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Are You an Intuitivore?

Yes I made up that word: intuitivore. This is someone who consumes by using their intuition. This would look like eating what our body tells us we need in the moment, as well as living by our intuition in all ways, not just related to food. What if we woke up and after we meditated (because meditation gives us the focus from our higher self), when you got to work you were supposed to work on one project, but you had no inspiration, but another thing that was on the schedule for tomorrow lit you up. Do that! Now sure, we’d have to follow what is needed within the scope of work, but maybe we could feel out what is best, and check in with others about what feels good for us to offer according to our energies and what lights us up. Perhaps this sounds impossible given your job and family needs? Let’s set aside for the moment that this is an outlandish idea. Place that ‘impossibility’ on the shelf on the edge of your mind, and let’s open this up and play.

What if we all lived by our intuition? Would we be sick because we pushed ourselves too hard? Probably not. In what ways can we begin to see this as a forseeable future? Starting with food, and honoring our needs is a good first step. Our bodies get to be in charge of us anyway. Here’s an example: My body recently decided to give me a bad headache and I was unable to work. I had to stay in bed with an ice pack on my neck. Some people take painkillers, but they don’t work for me and I prefer natural approaches (tumeric and Recovery), and I knew I had to do the emotional work. I laid in bed and thought about what had recently upset me. It was a combination of a relationship in which I needed better boundaries, and a dream I’d had that brought up old grief. I had to process it and I cried and released it. Later that day I did see my Amma Therapist, and she helped my body to let go of how the physical manifestation had come in. And as we processed it further during the session, I released the rest and let it all go.

This could have been resolved sooner had the week before as the issues were coming up I had attended to it. I kept trying to push through the next task, or the next outing, and meanwhile I wasn’t honoring that there was something underneath really bothering me. Our thoughts and emotions need room and space to be allowed, so we can release and grow and then flourish. But, we have to carve that time out.

We need to honor what is in the flow with us in our life. If we get to work and we find that we were going to have left over chicken and veggies for lunch, but our body is saying it can’t do meat right then, instead of pushing through and forcing what isn’t in the flow, try allowing. Allow yourself to go to the store or food place and order that salad with fruit, nuts and a healthy dressing. Not listening and stuffing our bodies with things that don’t sound good, will ultimately and eventually take it’s toll on the body and cause imbalance.

These small steps in doing what is right for you may seem like a small thing, but honoring that intuition will allow more in. Here’s what happened last week. I was working on this blog and all of the sudden I remembered I needed to respond to an email, or a message sent. I messaged the woman as this voice/knowing came in to get back to her. My timing couldn’t have been more perfect! She was in town for two days, and could meet with me. Our conversation led to an opportunity for me, and a healing for her. If I hadn’t reached out then, we wouldn’t have had that experience. A day later I was doing some paperwork and remembered I needed to mail some letters. I printed and prepped them and tucked them into the mailbox, closing the door and pulling up the flag. I walked into my backyard to put something else away. I came around the front one minute later and saw the postman at the mailbox. Eureka! Earlier that week I reached out to a friend to tell her I was open to contributing to a fundraiser, should she do one. She got back to me and had been contemplating a fundraiser, but needed that confirmation and nudge to get the ball rolling. I just followed a hunch to reach out about this. We had never talked about a fundraiser for her business before!

These events keep happening for me, as I continue to be aware and open to the opportunities. They flow in and if I don’t honor them, they flow out too. Sometimes they move on when I sit on them or think too hard. But most of the time, I listen and act quickly (or more often do). I have always considered myself an intuitive, but it’s growing, and there’s always room for more growth. It’s fun to see how much more of an adventure life is when following intuition. How can you become an intuitivore in your life?

Free Fall!

Tanya

Semiannual Review Time!

It’s hard to believe we are over half way through the year and it’s time to do a semiannual review of life to see what we’ve accomplished and where we are headed. It is time to celebrate all that we have done and look at what we are planning. Let’s make sure we are on track with our soul’s highest intentions and see what has been working so far and what needs to be let go of.

If you already journal, take some time to look back through it. Or, look over your calendar or goal list if you save it to see what you’ve been prioritizing. If you did write out goals or a plan for the year for yourself or your business, get that out and see what you can celebrate and what you want to change.

Here are thoughts for you to reflect and journal on:

  • What are your top triumphs?
  • What lessons have you had?
  • What areas can you see that you’ve grown in?
  • What would you like to be different?
  • What steps do you need to get to where your goals are?
  • What are you grateful for?

And, if you’d like to dive deeper into this, I am now offering Transformational Coaching. If you are wanting to get more clear on your path, achieve a goal quicker, get through a change or tough time in your life- whether it’s career, health, relationships related, or just stay on track with all of your to-do’s and get more organized and efficient, then this coaching is for you!