Intuition & Following the Signs to Your Next Chapter

Intuition & Following the Signs to Your Next Chapter

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Intuition & Following the Signs to Your Next Chapter

Are you ready for your next chapter in 2015?

Did your next chapter unfold elegantly or did it whack you upside the head like it did me?

When your next chapter unfolds elegantly it means that you have been listening to your intuition and taking the right steps. It shows that you’ve not been resistant to the messages and signs you’ve been getting. You know what you’re next steps are and regardless of whether they’re difficult or stretch you beyond you’re comfort zone you’ve been taking them.

If you became aware of your next chapter like I did – with a punch in the gut – it shows you’ve been ignoring the signs your intuition has been desperately trying to make you aware of.

Can you relate to my story?

Near the end of 2013 I vowed that I would finally quit my job in financial sales in 2014 or die trying. (Yes, I actually said that to myself…..I’m really passionate when I want something). So I jumped into training after training…I became a coach and took numerous marketing, copy writing, lead generation and advertising courses to ensure that I would make a living. I quadrupled my subscribers and replaced my work income plus more….and I quit! Mission accomplished. Yay!

Ignoring Your Intuition is Foolish

Here’s where the story goes awry…as 2014 drew to a close I was exhausted. I had been working seven days a week for 10-12 hours each day to accomplish everything I set out to do. I worked this many hours in order to keep up with all the courses and homework and to apply the lessons I was learning to my business.

Around Halloween I was out taking a walk when I noticed that I had been repeating the phrase, “Give me a break” in my self-talk.

Knowing that everything we think and feel emotionally is telegraphed to the Universe I immediately went into course correction mode and restated: Dear Universe, I don’t mean that I want anything “broken” in my life I mean that I’d like a vacation and a rest and to stop working so hard.

I thought, that’s that. I’ve handled things with Universe.

The problem though is that I did NOT take a vacation even though my body and mind were screaming for one.

I kept working and dragging myself through each day in order to keep up. (I had been teaching people to find their life’s purpose by following their intuition. After finding their purpose many wanted to create an intuitive business or healing practice around it so, I began teaching entrepreneurs to use marketing and lead generation to get more clients.)

When someone asks for my help I have a hard time saying “No,” even when I’m overburdened.

By the time Thanksgiving arrived I was not feeling well at all. No matter how much sleep I got I always looked haggard.

The Universe was no longer playing with me. I had ignored the telltale signs for too long.

How the Universe Whacked Me Into Waking Up

  • My body became the means for the Universe to give me a huge wake up call. I got diverticulitus a painful condition of the lower intestine that lasted for nearly two weeks but I still kept working.
  • My 17+ year old cat, Punkin, stopped grooming himself. He had always sat on my lap when I worked on the computer but now he would only lay on the floor next to my chair.
  • My computer accumulated a series of viruses that became so bad I had to replace the hard drive and lost the use of it for nearly 10 days.
  • Right before Christmas I drove Punkin to my veterinarian’s office crying the whole way there. It nearly killed me to do it but, I had to release him from his misery.

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Don’t ask the Universe for a Break unless you’re ready to take one!

As I drove home with the empty carrier on the passenger seat I realized Punkin’s downward health spiral was a mirror of what had been happening to me over the last year that I’d chosen to ignore.

The Universe had stepped in to create the break I desperately needed because I refused to do it on my own.

For good measure, the Universe threw in a dose of the flu right after Christmas.

The Universe is always sending you signs

When you refuse to listen to your intuition and follow the signs the Universe will whack you on the head like it did me. I knew I was overtired and needed to rest but my need to accomplish everything on my “to-do list” caused me to resist the message.

The events of your life always mirror what is happening within you. If you look with an open mind you will see the signs everywhere.

What is your life trying to teach you? What lesson must you learn? How can you address the signs early on so that you don’t get whacked in the head?

Your Next Chapter

What messages is your intuition sending you about your next chapter? What must come to and end? What is your next step? Is it time to release unhealthy habits, relationships or a career that no longer suits you? Is your intuition whispering to you that it’s time to step out and create your own business?

My intuition has spoken and I’m listening. My next chapter is to find a balance between doing the work I’m passionate about and rest.  I love sharing information on following your intuition and I also love helping heart-centered entrepreneurs create profitable businesses around their passion but I realize I must make more time for my own self-care in 2015.

If you yearn to develop your intuition there is no better class than life itself! Your intuition is a sense just like the other five senses you have. You must learn how to rely upon it to navigate your life just as surely as you use your sight, hearing, touch, taste and sense of smell. When you listen it will always, always lead you in the right direction.

How to use your intuition to lead you to your next chapter: 

1. Pay attention to the whispers in the back of your mind. What are you being called to do? What are you being pulled toward? What are you being pushed away from?

2. Ask yourself if you have been purposely ignoring addressing certain things in your life. What do you have resistance around?

3. Get clarity. Go for a long walk in nature. If you meditate go within and listen. When your mind is quiet you will hear the whispers of your intuition.

4. Set your alarm an hour earlier and get up and journal. Start with this prompt: My next chapter is about…..keep writing until you feel you’ve emptied your mind onto the page.

5. Go to your closest friend and share what you came up with in journaling about your next chapter. Ask them if they feel you’re on target. Sometimes you need an outside opinion to confirm you’re on the right path.

2015 is here and it’s a blank slate. How will you fill it? Share your next chapter here in the comments. 

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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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