How does intuition play into or impact your life?Â In November ’08, I wrote an article entitled “Are you intuitive?” in which I posed 10 questions as a way to look at your own intuition.Â If you didn’t get a chance to read it, you might want to check it out.
Someone asked me the other day how I came to be an intuitive healer.Â SheÂ asked if I had always known I was intuitive.Â The answer was no.Â Â However, since early childhood I have encountered many events, situations andÂ experiences thatÂ appearedÂ like landmarks along my path and seemingly stimulated some awareness of sensitivities and intuitive abilities I have since come to use consciously in my daily life.
When I was 7 years old and living in England, we took a family vacation in the summer to Belgium.Â It was a wonderful time.Â We stayed in a lovely villa close to the beach on which we played every day.Â We also rode go-carts along the promenade and bought beautiful fresh pastries every morning from the local patisserie for breakfast.Â OneÂ morning during our stay, we decided to drive into France for the day.Â Â Shortly afterÂ we crossed the border, I started yawning continuously!Â I remember telling my parents that the “air” in France was different and was making me sleepy.Â They thought this was amusing and we all had a good laugh.Â However, even then I knew it was more than just a funny thing to say and, in hindsight, I was being sensitive to a change in energy and a past-life memory coming to light.
Then there was the time at school.Â I was probably about 8 or 9.Â Every morning we would start the day with an assembly in theÂ main hall.Â We would line up in our classes and file into the hall in crocodile formation, where we would sit down cross-legged on the wooden floor.Â There was a stage at the front of the hall on which the headmistress would sit at a table and address the school.Â There was also a balcony upstairs at the back of the hall.Â This was reserved for the most senior students in school – commonly known as “sixth-formers”.
I remember sitting on the floor with one of my friends in front and another good friend behind me.Â Then all of a sudden, I found myself way up on the ceiling in the back right corner of the balcony looking down at my body and my friends around me.Â It only lasted a second or two, and then I was back in my body wondering what had happened.Â That wasÂ my first vivid out-of-body experience!
Another time I was at Sunday School.Â I’m not sureÂ how oldÂ I was.Â My teacher mentioned the resurrection of Jesus and it was like a light bulb going on in my head.Â I think I might have said something like “oh, yeah, I know what that’s like”, meaning that I had lived and died before.Â Although I meant no disrespect, my words were misconstruedÂ because I remember being reprimanded for whatever I said!Â I did not attend Sunday School much after that event.
Later on, in my young adult life, I was working in London and dating a young man in the office.Â I was 21 and he wasÂ a few yearsÂ older.Â Our relationship became pretty serious and we started talking about marriage.Â Â Then one night, in the early hours of the morning, I woke up in a cold sweat.Â In a dream, I had envisioned my whole life with this man – getting married, finding a place to live, having children, growing old – and I felt panic-stricken and trapped in a life I shouldn’t be in.Â I knew right then that not only could I not marry this man, I also couldn’t live in England for ever.Â It was about 6 months later that I transferred to the New York office for a year with the intention of getting what I thought was just aÂ travel bug out of my system and then returning home.Â However, I never did.
I was talking with one of myÂ clients the other day, and she told me that she can smell when someone isÂ about to die.Â This has happened to her on 3 occasions.Â She told me that it is always the same smell, and that within hours or a day or two those three people did in fact die.
Intuition has many faces!Â We are ALL intuitive.Â It is simplyÂ part of being humanÂ – spiritual beings living in physical bodies.Â We use our intuition every day, but are often unconscious that we are doing so.
Take a look for yourself at your life and notice where your intuition and intuitive abilities have come into play and assisted you along your path!Â Once you begin to put your attention on those abilities, you may be surprised how often you start to recognize them.Â Consciously using your intuition is a powerful and invaluable tool – it allows you to trust in yourself, to be more in control of your life and to make the decisions you want to make, rather than those other people would like you to make.
If you have any stories you would like to share, I would love to hear them!