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

Waking up to 2012

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It appears all over the internet—fear, worry and concern about the coming of 2012. We are all hearing the doomsday messages across the board.  We hear about Mayan prophecies, we hear about Nostradamus, we hear about climate change, we hear about solar flares…and we have not even gotten started on all the earth changes that have been happening around us!    It is true that 2012 will be here soon and so much hype has already be spun around this year…but how we perceive it in advance and what we do as we encounter the possible change, can and will create the difference between peace and happiness, and fear and distress. We are all hearing the doomsday messages across the board.  I encourage you first—do not panic. Take a breath. Calm your nerves. Now, breathe again and get grounded.

For just a few minutes, I want you to reflect on the here and now. The year is 2010. We are at a pivotal time in history where we have the choice to decide our destiny. We can follow the lead of what terrible fate some are predicting or we can choose to live in the moment of now. Who in your life has meaning to you? What in your life has meaning to you? You see, you are all that you are. Your intuitive nature wants you to attach yourself to positive energy and go with the gentle flow of the universe. The more you let go and let God, the more you find that you can live in the present moment of inner peace, enlightenment, and the free spirit that resides within you. It is not necessary to live in state of constant paralysis because no matter what happens, you will find the strength and inner wisdom to overcome all things great and small.

We still have two years to get our acts together. Now is not the time to be running around like Chicken Little screaming “the sky is falling!”  We have too much to live for in the moment of now. Make your awakening in the here and now so that you can choose your destiny…program your life to become one of greatness and happiness. You can have the inner peace that you desire if you so resolve to pursue that path…but if you choose the latter – to live in a state of alarm and anxiety, it will lead you down a negative, winding path that will only bring you grief and misery.

Wake up to 2012 so that you will be prepared for the greatness that you are destined to achieve in your life. Wake up to 2012 and leave the fear and stress of what may or may not lie ahead of you. Your very life depends on it. If you live in anxiousness your physical health can and will deteriorate. When you live with inner peace… with the knowingness that all will be well, you will prevail over anything that you may encounter. Breathe. Relax. Know that you are in the right place at the right time; and whatever comes will not be an ending to a means, but a beginning to a new phase in your life.

Learn more about Certified Master Intuitive Joan Marie Whelan – Intuitive Counseling and Intuition Coaching Specialist

Inspiring the New YOU in the New Year

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We’ve all heard about it, talked about it, and maybe we’ve even seen it in action…what I’m talking about is simple, unadulterated hope. What is it in 2009 that you want to achieve in life? The New Year holiday fanfare is over, the fireworks have all been blown, and the celebration has ended…now what? First things first — don’t let the celebration end! Why do you think we celebrate the New Year in the first place? It’s the perfect opportunity to create a new vision and belief in you. This is the best time for you to learn how to overcome challenging situations; and it allows you to rediscover your authentic self that is just waiting to get out from under all the hype of mundane living.

We often lose ourselves in the excitement of the New Year’s Eve and forget that we are allowed to continue to embrace and celebrate life in bigger and better ways. What a healthy, innovative way to move forward in life in this new year by reinventing yourself and creating an extraordinary lifestyle for yourself. For goodness sakes — when you get sour lemons, make lemonade! Make an oath to yourself that whatever comes your way, (or whatever has been in your way) you’re going to take a fresh perspective on the situation and choose the path that is right and prosperous for you! Read the rest of this entry »

Global Healing can Help to Avert Natural Disasters

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In this week’s edition of Straight Talk with the Intuition Girl, I make a prediction regarding the likelihood of a catastrophic, natural disaster occurring in 2009.

Dear Joan Marie,

I remember in the fall of 2004 when you predicted the 12/26/04 Tsunami at a small spirit circle event I attended in So Cal. You indicated that a lot of people were going to pass away via “water/flood”…we also had Katrina shortly thereafter as well. It wasn’t until much later that I remembered what you said.

Anyway I am hearing from others to expect a disaster of some sort in early 2009. I volunteer in emergency preparedness, and was wondering what you thought about that? A heads up could really help!

I hope you are doing well.

David K.

Hi David

Great to hear from you; yes, I did predict the Tsunami in great detail in October months before it actually happened. I actually have been seeing another event that possibly can materialize. I believe that it is possible that there will be several catastrophes’ in the near future. One may happen this year as well as one by spring of 2009. I am not saying this to cause a panic but rather to help you be better prepared. The best way that we can all assist in these situations is realize that the earth is responding to the energy of humans. The anger, judgment, resentment of humans is what is making the earth convulse and repel against that toxic energy.

The best remedy is for all to heal within and focus on seeing and expressing the blessings of the earth. And above all, please send it your love. Begin to focus on the gratitude of what is working in your life and express at least 3 blessings that you experience daily. Please know we cannot control the fate or destiny of others but we can share our blessings and experiences with our higher Source. We do have the ability to pray for our personal strength and courage and that of those who may be affected by these events. I would like to remind you that the true purpose of my book, “Soul Discovery” is based on global healing; it all begins within. I encourage you to read my book because you will learn a lot and it will help you raise your awareness.

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