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…)

The Role of Intuition in the Phases of Spiritual Awakening

The Role of Intuition in the Phases of Spiritual Awakening

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We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; We are spiritual beings having a human experience. —Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881 – 1955)

Everyone wants to live a bigger, better more fulfilling and meaningful life. And you can when you learn to listen and follow your intuition.

The role of intuition

Your intuition is guidance that comes directly from your higher self or as some prefer to call it the Soul. Your intuition speaks to you constantly whether you hear it or not. It is always trying to move you in the direction of your highest good by pushing you toward growth so that you can live the bigger life you dream of. When you are stuck in an unhappy point in your life, it’s because you’re not heeding the call from your intuition to grow from one phase of awakening to the next.

Finding your purpose

You came to this life with the instructions for what you are here to do inside of you. It is your job to discover those instructions and the meaning of your life so that you live the life you were meant for. Your intuition holds the key to discovering this purpose within you. An astrological reading of your life purpose will help point you in the right direction on this journey of discovery. As you follow your intuition you eventually come to realize that you are a spiritual being having an experience of being human and living in a body.

The more you allow your intuition to guide you the more your consciousness expands and the more empowered you will be to create the life you dream of.  This is why it’s important to understand the four levels of spiritual awakening and how intuition is the springboard from one level to the next.

The 4 levels of spiritual awakening.

1. Phase one: Asleep

In the first phase you live life from a victim perspective. Things happen in your life and you think, “Why does this always happen to me?” You blame others and your circumstances for the things that happen to you. You share your victim story over and over. Your life revolves around being “poor me.” You have no clue that you are capable of changing how you think. Your thoughts are in control of you instead of you being in control of your thoughts.

You receive sympathy from listeners for what you’ve been through and that perpetuates living life as a victim. It doesn’t occur to you to look for the meaning behind what has happened or how your thinking or behavior might have played a part in creating the upset in your life. You are not in touch with your intuition but every once in a while you feel a stirring inside and the thought occurs to you that there must be something more.

2. Phase two: Just waking-up

In phase two you begin waking up. You now hear your intuition more often. Coincidences occur with regularity and you begin to see how you are part of something bigger. You discover that you can choose your thoughts and don’t have to let your them take your life hostage. By managing what you focus upon you learn that you can create things in your life. Now you begin to see that you have more control over life than you were previously aware of in phase one.

You use your mind to get the mate you desire, car you want, the job you want, the house you want, etc.

And for a time you feel like a master of the universe until something happens that sinks you to your knees. Now you are being tested.

Do you revert back to phase one and react like a victim or do you make another leap in consciousness and grow? This is a critical point. Many vacillate here, going back and forth between phase one and two for their entire lives.

Getting past phase two is where lots of people get stuck.

To go beyond phase two you must grow in consciousness to accept that you are the captain of your ship. You need to know and believe beyond a shadow of a doubt that your life is the visible out-picturing of your choices and beliefs up to that point. You must make the leap in consciousness to realize that you choose by your thinking, everything in your life both good and bad. You must begin to listen to those intuitive whispers from the soul and allow them to guide you in order to grow.

3.  Phase three: Awake

In phase three you become permanently aware that you are a spiritual being having a human experience. Your intuition has led you to discover your purpose. Your intuition is loud and clear and you’ve gained  great faith in this powerful voice to always be there to guide you.

You know that there is more to life than you can see with the eye and that there is a purpose and meaning for your life. You live with the joy of knowing that you are a creator!

You feel empowered that you can do and be and have anything. You see life as a force working for you not against you. While you still encounter problems, no matter what happens there is an unshakeable confidence and peace inside that carries you over difficulties. You never feel alone because your connection to guidance through your intuition is now so strong.

When you do experience challenges, they are far fewer and resolved much more quickly.  And you are now more capable of dealing with problems without being emotionally entrapped by the circumstances. You now recognize your innate power and live from a place of making awakened choices.

The fears that held you back in the past are gone. A continuous joy bubbles up from within you and you want to share this joy with others. You love your life. You feel a strong desire to be of service and to help lift others from where they are to where you are.

4. Phase four: Fully awakened

In this highest phase you don’t just know intellectually that you are a spiritual being, you are the embodiment of it. You see all things as possible. Your intuition is a seamless part of your being from which you receive one inspired idea after another. You live from a state of enlightened awareness of the oneness and interconnectedness of life. You are at peace and nothing disturbs this peace. You exude love and your mere presence is healing to others.

This state may be one that you have had brief moments of though and having had one taste you will want to experience it again. If you are lucky enough to reach this state and stay there you are highly evolved.

This is probably not where you are in consciousness and it is certainly not where I am either. But if you can’t get past phase two there’s little chance of ever reaching phase four anyway. The critical element in not getting stuck in an endless loop between phase one and phase two is to listen to your intuition so that you grow into phase three where you are creating your life by design and not by default.

Have you ever been caught in the loop between phase one and two? Are you ready to listen to your intuition, evolve to a higher state of spiritual awakening and live a life of significance?

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The “Lost” & Best Posts of Powered by Intuition (since Jan. 2010)

The “Lost” & Best Posts of Powered by Intuition (since Jan. 2010)

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“The lost posts and best of Powered by Intuition” celebrates Powered by Intuition’s four year anniversary.

My goal since 2010 has been to “demystify” intuition and introduce more people to this natural sensing ability. Since I began writing for Powered by Intuition, the subject of intuition has become much more mainstream and for that I am glad.

I approach intuition much as I approach everything in life; from a very practical stand point.  If you are a regular reader of PbI you know that I share information which I believe will make you not only successful in using your intuition but in applying it in order to be more successful in life in general.

Our intuition is a sense that is there to inform us about our environment just like the other known five senses. And, it is to be developed and used otherwise we wouldn’t have it.

When you learn to apply your intuition you become aware of the incredible amount of subtle information that is being transmitted to you from your environment. This information is extremely insightful and is exactly the type of intelligence that will help you to make better choices in life and in turn lead you to living more successfully.

Since January of 2010 I’ve written countless articles for Powered by Intuition. After a couple of years the older posts get buried and new readers never see them yet, they are really worth reading. Rather than have readers dig for these buried posts I’ve put them all in a tidy list for you. The list also includes many self-development favorites as well.

Here’s the list of 25 “lost” and best PbI posts.

Enjoy.

Never Miss an Opportunity Again. Listen to Your Intuition!

What Happens When You Ignore Your Intuition?

Deciphering Dreams: Is it a Warning or Intuitive Guidance?

Intuition: Are You Blocking Yours?

Constant Craving: The Mystical Experience

25 Reasons Why Hitting Bottom May be Good For You

Why do We Resist Our True Calling?

Can Our Intuition Abandon Us?

When the Universe Speaks Pay Attention!

Finding Purpose in Your Pain

7 Tips to Finding Your Breakthrough Idea

The Top 10 Signs Your Intuition is More Developed than You Think

Overcoming Indecisiveness: When We Fear Making the Wrong Decision

How to Get Intuitive Insight: A Video Chat

To Discover Your Passion & Purpose Connect to Your Soul

Is There a Right Time to Access Your Inner Guidance?

Choose Your Career With Care

7 Tips to Following Your Intuition When Under Pressure

Intuitive Guidance: 8 Tips to Get You Through a Crisis of the Soul

How to Make a Difficult Decision Using Intuition & Reason

The Top 11 Reasons You Ignore Your Intuition

Intuition is Intelligence for Your Life

The Spiritual Message Behind Stress, Struggle and Upheaval

The Simple Elegance of Intuitive Decision Making

The Sensitive Person’s Guide to Overcoming Fear, Indecisiveness & Inaction

I hope you enjoyed this collection of articles from the Powered by Intuition archives. Which is your favorite and why? Share with us in the comments.

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Intuition, Superstition & Suspicions

Intuition, Superstition & Suspicions

Questions on intuition development

Today I’m answering more questions from the Powered by Intuition mailbox on how to tell the difference between your intuition, a superstition and a suspicion.

This is an answer to several questions I received recently all rolled into one since they were very similar.

Question 1.

Several readers have written asking how to know the difference between their Intuition and their suspicions.

This is an excellent question. First off, let me say that many times there is no difference. Your suspicions may originate with an intuitive hunch about something. If you read my book, The Intuition Primer, you will recall I wrote about a suspicious incident that led me to call the police (I won’t spoil it for those of you who haven’t read it yet and tell you what the incident was). When the criminals were apprehended my suspicions were confirmed. In this case – my suspicion and my intuition were one and the same.

There are a lot of times however, that your mind works overtime. When you are worried or fearful you may also become suspicious. The way to tell the difference is to ask yourself am I a suspicious person? Do I worry incessantly? (Be honest!)

If so, you may be the type of person that worries all the time and creates suspicions out of your own fears and imagination.

Jealousy and the cheating spouse

One of the questions I got pertained to a cheating spouse. The writer wanted to know if she was just creating these suspicions by being jealous or were they real.

If you are jealous by nature then, yes, you may always feel suspicious. There’s also the point of view that if you are jealous you will attract a person into your life that gives you something to be suspicious about. Think on that for a while.

But, if you aren’t a wildly jealous person to know the difference between your suspicions and intuition think back to when you first became suspicious. If things were good and it was a particular incident that raised your “antennae” which caused you to start feeling suspicious you should take it seriously. I wrote an entire article on intuition and cheating significant others that you can read for more detail.

Again, you have to be honest with yourself. We always “know” when we “know” something. We hear the whispers and just know in our gut that it is the truth. Ask yourself if you have this “knowing?”

If you know yourself to be the jealous type you will probably find that the “FEAR” of his/her cheating on you was in your consciousness to begin with.  Fear is always to blame when we get confused about “was it intuition or just a suspicion?”

Question 2.

Superstition and spirit activity

Another reader asks if there is anything to superstitions such as those about haunted houses? He asked this question because his sister and her husband bought an old house that people in town refer to as “haunted.” His sister’s family has felt nothing but he is a “sensitive” and feels the presence of “something” when he visits. He wanted to know if he was just reacting to the “superstition” or was his intuition really picking up on spirit activity?

In this case, I would say that it could go either way. Have you felt the presence of spirit energy elsewhere before? Does this feel similar? You have to go back and compare and contrast what you are feeling now with what you felt in the past.

Also, the less you know about who the superstition says is “haunting” the place the better. What you can do is relax and go into a state of meditation and ask, “Who is there?” See what comes to mind. Keep asking questions until you feel you have a description of whose energy you may be picking up on then do some research into the history of the home.

If you come up with the same energy/deceased people that legend says is in the house (without previously having this information) I would say you are picking up on something real.

If you are the fearful type (there’s that FEAR word again) then your mind may be playing tricks on you. Go back and review when you sensed the presence. Was there a specific moment? What happened? How did you feel?

If you were thinking about a presence before you went there and had fears about running into a spirit you may have “conjured” up the entire incident. When things are “real” they happen spontaneously. We aren’t dwelling upon them and the awareness of a spirit presence comes out of the blue unexpectedly.

I hope this helps. All the best visiting your sister for the holidays.

Have you ever been confused by intuition, superstition or suspicion? Ask your question in the comments and I will reply.

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Intuition Stories of Guidance for Your Life

Intuition Stories of Guidance for Your Life

Woman Discovers Intuitive Guidance

Intuition Stories of Guidance for Your Life

Everyone is intuitive.

Our intuition is a primal sense that has been with us since mankind stood upright. It is there to warn us about danger in our environment.

Have you ever had the feeling someone was following you? This feeling is the intuitive knowing you get to warn you that you may be in danger.  Feeling that someone is there you turn round and see them and then RUN which saves your life.

Intuition does come through differently for everyone though and sometimes it can be confusing. Read these three stories to get a sense of how intuitive insight shows up for these writers.

The more you know about how intuition works the more likely you are to recognize it in your own life. And, the more you follow your intuition the more confident you will become in trusting it and the more successful you will be in your life.

Intuitive guidance for relationships:

My husband and I were having issues early in our marriage.  We were butting heads and our arguments seemed to be getting worse.

I had reached the point where I had had enough and was ready to walk.

Just before I told my husband that I was done, something stopped me.  I suddenly realized that I was following a pattern.  I started to see how I had done this in every other relationship I had ever had.

I remember the voice of my intuition saying to me quite firmly, “Not this time.  Stay.  Learn something.  You can always leave later.  For now, stay.”

It was tough to stay but I did.  For the first time in my life I realized that I had to work on myself.  The problems in my life weren’t always someone else’s fault.

If I kept experiencing the same kinds of relationship issues, regardless of who I was with or where I lived, then I must be a big part of it.  Like Jon Kabat-Zinn says, “Wherever you go, there you are.”

I put my relationship on hold while I saw a therapist and did some deep work on myself.  The more I changed, the more my husband seemed to change into the person I had been looking for.

Our marriage improved.  Since then, I’ve never stopped looking deeper into myself, seeking opportunities for changing myself into the person I’ve been looking for.

My intuition was right.

–Paige BurkesSimple Mindfulness

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Intuitive guidance about your life path:

I’ve been getting a lot of signs and synchronicity lately about what to do next with my business for the next 3 months while I’m visiting home. I’m not sure of the outcome yet because it’s still in the making, but I got invited to be a co-author in a book series about soulful relationships or conscious business. When I checked it out, the buy in price just didn’t seem worth it. I knew that I could invest in myself for cheaper and probably make more money. My intuition was telling me this is a gentle nudge to write my OWN book instead. 

Then, I received a random email from someone who saw my website. Those emails are few and far between… It’s been months since I’ve received one. He mentioned how my involvement in past client work with Cheryl Strayed lead him to her book “Wild” and thanked me for the (indirect) connection. I took that as another synchronous sign that it’s time to write my own memoir about my walking journey, which is all about my soulful relationship. Tie that in to ‘conscious business’ and I’ve got an Eat, Pray, Love-ish memoir + biz guide! This feels like the energetically right next thing to do.
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Intuitive guidance simplifies everyday life:
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My niece is getting married in a few weeks and I’ve been putting off shopping for a dress.
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I’m not one of those women who enjoys shopping or shops as a pass time. I usually spend time in a mall at a department store only when I absolutely must.
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I told myself months ago not to panic and that when the time came to buy a dress I would feel the urge or get a sign that it was time to go to the mall.
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With only a few weeks to spare I was starting to get nervous. The “urge” to shop had not yet descended upon me!
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Last weekend – it finally came. I had an urge to go to Macy’s Department store – which is funny as I had been thinking all along that I would go to Lord & Taylor’s to find my dress. But no – it was a very clear urge to go to Macy’s so I went.
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On the way there I suddenly heard this very clear directive, “Go with the navy blue dress!”
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Again this was funny as all along I had been picturing myself in a completely different color; a shimmery copper long dress.
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Well, don’t you know that the first dress I saw when I reached the fancy dress department was a navy blue cocktail dress? I liked it right away and “knew” it was going to look well on me.
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I also saw a beautiful long copper colored dress and took that one and an armful of other dresses into the dressing room with me. Although I tried them all on – nothing could beat that navy blue cocktail dress which had been the first one I tried on.
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I was actually a bit disappointed as the copper dress was exactly the kind of dress I had been imagining all along but it didn’t flatter me at all – not like the blue dress anyway.
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I ended up buying the short blue cocktail dress and a great pair of comfortable black patent leather heels and now I am all set for the wedding that is just six weeks away. What a relief.
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While I did spend three hours at the mall had I listened to my intuition from the beginning and tried only the navy blue dress I would have been in and out of there in less than an hour.
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–Angela Artemis – PoweredbyIntuition
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Never argue with that little voice you hear. It always steers you right!
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What intuitive guidance have you received in your life? Did you listen? What happened? Share your story with us in the comments.
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