Free Intuition Training: Do the Opposite and Find Your Purpose
I first realized I was “different” when I was eight.
My sister, best friend and I were outside playing. My friend nonchalantly mentioned, “Did you know that XXX’s Daddy died?” I immediately heard a “voice” say, “He died of liver disease” which I repeated to my sister and best friend.
Later I told my mother that XXX’s Daddy had died of “liver disease.”
I recall my mother’s reaction as she demanded I tell her, “Who told you that?”
It was clear she was angry that I knew this which, I didn’t understand. I tried to tell her that I just “knew” but she wouldn’t believe me. She kept asking who told me?
She thought I was lying which upset me but I didn’t know what to say. I didn’t know who spoke to me in my mind? It was very confusing to an 8 year old.
I also understand now that back then people didn’t talk about alcoholism. It was taboo. My mother wasn’t so much angry at my “knowing” as she was worried about me going around the neighborhood saying that this man had died of “liver disease.”
Now I know that “voice” was my intuition. At 8 years old I had never heard that word. All I knew was that there was something different about me and how I got information that my mother thought was “wrong” so clearly it must be, right?
This started my life long struggle with trusting and following my intuition.
When I began my journey of sharing how listening to my intuition would impact my life five years ago (January 9th was PbI’s 5 year anniversary) I had no idea where I was headed.
My plan was to do the “opposite” of what I had been doing my entire life and chronicle how it affected me in my new blog: Powered by Intuition (which was originally called Mystic Musings & Meditations).
By 2010 I’d had enough of making the wrong decisions and being unhappy. I decided that from that moment on I would listen to my intuition for every single solitary decision I made.
I had gone into the wrong career, studied the wrong subject in college, married the wrong person, not gone on all the adventures I dreamed of like living in Europe and on and on and as a result I was stuck in a life I didn’t like at all. I realized that the problem was that I hadn’t followed my heart–my intuition. I had listened to other people for fear of making mistakes, being wrong and done what I thought “rational” and “sensible” people did instead.
Following my intuition from now on would be own my experiment of “doing the opposite.”
If you’re a Seinfeld fan you might recall the episode where George Costanza decides to do the exact opposite of what he’d been doing his whole life. He realized that every decision he made in his life had been wrong so, he does the opposite and and his life turns around.
So how has five years of following my intuition turned out?
Pretty good. The more I followed my intuition the more great things came into my life.
Of course, there were time I ignored it and made mistakes but every mistake only made it easier to listen the next time.
It led to my becoming a published best-selling author, speaker and mentor teaching others how to find their purpose and how to create a lifestyle business like mine around their purpose if they so choose.
Teaching others how to follow their intuition to create lives of meaning and purpose by living “The Intuition Principle” deeply fulfills me and is what makes me the happiest.
So here’s to five years of intuition led living!
To celebrate this milestone I’d like to give something special to the Powered by Intuition community.
I’m offering a Free Three Week Class to help you get clear on what your intuition is telling you. I’ll share how I got here and how you can get here too! There will be tons of time to ask your questions and it will be great fun spending time together.
Enroll in the free class to learn: How to interpret what your intuition is saying, create your big life vision around it and how to take action to MAKE 2015 THE YEAR YOU CHANGE YOUR LIFE BY DOING THE OPPOSITE TOO!
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Do you live for Saturdays?
Do you live for the days when you’re not at work?
If so, that’s a clear sign that you’re not fulfilled by the work you do.
So many people live by going through the motions on Monday through Friday wishing that time away just waiting for Saturdays or, even worse retirement.
If you work for 50 years before you retire you will have wished nearly 33 years of your life away. And if you retire at 68 and live to be 85 that’s not much living is it?
That’s an astonishing amount of time to wish away, don’t you think? There is a better way.
Do you work you love and stop wishing time away
The way to finding work you love entails some nitty gritty work but in the long run it’s worth it. Find out what you love doing and figure out a way to make a living doing it.
The are ways to take what you have spent years mastering because you love it and use all that stored knowledge to make a living at it. People are hungry to learn what you have devoted 20 – 30 years to master.
Do you think you are the only one with a burning passion about say, photography, knitting, building furniture, permaculture or whatever you can think of? No, of course not. But you ARE the one who has devoted 20 -30 years learning everything there is to know about it. That gives you a marketable skill you can monetize.
What if you don’t know what you love?
There are ways to solve that problem too. What I have found from working with many clients is that they always know. Deep down they’ve heard their intuition whispering in their ear. But they’ve buried this knowledge out of fear of what others might say or insecurities about their own worthiness to act upon it.
Your true calling is not hiding from you
Here’s an easy tip to find your calling: If you ask the people who know you best, “What do you think I’m passionate about and really good at?’ they’ll spit it right out. It’s that obvious to everybody but you!
How long will you wait?
How much time will you let pass before you act upon your calling? I can tell you from my own experience waiting for years or decades to do something about it is downright painful.
Take back your power and stop living for Saturday
Start now. Tomorrow is too late.
Here’s how to start looking forward to each and every day:
1. Take assessment. What you have become a self-taught expert in that people would pay you to learn in a short amount of time what it took you 20-30 years to learn? Make a list of these self-acquired talents now.
2. Eliminate the ones that do not light you up. Quick! Cross them right off – no second guessing yourself.
3. How many talents that you love are you left with? Make a nice new list of the ones that are left.
4. Review the new short list. Are these talents related? Can you find some way to weave them together? If so do that now. If you are only left with one that makes it even easier.
5. Brainstorm on the result. Take this expertise that people would pay you for to learn and start brainstorming ways that you can begin doing just that!
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The #1 Mistake You’ve Been Making That Blocks Your Intuition
Have you ever made a decision based on a fear that if you didn’t do this one thing you’d miss out on something?
If you relate to this story you might be making this mistake too.
A coaching client* mentioned that she was having doubts about a man she was in the early stages of a relationship with.
This lovely woman was divorced and happy to be free from a terrible marriage. After her divorce she moved clear across the country to get as far away from her ex as possible. She loved her new home, neighbors and job and met a nice new man not long after moving.
Things seemed to be perfect at first. He was a widower with several grown children living near the Gulf Coast. He loved his family and spoke about how close they all were. They had many interests in common and he was respectful and took things slow which my client appreciated. He was worldly, having traveled to many different countries and had many stories to share. He loved the opera and the arts and volunteering at charity organizations.
She was in heaven! Who had sent this angel of a man to her?
Since meeting him she had been coaching with me to find her life purpose. She wanted to create a new life that she loved now that she’d escaped her unhappy marriage. During our sessions she’d been updating me on her progress with him.
Every session she asked me if I got any “vibes” about him.
I did. And, they weren’t good. I didn’t see it being a “happily ever after scenario.”
I got the feeling that he was hiding things from her and that he wasn’t what he appeared to be. I also got a strong feeling that she should be very cautious with him.
As it turned out one day he picked up and moved to the Gulf Coast. He told her via text that he missed his children and decided to move back to where they lived. She was disappointed but, I was relieved.
She attributed his inability to be open and share with her as a sign of caring for her feelings. She believed he had been planning on moving back to where his children lived for some time and that he hadn’t told her to spare her feelings.
I saw what he had done as devious and very controlling. He toyed with her and then left her flat. I didn’t like the vibes I got from that at all.
A few weeks later she told me that she’d been texting with him since he moved. He wants her to come and visit him but not right now……he is quite busy, he says, because the g-men are after him. Years ago he got into trouble with the law and ever since he has been hounded by the government so, he has to keep a low profile and keep on moving and cannot even see his children.
Okay, now I have to call a spade a spade right so I say, “This person is a paranoid weirdo. Cut off all contact – now!”
“But, what if it’s true? Except for this he is really nice.”
Now this is where the #1 Intuition blocking mistake comes in……
“Tell me,” I ask, “what does your gut say about him?”
“Well, it sounds kind of fishy to me too.”
“How fishy?” I ask.
“Mmm, pretty fishy – like whack job fishy.” She pauses and then says, “I texted him back after a couple of days of this stuff and told him I didn’t believe him.”
“So, then why are you considering keeping the lines of communication open?” I ask.
“‘Cause maybe, you know, he might be telling the truth and there are a lot of things about him I like.”
And there is the #1 Mistake: Fear of Missing Out on Something
What was happening was that my client was afraid that she was going to miss out if she let this guy go. She was letting her fear and belief in lack override her intuition – which was right on the money. Instead of believing in herself and her worthiness and that there are plenty of fish in the sea she is holding onto to this one stinky fish!
She knew what her gut was saying was true all along or she wouldn’t have kept asking me what my vibes were on this guy. She didn’t want to be right. If she was right she would have to walk away from someone who was paying attention to her.
See how we deceive ourselves when we make the #1 mistake that blocks our intuition: Fear missing out on something?
3 Tips to avoid making the #1 mistake that blocks your intuition:
1. Get clear on why you want what you want. Ask yourself if you’re attached to the outcome? If so why?
2. Trust your gut. It always knows! If you feel something is amiss it is, whether you can prove it or not. That’s your spidey sense.
3. Never do something because you fear that if you don’t you’ll miss out and never get another chance. When we make any decision from a place of fear instead of confidence and strength our judgement is compromised.
How have you been blocking your intuition by being afraid you’ll miss out. Is it really true? Will you miss out? Share in the comment section.
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*The client’s personal details have been changed to protect her privacy.
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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.
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.
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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“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” –Henry David Thoreau
Today I’m delighted to share my conversation with Melody Fletcher of the Deliberate Receiving. Melody is an expert in the Law of Attraction.
If you’re not reading her blog you’re missing out on some awesome information. Today Melody shares three of her best tips with us for activating and utilizing the Law of Attraction in our lives.
Here is the “cliff notes” version of our conversation but, you really ought to listen to the whole thing to get all the benefits of what Melody shares with us.
1. You have to pay attention to you how you feel. Your emotions indicate whether you are moving in the right direction in your life or not.
We have been taught to not acknowledge our emotions and to suppress them. But, our emotions tell us whether we are moving in the right direction in our lives or not. We should be honoring the choices that feel better rather than those that make us feel bad. Allow your emotions of enthusiasm, exuberance, unconditional love and joy to lead your decisions. Pursue activities that create these emotions and you will manifest a life of joy.
2. Instead of complaining about something ask yourself, “What would I want instead?”
When you switch from complaining to focusing on what you want it completely changes your mindset to a more positive frame of mind. When you ask yourself what you want instead you are sending a “memo” to the Universe saying that you no longer desire to engage in situations that annoy or upset you. Shift gears from being upset to talking about what you want and you will feel better and when you feel better you will begin to turn your life around. Having positive emotions and feeling better is your first manifestation. Nothing can come into your life unless it is a vibrational match. The more often you do this the sooner you will see changes in your physical reality. When you change the way that you feel your life will change around you.
3. Learn to quiet the mind so you can focus on feeling good and on what you want in your life.
You can raise your vibration and have a “party in your head” by visualizing what you what you want in your life. The joy you feel during this “mind journey” will translate into positivity that affects your life for the better. By exuding an emotional frequency that matches what you focus upon internally – your outer life will reorder itself with situations that match your new higher emotional frequency.
Meditation is a great tool to help you attune to feeling good and the vibration of what it is you wish manifest in your life. Guided meditation is an excellent way to allow your mind to slow down and relax by focusing on listening to the narrator.
To create the happy life you want that you can look back on with no regrets get in touch with your emotions, stop complaining and focus on what you want and how that will make you feel.
To hear the full interview click on this link.
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Melody Fletcher is an expert in the Law of Attraction. Her website is Deliberate Receiving. Melody doesn’t believe that spirituality or personal development have to be so damn serious all the time. She helps people to finally make sense of LOA, and to remember who they really are, so they can annoy their friends and co-workers with their new-found happiness. http://www.deliberatereceiving.com/
Guess what? Today is the first day of “The Intuition Principle: How to Attract the Life You Dream Of,” Book Tour.
Nearly 40 generous online entrepreneurs have graciously offered to host me and my book on their websites for the next 30 days. I’m so excited about bringing my book to the world and so thankful to each of them.
Check out these fabulous bloggers and their articles/interview with me/review of the book here:
Day 1: http://www.zen-mama.com/2012/05/ever-wondered-what-intuition-is-and-how-to-use-it/
Day 2: http://www.jodichapman.com/2012/05/15/ready-to-tap-into-your-intuition-an-interview-a-book-giveaway/
Day 3: http://www.vidyasury.com/2012/05/activate-your-inner-gps-your-intuition.html#.T7UGCUVYt50
Day 3: http://theboldlife.com/2012/05/the-intuition-principle-interview-and-giveaway/
Day 4: http://hanofharmony.com/the-intuition-principle-an-interview-with-angela-artemis/
Some of them are offering a giveaway of my book too!