If intuition is not already something you include in your daily routine, these 5 points may just help get you started!
1) Intuition is NOT some rare gift awarded only to a select few.
We are ALL intuitive! It is an inborn skill that has been built into us to help navigate the twists and turns of life. Although there may be some more apt to use it than others and maybe some even a bit better at it, we all have access to our intuition. The more you acknowledge and trust it, the stronger it will be.
2) You are ALREADY using your intuition in your life, even if you don't recognize it!
Whenever you find yourself making a decision or coming to a conclusion in life that does NOT seem to stem from something rational or logical that you "know" experientially, or through direct evidence, that is intuition at play. Intuition does not rely on "facts" and is free to bring in to us information outside of what we "should" be able to access at any given time. Our intuition knows no boundaries.
3) Your intuition will express itself in your life in relation to how your personality does.
If you tend to be a very visual person, then your intuition will most likely come through to you in that way also. If you are very direct in your nature, or are concerned with fine detail, you will find your intuition operating in much the same ways. Work to develop the form of intuitive awareness that is most in line with your strengths.
4) Everyone is unique and the way their intuition appears to them can be too.
Many people think of intuition as something that comes to us as dramatic visions or violent reactions to things, but the truth is, intuition can also be extremely subtle. It will be individual for each of us and can come in many forms. Some receive visual, auditory, or emotional cues, and some may be guided through synchronistic signs. For most, it seems to be a combination of forms and cues.
5) The MOST important factor in learning to harness and improve your intuition is learning to trust it and yourself implicitly.
Our intuition is always available to us and it never stops working, but we are very good at finding ways of dismissing or ignoring it. Pretty much everybody can think of at least a time or two where they did not follow their intuition and later wished they had. Luckily, there are also just as many stories of people grateful they did! True intuition does NOT lie, and it is NEVER inaccurate (although our INTERPRETATIONS of intuitive information can be sometimes misunderstood). When we begin to give more room and more credence to our intuitive nudges, the more they will take front and center in our awareness, and the BETTER we will be able to function in the world. Life runs much smoother when we are paying attention!
Now that you know a little bit more about intuition and how it operates in your life, you can begin to let it's unlimited assistance become available to you as it was always meant to be!
Peace, light, blessings, and a wonderful day! Melinda! August 2014.
3/16/2014 1 Comment
There are many ways those on the other side use to communicate with us. To convey their love, their affection, and to let us know that they are alright. Although our loved ones are around interacting with us on a regular basis, it can be easy to overlook if we are not sure what to look for.
As much as I am happy that the media and popular culture has embraced the spiritual side of life in a big way, it is a mixed bag. With all of the so-called "reality" shows on television right now (and believe me, I am addicted to watching them all), there is a real misconception of what spirit communication looks like. If it is not dramatic or Hollywoodesque, then it must not be from spirit! They throw glasses or appear at your bedside in full form, or speak through your cell phone, right!?!? Well, sure - sometimes! Generally speaking though, it is something much less distinguishable from other everyday occurrence.
This list is meant to open up the door to some of the SUBTLER (and much more common) ways in which spirit communicates with us from the other side. If we are willing to stop and expand our perceptions and listen with our hearts, we can become aware of all of the ways our loved ones continue to share their lives with us!
1) "Random" thoughts. Those times when what seems as though a very random thought pops into our minds and leaves us reminded of a loved one, it can often be a sign that those in spirit are connecting with us at that moment and sending their greetings.
2) Finding coins, feathers, tokens, or other small items. Our loved ones enjoy sending us little reminders and gifts to show us that they are around and sending us their care, love and support. Next time you find a coin on the ground, you just might want to say "hello" to those in spirit who are always close by.
3) Scents. One of the easiest ways spirits can signal their presence to us appears to be through scents. Whether it is the scent of tobacco, flowers, perfume, or even a fragrance they were associated with, scents are a common way our loved ones show us they are around.
4). Sensing energy or movement out of the corner of your eye. Our loved ones have continued on in a different form and it is not unusual to sense or even physically perceive their energy as they move throughout the space around us. The more relaxed and present we can learn to be, the easier it becomes to sense the energies of the spirit world that are constantly surrounding us sending messages of love and eternity.
5) Dreams. Our dreams act as a doorway into the spirit world. We can both receive visits from those on the other side in our dreams, or we can actually travel to the other side ourselves to interact with those there. Don't underestimate the importance or validity of a visitation or message only because it was "just" in a dream.
With peace, joy, and love! Melinda! ^_^
If I were to ask you right now whether or not you believed in yourself, you would imagine that there would be a few different possible answers. In all actuality, there appears to me to be only one for everyone and it's an emphatic YES! This may seem to be untrue at first look, but when you stop and try to really be aware, it becomes clear.
In that small moment immediately after the question is posed to you, and before the subconscious mind reacts with some negative admonishment, that pure, REAL part of you answers with a resounding "YES!"! Our Souls OBVIOUSLY know that we are unlimited Beings and that we are capable of creating the most magnificent of lives for ourselves, but the problem is that we refuse to admit it! Why? Well, because the world we live in has convinced itself with it's outward turn that it is EXPERT at deciding what is and what is not possible. This is simply not true. Our world is shaped from the inside out, so every time we change a thought or shift perspective, we have already altered what is "possible"!
What IF we actively chose to believe in ourselves? What would happen? Would our support systems fall away leaving us scrambling on our own? Would all of the things we grasp onto so tightly be torn away from us? Quite the contrary! When we can live our lives with the basic understanding and realization that we ARE amazing and that we DO have the ability to create wonderful and fantastical things, we will become our own MIRACLE MAKERS!
The difference between SAYING that you believe in yourself and FEELING it is one of pure faith. What do YOU think you could achieve? Could you do ANYTHNG, or are there limitations you place on yourself based solely around what is "logical and rational"? Belief is really not rational nor logical - it just IS! I have never met Henry Ford, or Donald Trump, or Jay-Z, but I am willing to wager a guess that the only difference between them achieving their goals and you achieving yours is their unwavering faith in themselves to get there! Their BELIEF that the future was open to them and that THEY were the only deciding factor was the key! What is keeping you from sharing that level of faith in yourself? Just because you HAVEN'T had it happen yet, certainly doesn't mean you WON'T or CAN'T make it happen! The potential is YOURS to uncover! I believe in you - now it's YOUR turn!
Today is as good a day as any to begin to view yourself as the limitless, miraculous, and DIVINE Being that you truly are, so . . . what is stopping you? Make a plan, SEE it happening, FEEL it done, and no matter what resistance you may encounter from your subconscious or from others around you for believing something that appears unbelievable, maintain your faith in an unwavering way that allows you to see yourself in the way that the Universe already DOES, and just remember how many things are acheived everyday that were at one time believed impossible! Peace, Love, Joy and all your dreams come true! Melinda!
This is my Blog! I also love to share my thoughts on Facebook, so if you enjoy my ramblings, feel free to connect with me there too!