4 Ways to make your Intuition Work for you this Holiday Season

eagelLet this holiday season be a time of renewal and restoration. It is easy to get caught up in the stress and frenzy that has become routine this time of year. Cultural, family, and personal expectations often create a false ideal of what is sanely possible. Although the holidays are a time of giving, sharing, eating, enjoying and celebrating, this time of year is also celebrates of the emergence of your most powerful self. During the winter solstice the sun is at its weakest. It has reached its most southerly point on the horizon and darkness settles in. From this long night, the light begins to once again emerge and expand. The solstice is a celebration of the return of light to the world. Three days later, on Christmas Eve, the return of the light of the divine re-emerges from within the individual. The spiritual significance of Christmas Eve is the celebration of the birth and rebirth of divine presence.  It is the reminder that we are not simply physical beings. We are spirit, connected to the source of all life, creation, wisdom and love.  Just as the solstice marks the time of year when the sun returns to nurture the crops and replenish the earth, Christmas marks the return of the light of the heavens within human consciousness.

What does your intuition have to do with all of this? Your intuition is your most powerful natural wisdom. It is the voice of your spirit. It is through your spirit that the light of the divine emerges.  Your intuition guides you in your everyday concerns and it is your spirit’s compass directing you into the experience of unconditional love and inner peace. It is through your intuition that you can consciously experience the true significance of the holiday season.

The Gift of Your Intuitive Type

You intuition is as unique as you are. I have identified four primary modalities through which we intuit. You may receive energy information through your thoughts, your emotions, through your physical body or through your energy field. I call these different ways of intuiting, your intuitive type. You may predominantly intuit through one of these types, through a combination of a couple of types or through all four types.

Emotional Intuitives

Emotional intuitives absorb energy information through their feelings and emotions. They are naturally empathetic and feel others feelings. They are also attuned to the vibrations of divine love.

This season, take some time to tune into your emotional energy.  Emotional intuitives all too often become an emotional energy sponge, absorbing the emotions of others and of events. You are not responsible for everyone else. Be responsible for your sense of wellbeing and inner peace and allow others to take charge of their happiness.

 Try This:

Find a quiet place and time, close your eyes and breathe into your heart. With each breath imagine your heart expanding and filling with love. Set the intent to become aware of and release any emotional wounds and past hurts. Allow your intuition to guide you. Ask within for what needs forgiveness. Breathe into your heart and allow unconditional love to flow through you. Forgive and let go. Let the power of a greater love remind you of who you are. Breathe in this love and ask your intuition to help you to become aware of anyone that needs love. Send them the gift of unconditional love without absorbing their emotional energy.

Mental Intuitives

Mental intuitives intuit through their thoughts. They are naturally telepathic and receive energy information through a sense of knowing. They are connected to truth, consciousness and can absorb divine thoughts.

In the midst of holiday expectations and what may seem like a million things to do and take care of, let your intuition guide you to your highest thoughts. Do not strive for perfection. Notice when you expect too much from yourself.

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Take some time to listen within.  Breathe cleansing breaths and become aware of your thoughts one after another. Do not give them too much attention, just breathe, become aware and let go. Ask within for a divine thought. Breathe and listen. Be patient and continue to ask and listen. You may hear or simply know when you receive a divine thought. It will be uplifting, simple and fill you with peace.

Physical Intuitives

A physical intuitive absorbs energy information into the physical body. They often feel others ache and pains and feel energized by positive people and situations and drained and exhausted by negativity. For the physical intuitive the body is the divine temple. They perceive the spirit within physical form.

Physical intuition can be especially valuable at this time of year. With so many tempting foods to eat and tiring busy schedules we can forget to take care of ourselves.  Your intuition can guide you as to how to nurture and care for you.

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Take time every day to ask within as to what you most need. Your body is always communicating to you. Not only is this a time of spiritual renewal, it can also be a time for physical renewal. Before you eat all of the available goodies, hold the tempting food in your hand and ask within if this will weaken or strengthen you. Trust what you receive. Ask what else will bring joy into the body. Perhaps a massage, a yoga class, running, dancing or sitting in a sweat or steam room will not only relax you, but awaken a sense of joy and well-being within the body.

Spiritual Intuitives

Spiritual intuitives receive energy information through the aura of energy field. Although this might seem to be a little more abstract than the other ways of intuiting, it is quite common and natural. Spiritual intuitives tend to be more aware of the presence of loved ones on the other side, angels and spirit beings than the other types. They are also inclined to be clairvoyant. This is the ability to “see” energy information. This may come in the form of realistic three-dimensional images or more symbolic, figurative images. Spiritual intuitives often intuit and receive future premonitions through their dreams.

Although they may not be able to define it in words, spiritual intuitives are more aware of their spirit essence.

A hectic, busy holiday schedule with an emphasis on materialism can leave a spiritual intuitive feeling out of touch and depressed. Although all of the intuitive types need quiet and contemplative time, it is especially important that the spiritual intuitive focus within. One interesting way that a spiritual intuitive (and all the types) can experience a more spirit focused holiday is through their dreams.

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Before you go to sleep, ask for a dream that will help you to experience a spiritual renewal. Ask for a Christmas, solstice or holiday dream message. I have done this several times during the holidays and have experienced truly uplifting and inspiring dreams. You may want to write down this request and put it under your pillow. Tell yourself to remember the dream. Then have paper and pen ready by your bedside to write it down as soon as you wake. Although you will still benefit from the dream even if you cannot clearly recall it, you will want to fully remember, embrace and cherish it. Be patient.  You may not dream the first or second night of your request. It may even take a week or more. But, it will happen. Keep asking for your holiday dream gift before you go to sleep.

(I would love for you to share it with me.)

This is the season of the emergence of light. Focus on what is important and rest will take care of itself. Love and blessings

Loving Self

IMG_0522 I was talking to a client this morning who is becoming increasingly aware of wanting to feel loved. We all want someone to fully see who we are and love us. Yet, we can only attract as much love as we are willing to give ourselves. We have to vibrate to and embody the kind of love that we want to receive. How do we do this? We need to be kind, compassionate, forgiving and loving to ourselves. Make it a practice to everyday say out-loud "I love you" Put energy into noticing beauty and what makes you feel peaceful and joyful. Appreciate the goodness that you allow yourself to feel. Be forgiving and kind when you find yourself being self-critical and unloving. Take care of yourself when you feel hurt and disregarded. Put on your favorite comfortable clothes, eat good food and treat yourself to what puts a smile on your face. Practice small acts of love and put yourself first in line.

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Grace and Co-creating

Have you ever been confronted with a problem and no matter how hard you try you cannot think of a good solution. Your mind races through many possibilities. Examining each one, you go back and forth wondering what to do. The harder you try, the more confused you feel. Then unexpectedly a day or so later, while engaged in a mundane task like doing yard work or folding the laundry a shiver of energy moves up your spine. A light of awareness seems to shine bright and you see the problem and the solution with renewed clarity. There is no guessing or wondering involved. Your mind, body and spirit, your whole being is in agreement. The truth and the way have been revealed. What seemed elusive and distant is now surprisingly obvious. These magical moments offer us more than solutions. They assure us that we are connected to a mysterious source of awareness that seems to lie outside of our rational grasp. This is a moment of grace, the entry of pure divine energy. Its source is not our thinking, our will or our mind playing tricks.

 
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Grace comes into our lives in a variety of ways. Sometimes we barely notice its arrival. We understand things in a new way, our perspective changes or we realize a new truth in an ahha moment. Other times, grace is noticeably miraculous. What you need shows up in the nick of time. You are offered the job of your dreams. You are able to let go of the anger from a longstanding injustice and forgive the person who hurt you. An illness is cured and an unexpected check arrives in the mail just in time to pay your rent.

In our current paradigm, life is not always this easy. We plan, plot, compete and work hard for what we need and want. Even then we often fall short and continue to suffer. Now, perhaps more than ever, we need the influence of grace. When we rely solely on our finite human thinking we continue to manifest the same limited solutions. This narrow perception has contributed to the individual and global economic, environmental and humanitarian crisis that we find ourselves in. There is a global shift taking place. The divine feminine is re-emerging and leading the way to co-create personal and collective abundance, health, well-being and unlimited possibilities

Even though, grace can seem to be elusive and unpredictable. You can invoke and receive the full bounty of the heavens. In my book, The Miracle Workers Handbook: Seven Levels of Power and Manifestation of the Virgin Mary; I invite you to explore the spiritual message of Mary. She is the divine feminine most powerful expression of grace and mbook5iracles. Thousands of years ago Mary introduced a new paradigm. When she directly, boldly, without fanfare and the need for outside structure and support accepted the miraculous conception, she set in motion a universal evolutionary pattern. Not bound to the repetitive cycle of limited thinking and cause and effect, Mary created the path of grace which is available to all of us. The miraculous conception was not a divine fluke and a one-time only event. We all possess the inherent ability to receive divine energy and create from pure source. This is the birth of miracles.

You are a co-creator. In every moment, thought and perception, the pure divine energy of grace is offered to you. Instead of the automatic and unconscious habit of relying on your conditioned perceptions to transform the events and conditions of your life, accept a new energy and a new way.

Recognizing a Soul Mate through Intuitive Type

Excerpt From Love and Intuition-How the four different Intuitive Types Experience Soul Mate Love Recognizing a soul mate takes time and patience.  To know if someone is your soul mate, check for these intuitive clues, especially the ones that are not your predominant intuitive type.

The physical intuitive will experience a soul mate through undeniable physical attraction and chemistry.  They will likely feel intuitive soul compatibility direction through surges of physical energy and they may need less sleep, eat little, enjoy exercise and have loads of physical stamina.  They have the empowered belief that they are able to accomplish any task or goal.

The mental intuitive will feel what is called “peak” mental experiences.  They will be able to spontaneously understand the meaning behind past perplexing situations and relationships.  They will be able to see the big picture and have a sense that everything in life is just the way it is meant to be.  Feelings of gratitude for past struggles and unsuccessful relationships, will surface as they become aware that these conditions were necessary lessons on their path to their soul mate.  Where once there was disharmony and emotional pain, there is now only understanding and acceptance.

The heart of the emotional intuitive will fully open and they will experience the full emotional spectrum of love.  They will love not only their soul mate, but the disgruntled employee at the grocery store, the stranger that asks for a hand-out or the relative that has always been difficult.  Soul mate love will inspire the emotional intuitive to love everyone and everything.  Compassion forgiveness, kindness and the benevolence of the divine, flows freely from them.  They cannot contain their joy. The paradox of loving a soul mate is that the love becomes too big for just two people.  It embraces the world.

A spiritual intuitive will experience the soul-mate as wholeness, completion and blissful rest.  The soul relaxes and basks in the energy and light of its partner.  The spiritual intuitive may have seen their soul mate in their dreams, in a vision or mediation and they are likely to have experiences of déjà vu with them.  They will have an inner knowing that they have been predestined to meet this person and that they can now go about the business of fulfilling their soul purpose and mission in the physical world.  Soul-mates inspire one another to transcend self-absorbed focus and become a light of love for others.

Every Relationship has a Purpose

Every relationship that you are in is important.  Each one is an opportunity to heal and love.  The universe supplies us with endless possibilities to experience love and connection. Even if you are not in a true soul-mate relationship every person you encounter is preparing you for the ultimate experience of love.

Soul-mates are never in short supply. It may be necessary that you interact, with and love many people during your life.  We sometimes forget that the soul learns through pain and disappointment as much as it does through the lofty feelings of happiness and joy.  All we experience is food for the soul.  Cherish your relationship misfortunes and disasters. They are the deep, rich tilled and composted soil that the seed of soul-mate love may need in order to grow, sprout and come into full flower.  Even when a relationship “fails” you do not have to.

Don’t try to outguess the wisdom of love. Trust that there is a higher plan at work and a purpose for every relationship that you have been and will be in.

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Divine Intuition

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Once you make the decision to accept and live from your spiritual identity your divine intuition wakes up. Divine intuition is the language of your spirit and the means through which you can consciously connect with Mary and her angels. Every day in a variety of ways we are given guidance and direction by higher loving spiritual forces. This is so natural and common that we rarely pause and give it our full attention. When we do exciting things begin to happen. You discover a tangible inner resource that is always with you and one which can empower you with help, support, comfort and wisdom.

The second level of power on Mary’s path is accepting your innate intuitive ability to communicate with Mary and her angels. Divine intuition is the inherent ability to tune into the spiritual realms and is a natural means of communication and interaction with nonphysical life. Your intuition is not spooky, overly mystical and a gift given to a special few. Mary and her angels are surprisingly ready to communicate with you and will help you to develop your ability to tune into their presence.

Within each of us is a magical doorway to another world. Although it may seem like a daunting task to open this door and trust what we hear, feel and experience, I encourage you to give it a try. You are worthy of this divine connection and you cannot fail. Simply let go of your preconceived ideas of what it means to form a conscious alliance with divine energy. Mary is remarkably down to earth in her approach to our everyday affairs and interested in your concerns and day to day life. Tuning into your angels and Mary hastens your entry into the sublime presence of another reality which is not governed and limited by the natural laws of the physical world. Through the lens of divine intuitive awareness your problems, concerns, and issues are therefore no longer bound to the laws of cause and effect. Open yourself to the divine and beneficial, loving and healing energy rushes in.

Divine intuition is the knowing that illogical goodness is coming your way.  Lifted into a higher awareness, divine intuition can reveal previously unthought-of of possibilities, bring instant healing to long standing issues and make known the inherent presence of love in all that you experience. Quite different from indulging in fantasy and imaginary thinking this is not an escape from practical day to day concerns and issues instead, it is being present within the realm of all possibilities which is not dependent on external circumstances. When you are fully present, centered and consciously aware, miracles occur.

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