Comparison Of Different Intuitive Types

intuition dominanceIntuition is defined as having the ability to understand or know something immediately without conscious reasoning, or an instinctive knowing, to know something without knowing why you know it. It may seem so obvious and natural. It can often seem irrational and illogical.

When you increase your awareness of the potentiality of intuition, you tap into an inner wisdom and begin to create from Source. You become more aware and tuned into the depth of the spiritual resources that lie within you, and that connect you to infinite intelligence.

Everyone has intuitive gifts. You receive, perceive, absorb and interpret the non-physical world around you – the world of energy. This happens without your conscious awareness. Yet, you can learn to tune into this information through intuition. This requires a merging of your energy field with the energy that surrounds you, integrating the information with your physical senses.

Knowing your dominant intuitive type allows you to develop your intuitive ability and progress more quickly by flowing with the current and having a better understanding of yourself and your experiences. You can learn to discern what is yours and what is not and make choices based on this information. You can then develop your other styles of intuition for full guidance.

Although you begin by being aligned and feeling more natural with one style of intuition, as you grow and begin to use and trust your intuition, your usual preference will evolve and blossom into a full range of receptivity. You will be lead to who you really are at your soul level authentically and genuinely.

Here is a quick and basic breakdown of the 4 styles of psychic intuition.

If you are emotionally intuitively based, emotions will lead you. The emotional intuitive travels the path of the heart and unconditional love, tuned into intuition through the heart chakra.

  1. Feels energy as emotions
  2. Natural empathy
  3. Emotional clairvoyance – Receive spontaneous image or impression that is emotionally charged
  1. Emotionally telepathic – Receive powerful emotions that come from seemingly nowhere

If you are mentally intuitively based, you will respond to the world through thinking. The mental intuitive is driven by an innate desire to understand and to know. They thirst for knowledge, to learn and to expand their minds, tuned in through the sixth chakra.

  1. Use your mind to understand spirit
  2. Knows, thinks, and sees patterns
  3. Mental Telepathy and Clairvoyance – Ability to see or intuit an actual image object or event

If you are physically intuitive, or kinesthetic, you will relate to energy with your bodies, soaking up the energy this way through your lower three chakras and physically experiencing the information in your body.

  1. Receive energy through bodily impressions
  2. Receive information through psychometry – Ability to hold an object or view a photograph to receive information, impressions, or physical sensations about the object or its owners
  3. See the divine in all living things
  4. Connection with the natural world
    1. Earth and earth elements
    2. Animals
    3. Stones and plants

If you are spiritually intuitively based, you are inclined to recognize energy through essence and sensation. The journey of the spiritual intuitive is to that of enlightened freedom, tuning in through the crown chakra.

  1. Receive messages from non-physical beings
  2. Sense the presence of non-physical beings
  3. See images of non-physical beings
  4. Have visions of or from non-physical beings
    1. Spirits
    2. Ghosts
    3. Guides
    4. Angels
    5. Loved ones who have passed into spirit

In this blog post, I describe each intuitive type in more detail. 

If you would like to learn even more about your dominant and natural intuitive styles, deepen your understanding, and gain valuable experience in using and trusting your intuition, click here.

Episode 36 #TappyBreak Failure is An Opportunity for Reinvention

failure is opportunityFailure is such a dirty word and one that leaves many feeling defeated, disappointed and ruined, whether a personal or professional failure – the results can be devastating, especially when you fail to bounce back or allow the fear of another failure keep you down.

How you feel about failure is going to make a big difference. You can choose to see it from different perspectives. I know I have spent too many years beating myself up, asking myself “what if,” feeling shame, regret, remorse and unworthy. I know I am not alone here.

Then I began to look at my perceived failures differently. I began to look at the lessons I learned. I started to ask myself the following questions:

  1. What could I have done differently?
  2. What kept me from making different choices at the time?
  3. What did I do well?
  4. At the time, did I believe I was doing all that I could?
  5. At the time was I making choices that supported me at the time?
  6. Knowing now what I did not know then, and choosing to move forward, what can I do?

I answered them honestly. It wasn’t easy, but I started to realize how much I was devaluing my choices, my needs, and the place where I was at the time of the perceived failures. If I continued to do that, chances were strong that I would continue down that path, and only see the failures, and perpetuate more of them.

So, I decided to free myself, to create a new vision and a new version of me. Many people have used failure as an opportunity to reinvent themselves. Conan O’Brien is a great example of this, and even spoke about it at the commencement address he gave to graduating class at Dartmouth in 2011.

I decided to forgive myself for my perceived failures. I also tapped. I tapped a lot. I tapped on all my feelings around the disappointment, the shame, the blame, and the resentment. I tapped on anything and everything that I thought or felt about each failure. I tapped until I felt free and ready to move on with a renewed sense of clarity. I continue to tap.

I recommend that you take some time to answer the questions above as honestly as you can. This will give you some specific material for tapping. If blame and judgment is there, let it be okay and tap until you no longer feel triggered by it. Ideally you want to reach a place where you can look at the situation with neutrality.

In today’s #Tappy Break, I am going to tap with you so you can free yourself from seeing things as failures and instead as lessons, opportunities and freedom.

Let’s tap into the new re-invented you!

#TappyBreak – So Many Choices How Do I Know What’s Right?

Join me for Episode 35 for Tappy Break! So Many Choices How Do I Know What’s Right?

What is #TappyBreak?  It’s an opportunity for you to take a break in your day and tap on the subliminal, unconscious and conscious emotions, people, things, and issues that cause you stress and block your creativity, moving forward, and living your truth!  Every week, there is a new topic.

If you want to learn more about tapping (EFT) which is what we do in #TappyBreak,  grab your free downloadable guide and video at: http://ow.ly/K3mH4

This week we will explore how to feel confident when you are facing many choices and decisions.  We will tap on the thoughts that run around your head and the stress that gets trapped in your body. After this episode, you will be able to easily choice in favor of your highest good!

Want more #TappyBreak?  all the episode are found at: http://ow.ly/EssFV

#HappyTapping!

Connecting With Your Intuition

leaves in bloomI  was very reflective and deep in love yesterday morning with life, with the weather, with the moment and with myself.  I wish to share it with you.  

I listened to a meditation on faith, something I can let waiver when it comes to my work. Rather than staying in the flowing dance of faith, I dip low into doubt. Does this happen to you?

I would love for faith to be with me always and I am choosing that now. Faith looks like the angel who often appears to me when working with my clients. It is the color of red poppies. If feels fluid, tingling and light in my body. It sounds like the chirping of morning birds singing their greeting. It smells like the sweet salty ocean air – to me, any way.  I invite you to describe it for yourself.

I sat on my porch steeped in nature, listening to the meditation and just breathing in the beauty of the blossoming trees and plants that bless me daily. Then I moved to the patio to write my almost daily pages, being kissed by the rising sun, receiving its warmth and love, receiving grace from the morning air, receiving hope from the budding green leaves and plants emerging from the dark and cold of winter, reminding me of the circle of life, the ebb and flow and to trust, to have faith in my dreams, my passions, my self and the immeasurable divine support that guides me daily.  

My life is a blessing.  Each breath is a gift.  Each moment to be treasured, lived and enjoyed. 

Tuesday, I was immersed in the joy and love of my sweet granddaughter, Hattie.  She is my little girl friend!  We laugh, bounce, sing, dance, walk, play and enjoy each other all day.  Nothing else is more important when I am with her, except to be totally present in the pure bliss and blessing of that sweet child. 

What a gift that I can choose to spend 2 days with her most weeks, and also support my daughter so she can live her passion. Yet often my thought gremlins show up, pressuring me, yakking at me that I have so much work to do that I haven’t completed or started.  I have to remind them that I clearly and lovingly made a choice to live my life fully, enjoy all that I’ve created, envisioned and prayed to experience – connection, loving relationships, mutual support with my husband, my family, close friends, and my spirit as well as in my business community, and to be present in each moment with love. 

It is so easy for me to get so caught up in all my ideas and all the things I want to create and do to the exclusion of all else. Yet, I know that would stifle my soul not fuel it. My journey is to balance, harmony and allowing my own version of success from within my heart and soul, from my own design. I am still letting go of what I believed it should be.  It’s different for everyone.  We are all unique.  Are you clear on what success is for you? I would love to help you clarify that for yourself. 

Yesterday when speaking to a client who has become a great friend, and one of my goddess collaborators, Andrea Hood, I clearly understood that I am an experiential learner – that’s how I grow and know. My own struggles with defining my own success from what was fueled by fear and a need to prove versus love, presence and choice have prepared me and continues to guide me so I can be that light and guiding force for others to get real with themselves, with what fuels their passions, desires, choices and vision of success. 

Each day, I challenge the old judgmental voice of conditioning with the loving voice of the present. As I clear and balance my chakras, tap away the critical voices, doubt, beliefs, habits and old patterns, run healing energy, center and surround myself with positive energy and environments, flow and dance with Mother Earth and Father Sky, tune into the elements, breath in the unconditional love that the earth and universe offers to all of us, allow myself to enjoy all that I have and all that I am, then I become more in union with my spirit and my intuition and success.

I am as solid as a tree trunk with its roots connecting me deep to the earth and my love reaches out like the branches in full summer bloom reaching for the sky and all life, inviting those who want to tune into their own inner wisdom and evolution under the safety of these leaves. My love is here. My love is everywhere. We are all one. We are all love. 

Is it time for you to feel this way, too?  On June 3, 2015  Develop Your Intuition Skills is a virtual live experiential opportunity for you to begin. 

Watch this video to learn about the 4 styles of intuition, learn how to turn into your “yes” or “no”, and to begin becoming aware of your intuition and how it speaks to you.  

#TappyBreak – I Can’t Handle Rejection

I Can't Handle RejectionToday we explore the energy of rejection.  What is rejection?  How does it feel?  How does it affect you?

No one likes rejections yet some are better at handling it than others.  For many, the thought of being rejected stops them in their tracks, allowing them to go only so far, or never even get started.  Rejection is a killer of dreams, a crusher of hope.

What lies under the layers of rejection?  Where did it begin for you?  When did you feel rejected in such a way that you made a vow to never put yourself in a position to be rejected again?  .

Where do you feel rejection in your body?  What happens when there is something you want to do, but don’t do it?

Everyone has experienced rejection at some point or another in their life.  It’s painful.  It hurts.  Yet, I have found that it hurts more when you are attached to an outcome or when you take things personally.

What if rejection is just not a match?  Don’t you want to be aligned with people and experiences that are a match?

So in this episode let’s release the old, hidden emotions and experience of rejection so that you can be free to create, sell, attract, and move forward with confidence.

The Fish Is On the Line But Not In the Boat

fish on a lineMy husband and I were walking the other day discussing an opportunity for him and he said, “Well the fish is on the line, but it’s not in the boat yet.” I loved this expression, and we discussed what this meant in different contexts. 

These are all examples of having a fish on the line but not in the boat and I am sure you can identify your own. 

Your book is written and you have an interested publisher, but no contract yet.

You have several people interested in your workshop, but no signups yet.

Your song is written and a record label wants to represent you, but no deal has been reached.

You have an idea for an article but don’t know where to begin 

You made the commitment to practice yoga, but have not decided when or where, so haven’t started yet.

So what are you feeling with the potential opportunity? Are you open, positive, hopeful or are you thinking of every reason why it won’t work out? You are probably somewhere in between or on both sides.

That’s where today’s #TappyBreak comes in. We will tap on all the negative thoughts you are having and trying to ignore – give them a real voice, because the truth is whether you acknowledge them or not, they are there and they are real. So, let’s hear what they have to say, release the charge they have on you, and expand the space for the positive. Then we will fill it in with possibility, belief, and resilience.

How Does Procrastination Serve You?

procrastination servesWell that’s a ridiculous question you may be saying! I hate procrastinating! I want to stop, but I just cannot seem to stop! No matter what it is, I put it off for as long as possible, sometimes, never finishing it! IT DOESN’T SERVE ME. IT FRUSTRATES ME.

I understand that. Truly I do. Yet, for just a moment, stop judging yourself for procrastinating. Instead, open your mind and your heart and go within for some honest answers.

You see, there is a reason that you procrastinate and if you get to the root of why, then you can address that issue and find freedom. No one wants to sabotage his or her success knowingly.

However, subconsciously there may be a fear, or rebellion or resentment underneath the very thing you are resisting doing. So if you can identify what that reason is, then you can tap on the specific feelings with love, compassion and acceptance. This is what will free you from procrastination, not judging or criticizing yourself.

Think of the thing that you are procrastinating on now. Name it. What are you not starting or finishing?

Remember, no judgments, only compassion and honesty.

  1. What is the downside to beginning or finishing this project or task?
  2. What are you afraid will happen if you do finish it?
  3. What is the advantage to not completing it?

Once you answer these questions, we have some substance and a path to tapping.

So today, rather than tapping generally around procrastination, we are going to attack it head-on – the reason you really procrastinate – so that you can stop.

Join me for this episode of #TappyBreak to break free from procrastination.

4 Styles of Intuition Communication

Intuition John NaisbittIntuition is a powerful voice, yet often we are expecting it to be loud, obvious and bold and once you are truly tuned in to your own unique intuitive language, it may seem that way.

Yet when your intuition speaks to you, its often very subtle. Often you are not aware of its presence and guidance and the amazing support it offers you. Most people can relate to a gut feeling and will often comment on things after the fact. They say things like, “I know that was a mistake,” or “If I had only listened to my gut, I would have avoided this.” Conversely you may say things like “I have no idea why I canceled my flight, “ and then find out there were problems with it, and its a good thing I did cancel.”

There are many ways that your intuition communicates with you. The four styles of intuition communication are emotional, mental, physical and spiritual. In this post I will explain briefly each one. In posts to follow in this series, I will delve more deeply into each one.

PHYSICAL INTUITION

What does it actually mean or what is happening when you feel in your gut? Have you ever really tuned in, paid attention, and let it guide you? Your gut is related to your third chakra, power center, and where many people do connect with intuition.

Those who are physical intuitives will feel that. They tend to experience things through their body, through touch, and through nature. Physical intuitives will also feel other’s pain and discomfort physically They connect more easily to the life force in all living things, including plants, rocks, and animals.

As a healer, during sessions with my clients, whether tapping or doing energy healing through the chakras, my body often communicates with me to guide the sessions.

Here is an example. I was using EFT (tapping) with one of my clients. At some point, I felt my whole body relax and my back open up. When we stopped to check in, I asked her what let go? She smiled broadly and said, “As we were tapping I saw myself playing tennis…” Later in the session, my whole neck got very tense, so I asked my client what was wrong, when we paused tapping. She told me she remembered something that was upsetting, so we were able to address that issue. That is just one expression for physical intuitives.

If I had not been aware of this communication, I would have thought that stiff neck was my pain, rather than communication and guidance to help me work with my client for her highest good.

We will be exploring as well as practicing the full depth of physical intuition as well as the other intuitive styles during Develop Your Intuition Skills.

EMOTIONAL INTUITION

Emotional intuitives take on the emotions of others. I was speaking with a friend the other day and he told me he was not intuitive. The he shared this experience with me. He had read a post by someone whose posts he ready daily. One morning, nothing was different in her words, yet he felt that something was off. So he reached out and asked her if everything was ok. She was so surprised that he asked because it was not. That was his emotional intuition at work.

Many of my clients are emotional intuitives and it is my dominant style as well. Emotional intuitives work through their heart chakra. An emotional intuitive is like a large satellite that absorbs feelings wherever they go, and can be unsettling especially in large crowds. You may often feel like you are on an emotional rollercoaster ride and have no idea why. . It can be overwhelming being an emotional intuitive until you understand it and protect yourself. You will learn how to do that in during Develop Your Intuition Skills.

MENTAL INTUITION

Mental intuitives like systems and understanding. They thirst for knowledge, continual learning and expanding their minds. They usually love working with numbers and symbols. They receive messages and ideas telepathically from others.

Mental intuitives work from their third eye, or sixth chakra. Then tend see things clairvoyantly. They often know thing yet not sure how or why they know. You can learn more about developing your mental intuitive capacity to your best advantage in Develop Your Intuition Skills.

SPIRITUAL INTUITION

Finally the spiritual intuitive is usually the least grounded and merely tolerates being in the earthly realm since they crave freedom and openness. They have memories of perfection and have rich dream lives. Spiritual intuitives are able to live in the present more than any other intuitive type, but struggle with organization and time management. They work with angels and guides for their intuitive communication, guidance and strength.

Spiritual intuitives are more likely to see spirits or ghosts as well as communicate with them. They are tuned in through their crown chakra, and encourage us to explore our own spiritual knowing.

During Develop Your Intuition Skills, we will explore the full capacity of being a spiritual intuitive.

Intuition StylesAlthough everyone is able to access his or her intuition in all these styles, everyone has a dominant one. You can learn to tune into and strengthen your dominant intuitive language as well as cultivate all of them.

When you listen to the guidance of your intuition, you become more grounded, confident and peaceful. Life becomes more flow and ease. Your business flourishes when you integrate intuition with logic and strategy. You feel happier and less stressed. For many, you stop feeling overwhelmed; anxious or thinking you are crazy.

It’s time for us to awaken our intuition. Many have shut it down because it wasn’t safe, comfortable or encouraged as children. You may have been berated for seeing people no one else could or knowing things that you possibly could not know. You may have received negative feedback when expressing your intuition, and of course you didn’t know that’s what you were doing. You were just doing what was natural for you. But since you were not encouraged and in most case were discouraged, you felt alone, did not fit in and slowly shut down this part of yourself.

It is time to awaken and remember what you already know for your own highest good and that of the world.

Join me on this discovery and awakening – Develop Your Intuition Skills.

 

How To Quiet Your Monday Morning Quarterback Voice

monday morning quarterbackAt one time or another, we’ve all done something that with the hindsight of the Monday morning quarterback, you realize was so stupid, wasteful, unnecessary, fill in the blank ________________.

It’s so easy after the fact to see everything you could have done differently or avoided all together. Just like all the sports fans that love to comment on Sunday’s games with all their great advice and criticism after watching the game, we tend to do this to ourselves on a daily basis. Often it is so routine in our unspoken thoughts; we are not even aware or tuned into it.

For many years, no matter what I did, I automatically heard the words in my head that I could have done it better or worse, I shouldn’t have done that at all. Every meal I cooked, every post I wrote, every conversation I had, every little decision I made – or big or small my immediate reaction was comparison. It was exhausting.

Do you know what I mean? How often are you your own Monday morning quarterback?

I am not talking about regret exactly. Regret is much heavier, critical, and more impactful in keeping you stuck in creating the same mistakes again and again. If that’s the case for you, click here for the #TappyBreak on regret. 

What I am describing here is the nagging feeling that no matter what you’ve done, you could have, should have done it better.

It’s so easy in hindsight to look back and see more parts to the picture. It’s also easy to judge based on results. But even when things work out fine, you still feel this nagging sense of “not good enough.” Wouldn’t it be great to let that go?!

To just feel satisfied, pleased, and content with what you do. To bless it with good intentions before doing it, knowing you have done your best in the given situation and deciding to let it be enough.

Aah, freedom. So, let’s collectively choose this.

First let’s address the habit of what you are doing. In most cases, that’s all it is – a habit – a conditioned response that you have been doing for so long, you don’t even think about it.

Second, let’s explore when it started. What created this pattern in you in the first place?

Third, let’s clear the trigger, the emotion and the experiences that are attached to this conditioned response.

Lastly, we’ll create new a new systematic positive response where you choose how you want to feel and think more routinely.

That’s this week’s #TappyBreak. I hope you will join me to clear that resistant little voice that always pipes up with – “you could have done it better.”

How To Turn Your Sadness to Joy

it's ok to feel sadSadness. It’s probably not a topic you want brought to your awareness, especially if you are not actively feeling it. When it does attempt to get your attention, many try to squelch it when blues try to worm their way out. So you tuck it away, ignore it, do anything to avoid feeling your sadness.

What are your great tricks at camouflaging when the notes of sadness try to sing their song?

Why is it that you feel so uncomfortable with sadness? Even when it’s justified, so many people try to rush through it, not allowing themselves enough space or time to fully feel the full expression of their sadness or grief.

So many people are storing old sadness so deeply that they have no idea it exists or how it is keeping them from experiencing a fuller expression of joy. Although hidden, sadness is still there and occasionally may attempt its escape.

It is ok to feel sad, and even more ok to acknowledge it. 

Like all emotions, there is a message for you if you are willing to listen.

Perhaps your body cannot hold onto these old feelings anymore. Maybe your spirit is attempting to free you of a burden so you can manifest something you desire. Often when we ask for something, we are not prepared for how it come to us. Releasing buried emotions may be part of the answer.

You may be triggered by an event, something you hear or see. Your subconscious remembers even if you don’t. Feeling the sadness, naming it, and releasing it will remove the triggers.

Tapping allows for a healthy, non-invasive way to feel, name, and let go of the feelings that you try so hard to avoid, stamp on, and bury.

Today, let the gurgles of sadness make their way to your consciousness.

Make a list of times that you remember experiencing sadness. If you tune in, is there some remnant of sadness left?

What makes you sad?

What do you do when you feel sad?

Why do you avoid feeling your sadness?

Bring your answers to this episode of #TappyBreak. Let your sadness be fully expressed in the safe space of tapping that provides.

ON THE OTHER SIDE OF SADNESS IS JOY!

Let’s experience more joy individually and collectively for a happier world. It begins with you and me. 

 

How To Find Your Strength In Surrender

Surrender Charlie and Rose.jpegSurrender. Does it mean you give up or that you give in to the struggle, stop fighting, forcing and pushing against all odds? Does it mean that you are weak?  Can you find strength in surrender?

How do you know when its time to stop fighting the inevitability of an end and surrender or keep pushing hoping things will change?

Faith. Having faith in yourself and your own ability. Having faith in a power greater than you, whether you call it God, the universe, a higher power, or your higher self.

Knowing that you have done all you can and trusting its time to let go are learned from experience and also by tuning into an inner wisdom – your intuition. It’s a sign of strength to surrender and let go of something that is not serving your highest good, or cannot continue the way that it is.

Letting go to control and allowing something greater than you to come in – that is surrender and peace.

Here’s a beautiful example of surrender from the movie, “The African Queen” starring Katherine Hepburn as Rose Sayer, and Humphrey Bogart as Charlie Allnut. After many insurmountable odds of pushing through, having faith, using all their strength, determination and commitment, they realize they have reached the end.

The African Queen, the boat, is stuck deeply in mud, and there is no hope. There is no more that Charlie can do, and he knows it. He is spent. He has nothing left in him. Rosie attempts to encourage him, offer him hope, to which he replies, “ Rosie, you know it’s over, don’t you?”

“Yes, Charlie, I know.”

Then Rose prays. She did not pray for help to save them in this mess or fix the situation, but for mercy at the gates of heaven. She asked that they be greeted in the afterlife with love and forgiveness for their mistakes and recognition for doing all that they could.

She lay next to Charlie and slept peacefully, knowing they had done all that they could do. She did not berate herself for failing. She did not blame Charlie for giving up. She did not direct anger at God for letting her down. Rose surrendered to the situation with peace and gratitude for coming as far as they had – for saying “yes” to her mission.

In life and in our business, we often see our failures, and neglect to see the value in what we have done. Yet successful and happy people know the power of surrender and recognize when its time to lie down in peace knowing they’ve gone as far as they can in a particular venture. They don’t berate themselves or wallow in pity and anger at failing. They wake up and begin again. Each day is a new opportunity to reach new heights, commit to a mission and recalibrate their vision when necessary.

Surrender is not giving up. It is entering a state of grace, acceptance and gratitude for having come this far, and allowing God or spirit to assist you in continuing on this path or directing you toward another.

So what happened in the movie? While Charlie and Rose slept, the rains came down hard and heavy, lifting their boat out of the mud and into the river. They had surrendered, but they had not given up.

Of course, it’s only a movie and anything can happen in a movie. Yet the same is true for life – anything is possible if you allow it to be so.

So where in your life or business can you surrender to allow for the guidance, flow and support of the universe to direct you toward a path of success?

Where can you let go of resentment, blame, anger, and disappointment to feel peace and gratitude for how far you have come, not to give up but to surrender to the guidance and support for your next steps?

What To Do When You Can’t Fall Asleep

TB sleeplessIt’s 2am, and you are wide-awake. You don’t want to be. You are tired. You want to sleep. You are starting to feel stressed because you are awake, and you know that you will be so tired in the morning. Your mind is racing with all the things that you did not get done today and the endless amount of tasks in front of you.

Maybe you should just get up and do them. What, you don’t want to do the now? Then stop thinking about them. You can’t? That’s totally frustrating.

I know!

Here’s the conversation I used have in my head when lying awake in the middle of the night and I couldn’t sleep.

“I am so tired. My body needs rest. I need to sleep. Why am I awake? I have so much to do. Maybe I should just get up. I don’t want to get up. I want to sleep. I’ll breathe and count myself back to sleep. Shoot. I forgot about that. I have to remember to do that. Breathe, relax, and breathe. Another great idea appears. Now my mind is racing with excitement. Breathe, relax, and breathe. Then another thought pops in and my mind is off again. I may as well just get up. NO. I want to sleep. Breathe, relax, breathe.”

After a couple of hours of tossing and turning, I would finally get up and write, then finally about an hour before I have to be up for the day, I would sink into a deep sleep. It wasn’t pretty or pleasant.

What’s the dialogue in your head when you wake up in the middle of the night? What keeps you awake? Is it worry, planning, criticizing, pain, ideas being generated at lightening speed?

Would you like to try something else? Something that will help you fall back to sleep easily? So many people have asked me to created a tapping video to help them fall asleep, so here it is.

Today we are tapping on this very issue in #TappyBreak – I am wide-awake and I can’t fall back to sleep.

After today you won’t have that problem anymore.

So join me for #tappybreak – who knows, just doing the tapping today may take care of the middle of the night wake up calls and if it doesn’t you will have the video next time so you know what to do when you can’t fall asleep.

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8 Questions to Help You Move Past Regret

regrets lessons learnedEveryone has done something they wish they had not or had done differently. Conversely, everyone has wishes that they had done things they did not. Mistakes are a part of life. You do the best you can with who are at the time. Yet many people get stuck in the quagmire of regret and remorse.

“We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future.” ~ Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

In this post and episode of #TappyBreak, we explore if regret is holding you hostage or holding you back in your life and in your business.

We all have regrets in our life. However, living with regrets keeps you stuck in repetitive loops. The more that you focus on what you regret, the more you continue the behavior and choices that reinforce your sense of regret.

So you must learn from the regret so that you can choose differently with direction and guidance for today and the future. Look at the situation as a learning lesson and move on. You are human, not a machine. No one is perfect and perfection does not exist.

You must also learn to forgive your failings, shortcomings, and decisions. Beating yourself up and wishing you had a do-over do not help you let it go and learn from it.

An area where regret stopped me for many years was as a parent. There was a period of time where I made so many choices that did not support how I wanted to be as a mother. The more I lived with that regret, the more I continued the pattern of making choices that caused me to feel even more regret. It was a vicious cycle until I saw the underlying cause of my choices and regret and cleared the energy and decided to make changes that were more supportive of my intentions.

Several years ago, I was involved in a coaching program. It was a lot of money. It was a big decision and I chose do the program believing I would make the money back, so I used money for this program instead of paying off debt I had incurred for my children to attend college. I did not make the money back and I also learned many valuable lessons by participating in that program. Yet, I spent years regretting that I had made that choice to the detriment of my health and business.

It took quite a bit of tapping, soul searching, forgiveness and understanding to move past the remorse I felt as well as many other emotions (another post.) I realized that I was totally devaluing my intuition, my beliefs and myself continuing down the path of regret.

I finally honored the choice that I made because at the time I truly believed it was the right thing for me to do. And the truth is I learned so much. I learned even more when I let of the regret. I learned that it was another area of my life where I was giving my power away. I learned that I had ignored my intuition over and over again. I learned that I had received some much needed healing and training for my own healing gifts. I learned that the business I thought I wanted to build was not really my truth. I learned what I was and what I was not willing to do. I learned to take what I needed from that program and trust my own inner guidance to fill the gap. I learned to appreciate myself for the courage and energy I put into that year. I learned that these were all gifts.

I share this with you so that you can look at an area where you are holding onto regret and choose to see the lesson and the gifts instead of the blame and the shame.

You may absolutely know where you are hanging onto regret like a person who is drowning holds onto their rescuer. You may not have a clue if you feel regret.

So let’s explore if you are harboring regret. Go deep and allow all that needs to be released to show up for you, and we will tap away those regrets once and for all in this episode of #TappyBreak

Here are some clues to look for: You often think or say:

If only things were different…

I should have…

I wish…

If only…

I should have…

I shouldn’t have…

I could have…

Here are some questions to help you. Sit down with a journal or at your computer and answer the following questions honestly.

  1. What do you most regret?
  2. How is this affecting your life now?
  3. What happens in your body when you think of this experience or event?
  4. Is your regret directed toward yourself or someone else?
  5. Do you regret a missed opportunity?
  6. What do you wish you could do again – differently this time?
  7. How does that make you feel? Where do you feel it in your body?
  8. What have you learned from this experience? 

Now that you have some answers and direction, tap with me in this episode of #TappyBreak so that you can release and let go of the energy of regret that is not letting you create, manifest and enjoy all that you envision and desire for your personal and professional success.

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Let Your Creative Juices Flow


i've discovered about creativity“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” ~ Joseph Chilton Pearce

I spent most of my life thinking that I did not have a creative bone in my body. I equated creativity with artistry. I will never paint a masterpiece. My crafting abilities are minimal and elementary. I wanted to be perfect and nothing I did was perfect. I also realize that I equated creativity with shame. Wow, this is a new revelation that came with this writing.

My parents were creative in our homes. I had milk crates to support my mattress. My father built a desk for me by using a counter from a convenience store that was being thrown away. At the time I thought it was pretty cool, but I later felt such shame that we didn’t have the money to buy a proper bed or desk. So at some point I associated creativity with lack of money. You had to be creative when you didn’t have money to buy the things you needed and wanted. I can see now how that shaped my views about money and creativity in ways I had not recognized.

It’s only been very recently that I realized how creative I actually am and have been my whole life. Growing up, I lived in my imagination because it was a better place to be, and that fed my creativity.

I see how my creativity comes through cooking, writing, engaging with children, decorating, making picture books, and teaching. I have been so creative in building a business that is very unconventional and my creative juices flow when I am working – coaching, mentoring, healing, teaching, speaking and tapping.

“When we engage in what we are naturally suited to do, our work takes on the quality of play and it is play that stimulates creativity.” –  Linda Naiman

Here’s what I have discovered about letting your creative juices flow freely. It’s tough to be creative when you are always doing, thinking, striving, proving, and fearing and trying to be perfect and in control. You need time to imagine, be still, move freely, breathe in fresh air, play, paint, color, sing, dance, laugh, love. You cannot force it. You coax it, woo it, encourage it, and tap into source and allow your creativity to flow.

“Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent, and independent with a tremendous spirit of adventure & a love of play.” ~ Henri Matisse

As I reflect on my life, I clearly see that I was the most creative when I was in environments when I felt safe to express myself honestly without fear of judgment or criticism. Some environments foster and encourage creativity more than others. Some dampen it.

My favorite experience in the corporate world was working for a small company owned by Australians. I excelled at HUON. It’s funny because it’s only been the past few years that I realized how creative I was in that company. People thought it was odd that I wanted to work in accounting because they told me I was so creative. I just laughed and did not see it. Now I do.

I created an online expense in the mid 90’s using excel that converted currencies from Canada, Australian, England and US. Wow, did it make my job easier than the papers that were mailed to me, or dropped off on my desk. That may not seem like much to you today, but back then it was big. That’s just one example of working in an accounting space where my left and right brains merged beautifully. I created so much change and grew with that company.

“The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul” ~ Elder Uchtdorf

  • What is your creative outlet?
  • Do you give yourself space and time to create?
  • Are you stuck in thinking what creativity actually looks like?
  • Can you recognize where and how you are creative?

I am super excited about this episode of #tappybreak. Creativity feeds the soul, changes the world, and fosters joy. Let’s tap away anything that is keeping your creative juices frozen instead of flowing.

“There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns.” — Edward de Bono

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Previous Episodes:

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2/26/2015          How To Tap Into the Energy of Receiving – http://ow.ly/JBrOB

2/19/2015 – Stop the Self-Sabotage Cycle –          http://ow.ly/JBoBH

2/12/2015         Sometimes I Feel Like a Fraud         http://ow.ly/IM7sN

1/29/2015         Self Promotion is Hard To Do         http://ow.ly/I2GQe

1/22/2015         Unleash Your Hidden Leader         http://ow.ly/I2pay

1/15/2015         Why Is So Hard To Ask For Help?         http://ow.ly/I2pxo

1/8/2015         Get Real With Your Resolutions         http://ow.ly/I2dyd

12/25/2014         How To Manage and Reduce Stress         http://ow.ly/I2cOp

12/18/2014         Learn to Love Your Numbers         http://ow.ly/FT8Zm

12/11/2014         I Don’t Really Love Networking         http://ow.ly/FT2Us

12/4/2014         I Did Everything Right, So What Went Wrong?         http://ow.ly/FbVbX

11/27/2014         It’s Not Easy to Be Thankful         http://ow.ly/EXbX5

11/20/2014         When Is It My Turn?!         http://ow.ly/EpVUS

11/13/2014         Quiet Your Critical Voice         http://ow.ly/E915W

11/6/2014         Release Your Hidden Fear Around Money         http://ow.ly/Fy3uy

10/30/2014         Move from Disappoint to Confidence         http://youtu.be/McysuSVRwfc

10/23/2014         Setting Healthy Boundaries         http://ow.ly/ENb2N

10/16/2014         Releasing Fear of Financial Abundance         http://youtu.be/mDEaYwlPQTE

10/9/2014         Stepping in to Your Entrepreneur Shoes         http://youtu.be/N3ANtVAJoO4

9/25/2014         Profit is Not a Shameful Word         http://youtu.be/StpUI_FbN9Y

9/18/2014         Do You Really Need to Work So Hard         http://youtu.be/ODXs4yzPhz4

9/11/2014         Stop Feeling Guilty About Success         http://youtu.be/yme7tgXKjkU

9/4/2014         Letting Go of Guilt         http://youtu.be/pEEZCv_HnFY

8/28/2014         The Power of Release         http://youtu.be/oYFHiFkUf7k

8/21/2014         Dwell in Contentment         http://youtu.be/SmxqMY3Tqhs

8/14/2014         Tapping Away Disappointment         http://youtu.be/0Kss8A-BT4c

 

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How to Tap Into the Energy of Receiving

energyWhy is it so difficult for many to receive support, help, advice, gifts, love, happiness, and abundance? Everyone wants these things, often complain about not having them, and yet refuse to allow it when offered.

How many times have you declined an offer for help, thinking it’s easier to do it yourself, they won’t get it right, you don’t have time to explain what you need, or you are just simply uncomfortable saying yes.

Ironically, the ones who are most willing to give until it hurts, are also the ones who refuse to ask for or accept support.

Such a conundrum, isn’t it?

For many women, there is this driving need to do it on their own, be fiercely independent, and be in complete and total control. This is counterintuitive to the feminine energy of receiving. It is loaded with the masculine energy of doing, proving, defending.

The masculine and the feminine energies are meant to work together. There is a divine union and flow that is meant to create harmony and perfection. Yet, so many women and men are overloaded in one or the other and haven’t learned to allow both energies to work in their favor.

So many of my clients struggle with this challenge to slow down, relax, and enjoy all the support they have. This also stops them from receiving and appreciating all that the universe has for them.

Does this describe you?

Although we tend to view this as a struggle specific to women, I have seen it with men too.

Receptivity begins within your own heart and mind. I have said it many times before and will say it many times more. Everything starts with you.  Self-questioning can be so powerful in discovering what keeps you from receiving with grace and ease.

  • Where in your life can you begin to simply receive the bountiful gifts of nature or the simple pleasures that feed your soul?
  • Who is available to lend you a helping hand? Are you willing to ask for the support that you need?
  • Have you asked the angels and guides who are more than willing to act on your behalf if you only ask them?
  • Can you easily and graciously just say, “thank you,” to compliments?

There are many reasons why we struggle to receive. It has not been a quality that was taught or validated in many families, cultures and societies. So, you have to break through a tribal mentality, crack the code, and create your own validation and acceptance – acceptance is a quality of receptivity.

So is surrender – ouch – such a scary and misunderstood word. To me surrender means relaxing control, and releasing whatever keeps you from not trusting or allowing something into your life.  Surrender means to relinquish the need to force or make things happen or to be a lone ranger.

You have the choice and the right to question what you have learned and believe, then to either accept it as your truth or challenge it.  Then decide what is true and right for you.  You are accepting you.

Acceptance, surrender and receptivity make us vulnerable – and that is the scariest thing of all for so many.  Many of your experiences may have left you feeling vulnerable in a weak and fearful way if you expose your heart, your desires, and your needs. However, by healing those past hurts you create a healthy space to allow others to give to you. You give them the gift when  you receive.  It’s a lovely reciprocal relationship.

Are you ready to experience how the energy of receiving can help you experience harmony and bliss?

If so, join me for this episode of #TappyBreak, where we will silence the self-sabotaging beliefs that keep you from opening your heart and your arms to receiving all the love, support, abundance and joy that is yours for the taking.