Frequently Asked Questions
How can a skilled
intuitive counselor/mentor be helpful in my personal life? How about
in my business?
A skilled intuitive can help cut through the "noise" in your
mind to put you back in touch with your most central truths, the goals
that fulfill all aspects of your self, and the most efficient and joyful
paths of action toward the accomplishment of those aims. Looking below
the surface into the hidden patterns in your life, a compassionate and
clear intuitive can help you understand how to clear blocks or subconscious
fears without shame or guilt. By bringing light to your blind spots,
and helping you see your talents and gifts, an intuitive can give you
immediately applicable insights about streamlining your personal growth
In business, a skilled intuitive can penetrate into the inner workings
of your organization and shed light on underlying unconscious "yes,
buts" that interfere with success, whether they be yours, or shared
with your partners, management team, or employees. Calling out these
hidden agendas can help you create from the clearest level possible
and initiate actions that won't be sabotaged by people, circumstance,
or procrastination. Looking under the surface for intangible influences
can help solve personnel problems, assess prospective business partnerships,
identify trends in pertinent markets, name and position new companies
and ventures, pinpoint timing, estimate sales figures, and create and
doublecheck strategies. An Intuitive can also help you define the most
comprehensive, accurate and current vision statement for your career
path and company. With alignment between true inner purpose and appropriate
outer action, you and your employees will characteristically respond
with increased motivation and productivity.
If I were more intuitive,
how might my life improve?
With increased intuition, you'd easily discern new channels for creativity
in your personal life or business, ease blocked communication patterns
to facilitate conscious relationships. Your intuition might give you
insight into techniques for recontextualizing problems for more rapid
solution, or potentials for success on any given action path. You'd
have an increased ability to help synchronize your actions with others
for greater effectiveness, and how to continually stay in touch with
your life vision or dreams to accurately live out your evolving life
purpose. Intuition can act as a vehicle to bring you an experience of
connectedness with life, which is true spiritual knowing.
What is the primary
focus of your intuition training?
Intuition training focuses on helping you learn to discriminate
the preverbal data your body is constantly picking up from the environment
and from the minds of other people. By developing the habit of being
focused inside your body, and understanding the language of the body
and the imagination, you will learn to unlock the inspired guidance
that comes from your higher mind, or your soul. By increasing your attention
on your sensory awareness, and learning how to trust and interpret sensations,
symbols, and the imagery that is constantly streaming from your unconscious,
you'll find a source of information that is direct and highly useful.
Once you can discriminate the subtle information from your inner world,
you'll learn to apply this kind of attentiveness to various areas of
your life, like problem-solving, creativity and innovation, relationships
and communication, and self-guidance.
Is there a difference
between being psychic and being intuitive?
Being "psychic" carries a certain connotation that I don't
like because it perpetuates a kind of partial view of who we are. Being
psychic implies that one knows the future or the unknown, often in a
way that is unrelated to the bigger picture. It's like playing Twenty
Questions, and I think we often seek out psychics for sheer entertainment
value. I hear too many stories of how clients were frightened, programmed
negatively, or set back in their course of growth by a psychic who predicted
something with great definitiveness that never happened. What good is
it, really, to have someone tell you you know someone whose name starts
with M? Or that your mother is going to die? Or that you'll meet a man
who is tall, skinny, and has a big nose? Does it help you become a more
I much prefer the term "intuitive." To me, using intuition
produces an understanding of the big picture of a person's life. What
lessons is the soul learning? What's the good sense in the choices we
make? How are we right instead of wrong? How can we understand our deepest
motives and needs so we can make better and more appropriate choices
in life? I have found that if I take the time to understand a soul's
innate purpose, and see how the life has unfolded to date to help that
purpose be achieved, I can then look ahead and accurately sense the
most probable path for the soul's continued growth.
Trying to pinpoint an answer without understanding the deeper needs
can lead to gross inaccuracy. When someone asks, "Out of these
three job opportunities, which one will I get?," I can't answer
unless I understand that: 1) the person is exhausted and needs to take
time off, so she probably won't get any of them at this time, or 2)
the person needs to reexamine what brings her joy and pick the option
that is most creative, even though she has money pressures and thinks
she should take the highest paying one, or 3) the person is about to
meet a new life partner from another city and will probably end up moving,
so perhaps she needs to wait another month or two before jumping into
the job market here.
So, I really think "psychic" is a part of being intuitive,
but it doesn't approach the scope and refinement of intuition. Intuition
lets you experience "conscious communion" with the world around
you, with other people, with your own soul, and with the divine. Psychism
is that titillating feeling of early contact with the notion that the
supernatural world is really normal.
intuition do for me?
You may have a sense of attraction to certain investments, areas of the
country, people, new ventures, or philosophiesbut you'll still need
to do your homework to find out why you're drawn to them. Intuition always
needs to be grounded and related to what's practical. Intuition should
fund your logical mind, not the other way aroundyou cannot live
Intuition won't do the work of life for you, but it will bring ideas,
answers, and direction. It can help you be more aware and mindful in each
present moment, which helps you live a rich, full, involved life with
a joyous attitude. Intuition won't enlighten you, but it is the vehicle
that lets you perceive that you are already wise, pure, and loving. In
every case, you choose the intuitive way so you can find true guidance
and a true experience of your self, then your personality must choose
againto act in accordance with the guidance you receive.
can people begin to open to their intuitive senses?
The most important thing is to pay close attention to the body, and
the subtle expansions and contractions connected with various choices,
opportunities, or people. It also helps to develop all the senses, work
with symbol interpretation, and dreams. When you see similarities, intuition
opens. When you stay real, in the moment, and in the truth, your intuition
remains open as well. We're all intuitive, but we tend to gloss over
the guidance we receive that way because it's so subtle.