Each Tuesday is Little Lesson day on the blog – a small task to prompt a change in your thinking, belief or energy, helping you more closely connect with your true self, so you can start living your best life.
Little Lessons is essentially a free coaching program with me. Each week I share some ideas, insights and an exercise or two – all the same tools and techniques I use personally and with my intuitively-led life coaching clients. You have an opportunity to ask me questions about the lesson or your progress, too – just leave me a comment with your thoughts and feedback.
We’ll look at how to work out your purpose and path and how to trust the information you receive, and how to receive it. Layered through it all is the important role of intuition.
You ready? Yay!
Before then, why not take a minute to set your intention for this next phase and leave it in the comment section below. Let me know what you hope to cover/achieve/learn through Module Three, and I’ll try and work it in.
See you back here next week to start the next phase.
In this popular post on living a more intuitive lifestyle, I mentioned Chris* gave me clear directions on what living intuitively means – both in terms of approaching my life and specifically for the business.
Until recently, I never really thought of my work with The Little Sage as a business – it’s far too fun and doesn’t fit a typical business model.
That’s a major clue you’re living bang on your purpose – you would do it for free, it ignites you, it’s something you can’t imagine your life without.
Creating a business I love was a major bonus for me in following my intuition and discovering my life path (as was my husband, our house, my daughter and many other opportunities in between). And I’ve had some wonderful ‘business mentors’ in my guides, especially as the path keeps twisting and turning.
Today, I thought I’d share a snippet from my automatic writing where everything clicked, the lightbulb went off and I was shown the next steps for my path, as revealed to me from my guides.
Your blog will indeed chart [your] course in real time…. More of your journey, your insight, becomes available now for others to see and enjoy, a truer revealing of who you are and how you live. ‘The Intuitive Lifestyle’ incorporates:
self care/self love
Chris did go on to give me pages of business notes, highlighting how The Little Sage will grow and what products and services I’ll be bringing to market in the future. He’d hinted at many of these opportunities in the past, yet prior to this information, I couldn’t really see the connector to all the dots. Seems obvious now – intuition!
It all comes down to sharing with you what I’ve already learnt:
To live intuitively means coming to understand your true self, path, lessons and purpose. Then filter your life’s decisions through the same intuition to stay on course.
When you start listening to the big calls of your heart, which pulls you to something new, it can be scary and uncertain – like you can’t see the forest for the trees. As you start to move through the forest, the scene becomes clearer and easier to navigate… when you have intuition as your guide.
And so it’s been my experience in listening to intuition not only in my business, but in all my life.
FINAL TIP: Don’t forget to start small and work up to the big things. I didn’t have pages and pages of business notes on the first day!
If you’re keen on starting small, be sure to check out Little Lessons, my FREE online coaching program, which steps you through some changes to help steer you intuitively.
*For newcomers… Chris is the name my husband has given to my guides. He’s grouped them together and given the collective a single name.
A story of connecting with Little Miss’s soul as it joined her physical body
The powerful spiritual connection you can harness while pregnant is one of the most beautiful experiences of my life to date.
While I was pregnant, following an afternoon meditation, I took a little nap and was shown energy, a soul, being ‘handed down’ to my unborn child. I recorded the notes in my journal, but didn’t mention it to anyone. A few days later, my husband Gary mentioned a similar sensation or impression had been made for him.
Here are my notes:
“I saw my guides around in a circle, holding a ball of light/energy and I was below, reaching up. Then the energy dropped through a corridor of light (which was similar to what Gary later reported he saw) and then my heart beat very fast twice – like a physical jolt. I was so happy and peaceful and joyous and felt like this baby is truly coming soon. My room was filled with my guides, angels and Mother Mary and Vishnu stood forward too, plus people in spirit.”
Now, although I had heard of Vishnu before, I wasn’t really that familiar with this entity. So, of course, I googled. While I was aware of Mother Mary, I googled her too, just to see what would come up. Here are my notes from that exercise:
Mother Mary: a symbol of love, wisdom and compassion; protects women and children
Vishnu: part of 3 Hindu gods, oversee life cycles on earth. preserver and protector of creation
I thought it interesting that an overseer of life cycles on earth would be present at a point when I felt my child soul was being joined with her physical body. Especially as I had no logical way of making that connection prior to the meditation and nap.
I’ve also made this note, which I forgot until now when I re-read it:
Another “smaller” guide joined the group, which I assume is the baby’s main spirit guide.
Sometimes I forget how miraculous life is, and that I have harnessed this ability to be aware of these connections. What a beautiful moment for me and Little Miss, one I shall always cherish.
Did you get a sense of your baby’s energy before you physically met them? Or maybe you too had some psychic information about them, their life path or purpose prior to birth?
‘Inspired by…’ is back as a weekly feature each Wednesday. The series profiles passionate people from all walks of life who are following their truth, in their own small way, hopefully inspiring you to do the same.
For anyone who has set out in the direction of their dreams and is looking for a soul-centred designer, look no further than Jo…
Who are you? Jo Klima. 28. Gold Coast, Australia. Designer at The Darling Tree.
Describe yourself in 5 words: creative, honest, independent, curious, darling.
What is your passion/what do you do? My love is design. I help creative individuals and businesses with branding and online design that is a true reflection of their business, passions and purpose. I also love to teach bloggers how they can create their own custom designs and to enjoy the experience of giving their own online spaces more of their personality, which is why I created the Your Darling Blog design workshop. The best part about what I do is: working with and helping people who are doing wonderful things online, and, making people fall in love with design as much as I do.
When did you develop this passion/choose to follow your passion? When I was young you would always find me doing something arty and crafty. This continued through school in art and photography, and towards the end of high school I knew that graphic design would be a great career for me in combining art and business. I went on to complete a Bachelor of Design and worked in a couple of studios before venturing out on my own in 2008. I am immensely grateful to now be working with many other women who are also passionate about their work and businesses.
What inspires you? Smart women. Authentic businesses. Collaborations. Typography and hand-lettering. Dreaming and planning. Beautiful friends. Art.
Best advice you received on following your passion? Passion is only one part of the equation. To create a business built from a passion you need to merge it with a skill and create a product or service that provides value to the right people. If you find the right balance, almost any passion driven business can become successful.
This module on positivity + manifesting draws to a close today. How did you go? Are you seeing results – or still need to tweak a few things? I’d love to hear your progress in the comments section below.
While manifesting sounds easy enough in theory, it can be tricky to get the hang of – of course, you can always set the intention that it’s easy!
Let’s look at some key points when it comes to manifesting:
Give it time. Manifesting isn’t an instant fix. While you’re manifesting, the Universe has to go and create the answer, then bring it back to you. The Universe is powerful, but it has a lot to coordinate, so when you first start manifesting, it will take time. The longer you stick with it, the faster it becomes.
Don’t give up too soon. Allow time for the thoughts and intentions to gain momentum – one positive thought alone won’t be enough to create change, but consistent positive thoughts over time will.
Don’t chop and change your mind so fast the Universe can’t keep up. It’s the equivalent of yelling commands that send the Universe running back and forth. There’s lots of confusion and not a lot of results. Try focusing on manifesting one thing at a time, with a slow, deliberate intention.
Free will plays a role. No matter what you are presented in life, you always have a choice. So too when it comes to accepting the answer the Universe presents. Should you not take up an opportunity, keep manifesting. The Universe will (in time) deliver another possible scenario to match your intention.
And that’s it for positivity + manifesting. Do you have some other key points or ideas to throw into the mix?
There’s no homework today… although, I encourage you to keep going with your journaling. Now might be a perfect time to reflect on how far you’ve come, or to revisit what you’ve learned from Module One and how Module Two has built on it.
Little Lessons will be back soon with Module Three: Purpose + Path + Truth.
a hand-written one-page ‘mini reading’ from me inside your new journal.
Your reading will be a general energy overview, which I’ll ask my guides to give me via automatic writing, and transcribe into your journal.
1. FOR ONE ENTRY INTO THE DRAW: simply leave a comment below letting me know which journal you’d like. View the range of journals here to select your colour.
EG. Lucy Lou leaves a comment: pink
2. FOR TWO MORE ENTRIES INTO THE DRAW: send a friend over to enter too. They just need to leave a comment below with their journal preference + your name (as you used in the comment section to enter too).
EG. Lucy’s friend leaves a comment: pink + Lucy Lou
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PLEASE NOTE: Only one ‘Tweet’ and one ‘Like’ will be counted per person for a total of six entries (three per social media).
For a total of NINE ENTRIES, you can use all entry options.
Each person’s total number of entries will be tallied and entered into the draw. A winner will be drawn at random, on Sunday May 19th, 5pm (AEST). I’ll announce the winner on Facebook and Twitter, so be sure to be following me there to see if you’ve won. The winner will be asked to contact me via email and notified of next steps to claim your prize.
If you simply can’t wait, you can also nab yourself a journal over at the shop now.
What are you waiting for? Jump in and enter… good luck!
While I was pregnant, I was inevitably asked thousands of questions about my psychic ability and how it would affect my pregnancy and raising children. Heck, it was a question I was wondering myself!
So, I began exploring intuition from a different perspective – a mother’s perspective. I began blogging about it at the time (although, I’m now in the process of moving that blog over here) and the post which follows is from that blog.
I’m keen to hear – what’s your take on mother’s intuition?
How I came to see mother’s intuition
The terms ‘mother’s intuition’ or ‘maternal instincts’ seem to be tossed around in quite a lot of the parenting books, websites and material I’ve encountered, however, I’m yet to see anyone explain how to use it.
Intuition is inherent in everyone, but it has been my experience that not everyone knows how to harness their intuition, mother’s or otherwise. Hence why I began The Little Sage in the first place. And why I wrote this post, on how to live intuitively.
A mother’s intuition works in much the same way as ‘regular’ intuition. Just because you become a mother or parent, doesn’t mean you’ll automatically know how to suddenly trust your intuition. It does actually take time and practice, just like developing any other skill. And it works in much the same way – your mother’s intuition is felt as a sense, a knowing, a hunch.
For mothers then, this might mean having a hunch that your child is unwell, or a sense that something is not quite right. You’ve no doubt heard those remarkable stories of mothers who have known danger was imminent for their child, and they’ve suddenly moved heaven and earth to protect their children. Handy. But a mother’s intuition is not necessarily strictly reserved for emergency cases. It serves a very real (and still very handy) purpose in day-to-day life.
When you listen to your intuition, you can quickly filter through all the noise. As a parent there is so much conflicting and confusing information available on how to raise children, but if you’ve used your intuition to know who you are, what your truth is, then intuitive parenting means doing what you know to be right for you and your family.
Beyond mother’s intuition: the role of psychic insight and spiritual connections
As I explained in this post about the difference between intuition and psychic ability, you can take intuition one step further into psychic insight. That means, you can move from a simple hunch to more in-depth insight or knowledge. That is, you can build on your mummy instincts to become more psychically in tune rather than mere intuitive ability – you can really get to know your child (or anyone you have a relationship with). For example, through clairvoyance in meditation, I was able to connect with my baby before she was born. Consequently, the way you parent or interact can significantly improve.
Fortunately for me, I spent the better part of the past few years understanding the role intuition plays in my life. Now as a mother, I am well versed in intuition and this blog is a documentation of how I go applying that intuition to my child. But not everyone is going to be that well practiced. (I should also add that I’m well versed in intuition, but certainly not an expert on motherhood!).
Everyone has intuition, mother or otherwise. Yes, even you.
Everyone can learn how to develop their intuition. It will take a bit of time and practice.
Intuition is rarely logical, so it can be unnerving to act on if you’re unfamiliar with it, or if you are particularly practical or logical.
Using your intuition and psychic skill can make navigating life and parenthood (for the most part) much easier.
Have you found great resources on how to use mother’s intuition? Did you feel you suddenly listened to your intuition more when you became a parent? Maybe there was some other event in your life which made you take notice of your intuition? Please share, we’d love to hear it.