Following Intuition Doesn’t Mean You’ll Never Face Challenges in Life

Following Intuition Doesn’t Mean You’ll Never Face Challenges in Life

“When we face challenging circumstances in our lives, we can to turn to intuition for help, comfort, and guidance. That is the reason why we have our intuition in the first place.” –A. Artemis, The Intuition Principle

Let your intuition be your guide through challenges

Following your intuition doesn’t mean that your life will be free of challenges.

I can’t stress this enough. Intuition isn’t a magic pill or a cure all. I wrote about this in “The Intuition Principle.”

Intuition is a way to receive guidance from the wisest part of yourself. Some people refer to this wise part as their “higher self” and others attribute the information to their “spirit guides.” Really, it doesn’t matter what you call it as long as you realize that this source of knowledge exists and is available to you.

Use intuition to solve problems in your life

Tapping into your intuition will help you make better decisions in your life and that will alleviate many problems from occurring in the first place.

When you make the right decisions in the first place you experience more joy and success overall. It’s the wrong decisions we make in life that cause our problems. Following your intuition will also lead you back to the path of peace and sanity when you find yourself facing challenging circumstances.

But nothing, not even following your intuition, can ever prevent all problems and challenges from ever arising in your life.

The myth of the perfect life

If you look behind the curtain of any celebrity who appears to have it all you’ll find that they too face difficulties and challenges in their lives.

Dealing with problems is a universal part of life

The fact of the matter is that life is about growth. And growth takes place when you are challenged. People who live a “charmed life” are usually pretty shallow. They haven’t developed the depth that comes with dealing with challenges. When you learn how to deal with your problems that is when you grow the most in character and competence.

“I wish I knew then what I know now.”

The experiences you master as you go through life teach you what to do to get the results you want and what not to do as well. You learn by your mistakes and hopefully do not repeat them over and over for the rest of your life.

If you’re one of those people who has made the same mistake again and again – take heart. You are not alone. It happens to most people. It usually takes a few times of making the same mistake for many of us to learn.

Repetition is the mother of invention

If you’ve identified a pattern of mistake that you’ve made over and over, the good news is that now that you know the pattern you can change it. The reason you repeated the mistake over and over is only because you weren’t yet ready to change. You may have been held back by fears and your own limiting beliefs. When you are ready to transform your life nothing will stop you.

Why problems and challenges arise

A. You are not perfect. From time to time you will make mistakes and wrong decisions that will create problems in your life.

B. You are not the only player on the stage in your life. Sometimes wires get crossed. Misunderstanding happen that lead to problems in relationships.

C. As you’ve grown you’ve become more enlightened but, you weren’t always that way. You may have done or said things in your past that are still coming home to roost. You have to deal with the consequences of your previous actions.

D. You allow your fears to take the reigns of your life. This creates huge challenges too. I know because I did it for years. Fears are the result of limiting or wrong beliefs. Who hasn’t got those?

E. You blatantly ignore your intuition and favor your ego. You don’t trust yourself enough to know what feels right or good for you. You operate under the assumption that others know better or what society dictates is better.

F. You continually resist change and/or facing your problems. You fear  you aren’t competent to deal with the challenges you face. Whatever we resist persists.  Until you surrender to what is and deal with the challenge head on and learn the lesson from it that you’re supposed to learn – it will continually present itself over and over again in your life.

How to use your intuition to your greatest advantage

1. Learn how to go within and hear your own intuitive wisdom. Meditation is the best way to cultivate your intuition. Make it a part of every day.

2. Develop the habit of not making big decisions until you check in with your gut. How many times have you said “yes” to something too quickly only to have second thoughts about it later? Take some time check in with your gut.

3. Take your feelings seriously. If something feels “funny” or not right to you – there is a reason. Get out of the habit of discounting your feelings. This is how your intuition communicates vital information to you. Feelings are the “short-hand” of intuition.

4. Respect your dreams. Dreams are one of the easiest ways to receive intuitive guidance. Create the intention to recall your dreams. Ask for specific guidance from a dream every night before going to sleep and you will get it.

5. When times get tough – journal. You would be surprised at how much wisdom resides within you.

Get a notebook and write a short description of the problem you’re dealing with.  After that relax and close your eyes. Allow yourself to write whatever comes to mind. Don’t look at it (you can keep your eyes closed or just look away) and don’t edit it. Keep writing until you feel in your gut that you’re finished. Put it away for a day or two. When you read it you will be amazed at your own words of wisdom.

6. Apply your intuition. Once you receive intuitive guidance act upon it. This is where I made a lot of mistakes in my life. I got the “answers” but, was afraid to take action. You’ve got to use it – or the moment is gone. The opportunity dries up.

If you receive an answer intuitively that is only the beginning. The next step is to put it into practice by taking action otherwise it of no use to you in your life. Once you put your intuition into practice the next step is to keep the faith – to keep going until you “arrive” at your destination. Be prepared this will take effort and may take a while but, most good things do.

Remember, following your intuition will never prevent all problems from entering your life but, it is one of the greatest tools to have in your tool box. With it you can find a solution to most any problem – provided you are willing to do what it takes to apply the solution.

Can you see how using your intuition can help you to solve the problems in your life? Has your intuition ever guided you back from calamity?

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Spiritual Connection & The Attunement Process

Spiritual Connection & The Attunement Process

There is no logical way to the discovery of elemental laws. There is only the way of intuition, which is helped by a feeling for the order lying behind the appearance. –Albert Einstein

Spirit Guide drawing

Today I’m pleased to share an enlightening guest post about connecting to your spirit guides through the attunement process from Julie Barrett.

What is “an attunement?”  

To attune means to adjust or become accustomed to, or bring into harmony.  In the spiritual sense, it is a formal introduction to those in the spirit realm who are on your spiritual team and who will work with you in accessing intuitive guidance.

If you’ve ever looked into Reiki or at intuitive development courses, you’ve probably noticed that the instructors offer an attunement as the centerpiece of the program.

The teacher works with spirit to design a “secret key” for entry into this realm for the student.  Even though intuition is open to everyone, there are certain ways of accessing that information that are passed down from person to person.  It’s a bit like being in a secret society – it grants permission to enter.

The purpose of an attunement

The purpose of an attunement for a professional intuitive is to introduce you to your Akashic Records Guide, otherwise known as a Conduit Guide. This guide has been present but lain dormant until such time as you hear the call as a healer or teacher who is meant to do intuitive work for others.

In the vast sea of the Universal Collective Consciousness, or Akashic Records, there exists the record of everything that has ever occurred.  In order to access the right record with the correct information, you need a Guide.  This is the entity which directs you to accurate information, swiftly.

An attunement to meet your Spirit Guides provides you with a mechanism to do so.  It’s not that you cannot do that on your own – it’s just that if you have tried and feel you’ve failed, you can set the intention to meet them.

An attunement led by a teachor provides you with that extra “spark”; the professional assistance that helps you leap you over what you previously thought of as a hurdle.

How the process of attunement works

Typically, an attunement is done through a guided meditation.  You close your eyes, clear your chakras, ground and protect yourself, and listen to the voice of someone who has gone before you guide you to that exact right place you need to go to have access to your guides in Spirit.  You will be instructed to bring “power objects” of your choosing.  These are items such as crystals, pendulums, and oracle cards that will be “charged” during the attunement so that they may be used going forward to do readings for others or for yourself.  Holding or touching your Power Objects instantly bring you to “that place” where you recall your attunement and are in immediate contact with your guides.

Why attunement is needed

An attunement brings you into a universal structure or language that has been used for centuries.  The experience is magical and often is the place where you have your first true contact with spirit.  They have been right beside you all along, but it is through an attunement that you recognize them, often for the first time.  This is where you have the opportunity to see, hear, feel and communicate directly with them.

You can meet your guides on your own, but you cannot give yourself an attunement.  An attunement is appropriate for anyone who wants to connect with their guides for personal or professional reasons, such as performing intuitive readings for friends, family and clients.  Consider it an introduction into a new world – once you are “in”, you can take it from there and explore vast new worlds, previously unseen.

Proof of the attunement

It is common to ask your guides for physical evidence that the attunement “worked” – a confirmation here in the physical world that the experience was not a product of your imagination.  You may get a gift from Spirit, such as an object or a repeating of your guide’s name here in the physical.

What to expect after an attunement

After an attunement, you can expect to see the world with new eyes.  Everything is not as it seems, and for most people this is their first true introduction into the world of spirit.  It is proof.  It is evidence.  It is one thing for someone to tell you that Spirit Guides really exist, but it is quite another thing to have your own personal experience!  You will become aware that your guides have been with you all along, and begin to see the way you can form a personal relationship with them, similar to a friendship.

Have you ever experienced an attunement? What was it like and how did it affect your life afterward? Share with us in the comments.

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Julie Barrett, intuitive, is a teacher of spiritual development, signs and synchronicity. Visit her blog,  A Clear Sign where she writes about intuition and spirituality, especially signs and synchronicity – which are evidence of your own spiritual team speaking to you and providing you with guidance and protection. If attunement sounds like just what you need – do yourself a favor and check out Julie’s new in-depth intuitive mentoring program – Psychic Sparks – here

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