Developing Intuition When You Feel like You’re Making It Up

Developing Intuition When You Feel like You’re Making It Up

Do you ever feel as if you’re making you’re intuition up?

If you do you’re not alone. This is a very common feeling.

When I work with students one of the first things they say as they begin to get images, symbols and words/phrases is, “I feel like I’m making this up!” And actually this is a good thing, but it’s also a double-edged sword.

When you feel as if you’re making it up this shows that the information that is coming to you is not coming from your own memory or preset beliefs. When the images, symbols and words/phrases that pop into your mind are surprising you are getting information that was not previously known to you, and that’s why you feel as if you’re making it up.

The information in whatever form it comes, whether it is seen visually in the mind’s eye or heard audibly within the mind is not something you were previously thinking about, so it just drops into your awareness very suddenly. This is why I’ve always referred to this type of information as a “download” as it comes from outside of you. To feel as if you’re making it up is a good sign of your progress in developing your intuition.

There is a downside to getting the feeling that you’re making it up, and it’s this; many times when you feel as if you’re making up the images, symbols and words/phrases you get you’ll sensor yourself. This means you’ll hold back and not share this information as you believe “you made it up” and therefor it’s incorrect. But 99.9 percent of the time you’ll learn later that it was actually correct. It’s a painful lesson in learning to trust what you get intuitively especially when it’s surprising, but this is how you learn.

It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been working to develop your intuition and psychic abilities either. I still have moments when I feel as if I’m making it up and I don’t trust the information. I’ll give you an example. In a recent mediumship reading I heard a name that I was reluctant to share because my rational mind kicked in. Now, I had not been thinking of this name and it WAS a surprise, however I immediately assumed this was too stereotypical of a name for the nationality of the person I was reading and didn’t say it. (For example hearing the name Nick if I was reading for a person of Greek heritage and assuming it couldn’t be right because it’s so common). I didn’t share the name and of course, it turned out to be the correct name. This is how the rational mind trips you up.

So how do you overcome the feeling of making up your intuition? Here are three important tips:

  1. Practice! Do not ever stop practicing. Join an Intuition Development Group. Developing your intuition and psychic abilities is a life-long journey that takes time, practice and perseverance. There is no such thing as instant mastery.
  2. Meditate every day. I can’t stress this enough. There is no better way to learn how to differentiate between the information you get from your rational mind and that of your intuition and psychic abilities than by going within. This will sharpen your intuition – absolutely.
  3. Let go of your fear of being wrong. This is the most difficult thing to learn to do. If the information that comes to you “surprises” you – trust it and share it. Try to adopt an attitude of play when you’re getting the information. NO ONE is right all the time – no matter what you see on TV shows about psychics. They edit out all the mistakes. Never forget that. So stop being so hard on yourself and enjoy the process!

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Why is Love All There Is?

Why is Love All There Is?

Why is love all there is? Have you ever thought about this?

In January of 1998 I had a profound spiritually transformative experience. In the middle of the night I was awakened by an aunt who had made her transition three weeks earlier. She came to tell me to, “love more.” And, during her visit I was enveloped in the most indescribable love I have ever felt. It was far beyond human love. The only word that might possibly describe it is celestial. I was so high from this love I don’t think my feet touched the ground for a week. Years later, from my research I learned that it can take up 20 years to process and integrate a spiritually transformative experience, and here it was happening to me right on cue.

In 2018, I began to focus on this topic of “love being all there is” when it occurred to me that the depression I had been experiencing wasn’t so much a depression, as it was homesickness. I longed to feel that amazing “celestial” love again. Where had it gone? Why couldn’t I feel it again?

One morning I was meditating when I had a flash of insight about this phrase. It came to me that “love is all there is” because at our core we are drops of eternal divine intelligence, or God having a human experience through each of us. This loving intelligence animates life and is the eternal force that leaves when the body expires. It loves us as self, as we are all one and the same in essence. And, it is ALL there is because without it there could be no-thing.

As part of our human experience we forget who we really are. The emotional problems of life in a physical body blot out the awareness of this love. But, when we make our transition out of the physical world we are freed from this build-up of emotions and we experience the truth again, and that amazing love again. This is why many spiritually transformative experiences have an element of unity consciousness or divine love to them. In that blissful moment we are freed from the layer of “forgetfulness” to experience that love really is all there is.

We can manage the “emotional build-up” and strengthen our connection to divine love every day if we practice meditation. Having a daily practice of meditation allows us to get quiet and see where the “build-up” is, so we know what part of our lives need attention. We may never have the blow-out high of a spiritually transformative experience, but at least we know the truth that we are all headed home, and when we get there we will bask in the full force of that amazing love that cannot be described.

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Getting Messages from Deceased Loved Ones Through Dreams

Getting Messages from Deceased Loved Ones Through Dreams

Have you been wishing that your deceased loved one would send you a message through a dream?

One of the most common ways that afterdeath communication takes place is through dreams.

It’s not unusual to have what is known as a “visitation dream” in the first few years after a loved one has crossed over. A “visitation dream” is characterized by how real the experience feels and how it stands out in your memory even years later. The love you feel during a visitation dream is palpable and the message touches your heart. Visitation dreams happen spontaneously. They are definitely a wonderful surprise gift from heaven!

But what happens when you’re loved one has been gone for a long time and you still wish to have contact with them? Is it possible?

The answer is yes.

If you wish to communicate there are a few simple steps you can take to send up flare that will get their attention.

I did this recently with my father. Since his passing I’ve been taking care of my mother who is turning 90 in 6 months. She is not an easy person to deal with and often more critical than appreciative of my efforts. Getting older is not easy as I’m learning first-hand through the experience of being her caretaker. I’m not blaming my mother for being difficult to please just stating a fact. I wondered if my father knew that I was doing my best with my mother?

It took nearly two months, but I did get a message from him in a recent dream. This dream was not a “visitation” but an answer to my request to hear from him on this subject..

Let me share the dream with you then I’ll give you the steps to follow to communicate with your deceased loved one.

Dream: I was walking on the side walk past the backyard of the house I grew up in at around 7 am. It was early on a Saturday morning and the street was quiet and no one was outside. I had just reached the hedge-lined pathway that would take me from the the sidewalk to the back patio when the back door opened and out came my father. He was carrying a brown cushion pet bed. He walked across the patio to the pathway and bent down and placed the pet bed on the path between the hedges. If I wasn’t standing at the edge of the path there would have been no way I would have seen that pet bed on the ground as it was completely hidden between the hedges.

As he stood he looked up and our eyes met. The edges of his mouth curled up in a slight impish grin.

I immediately knew that he was embarrassed to have been caught doing this kind act for stray animals. My father was a kind man and always eager to help people and animals. He never advertised his deeds – he just did them.

I believe he was telling me that while he is aware that I’m doing my best that I should not expect any recognition from my mother or anyone else. I should quietly continue to do what I’ve been doing just for the sake of knowing it’s the right thing to do like he would have done.

So I did get answer from my father after all.

Would you like to get an answer about something in your life from a deceased love one?
Try following these three simple steps:
  1. Be clear on what you want to know. Don’t send out a jumble of questions or requests. Narrow it down and focus on that one thing you want answered.
  2. Create the intention that you wish to hear from them in a dream. Every night when you go to bed be sure you have a pad and a pen on your bedside table. Say out loud, “I want to have dream communication with XX where they answer this (insert your question).”
  3. Talk to them frequently during the day – out loud. I find the best time to do this is when I’m in the car alone. I tell them to take a ride with me and imagine they are sitting in the passenger seat. Then I explain that I want to hear from them and I would like it if they replied to my question in a dream I intend to have that evening.

NOTE: It may take a couple of days or even weeks to have and recall your dream. It’s very important not to give up. It’s also important to keep your wits about you each and every day after you make your request to communicate with your loved one. They may try to get your attention in other ways to share the answer with you using signs and symbols during the day.

That’s it! Set the intention. Communicate this intention clearly to your loved one during the day. Go to sleep.

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When Intuition Disappears – Answering Readers’ Questions

When Intuition Disappears – Answering Readers’ Questions

Today I’m opening the Powered by Intuition Mailbag and answering a question from a subscriber whose “Intuition has disappeared.”

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QUESTION:
“I’ve had ‘The Family Gift’ since my parents first recognized I knew things that I shouldn’t be able to know when I was around 3 years old.  However, almost a year ago, on December 9th, I lost my father to Cancer and he was also coerced by my stepmom to write me out of his will, which devastated and hurt me deeply!  I COMPLETELY SHUT DOWN!
Now I rarely feel, hear or see my invisible friends at all! How Can I overcome this obstacle, if it’s possible to do so. I have forgiven my Dad but the hurt won’t go away and I feel it is blocking me tremendously!
Any advice would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!!”
Sincerely
MB, Alabama, USA
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ANSWER:
Dear MB,
I’m sorry to learn of your father’s passing and that you were cut out of your father’s will. I can understand how hurt you must have been. I’m glad you’ve forgiven your father though. This is a great question.
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When we feel hurt, as you indicated in your email we can absolutely block our intuition. The pain caused by what we interpret to be a rejection is deeply wounding and traumatizing. Inside we may be thinking things such as, “I’m not worthy.” Or, “I could have not done this, or I should have done this instead” and we feel responsible for our loved one turning against us. Guilt is a huge block to Intuition. It’s a heavy burden and block that can and will affect many areas of our life. It can even affect our health and suppress the immune system if we believe that we deserve to be punished.
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Regardless of whatever our role may have been (or not been) going over the “what if” scenario again and again will keep the pain in the present moment and keep us stuck in a vicious cycle of beating ourselves up for something that we now cannot change. Forgiving your father, your stepmom and yourself are the vital first steps to take. Of course, I understand that this is easier said than done. Daily meditation and reflection on loving them and yourself and stating that you are open to forgive will help pave the way for the pain to recede so you’re no longer a prisoner of the past and these painful emotions.
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If you do feel in any way responsible for the outcome you might choose to “punish” yourself by suppressing what you call the “family gift.” If you feel that you deserve to be cast out from the family you might also feel on a subconscious level that you don’t deserve to have the family gift. It may also be a temporary symptom caused by the pain and grief you’re processing from the loss of your father in addition to the feelings of being rejected by being cut from his will.
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Emotions are energy and deep pain and grief are very powerful ones. If you have read Dr. Hawkin’s book, Power vs. Force, you will be aware that every emotion corresponds to a frequency. The “higher” the frequency the more light and positive life force is contained within the emotion. This is why we are always trying to “raise our vibration.” The emotions that are denser are heavier ones such as grief and what we might call “negative” emotions.
Heavy/dense emotions do not contain as much “light.” All living creatures emit light or biophotons that can be seen under laboratory conditions. This light emission decreases when the organism is unhealthy and obviously stops when the organism dies. So when we are processing dense emotions our bodies are not in top form. Rather than traveling the bodies’ energy system and recirculating after being processed these dense emotions can get trapped. This sluggishness in the free flow of our life energy, creates what we refer to as “blocks.”
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4 Steps to Raise Your Vibration and Clear Your Intuition Blocks:

1. Set aside 20 minutes a day to practice peace, love and gratitude.
Feel grateful for what you do have and review all that you do have instead of what you missed out on by being excluded from your father’s will. Feel love for your father and if at first it’s hard to feel love toward your stepmom, feel gratitude toward her for being there to take care of your father during his bout with cancer.
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2. See yourself immersed in a still pond of peace. 
Focus on feeling as if this watery peace is being absorbed through your skin into every cell of your body. Feel this peace traveling through every vein in your body. See it bathing every organ. Start from the bones in your feet and see it washing and soothing everything it touches all the way up to the top of your head.
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3. Send out love and gratitude. 
Feel the cleansing peace being released back into the world through your every breath as self-love and gratitude. See a golden bubble of pure light surrounding you, your father and stepmom. Feel how much love you have for yourself, your Dad and stepmom. Feel the gratitude at being alive and at having an opportunity to take what you’ve learned in life and try again each new day.
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4. Forgive and let go.
Years ago I practiced with a group of Sahaja yogis and the leader of this group had a mantra that I still use to this day, “I forgive. I forgive everyone including myself.” Keep repeating that. Use it throughout the day when you feel a sense of injustice or anger toward your Dad or stepmom.
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Eventually your intuition will return. It might be that at this time it’s more important to work on yourself right now rather than your intuition. These blocks may have “ballooned” now so that you have no choice but to deal with them and clear them, and most likely they were holding you back throughout your life in ways you hadn’t realized. In fact, this is probably a good thing. Clear your emotional blocks now so that you can be a fully charged clear channel for the next great chapter of your life!
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Intuition Development & Harnessing the Moment of Inspiration

Intuition Development & Harnessing the Moment of Inspiration

The moment of inspiration is THE most powerful moment to manifesting your dreams and desires.

It is the moment in time that the door of opportunity is opened widest. That’s why you must take advantage of this momentum and take action at the moment of inspiration.This is one of the ways your Intuition speaks to you – through intuitive inspiration. When it pulls you toward an opportunity there’s a reason. You can only be pulled toward something that you resonate to vibrationally because it is a matching vibration. Like always attracts like.

Those moments contain the power to propel you further toward accomplishing your goals and achieving what you desire than at any other time. You might think of them as you’re own private “splitting the atom” moments. The power released by splitting the atom is incalculable but it’s not worth a thing if you don’t harness it and let it slip through your fingers.

When you hesitate and wait….the power escapes and is lost to you forever. You forfeit this amazing opportunity and the door slams shut – fast. To manifest what you want you must allow the inspiration of what you envision creating to move you into taking ACTION. The magic to manifesting is in the moment of inspiration, so use it!

If you stop to think about all of the obstacles – you’ve already lost that momentum. Putting your attention on what you perceive to be the challenges – means that you will surely attract more challenges. It cannot be any other way. What we focus on expands. This is a basic law of the Universe. It is also why beginners often achieve what more experienced people do not. Beginners are not aware of all the pitfalls they might encounter so they jump into an opportunity with both feet and Voila! they accomplish something astounding that we attribute to “beginners luck.” But it’s not luck…it’s freedom from the grips of fear that keeps experienced people stuck.

The moment you’re inspired by an idea is the moment of its greatest power. If you don’t take action your Ego will. The longer you linger in indecisiveness and hesitate the more your ego will undermine your enthusiasm by whispering things like, “You don’t really want to to that?” and “It will never work anyway so why bother,” or “It’s not that important to you anyway.” And then you’ve talked yourself out of an opportunity to break out of your comfort zone and attract what you desire to you. This will stop you in your tracks and keep you stuck in procrastination where you are assured that NOTHING will change for the better in your life.

To walk headlong into opportunities the Universe thrusts in your path you must have a “Can do” attitude and be resourceful rather than zeroing in on all the reasons why you can’t do something. When you give into what you ‘perceive’ to be the obstacles you’re giving away your power as a creator to rise above the perceived conditions. Conditions are only conditions if you uphold them with your beliefs. If you believe you can’t do something because say, you think you can’t afford it. Guess what! You just slammed the door on an opportunity and made those conditions your reality. And the only way to change that is to change how you react.

Overcome negative reactions. Instead of allowing the door of opportunity to slam shut by immediately going into negative thinking, change how you think by asking yourself any of these SIMPLE questions: How CAN I do this? How CAN I make this happen? How CAN I afford this?

The minute you pose a question like any of those to your subconscious it will go to work digging through every file in your memory to answer the question. It will start bringing up SOLUTIONS into your conscious awareness. This is how you become resourceful and accomplish what others call miracles. They are stuck in a fear based mindset thinking things such as, “I can’t do it, It won’t work for me” and “I can’t afford it” while you’re out there doing amazing things that others marvel at! .

Successful people allow inspiration to lead them and take advantage of opportunities by being resourceful and finding ways to say YES to opportunities – when other people say they can’t afford it, or do it for any number of reasons. And that’s what opened unexpected doors to their greatest success. Achieving success is harnessing the moment of inspiration and doing IT when other people cower in fear and say there’s no way.

What are you saying No to? What will it take to be open to your inspiration and allow it to lead the way?

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New Powered by Intuition Masterclass to Develop Intuition

New Powered by Intuition Masterclass to Develop Intuition

Free On-Demand Intuition Development Master Class. Watch now – here.

Free Training: Develop Your Intuition

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The 6 Keys to Absolute Intuition You Can Trust to Confidently Make the Right Decision Every Time (Even If You Never Trusted Your Intuition Before).

This free training webinar explains how to get precise feedback from your intuition rather than vague feelings and hunches.

The biggest problem with intuition development today is that the prevailing consensus of relying upon feelings for intuitive feedback actually prevents students from getting concrete answers from their intuition. The results of relying on feelings leave people uncertain about what to do. This leads to the need to ask friends and family for their opinion and more confusion. The fact is that feelings are unreliable and change constantly.

There is a better more reliable way to get clear detailed guidance from intuition that is not reliant upon feelings. This is the subject of the Masterclass.

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The concrete process discussed in the Masterclass works for any decision but it’s particularly well suited to major life decisions such as:
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You can make the best personal decisions in less time without agonizing over them again and again. How much time, spiritual energy, and peace could you reclaim by learning to do this? How much more could you achieve in your life if you were to put an end to the fear that keeps you tethered to your comfort zone?

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How to Get More Subscribers with InterAct Quizzes

How to Get More Subscribers with InterAct Quizzes

Trying to grow your list?

I have a great tip on how to grow your list easily with qualified leads using quizzes. I created a quiz using the InterAct Quiz application. Interact makes it simple to create a quiz with their preset templates. All you need to do is formulate your questions and then choose the images to go along with them. It’s fast, easy and fun too!

And people love quizzes. Have you noticed all the quizzes on Facebook? Advertisers of all kinds from internet marketers, gurus like Tony Robbins and bloggers are using quizzes to attract qualified leads to grow their lists.

When people see a catchy headline on a quiz that promises to teach them something about themselves they simply cannot resist taking it, especially if it’s free. Think of how many times you’ve purchased a magazine at the grocery check-out just because there was an intriguing quiz on the cover.

The quiz I created using InterAct’s easy quiz template is: How Much Do You Really Trust Your Intuition. You can check it out here. It’s been performing well to bring in new subscribers with very little effort on my part. I created it just over three weeks ago and the organic traffic coming to my site from it is steadily increasing. In fact, 100 new subscribers have opted in to my list just from my sharing the quiz on Twitter and Facebook. That may not sound like a lot of people but that’s without doing any paid advertising!

My next step will be to share the quiz in a promoted post on FB and Twitter. Judging by how well the quiz is performing without spending a cent I’m excited about the prospects of how well it will do with advertising to bring in new subscribers.

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How to Use Intuition When Making Hard Decisions

How to Use Intuition When Making Hard Decisions

Do you struggle when it comes to making hard decisions in your life? 

Bill Gates once said, “Often you must rely on intuition.” I can understand why Gates said this. If you’re trying to make a hard decision too much information can paralyze your ability to make it. When there’s a mountain of never-ending data pouring in that can change quickly using your intuition to make the final call makes perfect sense. At some point you have to decide “to decide” and stop asking for more and more information, stop analyzing and stop reviewing the bottom line. You’ve got to pull the trigger and say, “Go!” And that’s exactly what a good decision-maker will do.

The elegance of intuition

Intuition is like a shortcut through the mountain so you don’t have to go all the way around it. And this is the elegance of intuition. By definition it’s defined as a grasping of the whole at once. When you have reached the point where more data and analysis confuses you that is the time to tap into your intuition and let it “sift” through all that data and spit out the answer. Often you already “know” what the right thing to do is but you ignore it and keep looking for more validation via information instead.

Becoming a great decision maker

A great decision maker will use reason and logic to consider all the information plus their sense of “inner knowing.” When their “inner knowing” concurs the decision will be made. An insecure decision maker will keep asking for more information because they never get that concurring sense of “inner knowing” or if they do, they don’t trust it. Their drive for more information and certainty will cause them to put off the decision and miss opportunities.

Greatness is having that inner knowing, trusting it, making a decision based upon it and then taking action on it without hesitating. This doesn’t mean that a great decision maker will never fail at one time or another but in general making decisions and taking action more often ensures you will make greater strides in your life toward achieving your goals. The ability to make decisions despite uncertainty is what separates the good from the great.

Stop chasing certainty

Nothing in life is 100 percent certain. Life is risky and anything can go wrong. The more comfortable you become with taking risks despite the uncertainty you feel the greater strides you’ll make and the more successful you’ll be. And the more you learn to tap into your intuition the better decision maker you’ll become.

Intuition becomes increasingly valuable in the new information society precisely because there is so much data.”          —John Naisbitt

Intuition is a sense that’s available to us, in addition to the five physical senses we normally use to navigate our lives. We can pump-up our intuition and learn to rely on it more if we choose to. We can listen to our heart, follow our excitement, heed our gut and be pulled by our passion. It just takes an intention to do so, focus and consistent practice; consistent practice being the key point. You can’t try to tune into your intuition one time and think, “It didn’t work for me,” just like you can’t lift a weight once at the gym and say that didn’t work to make you a buff god or goddess either.

The pesky little problem with intuition and decision making…

That said, there’s a problem I see with attuning to your intuition. The problem is that intuition is based on “feelings and trust.” Intuition calls for tuning into feelings of “inner knowing,” or “certainty.” Most people are so distracted that they have difficulty tuning into their “feelings” let alone trusting them! This is a definite problem when it comes to intuitive decision making.

And I know this because the top question I’ve received from readers over the seven years since I started Powered by Intuition has been, “How can I trust my intuition and know it’s not just wishful thinking?” Sometimes it’s pretty tricky to know the difference and you will make a wrong decision because of it. If you can discipline yourself to “go within” on a daily basis you can overcome the distractions and tune into your feelings more directly but the problem of feeling uncertain and not feeling confident enough to trust your intuition may still derail you. And then, there’s the lingering problem of attachment to the outcome. Many times the inaccuracy with your intuition comes from your attachment to the outcome. When you’re fixated on a particular outcome you can easily be misled.

Detachment is key

Intuition is much more accurate when you’re detached from the results. But that leads us to the next problem which is how to be detached from the results of your decisions? It’s much easier said than done especially when there’s a lot riding on the decision. If your decision is a life or death decision or can bankrupt you if you choose incorrectly you’re going to have a difficult time staying detached.

How to reconcile the dilemma of intuition and uncertainty in decision-making

The way to reconcile this dilemma is to verify your intuitive feelings, instincts and hunches with a process that ensures detachment from the outcome and validates the correct decision.

3 Step Verification Process to be certain your decisions are correct:

  1. Research the data about the problem you want to solve and review it. Do the research and analyze it and come to a decision. If you’re having trouble feeling certain about your decision choose the best logical option and move forward. The longer you delay making a decision the more chance you have of being “late to the party” and missing the window of opportunity. You’ve got to build your decision making muscle!
  2. Formulate your conclusion. Next, hand it off to your intuition to see if you get the “go” signal. You may feel the matter is “settled” or a have a calm certainty about it. If you still feel unsure and have the urge to ask other people for their opinion or constantly change your mind and vacillate between one decision or another the next step is a must for you.
  3. The last step is to use an intuitive verification process. The entire problem of not feeling sure of your intuitive feelings or whether you’re making the decision based on wishful thinking can be overcome with this process because the process itself ensures objectivity and detachment.

What is Intuitive Verification™?

Intuitive Verification™ is a process using the language of archetypes and symbolism to verify or disqualify the decision you’ve chosen before taking action upon it.

There is no better way to feel certain about a decision than to use the intuitive verification process because “seeing is believing.” This process works for any decision but it’s particularly well suited to major life decisions where there is a lot at stake. It’s best used for thoughtful decisions that are being made for the long term so, for this reason it’s a natural fit for entrepreneurs, business-owners and executives who need answers.

I’ve been using this process and it works extremely well to give you concrete answers that you can rely upon without second guessing yourself. With the practice of Intuitive Verification™ you’ll become more intuitive and a better decision-maker and it will also enhance your creativity and problem-solving skills.

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5 Intuitive Insights From Painting a Picture

5 Intuitive Insights From Painting a Picture

Have you ever been thunderstruck by an idea?

It’s as if you’ve been sleepwalking and then this idea hits you and KAPOW! suddenly, you’re awake and crystal clear about something that eluded you earlier. You know exactly how to solve a problem and what to do next and you feel positively on fire about doing so. Don’t you love when that happens? This is exactly what happened to me when I spent some time painting at an art studio that instructs groups on how to create a picture step by step.

Nurturing your creativity allows more “intuitively inspired ideas” to come to you.

Being “intuitively inspired” is the foundation of what it means to live your life “Powered by Intuition”. When you live a life powered by your intuition intuitively inspired ideas come to you frequently that help you navigate life more smoothly with fewer struggles. And we all want to live our lives in the “flow” and not in a continual battle trying to swim up current! So if you haven’t made time to nurture your intuition don’t wait, do it soon. Creative activities are an excellent way to increase the volume of your intuition.

Here are the 5 intuitive insights I had while painting a picture. (I saved the best one for last!)

5. You are special and one of a kind. Know that this is the truth about you and it is not dependent upon your achievements nor net worth.

We are absolutely unique in our expression. Seeing how each person’s painting turned out so very differently, even though we were given the exact same instructions just blew my mind. It just goes to show you how we each filter our perception of reality through our own personal lens. We cannot be carbon copies of one another no matter how hard we try.

4. Competition is an illusion. Let this notion go. It will only stifle your growth to believe in its existence.

Competition simply cannot exist when we are each so unique. Even if you and I were working to build a similar business they would be different – just like the paintings were different. Each of those businesses would filter through our personal lens and the expressions we brought forth would be completely unique to each of us.

3. Take the road less traveled. Believe in your ideas and have the courage of your convictions to carry them out.

To be a thought leader requires independent thinking. Don’t follow the crowd if you feel inspired to “paint” something your own way. Stop watching what others do and listen to your inner guidance! Watching what others do puts you on a collision course with “comparison” and second guessing of yourself. Both of these are the kiss of death for your creative genius and for reaching your potential.

2. Give up chasing perfection. It’s a major party pooper!

When you stop striving for perfection you live in the moment and enjoy what you’re doing. Do your best and surrender to the process and have fun with it. The more relaxed you are the more spontaneous and effortless the undertaking will be and the better it will turn out. Let go of control!

#1. Seeing IS believing. 

After completing my painting I took a look around the room to see everyone’s pictures. I noticed that my trees were very small in comparison with other paintings. I hadn’t wanted to obstruct the lake and mountains in the painting by making my trees too large. And then it dawned on me that I have always needed to “see far.” As a clairvoyant I “see” symbols, scenes and souls that provide the answers I get. Clairvoyance also called “second sight” can be developed.

I’m always looking to my clairvoyance for answers to verify if I’m on the right track. I trust what I “see” which is why “seeing is believing.” Most people have a very hard time distinguishing their intuition from their ego, or worrisome thoughts or wishful thinking, and I understand that. In fact, the most frequent question I received from readers over the last 7 years is, “How can I know my intuition from my other thoughts or feelings?”

And that’s when I had my “KAPOW!” moment. I knew I had to teach people to “see” their intuition rather than struggling to rely on feelings and vibes that are easy to misread. If they learned to use “second sight” to receive visual answers they would no longer be confused. So I vowed then and there to create a new program to help you do just that!

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