Do you admire Richard Branson and Oprah Winfrey? Would you like to be able to build your business the way they have but also have their charisma? Do you know what they have in common? No it’s not gender or nationality or not even the business they are in (I know, that was obvious). What they have in common is that they both swear by intuition. They openly admit that it is the thing that has made a difference in their lives. And it can be the same for you too.
We all have fears around intuition so for Halloween, on day 1 of my Spooky challenge, I am going to shine a light on the fears we have around intuition to enable all of us to dispel those fears and give ourselves permission to use intuition in every area of our lives. Intuition is what makes the difference between a good lawyer and an excellent lawyer, a good doctor and an excellent doctor, a good business man and an excellent business man (or woman), a good accountant and an excellent accountant, a good artist and an inspired artist, a good musician and a genius. Yes. Intuition. Tapping into something bigger. Inspiration. Things flowing. Coincidences happening at 200 mph. The right people walking into your life and offering what you have been wanting for ages but wasted so much time trying to find.
As Karen Gunton encourages us with her #ligthouserevolution: be a lighthouse. Shine and let the right people come to you. I made that decisions myself a couple of years ago after an abysmal and soul destroying book signing where no one turned up. I promised myself: NEVER AGAIN. Within months, I had an agent. I took inspired action. I didn’t go out searching for an agent. I had done that a few years before and again experience such agonising rejection that I curled into bed for months not wanting to tell anyone I was an author ever again. How did I get an agent? Someone posted something on Facebook about an agent she worked with (she is an editor in a publishing house) and I was pulled to go check his website. Without thinking, I send him a message. And within 48 hours, he got back to me to say that he was very interested in my book and could I please tell him more. Within a week, he has signed me in his books. How is that for inspired action?
This is what happens when you use your intuition instead of your rational mind. Your rational mind takes you through the Writer’s yearbook, you study it like others study the bible, you narrow your choice down to ten and you write them letters with your proposal and hope for the best. They of course take three months to get back to you, if they get back at all. And you end up being washed out.
No more for me. I am looking for a new agent and this time, I know she will find me. I don’t know how but I know she will. I have an idea what she is going to be like. And it wouldn’t surprise me if she was Australian. Now, of course I could rationalise all this and put it down to imagination. But I know better than that. I have done professional intuitive readings for over ten years now. I have learnt to trust my intuition. I know what it feels, looks and sounds like. And I would love to teach you that.
To give you a foretaste of what my seven week intuition course is like, I have designed this little challenge. So here are some of the most common fears people have about using their intuition:
- fear that if you use your intuition, dead people will start to follow you everywhere
- fear that even though I say everyone is intuitive, you are not
- fear of not knowing if it’s your imagination or if you have gone mad
- fear of not hearing it
- fear of not getting it right
- fear that people will consider you a nutcase (tip: you don’t have to tell people you use your intuition if you don’t want to – you can keep it your little secret – in fact when you start, it’s best if you do whilst you build your confidence)
Day 1 of the 7 day challenge is going to be about shining a light on our fears around intuition and BLASTING them. Woooohooooo. And it will be so much fun. For example, my biggest fear around intuition is seeing dead people (nb 1). How silly is that? I am so ready to blast that one.
I am a reformed corporate lawyer. I really keep my feet on the ground. My biggest achievement has been to successfully marry my intellect to my intuition and I am on a mission to help others live holistically without having to sacrifice one to the other.
(c) Ange de Lumiere 2016