There’s only one thing that has helped me surge forward in creating the life and business of my dreams even moreso than investing in my own high level 1x1 business coach…
Don’t get me wrong, my coach has proven invaluable to me in getting over huge blockers to success, paralyzing fears, massive amount of self-doubt and resistance, and showing me a clear path to get to where I want to be.
But the ultimate decision maker on what real actions I take, has always resided within.
I started on a journey in 2012, to pay more conscious attention to my intuition, that “inner voice” - to see if it really was right all the time. I also wanted to decipher which voice was that of my intuition, or my inner critic (ego), that would often disguise itself as intuition.
I started testing it out, listening intentionally, and also not listening at all - just to see what would happen. I didn’t spend a lot of time on this, it was just mixed into my everyday life.
Such as the time I heard my inner voice say “put your boots on” as I was walking out the door to photograph an engagement session at the beach a few years back. I looked outside and it was sunny and nice with a few light clouds. I decided I would look like a fool showing up in boots, so I ignored and drove off to the beach.
Upon stepping out of the car - boom - a flash spring shower soaked my little cute flats.
By the end of just this past year, I finally awakened to the fact that I have an extremely open clair called “clairaudience.”
If you have no idea what that means, trust me, neither did I just last October.
What I’ve learned since then is, just as we have 5 physical senses, we also have 5 ‘meta’
physical senses where we receive our intuitive guidances from.
ARE YOU INTUITIVE?
Everyone has access to all 5 of these senses, but only some people acknowledge them, and even fewer have actively practised strengthening them - which is why we all have varying levels of intuitiveness.
If you’ve ever;
* known who was calling/texting before you picked up the phone
* picked up your phone the moment before it rang or a text arrived
* asked someone a question but then already knew what they were going to say
* had a sudden inspiration or idea that “came out of nowhere”
* have pretty wild, vivid and even nonsensical dreams
* hear ringing in your ears once in a while or more
* ask questions to yourself sometime or write them in your journal, and the answers just seem to come out of nowhere
* feel easily drained in public places such as malls or family gatherings
* feel sad, tired, or sick for no explainable reason
* feel like there is something your soul is trying to tell you, or guide you to do but can’t pin point what
…Then chances are, you are a lot more intuitive than you realize.
WHICH IS YOUR STRONGEST INTUITIVE SENSE?
We have access to all 5 of these senses, but usually 1 or 2 are the most dominant or “open” channels to receive intuitive guidances.
Clairvoyance means clear seeing.
Have you ever seen an image in your mind so vividly, it was almost hard to even put it into words? Maybe you can so clearly see the way you want a room to look, a brand design to appear, or a photo to come to life, before you’ve even started on it.
Perhaps you’ve had an experience of asking a question to yourself, and then seeing an image that almost metaphorically answers it for you. Clairvoyance is when visions and images flash through our mind’s eye (aka third eye) very much like a daydream. People who are highly visual and learn best through seeing things written or sketched out, or have chosen professions/hobbies such as photographers, artists, builders, brand designers, decorators etc. tend to have clairvoyance as their most dominant sense. Does this sound like you?
Claircognizance means clear knowing.
This is a common clair that we often refer to as our gut instinct. It refers to when we have knowledge of people or events that we would not normally have knowledge about and requires tremendous faith because there's often no practical explanation for why we suddenly "know" something - seemingly out of nowhere. Often times, people with a strong Claircognizance channel will become philosophers, professors, doctors, scientists, religious and spiritual leaders and powerful sales and business leaders. If this sounds familiar to you, consider claircognizance as one of your dominant senses.
Clairaudience means clear hearing.
If you learn best through hearing things spoken aloud, or have hobbies or interests including music, singing, writing, attending conferences/seminars/workshops or public speaking - clairaudience may be your most dominant intuitive channel. Often this type of intuition comes in the form of hearing the words in your mind, much like your own thoughts, but the information coming in isn’t based on your previous experience or what you already know - it’s as if it’s coming out of ‘nowhere.’ You may hearing occasional ringing in your ears at times, and often feel like you are having internal conversations with yourself. No, you’re not crazy - you’re clairaudient!
Clairsentience means clear feeling.
Often times, many of us are clairsentient without even consciously realizing it. This is when we can feel another person’s emotions or even pain and mistake it for our own. This is most common in coffee shops, shopping malls, and family gatherings. You may feel bogged down, tired, or sad - and have no real explanation for it. Also, when we get a strong gut feeling about someone, or we experience the chills for no reason, we may be picking up the emotional energy of someone else around us. People who are most strongly clairsentient make incredible healers, caregivers and teachers - and often feel inspired to become doctors, nurses, counsellors, mentors, or nannies. If this feels right to you, clairsentience may be a leading sense for you.
Clairalience means clear smelling.
This is being able to smell something that isn’t actually happening in reality at the given moment. Examples of this could include smelling the perfume or the cigarette smoke of a deceased loved one, used as a sign of their presence around us. We may also find that certain smells connect us to past memories. If you have a strong clairalience channel, you may be drawn to working as a florist, a wine taster or a perfume fragrance creator.
Clairgustance means clear tasting.
This is the ability to taste something that isn't physically there. Most commonly this comes from a deceased friend or family member attempting to communicate a memory or association we have with a particular food or drink that reminds us of them, or a memory we have shared. People with a leading sense of clairgustance often find themselves drawn to becoming chefs, bakers or food critics.
Which one or two do you most dominantly resonate with, gorgeous?
Becoming more in tune with my different intuitive senses has definitely aided me in moving forward with the life and business of my dreams, because I developed a stronger and stronger sense of trust with what I’ve been being guided to do - so I have been taking bigger and bigger leaps into the unknown - because I trust where I’m going is right for me..
Even when my mind (inner critic) is desperately urging me not to - but that’s a whole other newsletter!
If you would like to develop your intuition, beauty - start by asking for this guidance in the first place. You have free will, so always make a point of asking for what you want. Then always be listening to the different nudges and inner whisperings you are being given on a daily basis, even about little things such as which route to drive home or what shoes to wear on your evening out.
Test them out by listening to some, and maybe not listening to others - and pay attention to when it works out in your favour, or doesn’t.
You will begin to see a trend as to which voice never steers you wrong, and which one is trying to hold you back.
Keep building this trust with your inner guide, beauty - and watch as you start taking bigger and bolder steps in the direction of the life and business of your dreams…
I hope this helps you on your journey, beauty! It’s a topic I love discussing, so feel free to hit reply and ask me a question, or share an intuitive experience you’ve had!
Follow Your Heart Always,