I hold the belief that we all need to be alert to the messages we receive in order to make progressive decisions in our lives. In addition, I believe that receiving intuitive messages is always beneficial even if the message is “wait,” “don’t go forward with this,” or even the information appears nebulous. And, just as important, we need to trust and have the courage to follow the message’s guidance if we feel it is in our best interest.
Where do messages come from?
Our messages come from
· outside sources
· inner thoughts and feelings, and,
· from a higher source that may appear as a “knowingness.”
Outside sources include words from a song on your car radio, a friend’s communication, words from a book, any sensory perception, and so forth. You “hear,” or observe something that resonates with what you are feeling and thinking, and that information serves you in a timely fashion. It fulfills a need of the time. A playful example is suddenly hearing the Beatles’ singing, “she loves you ya, ya, ya,” and you are inspired to pop the question to your fiance. In this experience, the outer source can reflect the inner awareness and resonate more deeply, rather than superficially… you know when it happens.
Inner thoughts and feelings, always unique to you, are actively speaking to you. These messages, hunches, or gut feelings are recognized in your mind and body. They are reactions to what is presently going on around you, what you remember from past circumstances, as well as from less remembered experiences. These “forgotten” patterns may have been stored in your unconscious mind from birth or even past lives, and are re-enlivened when there is a resonance to a current feeling or situation.
A third way of receiving intuitive messages seems to come from a higher source and could be described in many ways according to your experience and belief system. Whether you define your messages as coming from your higher self, from the unified field of all knowledge, or from a Divine source, it doesn’t matter. The intuitive process is bridging the gap between your conscious and super-conscious parts of your mind. It is only important to remain alert to what is being communicated and follow the guidance in perfect timing.
Remember intuitive information is not a thought out, reasoning process. It really is a process that allows you to know something directly without analyzing it. You will probably never really know where the information really came from or identify how you actually received it.
How do you know whether to follow or not follow your intuition?
The best thing you can do is to get out of your own way of overthinking or analyzing. Receive your thoughts and feelings with non-judgment and an open heart. And, even if there are some left-over emotions from your past, don’t mind them. It’s ok to feel but make your “intuitive decisions” from a pure heart, from a pure desire to be in integrity with your highest good.
Although this may sound “iffy,” you’ll need to take your chances. Taking a risk is often part of the process that results in growth. But, if you know something is NOT right, then hold off. You will feel “icky” about it.
The value of the Empowerment Process in following your intuitive guidance
The Empowerment Process is a powerful way to help you understand and transform any concern you hold. Out of 10 steps, perhaps the most important step is the first one, your Opportunity for Transformation. It may be the most important step as it sets the direction for a change. Once you are willing to commit to letting go of your resistances, they will spontaneously drop off as you move through the Process.
Because the results are so effectively “felt,” it is a great process to learn for oneself. I feel fortunate to be able to teach the Empowerment Process workshops via ZOOM technology on the web to draw people together from all parts of the country.