7 Steps to Triumph Over Sabotaging Beliefs

7 Steps to Triumph Over Sabotaging Beliefs

Triumph over sabotaging beliefs

Are there some goals you just can’t achieve no matter how hard you try?

Or if you do achieve them it doesn’t last or something happens and it all falls apart? If you said yes then it’s time to use your intuition to uncover your sabotaging beliefs.

Most goals fall under these common categories: Career, Finance, Health & Wellness, Relationships.

What’s most frustrating is when you are able to create success in a few of these areas but not all.

For example you might excel in the areas of Career, Finance and Health but not at experiencing the joy of happy, deep, meaningful relationships. Or perhaps you have wonderful loving supportive relationships and enjoy perfect health and fitness but you can’t for the life of you seem to create lasting financial prosperity. It may be that you have great relationships, financial success and great health but not a career you love….it’s just a paycheck albeit, a healthy sized one. In another example it may be you experience success in all areas except for your health; perhaps you just can’t lose the weight no matter how hard you try?

Does this sound familiar?

These are not an uncommon patterns. When we are not experiencing joy and fulfillment in one area of our lives this is big blaring SIGN that we need to pay closer attention to it. It’s likely that this is an established pattern in our lives.

If you resonate to having one or more challenging categories right now think back over your life and review your experiences in these particular areas. Is it a pattern? Yes? Then something’s going on under the surface that you need to examine now in order to experience success in this area in the future.

It’s likely you have some deeply ingrained limiting beliefs running in your consciousness that sabotage your success in this area of life.

Example of a Sabotaging Belief in Operation:

You’ve taken a new job. It’s a great next move in your career. Based on your previous accomplishments the divisional manager promised you a team manager position as soon as it opens up. You work diligently and do all the right things but you can’t seem to close a deal no matter how hard you try even though you brought in new business constantly at your old job. Every time you’re close to getting a new customer the deal disintegrates. You’re falling behind on your numbers and this is taking a toll on your confidence. Now you fear you won’t get the promised promotion when it opens up.

What’s going on? You ask for intuitive guidance and meditate on the issue.

After getting still a memory surfaces that helps you get to the heart of why you seem to be sabotaging your career.

Suddenly you “see” yourself back in grammar school. You’re running for class president of the sixth grade. It’s your turn to get up in front of the class and give your speech about why they should vote for you. You created a presentation that includes writing your campaign promises on the black board for emphasis. As you back up toward the blackboard you crash into the plant stand next to your teacher’s desk and fall backward knocking it over spilling dirt on yourself and everywhere. You’re mortified! And you’re not elected to 6th grade class president.

This memory leads to a realization that you are afraid to take a leadership position because you might embarrass yourself. You recall thinking at that moment that, “It’s safer not to stand out. From now on I’ll never volunteer to go in front of the class again!”

You go back into this memory and rewrite it. You see your eleven year old self stepping backward toward the blackboard but being aware that the plant stand was there. You avoid the plant stand, easily maneuver around it, write your campaign promises on the blackboard without a hitch and you become the next class president.

Now you can think about what happened without wincing in embarrassment. Your free to step up and stand out! The unconscious fear that held you back is gone.

The next week at work you close several new deals and a few months later when the team leader position opens up you’re promoted.

See how this decision to “not stand out” made decades earlier still runs the show?

How to Root Out A Sabotaging Belief:

1. Go within. Go somewhere you won’t be disturbed and get quiet and still. When you feel calm and ready ask your higher self or God, the universe, guides (whatever feels right to you) to help you tune into what’s going on under the surface.

2. Ask for memory about this pattern. Relax and listen to the first thought you have or watch the pictures that surface in your mind. Some people are more attuned to “listening” and others to “seeing.” Neither is right nor wrong.

3. Grab onto the memory. What happened? Who was involved? How did it make you feel? What snap decisions did you make as a result of this experience?

4. Do you experience a high degree of emotional upset when reviewing this past event? If so this is a sure sign you’ve correctly identified the right memory.

5. Review the decision you made. Did you make a promise to yourself in that moment? Ask for intuitive guidance about this decision. What feels right is usually correct. The decisions you made in the instant you were experiencing emotional turbulence are likely to have become the sabotaging beliefs that are now preventing you from achieving success in this area.

6. Rewrite the past. At any given moment there are innumerable possibilities to step into. You could have chosen differently in the past and that would have resulted in an entirely different future. Tell yourself that you made the best choice you could back then but it’s time to let it go. Thank your younger self for trying to protect you but tell him/her you’ll take over from here. Now go back now and change the memory.

Choose a different reality. See yourself making different decisions in that moment. Erase the old memory and replace it with the new one in which you made positive choices. Tell yourself that is now what you’ll remember about that day.

7. Test out the new memory. Replay the new scene you installed a few times. How do you feel now? Try to recall the old memory. If you feel removed from it and the high level of emotion you experienced earlier has subsided you’ve successfully collapsed the memory. You should now feel free and more energized and you’ll begin to notice things changing for the better in that area of life.

Do you have one area of life where things aren’t working? What limiting beliefs are holding you back? 

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How to Get Intuitive Guidance from Your Dreams (6 tips)

How to Get Intuitive Guidance from Your Dreams (6 tips)

Dreams are a rich source of intuitive guidance Dreams are a valuable source of  intuitive guidance.

Dreams are an easy way to begin accessing your intuitive wisdom. No one has to teach you how to go to sleep or how to have a dream. You’re already an expert. There’s only one thing to master and that is recalling your dream.

The two most valuable types of dreams are the intuitive guidance dream and the precognitive dream.

An intuitive guidance dream gives you an answer to a problem in your life and/or insight into a challenge your are facing in life.

A precognitive dream foretells of a future event.

Just recently I two such dreams in one night.

The first one was so unusual that I woke up from it, which is probably why I remembered it so vividly.

I was standing on the sidewalk when a car turned in from the street to a driveway. As the car stopped next to me waiting for the garage doors to go up, I saw a young man in his forties with a bandage on his head in the passenger seat. He turned to look at me. I was startled to see that his eyes were rolling around in his head.

An older silver-haired gentleman was driving the car. As the garage doors went up I saw there was an operating room set up at the back of the garage. In a “flash” I realized the silver haired man was a “Hannibal Lechter” type and he had been slowly cannibalizing this man’s brain. The older gentleman had been eying me while he waited for the doors to open. I suddenly thought, “I better get away from here before I become his next victim.” (more…)

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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When Obstacles Arise don’t Give Up – Use Your Intuition to Rise Above Them!

When Obstacles Arise don’t Give Up – Use Your Intuition to Rise Above Them!

Getting to the solution & goal

When obstacles arise don’t give up – use your intuition to rise above them!

I believe we are never given more than we can handle.

When obstacles arise on the path the solution is to find a way around them.

Einstein wisely says in a famous quote:

“Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.”

It’s true.

When we are stumped by problems we need to use a different type of thought process that’s outside the box.

We cannot keep looking at the problem over and over and thinking we’re going to get the answer. Say for example, you’re looking for a way out of your  job.

You’ve tried everything; getting certified in another area and transferring to a different department and that worked for a while…..

You went back to school to earn another degree and changed professions and companies…..and that too worked for a while.

You’ve looked at online businesses and started something online but it’s been frustrating and unfruitful.

But eventually after the novelty wears off you are always back at square one; not happy and looking for a way out.

Substitute whatever problem you want there but the bottom line is that if you keep staring the problem in the face you’ll never figure the way out of it.

You must access a higher level of thinking and rise above the problem so you can go around it.

The way to access this higher perspective is by connecting to your intuition.

Let’s face it your brain is a receptacle. It only holds information that you’ve acquired and stored there. Think of it as a “memory stick” you carry around in your skull.

You wouldn’t expect to get information off of your memory stick that you hadn’t downloaded onto it, would you?

This same principle applies to your brain.

You’re looking for answers that do not exist in your memory banks.

You’ve got tap into Greater Intelligence via your intuition to get your breakthrough idea.

You’re intuition is where genius resides. Intuitive thinking is the thinking process that visionaries and innovators use.

Think people like Steve Jobs and Thomas Edison. These visionaries thought outside the box and knew how to solve problems.

If you want to generate ideas and solutions like a genius you must learn how to tap into your intuition.

Intuitive thinking is a totally different process. The answers you will get will likely surprise you too! They are usually much more creative solutions.

Here’s how you can generate solutions to obstacles so you can go around them:

1. Quiet time is an absolute must. Call it meditation, reflection, relaxation; it doesn’t matter. The important thing is that you disconnect from the problem and stop thinking about it. I recommend meditation. It quiets the mind by slowing your thinking and allows for a “space between” your thoughts to emerge. It is in the quiet space that ideas and solutions can be downloaded from Greater Intelligence that will solve your problem.

2. Explore nature. Get outside and go for a walk or a hike in a beautiful natural setting. Focus on the sounds of nature such as birds chirping, ocean waves or running water of a stream. This will calm you and you’ll stop thinking about your problem. It will have the same effect as meditation by slowing the thoughts and quieting the mind so you can download the solution.

3. Do something out of the ordinary. Take time off. Go somewhere  new you’ve never been and immerse yourself in the experience. Go to see a play or musical theater production. Pack your bags and visit a town with interesting history for a weekend and explore. Being away from the problem will also allow your mind to calm down enough to receive the download of information you need.

4. Reverse engineering. Review the “desired outcome” for the goal you are now having problems achieving. Go back to the beginning and write a different set of steps you could have used to get to the end goal. Try to generate 5 different ways of arriving at the outcome. Keep asking yourself, “What else could I do here?” While you’re doing this you’ll probably unearth a strategy you can apply to now go around the problem.

If nothing comes give yourself a break by walking away, resting and or and spending time puttering doing something like cleaning or gardening. Then come back to this exercise later and try again  until you do generate 5 other ways to get there.

(Set the goal for five different strategies but you’ll probably come up with the answer sooner).

5. Sleep on it. Give yourself a directive just before bed that you want the solution to the problem to be handed to you via a dream. Solidify the intention by placing a pad & pen on your nightstand where you can jot the highlights of the dream down immediately upon waking. Repeat this intention each night for as  many nights as it takes to get the solution and you will get it. (I have noticed that planting this intention produces either a dream within a few nights or that I encounter the answer when I’m awake during that same period. It’s the intention to be open to receiving the solution that makes you receptive to getting the answer during your waking hours.)

Try a few or all of these solutions to see which one works best for you.

Have you ever thought to use your intuition to rise above or go around obstacles? What happened? What surprised you?

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Intuition Quotes: Mega Collection from Authors Throughout History

Intuition Quotes: Mega Collection from Authors Throughout History

Guiding stars

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

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Spiritual Awakening: Why Your Dilemma is Your Dharma

Spiritual Awakening: Why Your Dilemma is Your Dharma

Spiritual awakening, Why your dilemma is your dharma

Spiritual Awakening: Why Your Dilemma is Your Dharma

“The essence of the Dharma (the teachings of the Buddha) is about

identifying the cause of our suffering & alleviating it.” –Allan Lokos

Will my life ever settle down again or is struggling the new normal?

Do you feel the foundation of your life just slipping away like sand under your feet?

If so, you’re not alone. Many people are feeling lost and as if their lives are on shaky ground.

For many people these changes are directly impacting their financial security and careers, for others their relationships or their health. Have you lost a job? Is there a possibility you may be laid off? Or, are you feeling dissatisfied in your existing career because it no longer suits the person you’ve become?

This is one of the many ways the Universe speaks to us.

If at first we cannot hear the whisper of our intuition, and later we disregard the voice of our intuition, the Universe ramps up its effort to communicate to us from gentle raps to pulling the rug right out from under our lives entirely. If you’re in the latter phase – you missed the gentle reminders. Do not fear no matter what phase you’re in the Universe will support your efforts to listen and heed her guidance to turn your life around again.

The root causes of current painful circumstances 

Everyone has bad things happen to them but, when the same sort of misfortune befalls us over and over it is time to look within to see if perhaps this circumstance is not just another unfortunate incident but, is mirroring something that’s going on inside of us. Nothing that happens to you is isolated and in a vacuum. Everything that is now causing you immense pain started as a tiny little bruise. The only reason it escalated to such a degree is because you’ve not been paying attention to the more subtle cues. Now the Universe has to go to greater lengths to get your attention.

The fact that you‘ve not been paying attention shows that you have not been ready to learn that everything in our lives is a mirror of what is going on inside of us. When you come to understand this great truth you will have come far on your journey toward finding the meaning and purpose for your life.

The seeds of event you now face were within you from the moment of your birth and can be found in your birth chart. How your character develops from these seeds creates your character and ultimately your destiny. As you evolve and grow in awareness you react with more spiritual finesse.

We have contributed to creating every circumstance that shows up in our lives. Our beliefs and behaviors drew these situations into our lives. We will need to open our eyes and learn how our thinking has affected our physical environment. We will need to recognize that it is now our obligation and duty to deal with the conflicts we’ve created and learn from them. It is now our dharma.

What is dharma?

Dharma refers to the natural law of the Universe, one’s personal obligations, life path, calling and duties and state of realization. You might think of it as the lessons learned by living in this reality that awaken you spiritually.

When you recognize that your dilemma is your dharma you’ve already climbed “Challenge Mountain.” The next step is to integrate the lesson of this challenge in your life and face why the mountain appeared in the first place.

When a molehill becomes a mountain it is because we chose to ignore the problems growing before our very eyes. It usually takes a long time for a molehill to become a mountain which would mean that we were not ready to take responsibility for our role, no matter how small, in creating our dilemma.

Examples of lessons dharma teaches

Take this example: A spouse wakes up one day to find their partner has left them. Do you think this mountain sprang up overnight? No, certainly not. There has to have been problems that were ignored for a long time for the partner to have left like this.

Here’s another example: Your boss fires you. Did this just spring up in one day? It’s not likely. There has to have been things happening at your job between you and your boss for quite some time.

What about having your car repossessed? Or the house foreclosed upon or even being hounded by bill collectors? There are years of attitudes and behavior behind each of these events.

When the student needs a lesson the problem appears

All of these examples are quite extreme and I certainly hope your problems are less severe but, the fact remains, everything that happens in our lives, that we view as negative had its roots in the small ways we addressed and behaved regarding some problem. The trick is to use the problems when they’re still small as “signs” that adjustments are needed in our lives.

Think of the small problems as winds which are pushing you off the course you’re on and now require that you change the way the sails are set in order to stay on course. If you initially see small problems as needed course corrections you’ll be more apt to avoid the huge dilemmas that you’re now facing.

When we’ve ignored small problems and allowed them to become huge we’ve lost control over our lives. We haven’t used our intelligence and power to affect the trajectory of our lives while the course is still not critical. By waiting we allow the winds to whip our boat way off course into uncharted waters where we face even more dangers.

Learn to be objective about problems and to face and fix them right away

If you find that you keep running up credit card bills and run out of money at the end of each month. Put yourself on a strict budget. Get real about what is a necessity and what is frivolous spending – every penny adds up. Do you really need a case of store bought water in the garage? Wouldn’t it be wiser to have a simple water filtration system and reusable water bottles? Accept that you are living beyond your means now before this little problem turns into one that can sink your entire life. Change your ways and start living within your means.

Turn within and reflect upon why you have this need to spend so much money every month. Do you feel insecure unless you have the latest fashions and look a certain way?

Do you want to keep up with the Joneses and foster a false appearance of being wealthier than you are? Why do you care so much about what other people think?

You need to do some soul searching and become really honest with yourself. This is the only way you’re going to avoid the Universe knocking on your door with really bad news about your financial situation one day.

Do this with all problems that arise in your life whether you attribute the cause of the problem that has arisen to someone else or not. Each of us is equally culpable for the problems we face in our lives. You can’t avoid repercussions by blaming it on someone. If it appeared in your life you alone must deal with it. It certainly is nice to have support though and this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t ask for or accept help.

Once you’ve awakened to seeing your problems as signs that your behavior and responses need to be addressed you can begin to take control of your life. When bad things happen to us it’s an opportunity to see how the world mirrors what has been going on inside of us. Thank the Universe for showing you so clearly and begin to make your course correction.

See your dilemma as an opportunity

Perhaps getting fired from your job was what you wanted deep down? Then thank the Universe for releasing you from that path so that you can now pursue work you love.

Maybe your spouse did you a favor by leaving? If you have been unhappy for years and known at a gut level that your marriage was not working see this as an opportunity to reinvent yourself and your life.

An unfortunate incident like losing your home to foreclosure will teach you valuable lessons if you are open to accepting your role in contributing to creating this circumstance. If you blame others and take no responsibility you are not ready to grow and understand the language of the Universe yet.

Our life circumstances contain encoded messages about how we are interacting with our environment

When you begin to see that your dilemma is your dharma you will be ready to follow the “right” path in your life. You are ready and willing to learn and assimilate many life lessons that will serve you well for the rest of your days.

Recognizing the path of dharma says that your consciousness has expanded, that spiritual growth is paramount in your life. You’re growing spiritually and moving into a higher phase of spiritual awakening. You’ve outgrown a victim mindset and no longer attribute problems in your life to others because you see the oneness in all life and in everything that happens around you.

You have learned that like throwing a pebble in a pond every thought and action you take sends out rings that affect everyone and everything in your world. And, once you’re consciousness has expanded it can never shrink back down again – you can never not know what you now know. You are well on your way to seeing more and more of the miracles right under nose with your expanded consciousness. Spiritual awakening is your dharma and part of a life path toward fulfilling your life purpose.

Is the Universe trying to get your attention? What lessons might you be ready to acknowledge? Do you recognize why learning these lessons is part of your life purpose?

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