How to Know Your Intuition From Your Thoughts

How to Know Your Intuition From Your Thoughts

How to Know Your Intuition From Your Other Thoughts

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

The hardest thing about following your intuition is distinguishing which thought came from your intuitive mind and which came from the thinking mind.

I get a lot of questions, but knowing your intuition from your other thoughts is one of the most common so I know it’s a real sticking point for people.

To identify your intuitively inspired thoughts you ought to know what intuition is and where it comes from.

What is intuition?

Intuition is information that spontaneously appears in our awareness without any conscious effort on our part.

Intuition is our own inner wisdom and guidance. It is a small voice we hear often like a whisper, that gently nudges us to make the right choices and decisions in our lives.

It can tell us when we should be wary of a person or warn us against doing something and when we should act on an opportunity. It comes to us spontaneously and many times feels like an “aha” moment.

Intuition can also be the sense you have that someone is staring at you or walking behind you, before you even turn around and meet their gaze. In this application intuition is a sensory experience about the environment around you.  It’s no different than the other five senses we rely upon – it’s just more subtle which is why some people are not aware of it.

Where does intuition come from?

Your mind searches for the answers hidden in long forgotten memory banks. When it locates the answer it deposits the solution in its entirety into your awareness, which is why often when the answer comes to us we experience intuition as a “light bulb moment.”

How to tell the difference between the voice of intuition and other thoughts

Intuition makes you “feel good” about doing something. You will experience a sense of “certainty” about it. The matter will feel “settled.” It will feel right and give you sense of connecting all the dots. Always go back to how this “voice” makes you feel.

Once the answer comes to you, if it came from your intuitive mind you won’t have any lingering doubts. You’ll trust it and feel sure and, you’ll feel it directly in your gut.

Deep down inside we always know

It’s only after we screw up by ignoring our intuition that we admit that we did in fact, “know.” Before we are forced to admit it, we’ve usually been in denial with our heads in the sand pretending everything was going okay. Does this sound familiar?

A sure sign you’re in denial is if you keep asking yourself the same question over and over and get the same answer but, respond with a lot of “yeah, buts.”

What you need to do is get radically honest with yourself. Put aside all your rationalizations and excuses and ask to connect to the “truth” of the matter. You’ll recognize when you’ve connected to the “truth” because your gut will feel as if its been “stabilized.”

Rationalizations are akin to lies we tell ourselves to make things “okay.” Rationalizing is not “real” therefor it has no weight, no real substance and cannot make your gut feel as if you are standing on stable ground.

Where most of us get tripped up

When our intuition gives us an answer we don’t like our ego tries to confuse us by making us doubt our intuition.

When you don’t like the answer you got usually it’s because you haven’t yet assimilated the lesson you need to learn from the situation that you’re looking for answers about. Intuition is often a “shortcut” to answers you need so, if you ask for intuitive guidance you’ll get the answer whether you’re ready to act upon it or not.

When a thought comes from the ego, often you’ll feel as if you “should do” it. You’ll be aware of your rational mind recounting the reasons why you ought to do it – why it “makes sense.” Keep track of the “yeah buts” that’s a big clue that you are rationalizing.

If you feel the voice is advising you to do something out of fear, or lack or that you should do this over that – it is NOT your intuition. This is the clearest way to know the difference.

Remember this:

 It is never our intuition that is wrong but, what we mistake for our intuition.

The key is this…

They key is your gut. You’ve got to feel it in your gut. If  you don’t feel it in your gut it’s not your intuition – it’s your mind rationalizing. Keep this in mind and you’ll distinguish between your thoughts and your intuition.

Do you have any other questions about identifying your inner wisdom? What specific incidents do you recall in your life where you questioned your intuition? Share with us in the comments.

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Intuition, Intention & Creating an Extraordinary New Year: 3 Keys

Intuition, Intention & Creating an Extraordinary New Year: 3 Keys

Celbrate your best year yet

Intuition, Intention & Creating an Extraordinary New Year: 3 Keys

Do you want the New Year to be extraordinary and your best year yet?

Are you tired of struggling, feeling overwhelmed, stuck and indecisive, and having fear and insecurity undermine your success?

If so, it’s time to put the 3 keys to manifesting an extraordinary year to work for you and take control of your life.

The 3 Keys to creating an extraordinary new year are:

  1. Intuition
  2. Intention
  3. Action

You must use the 3 keys together to create an extraordinary year by learning to listen to what your intuition has been telling you all along, creating an intention and plan around your desires followed by taking action.

Key 1: Why listening to your intuition and following it is important.

This is important because your best ideas and inspiration come to you through your intuition. You and every person on the planet is connected to a vast network of intelligence where every answer and solution already exists. Your job is to ask the right questions and then to keep an open mind about where and how the solution will appear. Your intuition is the vehicle that conveys this information to you.

When you ask for answers the greatest thing you can do to ensure your success is to have faith that you’ll receive them. Once you pose a question and have faith believing there is a solution the entire Universe will get behind you to bring it to you. Your subconscious will begin to search through each and every file stored in your memory banks to see if you already stored away the answer. In the meantime your faith and belief that an answer exists is telegraphed into the Universe where your request to search for this information begins.

Your brain and heart emit electrical impulses that can be tracked and measured using devices such as an n EEG or EKG machine. Did you know that these electrical impulses are not unlike radio waves that can travel far beyond our Earth’s atmosphere, our solar system and out into the universe? Every time you make a request your body emits these signals that travel deep into the heart of the universe. So, never doubt that your thoughts, feelings and emotions are not being “heard.” The Universe always gets the message and is always listening.

You’ll recognize what your intuition is telling you to do because the evidence to go forward with your desire will appear all around you in your environment. If you have a desire to leave your job and build your own online business you may start noticing books written by entrepreneurs that teach you how to do this. You may also turn on the radio in the car at the exact moment an expert in entrepreneurship is being interviewed. You may also begin meeting more entrepreneurs who left corporate jobs at networking events. These are all signs that the new path is being paved in your life. These signs show you that there is a way to accomplish what you desire. The Universe is telling you that other people have done what you wish to do and so can you.

A lot of people ask this question: How do I know I’m supposed to do this? What if it’s a whim and I fail?

If you have a desire that will not go away no matter how much you try to ignore it then it’s not a whim. A whim has nothing behind it. It’s a fleeting fancy that caught your attention just like a tumble weed rolling by in the wind. Once it has rolled past you it’s forgotten.

A desire comes from a deep place and is part of your purpose and mission in this life. This desire is propelling you to leave your comfort zone and stretch beyond what you think you’re capable of so that you further your education in “Earth School.” If you try something and fail–so what? There are no guarantees in this life except that we are only here for a brief time and then our body gives out on us. We are here to take full advantage of this life not cower in the corner afraid of it. If you are afraid to take chances and make the most of your life you will waste this gift that is only a brief moment in time.

Have you ever noticed how fast time goes by? Does it seem as if the last new year was just days ago? Life goes by so fast you must take charge and get uncomfortable at times in order to make the most of the time you’ve been given. So while there are no guarantees about success there is one thing I know for sure: by taking a stand for your life and going out there and acting upon your desires even if you fail you’ll be miles ahead of where you were before you tried.

Your education about what to do and what not to do will be the foundation you build your next venture upon. This seasoned experience will serve you well and lead to your eventual success.

Do not fail to listen to those whispers, nudges and desires that speak to you. They are pulling you toward expanding your consciousness of what’s possible for you which is their function.

Your desires are just like a river that runs through you. If you don’t release your desires into the world this river backs up and overflows your mental banks. When it floods it wreaks havoc upon your life. You’ll find yourself frustrated, stuck, overwhelmed, resentful, angry, unsettled, jealous, dissatisfied, and unhappy and constantly trying to stuff your desires back down. All of these negative emotions will spill out into other areas of your life like your relationships and your health because you’re blocking your growth and expansion.

If you accept that you have a desire and then channel it safely toward creating with it you will feel empowered and alive. This powerful urge to create and be more than you are now does not lose its power whether you work with it or try to squelch it. It simply releases its power causing either positive or negative outcomes in your life. Your intuition was meant to flow through you and pull you toward reaching your highest potential. Begin to recognize this and do not try to wall it off.

Key 2: Without Intention your desires are merely flights of fancy

Once you know what your desires are the next step is to create an intention around it.

An intention is a conscious acknowledgement that you not only have the desire but that you “intend” to make it a reality.

Allow the desire to take shape fully. Play with it in your imagination. Take this skeleton of an idea and flesh it out. Where do you want to go with it? How far? How high? How deep do you want to take it? Allow yourself to get excited about the possibility. Feel the joy of what it would be like to be, have or do what it is you desire right now in the present.

Your Action Steps:

1. Get really clear by asking yourself why you want it? When you know your “why” you’re more apt to be motivated to throw yourself into it 100 percent. The more deeply you create the intention to follow through on this inspiration the more you’ll get signs from the Universe of how to proceed.  Your intention coupled with your faith and belief that it’s possible will be telegraphed to the Universe via your body’s electro-magnetic impulses and in turn the Universe will open new doors for you to walk through to help you bring about your desire. The stronger your intention the more often these road signs will appear.

2. To bolster your intention create an affirmation or mantra that you can use during the day should any fear or insecurity pop up about where you’re headed. This is part of the steering mechanism you need in order to captain your ship. When you begin to see that you’ve veered off course or are even listing just a bit you must pull out your mantra and steer yourself back on course. Every time you use it you are further cementing your intention into your being and it is being broadcast more loudly to the Universe.

3. Write down what you wish to create. Fill in every detail about your desire. Add dates by which you intend for it to manifest and read this statement every day. Each time you read it your intention goes deeper and deeper into every fiber of your being and this strengthens the signal of the broadcaster to the Universe.

4. Other ways to support your intention might be to write a letter to yourself detailing this desire and then seal it up and do not open it until one year has elapsed. You might also create a vision board for it or journal about it. Just know that the more clarity you have around it the more easily the path will be revealed to you.

The more excitement and emotion you can emit over it the stronger the signal to the Universe will become. The stronger your belief and faith that what you desire is possible the faster it will manifest. And the more you live and act from a place of certainty that this desire is already present in your life the more spectacularly it will appear in your life.

Always “let go and let God” work it out and allow it to be the manifestation for the good of all concerned. This vast storehouse of we call Greater Intelligence, or the Universe, life force or God has been around a lot longer than we have and surely knows a thing or two more than we do. When we let go and let God and ask that the outcome benefit the highest good of all concerned we are saying that while we are in partnership with it to co-create our lives we are humble enough to know that we ourselves are not the source of the power that flows through us. Our job is to let this great power flow through us and not to become attached to how it does what it does. When you are attached you will create a blockage that will be as damaging as the block we create when we ignore our desires.

Key 3: Ground your Intuition and Intention by taking Action

Take intuitively inspired action. This is the most critical of the three keys and where many fall down on the job.

It’s of now use to listen to your intuition, get inspired and excited and to create your intention if you don’t follow through and act upon it. This too creates a dam that eventually results in destruction. Any time there is an unfulfilled desire we are creating the potential for negative consequences. Suppose you take seriously the desire to build your own business and eventually hope to leave your 9 to 5 job. You put everything in place and over time begin making money. Eventually you make enough to feel comfortable that you can support yourself if you quit your job. But, you’re afraid and fearful about quitting your job so instead you keep trying to juggle both. You work tirelessly into the night on your business and the Universe keeps telling you “all systems go” by sending you awesome new clients or projects that are perfect for your growing business yet you still resist quitting.

How long can you continue to burn the candle at both ends? You’re exhausted. You resent the time you spend at your job because you know in your heart you’d rather be working on your business. You lose interest in work and call in sick frequently. You don’t feel well and your energy is low and therefore you catch more colds. You don’t have the stamina you once had or the free time to spend nurturing the precious relationships in your life because every spare moment is spent on your business.

Your spouse feels neglected. Your children never see you at their games anymore and you’re short tempered and have arguments with your partner. Eventually you begin losing clients who want even more from you but because you still have a job you’re not able to satisfy them. Now the business you once had isn’t growing but going backward. All the people you once had in your life are pulling away from you. You’re angry and resentful. You blame your job; you blame your responsibilities at home.

Can you see where this is going? You are headed in a downward spiral. And why did this happen? It’s a reflection of your fear and not taking action and letting what you built slip through your fingers. Don’t let this be you. Create a plan and take action this year. Make the coming New Year an extraordinary one.

Where are you stuck? What’s overwhelming you about making the coming new your your best year? How can I help? Share your concerns in the comments.

I want to take this opportunity to wish you a happy holiday and happy New Year! Thank you for being part of the Powered by Intuition community. I so appreciate you. Without you this would be a one-sided conversation. 

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Intuition: 5 Reasons You Can’t Hear Your Inner Voice

Intuition: 5 Reasons You Can’t Hear Your Inner Voice

Not hearing your intuition

Why Can’t You Hear Your Intuition?

Why can’t you hear your inner voice, AKA your Intuition?

I get a lot of email from subscribers asking me why they can’t hear their intuition loud and clear.

So today I’m opening up the PbI mailbag once again to address this frequently asked question.

5 Reasons Why You Can’t Hear Your Intuition

1. The first thing you need to understand about Intuition is that it’s quite subtle especially when you first begin to work with it. It presents itself in very “ordinary” ways that can easily be overlooked.

2. You have the power to turn up the volume of your intuition and to mute it as well. You are always in control….even when you feel as if you’re not getting the answers you desire.  Most likely you’re getting the intuitive information you’ve asked for but, you’re suppressing this information. More on this below in #4.

3. Developing intuition is like any other thing we set out to accomplish in our lives; our intention is key. You must create the intention of hearing and then following your intuition in your life if you wish to hear it loud and clear.

4. Another factor you need to understand about your Intuition is that when you’re attached to the outcome you will unconsciously suppress this information from your mind if it conflicts with the outcome your desire.

5. The last thing on this list you must absolutely understand is this: Human Beings can rationalize and justify almost anything if there is a reason to do so! Read the following two examples and this will become very clear.

Example #1:

Say you suffer from symptoms such as occasional dizziness, blurred vision, brain fog, motor skills issues and and neck and back pain. You go from doctor to doctor but none find anything seriously wrong. You are prescribed muscle relaxants for your back and neck pain but the symptoms persist. Your family is tired of hearing your complaints and are starting to believe most of it is in “your head.”

You decide the doctors must be right, that it must be all in your head and take your meds and go about your life.

As the symptoms persist you can’t shake the feeling in your gut that something is wrong. You rationalize it away though by thinking that it’s just fear talking and not a real health issue.

Months later you have a seizure and an MRI reveals a serious problem in the brain.

Your immediate reaction is, “I knew something wasn’t right!”

You realize that you let yourself override your intuition because you rationalized that you couldn’t possibly know more than the medical establishment.

Example #2:

You meet a new love interest and start living together. You get along well and enjoy a really nice lifestyle together. You love to travel together and enjoy many of the same interests.

This person is head over heels in love with you but you don’t feel the same although you care for them a great deal. Eventually, they start talking marriage. Your friends and family tell you that this person is really great and how lucky you are to have found each other. They point out all the good qualities the person has and you can’t disagree either….they are a really exceptional person.

The problem is that you can’t make up your mind what to do. You get stuck in an endless loop of considering how “lucky” you are to have this person in your life and how wonderful all your friends and family say this person is. Yet something holds you back from jumping into the marriage.

You finally say yes and get married. Two years later the marriage is over.

You now realize the reason you held back from jumping into the marriage was because you were never in love with your partner in the first place. This person “checked off” all the boxes on your ideal mate list except the one about being in love! You settled and talked yourself into it.

How to Begin Hearing Your Inner Voice, AKA Intuition:

1. Journal. It’s easy to get in touch with your feelings when you journal. I wrote about this extensively in my book, “The Intuition Principle.” Journaling is a safe place to reveal your true feelings. Writing will also help you organize your thoughts and sort out what you believe over what society has imposed upon you. A good way to get to the bottom of your own feelings is to write out the question you want an answer to at the top of the page then just start writing without censoring yourself. When you feel that sense of completion – stop. Go back to read what you’ve written and you will be amazed at the wisdom that has poured out of you.

2. Meditate. When you make the time to get quiet every day your intuition will get louder and clearer. The busyness of every day life is distracting. You must create an empty space in the mind where your intuition can come through. Find a quiet and private place where you can close your eyes for 15 to 20 minutes without being disturbed. Focus your attention on counting your breaths until you reach the number 50. At the 50th breath notice how you feel. Your thoughts should have slowed down. You should feel alert yet relaxed. Try to remain in that state. If your mind begins to race go back to counting the next 5o breaths. These relaxed moments where your thinking has slowed down is where your intuition will begin to come through. Ask a question you’d like guidance on then sit quietly and listen.

3. Take back your power. Realize that if a feeling or thought persists it persists for a reason. If you feel in your gut that you’re not okay with the diagnosis from your doctor get another opinion. If you hesitate to make a decision even if everyone you know says it’s right, there is a reason. Don’t go along with the what other people think if you have a nagging thought or feeling that you should do something different. The truth is we’re raised to listen to authority figures but that doesn’t mean they’ll be right every time.

Where have you overridden your intuition in your life? How did it turn out? What will you do differently from now on?

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

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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Help! Readers Intuition Questions Answered (from the PbI Mailbox)

Help! Readers Intuition Questions Answered (from the PbI Mailbox)

Questions on intuition developmentIt’s time to open the Powered by Intuition mailbag to answer readers’ questions about intuition.

I love to hear from readers. They ask the best questions.  And, I know if one person asks me something there are countless others who have the same questions who will benefit from the answer.

So here are some answers to readers questions on intuition:

Question 1. I was doing some research and came across your article, “13 Signs You May Be a Medium.”  I’ve experienced 9 out of the 13 signs you mentioned. I’m constantly seeing images in my head even with my eyes open. I see clips of random peoples lives sort of like a short film. My mom passed away last year and I knew she was going to pass away weeks before it happened. I have had an out of body experience that scared me to death!

Sometimes I’ll go to, for example, a “please touch” museum.  I will reach out to touch an item and a electrical rush or tingle soars through me numbing my entire body and sort of blacking me out. Also people drain me I’m always told that I give great advice so they all bring their problems. The thing is I have very bad anxiety and am taking on others energy positive or negative. I would love to control and better understand my ability so I can live a more relaxed life. Please help!

Answer:If you are seeing images in your mind’s eye you are a clairvoyant. Seeing snippets of people’s lives as if watching a short scene from a movie is exactly what it feels like.

I’m so sorry about the loss of your mother. It’s so difficult to lose a parent no matter how old you are.

 

All your psychic channels are opening. I used to have many spontaneous out of body experiences when I first started developing too. It’s a common signal that you are ready to begin training in this area.

 

If you touch things and get impressions about them then you are definitely a medium. This is called “psychometry” and it is a method for getting information about the deceased or, previous owner of the item.

 

Most psychics and mediums (not all) are very compassionate and truly want to help others so they tend to be old souls who can give good advice to others. You definitely fall into this category.

 

If you have anxiety from taking on other peoples problems and energy you need to learn to protect yourself. I wrote about this in my book: The Intuition Answer Book. 

I have a lot good protection exercises in there that you can do.

 

Question 2 .I’ve come to terms with the fact that I’m empathic and I’ve learned so much about it. I’ve been able to be centered and present with your Intuition Principle meditation series and your book, The Intuition Principle; thanks so much for your work!

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My question is this: Sometimes I will be just watching a movie or doing something as mundane as washing dishes and all of a sudden, I find myself getting very cold with goose bumps, or my scalp will just start to tingle.

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Both sensations last for a few minutes and are hard to ignore. At those moments, my mind is preoccupied with the tasks at hand. What is going on? If anything? I mean, I can explain away breezes, air conditioning, etc. In the absence of a scientific reason, I’m convinced that this is my intuition or higher self trying to tell me something. Do you have any thoughts on this? Thanks in advance for your help. I’m sure you get a lot of messages and questions. Thanks again for reading mine 

 

Answer:

Yes, you are absolutely right about what is happening to you. You are experiencing a moment when you blend with the ALL or Spirit. You are feeling what is called the “cool breeze” of the Holy Spirit and your 7th chakra is opened and merging with this higher vibration. That is where the tingling on the top of the head comes from. If you’ve ever seen a painting of a saint with a halo – it depicts the opened 7th Chakra and union with the divine. If you put your hand over your crown chakra the next time this happens to you – you will be able to feel the energy and coolness.

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I wrote a post about this experience – I’ll give you the link here so you can read more about it:http://www.poweredbyintuition.com/2011/03/02/the-miracle-of-sahaja-yoga-meditation/

 

Question 3I know that I am an intuitive person because it has been proven to me by others not listening to me when I have a bad feeling or vision and advised them against doing something. My problem is that, for some reason, when it comes to me my intuition is backwards or off.

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If I feel I should choose “Choice A,” I better choose “Choice B” because what my gut says is wrong! Also when something is supposed to happen and I am positive about it, it ends up not happening?? Am I channeling my energy wrong?? I don’t understand how I could save people from accidents and other calamities but for the life of me can’t save myself.
 

Answer:

You have just asked the age-old question most intuitives ask: “Why can’t I predict accurately for myself like I do for others?”

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When we have a gut feeling or a precognition about something pertaining to someone else we are “removed” from their situation. In other words we can be “objective” and not emotionally involved or attached to the outcome like we are when we are trying to get information for ourselves.

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When it comes to predicting or asking for guidance for ourselves we doubt and start to wonder whether it out imagination or real. We also know which outcome we prefer so we wonder whether it is our intuition or our wishful thinking.

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This take practice, learning by making mistakes and building up confidence in our intuitive skills.

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It won’t happen over night and there will still be times when you will still be wrong about yourself – that is the nature of being human. So don’t be so hard on yourself.

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That is why when I cannot figure something out for myself I go to another medium or look for signs to validate my decision. I wrote about how to read the signs in my book, “Navigating by Intuition.” Using signs is a great way to alleviate doubt and get confirmation of your intuitive hunches.

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What questions do you have? Leave your questions in the comments section and I’ll answer them.

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Intuition, Superstition & Suspicions

Intuition, Superstition & Suspicions

Questions on intuition development

Today I’m answering more questions from the Powered by Intuition mailbox on how to tell the difference between your intuition, a superstition and a suspicion.

This is an answer to several questions I received recently all rolled into one since they were very similar.

Question 1.

Several readers have written asking how to know the difference between their Intuition and their suspicions.

This is an excellent question. First off, let me say that many times there is no difference. Your suspicions may originate with an intuitive hunch about something. If you read my book, The Intuition Primer, you will recall I wrote about a suspicious incident that led me to call the police (I won’t spoil it for those of you who haven’t read it yet and tell you what the incident was). When the criminals were apprehended my suspicions were confirmed. In this case – my suspicion and my intuition were one and the same.

There are a lot of times however, that your mind works overtime. When you are worried or fearful you may also become suspicious. The way to tell the difference is to ask yourself am I a suspicious person? Do I worry incessantly? (Be honest!)

If so, you may be the type of person that worries all the time and creates suspicions out of your own fears and imagination.

Jealousy and the cheating spouse

One of the questions I got pertained to a cheating spouse. The writer wanted to know if she was just creating these suspicions by being jealous or were they real.

If you are jealous by nature then, yes, you may always feel suspicious. There’s also the point of view that if you are jealous you will attract a person into your life that gives you something to be suspicious about. Think on that for a while.

But, if you aren’t a wildly jealous person to know the difference between your suspicions and intuition think back to when you first became suspicious. If things were good and it was a particular incident that raised your “antennae” which caused you to start feeling suspicious you should take it seriously. I wrote an entire article on intuition and cheating significant others that you can read for more detail.

Again, you have to be honest with yourself. We always “know” when we “know” something. We hear the whispers and just know in our gut that it is the truth. Ask yourself if you have this “knowing?”

If you know yourself to be the jealous type you will probably find that the “FEAR” of his/her cheating on you was in your consciousness to begin with.  Fear is always to blame when we get confused about “was it intuition or just a suspicion?”

Question 2.

Superstition and spirit activity

Another reader asks if there is anything to superstitions such as those about haunted houses? He asked this question because his sister and her husband bought an old house that people in town refer to as “haunted.” His sister’s family has felt nothing but he is a “sensitive” and feels the presence of “something” when he visits. He wanted to know if he was just reacting to the “superstition” or was his intuition really picking up on spirit activity?

In this case, I would say that it could go either way. Have you felt the presence of spirit energy elsewhere before? Does this feel similar? You have to go back and compare and contrast what you are feeling now with what you felt in the past.

Also, the less you know about who the superstition says is “haunting” the place the better. What you can do is relax and go into a state of meditation and ask, “Who is there?” See what comes to mind. Keep asking questions until you feel you have a description of whose energy you may be picking up on then do some research into the history of the home.

If you come up with the same energy/deceased people that legend says is in the house (without previously having this information) I would say you are picking up on something real.

If you are the fearful type (there’s that FEAR word again) then your mind may be playing tricks on you. Go back and review when you sensed the presence. Was there a specific moment? What happened? How did you feel?

If you were thinking about a presence before you went there and had fears about running into a spirit you may have “conjured” up the entire incident. When things are “real” they happen spontaneously. We aren’t dwelling upon them and the awareness of a spirit presence comes out of the blue unexpectedly.

I hope this helps. All the best visiting your sister for the holidays.

Have you ever been confused by intuition, superstition or suspicion? Ask your question in the comments and I will reply.

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