Intuition & Following the Signs to Your Next Chapter
Are you ready for your next chapter in 2015?
Did your next chapter unfold elegantly or did it whack you upside the head like it did me?
When your next chapter unfolds elegantly it means that you have been listening to your intuition and taking the right steps. It shows that you’ve not been resistant to the messages and signs you’ve been getting. You know what you’re next steps are and regardless of whether they’re difficult or stretch you beyond you’re comfort zone you’ve been taking them.
If you became aware of your next chapter like I did – with a punch in the gut – it shows you’ve been ignoring the signs your intuition has been desperately trying to make you aware of.
Can you relate to my story?
Near the end of 2013 I vowed that I would finally quit my job in financial sales in 2014 or die trying. (Yes, I actually said that to myself…..I’m really passionate when I want something). So I jumped into training after training…I became a coach and took numerous marketing, copy writing, lead generation and advertising courses to ensure that I would make a living. I quadrupled my subscribers and replaced my work income plus more….and I quit! Mission accomplished. Yay!
Ignoring Your Intuition is Foolish
Here’s where the story goes awry…as 2014 drew to a close I was exhausted. I had been working seven days a week for 10-12 hours each day to accomplish everything I set out to do. I worked this many hours in order to keep up with all the courses and homework and to apply the lessons I was learning to my business.
Around Halloween I was out taking a walk when I noticed that I had been repeating the phrase, “Give me a break” in my self-talk.
Knowing that everything we think and feel emotionally is telegraphed to the Universe I immediately went into course correction mode and restated: Dear Universe, I don’t mean that I want anything “broken” in my life I mean that I’d like a vacation and a rest and to stop working so hard.
I thought, that’s that. I’ve handled things with Universe.
The problem though is that I did NOT take a vacation even though my body and mind were screaming for one.
I kept working and dragging myself through each day in order to keep up. (I had been teaching people to find their life’s purpose by following their intuition. After finding their purpose many wanted to create an intuitive business or healing practice around it so, I began teaching entrepreneurs to use marketing and lead generation to get more clients.)
When someone asks for my help I have a hard time saying “No,” even when I’m overburdened.
By the time Thanksgiving arrived I was not feeling well at all. No matter how much sleep I got I always looked haggard.
The Universe was no longer playing with me. I had ignored the telltale signs for too long.
How the Universe Whacked Me Into Waking Up
- My body became the means for the Universe to give me a huge wake up call. I got diverticulitus a painful condition of the lower intestine that lasted for nearly two weeks but I still kept working.
- My 17+ year old cat, Punkin, stopped grooming himself. He had always sat on my lap when I worked on the computer but now he would only lay on the floor next to my chair.
- My computer accumulated a series of viruses that became so bad I had to replace the hard drive and lost the use of it for nearly 10 days.
- Right before Christmas I drove Punkin to my veterinarian’s office crying the whole way there. It nearly killed me to do it but, I had to release him from his misery.
Don’t ask the Universe for a Break unless you’re ready to take one!
As I drove home with the empty carrier on the passenger seat I realized Punkin’s downward health spiral was a mirror of what had been happening to me over the last year that I’d chosen to ignore.
The Universe had stepped in to create the break I desperately needed because I refused to do it on my own.
For good measure, the Universe threw in a dose of the flu right after Christmas.
The Universe is always sending you signs
When you refuse to listen to your intuition and follow the signs the Universe will whack you on the head like it did me. I knew I was overtired and needed to rest but my need to accomplish everything on my “to-do list” caused me to resist the message.
The events of your life always mirror what is happening within you. If you look with an open mind you will see the signs everywhere.
What is your life trying to teach you? What lesson must you learn? How can you address the signs early on so that you don’t get whacked in the head?
Your Next Chapter
What messages is your intuition sending you about your next chapter? What must come to and end? What is your next step? Is it time to release unhealthy habits, relationships or a career that no longer suits you? Is your intuition whispering to you that it’s time to step out and create your own business?
My intuition has spoken and I’m listening. My next chapter is to find a balance between doing the work I’m passionate about and rest. I love sharing information on following your intuition and I also love helping heart-centered entrepreneurs create profitable businesses around their passion but I realize I must make more time for my own self-care in 2015.
If you yearn to develop your intuition there is no better class than life itself! Your intuition is a sense just like the other five senses you have. You must learn how to rely upon it to navigate your life just as surely as you use your sight, hearing, touch, taste and sense of smell. When you listen it will always, always lead you in the right direction.
How to use your intuition to lead you to your next chapter:
1. Pay attention to the whispers in the back of your mind. What are you being called to do? What are you being pulled toward? What are you being pushed away from?
2. Ask yourself if you have been purposely ignoring addressing certain things in your life. What do you have resistance around?
3. Get clarity. Go for a long walk in nature. If you meditate go within and listen. When your mind is quiet you will hear the whispers of your intuition.
4. Set your alarm an hour earlier and get up and journal. Start with this prompt: My next chapter is about…..keep writing until you feel you’ve emptied your mind onto the page.
5. Go to your closest friend and share what you came up with in journaling about your next chapter. Ask them if they feel you’re on target. Sometimes you need an outside opinion to confirm you’re on the right path.
2015 is here and it’s a blank slate. How will you fill it? Share your next chapter here in the comments.
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Do you hide from the spotlight?
Are you keeping your special gift under wraps?
There are many heart-centered entrepreneurs who are blessed with incredible gifts but struggle to fill their calendars with clients. The problem is not that they lack the skills but that they shrink from taking center stage with their gifts.
Why would someone with a wonderful gift to share shrink from stepping into the spotlight?
The biggest reason is because they have disowned their power. This is a huge problem I feel energetically around clients that no one is talking about. And, it is especially prevalent in women.
When you don’t own your power you will push away opportunities to be seen and heard and to grow into your true potential both personally and in your business.
The are many reasons awesome talented women disown their power and hide from stepping into their full potential.
These reasons run the gamut from low self esteem, low confidence, body image issues, perfectionism, people pleasing, fear of rocking relationships by outshining partners, siblings, parents or friends, to a belief that they are frauds and not worthy of declaring their expertise, talents and gifts. I completely understand and empathize with women who hide from their power because I was one those women.
I didn’t want to rock the boat with any of my relationships. I held myself back for fear of outshining others. I was a cheerleader for others to reach their full potential but shrank back from putting myself out there. It took me many years to outgrow this but I did and since then I have become an advocate for other women who are playing small to avoid stepping into their true power.
One of the greatest quotes I have ever read on this very topic was written by Marianne Williamson in her book, “A Return to Love.”
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
I remember reading that passage and being absolutely stunned by it. Tears spilled down my cheeks as I realized that I had disowned my power just so that I would not upset anyone. In that moment something happened inside of me and I vowed that I would never again play small so that others could feel okay with themselves. I realized that was not my job. My job was to be the best I could be.
Afterward I began graduate school and later left my marriage. I was determined to change my life and take back my power.
Are you running from taking center stage in your life? Do you play small?
There’s only so long you can continue splitting yourself off from your power. At some point the angst inside at being disconnected from your authenticity will turn to anger and then possibly depression. Anger is very dangerous. It’s a danger to your health and to your spirit. The best thing you can do is to accept your gifts, your expertise and your ability to impact and transform others lives and then let your light shine as bright as it was meant to shine.
If you’re not sure that you fall in this category check out these symptoms to see if you’ve disowned your power:
1. Sabotage yourself by not following through on promises to yourself, projects or programs.
2. Have shiny object syndrome which causes you to “switch gears” by being drawn to the next big thing.
3. Trust the wrong people, don’t trust your intuition and need a lot of validation from outside of yourself.
4. Habit of getting stuck in “overwhelm” which stalls your progress.
5. Downplay your accomplishments and never celebrate them.
6. Compare yourself to others and decide what to do based on what they do.
7. Feel you don’t measure up and need further certifications.
You were given your gifts to help others and make an impact. Keeping them to yourself denies the world of your talents and light. To fulfill your life purpose and reach your full potential you simply must share who you are fully. Your frustration at being unable to break out of your income plateau depends on owning your power and stepping out from the shadows.
The world needs your greatness. Are you ready to own your power? What will you accomplish when you do?
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The Intuitively Inspired Life & the Hero’s Journey
Do You feel Called?
A week ago I spent the weekend with Oprah, that is me and about 2000 other people who attended her “The Life You Want Weekend” event in Newark, New Jersey.
The topic of living the life you want and following your life’s purpose is extremely relevant for me. I left two major careers to follow my bliss; I hope to get it right this time. As you can see, I’m passionate about exploring, writing and sharing this especially as it relates to intuition so I was really excited to attend the The Life You Want Weekend.
Oprah spoke for two hours about her own journey to discover and live her purpose. Her life story is and has always been inspiring and she is a moving speaker. I’m a long time fan so it was no surprise that I was transfixed and, judging from the silence in the stadium so were my fellow attendees.
The second day she presented a line up of great speakers from Mark Nepo, Elizabeth Gilbert and Rob Bell to Iyanla Vanzant to further explore the topic of living your purpose and living the life you want. Each of them were inspiring in their own way.
Light bulb moment
I had a major ‘aha’ when Elizabeth Gilbert spoke about Joseph Campbell‘s life work studying mythology and the universality of the “hero’s journey” which he wrote about in, “The Hero with A Thousand Faces.”
The myth of the hero’s journey pervades every culture
In countless stories throughout the ages mythical ordinary people follow the plot line of transformation to overcome fear, challenges, obstacles, and slay monsters to emerge as the hero.
The myth of the hero’s journey lives on because of all the everyday people, like you and me, who continue to embark on this journey.
To live this journey is to be transformed from the ordinary to extraordinary. It isn’t something you can assimilate intellectually. It has to be experienced and it is the only way to truly reach your peak potential.
My “aha” moment took place when I realized that the “intuitively inspired life” is living the hero’s journey. I wrote about living an intuitively inspired life in, The Intuition Principle: How to Attract the Life You Dream Of.
Living an intuitively inspired life is:
When you feel that pull inside that you were meant for something greater and allow your intuition to guide you toward it. Following it you will be led on a journey to places you never dreamed of, you will meet with incredible people and opportunities that you never dreamed of and in the end what you will discover is your authentic self, your true greatness and your life purpose.
Face your fears and leave the land of your comfort zone, no matter the cost.
Answer “the call” to be more, to live a bigger life, to fulfill your potential and greatness by being the hero in your own life and by doing what everyone else secretly wishes to do.
You will return from this journey a changed person and….
You will become a person who now dwells in the land of possibility
You will become a person who says “I can do it and I will do it.”
You will become a person who says, “Why not me?”
You will become a person who leads rather than follows.
And, you will become the fearless hero in your own life story.
So let me ask you, “Do you feel called?” How long will you wait to answer the call?
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I’d rather have the things I want in life come to me than have to go and “get” them. It makes life so much easier not to mention exciting. This is the transformation your life goes through when you rely on your intuition to guide you. The world comes to you.
Your intuition provides the “intel” or intelligence for you life. When you use this “intel” it’s always a “short cut” to whatever it is you are trying to create in your life. So why wouldn’t you want to begin listening to your intuition?
I’m living an intuitively inspired life and I’d like to encourage you to also. I followed my intuition and left a 16 year finance career and it has proven to be an amazing ride. Doors have opened and paths appeared before me that were not on my radar when I was living fearfully and holding back from listening to my inner wisdom.
What does an intuitively inspired life look like?
“To live an intuitively inspired life is to be aligned with your intuitive wisdom. When we are aligned with this wisdom, we naturally gravitate toward those activities that honor our authenticity. Our path and true purpose become clear as we allow intuition to lead us. Conventional thinking no longer sways us; rather, we are moved to share out true talents and gifts with the world in loving service.
Centering our lives upon this wisdom activates a blueprint within us that has been dormant since our birth. This blueprint contains our true potential and reveals the route we are to take to remember what our chosen mission is at this time. As we focus our lives on this mission, and on this guidance, we find the obstacles that held us back in the past begin to fall away. Questions we have had are answered, and all the uncertainty we might have experienced about living within this new paradigm disappears.
The journey we take to fulfill our mission reconnects us to our joy and authenticity. We surrender and allow life to flow through us and take us to our next steps easily and effortlessly. We are infused with an energy that streams into us from an inexhaustible source. And, this life force energy carries us over the bumps int he road and headlong to the next steps on our quest. The flow of joy we receive by reconnecting to our authentic selves inspires us to live up to our full potential and greatness; we, in turn, inspire others to reconnect to their intuitive wisdom.
As we live each day, fully connected to our intuitive wisdom, we accomplish more than we could have ever imagined. The journey takes down roads we never would have imagined we would take. We find ourselves enjoying our lives like never before. We surrender the emotional burdens that had us in knots—those that hindered us from living life fully. As a result we stop worrying so much and become more playful and open to this divine inspiration. By letting go of the need to control everything and moving with this flow we will find that we no longer have to go out and “get” the things in life we desire; rather, they begin to come to us and appear in our lives exactly when they are needed. When we align with our intuition we are resonating with the wisdom that created the Universe and our original purpose. It is this harmony that brings the world to us.” The Intuition Principle, p. xv-xvi
As soon as you begin following the path your Soul longs to everything lines up for you.
It’s as if you have changed magnetic polarities. Where before your energy repelled the things you wanted it now “attracts” them to you.
Sadly, the large majority doesn’t live this way. They’ve become used to having to “make things” happen or fight through obstacles to get what they want. So, it seems “normal” and this is why the idea of “having the world come to you” seems so implausible. If people have been doing things one way for eons they just cannot fathom that there is another way.
The truth is you will never see that another reality and way of harmonizing with life exists until you take that leap of faith. There absolutely, positively is a net there……but you have to leap to see it.
Will you leap? Why or why not? What’s holding you back? Let me know in the comments.
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A mega collection of intuition quotes from authors throughout history.
You’ll find some from my own articles and books as well.
“Intuition is having your own guiding star to follow.” –A. Artemis
“There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.” –Rumi
“To whatever degree you listen and follow your intuition, you become a creative channel for the higher power of the universe.” –Shakti Gawain
“There is no prescribed route to follow to arrive at a new idea. You have to make the intuitive leap.”–Stephen Hawking
“Regard your spirit guides as helpers and friends whose advice and counsel should be considered, but do not make them a substitute for your own judgment. Spirit guides should be regarded as friends, not crutches to help you walk.” –Richard Ireland
“Intuition is the foundation of all courage, if you choose to live a courageous life then follow it.” –Ken Foster
“I believe in intuitions and inspirations…I sometimes FEEL that I am right. I do not KNOW that I am.” –Albert Einstein
“Cold feet are often symptomatic of a legitimate intuition that you are heading for the wrong place at the wrong time.” –Suzanne Fields
“I published in 1978 a report on dreams in the Journal of Clinical Psychology. It was the first study of its kind to demonstrate that it is possible for people to make constructive use of their dreams to improve their lives.” –Henry Reed
“Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge.” –Audre Lorde
“All human knowledge thus begins with intuitions, proceeds thence to concepts, and ends with ideas.”–Immanuel Kant
“Psychic vision is not like seeing with your eyes. It is more like seeing with your whole consciousness.” –Richard Ireland
“We each have a sixth sense that is attuned to the oneness dimension in life, providing a means for us to guide our lives in accord with our ideas.” –Henry Reed
“It is never our intuition that is wrong but, what we mistake for our intuition.” –A.Artemis
“Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things.” –Ray Bradbury
“The heart knows what it wants, and it often makes no sense. Intuition, creativity, and listening are all imperative in creating an inspired life.”–Jonathan H. Ellerby
“Women observe subconsciously a thousand little details, without knowing they are doing so. Their subconscious mind adds these little things together – and they call the result intuition.”–Agatha Christie
“The trouble with a lot of people who try to write is they intellectualize about it. That comes after. The intellect is given to us by God to test things once they’re done, not to worry about things ahead of time.” –Ray Bradbury
“Ignoring intuition is a lot like touching a hot stove: You need only get burned once to know that ignoring your intuition is NOT a good idea!” –A. Artemis
“You get your intuition back when you make space for it, when you stop the chattering of the rational mind.” –Anne Lamotte
“The fact that modern physics, the manifestation of an extreme specialization of the rational mind, is now making contact with mysticism, the essence of religion and manifestation of an extreme specialization of the intuitive mind, shows very beautifully the unity and complementary nature of the rational and intuitive modes of consciousness; of the yang and the yin.”–Fritjof Capra
“What can we writers learn from lizards, lift from birds? In quickness is truth. The faster you blurt, the more swiftly you write, the more honest you are. In hesitation is thought. In delay comes the effort for a style, instead of leaping upon truth which is the only style worth deadfalling or tiger-trapping.” –Ray Bradbury
“Each one of us has all the wisdom and knowledge we ever need right within us. It is available to us through our intuitive mind, which is our connection with universal intelligence.” –Shakti Gawain
“When you expand your awareness, seemingly random events will be seen to fit into a larger purpose.” –Deepak Chopra
“Words saturated with sincerity, conviction, faith, and intuition are like highly explosive vibration bombs, which, when set off, shatter the rocks of difficulties and create the change desired.” –Paramahansa Yogananda
“A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.” –Frank Capra
“The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days.” –Lao Tzu
“Intuition is a knowing, a sensing that is beyond the conscious understanding — a gut feeling. Intuition is not pseudo-science.” –Abella Arthur
“Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” –Steve Jobs
“The more and more each is impelled by that which is intuitive, or the relying upon the soul force within, the greater, the farther, the deeper, the broader, the more constructive may be the result.” –Edgar Cayce
“The heart knows what it wants, and it often makes no sense. Intuition, creativity, and listening are all imperative
in creating an inspired life.” –Jonathan H. Ellerby
“The more we learn to operate in the world based on trust in our intuition, the stronger our channel will be and the more money we will have.” –Shakti Gawain
“The channels of intuitive knowledge are opened according to the intensity of individual need.” –Jane Roberts
“The fact that modern physics, the manifestation of an extreme specialization of the rational mind, is now making contact with mysticism, the essence of religion and manifestation of an extreme specialization of the intuitive mind, shows very beautifully the unity and complementary nature of the rational and intuitive modes of consciousness; of the yang and the yin.” –Fritjof Capra
“All the learning in the world cannot replace instinct.” –Robert Ley
“Fear is static that prevents me from hearing my intuition.” –Hugh Prather
“If we listen human instinct actually tells us what we need, but advertising makes us want things we don’t need and things we can’t have.” –Kit Williams
“Out of an intuitive experience of the world comes a continuous flow of novel distinctions. Purely rational understanding, on the other hand, serves to confirm old mindsets, rigid categories. Artists, who live in the same world as the rest of us, steer clear of these mindsets to make us see things anew.” –Ellen Langer
“I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.” –Socrates
“For the spiritual being, intuition is far more than a hunch. It is viewed as guidance or as God talking, and this inner insight is never taken lightly or ignored.” –Dr. Wayne Dyer
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” –Steve Jobs
“Every happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message.” –Malcolm Muggeridge
“Intuition is the highest form of intelligence, transcending all individual abilities and skills” –Sylvia Clare
“When you live an intuitively inspired life the world comes to you.” The Intuition Principle, p. 8, –A. Artemis
“When you expand your awareness, seemingly random events will be seen to fit into a larger purpose.” –Deepak Chopra
“When you stop living in your head and reconnect to your body, your intuition will come through loud and clear.” The Intuition Principle p. 43, –A. Artemis
Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls. — Joseph Campbell
“Synchronicity is choreographed by a great, pervasive intelligence that lies at the heart of nature, and is manifest in each of us through intuitive knowledge.” —Deepak Chopra
Built into you is an internal guidance system that shows you the way home. All you need to do is heed the voice. –Neale Donald Walsch
“If prayer is you talking to God, then intuition is God talking to you.” –Dr. Wayne Dyer
“Follow your intuition and reach for the stars. The more you learn to trust your intuition, the more confident, inspired and successful you will become.” –A. Artemis
“Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, whereas joy arises from within.” – David Dawkins
“Come into the silence of solitude, and the vibration there will talk to you through the voice of God”. — Paramahansa Yogananda
“Close both eyes to see with the other eye.” –Rumi
“Rather than pushing yourself toward goals, why not allow your intuition to pull you toward your destiny?” –A. Artemis
“The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.” — Alan Alda
“You must train your intuition. You must trust the small voice inside which tells you exactly what to say, what to decide.” –Ingrid Bergman
“To know your destiny – listen to your intuition.”— A. Artemis
“How do geese know when to fly to the sun? Who tells them the seasons? How do we, humans, know when it is time to move on? How do we know when to go? As with the migrant birds, so surely with us, there is a voice within, if only we would listen to it, that tells us so certainly when to go forth into the unknown.” — Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D.
“Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way.” —-Florence Scovel Shinn
“Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else’s.” –-Billy Wilder
“Good instincts usually tell you what to do long before your head has figured it out.” –Michael Burke
“Listen to your intuition. It will tell you everything you need to know.” -Anthony J. D’Angelo
“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” —-Benjamin Spock
“Instinct is untaught ability.” –Alexander Bain
“Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.” —-Jonas Salk
“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” —-Albert Einstein
“If you want to go through life blindfolded ignore your intuition.” –A. Artemis
“Instinct is intelligence incapable of self-consciousness.” –-John Sterling
“Trust your hunches. They’re usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.” —-Joyce Brothers
“A leader or a man of action in a crisis almost always acts subconsciously and then thinks of the reasons for his action.” —Jawaharlal Nehru
“The journey of spiritual awakening begins when we become aware of synchronicity in our lives.” –A.Artemis
“The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, and the solution comes to you and you don’t know how or why.” –Albert Einstein
“All great men are gifted with intuition. They know without reasoning or analysis, what they need to know.” –Alexis Carrel
“Trying to separate an intuitive flash from the din of thoughts echoing through the mind can be nearly impossible at times–like trying to scoop the salt out of sea water.” –A. Artemis p.106 The Intuition Principle
“Trusting our intuition often saves us from disaster.” –-Anne Wilson Schaef
“Often you have to rely on intuition.” —Bill Gates
For whereas the mind works in possibilities, the intuitions work in actualities, and what you intuitively desire, that is possible to you. Whereas what you mentally or “consciously” desire is nine times out of ten impossible; hitch your wagon to a star, or you will just stay where you are. —-D. H. Lawrence
Intuition is the clear conception of the whole at once. —-Johann Kaspar Lavater
There are things so deep and complex that only intuition can reach it in our stage of development as human beings. —John Astin
“Intuition is a lot like sand, it’s hard to grasp and easily slips through your fingers.” –A. Artemis p.46 The Intuition Principle
“Intuition becomes increasingly valuable in the new information society precisely because there is so much data.” —-John Naisbitt
“It is through science that we prove, but through intuition that we discover.” —Jules H. Poincare
“Good instincts usually tell you what to do long before your head has figured it out.” —-Michael Burke
“Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself.” –Oprah Winfrey
“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 moment we set the intention to be guided by our intuition is the moment we begin seeing the signs the Universe has been placing on our path all along. ” –A. Artemis
“Truly successful decision making relies on a balance between deliberate and instinctive thinking.” –Malcolm Gladwell
Intuition isn’t the enemy, but the ally, of reason. -John Kord Lagemann
Intuition comes very close to clairvoyance; it appears to be the extrasensory perception of reality. –-Alexis Carrel
It is always with excitement that I wake up in the morning wondering what my Intuition will toss up to me, like gifts from the sea. I work with it and rely on it. It’s my partner. —-Jonas Salk
“Intuition is the source of scientific knowledge.” –Aristotle
“You do what’s in your gut- if you’ve been doing it long enough, what’s in your gut will be appropriate.” — Anderson Cooper
“I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.” –Socrates
“I rely far more on gut instinct than researching huge amounts of statistics.” –Richard Branson
“There can be as much value in the blink of an eye as in months of rational analysis.” –Malcolm Gladwell
“A good artist lets his intuition lead him wherever it wants.” –Lao-Tzu
“Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions.” — Edgar Cayce
“To develop your intuition get quiet, go within and listen to the stirrings of your heart. Feelings and longings are the language of intuition.” –A. Artemis
“The only real valuable thing is intuition.” –Albert Einstein
“Your intuition is always pushing you toward growth and your highest good. Learn to listen to it.” –Angela Artemis
Which are your favorites?
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Do you live for Saturdays?
Do you live for the days when you’re not at work?
If so, that’s a clear sign that you’re not fulfilled by the work you do.
So many people live by going through the motions on Monday through Friday wishing that time away just waiting for Saturdays or, even worse retirement.
If you work for 50 years before you retire you will have wished nearly 33 years of your life away. And if you retire at 68 and live to be 85 that’s not much living is it?
That’s an astonishing amount of time to wish away, don’t you think? There is a better way.
Do you work you love and stop wishing time away
The way to finding work you love entails some nitty gritty work but in the long run it’s worth it. Find out what you love doing and figure out a way to make a living doing it.
The are ways to take what you have spent years mastering because you love it and use all that stored knowledge to make a living at it. People are hungry to learn what you have devoted 20 – 30 years to master.
Do you think you are the only one with a burning passion about say, photography, knitting, building furniture, permaculture or whatever you can think of? No, of course not. But you ARE the one who has devoted 20 -30 years learning everything there is to know about it. That gives you a marketable skill you can monetize.
What if you don’t know what you love?
There are ways to solve that problem too. What I have found from working with many clients is that they always know. Deep down they’ve heard their intuition whispering in their ear. But they’ve buried this knowledge out of fear of what others might say or insecurities about their own worthiness to act upon it.
Your true calling is not hiding from you
Here’s an easy tip to find your calling: If you ask the people who know you best, “What do you think I’m passionate about and really good at?’ they’ll spit it right out. It’s that obvious to everybody but you!
How long will you wait?
How much time will you let pass before you act upon your calling? I can tell you from my own experience waiting for years or decades to do something about it is downright painful.
Take back your power and stop living for Saturday
Start now. Tomorrow is too late.
Here’s how to start looking forward to each and every day:
1. Take assessment. What you have become a self-taught expert in that people would pay you to learn in a short amount of time what it took you 20-30 years to learn? Make a list of these self-acquired talents now.
2. Eliminate the ones that do not light you up. Quick! Cross them right off – no second guessing yourself.
3. How many talents that you love are you left with? Make a nice new list of the ones that are left.
4. Review the new short list. Are these talents related? Can you find some way to weave them together? If so do that now. If you are only left with one that makes it even easier.
5. Brainstorm on the result. Take this expertise that people would pay you for to learn and start brainstorming ways that you can begin doing just that!
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