7 Benefits of Living ‘Powered by Intuition’

7 Benefits of Living ‘Powered by Intuition’

7 Benefits of Living Powered by Intuition

What does being “Powered by Intuition” mean?

To be “Powered by Intuition” is to be empowered by the faith and confidence you have in that small still voice. It means you trust yourself enough to follow this wisdom and to make decisions and take action based upon it. It shows you have developed confidence in yourself and are moving toward self-actualization. To be self-actualized means you are expressing your full potential.

Seven benefits of living life “Powered by Intuition”

1. Self-actualization

To reach the point in your life where you focus on self-actualization suggests that you have learned a lot about life and yourself. You’ve faced many challenges and grown and evolved because of them. Now you know who you are, what you’re capable of and what you are meant to do and you’re doing it. You are expressing your full potential creatively and spiritually. Listening to your intuition expands your consciousness and this awareness and “knowing of yourself” is what leads to self-actualization.

2. No predictions necessary

To live “Powered by Intuition” doesn’t mean you will know what’s going to happen tomorrow. Developing your intuition isn’t about fortune-telling. It’s about developing greater awareness of that small still voice inside and focusing upon hearing it so that you are led in the right direction and make right decisions with confidence. Following the direction of your intuition will lead you to your destiny and full actualization of your potential.

3. Intuition is the intersection of creativity and genius

Human beings are not the generators of inspired thoughts of genius but the recipients of this illumination. Inspired thoughts of genius come to us from an Infinite Intelligence that we are part and parcel of, through the technology of our intuition. This is precisely why at a given time a number of people will be inspired with a similar idea. The one who has the courage and confidence to act upon it first is usually credited with the origination of the idea.

4. Live on-purpose

When you are “Powered by Intuition” you are living on-purpose. Following your intuition is how you find your purpose and pursuing this path is how you evolve into your full potential and greatness. It takes courage and confidence to listen to that small still voice and act upon it. As you make more decisions based on following your intuition and get good results your confidence in yourself will grow.

5. Manifesting of desires

Once you begin to live “Powered by Intuition” you find that your desires manifest more quickly, and sometimes even spontaneously. Listening to your intuition will always put you on the right path to discovering your purpose and your greatest good. And, it’s the reason why we don’t need to know what is going to happen tomorrow. Your connection to your intuition is a two-way channel to Infinite Intelligence. Your intention is broadcast directly to Infinite Intelligence where circumstances can be orchestrated by Infinite Intelligence to manifest your desire.

6. Synchronicity & Serendipity

Synchronicity and serendipity occur when you follow your intuition. When you are receiving guidance and following it you will begin to notice many more “coincidences” and happy accidents popping up in your life. It’s a sign that you’re on the right path and that you’ve been listening to your intuition.

7. Life is more exciting when you are intuitively inspired

When you are Powered by Intuition you have more knowledge and power at your disposal. And it can be directed to any area of life. You can listen to your intuition to improve your health, relationships, finances, career and spiritual growth. Listening to this guidance you will be intuitively inspired to do things you’ve never done before, go places you’ve never gone before and to meet up with a destiny greater than any you ever thought yourself capable of before. This is the most exciting way you can live your life.

Where intuition has led me

This guidance has led me to focus on helping intuitive, holistic entrepreneurs be confident selling their programs and services. Having worked in financial sales for 25+ years I was lucky to have had a background in sales before I began my own business. But, many intuitive holistic entrepreneurs and healers feel very uncomfortable when they have to “sell” and as a result don’t have enough clients. There’s nothing worse than having a a big mission to help people but not having the clients to share your gift with. I’m passionate about empowering them with the sales skills and the confidence to make a bigger impact by serving more people. What I have learned is that when you get past your blocks selling is intuitive.

Why Business and Intuition Go Together

Building a solopreneur business is a huge journey of self-growth and personal development. Every fear, insecurity and negative belief you have about yourself surfaces when you leave the comfort zone of your salaried job. It takes a lot of confidence and self-belief to make it. Shining the light on entrepreneurism and the importance of developing intuition is the next evolution of Powered by Intuition.

To be a successful entrepreneur you must have business intuition and follow it otherwise you will end up doing things you hate because some guru says you must do it this way. You’ve got to be able to listen to that small still voice that says, “Do this and let go of that” even if you fear missing out by letting something go. When you listen to your intuition you will stand out in the market place because you will have the benefit of receiving more creative solutions and genius ideas. Confidence is also at the center point of attracting clients too. If you don’t have it it’s much harder to fill your practice. Watch this space for more articles on Intuition, Entrepreneurism and Business Building.

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Intuition: Boost Intuition with Mindfulness Meditation

Intuition: Boost Intuition with Mindfulness Meditation

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Practical applications for boosting intuition with mindfulness meditation

by guest author Sara Stringer

What is intuition?

Intuition is our personal inner GPS (global positioning system).  When we listen to this internal voice or feel its “nudge” we are guided to the solutions to life’s problems. Our intuition is the technology with which we receive guidance from an all pervading intelligent universe.

What is mindfulness meditation?

Practicing mindfulness meditation is the experience of staying fully in the present moment. When you practice mindfulness you focus completely on the task at hand. You are aware of your thoughts and watch over them much like a shepherd, continuously bringing the stray ones back to a single focus on the present moment and whatever it is you are doing.

Developing a practice of mindfulness allows your intuition to blossom simply because you have removed all the “clutter” from your mind that distracts you from hearing your inner voice.

When we listen to our intuition we are guided to the solutions we need to solve life’s many dilemmas. We are all connected to the source of all intelligence in the Universe. All answers are available to us if we will only listen. The technology for conveying this information to us is our intuition. Let your intuition shine a light on your problems. – See more at: http://www.poweredbyintuition.com/2013/07/27/intuition-stories-of-intuition-solving-a-problem/#sthash.hkgxWKSj.dpuf
When we listen to our intuition we are guided to the solutions we need to solve life’s many dilemmas. We are all connected to the source of all intelligence in the Universe. All answers are available to us if we will only listen. The technology for conveying this information to us is our intuition. Let your intuition shine a light on your problems. – See more at: http://www.poweredbyintuition.com/2013/07/27/intuition-stories-of-intuition-solving-a-problem/#sthash.hkgxWKSj.dpuf
When we listen to our intuition we are guided to the solutions we need to solve life’s many dilemmas. We are all connected to the source of all intelligence in the Universe. All answers are available to us if we will only listen. The technology for conveying this information to us is our intuition. Let your intuition shine a light on your problems. – See more at: http://www.poweredbyintuition.com/2013/07/27/intuition-stories-of-intuition-solving-a-problem/#sthash.hkgxWKSj.dpuf
When we listen to our intuition we are guided to the solutions we need to solve life’s many dilemmas. We are all connected to the source of all intelligence in the Universe. All answers are available to us if we will only listen. The technology for conveying this information to us is our intuition. Let your intuition shine a light on your problems. – See more at: http://www.poweredbyintuition.com/2013/07/27/intuition-stories-of-intuition-solving-a-problem/#sthash.hkgxWKSj.dpuf

The right time to apply intuition and practice mindfulness

One of the first things that you will want to know when you become a student of developing intuition and mindfulness is whether or not there is a “right” time to practice your new craft. This is a complicated question and there is no one correct answer. However, there are some instances in which being experienced in developing intuition and mindfulness can be helpful.

Dealing with Your Finances

When you apply for a loan or are trying to find the best credit card balance transfer offers it is easy to get distracted. Your own nervousness can play a large role in this and that is why it is so important to be able to stay calm and keep a good state of mind when dealing with important issues like your finances.

Being able to practice breathing and mindfulness can help you clear your head and really focus on what you are trying to do. This is especially helpful when talking to a representative of a bank or loan company.

Before your meeting, do a few deep breathing exercises and focus on the task at hand and what you want to get from it. This helps to slow your heart rate and increase oxygen flow to your brain. The extra oxygen fuels your brain and helps it to calm your nerves. You’ll be able to block out the bustle, your nerves, and everything else and use your intuition to figure out whether or not what your rep is saying is in your best interests or not.

Applying to College

Getting an undergraduate is no longer the ultimate option. We see Bachelor degrees the same way we once saw the high school diploma. This means that there are more students than ever competing for the same number of spots and that kind of competition is intimidating. It gets worse when you have to find, apply and interview for scholarships in order to be able to afford that degree.

Use your intuition to pick up on intuitive insights and cues your interviewer (or interviewers) are giving you so that you can respond appropriately. The unspoken cues are hard to read when you’re nervous.

Getting to your interview early to practice your breathing and spend a few minutes being mindful helps you focus to make this easier as well as to be present in your interview so that you can showcase your best characteristics.

Meeting New People

Some of us are blessed with an inner confidence. For others, social situations are—on a good day—a total nightmare. Being able to practice your breathing so that you don’t find yourself inwardly trying to beat back a panic attack at the next dinner party is good for everyone.

Some people have found that by following their intuition, they are able to open up more in social situations. Because they are focused, they are better able to intuitively pick up on body language cues and other subtle hints as to whom to approach and befriend at the party.

Knowing that you’re not the only one there who is nervous and freaking out has an intense calming effect that can be beneficial (and makes you more approachable).

Dealing With Major Life Changes

For some of us, major career changes and lifestyle changes send us into spirals of despair and anxiety. A daily mindfulness practice, when paired with your intuition can help you work through the changes and do the things you need to do in order to build structure around your new situation.

Mindfulness can help you focus on a job search or rebuilding after a move or relationship change; it can help you get through stressful nights after having a baby. Mindfulness helps you stay present in the moment. It keeps you grounded and controls your brain (allowing it to wander into all of the stressful unknowns is dangerous for your mental health during times of change). This helps you focus on exactly what you need to do to get through that moment before you focus on the next one. It’s kind of like “baby steps” but with better breathing.

The fact is that while there are many situations in which you can use your intuition pairing it with the practice of mindfulness can make things so much clearer and will make life less overwhelming.

Have you been practicing mindfulness meditation? Did it boost your intuition? Share your experience or ask a question in the comment section.

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Sara Stringer is freelance writer who most often writes about personal finance. In her spare time, she enjoys maintaining a healthy lifestyle through swimming and practicing yoga.

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Intuition is Intelligence for Your Life

Intuition is Intelligence for Your Life

Intuition is intelligence for your life.

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Intuition is so simple yet we continually complicate it.

Intuition is that little  voice you hear when you are getting ready to go out that says, “Take the umbrella.”

And, it’s the internal pull you feel toward befriending one single solitary person when in a room full of people.

It is also the sickening sense you get when you know you’ve been betrayed even before the facts come out.

Intuition is a form of intelligence.

And just what is intelligence? Intelligence is the ability to understand and use information to navigate your life.

Intuition tells us it’s going to rain before we listen to the weather, that someone across the room is going to become your new best friend or future mate or that someone has lied and betrayed you.

This is useful information for your life. And that’s just what your intuition is there for, to give you useful information about your life.

So, why do we complicate intuition?

We mix up intuition with psychism, and mediumistic phenomena and speak about it all in the same breath when in reality the three are very different. Psychism goes beyond the self to gather information about others. Mediumiship is communication with discarnate beings.

While not everyone is a psychic or a medium, everyone is intuitive. Our non-stop busy world is full of distractions that make it easy to overlook these subtle pieces of information. Intuition flashes through the mind so quickly that if we don’t train ourselves to listen or become aware of our bodily reactions we quickly forget them and move on to the next thing.

If you listen to your internal voice, become aware of your gut reactions (that pull toward or feeling of aversion) which is how your body communicates you will be equipped with more information with which to make better decisions and choices in your life; even if it is simply that you don’t get caught in a downpour because you left your umbrella at home.  That’s what I try to get across on Powered by Intuition.

Intuition enhances your life

Developing your intuition enhances your life by providing you with more information than meets the eye in every situation. When you have the inside track on things you make the right decisions for your life and far fewer mistakes.

Fewer mistakes mean more success! You will successfully discover your true calling in life, your right mate, your true friends and whom to avoid, the right business venture, the right time to move forward with something and when to wait and on and on and on.

This is the gift of receiving intuitive insight in situations.

Develop your intuition

To develop your intuition is simple because you are already getting information intuitively all the time. You just haven’t been trained to focus upon them.

Here’s what you need to do:

1. Create an intention to become aware of your intuition. Simply tell yourself that you want to become more intuitive – that is creating an intention. Remind yourself of this everyday.

2. Use an affirmation to keep yourself focused. It doesn’t have to be anything elaborate. A simple affirmation such as, “My intuition now comes through to me loud and clear” is enough. Repeat it often throughout the day. The more you instill the belief the more your intuition will come through!

3. Stay present. Don’t think too much about it. When you have a gut feeling don’t analyze it to death! If you hear a thought that stands out in your mind – go with it. Over thinking is the kiss of death when it comes to intuition.

People write to me all the time with questions on how to know the difference between intuition, instinct, imagination, rational thought and the ego all the time. I put the answers to their questions in a book titled, “The Intuition Answer Book.” Click here to find the book on Amazon.

Here’s a valuable tip: Your intuition feels right from the get-go. If you have to think about it too much it’s not your intuition.

4. Take action. Follow your hunch and take your umbrella. Pick up the phone and call that former colleague when the thought comes to you. Don’t divulge too much information to that person you think is shady.

5. Record your intuitive process. Keep an intuition journal. Any simple pad or notebook will do. Write down the thoughts, hunches and gut feeling you had and what actions you took or whatever transpired afterward. Recording your intuitive insights is another way to strengthen your intention to become more intuitive. It also enforces the belief that you are intuitive and allows you to see in black and white just how intuitive you really are.

This is the most powerful step of all. If you do nothing but step 5 your intuition will flourish.

The more you see how intuitive you are and how following intuitive guidance leads to better outcomes in your life the more intuitive and in turn successful you will be – in every area of your life.

Do you allow your intuition to lead you in life? If not, what’s stopping you? What are your greatest challenges and questions about using your intuition?

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25 Ways You Are Using Your Intuition in Daily Life (but may not know it!)

25 Ways You Are Using Your Intuition in Daily Life (but may not know it!)

There can be as much value in the blink of an eye as in months of rational analysis.” Malcolm Gladwell

Developing and learning to follow your intuition has many practical applications in daily life.

Intuitive insight, intuitive mind, intuitive thinkingIt’s been well publicized that some of the world’s most renowned creative geniuses use their intuition when making decisions. Names like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates spring to mind immediately.

Learning to tap into your inner wisdom can save you from making a wrong business decision, picking the wrong business partner, save you money and time and so much more.

You are already checking in with your gut and following your hunches for all kinds of practical uses but, just don’t realize it. Check out this list of common ways your intuition assists you in making decisions and choices and supplies you with information in your daily life.

You’ve probably been relying on gut feelings more than you know to…..

1. To see which of two nurseries has the type of tomato plants you’re looking for so you don’t waste the time and gasoline driving to the wrong one.

2. To get a feel for which summer camp your child would enjoy most and not be struck by a severe case of home sickness. There is something about the counselors at the one camp you feel would make your son feel more secure.

3. You have a hunch that your sister and her boyfriend will show up at your summer home this weekend and so you buy two extra steaks while they are on sale. And, they do show up.

4. Know whether going in on a shore house with that couple a good idea or it will ruin your friendship?

5. Throw a pair of sneakers in the trunk so you can change out of your sandals. You have a suspicion it’s going to rain even though there is no rain in the forecast.

6. Which tree service will the best job and not add on extra charges for cutting a few extra limbs while on the job.

7. The next two weeks are going to be crazy as your son is getting married. Your gut says that the leak under the sink is not serious enough for a plumber so taping it up with plumber’s tape is going to be fine for now. After the wedding you have the plumber out and he says had you waited any longer to call him you would have had a flood in your kitchen.

8. You refuse to open the door to the unannounced visitor from the gas company and later find out that it was a scam to rob people’s homes.

9. You always seem to “know” where to find for lost items in the house.

10. Seeing an expensive patio set at Lowe’s prompts you to call an old friend who had a similar set. When you tell the friend what prompted you to call the friend gifts you their patio set because they just bought a new one!

11. Suddenly think to ask the dealership to check the spare tire during a routine oil change just prior to your family’s annual vacation by car. Thank goodness you did because it turned out the spare was defective.

12. You insist that your husband move the grill from the wood deck to the flagstone patio because you feel uneasy about it being there. He tries to tell you there’s no reason to move it and that millions of people grill on their decks. You wonder if you’re being paranoid? The next time he is grilling the entire grill falls off the stand.

1 3. Something tells you to go to the local hardware store in your town even though it’s more expensive than to Home Depot out on the highway. Later you hear on the evening news that there was a water main break that flooded that stretch of highway.

14. You go with a friend to see a condo she wants to bid on and meet the next door neighbor in the parking lot – who creeps you out totally. She buys the apartment and it turns out the police are called regularly to break up domestic violence between he and his wife.

15. A friend tells you about a new department opening up at his company that you would be perfect for and sends your resume to his director. You immediately know that you’re going to be offered this job so you stop sending out resumes. Two months later you are offered the job and take it.

16. A colleague in a similar business is discussing developing a product or service that is similar to one you’ve been working on. A little voice in your head says it would be good idea to join forces. You bring it up and it turns out to be very successful.

17. Tell your nephew to consider it a a lucky break that he was let go from his job as something is “fishy” is going on there. The next month there is an article in the paper and the company is under investigation from the FBI.

18. You sense something is wrong in a friend’s marriage and have a strange foreboding even though your friend has said nothing to you. Two years later they are separated and getting divorced.

20. You are taking a walk and see one of your friend’s ex-husband’s contracting trucks drive by. This reminds you that he has been ill and you wonder how he is doing? The next day you read his obituary in the paper.

21. You are walking around past the window in your apartment in your nightgown when you suddenly get the feeling you are being watched. You look up and there is your neighbor from across the courtyard watching you!

22. You have a dream that you are at your doctor’s and she says you need to have a tumor removed. Three months later you find out that you have a nodule on your thyroid and schedule surgery to have it removed.

23. You are stopping at the grocery store after work and for some inexplicable reason pick up brownie mix even though you wife didn’t have that on the list. When you get home your daughter says that she had been in the mood to make brownies.

24. You attend a seminar and see a person from across the room and smile at them. You know at that very moment that you are going to like this person and become friends and you do.

25. You’ve become interested in a new hobby. While out for lunch you are drawn to stop in at a new gift shop that opened up. You meet the owner and she tells you that she teaches this hobby and will offering classes in her shop soon.

Intuition is so subtle that many times we don’t even realize it is working for us. I hope this list gives you a better idea of how you are already using intuition in your life.

Can you see how some of these examples may be similar to things you’ve experienced in your life? What experiences have you had with your intuition? Share with us or ask a question.

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The 5 Traits of Creative Genius (You Cannot Afford to Be Without)

The 5 Traits of Creative Genius (You Cannot Afford to Be Without)

“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

Have you ever wondered what sets the creative genius apart from the rest of us?

Creative geniusThe innovative thinker has 5 character traits that contribute to their creative genius.

Being a bit of a rebel

The rebellious individual is always asking, “Why? Why do we do it this way? Why don’t we try it that way? Why does this work and that doesn’t?” Constantly asking questions that shake up the status quo is one of the key strengths of the creative rebel.

Open to many different types of people

The like interacting with many different types of people from a variety of socioeconomic, career and cultural backgrounds. They are sometimes a bit odd themselves but, are okay with that. Never feeling as if they fit in anywhere they seek out many different types of people in an effort to find out where they belong. Exposing themselves to many different types of people creates a lot of raw material for innovation.

Keen interest in events and trends

The person with an interest in what is going on in the world is exposed to many new ideas and trends. Their keen skills of observation and will spur them to seek the meaning behind the trends that shape events.The information they gather from observing and seeking to understand world events will come into play when they are coming up with an innovative solution.

Put themselves into uncomfortable situations

They will take the public speaking class even though they have been afraid of public speaking all their lives. Every time they push themselves to do something they overcome some fear and a limiting belief that held them back. In doing so they gain valuable experiences that will someday help them to come up with a creative solution.

The common thread connecting these four traits is “associational thinking,” which is the ability to draw connections between things that appear to be totally unrelated. (Fast Company)

I would add one more trait to this list and this is – being intuitive.

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

Intuition is the intersection of creativity and genius

Intuition is the ultimate “associational thinking” process. It is the intersection of creativity and genius. It illuminates the mind with a brilliant idea that feels as if it came from “left field.” When creative inspiration strikes it appears in your awareness quite suddenly.

How “Eureka” moments happen.

The “aha” moment occurs after an exhaustive search of all the memory banks of your brain. Your brain has gone on a mission to seek and find the answers by looking in every file in your brain. When it finds the answer it brings it up from the depths of your memory banks where it has been safely stored for years and perhaps decades and flings it upon the screen of your awareness. That is why if feels like it “popped” into your mind. You had forgotten about this information until the brain searched and found it and brought it to the surface of your awareness very quickly.

To incubate ideas like a creative genius you will need to develop these five traits.

1. Speak up and ask questions. Bring out your inner rebel and ask, “Why?”

2. Expand your horizons beyond the group of friends you’ve had all your life. Expose yourself to different people and cultures.

3. Take an interest in world events. Seek to understand why things happen as they do on the stage of the world.

4. Push yourself past your limitations and fears. Constantly seek new experiences.

5. Develop your intuition. Set aside time every day to meditate, get quiet and allow it to percolate. Honor these flashes of genius.

These five traits are critical to associational thinking. The person who can take unrelated ideas and put them together in an entirely new concept is an innovator.  But innovation doesn’t happen in a vacuum. You’ve got to come out of your shell and place yourself in different environments and around stimulating people or you’re not going to come up with new and creative ideas. You’ve also got to stop trying to fit in and be like everyone else. If you’re a little a “different,” celebrate this characteristic.

Chances are you probably already possess some of these traits. The more you work on developing all of  them and feeding your mind new and stimulating experiences the more of an innovative thinker you will become.

Can you see how these traits contribute to being an innovative thinker? Which do you already possess and which ones do you need to work on?

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