I hope you enjoy this month's issue on one of my favourite topics, intuition.
Do you watch Australia Idol? I confess, I'm a fan (Rick has to tape the show if I'm out) and I loved Anthony Callea's interview on the show last week.
During the interview he said that many people tried to talk him out of singing 'The Prayer' when he was a contestant on the show, but he decided to listen to his intuition and do it anyway.
His debut single 'The Prayer' now holds the record as being Australia's fastest selling single of all time, as well as the highest selling Australian single. That's not bad, is it?
So what was his advice for this year's contestants?
'Listen to your intuition'.
Tania Basheer - Publisher
Living the dream e-zine
| Feature: 10 Ways to Tap into Your Intuition
For me, my intuition has been a blessing that has, on many occasions, magically kept me on the right path and has often put me in the right place at the right time.
And the more I've tuned into it, the stronger it has become. That's how it works.
Intuition is a natural ability that we all have and can develop. Some people have especially strong intuition to the point where they are psychic.
I always encourage my clients to listen to their intuition as it can be an extremely valuable tool that, sadly, some people ignore. Have you ever said to yourself, 'I knew that!' 'Why didn't I?' Well, by then it's too late, isn't it?
When we are centred, present and focused, we become not only more fully aware of what is going on around us, we can also notice what is going on within us. When we use all of this information we more clearly see opportunities in our lives and we feel truly alive, inspired and energised. Test this out for yourself. Notice what happens to your energy when you listen to your intuition and what happens when you don't.
Many great books have been written on the subject. Two of my favourites are Developing intuition and Living in the light, both by Shakti Gawain.
If you are interested in reading a great self-coaching book that uses trusting your intuition and invoking synchronicity as coaching strategies to help you achieve your goals, I highly recommend Coach yourself into action by a wonderful coach and friend of mine, Mary Lou Johns*.
Are you ready to start tapping into your intuition? Here are ten ways to do it:
Meditate: Quiet your racing mind so that you can hear your own inner voice and notice intuitive messages.
Use affirmations: Using affirmations like 'I am highly intuitive' or 'I allow my intuition to support and guide me' will subconsciously help lead you to greater use of your intuition.
Practice yoga: Yoga will switch your mind into a non-reactionary mode, which is where your intuition dwells.
Play or listen to music: Take note of songs that might pop up in your mind or music that you feel attracted to playing. The lyrics or memories evoked by the music could contain an intuitive message for you that will answer a particular question you might have in your mind.
Get physical: I'll let you choose how. Any form of physical activity will connect you with your intuition, especially walking in nature.
Notice and acknowledge your intuition: Intuition may come in different forms at different times for different people. Whether it's a physical sensation like goose bumps, a feeling like uneasiness in your stomach or expansiveness in your chest, or a little voice telling you to go for it, listen to it and act on the message.
De-clutter: Clear your head space by getting rid of whatever is cluttering your physical space.
Be spontaneous: Try new things and go with the flow. Then notice how often you find yourself in the right place at the right time.
Journal: Start an intuition journal to record your intuitions or to pose a question that you would like answered by your intuition. Then, start writing!
Pray: Prayer is one of the oldest ways to connect with your higher self and your intuition. Ask your intuition for divine guidance or simply pray to thank your intuition for it's guidance. This works especially well before going to sleep. Ask your intuition to come forward in the form of a dream.
* Please call or email me if you'd like to buy a copy of Mary Lou's book.
For more free tips on clearing clutter, staying focused and reaching your goals, or to find out more about one-to-one business, executive or life coaching and arrange a no-obligation session with Tania, visit the Blue Sky Coaching website at www.blueskycoaching.com.au. Tania can be contacted Monday to Friday between 8 am and 8 pm (Adelaide CST), on (08) 8338 3134 or 0411 471 941 or by e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org
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| Energy Tapping: Workshops & Individual Sessions
This month, as well as holding a fun and successful workshop last weekend, I've seen an increase in individual sessions, including Year 11 and 12 students wanting to reduce their stress levels in the lead-up to and for their final exams. I wish I knew how to tap when I was doing mine! It felt great to be able to pass this technique on to them.
If you would like to learn this powerful technique, which you can use anywhere, anytime, to help: quickly release stress; overcome fears like public speaking, spiders, flying; deal with self-sabotaging and limiting beliefs and behaviours like 'I could never do that', 'It's not possible'; overcome procrastination; panic attacks; deal with your addictions - food, smoking, gambling; and relieve debilitating physical pain, such as backache and migraine headaches, then please join me in any one of my three remaining energy tapping workshops for 2005.
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| Next Month: 10 Easy Tips for Work & Career Success
Sick of striving to reach success at work or in your career? I know I was. Then, I discovered a secret.
As well as de-cluttering, which I hope I've convinced you works wonders, I've used all of the tips that I'll share with you in next month's issue in each of my offices. Try them out. They're easy. And the end of the year is a perfect time to implement them.
Then, sit back and notice the difference. Increased control, more opportunities and greater influence - all through implementing a few little changes. Intrigued? I'll fill you in next month.
I just wish I had a dollar for every person that came into my office and said, 'I love coming in here. What have you done?'
| Readers' Stories and Feedback
Well, this month almost all of my readers' feedback has been, would you believe, about my new photo! Thank you everyone. I'm glad you think it's a good one too.
Thanks also to my friend Andy who's come up with some great marketing ideas for me. I'm really looking forward to us catching up for a chat. Andy is a great entrepreneur.
If you have any feedback or stories that you'd like to share, please get in touch. I'd love to hear from you!
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