why I suddenly had that in my mind, but I slowed way down just in case. About 30 seconds later, a dog came running out into the street in front of me, just like in the vision. I never would have been able to stop, if I hadn’t “seen” him, and followed that intuition.
–Jeanne Miller – ThePetMedium.com
I had four hours to get to Great Falls in time for my radio interview at KEIN. I had already been driving for quite a while on my international speaking tour and had had no sleep for 20 hours. Before I had started this tour talking to audiences and sharing techniques on self-realization, I had asked my inner guidance to help me avoid hitting any animals with my car. This spiritual venture could not be littered with road kill across northwestern USA.
The next thing I knew, I heard a man’s voice saying quite loudly, “Sandra, wake up or you’ll hit a rabbit.”
I jerked wide awake and slammed on the brakes without thinking. Sure enough, a little bunny stood on his hind feet, transfixed by the headlights. Even more important, directly behind the bunny was a flimsy wood and wire guardrail and, beyond that, a fifty-foot drop down an embankment. It took a while to get my heart out of my mouth and back into my chest where it belonged. I then took the hint and grabbed a quick cat nap before continuing on to Great Falls. I made it in time to have some coffee and spruce up before my interview.
What really impressed me about this encounter, was that my angel, for that was who he was, had used my tour request to alert me. If he would have said instead, “Sandra, wake up, you’re going to kill yourself,” I probably would have gone “Aaaaaah!”, thrown up my hands and gone over the side, sideswiping the bunny as I went.
–Sandra Bell Kirchman – FantasyFic, the Blog
It was sunny day and I was taking my twin 7-year old boys to the park to play. The road alongside the park is curvy. As I pulled up alongside the curb across the street from the park, a voice inside me said, “don’t park here, you’re on a blind curve and anyone coming in a car would not see a child crossing.”
I parked there anyway. But I felt uncomfortable and reminded them to watch for cars. I stopped the car, and the more cautious of my two boys looked both ways and crossed safely. I felt very calm as he crossed.
My other boy was just getting ready to get out of the car though, when I felt the pressure inside me building as all my senses screamed at me.
I was instantly on high alert and at the same instant he started to bolt across the street, even though I couldn’t see it, I ‘knew’ a car coming.
I screamed, “STOP” in the loudest voice my son had ever heard from me. He froze, and a car zipped by, missing him by just a foot.
Had I first listened to my intuition we could have avoided the entire issue and emotional trauma which ensued. But fortunately, my intuition did set me on edge enough, and kept at me, so I was in an altered state of alertness.
Had that voice inside not been there, I’m certain he would have been badly injured, or worse.
–Karen Daniels – KarenDaniels.com
Intuition and judging character:
When we lived in Costa Rica there was a neighbour who was very popular in the expat community. She worked as a chiropractor and everyone except me called her Doctor Karen even though she wasn’t a real doctor.
I don’t know why I just didn’t like or trust that woman. I didn’t like the way she said “Everyone calls me Doctor Karen”, I didn’t like the way she treated other people encouraging them to come to her clinic when they probably didn’t need to or the way she treated her partner.
I generally get a strong feeling about people when I first meet them and, although I can sometimes be wrong, that intuitive feeling was renewed every time I encountered Karen.
Then after we left Costa Rica I heard she’d been arrested and imprisoned in San Jose. Apparently she was a fugitive wanted by the FBI for her part in a multi-million investment scam which involving fleecing money out of people which they never got back.
The expat community was shocked that this loved member of their village was an outlaw and many continued to protest her innocence as she herself does.
I know it should be innocent until proved guilty but I have a strong feeling she’s guilty and that my intuition worked perfectly that time.
–Annabel Candy – SuccessfulBlogging.com
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“Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way.” –Frances Scovel Shinn
Intuition is not reserved for the chosen few.
Everyone is intuitive and each of us has had at least one experience where we had a gut feeling or heard our intuition guiding us in a particular situation.
Intuition is a higher form of instinct.
This sense was built into us primarily to keep us safe to ensure the propagation of our species but has since evolved.
Your body continually senses what is in your environment even if you aren’t consciously aware of it.
Can you imagine how important it was for our ancient ancestors to “sense” that danger was lurking in the jungles; to feel the hair stand up on the back of the neck and slowly turn to see a huge saber-tooth tiger crouching in the bush?
Many of us have learned from our mistakes that when we don’t listen to our intuition we regret it later. I like to say that:
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!
If you’re not clear on how intuitive guidance works or how to recognize your intuition read on.
These examples of what I call “everyday intuition” will give you a very clear idea of how your intuition guides you with your home, friends and family, ensures your safety and in business with business intuition in “everyday life.”
13 Examples of Everyday Intuition from Top Creatives:
Home, Friends and Family
A few months ago a neighbor approached us about selling our house. Although our house was not for sale, we were very happy to listen to his proposal until he told us what he was willing to pay.
He started thousands of dollars less than our house was worth. He proceeded to tell us all that was wrong with our house. It was very negative and upsetting. Why would he want our house if there was so much wrong with it?
My intuition told me to call a realtor friend. We found out that our house was worth even more than we thought. Our neighbor was just trying to get a deal. My husband and I talked about putting it up on the market. Again, we hadn’t planned on selling but I had a gut feeling which said, “Let’s go for it.” I knew that if we did we would be putting the wheels of the universe into motion.
So we did! It sold the day after it went on the market for full price! We found the most wonderful house to move into, perfect for our needs and in a great neighborhood. We move in on Wednesday and couldn’t be happier!
Betsy Henry – Zen-Mama
I don’t consider myself an intuitive, but sometimes my intuition comes through loud and clear. My younger son, Andrew, is in his third year of college where he has been awarded a scholarship to play baseball.
With his college 90 miles away, my wife, and I see him frequently, but there are weeks when our only contact is through a telephone call or text message. In early March, I got a hunch he wasn’t okay – that he was struggling.
I dismissed the thought knowing that I would see him in a few days at his next game. I would asses him then. But the feeling kept coming back until it urged me to call my son.
He wasn’t okay.
My son was struggling with his grades, and the demands of the baseball team were weighing on him to the point he was thinking about quitting. After talking about his challenges, we came up with a plan of action he thought was achievable.
I truly think if I had waited to speak with him, he would have given up on his goals. I’m thankful that some everyday intuition moved me into action so I could help my son find the right answers.
Alex Blackwell – The Bridgemaker
The experience that made the biggest impression on me was in 2002..I was getting a strong sense of wanting to move from the beautiful town I was living in with my two small boys. It wasn’t a good fit for me. I kept “seeing” an old white farmhouse in my mind. Began drawing it in detail in my journals, began designing the rooms and picking out paint colors, thought about it before bed, every time I passed an old white farmhouse would think to myself “There’s my house”.
Some months later, I went to meet an old friend in her remote country town for lunch and I was describing to her my dream business, and where I would live and work. She said, “I have to show you this house”. I was not house-hunting, and did not have any money for a downpayment.. but.. we drove up to the house and it was in fact “my” house. Down to the last detail, everything I’d been seeing in my mind, drawing, thinking about.
And in spite of the reality of the finances, no deposit in sight.. I was able to buy it and we’ve been here for almost 11 years.”
Lisa Claudia Briggs, MSW – Intuitive Body
“It seems that every time I get a gut feeling that I am going to see someone I know, I do. It happened most profoundly several years ago when I was flying from Pennsylvania to St. Croix VI (where I am from).
Unbeknownst to me, my father was also traveling on that same day. He was flying from St. Croix to the Dominican Republic. As I was walking down the concourse to my connecting flight in Puerto Rico, something told me to look left and when I did, I saw my father walking by. It turned out, he was also waiting for a connecting flight in Puerto Rico and had to go to the restroom.
If I hadn’t looked left and he hadn’t had to go to the restroom, we never would have met that day. “
I recently spent nine days in Michigan visiting my family. I have a very big ego! I am often tempted to give my opinion, a comment or unasked for advice when I see or hear something that I question or don’t agree with. Notice I said “tempted!” Because my gut feeling says loud and clear, “Don’t do it!”
I always bring myself back to these Truths: I don’t know what anything is for. Everyone is on their own path. Everyone has a right to live their life, their own way. Everything is in Divine Order. This is not my business. And judgment is just plain wrong!
It’s because I have listened to my intuition that I still have awesome relationships with my daughters, son-in-laws and grandchildren.
I was looking for household help and interviewing several women for a two-year contract. The search had been going on for weeks.
Finally a suitable candidate came up. She appeared cheerful, positive and willing to learn. Elated, I signed the required papers.
However, when I got home, I had a gut feeling that started gnawing at me. But, I had no logical explanation on why I was feeling that way. This was troublesome because I had already signed the contract.
In the end, I knew that I had to pay heed to my intuition. So, I called the agency. I explained that I had changed my mind. Luckily, the manager agreed to annul the agreement.
Meanwhile, the girl I was supposed to hire found out I had changed my mind. She rang to beg me not to. Not only did she call once but several times.Her reactions made me uncomfortable.
Two days later I found “The One”. The girl I hired has been working for us for the last two years. She has turned out to be the best helper I have had. What is great is that she also meditates and has many shared values!
Evelyn Lim – Abundance Tapestry
Intuition & Safety
I’ll never forget my powerful experience with intuition, although it’s a painful memory and lesson.
On July 27, 1993, my mom and I were going to go shopping. My mom asked me if we should bring my younger brother along on the shopping trip, and for some reason, I advised that she probably should leave him home. I don’t know why I thought this, but I felt compelled to answer in this way. Unfortunately, when we left to go shopping, it was the last time my mom and brother would see each other.
On the way home from our shopping trip, we got in a car accident, and my mom was killed instantly. I was sitting in the only “safe” place in the car. If my brother had been in the car, he surely would have perished as well.
It is a sad, but powerful lesson that shows the true power of intuition. Had I not followed my intuition and told my mom to bring along my brother, I am certain he would not be alive today.
Victor Schueller – Victor Schueller
Over the years I’ve had many moments of everyday intuition, some that I paid attention to and others, I ignored to my detriment. It’s taken me a long time to understand and trust those moments.
The one that comes to mind was a day alone, cleaning the apartment. I realized I needed something from a top shelf in the kitchen cupboards and looked around for something to stand on. I was moving, so much of my furniture was already out of the apartment and I only had a few things left. I pulled over a chair and as I put one foot on it I heard as clear as day, “Don’t do it!” It happened so quickly: hearing those words, looking down at the chair and ignoring the warning.
Seconds later I was lying on the floor, elbow dislocated the chair shattered all around me. As I waited at the hospital, woozy from the pain-killers, I recalled the warning and promised myself that in future I would listen. It’s not always easy to listen to my intuition as it seems my intellect likes to disagree, but more and more it has become a practice that has impacted my life.
Quite a few years ago, my family and I were at a marina enjoying lunch outside and watching the boaters go in and out of the bay. A young family with two very small children — one in a car seat — placed their children in their boat and set off to enjoy the beautiful afternoon on the water.
They did not put life jackets on their children and I had an intense urge to stand up and call out to them to do so. But I don’t always want to be the person drawing attention to “what’s wrong with this picture” and so instead used the situation as a water safety conversation with our own boys.
After lunch, several rescue vehicles started to arrive and I had another really sick feeling. The next day, I read in the paper that the young family’s boat had flipped in the water and one of those boys drowned. I’ve never known quite what to make of this situation or how to process it.
Typically if my business line shows a missed call and there’s no voice-mail message, I ignore it. I’ve never called a missed called number back, unless it’s from a personal friend. This comes from past experience of calling back missed calls only to find it’s a sales call or wrong number.
Well, one day this “normal” occurrence happened of seeing a missed call with no message, it was on my business phone line, but I couldn’t ignore it. For whatever reason I felt like I should call that number back, and when I went to shrug it off and not call, I felt an inner conflict, so much so that I texted my husband saying “do you ever call back a missed call number you don’t recognize on the business line?” He said, “no and neither do you, why are you asking?” I responded “I feel like I should call it.” He said, “that’s weird, you never do….maybe should, sounds like you want to.”
I tried again to shrug it off, but the thought came back to call that number. So to quiet that inner voice, I picked up the phone and dialed that number, it was a inquiry about our services and ended up being an awesome client, one of our best clients ever.
Aileen Mahoney – Evotive Marketing
Several years ago we took on a business project that looked and sounded great, two years later it turned out to be a great time waster and this meant lost business opportunities too. Not to mention there was no financial return.
If I had followed my intuition at the time we would never have proceeded, I can remember at the time I had the knowing, that gut feeling that makes you feel very uneasy. My intuition was spot on as it turned out and that was a big awakening for both of us.!
Today we use my intuition before either of us proceed with business opportunities as they arise. Des, my life and business partner says: “I know that not following ‘Suzie’s intuition’ is at my peril.”
Suzie Cheel – Suzie Cheel
I told my best friend that I wanted to find a way to help people build self-love and avoid some of the pain I lived through. My agent was about to sell my book, “How do I Love Me? Let Me Count the Ways” when my gut feeling told me the best way to help people was to give the book away for free.
People thought I was crazy not to sell the book since I make my living as a writer but my gut literally screamed that I must do it. So I withdrew the book from sale, finished it and because of it, launched The Self-Love Movement™ in the fall. After giving away over 9300 books so far and getting thanks from many people who’ve read it, I have no doubt that doing this was the best thing I’ve ever done.
Daylle Deanna Schwartz – The Self-Love Movement
“The most powerful example of intuitive guidance in my life comes from times when logic and external sources all tried to work in the opposite direction of the “inner guidance” I was feeling and receiving.
One such example was deciding to make a major life change that included resigning from a secure job, and moving away from the city life, into a more natural way of life based on self-sufficiency. Reason and logic tried to sway against it, as did some family and friends. However by going within and trusting my inner guidance—my intuition—it turned out to be the most perfect set of choices for my path of personal evolution.
Three years later I look back with awe at how perfectly everything turned out because I chose to trust and follow my inner voice. Today I listen to that inner guidance more than ever, and greatly appreciate its role in my life.”
Many thanks to all my wonderful creative colleagues who graciously shared their stories.
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