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Don Juan DeMarco

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“There are four questions of value in life…

What is sacred?

Of what is the spirit made?

What is worth living for,

and what is worth dying for?

The answer to each is the same.

Only love.”

(Don Juan deMarco – 1995)

-Johnny Depp

How would you answer each question?

I would love it if you can add them to the comments.

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[tweetmeme source=trcoaching only_single=false] “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” Albert Einstein

I have read that intuition is the immediate understanding of truths or facts without the benefit of reasoning. This suggests to me that it could be a helpful tool. It’s subtleties could also be developed and drawn upon by anyone for more information. Do you trust your nudges? Are you receptive and open to them? I am!

Do you give intuition, your 6th sense the credit or do you blow it off as a lucky guess or just plain good luck? I used to think it was luck at one time, but I also know that some in my family have had a strong connection to their intuition, the “just knowing” stuff. I have been receptive to my intuition off and on throughout my life.

Have you ever made a call or sent a card only to find out it couldn’t have come at a better time? How about sensing something was off with a friend without them saying or maybe even showing something was wrong? How about ever taken a different route somewhere, not knowing why? I think everyone has at some point had at least one of these things happen in their lives, and some have had countless events and some I have not mentioned.

What do you call this sense, a gut feeling, inner voice, God within? How do you FEEL it, maybe a tingling in your fingers, a stomach fluttering, a heaviness or mood change? Does it feel like you “just know”?  You may have a connection to your wisdom within. There are those who feel there is one path and that we cannot change it- only follow it. They too maybe right, I don’t think there is a wrong here, only differences of opinion or  perception.

There have been countless times someone has asked me questions that for some reason I have known the answer to. There was no way for me to know much of this information through study or even interest in the subject. For awhile I thought I was just making it up as I went along but it was always so believable and came so easily. I have never been known as a story-teller, liar or truth stretcher. I did not want to sound like a know-it-all so I started to say I must be making this stuff up as I had no reference for the information I had. This too did not feel right to me. I started to fact check stuff that I thought and found it to be true. Hmm…

The cool thing is that I have again become quite comfortable with “just knowing”. On regular occasions now I ask a coaching client a seemingly unrelated question to what they were just saying. They are usually surprised by the question yet find it a great one, bang on in fact and it takes them to something either pertinent or a deeper level of understanding than where they were before the intuitive question. 

Being tuned in is about trusting the intuitive “hit” as it is sometimes called, without being attached to what it means. Have you ever thought that your intuition was wrong or completely off target? Could it be that your interpretation of it was off? As you are putting words – a description to what we believe it means to a feeling, is it possible your translator was busted? Your nudge or hunch may have been bang on but you misunderstood its meaning? Does it mean you should close yourself off to it and not trust it?

If you can remove your attachment to your interpretation and stay open, your intuition will be there waiting for you to learn how to decipher it as you move forward. Become an open channel to your intuition or become open to others who can give you the gift of what they see or feel. Ask a friend “what is your gut telling you about my situation?” about something you would have normally asked advice on. See how it feels and explore where it takes you.

 Are you skeptical?  When someone asks you for advice, sit with the question a moment and see what rises to the surface. Maybe an image or another question, or even just a word comes to mind as you sit quietly. Let them know that you may not understand what the meaning of what you have to offer is, but see where it takes them.  There may be some intuitive connection that you could not have possible known. It may be exactly what they need to move forward.  That is what I do as a coach.

This does not make you a mind reader, just intuitive. If you exercise this place in your brain, it will develop like a muscle worked. You can also decide to add it to that part of you that collects data like the weatherman. There are all kinds of tools out there to help him including the window to see what’s happening. Some even say it feels like rain in their bones, so open up to the logic, history and memory that give you answers and add to it your intuition as a place you can collect information from. You just might find out more than you ever knew possible!

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