How To Tell the Difference Between A Psychic Thought and A Non-Psychic Thought

From Llewellyn Journal

Perhaps one of the most common questions that I am asked about psychic development is: "How do I tell the difference between true psychic impressions and insights and my own thoughts and hopeful wishes?"

This question may be the key to psychic development in a nutshell. Okay, there is a little more to it than this. However, being able to discern when you are intuiting and when you are receiving information through your thinking, finite self is a giant step in the right direction. Most psychic information comes through the same channels as non-psychic information. We intuit through our thoughts or mental intuition; through our emotions or emotional intuition; through our body or physical intuition; and through our dreams, imagination, and images or spiritual intuition.

Although it often goes by unnoticed, we tend to receive both psychic and self-generated information throughout the day. The differences between the two are often subtle and barely discernible. However, with a little practice you will begin to better identify, recognize, and be more receptive to psychic energy information.

Thought energy is the primary psychic current of mental intuition. Two of the most common psychic abilities of mental intuition are claircognizance and clairaudience. Simply knowing or becoming aware of something, without knowing how you know it, is called claircogniaznce. Clairaudience is the ability to receive energy information through an inner voice or through inner hearing and it often works in tandem with claircognizance.

Telltale Signs of Psychic Information
Although it may be subtle and at times hard to discern, there is a difference between the quality and tone of psychic thought and of self-generated thoughts. Here are a few telltale signs to help you to better identify which is which.

Non-psychic, self-generated thoughts originate in the ego and thinking mind and are driven primarily through desires, emotions, expectations, memories, our knowledge base, biases, past experiences, and beliefs. They are often linear in that one thought leads to another and another, and so one. They often arouse emotions and reinforce what we already know and believe or expect to be true. Rarely does a self-generated thought surprise us with its originality or new information.

Psychic thoughts are free of ego influences. For this reason they may seem flat, unemotional, and impersonal. Because psychic thoughts do not arouse our emotions and speak to our desires and expectations, they rarely get our attention. However, there is usually a calm awareness that accompanies them that can feel reassuring. Unlike self-generated thoughts that tend to flow into our awareness one after another and may seem scattered and unfocused, psychic thoughts are repetitive, persistent, even-toned, and unalarming. Even in situations where you might have an emotional reaction, they tend to be understated, simple, and matter of fact.

For instance, imagine one morning as you are getting ready for work the thought comes to you to call an old friend that you haven't seen in a little while. You don't pay it too much attention. However, as you sit behind your desk at work a few hours later, the thought to call this same friend again surfaces. You wonder what she is up to and decide to give her a call on the weekend. Later that evening at home the thought to call her surfaces again. This time you pick up the phone and make the call. She immediately answers and tells you that she had been thinking of you. As you catch up with one another, she mentions that there is an opening in the company where she works that you might be interested in. The position is aligned with your career goals and she remembers in the past you expressing interest in moving to her area. Later that evening you look up the job description and realize that this sounds like your dream job. Hopeful and excited you apply.

Looking back you realize that the message to call your friend fit the criteria of a psychic thought. It was persistent and matter of fact and it didn't offer any explanation as it why to call her or fill you with expectations. It was a simple repetitive statement that would've been easy to disregard and ignore.

Psychic Thought Exercise
When you become more aware and mindful of your thoughts as they spontaneously surface, your ability to quickly recognize psychic information as it flows in will increase. Confidence in your innate abilities will grow and you will be empowered to further develop and use your psychic skills.

Here is a simple exercise that will help you to better discern psychic thoughts from self-generated thoughts and receive insight and guidance into a question or concern.

To begin, think of a question or area in your life that you would like to receive energy information about. Write it down. Then write down whatever hopes, concerns, fears, potential outcomes, expectations, and anything else that comes to mind in relation to your question.

You may want to skip this step, but please don't. Success depends on clearing out as much of the self-generated and ego-based feedback and responses to your concern as possible. Writing this down gets it out of your way and allows you to be more intuitively clear and receptive. Our beliefs, desires, expectations, and other thoughts and feelings act as intuitive static. When we get our personal biases out of our head and down on paper or computer, it has less power to influence intuitive receptivity and cause confusion.

Once you feel more neutral and ready to intuit, get comfortable and begin to breathe relaxing breaths. Inhale deeply, then exhale any stress or tension. Inwardly say your question or concern as you continue to breathe. You may want to repeat your question as you continue to relax. Pay attention to any thoughts that surface. Remember, psychic thoughts are simple, concise statements. They do not arouse emotions or give explanations and details. Repetitive and matter of fact, they often seem insignificant.

When you feel that you have received a psychic thought, write it down and go back to the breath and become receptive.

Be aware that once we receive a psychic thought our tendency is to try to make sense of it and understand its meaning through the finite thinking mind. Resist the temptation to overthink and engage your rational thought process.

Letting go of psychic thoughts as they surface may seem counter to the point of receiving helpful psychic information. We are, after all, developing this ability to understand and use the insights and guidance we receive. However, correctly identifying a psychic thought, but mistakenly assuming we know what it means, is a common error. It is better to slow down the process and continue to let it unfold while still in an intuitive receptive state.

Keep writing down your psychic thoughts as they surface, then go back to focusing on the breath and become receptive. Once you feel as if you have intuitively received all that you can, read over the psychic thoughts that you wrote down. Pay attention to any intuitive insights or "a-ha" realizations or awareness that surfaces as you contemplate what you received. Give the psychic thoughts space and time to evolve and reveal more insights and information.

How to Work with Psychic Thoughts
Unlike an intuited image or symbol, some psychic thoughts are straight to the point and don't need further interpretation. However, this does not necessarily mean that you understand its significance. In the example of the psychic thought to call your friend, you may have been able to identity this as a psychic thought, but still didn't know why it was important to call her.

At times psychic thoughts are not straight-forward and may continue to baffle you. This doesn't mean that your psychic skills are lacking. When intuitive guidance comes from a higher divine source, the mental thinking part of us cannot always grasp and make sense of it. If this happens, know that this is often a sign of a true psychic thought. Meditate on the thought and resist trying to rationally understand it. In time its message will become more obvious.

You might also find that this exercise doesn't always work. After going through the steps, you may still not be sure if a thought is psychic or self-generated. Keep practicing the exercise and noticing the qualities of psychic thoughts. The more important or dear to our heart a question, concern, or issue may be, the easier it is for the mind to interfere and sabotage the process. When this happens, don't worry. Once you ask the question and become receptive and set the intent to receive psychic information, you will. The energy information may not come when you want it to and you may want to discount what you intuit, but you will receive a response. Quite often this happens when we are no longer thinking about our concern and doing something relaxing. This can happen while driving a car, washing dishes, taking a walk, or during any activity that quiets the thinking mind. A psychic thought will slip in when given a chance.

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Do You Feel Others Emotions? 

 

Those with a high degree of emotional intuition, often share common characteristics. Most are highly sensitive and empathetic, especially with those who are in pain or suffering in some way. With a desire to support, help and be of service to others, they may believe that love can heal all. It is not surprising that those with a high degree of emotional intuition also tend to be emotionally intelligent. Common traits of emotional intelligence include such thing as the ability to be aware of, communicate, and express emotions, as well as the ability to skillfully help others to process their emotions. An emotional intuitive may not only feel another’s emotions, they are also able to lighten another’s emotional stress and worries through a kind of emotional psychic intervention. They often do this unknowingly by sending pure waves of unconditional healing love energy to those who they intuit are in need.

Because an emotional intuitive is naturally attuned to others emotional energy, they may find that they are continually in or getting out of, intense emotional relationships. Those with a high degree of emotional intuition may also have a longing to experience perfect love through union with another or through experiencing an inner state of mystical divine love.

The raw openness through which those with a high degree of emotional intuition intuit, can leave them feeling vulnerable and overly sensitive. Stressful environments, disagreements, witnessing another’s suffering or being in the midst of angry or unhappy people, can leave them feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. Many emotional intuitives have no inner shield or protective boundary and unknowingly feel and intuit both positive and toxic emotional energy, often to their determent.

Due to the magnitude and volume of emotions that an emotional intuitive absorbs and feels, many suffer from free floating stress and anxiety. Because of this, some withdraw from social interactions or situations in an attempt to avoid emotional overload. However because they are intuitively connected to emotional energy, this is rarely effective. Even when sitting alone in a room, they can still absorb the emotional energy of others or situations. Some emotional intuitives unconsciously harden their hearts in an attempt to protect themselves or intuitively try to shut off their emotional receptivity. When the pain, grief and stress of others and the world becomes too much to bear, they attempt to shield themselves by withdrawing and closing their heart. However this is not an effective solution and often creates a sense of inner emptiness and unhealthy detachment.  An emotional intuitive needs the vibrations of love almost as much as they need oxygen to survive. When they close their heart, they can no longer feel and benefit from the rich waves of pure love that flow through them.

While some emotional intuitives, shut down, there are others who reside at the other end of the spectrum. They are almost addicted to the ups and downs of emotional energy and crave emotionally charged interactions. These emotional intuitives often have a fair amount of drama in their lives. Their relationships may be marked by the extremes of love, hate, jealousy, passion and other intense emotional states.

Emotional energy can be seductive and powerful. For some, it is almost like a drug that they feel they need in order to feel alive and full of energy. Without powerful emotional experiences they can become depressed, tired and anxious. Yet, the constant craving for emotional intensity can eventually lead to emotional burn-out and even physical illness.

If you have a high degree of emotional intuition it is essential that you open and connect to the higher vibrations of love. We all need love. If you primarily intuit through emotional energy, the need is even greater. The higher vibrations of unconditional and divine love restores and creates balance and harmony. It strengthens and protects you from the potential debilitating effects of toxic and caustic emotional energy. It helps to soothe the effects of emotional sensitivity and enables you intuit other’s emotions without absorbing them. Love opens the door and empowers you to embrace your intuitive gifts and use them in life enhancing ways.

Find out more about emotional intuition and how to protect yourself from toxic or negative emotional energy in my new book You Are Psychic-  Take a Look

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OverCome Doubt

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Behind every genius idea, new project, work of art, budding love relationship and step into the unknown, doubt lurks. Following an ahha moment where the clouds of confusion part and we see with clear awareness, there often comes a time of questioning. Self-doubt can make you feel as if you are inwardly divided and at odds with what you know to be your truth. Your creative, inspired and intuitively insightful spirit and your cautious, fear based ego mind seem to be at war with one another. 

Doubt traps the authentic self in a small and dark corner. A form of judgment, doubt arises when we expect certain outcomes. For years I wanted to write a book. I had a lot of ideas, but whenever I started to write them down, I doubted my abilities. I would torture myself with questions like: What if I failed? What if I spend months and maybe years writing a book and I cannot get it published? What if no one reads it or likes what I write?  My expectations were high. If I wrote a book I wanted it to be, published, read and successful. Doubts plagued me.  

Lacking the conviction that I could be a successful writer, I turned my attention to other areas. I devoted myself to becoming a better and more accurate intuitive and medium and increasing my clientele. I also worked part time as an art therapist at a treatment center for troubled youth. It was in this unlikely environment that my fears and anxiety about writing were transformed. 

A large part of my work as an art therapist involved creating stories to engage and motivate the students. When they expressed enthusiasm with one of the stories, usually an outrageous and ridiculous one, I quickly wrote it down. Hopeful that the next class would also find it as interesting. The more I wrote, the more I relaxed and enjoyed it. No longer feeling pressure, my relationship to writing changed. Writing, I realized, helped me to feel alive, vibrant and full of energy. It was a transcendent experience where all of me came together with passion and purpose. The dread of publishers, others opinions and my own perfectionist self-judgment began to fade and be less important. Writing no longer felt like a choice. I wrote for my soul, it was the elixir that helped me to feel fully alive. 

If doubt immobilizes you here are a few suggestions.

Take a break and get away from the project or issue that you feel doubtful about. Do something that helps you to feel confident and happy, It doesn't matter what it is. Go for a walk, play your favorite sport, listen to music, watch a good movie or go to a museum. 

Be honest about your expectations. Ask yourself the following questions. What are my expectations? Are they realistic? Am I expecting too much of myself? 

Share your feelings with someone that you can trust and who is supportive. Be careful not to confide in those who allow their own doubts and a negative perspective, to limit them. Learn how to take care of yourself and share your dreams with those who have followed theirs. 

Be with those who uplift you and will love you for who you are. 

Listen within, for what is right for you and trust your intuition.

Spend some time alone. Listen to your heart and your gut. Ask yourself: “If I knew that I would succeed and that everything is possible what would I do?  What is my truth?

Write down a plan for what you would like to accomplish and experience. Break it down into manageable steps. Give yourself small daily and weekly goals. Celebrate your progress. If you begin to feel doubt, take a time out. Refocus on what you have accomplished and what your next steps will be. 

Give it your all and remember that choosing the safe sure thing does not necessarily mean that you will be happy, successful or better off. You cannot control outcomes, but you can choose to participate in what brings you joy and what feels right for you.

From the book Discover Your Authentic Self

Synchronisities: Dance with the Cosmic Flow

We are being led. There is a presence moving through our heart, mind and soul that guides and directs us. Meaningful coincidences or synchronisities, open us to new insights and help us to understand ourselves and what is happening around us in new ways. Synchronicity is intuition expressed in the outer world.

Synchronisities are no accident. The universe has carefully orchestrated the seemingly impossible convergences of things, people, events and conditions. It does not matter how great or small the coincidence may be. We immediately recognize when we intersect with the cosmic. Although others may not always be able to feel and see it, when we are touched by the transcendent, we know it. The heart smiles, the mind opens and like an olympian gymnast, the soul joyously flips and leaps.

Synchronisities provide us with a glimpse into a reality that we have forgotten. They speak to the authentic self that is comfortable and at home in the realm of cosmic truth. Yet, despite the powerful affect that a synchronicity can have on us, we all too soon attempt to dumb it down by rationalization. We want to creep back into the logical and rational, as if the cosmic doors had not flung open. The thinking mind wants to take charge and explain away the magic and unexplainable, Don’t let it. Live with the mystery and allow it to flow through the mind, body and spirit like a healing balm. Synchronisities invite us to experience life through the cosmic portal of connection and oneness. Soak in the deep rays of the universal life force current and allow it to promote and support aspects of self that we may not always have the courage to know. Here are some suggestions that can help to increase the flow of synchronisities.

Ask

Simple, but true, when we ask for synchronisities, we experience them. As we let go of our expectations of how and when they occur, they naturally flow into our life in surprising ways. Just make the intent and allow the universe to manifest it. 

Notice

How ever big, small or insignificant they may seem to be, the effect that a synchronicity  has on our heart and soul is what matter. When we notice synchronisities and embrace for them, they multiply.

Communicate

Imagine synchronisities as a form or communication with the universe. We don’t always notice when divine presence is answering and responding to our needs and requests. Synchronisities let us know that we are known and heard. They are a calling card informing us that we are being watched over and that we are in the flow of our soul’s current.

Act

Synchronisities alert us to possibilities and open us to higher wisdom and love. Noticing and acting on them strengthens our soul energy and guides us into the positive. Even though life can at times, be challenging, synchronisities remind us that unexpected good fortune can come to us to in surprising ways.

Have Gratitude

Live with the awareness that a wonderful personally crafted surprise is on its way. Say, thank you, blow a big kiss and dance with the cosmic flow of the all that is. The positive and abundant energy of  universal divine joy and creativity is available, wherever we are and in whatever we are doing.

From the book Discover Your Authentic Self

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Are You Intuitively Sensitive?

Your intuition is an integral aspect of your core self. Along the journey of uncovering and claiming your authentic self, your intuition will increase. To varying degrees you may experience some of the common characteristics of intuitively sensitive people. These include, feeling other’s emotions as your own, knowing what others are thinking and having spontaneous insight into other’s health, issues and problems.

Here are a few other shared intuitive tendencies.   

Feel and See Spirit Presence

Do you ever see orbs, a glow of energy around another or streaks of light? Do you ever feel that you are not alone? Have you ever felt a touch on your shoulder or hand, a warm embrace or waves of coolness or warmth? These are often signs that you are in the presence of a loving spirit. Trust your intuition. If you feel as if a family member, angel or spirit presence is with you offering love and support, try not to get caught up in doubt and questioning yourself. Feel the presence and listen and tune into any messages your may receive.

Have Premonitions of Personal and Global Events

Have you ever known when something was going to happen? Can you look at another and know their character? Have you ever felt feelings of fear, stress or grief and a day or so later a natural disaster or large scale tragedy has occurred?

Intuitively sensitive people are precognitive. You may not always know what, when and where an event will take place, but you may feel and know that something is off or is going to happen. Quite often, the emergence of sudden and intense emotions, only make sense several days later when a positive or tragic event takes place.

Intuitive Dreaming

Oftentimes your intuition will first surface through your dreams. Because dreams are usually metaphoric and symbolic in nature, it is not always clear which dreams contain intuitive insight. If you suspect that you are having dreams that foretell future events or provide you with previously unknown information about others or events, write them down. Keep a journal of your dreams and be alert to events and experiences that confirm a dream’s content.

Heightened Awareness with all Five Senses.

Bright lights, noise, smells and even tactical sensations can be irritating and over stimulating. For instance: Artificial lighting might give you a headache. While others might enjoy the scent of a fragrance or perfume, you may feel overwhelmed and lightheaded or dizzy from it. You become anxious at the sound constant or loud noise. You need periods of silence and quiet to relax and unwind. You prefer wearing all cotton or other natural fibers. Polyester and other man-made fiber clothing can cause you to itch, scratch or break out. 

Sensitive to Others Needs

You know when others are in pain, sad, depressed, struggling and what will help them. You are often drawn to those who are in need and have the knack of saying exactly what they need to hear. You are caring, warmhearted and sensitive to the needs of others. Oftentimes you would rather suffer than see those around you in pain.

Feel tired, Exhausted and May Have Trouble Sleeping

Sometimes it all becomes too much. You may feel overwhelmed by this chaotic, overstimulating and demanding world, but you do not always know how to take care of yourself. When you should be resting and recharging during sleep, you may instead be restless and toss and turn. If you are an open intuitive receptacle, other’s thoughts and feelings, may pour in while you sleep.  In an effort to shut out the demands of others and decrease your sensitivity to your environment, you may try to shut down and cut yourself off from your innate sensitivities. Unfortunately, this may only increase your feelings of exhaustion and inner stress.

Have Spiritual Depth

You may not be religious or follow a particular spiritual path, yet you have a sense of knowing and connection to a greater force of love and wisdom. While others may discuss and theorize about the existence of a God or spiritual force, you may not want to join in. Your sense of spirituality is lived and experienced. You are likely to notice opportunities to act in kind and loving ways to others. You give more than you ask for and expect from others. In your heart and soul you know that your life has purpose. You may not always know what it is, but you know that you are here to be of service to others and the world.

If you are intuitively sensitive it is important to acknowledge, accept and learn how to use this innate gift for your highest good. Instead of being intuitively bombarded by the energy of others and the environment, you can instead, personally benefit and be a light of insight and service to others.

From the book: Discover Your Authentic Self

 

Guest Blog: 6 Easy Ways to be Physically Active in Your Daily Life

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The percentage of physically active US citizens reached an all-time low in 2014. According to the Physical Activity Council’s report, 83 million out of 292 million Americans over 6 years of age are living a sedentary lifestyle. It is very important for you to exercise at least for 30 minutes every day. Lack of physical activity has been linked to the development of high blood pressure and coronary heart diseases. It can even lead to mental health problems such as depression and anxiety.

Considering the busy lives that we lead nowadays, it can be difficult to allocate some time for exercises. If you do not have time to go to the gym or even exercise at home, here are a few simple ways to be physically active in your daily life.

  1. Take up gardening as a hobby

Though it may not sound like it, gardening is a wholesome and simple way to increase your physical activity. Whether you are raking leaves, pulling weeds, or mowing the lawn, you will be exercising a number of your muscle groups. Just do it once and you will realize that gardening can actually be physically tiring! An added bonus of using this tactic is that it gets you out of your home and lets you enjoy some fresh air.

  1. Take a walk after dinner

Are you feeling bloated after that sumptuous heavy dinner? Well, decide to go for a walk with your family. Not only does it help in digesting the food, it can also count as a physical activity. Even though walking is a simple and easy task, it has been known to improve your overall health. Research has also shown that walking can reduce your feelings of anger and hostility, and enhance your mood. What’s more, walking with your family after dinner also gives you more time to spend with them.

  1. Choose stairs over elevators whenever possible

Whether you want to go upstairs or downstairs, use stairs whenever you can. Climbing stairs is a form of exercise that you can incorporate very easily in your daily life. If you cannot climb the four floors of your office or residence, climb the first two and then take the elevator. Doing this daily ensures that you are keeping yourself physically activity, which in turn means that you are consciously taking care of your health.

  1. Include home cleaning in your to-do list

Instead of hiring help to clean your home regularly, do it yourself. Plan your days off work in a way that you have enough time to enjoy with your family, and do some cleaning. Though it is difficult to believe that cleaning is a good workout, it is. The amount of stretching, walking, and lifting that you will do when you are cleaning your home will take care of your recommended daily 30 minutes of physical activity.

  1. Utilize an active form of transportation

When you are travelling to your work, use an active form of transportation such as walking or biking instead of driving. Even though these modes of transport may take longer to reach your destination, they are more economical. Walking or biking to and from work will also ensure that you are physically active.

  1. Take advantage of a fitness tracker

There are a number of fitness trackers in the market today that measure the steps that you take daily. This is a perfect way to motivate yourself as well as to keep a track of your physical activity. Set the goal of walking at least 10,000 steps every day.

Use these six ways to increase your physical activity and you will not have to worry about the harmful effects of a sedentary lifestyle.

Paige Johnson considers herself to be a fitness nerd. She is dedicated to providing information on living a lifestyle that’s healthy for both our bodies and our planet.

When Things Fall Apart

Things fall apart. No matter how hard we try, not everything goes the way we hoped and planned. Even when we know that disaster is looming, we cannot always prevent it. People disappoint us and do things that we do not like. We may be comfortable, feel safe and secure in the day to day ups and downs that come our way and still a surprising and unexpected event can occur and turn everything upside down. Sometimes it is not a personal problem or issue of our own that causes us distress. A friend, partner, family member, co-worker, neighbor or your community or nation, confronts a misfortunate or challenge. Yet, we find ourselves as stressed and worried as if this problem was our own. Not being able to control or effectively change a situation for another can generate feelings of powerless.

Try not to blame yourself or others or become bitter when things fall apart. This is a part of life that we will never escape. No matter what you do, how safe you play it and how intelligent and competent you are, you will at one time or another experience unexpected change. Problems get solved, but only temporarily. Other or similar ones will crop up.

When misfortune knocks on our door and rattles us to the core, there may be little left of the life that we have known. Loss of a job, a devastating health condition, divorce, financial bankruptcy or the death of a loved one, not only changes our circumstances, they can also change the way we perceive ourselves. If we recoil in fear, we feel defensive and at the mercy of a cruel fate. However, if we make space in our lives to accommodate the inevitable, we can gain a sense of mastery and strength from our challenges.

When change comes your way, you can close down in fear or you can feel the depths of your emotions and allow them to soften you. Your safety and serenity does not come about by avoiding and controlling the flow of life. Instead, you can discover calmness in the midst of the storm by accepting what is happening and embracing your feelings.

Be in present time. When you find yourself, stressing and troubled by problems and challenges, breathe and acknowledge the good that is present and be open to perceiving what is happening with a new awareness and perspective. Don’t let your concerns for the future and pain from the past, cause you to imagine the worst. Take it one step at a time, being ever mindful that challenges call forward hidden, but potent aspects of your authentic self. Even though problems may initially seem overwhelming, you can discover a strength and compassion that you did not know you had. Distressing turn of events are often a calling card from your authentic self letting you know that you are capable of so much more than you may think.

From the Book Discover Your Authentic Self

Leaving Home

When my intuition, that little voice that doesn't listen to the nonsense of my mind and fears, speaks to me I try and listen. I can no longer hide from its voice and pretend that I have a better plan. I cannot disregard the deeper knowing of my soul. If only it didn't guide me into my fears and the kind of growth that I don't always feel ready for.

Guided by my intuition, I have left my comfy home that I have lived in for over thirty years. The place where I raised my children and became the me, that I am. I worked in my home, wrote my books, nurtured others and my self. The first day I walked in the house many years ago, I felt a grandmotherly presence who let me know that this was home, my safe shelter. I knew it and felt it.  The house itself was literally falling apart. The roof was so bad you could see the sky. The house did not have any heat or air conditioning and the one bathroom was mostly rotting wood. My husband and I had little money so we did most of the repair and renovation work ourselves. Later when more money came in, we hired others and built an addition. My husband left me and the house over sixteen years ago. I stayed safe in her walls and continued on.

A few years ago, I felt the house telling me that it was getting time to go. The kids had long gone and I was there alone. It started to feel big and empty and I knew that she (the house), was done with me. I feel a pull to stay, but like any nest we eventually outgrow it and as wonderful as it is, we have to go. Intuitively, I knew it was time, my heart and soul told me so. But my mind, my human self, wanted to hold on tight and continue to live and work in this nurturing space. 

But I know better. Intuition is my life and I have learned to truly listen. I left the house about a week ago and moved to a lovely home across from a lake. I don't know what life now holds for me. Everything has changed. I know it is useless to worry about the future and what is to come. There is a plan, of this I am sure. However not all the plans for my life have been easy and without challenge. I have my fingers crossed that I can go forward in kindness and gentleness.

I so much want the house that I have left, to be a blessing for someone else. As I go through the process of selling her. I want to let others know that she has a beautiful heart and soul. The layout might be lousy and there is still much work to be done, but she is kind and will take care of whoever makes their home here. 

To those of you who came to my home for readings and sessions, my new door is open to you. I am a few miles south, yet you can enjoy the quiet and the lake and maybe discover something new yourself. 

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Living The Authentic Self

Are You Living Your Authentic Self?

To know and express our authentic self, it is necessary to take off the false masks. To survive a difficult childhood, fit in with our peers, hide our emotional wounds and vulnerabilities or to be part of a group, we often become who and what others want us to be. Over time, we may begin to identify with these false masks, and we forget who we are. Eventually, these masks can feel more like a prison, than a coping strategy. No longer providing us with the safety and security we seek, we feel trapped by the false.  read more:  http://omtimes.com/2016/08/living-authentic-self/

In My Inbox: Missing Malaysia Flight

Hi Sherrie,

I remember reading on your FB page shortly after the Boeing 777 crashed into the Indian Ocean in March 2014 that you felt the pilot had deliberately crashed the plane. I was intrigued by your theory at the time and a year later, in 2015, officials was declared the crash to be “an accident”

However, recent reports now say there is credible and sufficient evidence that the pilot, or someone, had deliberately crashed the plane, as you had claimed a year earlier:

When I read these stories recently, I said to J, “Sherrie was right about the Malaysia flight!” I asked her to read the stories and we both had a jaw-dropping moment.

Anyway, I wanted to let you know that–once again–you were on target with your intuition.

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Intuition and the Authentic Self

Do you ever deny and hide your true feelings and thoughts from others? Maybe you want to fit in, make friends and be accepted and being who and what other’s expect you to be seems more important than being yourself. Have you ever said, yes to someone or something, when you really wanted to say, no? Do you ever feel odd or different when you do not share the same perspective, judgments and beliefs of your family, friends or social group? Do you go along with popular opinion, despite thinking and feeling differently?Sometimes it is obvious when we compromise our true thoughts and feelings. At other times, it is more subtle and barely noticeable. We may find ourselves going along with others desires and wishes and hide aspects of our truth when it would be just as easy to be honest and share who we are. Over-compromising and denying the authentic self, is often rooted in emotional and intuitive sensitivity. If you are innately intuitive, you may at times, feel and absorb the feelings and thoughts of others and confuse them with your own. Or, you may not trust what you think or feel and easily adapt to others expectations. These kind of behaviors often begin in childhood and can unknowingly follow you through life. Children that are emotionally and intuitively sensitive, can have had a hard time differentiating their feelings and thoughts from those of their mother, father and siblings. Although this might sound far-fetched, imagine this common scenario in the life of an intuitive child. You are sitting playing a game and all of a sudden you feel a wave of sadness come over you. You look up at your mom and she does not look sad. You might even ask her, if she is sad. Instead of confirming that this is true. You mom, in an attempt to hide her feelings and not upset you, says that she is happy and not sad. Here is another common situation. Your father comes home from work late. As he comes in the door he tells your mom that he was hung up at work. But, this doesn't feel right to you. You look at him and know that he was not at work. Yet, everyone accepts his reason for being late and you begin to wonder what is wrong with you. Why would you not believe him? Overtime you continue to feel feelings and know things that are met with denial and suspicion. You begin to disregard and distrust these thoughts and feelings and go along with what others think and feel. If you were an emotionally and intuitively sensitive child you may have instinctively and unconsciously tried to disregard and ignore your sensitivities and intuitive awareness. Done continually, this eventually silences the voice of the inner true self and your truth becomes more distant and silent. You may lose your conscious connection to your authentic self and unknowingly take on the feelings, thoughts and expectations of others and the norms of your environment. As you got older you may have continued to unknowingly repress your truth and take on others thoughts and feelings. Compromising and denying yourself in order to be safe, liked and accepted by others never satisfies. It robs you of energy, confidence and healthy self-esteem. You may be more susceptible to addictions and other unhealthy behaviors. There can be no authentic joy, when you are not free. Yet, your truth can never leave you. You can begin to reclaim your authentic self and your intuition and sensitivities can help you to do this. Start in small ways. Listen within to your thoughts and feelings and accept them. Love and encourage yourself and accept all of who you are. Even the parts of yourself that are confused and afraid to surface. Become aware of when you repress and deny your authentic self. Pay attention to the unsettled or heavy feeling in your gut that lets you know when you go against what is right for you. Listen within to the still small voice of your intuition. Begin a daily habit of trusting your intuitive impressions and insights and acting on what feels right for you. Say, no when you mean no and yes when you mean yes. Some people may judge you, others may argue against what you believe, but there will be others who continue to love and care about you. However, no matter what others think or feel about you, how you feel about yourself is all that matters. It can at times be intimidating to reveal and express your authentic self. Yet, it is the only way to live in joy and inner peace. Take back your power to be you.

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Sherrie Dillard is a best-selling author, psychic, medium and medical intuitive. www.sherriedillard.com Check our her new book Discover Your Authentic Self http://www.amazon.com/Discover-Your-Authentic-Self-Happy/dp/0738746401

NC Retreat: Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

Body and Soul- A time for  Reconnection

August 5upper_catawba24_raw-7 2016 Retreat Waterfall Farm:

Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains Near West Jefferson, North Carolina

Imagine  setting a aside a weekend to be part of a safe and supportive community whose collective intention is to deepen into wholeness, to share the joy of creation through beauty and laughter, and to come home to the soul’s purposes.

Explore… the ebb and flow of your own soul’s rhythms through meditations focusing on Embodiment and Heart Opening, Tidal Movement in our bodies and beyond, and the Dynamic Stillness.

Biodynamic Craniosacral therapists Suzanne Hayes, Andy Bayard and Susan Arrendell offer a heartfelt collaboration and weekend exploration of the creative intentions of the Breadth of Life and of the health that is each person’s birthright.

Susan Arrendell Ph.D, RCST

Andy Bayard MS OT/L RCST

Suzanne Hayes PT MSW RCST

Retreat Cost  of $350 (deposit of $150 by 6-30-16) includes 6 meals, lodging one session of biodynamic Craniosacral therapy. The retreat will begin at 5:45 pm on Friday August 5 and conclude Sunday at 2pm.

Contact: Suzanne Hayes 919-510-4410  sphayes@earthlink.net visit Suzanne’s website at suzannephayes.com

Discover Your Authentic Self: Be You, Be Free, Be Happy

images      From a young age, I felt different. My tendency to know what others didn't know, to see spirit beings and to feel others feelings, seemed to set me apart. As I got older I further explored and developed my psychic and medium abilities and better understood why I felt different. Still for years, I felt an uncomfortable chasm between myself and others that I did not want to exist. I know that this is true for many others.

If you have an interest in areas such as, spirituality and psychic and intuitive awareness, an innate understanding of energy and healing energy, have an interest in angels, spirit beings, life after death or consider yourself intuitively or emotionally sensitive, you may have felt this same way. You may have learned not to share all of your perspectives and interests with family, co-workers, some of your peers and others who you feel may judge or misunderstand you. You may have been labeled as quirky, woo-woo, one of those, flighty, spacey or at times felt an uncomfortable silence from others when you shared your perspective and truth. When this happens often enough, your authentic self, the core truth of who you are, may feel ignored, silenced, invisible and even shamed. Over time this subtly distances you from your inner source of power and sense of self.

To be free, happy and whole, you have to know and embrace all of who you are. Even those aspects that may not be understood or accepted by others. Along your journey of self-awareness and self-acceptance, delve deep into your truth. You are more than your thoughts, your emotions and your personalty likes and dislikes. There is a presence and spirit within you that wants to come to life.

I wrote the book Discover Your Authentic Self, to support you in living from your true depth of authenticity and to embrace all of who you are, while negotiating the worldly and personal challenges that inevitably come your way. It is my heart-felt wish to offer you an expanded and inclusive map to guide you through the wild ride of living fully and freely, all of who you are

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Powerful Weather, Powerful Energy, Meditation

I wrote this while snowed and iced in from the recent East Coast Snowmageddon. 
Professional-Landscaping-Services-SnowThe power and force of Mother Earth and her weather is undeniable. As she extends her hand to us, I wonder what could happen if we accept her power and flow with her and not against her. Here is a mediation to help you to harness this tremendous energy for your highest good.
 
Close your eyes and breathe long deep relaxing breaths 
Move the energy of the breath though the body and 
release any stress and tension through the exhale
Continue to breathe in this way
breathing in positive life affirming energy and 
letting go of any stress and tension thought the out breath.                 ************************************************
In your mind's eye imagine an image of the power of nature
a heavy snowfall filling the sky and blanketing the earth
rain pouring down and filling streams, lakes and rivers
wind vast and expansive, dancing through the trees and grasses.                                    
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Feel the energy of this movement
be like the earth absorbing the transformative 
power of the elements
let the wisdom of the earth and skies move through you 
harness its undeniable primal force.                                                                                  
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Like the wind allow it to sweep away your fear, judgments and negativity
like the rains, allow it to cleanse and clear toxins anger and pain. 
Like the snow allow white light to gently fill you 
Feel yourself healing and regenerating from the warmth of the suns rays 
Allow the peace and quiet of the full moon to rise from wit