Category: Intuition & Divine Guidance

How To Recognize Your Intuition

Intuition:  The ability to acquire knowledge without inference or use of reason.  It comes from the Latin word, “Intueri” which translates into “to look inside”.

Intuition is one of my favorite subjects!  I love to hear stories of how peoples’ inner knowing guided them forward into something great, warned them of something dangerous or helped them aid in another’s growth.  It is our connection with Spirit- the very essence of the Universe that we are all a part of and connected to in ways that far outreach our understanding as human beings.

Intuition is an innate gift or trait that we are each born with. We all have it.  Each and everyone of us.  Male or female.  Young or elderly.   It is an inner knowing, sense or feeling.  A gentle nudge pushing us in the right direction.  Sometimes it is a warning and other times it is clear guide to the next step we are to take in a certain direction.

 Our intuition comes in moments when our mind is free-flowing- the times that we are not attached to outcome, but are allowing for stillness.

It is best described as a whisper resonating with truth.  Our intuition does not come attached to emotion.  On the contrary, intuition feels emotionless.

Many of us have difficulty discerning between what is intuitive guidance and what is not.  Many times our intuition can be guiding us in a different direction than our thinking mind is.  With this, we are oftentimes confused as to what is real and what is not.  The best way I have learned to distinguish between the two is this:

Intuition is a whisper, fear (over-thinking mind) is a shout.

Fear yells at us. It’s emotional and subjective. It’s screaming WARNING, WARNING, WARNING even where there may not be danger. It’s the loudest voice in our head, thus the easiest one to pay attention to.

Intuition is the quiet between the fearful thoughts. It’s the moment we consider another possibility. The moment God speaks to us. It’s quiet, neutral, objective and has a different quality than normal passive thinking.

Oftentimes, we may discount our intuitive  message because it is simply not as loud or overpowering as our egoic mind is.  In moments like this it is most imperative to get quiet.  Whether your quiet comes through meditation, exercise, driving or other experiences, to truly hear your divine guidance, it is important to make time to still your mind.

I used to think I had to handle all my life’s questions and decisions by myself and  I only called upon Spirit in times of great pain and distress.  In those times I found myself repeating the same behaviors over and over again because my thinking was always the same.  I may have received guidance, but quickly discounted it because I was sure I knew better.  My egoic/fearful mind wanted to control.

We learn to trust our guidance when we take time to look over all the moments in our lives that we knew better and chose to do the opposite.  Recalling and feeling how our guidance came and learning to follow that guidance is key in living free-flowing lives rather than swimming upstream against the current of truth.

As with any practice, getting good at hearing/seeing/feeling/knowing our guidance, and then believing and acting on it, will take time.  As long as you are diligent to the practice and truly wish to connect with your higher self/Spirit, you will prevail!  Our life’s decisions and choices become much easier when we learn to connect to our center (soul/God) and trust in the divine guidance of Source.

 

From Doormat to Sweet Empowerment Introduction

from doormat to sweet empowerment book cover

Dear Empowerment Seeker,
After a major life upset brought me to my knees, I set course to heal the unhealthy relationship patterns repeating in my life. I didn’t know how this was going to happen, but I was willing to do whatever it took. It took me two years (by myself) of dedicated work to heal what I now recognize as shame and unworthiness recovery. The results of my work were so astounding, so life-altering, I realized I had cracked the empowerment code.

There is a shame and unworthiness epidemic that plagues humanity. Our healing points show up in our people-pleasing (doormat), approval seeking, controlling, self-protection, mask wearing and desperate behaviors. We all (males and females) have wounds that require healing to attract and maintain the life and relationships we’ve always craved. My goal for writing this book is to help you shorten the learning curve so you can experience your dream life as soon as possible. I’ve done it and I can help you get there.

I have taught this concept to hundreds of people and those truly dedicated to the work, achieved their goal! Healing doesn’t just happen by wishing it so. We must be willing to take radical responsibility for our lives, intake and study new concepts then retrain our conditioned mind by applying what we’ve learned. Healing work is not “difficult”, it’s simply a new method of operating. I sectioned this book into 9 Modules. A module is defined as any number of distinct but interrelated units from which a program may be built. Each module in this book is a component of Shame and Unworthiness Recovery. All equally important.

All stories are true life situations of my own, coaching/consulting clients, friends and family. All names have been changed to protect and respect the privacy of others.
Although I now passionately teach shame and unworthiness recovery, I am a work in progress. I continue to take responsibility for my life, expand my knowledge and practice new concepts and tools. Empowerment is not a destination; it is a way of living.

I invite you, the purchaser of this book, to read the text slowly, high-light concepts you’d like to revisit, complete the exercises, journal your thoughts and apply what you’ve learned. Keep moving forward no matter what!

Always remember, life is a process. Healing is a process. Change is a process. Be gentle with yourself while on your journey. Stay your course, encourage and congratulate yourself often and most importantly, honor yourself for the unique and sacred individual that you are! You are deserving and capable of living a beautiful life!
I am extremely honored to assist you on your healing path.

I believe in you!
Kristen