Intuition Girl

Joan Marie Whelan, dubbed the Intuition Girl, utilizes her intuitive gifts to help readers manifest the extraordinary lifestyles that they desire. On her blog, Joan posts a wealth of inspirational articles, videos, and podcasts.

What does Failing in Life mean to you?

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Losing is a part of everyday life. You can get beat and you will be recognized for doing your best but that is all part of life’s true gifts when we take them as lessons and learn from them. I honestly believe that we truly only can fail in life only when we quit. If we never quit then we never fail. What a simple approach — think about it.

Half the struggles in life are about learning how to choose your battles wisely and to remain vigilant and persistent in doing so. The winning strategy here is not to “win the proverbial war,” but to win at what you do best and not give up in the act. Margaret Thatcher once said that you may have to fight the battle more than once to win it, and that is not only a challenge to you, but a fact in life. I cannot begin to imagine how many wonderful feats would not have been accomplished had it not been for the tenacity and determination of those talented individuals who created some of the lackluster tools that we now take for granted. Alexander Graham Bell could never have fathomed the routine use of his telephone, nor could he have ever foreseen the branches it would take in its expansion toward wireless communications. But it was his struggle to create something new and innovative that led to what we have today. It did not happen overnight, and it was not an easy feat – but his vigilance and persistence paid off in the end.

Another fine example of overcoming failures to live a purpose-filled life was a teacher by the name of Anne Sullivan. Had Sullivan ever conceded to her misgivings of trying to teach a deaf and blind girl, there never would have been such an inspirational story of going against all odds to do the seemingly impossible…but she did. Sullivan was convinced to use persistence and willpower to help develop one of the fondest motivational and heart-touching stories of all time: Helen Keller; who subsequently went on to writing and publishing 12 books, among pursuing several other lifeworks.

Of course there are many other success stories throughout the course of history. I would not have enough days in a lifetime to tell you about those who went on to overcome failures to succeed at what they did best.

What does failing in life mean to you? Have you given up on trying to succeed or have you lost one battle to fight yet another one? We live to fight another day and that is the importance of vitality. If we no longer have reason to rise above the human condition and circumstance, then we have not begun to live at all. My challenge to you is to look within yourself to discover your hidden talents so that you too, can manifest prosperity, happiness and a purpose-filled life. Failure is not a curse word, but a blessing in disguise. It is through failure that we learn to humble ourselves. It is through failure that we learn what not to do and what precisely it is we need to do in order to succeed. Failure is in virtue, the defining thread of life that enables us to see our shortcomings and discover our potentiality.

If you believe that you will fail, surely that will be the case. But the same holds true for those who believe that they will succeed. When you plant the seed of fortune in your mind and spirit, you begin to manifest blessings that have long awaited you. As we grow, we learn from our mistakes. In Walt Disney’s “The Lion King,” Rafiki swats Simba on the head with a stick. He then says to the young lion cub that the past can hurt, but that he can either run from it or learn from it. In order to conquer your future, you must first forgive yourself and release your past. Learn from your failures and move forward with your head held high and with persistence and determination in your heart. You too, can manifest a prosperous and joy-filled life once you understand that past failures are not for you to carry, but from which to learn and to discover the true essence of you and who you intend to be.

There are no real “failures” in life, after all – only valuable lessons to be learned. How we perceive our disappointments is half the work. How we react to them is the harder part of the lesson. Do you continue to struggle in your day to day routines because of past failures? It is time for you to let go of those old wounds and hurts. It is time for you to re-evaluate the choices that you have made so that you can make the right choices from this moment forward. You can no longer fail in life because as long as you never quit, you are destined for success…and that, my friends, you can take to the bank.

Until we speak again, I am

Joan Marie, Your Intuition Girl

Learn more about Certified Master Intuitive Joan Marie Whelan — Intuitive Counseling and Intuition Coaching Specialist.  Joan Marie’s next 5-Week program  on The Power of Forgiveness, the gift of Healing will start June 1, 2010—to learn more about it go to

Where are you putting your energy?

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Often times, we put so much energy into past hurts that they prevent us from moving forward in our lives. The only true way to move beyond this negative control is to forgive so we can free ourselves from the emotional baggage that we have been carrying around for way too long.

In my upcoming program, I am going to show you how to forgive and heal yourself. As an intuitive master, I do that every single day with clients from around the globe. Part of my service to you is to help you to release all those negative feelings so you can free yourself for bigger and brighter opportunities in your life! Join me on my free teleclass where I will be giving you more details on the program as well as a time for sharing and receiving the blessings of freedom and the celebration of life that awaits you!

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Until we talk on the call, blessings on your life journey

Joan Marie

Peel away the layers to forgiveness

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Has someone ever hurt or harmed you so deeply that you have put up a wall to keep others out of your life? That same wall prevents opportunities from coming into your life. In my upcoming teleclass program, I’m going to intuitively guide you on a healing journey within to reveal the abundant you…the you, who is willing to heal, move on, shine and receive the blessings that life has to offer.

I can help you along your path to forgiveness and healing – that’s my job. Your job is to participate and be ready to peel away the layers of anger, guilt, shame, resentment and sorrow – allow me to show you the useful way to do so in my upcoming teleclass series. As a bonus, I’m chipping in a free teleclass that will provide you more details on the program as well as a night of personal enlightenment.

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Until we talk on the call, blessings on your life journey

Joan Marie

5 Tips on the Art of Forgiveness

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Are you stuck in a rut and cannot seem to find the end of the tunnel?  Did you ever think that you might possibly be preventing yourself from moving forward by holding onto past hurts and other emotional baggage?  In my practice, I have met so many clients who truly want to change the course of their direction but simply have no clue on how to proceed. I have found that the initial step to creating wealth and prosperity in life is to first learn the art of forgiveness. Don’t laugh. I mean it. We all hold onto resentful feelings and guilt. We let these emotions take over our daily living and even our entire lifetimes. It’s not easy carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders when you’re trying to climb a mountain.

Let’s discuss five tips that can help you learn the art of forgiveness so you too, can begin to enjoy the fruits of your labor without the added stress of that heavy load you’ve been shouldering. From here on out, I want you to remember the acronym: SILLY

  1. Strategize. With any successful encounter, we have to plan a strategy that works best to benefit our individual lifestyles.  What do you really want out of life? If you are trying to climb the corporate ladder or just want to find peace with a significant other, then you must gear yourself up to meet the task at hand. That means you need to come to terms with your emotions and draw out a plan of action to put those monsters to rest. First, write out all the feelings you’ve been harboring: guilt, anger, frustration, malaise, intimidation, inferiority, low self-esteem, hatred, sorrow… you name it, write it down. Now, look at that list. One by one, I want you to try and recreate each feeling associated with the word you have written. Can’t do it, can you? Good. Next, cross off each word on your list. Breathe in. Smile. That’s the first step.
  2. Implement. Since you’ve crossed off your list of negative emotions, you’ve already made a major step toward realizing your potentiality through forgiveness. Let’s take that and run with it… say aloud to your self: “I forgive myself for ___________ (fill in the blank). My emotions no longer have control over me. I am in control of my life. No words or feelings can stop me from moving forward from this moment onward.”
  3. Learn. We’ve all had past encounters that weren’t always the best experiences. The good news is that when we allow forgiveness in our lives, we are forgiving ourselves and releasing all the negative energies that have infiltrated our daily routines and relationships. Know from your experiences that learning forgiveness is fundamental in creating happiness in life. Whether it’s an old supervisor who seemingly drove you to the brink of insanity, or a past love that may have broken your heart… only you have the power over your emotions. Your boss didn’t make you insane. Your significant other did not break your heart. In all actuality, it was your emotions getting the better of you. So let’s learn from those experiences and know that only you can determine your feelings and the outcome of those feelings.
  4. Love.Ah, love is such a simple four-letter word but it holds such deep and profound meaning in itself. When you forgive yourself, you are honoring yourself and replenishing the love within you. Just as a beautiful rose bud opens to full blossom, you too will open to your full potential when you learn to love and forgive yourself so that you can become the beautiful rose among the thorns that life may toss your way.
  5. You. You are a magnificent living thing. When you focus on yourself and learn that you have so many powerful and wonderful things going for you, you begin to understand the nature of life and how to better cope with negative events and encounters. When you breathe, are you intentionally working to breathe or is your inherent life force doing that for you? Your life force is the central, most significant aspect of your daily life. It keeps your heart pumping, your lungs breathing, your eyes seeing, your nose smelling, your ears hearing… and somewhere in the mix of all these actions is your intuitive consciousness that allows you to see beyond the realm of your physical constitution. Your intuitive consciousness is also a constant. It never waivers. It never falters. But it is there for you and with you. It is that essence of “You” within that when released from the burdens of negativity becomes the abundant source of your very beingness. And it all begins with the art of forgiveness.

Isn’t it time to become SILLY, bask in your uniqueness and just let forgiveness back into your heart so you can be the best you can be? Let me help you take your life journey to the next level by joining me on my upcoming Program on Forgiveness…you have nothing to lose and opportunities to gain!
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5 Tips on the Art of Forgiveness

By Joan Marie the Gift, Intuition Girl

About the Author: Joan Marie is the extraordinary lifestyle expert for everyday living. She travels throughout the United States sharing her gifts and her Lifestyle Makeover Programs with solo-preneurs, professionals, small business owners, and large companies. Her Manifestation Method Program and Lifestyle Makeover Programs are designed to help people change their lives. For more information about Joan Marie and her upcoming, exclusive events, please go

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2012: Prophecy or Potential?

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There has been a lot of chatter on the Web, on TV programming and in open discussion about the year 2012. Propagating Mayan Prophecy further was the film debut of 2012, which held viewing audiences captivated with its spectacular and alarming scenes of a cataclysmic event.

Throughout the ages, man has reveled in the shadows of prophecy and ancient texts. We have looked to the stars for answers, we have dove into meditation to seek answers from within, we have been to our churches and synagogues; and beyond that, we have listened and watched what others have said and sermonized. What it boils down to is that we are a spiritually-hungry people who desire that part in us that we have somehow lost along the way in our journeys in life.

The doomsday phenomena is the town talk… it is all about how solar cycles are going to peak on or about December 21, 2012 – December 23, 2012 during the winter solstice.  And this just so happens to coincide with ancient Mayan prophecy. There are many unanswered questions that remain in our hearts and minds in regards to the 2012 phenomena. The question, however, that we should all be asking ourselves is: “Must we live beneath an umbrella of fear and discontent?” There are many factions in this country and around the world, which will use the doomsday scenario to place fear in the hearts of the willing. I say walk away from those fears. What we will can and will ultimately become the end result in all things that we aspire to be and do.

Hysterical history…

Before the turn of the century, people throughout the United States and abroad were fearful of the Y2K bug. Do you remember that? What in the world would we do if all the computer systems failed?  But they did not. Prior to the 2000 bug, there were several doomsday cults whose self-fulfilling prophecies terrified followers (and leaders) into unthinkable acts. The Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments (among others) was such one of these groups that convinced its followers that the apocalypse was going to occur in the year 2000. With the entrance of the new millennium, the group began to unravel because the “apocalypse” did not transpire as they had prophesized to their followers. In early spring of 2000, movement leaders were losing their control. By late March, authorities discovered a mass murder* of over 700 group members. Self-fulfilling prophecies can only come true if we enable our unbalanced emotions to override our human intuitive will and individual power of the mind-thought.

Now we fast-forward to 2010.  We live in an age and time where science is broaching genius. We are learning things so fast that our minds can barely keep up with emerging news, innovations, inventions, data and science, of course. At the same time, we attempt to lead normal everyday lives where we go to work, come home, spend time with our loved ones, go to sleep, and start all over again. Our minds and bodies are working in automatic over-drive. This leaves little time or room for us to truly process the information that is disseminated to us day in and day out. Because our mental status is preoccupied with so much clutter, the only space that we leave open is for the “flight or fight” response. Trigger words, thoughts, ideas, people and events can springboard us into a negative downward spiral. And that, my friends is how fearful “prophecies” and notions can get us into hot water rather quickly.

You’re so intuitive – then you tell us what’s going to happen in 2012…
The uniqueness of the 2012 phenomena is that the future is always changing…always transforming by thoughts, deeds and actions. The butterfly effect of human nature is that while the potential exists of a cataclysmic event, and that while a potential exists scientifically that these things will all come to pass, and that while a potential exists that the interpretation of the Mayan prophecy is exactly that…we must stop to think in what direction we are now going (personally and as a people) to fully grasp the power and potentiality of our human will. That is the beauty of a future paradox… we can always change that what has not yet happened.

Human willpower combined with the power of the mind-thought, is one of the Divine’s greatest gifts ever given to mankind. How and what we do with that power, will ultimately shape our destinies. There is still time to change our fate for the human race. But it depends solely on our ability to transcend negative energy and animosity to create a healthier, more conducive environment for the flow of positive Universal energy. When we, as a human race, have overcome our ego minds with the stillness that our authentic self offers us, then only can we use our intuitive will and talents to determine the best overall outcome. Sixties idol, Jimi Hendrix could not have said it better: “When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.” And that, is the same concept that you must use in your life today and everyday to deal with your fears, your animosities, your transgressions, and the information that you receive when you least expect it.

The world will be watching as 2012 fast approaches. That means we, as the human race, have roughly two years to gear our minds toward more positive thinking. It is time to awaken to our true potential. The joy-filled possibilities are waiting to be born.  We must let go of the fears riding our backs and weighing us down into the abyss of cyclic anxiety. Human intuitive will is a powerful force when used in proper alignment with the universal flow of energy. Let go of the fear. Breathe. Today is a new day, tomorrow has not yet begun…and the rest of our future will be played out exactly in accordance to what our intuitive will encourages us to do both individually and as a collective community.

Until we speak again,
I am, Joan Marie, Intuition Girl
Learn more about Certified Master Intuitive Joan Marie Whelan — Intuitive Counseling and Intuition Coaching Specialist

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