Intuition & Following the Signs to Your Destiny

Intuition & Following the Signs to Your Destiny

Woman looking for her destiny

Intuition & Following the Signs to Your Destiny

Not long ago I had the pleasure of spending 90 minutes doing a very thorough Astrology Life Purpose consultation for a client.

Like many readers of Powered by Intuition she had been unsure of her destiny and life purpose for some time. She was very unhappy in her career and longed for a change but feared making the wrong decision. Her lack of clarity around the purpose of her life kept her stuck in a never ending loop of two steps forward and one step back.

When she finally came to me for the Life Purpose session she was frustrated and nearly ready to give up trying to change her life. She had always been drawn to working with horses but when she got out of college she had taken a good secure job working for local government instead. And that’s what she’d been doing for fifteen years.

Her chart clearly revealed that her strengths, talents and amazing gifts were all geared toward working with animals and that she would meet with great success in these areas if she were to act upon them.

She was delighted with what her chart showed about her destiny and said that it confirmed what she had been feeling was right for her all along.

Fear & insecurity suppress your intuition

Many times you have a gut instinct about what your purpose is but your insecurities overshadow and suppress it. Finding your life purpose requires listening to your intuition. There are many signposts along the way during your life but you ignore them usually because of your fears.

For example, in my own life I doubted myself for years. I fell into the trap of believing that because I was good at something (financial sales) that it was my purpose to stay where I was in my “real” job. I’m not saying there is anything wrong with having a “real” job at all. What I want to point out is that many times we ignore our intuitive guidance and don’t trust our instincts because we assume that the conventional norms of society are right rather than trusting our own feelings.

And this is exactly what my client had been doing to herself for years as well. After the reading she began the process of looking into preparing to live out her life purpose. And last I heard from her she was very excited about how thing were coming together.

Asking for and following the signs

Then, I got another email from her. She was confused, upset and feeling insecure about her future again. She had been asking the Universe to provide signs for her that she was on the right track and hadn’t gotten any since right after her reading with me.

Her question:

Why am I not getting any more signs when I ask for them? I’m afraid I’m making a mistake and I don’t want to throw away a good job and my future without a sign. Does this mean I shouldn’t go forward with my plans?

(She had read my book, “Navigating by Intuition: How to Follow the Signs” and was referring to a method I described about how to ask for specific signs).

Now that she had stopped getting signs she was afraid that she was on the wrong path.

A successful life requires that you develop faith

She had received many signs during her lifetime that she was meant to follow this path. This client had been afraid to act upon them because it would mean that she would eventually have to give up her current job security. So instead she did what many people do – she rationalized that it was “irrational” to do such a thing and began a cycle of constantly questioning her judgement.

Her intuition led her to me and to have an astrological life purpose consultation. When her chart confirmed everything she had been feeling it boosted her faith and confidence immensely. She realized that it wasn’t “irrational” to want to do what she had been longing to do and born to do. Her path was meant to be different from the “norm” in society of having a regular job, and she finally got that there was nothing wrong with that or with her.

The trouble arose when she started bumping up against the wall of her comfort zone. As she began planning how to live her purpose and leave her job her old insecurities rose up again. She began asking for “signs” to reassure her and to quiet the critical voices in her head that feared change and moving beyond her comfort zone.

Let be what is meant to be

The thing is that she had already gotten her biggest sign; that of the astrology life purpose reading which showed her the entire map of her life just as she had been feeling it was meant to be. The session confirmed what she had intuitively been pulled toward her whole life.

At some point you have to be able to go on faith alone. You have to move forward even when you feel scared and insecure. If you keep asking for signs over and over even after receiving one as clear as the life blueprint contained in your astrology chart you are reinforcing your fears rather than moving confidently in the direction of your dreams.

You are telling the Universe that the “biggest” sign wasn’t good enough and that you want to remain scared and stuck.  And since the Universe reads your thoughts and feelings it will deliver exactly what you have ordered up – more fear, indecisiveness and remaining stuck in your comfort zone.

Relax and keep going

When you relax and start moving forward on the path toward your destiny the signs will reappear – but don’t wait until they do or build your entire life upon getting a sign otherwise you will remain stuck. You must always continue to move confidently in the direction of your dream even in the absence of a sign.

This is not to say that you should do something rash like quit your job before you save up money or develop a good transition plan. Keep going and taking one step after another in the direction of your destiny and eventually the signs will return.

Always remember that signs reinforce action not inaction.

Have you been holding yourself back? Can you see how fear keeps you stuck? What will you do differently from now on?

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Intuition, Life Purpose & Signs: A Double Rainbow is a Very Good Thing!

Yesterday I went for a walk after dinner. It been pouring on and off throughout the day but the dark clouds parted just enough to let the early evening sun through. I saw the sun and quickly put my sneakers on to get out and before it might rain again. For three days it had done nothing but rain so even a charcoal sky with threatening clouds and a ray of sunshine coming through was inviting enough to get me outdoors.

I don’t know about you but several dark rainy days in a row can get me down. I need to see the sun shining. And I need to be out in the sunshine. The last three days of stormy weather brought up the sabotaging voices I’m normally able to keep at bay.

Sabotaging voices

You know the voices I am talking about, don’t you? They may sound something like this:

“What the hell are you doing quitting your job? You’re giving up your health benefits? You’re crazy!”

“It’s such an easy job…..you get to work from home and do what you want most of the time.”

“Why quit? Just keep doing what you’re doing on the side and no one will be the wiser.”

I couldn’t stand the battle going on in my head any longer. The more the rain dragged on the louder the sabotaging voices became. When the sun popped out I jumped at the chance to walk down to a nearby park. Seeing other people would get my attention off of the voices.

Change your scenery

The parking lot was overflowing with cars. Each baseball diamond was in use by local teams and throngs of people watched from the sidelines. Games that had been postponed due to the rain during the week had brought all the teams to play on the same day so the park was unusually full. The grass was soaking wet but it didn’t phase the kids who were playing. They seemed excited to see the sunshine as well.

Ask for a sign

I silently asked the Universe to show me a sign that I wasn’t crazy to quit my job. I knew although I really wanted to focus full time on creating more from Powered by Intuition that thirty years of working in finance and the last 15 from the comfort of home would be hard to walk away from.

Working from home and being a 100 percent commission employee had been my first taste of entrepreneurship. Fifteen years earlier I’d heard the call for more freedom and given up a corporate job. I walked away from a major career to find myself and who I was meant to be.

After going back to school I took a part time job in financial sales and soon found out I was really good at it. I loved not having to go to an office and I loved making my own hours. The terminology didn’t exist then but I now see that what I was drawn to was having a “lifestyle” business.

While selling financial products wasn’t my dream I recognized early on that this job was part of my journey to becoming my own boss. I knew I eventually wanted to be an entrepreneur but what held me back was not knowing my purpose.

Know your purpose

I knew I would never quit my job until I found exactly what I would do instead and had a solid business plan in place. So, I set out on another journey to find my life purpose and destiny. It took some time but, I realized what I was born to do was help others find their life purpose by teaching them to listen to their intuition. I also found a way to help others find their purpose much faster than I had by offering astrological life purpose readings.

Having found the path I was meant to follow my Soul longed to get started doing this work in the world. I wanted to help others stop suffering the way I had. And, this desire pulled at me and nagged at me daily until I finally made the decision to go after my destiny full time.

Use affirmations

I fully expected that pushing the boundaries of my comfort zone by giving up my safety net job would produce a lot of fear. To offset my fears and quiet the voices I meditate and use affirmations. This evening I repeated an affirmation from new thought author, Catherine Ponder as I walked the park:

Today is the day, now is the time something wonderful will be mine!

It’s a great affirmation I like to use when I’m walking. The words flow easily in tempo with your steps. After a while it becomes almost hypnotic. I have found it to be very calming. And soon after I began repeating the affirmation I could feel myself relaxing.

Interpret the sign

Five minutes into my walk around the perimeter of the park I started hearing a symphony of “Ooooh!” and “Aaaah” and then “It’s a double rainbow!,” coming from the crowds gathered at the park.

I looked up and sure enough there was a magnificent double rainbow in the sky. Sweet relief poured over me.

I had my sign. Full steam ahead!

It never fails to amaze me how the Universe will support you when you find your purpose and make up your mind to do it. Find the path you were meant to follow and the signs will be there to guide you on your way.

What are you struggling with or confused over? Have you found your true purpose? Not getting signs? Perhaps you’re not on the right path? Share what you’re experiencing in the comments.

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