Is it really my intuition? How can I tell?

I’ve been asked these questions hundreds of times before. And while our minds want to make the answer complicated, the truth is, it’s not. There are some simple truths, that if you follow them and keep committed to the process, will guide you to consistent and clear direction in your life. I never said it was easy – it’s just not that complicated . Here’s 3 things to keep in mind. More to come later.

1. When you are attached to an outcome, your intuition will retreat. The stronger you want something with your ego, the weaker your intuition becomes. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t want; it just means that your not attached to the end result looking a certain way or having to arrive at a certain time. I always say if we can practice non-attachment, like Buddha, we will all be 24/7 intuitives without even trying…

2. Your intuition comes in different forms – it can come through a voice within, a visual in your mind’s eye, a feeling, a gut knowing, a synchronicity, or a host of other ways. Don’t assume that “the answer” will come in the way that it has always appeared. If you are cleaning your kitchen and suddenly you are presented with an odd image in your mind’s eye, take note – write it down and ask. I always tell my clients to write everything down and then ask for more information about the guidance – if you are meant to learn more…. you will! If you practice step 1, you can discern the difference between made up stuff that your ego conjures up and the real thing. Practice this by writing a question you would like answers to – listen with non-attachment to the response and write it down until you can hear your ego creeping in – if you stop at the moment the pen wants to express the ego’s voice, you will be well on your way to being a confident and discerning Every Day Intuitive. (See my Linked In Group to join The Everyday Intuitive)

3. Intuition is the voice of love; ego is the voice of fear. Practice hearing guidance that sounds like it’s loving advice – your intuition wil never berate you, will never go on and on like a friend who you can’t get off the phone no matter how hard you try…. your intuition is almost alarmingly concise and usually asks of you what may be uncomfortable or at the very least, requires you to make a change of some sort. The voice often is quiet, but may not always be gentle if you are not listening to it or not trusting it – it may sound loud in your inner ear to get the attention of those of us who have shut down to the guidance that is operating within and around us 24/7.

Hope that helps and is a start. More to come.
Check out on KarenMcGregor.ca our great Intuition Intensive Certification coming up on Feb. 1-3 and our Professional Intuitive Program on January 25-27.

How Intuition Keeps us Alive

Intuition can be our warning-system and our alarm bells should something in our life not feel right. But few people ever think about how intuition makes us feel ALIVE… it can give us renewed vitality, it can help us to know with every fibre of our being that what we do and who we are in this world matter. That the path we have chosen is one that aligns with our purpose and activates our passion.

Having a relationship with our intuition can increase our clarity and confidence about what we are called to stand up for in life, about what we believe is possible, about our commitment to our big wild dreams.

Intuition embodied and lived creates presence in people, and it is a presence that can affect millions of other people. One person’s internal flame spreads to ignite the flame in others. From our families to our communities to our global villages, we are deeply moved by the efforts of one single person who is fully aligned with their intuition and committed to their path.

My dream is that every man woman and child will one day wake up and work not because they have to but because it’s what makes their soul sing.

My dream is that every man woman and child will embrace their inner wisdom and honor it just as the rational mind is embraced and honored.

My dream is that every man woman and child will say YES to life. Will choose to be fully ALIVE.

The Add-On Theory of Intuition

I was listening to David Wolfe this past week talk about adding living, raw food to our diet versus depriving ourselves of what we really love to eat and drink. Eventually, when we add on enough times, cravings for foods that lack nutrition begin to subside. Over a period of time, the very foods you thought you couldn’t live without have completely lost their appeal.

From cakes and cookies to Salads and Super foods? Who me? Well yes, it’s true. This theory is in fact working for me and I’m delighted as I experience more energy and weight loss! As a professional intuitive, I’m now looking at how this add-on theory works with intuition, and here’s my theory:

Each time that we invest focused energy in moving into the wisdom of our hearts, in moving into the wisdom of our bodies, we want to stay there longer, and actually begin to lose interest in the great fascination with exclusively logical, rational thoughts. Each time that we acknowledge, accept and act on our intuition, we build a strong relationship to this bridge between our humanity and divinity. We can walk with clarity and confidence into our life purpose, into new relationships, and be the architects of our own lives. Yes our minds will always be there to be an assistant to this process; it’s just that the mind relaxes into knowing that it doesn’t have to be on call 24/7 and come up with all the answers all of the time.

Join me in discovering the add-on theory and learn more about it in the Life Purpose Intensive Retreat and the Intuition Intensive Certification, both coming in Nov. 2012!