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.

As Above, So Below

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I was recently at a talk that was speaking to the health of our coral reefs around the world. As I listened, I began to see a correlation between what is happening under the water to what is happening above.

Coral ReefCoral gets stressed and when that occurs it is more likely to get sick with disease. Some of the disease is known as black spots, white pox and another is called hot spots of disease. There is a direct relationship between coral health and sickness to that of humans. Stress, extreme anxiety and deep anger cause a chemical reaction within the cells of humans and activates those negative cells that start to infiltrate and take over the healthy cells thus causing the beginning of sickness and disease. The immune system is being compromised and when it is sufficiently weakened, it loses its ability to fight off sickness.

The ocean waters are warming and thus causing stress with the life of numerous of its plants that grow in the waters. Coral bleaching is taking place due to the change in conditions of the ocean environment. Through research and various studies, it has been observed that there are some disease-resistant corals that are thriving. Those have a more active immune system than others. That means that we need to look for ways to make more corals healthier and free from disease.

We all have different sets of genes – the main point of discussion is, why are some people less susceptible to disease than others just like the corals? Some of us are influenced by different things and as a result, we constantly need to make a conscious effort to stay vigilant as to the way we let our emotions take us out and affect our mood, our behavior, and our attitudes.

So what do we do to stay healthy, in a good physical state and vital in our emotional and mental state as well? We can live a life in a good state of aliveness and without negative threats that will overtake our bodies when we develop ways and/or methods to reduce disease progression so we can stay resilient and fit.

Good HealthHow do we, individually and collectively protect the people of the world in an environment that is constantly being contaminated and compromised by negative emotional energy such as anger, resentment, greed, shame and unforgiveness? It requires a humble spirit, a willing heart and a disciplined mind that will stay alert to all the challenges we face daily. Don’t buy into all that the media or society has to offer, instead be particular. Select only those books, articles, movies, and lifestyle etc. that will nurture your entire being because the contamination starts in many of those areas and affect our thinking, our behavior and our overall environment. A healthy life lies in the eye of the beholder. We all make choices daily that affect our overall well-being. I encourage you to be discriminating and careful as to the way you value your life on a daily basis and how you want your story to end.

It’s Never too Late to Change

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This article today is based on Mom’s book: Hello, Is Anybody Listening? I decided to speak to you about this topic because I believe that many people fail to understand and realize the power of their thoughts and words. At this moment, I want to address how your words can either build up your body and cells to perform at optimum (for your age group) or to deteriorate at a more rapid level and prepare to die off. You see our bodies are living organisms that, like all of us, appreciate our kind and respectful words and thoughts and responds in like kind. If we look at our bodies and complain that we are too fat or that we have aches and pains as we age and our bodies are not functioning the way we want so we belittle and degrade them, our bodies hear those messages and take offense. They start taking action to shut down and deteriorate, sometimes at a faster level than normal because that is the signal we are putting forth. That is where sickness and disease start to take its hold on us.

Pathway to SuccessWe often choose to ignore the messages to heal our mind and bodies and blame our continual misery on God or someone outside of ourselves. We need someone to blame and it is so easy to accuse others, so that when we don’t feel better, rather than stop and really think about why we are feeling ill, frustrated, or unloved, we shift the responsibility on someone or something else. We expend so much energy searching on the outside for the cause of our problems that we lose sight of the real cause and tend to focus on the effect, the result that has left us feeling lost.

What we are dealing with is what I call roadblocks. We are very good at building roadblocks around us, not conscious of the fact that if we want to shape our future; we need to create a positive plan of action. We do not want anyone to know how we feel because we do not want to be vulnerable to his or her reactions. A powerful tool to assist you in releasing your blocks is writing out your thoughts. The process of writing allows you to write without filtering what you are thinking from what you are feeling. When you simply allow your hand to write exactly what is moving through your conscious mind at the moment, you will soon discover a thought, idea or concept that has been hidden within your subconscious mind. This self-realization is powerful and helpful because it will allow you to take control of the direction you choose to follow and take responsibility for your actions.

Centering ourselves daily is an important and necessary tool to listening and receiving the messages from our Source. To center oneself means to focus your thinking on calmness, quiet, thinking of self-love, well-being or nothingness. It is the quieting of Ego-self in order to hear Inner-self. Allow yourself a few minutes each day to focus on nothingness in a setting where you are not likely to be disturbed. As with the butterfly, when we sit quietly and calmly, we allow the Little Voice within to move in closely and be heard. At the same time that we are quieting ourselves, we are also creating a peaceful quality in the surrounding atmosphere in which we are sitting. This in turn, allows one to re-balance and release, for a moment, their anxiety, fears and frustrations thus re-directing their energies in a positive way. Then when you sit down to write, you will be writing from your heart not your ego mind.

Our bodies want to support us and fill us with loving and healing energy but it is teamwork that is required for this process to unfold properly.

Most of us spend a lot of time buying clothes to improve our body, make-up or hair products to make us look younger or sometimes older, more attractive, more desirable, or whatever quality we are trying to achieve. But I believe that most of us have either forgotten or never taken the time to realize that the flesh, the body, cells and bones that cover our being is simply that– cover. The real you and me is the being inside who is beautiful, pure, loving, kind, gentle and simply wonderful. We are spirit beings who have chosen to come to this planet Earth to fulfill a contract, a task so we took on a body shape and voila! Here we are.

When I finally was able to sit and look at myself, my inner self for a few moments, I started to understand my persona, my inner being who is the essence of who I am. This practice allowed me to see through me-to watch, observe and appreciate me without criticism. Oh, yes, for sure, there were things that I saw and didn’t like it but I needed to make an apology to myself for them, ask my body for forgiveness and send it love. I needed to heal myself, to heal my longing heart that has been crying out in pain and my body that has been sending me signals for a long time. I just simply ignored them. I started to learn that I needed to release all guilt; I could not heal if I felt guilty. Guilt is a destructive emotion. It has no value to a person who is trying to heal and move into the higher vibrational realm of love, joy, peace and balance. The guilt that you hold in your heart and mind is what makes life difficult for you so get off it! Release all guilt now from all past life experiences because you cannot do anything about them anyway. Release the guilt and learn – learn from your past experiences and transmute those negative emotions into a healing energy of forgiveness, that is, self-forgiveness, love, balance, joy, and ultimately, great inner peace. After I was able to focus on healing myself, Hello, Is Anybody Listening?I began to ready myself for the next step in the process of healing my life. It doesn’t matter how old you are, it is never too late to change and heal. I hope you find this article helpful and valuable. You can always gain more information by downloading the book from our site.

Pride or excuses can paralyze you

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Pride, a strong ego, can sometimes confine us. Too often, we get caught up in the words, “I can’t do this because I may lose this or that,” or “I can’t move there because I will be away _________ fill in the blank.” There are opportunities in life that beg you to take full advantage of, but because you are so focused on reasons or excuses that stop you, you become paralyzed in the “what if’s” and the “I cant’s”. Do not become that person.

We become so attached to a feeling, a person or some event in our lives that we do not see any other new opportunities or pathways to progress to the next level. Some people love their pain, whether it be physical or emotional so much so, that they are afraid to let it go because then they will not know what to do to get the attention from others that they crave.

A strong ego or continual excuses often begets complacency, which stops our movement and/or progress. Negativity leads to undesirable consequences. Don’t let your arrogance and depressing attitude set you up for lack-that is, lack of joy, happiness or inner peace. Each one of us has the power to choose our destiny, our experiences. If you are stuck in a repetitive lifestyle and you seem to be going backward or in circles, then heed this: Open your eyes and open your mind. Raise your awareness through meditation, time in nature or prayer so that you can begin to see the potentiality that exists around you. Know that pride or arrogance can be an awesome feeling, but it takes a humbling experience to truly see the possibilities that surround you.

Do You Sometimes Feel Dysfunctional?

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Do you sometimes feel dysfunctional?

timing is everythingIt is a most uncomfortable period in our lives to be caught up in the dysfunctional periods where nothing seems to be flowing and everything feels difficult to manage. I know that feeling because I have experienced it, however, I can truthfully say that as I was going through it, I was able to find a sense of ease and flow as I tried to understand what was happening in my life. Answers did not come immediately but with time, I was able to see more clearly the larger picture, which helped me stop challenging and start accepting the process of life.

Timing is everything! This is the perfect time to explore all those areas within us that are holding us back or preventing us from receiving our best.

If you are having this experience, maybe it is time for you to slow down your energy and see what needs to be done differently in order for your life to flow once again. I admit it is an uncomfortable time yet I suggest that you may need to simply be patient. Did you ever think that possibly God is trying to get your attention and cause you to think through all those areas of your life that aren’t working? Without a doubt, it will force you to examine your various situations. Maybe this test in time is necessary in order for you to better understand where you need to be so you can appropriately achieve your best. God always has a plan for us so don’t get overly frustrated; instead use this time for your good.

Timing is everything! I didn’t like to hear those words because I believed I was prepared but I know that if I am not flowing the way I expect, God must be telling me that I need more refining; I have more work to do in order to flow freely. Never underestimate the power of God! God is putting us in certain situations to let us better know about those areas that need our attention and improved concentration. God wants us to stir our gifts and talents and refine our interests. He wants us to rise up and do something that will make us shake off our disappointments and seek out better ways to get us to our deserved destination.

We are all well able to accomplish our true purpose for ourexamining yourself lives. God is preparing us for our new opportunities and our new growth. This is not the time to complain or to feel defeated but rather to ready our minds, body and emotional state. Sometimes our set backs are Divinely orchestrated, so I ask you to slow down your mind, be patient with yourself and see if God is using your situations to refine you, improve your mind set and redirect your energy. Is this your time to grow stronger, more confident and more resilient? Only you can answer that question!

I do, however, ask you not to move into a state of depression or doubt, but rather, use this time to trust God, gain greater insight and stay in faith knowing that She/He has a far greater vision for your life than you can imagine.


Finding your Niche

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finding your nicheHas anyone ever asked you if you have discovered your niche? Since I was very young, I knew that one day I would be using my talents to help others in life feel better about themselves. The path that I took was far different than what I envisioned but the outcome has been fabulous!

Once you realize what your niche is, it is like being a child who first learns how to link the alphabet together to form words. It is an awesome feeling finally being able to unfold the treasure that you have had available to you all along but were not quite sure what it all meant or how to successfully use it.

The same holds true to those of you who have struggled throughout your life because of missed opportunities. You work hard day in and day out; and by the end of the year, you look back and wonder where all your money has gone, where the time has gone or perhaps why things keep happening to you over and over again. I promise that misfortune is not out to get you. What is happening, however, is the fact that you have locked away your niche and are not using it to your best potentiality. A good example of that is in one of my past clients. As the proverbial “starving artist”, he had worked retail management jobs for the better part of his life until he wanted to make a full-time career out of his “hobby,” that is, of painting beautiful structures on canvas. “I want to be a renowned artist like Michelangelo or Picasso,” he said. His satisfaction came from the recognition of his artwork. By the time he completed my one-on-one lifestyle coaching program, he had discovered his niche and re-discovered his passion. He was ready to take his ability to the next level, but it was not nearly what he thought it would be. Let’s call him Mr. Smith. Mr. Smith decided to take night classes to finish his degree in the arts and became a teacher where he now teaches architecture and landscaping. Not only is he recognized for the great work that he does with these young adults in the community, he also gets to show others how to facilitate their own gifts to create their own useful works of art as they enliven their lives.

There are countless others, who have turned one, two and even more numerous gifts into something useful, joyful and gratifying in their lives. Like Mr. Smith, they possess a unique niche but have neither discovered their gifts, nor have they sought otherbalance of life avenues to further their prospects with those gifts. But I can say that it is never too late to start a new venture on your journey toward your greatest joy. Sometimes individuals become so focused on an idea that they do not see other paths they can take to fulfill their life’s dreams. This also applies to acquiring things and even people in our lives. Maybe we are trying so hard to make sure that our present life works that we miss the bigger picture of exploring other possibilities that are more fulfilling.

I know people who are trying so hard to meet the love of their life that they lose sight of what might just be right around the corner for them. From this moment on, I do not want you to focus so much on trying to get everything at once, or just get one thing – rather, I want you to say to yourself: “Everything is as it should be.” Remember, all things happen in life to help us to grow emotionally, mentally, spiritually and even professionally. When you learn to let go and let God steer your way, or simply allow the flow of the Universal Energy to enlighten your path, you unexpectedly will discover the niche you were intended to enjoy in order to fulfill your life’s journey.

I have a great deal of information and articles on my website that will help you grow and fulfill your highest best good. Don’t waste another day doing something that is low energy as it causes you to miss your fullest. Make the time to find your niche and enjoy the richness for your life today.

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