How To Know If You’re Ignoring Your Intuition


As a professional intuitive or psychic, people come to me for insight into their life pathway, to make sense of their past and present, and for help navigating their future. Even though my clients aren’t as psychic as I am, every human possesses a sixth sense that becomes stronger the more we pay attention to it and act on its advice.

Unfortunately, many people ignore their intuition. The following are some signs that you’re discounting yours—plus tips for connecting with your inner Jedi.

1. You often wish you’d followed your instincts.

Did a little voice tell you to bring your umbrella to work even though the weather forecast called for sunny skies? You might have ignored your intuition and ended up soaked when an unexpected afternoon shower rolled in. This is a relatively “small” thing, unlike ignoring an intuitive nudge to change careers, towns, or romantic partners. But the small intuitive hits are a great place to practice honoring your intuition and creating new habits. Then when the big intuitive insights come, you’re more likely to take notice.

2. You don’t have any downtime.

Are you rushing from assignment to assignment, event to event, diaper changing to play-date drop-off? Make time every day, even if it’s only 15 minutes, to sit down with your journal, let your mind go blank over a cup of tea, or take a walk in nature by yourself to quietly reflect upon your day and any intuitive insights you experienced, like synchronicities, ah-ha ideas, inspired advice from friends that resonated deeply, symbolic dreams, or gut instincts. Busy people want to get the most out of life, but if you aren’t in touch with your intuition, you can’t live at your highest potential.

3. You think it’s just common sense.

We all naturally fall at different spots on the intuition spectrum. Professional psychics like myself hear voices, see images in the mind’s eye, have feeling sensations and strong intuitive knowings that can tell us the name of a client’s first pet as well as bigger insights like which unexamined traumas are holding a client back and what opportunities are in a client’s future. Skeptical? Educate yourself about intuition. Read a book on intuition, listen to a podcast, or schedule an appointment with a professional intuitive like me. Once you understand the power of intuition, you can start tapping into, and growing, your own.
You may think that knowing when someone tells you I’m fine, even though you get a ‘sense’ that they aren’t is just common sense.  It’s not, you are picking up on the small strands of energy coming from their emotional aura.  In time with experience and paying attention to those intuitive nudges you will be able to ‘see’ more into another’s energy.

4. You avoid taking healthy risks.

Our sixth sense will tell us when it’s time to take a healthy risk—and this is usually a bit before our ego feels ready. If you’ve repeatedly felt the nudge to try something new—like ask someone out, take a class, investigate a different career, begin an ambitious project—but don’t act on that hunch, you’re not just ignoring your intuition but you’re playing small. Maybe this new venture or idea or person won’t work out the way you hope. But if your intuition is telling you to go for something then it knows you will benefit somehow from the experience.

5. You feel ungrounded.

It’s normal to feel lost or scared during certain periods of life. Times of transition, significant relationships starting or ending, and career or spiritual growth spurts are great examples. But when you’re in touch with your intuition, you’re grounded in your soul—something eternal and infinitely more stable than changing life circumstances. Your intuition can also provide you with practical next steps or help you put a situation into perspective so you understand how it fits into the larger picture of your life. When you make time to meditate, consult oracle cards, watch for signs from the universe, and journal, you can feel grounded even when the future seems particularly uncertain.

6. You seem to be cut off from grace.

Do you feel like nothing has worked out lately? Like you never catch a break? It might be that you aren’t paying attention to intuitive guidance that signals grace opportunities. Grace is when things just come together as if by magic. Grace is when your intuition whispers, “That elimination diet you heard about could help your headaches,” or “that book your friend recommended will give you a new perspective on your childhood.” Grace opportunities are available to everyone but only if you tune into your intuition and follow its guidance.

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A Parable of Life After Delivery

In a mother’s womb were two babies.One asked the other: “Do you believe in life after delivery?”The other replied, “Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later.”“Nonsense” said the first. “There is no life after delivery. What kind of life would that be?”

The second said, “I don’t know, but there will be more light than here. Maybe we will walk with our legs and eat from our mouths. Maybe we will have other senses that we can’t understand now.”

The first replied, “That is absurd. Walking is impossible. And eating with our mouths? Ridiculous! The umbilical cord supplies nutrition and everything we need. But the umbilical cord is so short. Life after delivery is to be logically excluded.”

The second insisted, “Well I think there is something and maybe it’s different than it is here. Maybe we won’t need this physical cord anymore.”

The first replied, “Nonsense. And moreover if there is life, then why has no one has ever come back from there? Delivery is the end of life, and in the after-delivery there is nothing but darkness and silence and oblivion. It takes us nowhere.”

“Well, I don’t know,” said the second, “but certainly we will meet Mother and she will take care of us.”

The first replied “Mother? You actually believe in Mother? That’s laughable. If Mother exists then where is She now?”

The second said, “She is all around us. We are surrounded by her. We are of Her. It is in Her that we live. Without Her this world would notDr.  Wayne Dyer and could not exist.”

Said the first: “Well I don’t see Her, so it is only logical that She doesn’t exist.”

To which the second replied, “Sometimes, when you’re in silence and you focus and you really listen, you can perceive Her presence, and you can hear Her loving voice, calling down from above.”

–  this lovely parable is from Your Sacred Self by Dr. Wayne Dyer

Theresa Caputo Investigated for Fraud….?

I came across this article about Theresa Caputo – Long Island Medium that she is being investigated for fraud. Read the article by clicking here.

First of all the article reads stupid.  It’s impossible, no matter how ‘good’ you are, to possibly give a message to each 2,500 people.  It’s nearly impossible to give each audience member a message even if the group is as small as 30!  Think about it….30 people at 10 minute a message would take 5 hours and that’s just giving the message.  I’m not including the time it takes for the medium to actually ‘connect’ then give validating information to the sitter to prove to them that it is their mother/father/child, etc.

I do not know Theresa Caputo personally, however, I do know people from the industry that do know her or know how she works.  It’s easy for anyone to complain about someone other than themselves.  I agree that there are things said or done that I wouldn’t have done or agree with.  Being a medium is not an exact science, there are times where you just do not receive or pick up information on spirit for many reasons.  Then there are people who are not satisfied no matter what you say.  With a crowd that size I am assuming that the messages are short in order to get to the next person to try and get to as many people as possible….”your mom’s passed on correct, it feels like she passed from cancer, she wants you to know, etc, etc…

Granted my defensive comments above does in no way mean that I am a fan of Caputo’s.  I do not appreciate the weird looking nails, the hair that looks glued on, the loud screechy voice, nor the accent that almost sounds fake.  I must say that I am quite jealous of her walk in closet though.  But she is someone’s mother, daughter, wife and friend…she’s human.  She also became very well known as a Medium which impresses me and that’s not easy.

My belief is that Theresa does have the ability to connect to spirit.  I also believe the celebrity bug and being busy has taken its toll which takes a huge bite out of how you do your job.  I don’t agree with charging an arm and kidney for a personal reading but that’s just my point of view.  To each their own I suppose.

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Posted by Barb Powell – Professional Psychic Medium on Monday, May 4, 2015