The Power of Day Dreaming

101010103      Your authentic self is a creator. It bundles together your wishes, soul gifts and purpose and inspires you with greater possibilities. Influencing you through dreams and visions, your true self seeks to lift your spirit and cast you into a compelling inner landscape of what can be. When we are relaxed and in that in-between place, where our conscious self joins forces with our soulful urges, magic happens. Day-dreaming, relaxing and drifting off into the sublime state of being is powerful.

Day-dreaming has been given a tough rap. It is not something that most people aspire to and it is generally thought of as a lazy way to spend time. But, there is a positive purpose behind closing your eyes and letting your imagination run wild. Day dreaming allows you to connect with the joy of your soul and see and feel it in action. Experiencing and envisioning your day dreams, allows them to manifest.

Try this: Take some time to imagine a life of freedom, joy and happiness. Close your eyes and in your mind’s eye imagine a scene that inspires and spreads tingles of energy through your body. Make it as real as you can. Notice the detail. Allow it to change and morph into new visions and scenarios. Relax, dream and imagine…

Outside of the known and predictable, the new resides. All possibilities are available to you. Let the limitations and boundaries fall away. Accept that what you want, wants you. Allow yourself to feel and see what brings you joy. As you experience your good it comes to you.

Your life is going to change, it is inevitable. Let it change in a gentle way. Encourage this by maintaining an open and trusting avenue. Empower this new creation by asking only for what is true for you. Trust that this will happen and that your good is within you and ready to emerge.

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The Season of Miraculous Conception

     comtempmother More and more people are feeling the presence of the divine feminine as she reemerges in the collective unconscious. For centuries patriarchal dominance has hidden, repressed and dismissed the importance of the feminine. Now, within our heart, mind and soul she is stirring and making her influence felt.

The divine masculine is an active force of energy. Divine male energy gives us the power to move through illusions, obstacles, battle negativity and tame the ego. It is concerned with the quest for the pure essence of truth and enlightenment. The divine feminine by contrast is creative, intuitive, healing, compassionate and concerned with needs in the here and now. She is the spark of life, fertility, balance, connection to the earth and the mysterious unknown. We all embody both male and female divine energy.

For centuries we have collectively over valued male energy while devaluating women in the world and the divine feminine within. This imbalance has contributed to the global economic, environmental and spiritual crisis that we find ourselves in. Our over focus on power as force, willful action, superiority and competitiveness has stunted our ability to perceive and acknowledge another kind of power.

The divine feminine expresses power as compassion, love, creativity, connection to the rhythms of the earth, the ability to heal and birth physical and spiritual manifestations and miracles. The divine feminine gives form to the mysterious divine.  In this era of global economic, environmental and spiritual change and transformation, the divine feminine is poised for a momentous reemergence.

The divine feminine is most perfectly expressed as grace and miracles through the Virgin Mary. Most of us know her as the mother of Jesus and as a silent icon of the church. While Mary is likely the most globally recognized female saint, most people know very little about her. This is in part because the full scope of her power and presence has been repressed and denied for centuries.

Mary was a rebel in her time. She took God out of the temple and synagogues and placed the divine within the individual. This knowledge and awareness was a threat to the religious and political institutions. Had it been known that the power of the divine resides within self, then the power of the church as the intermediary between heaven and earth would have been diminished. If an individual is not bound to the repetitive cycle of cause and effect and has the inherent ability to create from pure source then temples and churches have no authority and no claim to divine power.

Mary fully accepted the cosmic plan for her life. When she did, she opened the gates for the interplay of the material and spiritual and created a new paradigm for the commingling of heaven and earth. The seven phases of Mary’s life, her virginity, communication with Archangel Gabriel, the miraculous conception, pregnancy, the journey to Bethlehem, the birth in the manger and her ascension are spiritual energy portals. These seven events form a blueprint for the development of divine intuition, angelic communication, living in the magic of synchronisities, accepting grace, co-creating miracles and ascension.

Mary is an ascended master who invites you to walk her path. In the midst of anxiety and stress, when experiencing lack, pain or fear, invoke Mary’s presence through simple intent. Breathe, open your heart to her love, listen to the still voice within and let go of your expectations. Surrender, pause and allow new energy into your life. Whoever you are, whatever your beliefs, whatever your past or your present may be, grace transforms and alters the events, conditions and the course of your life. Elevating you into direct contact with divine presence, Mary’s pattern moves you into the center of divine power. Grace lifts you beyond the constraints of cause and effect, karma and the material laws. It empowers you to create a new and fresh from unlimited possibilities, goodness and infinite supply.

It was through grace that Mary accepted the divine purpose for her life and was able to miraculously conceive. Grace will act in your life in much the same way. Through grace you can manifest miracles in the areas where you most need them, abundance, health and healing in the physical body, harmonious relationships, a sense of wellbeing and inner peace and feelings of joy.

Accept your spirit’s rightful activity. You are a co-creator. In every moment, thought and perception, the same pure divine energy of the miraculous Conception is offered to you. Instead of the automatic and unconscious habit of relying on your conditioned perceptions and the belief that you can change the events and conditions of your life, accept the grace of the divine feminine through Mary. 

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Four Misunderstood Intuitive Signals

10405683_10154294606595247_7741343829002372226_nWhen we listen to our intuition something magical happens. Despite the conditions and difficulties that confront us, a way is made, a door is opened and the wisdom and grace of the universe flows into our lives. We are so accustomed to using our logic and reason to make choices and decisions, we all too often, disregard subtle intuitive guidance.

When we listen to and act on our intuition, unexpected and often surprisingly useful help comes our way. Yet, intuitive insight gives us even more than practical and concrete guidance and direction. It reminds us that we are more than we believe ourselves to be. There is a subtle and often mysterious transcendent presence that moves through our heart, mind and spirit. It connects us to one another and to a greater wisdom than our thinking minds can fathom. Intuitive awareness gives us insight about ourselves and the universe. It is the doorway through which the soul’s wisdom and love surfaces.

Our intuition continually sends us signs and signals, some we notice but many we disregard and are oblivious to. We are inclined to believe that receiving intuitive guidance is markedly  different then the way that we receive information through our other senses. Yet intuitive insight and awareness is intertwined throughout our moment to moment thoughts, feelings and experiences. 

Here are some often Misunderstood ways that your Intuition surfaces.

Your Thoughts: 

Although there often seems to be a discernible difference between thinking and intuiting, intuitive messages often emerge through our thoughts. Intuitive thoughts come into our awareness complete and as a cohesive whole. Finite mind chatter thoughts stream into our consciousness in a more linear way, one thought leads to another, then  another. They may cause confusion and doubt or leave us with more questions. Intuitive thoughts are ahha moments that assure us with a flash of knowing of their accuracy and truth.

For example: While driving the car or doing another repetitive task, the sudden surprising awareness of the solution to a pressing problem, is likely an intuitive thought.

Your Feelings and Emotions:

With a little awareness and focus you can become aware of the difference between an intuitive emotion and one that is being generated through biological and physiological responses. Most of our emotions and feelings originate in what we think and believe or are prompted by physical or mental unconscious triggers. Intuitive messages that emerge through your emotions are often sudden, all consuming and may seem inappropriate to the situation. They quickly shift us into unexpected feelings and emotions that are unrelated to our current thoughts.

Intuitive energy information may move through you as unexpected feelings of comfort, love and compassion that seem to contradict your current situation or emotional state of being.

For instance: In the midst of grief and loss, the sudden comforting feeling of peace and love that heals our heart and soul, is most likely an intuitive emotion.

Emotions such as fear and stress may also be intuitive messages that come to alert you to be cautious and extra aware of your environment or other conditions.

For instance: Feeling surprising stress about driving your usual route to work one morning despite no recent issues or problems, is likely an intuitive message.

Physical Sensations:

Physical sensations can be triggered by intuitive energy information. A tingling up your spine, the hair on your arms standing up, a feeling in the pit of your stomach or a buzzing in your head are common intuitive signals. They differ from physical sensations derived from normal biological processes like digestion or muscle twinges, in that intuitive physical sensations usually come with an instantaneous awareness, knowing or feeling.

For instance: The gut feeling in the pit of your stomach that something is not right about the contract that you are about to sign, is likely an intuitive message.

Unexpected Changes:

Intuitive messages often show up in our lives through events and conditions that unexpectedly fall apart or bring us good fortunate and positive benefits.

For example: Have you have done everything that you can to organize and execute a plan or project and something seems to come out of nowhere to put an end to it or to divert the expected outcome? Has a spontaneous opportunity or a surprising success ever easily and unexpectedly come your way?

These kinds of situations are a type of intuitive message that come into our lives to inspire and align us with our true soul path. They differ from plans that fall apart through lack of hard work and preparation or opportunities that come to us that steer us away from our highest good through wishful thinking and empty illusion. Outer intuitive messages that emerge through changes in our current plans and direction, transform us on a deep level. We inwardly sense that what has occurred in not an accident or lucky chance. Recognizing this as a call to a new path we are given the choice to trust our inner knowing or continue to ignore the signs. When we choose to pay attention and accept the wisdom of the message, we are never sorry. Good things come, even if we are initially frustrated or resistant.

Intuitive messages come to you from the core of your authentic self. They are the voice of your heart and soul. As subtle as they may appear to be, trust the little voice inside of you that alway recognizes truth.

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Healing Karmic Relationships

6492_1 Have you ever felt a strong connection with another, yet you have a hard time just being yourself with him or her? Intense feelings get stirred up and as much as you want to have a harmonious relationship, you find yourself acting in ways that do not make sense to you? A karmic relationship is the continuation of a past life and soul relationship with another. The origin of the word Karma is Sanskrit, meaning action and effect, In Buddhism and Hinduism it is used to describe the sum total of a persons actions from this and a previous existence. In a karmic relationships the existing karma may be harmonious. Two people come together from a previous life where they have worked out their ego centered challenges and love one another with a pure and compassionate love. In these relationships both people often come back together to work toward a common goal. Usually this goal is to be of service to others and contribute to the greater good. Their authentic self has been integrated into the relationship and they can freely and joyfully be with one another. However, most karmic relationships are not easy. Two people are brought together to learn how to unselfishly love one another, heal past life imbalances and wounds and express their authentic self. These relationships are usually initially passionate and stir up deep feelings of longing and what feels like love. The irresistible magnetism is usually needed as these relationships can be challenging. Past emotional wounds, fears, anxieties and ego-centric selfishness often surface. There may be periods of harmony and loving connectedness interrupted by conflicts, power struggles and unfounded fears. Simply put they can be confusing. Despite the desire to leave a karmic relationship, the magnetic attraction may keep pulling you back. The soul chooses these difficult relationships because of their inherent potential for healing, growth, wholeness and to refine and experience real love. If you suspect that you are in a karmic relationship it is important to recognize that this in an opportunity for growth, profound healing and the experience of real love. It is also important to recognize that you are on a challenging journey. Although your authentic self is often hidden behind layers of karmic issues and suffering, it is your strongest guide. To transform and heal a difficult karmic relationship into one of harmony and the truest experience of love, the false must be shed. Begin with awareness. When intense emotions surface or your beloved acts in ways that cause you distress and pain, realize that as distressing as this may be, it is an opportunity for healing. Feel the intense emotions and feelings that surface. Do not dismiss or disregard them, even if they do not make sense. Sometimes all we need to do to release old karmic emotional energy, is feel it. As you do this, you let it go. Do not let anyone convince you that what you feel or think is wrong or not valid. One of the ways that you will know that you are in a karmic relationship is that the intensity of emotions and pain seems out of proportion to what is happening in the relationship. Whatever needs healing, forgiveness and transformation will surface. Your authentic self is the inner observer that knows and feels what you are experiencing, but does not dissolve into the confusion and relationship drama. Listen within to the quiet inner presence that informs you of what love is and what love is not. Your authentic self moves you forward out of victim and aggressor roles and provides you with the strength and wisdom to heal. Take action on what feels true and right for you. Be kind and loving to yourself. Forgive yourself and forgive your partner. This will free you from negative and difficult karma. Remember that you can only do your part in the healing process. This is all that you are responsible for. You cannot force your partner to perceive issues the same way that you do or heal in the way that you want him or her to. Yet, something magical happens when you act in loving ways toward yourself and confront and heal your inner wounds. You transform and exert and unspoken, but powerful influence on your partner and on the relationship. Some karmic relationships can be healed and transformed. They become a vessel for divine love where both people evolve and express their authentic selves, freely and joyfully. Some karmic relationships are more short term. You may have come together with another in order to free yourself from oppression and control. In some, the purpose is not always clear. You may meet another for a specific lesson and once you learn what you need to learn, heal or transform, the karma is completed and the relationship ends. When you do your part to heal a karmic relationship you shed long term negative and difficult karma. Even if the relationship does not continue you experience the freedom and joy that comes with healing.

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What to Do When Your Life is Turned Upside Down

10479723_862760080419881_4030678774362004685_n Living a spiritual life, becoming aware and listening within, is an accelerated path of growth and evolution. Sometimes this journey inspires peaceful, joyous and lofty thoughts, feelings and experiences, but not always. Along the way you are likely to experience times of sudden and unexpected change and confusion. I recently saw a client, a woman about to turn forty, whose world and marriage was turned upside down by an overwhelming and unexpected attraction to another man. The last time I saw Vicky was a couple of years ago. At that time she was happily married with two young children. Now confused and ridden with guilt over her affair, Vicky wanted to understand why she was drawn and magnetized to this man and what to do now that her life was in shambles.

Vicky is not alone. This kind of experience is more common than we would like to imagine. Many are jolted out of their predictable life by unforeseen and unexpected people and events. This might be spurred on by the entry of someone who stirs up unexpected feelings, the sudden loss of a job, failing or not getting into a long sought after program or opportunity, financial loss, being left, betrayed or finding out upsetting information about a loved one.

These cataclysmic occurrences, ignite and stir up new feelings and emotions that we cannot always explain. We no longer know who we are, why the unexpected is happening and what to do about it. There is a powerful force that seems to take over what we thought we wanted and steers us in a totally unexpected direction. The Root of Change

The root of these life chaining events is within you. You have come into this life to fully experience who you are. You are here to evolve, develop compassion, practice forgiveness and to love and experience joy. If who you want to be and the life that you want to live is not in synch with your innermost truth, your desires will take constant effort to manifest. Even then they will require continued exhaustive energy and not be long lasting. Your powerful authentic self seeks to break down the barriers that limit your potential and the expression of your truth.

Vicky like many others, was not intentionally living a false life and suppressing her true thoughts and feelings. She was doing the best that she could to be a good wife and mother. She loved her family and was not looking to have an affair.

Yet, unexpected changes occur when we settle into a false life. We do not always know who we are and what we need. We are not so much trying to consciously control and limit ourselves, we just do not know the potential that lies within and our true purpose. Life shows us, often in unpleasant ways, what lies deep within our soul and psyche. Taken into places and situations that we would normally avoid, we are re-routed from the safety of our comfort zone and like a baby bird thrown out of the nest. We come to know who we are when we are pushed and prodded to change and grow. Under normal circumstances we would not choose to be tested in these ways. We avoid change and do all we can do to control our day to day circumstances.

If you find yourself in one of these kinds of life-altering situations here are a few helpful suggestions.

Do not try to control what is happening As much as you may not understand why and what you are going through, surrender and let go. When we resist and try to control ourselves and life, change only becomes harder. Once in motion transformation is inevitable.

Keep the focus on you and your process. As tempting as it is to blame or become preoccupied with outer events and other people, what is happening is about you. People and circumstances come along when we are ready for change. When we need a wake up call our soul creates the perfect experience to get our attention. Conditions will right themselves as you accept your lessons, evolve and transform.

Take time for yourself. Instead of trying to figure out what you may not yet be able to understand, accept your confusion and give yourself some time.

If you do not know what to do, do not do anything. You may need solitude to listen within and re-connect with your inner self.

Have compassion for yourself and the people in your life that are affected by what you are going through. Compassion is the ability to fully accept and love and care for yourself without judgment. Listen to others and accept the fear and pain that they may be experiencing. Listen to your own fear, doubt and stress and keep loving yourself.

Forgive yourself and forgive others. Even if you do not feel forgiving and especially loving. Use positive affirmations that support and spark your most wise and loving inner self.

Take baby steps and constantly assess how you feel. Know that it is all right to make mistakes, change your mind and feel differently from one moment to another. Do not make commitments or long lasting changes unless you feel a calm inner assurance that you are on the right path.

Notice new aspects of your personality and inner self that are emerging. Integrate these into your daily life. Listen to your heart and let it be your guide. Follow what helps you to feel centered, balanced, loving and calm.

Know that the confusion, the tumultuous events and changes, will pass. Wait out the storm. Clarity, renewed energy and a higher state of well-being and inner peace is on its way. I gracefully accept change.

Psychic and Medium Sherrie Dillard is the author of the best selling Discover Your Psychic Type, Love and Intuition, The Miracle Workers Handbook and You Are A Medium. www.sherriedillard.com sgd7777@yahoo.com

Transform Doubt

sun Behind every genius idea, act of courage, 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. Which one you listen to and act from, depends in part of your past experiences and your self-awareness. Doubt traps us 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 anxiousness about writing was transformed. A large part of my work as an art therapist involved creating stories. To keep the young people engaged and participating I had to creatively dig deep. When they enthusiastically engaged with one of my tall tales, usually an outrageous and ridiculous one, I quickly wrote it down. Hopeful that the next class would also find it as interesting, I began to write without noticing that I was writing. No longer feeling pressure to perform and be successful, 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 was no longer felt like a choice. I wrote for my soul, it was the elixir that I needed to feel fully alive. If doubt is plaguing 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” Be with others who love and encourage you. Share your feelings with someone that you can trust and who is supportive. Be careful not to confide in those who may have their own doubts and a negative perspective. 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. 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? Trust your intuition. Make plans and take baby steps. 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. It you begin 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.

Three Ways You can Help Your Loved Ones on the Other Side

????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Many people seek the services of a medium because they want to know that their loved ones who have passed over are peacefully resting, surrounded by love and still very much alive. Receiving messages from a professional medium can ease the grieving process as well as provide insight as to how your loved ones who have crossed over are guiding and assisting you in your daily life.Yet, you do not have to be a professional medium to communicate with those on the other side. It is natural and normal to sense the presence of your loved ones, especially in difficult and challenging times. Perhaps you have experienced this yourself. For instance: Has the solution to a problem or concern suddenly popped up in your thoughts? When you need to make a decision, have you ever had a strong intuitive feeling that inspired you to choose the best outcome? Do you at times find that you are at the right place at the right time or have surprising good luck? These and other similar experiences are signs that you are being guided by an invisible presence. A loved on the other side is likely working diligently to assist and help you. Although you may be aware of being guided by the loving presence of another in the spirit realm, you may not be aware of the extent to which you are able to help those on the other side. You are more powerful than you may realize. Love transcends the boundaries of time and space. Your efforts here on earth impact those you love, both here in the physical world and in the beyond. Here are three ways that you can assist your loved ones who have passed over. Claim Victory over Challenges One of the ways that our loved ones who have passed over continue to heal and evolve is by drawing close to those of us in the physical world that are experiencing similar life lessons. When your loved ones in spirit review their earth lives, they become aware of the decisions and actions that they took while in the physical world that supported or sabotaged their soul growth and evolution. Inspired by the all-knowing awareness of the heavens, they begin to understand how they may have limited their ability to manifest and experience their highest good. This is where you come in. By watching and observing your positive efforts in confronting your day to day challenges and circumstances, healing your emotional wounds, developing your talents and skills, and your service and kindness to others, they have the opportunity to vicariously experience a new way through you. Through your personal choices, struggles and actions, those who have passed over are inspired, encouraged helped and healed. Forgive Let go of the past. Release and heal the wounds and the injustices done to you by those on the other side. Forgiveness frees you from the heavy chains of negativity. When you allow yourself to love another despite the wrongdoings that they have committed, you dissolve your karmic connection to him or her. Loving healing energy streams into your soul and you are free. Those on the other side need our forgiveness. In a recent reading, a client’s father came forward from the spirit realm to thank his daughter for forgiving him. Her father told her that when she forgave him he allowed himself to experience and absorb the love that was all around him. He realized the harshness and meanness that he inflicted on her and he felt a deep repentance and sadness. He could not understand how he could have hurt such a beautiful soul. Her forgiveness humbled him and allowed him to heal. When you forgive another who is on the other side you return to them their actions, thoughts and emotions. The energy goes back to its source. Those in spirit who you forgive are motivated to focus on the actions, beliefs and the choices that they made while in the physical world. What we do, we do to ourselves. The degree to which you forgive another, you will accept forgiveness for yourself. Forgiveness magnifies the energy of authentic love and compassion and allows miracles into your life. Live Life to the Fullest Embrace the goodness of life. Practice gratitude and generate positive energy. Not only does this create happiness in your own life, your enthusiasm inspires and creates a stronger bond with those on the other side. Those who did not take advantage of opportunities in the physical realm, procrastinated or had a negative prospective, learn from your courage and positive outlook. Once in the spirit realm your loved ones become aware that they created what they experienced here on earth through their attitudes, thoughts and perception. Through the positive choices that you make that lead to happiness, they can experience the physical realm in a new way. Joy and love is the energy of the other side. Your happiness dissolves the separation between you and those who you love who have passed over. Your loved one may have left the earth without experiencing the joy that is possible here. Embracing joy lifts you into the higher realms of love, beyond the confines of time and space. True connection with the other side is possible when you live in the pure presence of love. Allow the veil that seems to separate the physical and spiritual realms to dissolve. We are one. You Are a Medium amazon

Intuition and Your Authentic Self

644538_10152080331722702_925238413_n Intuitive awareness encompasses a broad range of possibilities and far-reaching perception. We often use our intuition to understand and tune into the practical and everyday issues of life, such as our finances, relationships and health. Yet, your intuition is also the key to knowing who you are. Intuitive awareness penetrates deep into your heart and soul where the authentic you resides. Dharma is a Hindu word meaning one’s duty or purpose in life. In Buddhism dharma is the eternal truth of life, nature and the universe. You are here to discover and live your dharma. Your intuition is your inner compass guiding you into the heart of your authentic self where this truth resides.

Here are a few ways to get started. Listen to your dreams Pay attention to synchronicities Spend time alone and ask your authentic self to speak to you What opens your heart? What truth about you are you resisting? What are you Naturally Good at? Act on what you know is true for you.

Intuiting Solo

??????????????????????????????? Have you had moments of crystal clear intuitive awareness? Do you sometimes feel that there is an inner presence that is leading and guiding you and acting in your best interest? Have you ever felt a shiver of excitement move through you when a spontaneous intuitive insight is proven true and correct? These are a just a few of the natural intuitive occurrences that motivate many to further develop their intuitive awareness.One of the great gifts of intuition is that it enables us to feel closer to others. When you feel what another feels, tune into another’s thoughts or experience their aches and pains in your body, you become aware of your innate connection to others. In a similar way feeling the presence of a loved one on the other side or experiencing the intervention of an angel or spirit guide, assures you that there is life beyond the physical and it is loving wise and comforting. The paradox of developing intuition is that although it provides us with a unique connection to others, we often develop it in isolation. If you are not fortunate enough to have supportive and interested family and friends or live in an area where you have access to intuitive development classes and group psi activities you likely are developing your intuition on your own. Although intuitive awareness opens new doors of possibilities and connection to all of life, it is initially a process of looking deeper within self. I write books about intuitive and medium development to give others the tools that I have learned and to help bridge the gap of loneliness that can accompany intuitive development. Still even though books serve an important role, practicing, developing and interpreting intuitive insights requires direct experience. Having another or a group to discuss and practice with is helpful. Yet, there can be hidden benefits to developing intuition, psychic and medium abilities on your own. Spiritual Calling Without the benefit of a class and teacher to lead you through intuitive exercises and help you to interpret what you receive, you may feel alone in a sea of chaotic intuitive phenomenon. But, you are not as alone as you may believe. You are being guided and supported by loving and wise spiritual guides and angels. When spirit comes knocking on your door with intuitive gifts, know that you are being called into a closer connection with the spirit realm. Here are some suggestions for solo intuitive development. • Trust yourself and release your fear of the unknown. The unseen is safe, reliable and is inherently positive and life-giving. Trust that you can communicate and receive its direction and blessing. The universe will respond to your intent to develop your intuition. Notice the magic all around you. The intangible is not as elusive as what it may seem. It will guide you, respond and support your efforts. There are many ways that the unseen communicates with you. Trust it when it does. • Ask your angels and spirit guides for signs and synchroncities that will confirm when you are on the right track. Then trust what happens. The spirit realm communicates in unlimited ways. For instance: Has a bird ever seemed to perch on your window sill soon after questioning an intuitive insight and it seemed to be more than a coincidence? Have you ever found coins or feathers, noticed repeating numbers or heard a meaningful verse of a song that seemed to give you a message. These and other similar synchronicities are common signs that you are in the flow of a greater knowing and awareness. • Take time every day to listen. Relish the quiet and practice sitting silently in meditation. Take time to be in nature, live in the now and listen to the quiet inner voice. • Find creative ways in your everyday life to take advantage of simple intuitive opportunities. For example: hold mail in your hands or intuitively focus on an email before you open it. Pay attention to any thoughts, emotions, words, numbers or awareness and knowing that surface. • Notice the energy glow around others or surrounding events. Pay attention to whom or what feels energetically stronger or more compelling. In time you will find that those that seem to glow are often lucky, win, and have good health and generally experience events and situations that work to their benefit. • Write down your dreams. Even if it seems that they are silly and make no sense, in time patterns and intuitive insights will emerge from them. • Look at the circumstances of your life symbolically. Use your intuition to see the deeper message within the events, people, circumstances, relationships and conditions of your life. Approach all that you experience as an interactive dialogue between yourself and the universe. What is life attempting to teach you? Where are you experiencing discomfort, frustration or lack? Notice how changes in your thoughts, emotions and actions affect your outer and external experiences. Listen within for insight into the meaning and significance behind your day-to-day experiences. Developing your intuitive abilities on your own can accelerate your spiritual-intuitive growth and strengthen your connection with the unseen. If you feel you have no support or that your friends and family do not understand your interest in psychic and intuitive awareness, know that you are strong enough to go it alone. There is an invisible presence that assists and guides you. As the Buddha said, Be a light unto yourself.

The Subtle and Powerful You

To take the leap from receiving random spontaneous intuitive insights to intuitively accessing reliable energy information, you must know who you are. You are spirit, connected to all-knowing, wisdom and love. Your spirit is indestructible, eternal and the source of your intuitive knowing. IMG_0679Begin to identify yourself with this part of you. However subtle and elusive it may appear to be, it is the truth of who you are. As you begin to perceive this as your truth, you come into a new awareness of what is possible. You create a new paradigm of authentic power and confidence. Instead of the ego self that appears to be a vulnerable victim in a world of random circumstance, accidents, toxins and disease, you perceive a new world. This world is governed by a universal and yet personal power that is constantly emitting a pure vital life force energy that supports and sustains you, mind, body and spirit. Your spirit is the doorway through which your physical body absorbs this necessary vital life force energy. Your spirit knows what you need to experience a life of health, abundance and joy. In this new paradigm you are conscious of your inner ability to create and sustain a life of love and wellbeing. There is a harmonious energetic connection between your physical life and the powerful universal flow of vital energy. As you become conscious of this, you tap into the wellspring of true power. No longer at the mercy of the physical influences of your environment and circumstances you realize that there is something much more powerful at work within you. This power speaks to you through your intuition. As you listen to and act on intuitive messages, the voice of your spirit grows stronger.

You will receive intuitive messages about what best supports and nourishes your physical self. Your ability to discern positive life-sustaining emotions from negative and toxic ones will increase. The impact that your emotions and thoughts are having on what you create and experience will become more apparent. Whatever you are holding onto from the past that is creating resentment and what needs forgiveness and love will surface to be healed. The limiting, judgmental beliefs that are crippling your wellbeing will be replaced by awareness of unlimited inner power and potential.

Don’t hesitate and delay the small steps you can do today that will reinforce your highest good. When you listen to your intuition and act on what you receive you come into your power, mind, body and spirit.

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Intuition and Religious Suppression

angels_6205 I was recently asked this question: Was just wondering how Christianity fits into all of this. Many Christians say that anything to do with psychic abilities comes from the devil, in order that the devil claims a hold on you. I’m a Christian, and I feel I have some sort of gift, but friends would kill me if they knew I was looking into this. I’ve also been reading one of your books, which makes a lot of sense. I saw where it says that you have a master’s degree in divinity and pastoral counseling. So, how do you, as a psychic, take those kinds of responses that it's the devils work?? Thanks for any time you can give in order to help me search… - R.B.

My Answer: Since the beginning of my career as a psychic and medium, I have encountered questions and concerns from well-meaning Christians as to whether or not I am in cahoots with the devil. This many fear, might be the source of the psychic information I receive and who knows what else I might be capable of. The Bible, I am told, warns against this kind of supernatural activity. Not to toot my own horn, but this is a topic that I have a fair amount of experience with. I grew up in a religious home. My mother was a United Methodist minister, and I attended Baptist and Methodist church services on average of three times a week for most of my young years. At present one of my brothers is a Methodist minister and my other brother is a theology professor and chair of the religion department of a prominent Catholic University. As you can imagine, since childhood I have engaged in many theological discussions.

For most of my career as a professional psychic I have been challenged, questioned, rebuked and misunderstood by a few religious folks. As far back as I can remember I have had intuitive and psychic experiences. Even though I have never felt this ability as anything other than a natural way to connect to a greater, loving divine presence (God), I know that some people do not view it this same way. Confronting the fears and concerns of others has made me stronger and helped me to more fully appreciate the connection between the divine and intuition. Hopefully, I have inspired some people to challenge their own misconceptions and apprehensions.

I believe that the Bible speaks to our level of conscious. We interpret it based on our understanding and beliefs. As we grow and evolve, what we read in the Bible takes on new meaning and significance. There are many ways to interpret what is written within this (and other) sacred text. For some its pages are a code of morals and stringent directions for daily life. For others it is an interesting story of history and the struggle for spiritual meaning. Others read the Bible for their personal salvation or as an uplifting source of love and wisdom.

For me, the Bible is a book of intuitive guidance, supernatural happenings and the promise of miracles. Throughout its pages there are abundant examples of intuitive and psychic awareness and extraordinary events. In the Old and New Testaments there are many instances of prophecy, encounters with angels, messages from the beyond, dreams that foretell the future and mystical occurrences. The coming of the Messiah, his ministry, his betrayal and his death were all foretold by prophets.

One of the simplest examples of intuition in the Bible is prayer. Prayer is our communication and connection to God, the divine presence. It is a soul opening and communion with the Spirit of truth and unfathomable love. We listen to all kinds of things all day, the news, television, our co-workers, neighbors, family and friends. Prayer is a different kind of listening. It is the listening within, not with the physical senses but with the spiritual senses. The word psychic literally means deriving from the soul or mind. It originates from the Greek word, psȳchikós, which means the soul. For me, being psychic is the ability to open my soul and receive divine guidance and direction for myself and others. I am not alone in this. Each of us has the ability to listen within and communicate with the divine forces.

For decades the divine gift of psychic sensitivity and spirituality have been separated and distanced from one another. There are many historical reasons why religious authorities have associated intuitive/psychic awareness with evil and dark forces, more than I can go into in this short article. When an individual's innate ability to receive divine guidance is suppressed, people are at the mercy of the church to interpret God's direction and will for them. Reliance on religious authorities is strengthened. The clergy are thus sanctioned as the sole divine mediators. This is a position of power, influence and control and one which ultimately robs the individual of a conscious personal connection to a greater power.

There are many well-meaning church going Christians and their ministers and pastors who have not questioned this archaic position and in their heart believe that intuition and psychic awareness is to be feared and denied. Yet, the spirit of God is within and the individual can connect and communicate with this presence through their intuitive faculty.

But like many things, it is only when you personally experience the Spirit of love and wisdom within will you truly believe. Discover this for yourself. Spend time in quiet, close your eyes, and invoke the presence of all that is good, divine, loving and wise. Receive the holy vibrations of love and wisdom and rest in this peace and know that this is a form of intuition.

Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and His worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth." John 4:23-24

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