Got A Big Decision To Make?
August 22, 2018 | 1
First, ask yourself these three questions.
You’ve got a big decision to make. How do you know you’re making the right choice? It’s tough, isn’t it? Your mind can play tricks on you. “What if this doesn’t turn out well?” “What if I’m not good enough?” “Should I just stay where I am and suck it up?” Those types of questions just keep you stuck! Here’s where your wonderful inner guidance can step in to help.
The three questions you need to ask yourself that will guide you to success.
Do I Feel Excited About This?Intuition gives you feedback through how you feel. Are you excited? Curious? Interested? Want to learn more? That’s your intuitive clue for either saying “yes” to this choice, or at least moving ahead to get more information. The opposite is true, too. Contemplate the decision du jour in your mind. Do you feel drained? Bored? Want to go home and crawl under your covers? That’s your intuition saying move away from this choice. If it’s a “yes”, you’ll feel more energized. Go in the direction that lights you up. If you’re not getting an obvious “Yes” or “No”, do some more research. Take some next steps. Move in the direction that feels better. It may simply be the case that more information is needed.
Do I Feel Scared About This Decision?I may surprise you here. Scared is often good. A certain amount of anxiety is perfectly normal. Intuition will lead you out of your comfort zone. That’s why a lot of people don’t like to trust it. Think back to any big decision you made. It’s likely you felt at least a little nervous or anxious about it. A choice to take a new job or to make a geographic move can illustrate this point. It’s common to feel uncertain and to think “Can I do it?” “Will it work out?” We ALL feel that way when faced with something new. I’d be willing to bet that in most cases, you felt good about your decision despite the initial butterflies. If you’re saying to yourself, “I wish I had the confidence to do this thing,” do it anyway! Courage and confidence appear when you do the thing you’re scared to do.
What’s My Body’s Response To This Choice?Think about the choice you’re facing. Try a decision on for size. For example, say it’s a job offer. Say to yourself “I’m going to take this position.” How does your body respond? Mybody will let me know this is the right option by flooding me with a sense of relief, peace or a feeling of expansion. I may feel a flutter of anxiety, (see above) but I know that’s normal. If I’m not supposed to move forward on this decision, I’ll feel shut down. My shoulders will sag and I’ll feel a heaviness descend on me. It’s like someone pulled the plug on my batteries. Each of us is going to have a slightly different “yes” or “no” response from our body. Practice with some low risk decisions for a few weeks and try it out. Intuition is like any skill. The more you practice, the better you get.
How does YOUR intuition communicate with you? Leave your ideas, techniques and comments below.
Lynn A. Robinson is a leading expert on the topic of intuition. Her intuitive reading clients consistently praise her uncanny insights as “spot on,” resulting in personal clarity, creative solutions and overall success. Voted “Best Intuitive” by Boston Magazine, she’s also a bestselling author whose latest book is Put Your Intuition to Work. She’s also the author of Divine Intuition: Your Inner Guide to Purpose, Peace and Prosperity. To learn more about her books and intuitive readings, visit http://LynnRobinson.com
Fighting Against Our Gifts
BY MADISYN TAYLOR, Daily Om
Continually fighting against your gifts may bring about a louder knock at your door that you won't welcome.
As human beings we often have a tendency to fight against using our natural gifts. Many stories of success start with an individual who is ignoring the call of his or her inborn abilities. There are many possible reasons for this resistance, from fear that the calling will be too difficult to a disbelief in the very work one is being asked to do. We may feel too small, too distracted by other people's ideas about what we should do, or too uninformed. Whatever the case, the resistance to actualizing ourselves has very concrete consequences, and many of us have been called out of hiding by an illness or a twist of fate that unequivocally dismantled our resistance. In other the words, the universe knocks, and if we don't answer it knocks louder.
For example, if you are meant to be a psychic or a medium, and you aren't using that gift, you may get headaches. If you are meant to be a healer and are trying to be a lawyer, you may have trouble getting or keeping a job. This doesn't mean that you can't still be a lawyer, but perhaps integrating your gifts into your work is what is calling you. On the other hand, you may simply feel an underlying anxiety that you are not on the right path, doing the right thing. Pay attention to this feeling, and ask for guidance from the universe, being open to all its communications, from subtle internal yearnings to powerful dreams. As you begin to risk opening the door to your natural gifts, your life situation may shift in a powerful way. However, you may find that small steps in the right direction, such as taking a class or setting aside one night a week to paint or write, is enough for now.
The first step on the journey to our calling in life is to listen to our internal voices and respond to the knocking universe at the door. As we do, the symptoms and anxieties that have haunted us will fade into the background, replaced by opportunities, both big and small, to open the door to what we are truly here to do.
The answers are/ can only be within & may only be a first step, a breadcrumb leading us on. We are required always to take action on this step showing faith/trust or nothing is likely going to happen... Davo
Feeling Stuck? Try This!
August 2, 2018 | Lynn A. Robinson
You May Discover That You’re On The Right Track
Have you ever had a period of time in your life when nothing appears to be happening? No matter what action you take (or don’t take) there seems to be no movement or change. Everything stays the same. I’ve observed that most of my intuitive reading clients dislike this time of transition, these pauses in life. It makes them feel uncomfortable. “I pray. I talk to my friends. I meditate. I read self-help books. I’ve taken action. But nothing’s happening!”
I have a different take on the matter. Often when I tune in to the person’s soul and ask how I can be helpful, I hear “Tell them much is going on in the unseen world. They are being prepared for the next step. Tell them to be patient, to wait, to have faith and to find small joys in their present life. They will emerge from their hibernation soon.”
I’m usually given a symbolic picture that represents this transition state. I’m shown an image of planting bulbs in the cool ground of autumn and seeing them transformed into the beautiful blooms of spring. What I take from that image is that there is a Divine wisdom and timing for everything. In the fall and winter, those bulbs are being readied underground. They are unseen and yet they’re experiencing the perfect conditions for their growth. Do they angst and thrash about exclaiming to all who will listen that “Nothing’s happening! I must do something!” No. They wait and know that at the right time the earth will warm, the sun will shine at just the right brilliance, the rains will come, and they can fulfill their destiny to the joy and delight of all who see them.
I like what fellow intuitive and author, Sonia Choquette, has to say about this topic. “Patience is the front door to faith. If you come to this door, know that you, your dream, and the Universe are still moving into alignment but aren’t quite there yet. Be excited when you arrive at this point! This means that you are doing your part as you should, and your miracle is on the way to being born.”
Learn To Cherish The Lulls In Your Life.Spend time by yourself or with close friends. Read, take walks, appreciate nature, write in your journal, pray, meditate, nurture yourself, and listen to your wisdom within. You may not know what the next phase of your life will bring, but it will come. Be grateful for your rest. You are part of the flow of God’s wisdom, even if you appear to be standing still.