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All about intuition — interview with Angela Artemis

This is part one of a two-part interview with my friend Angela Artemis (seen above) author of a new book entitled The Intuition Principle: How to Attract the Life you Dream Of. Angela blogs at Powered by Intuition. I’ll run the rest of the interview on Friday.

Christopher: I’ve always felt that intuition is a great gift. Can you remember when you first became aware that you did possess an intuitive ability? If so, could you describe that experience when you became consciously aware of this gift?

Angela: I was nine years old when I realized I was “different.” I was outside playing with friends when one mentioned that the father of a neighboring kid had passed away. I immediately responded that he had died of “liver disease.” I heard this sentence in my mind very loudly and distinctly and just repeated it. The words sprang to mind out of the blue as if they had been “placed” there.

Later that day I heard my mother telling my father that this neighbor had died. I immediately repeated that he had died of “liver disease.” My mother asked rather angrily, “Who told you that?” (I understand now, as an adult, that Mr. X’s liver disease was caused by alcoholism; something people rarely spoke of then. At the age of nine I had no idea what liver disease even was or what could have caused it.)

I replied that I just “knew.” She kept asking me how I knew and who had told me and I kept saying that no one had told me and that I just “knew it.” I could sense her frustration and doubt but, I refused to change my story because it was the truth.

That was the first time I realized that I might be different and that it might not be “safe” for me to say everything that I heard in my mind.

Christopher: What is life like being an “intuitive”? Do you sometimes sense something about a person or situation that you’d rather not know anything about?

Angela: Everyone is intuitive. Don’t you sometimes sense when someone is sad or not telling you the “whole story or lying?” Have you ever had the inexplicable urge to pick up the phone and call someone and when you do they tell you that they were just thinking of you? Did you ever go back in the house after locking the door because something was “wrong” and then find that you’d left the oven or the iron on? That’s being intuitive.

When you are intuitive you get a “sense” about things or people. You might be struck with the feeling that a person isn’t going to be around too much longer, a niece or nephew has fallen off the straight and narrow and gotten in with a bad crowd or that trouble is brewing in a marriage, for example.

As a psychic yes, I’ve heard things or seen things in my mind about people, especially when they come to me for a reading. Occasionally, when I am out in public I get psychic information about a person but, not all that often. I have learned how to be in control of this ability. I don’t keep myself open when I’m out because it’s an invasion of a person’s privacy, frankly.

Christopher: What is intuition, anyway? Do you believe it’s an ability that anyone can develop if they wish? I presume this is the reason you’ve written your new book, “The Intuition Principle,” to give people critical advice in this regard?

Angela: Yes, we are all intuitive and we can sharpen our intuition. Intuition is a higher more evolved form of “instinct” which is programmed into all life forms. When you are walking and suddenly get the feeling that someone is behind you this is your intuition. Knowing that someone is behind you is information that could quite possibly save your life.

When you are out somewhere and get the feeling that someone is staring at you this is your intuition also. This is also part of our preservation instinct.

If you get a feeling that you should switch highway lanes because something about the car in front of you is bothering you, this is your intuition also. Right after you do switch lanes, the car you wanted to get away from has a blow-out on their rear tire and they lose control of the car. Had you stayed behind him you could have been in an accident.

Intuition is merely another way of getting information via “feelings” or a gut sense or a sense of knowing. It’s a process of the subconscious mind.

Our mind is recording everything we see, hear and feel whether we are consciously aware of it or not. There are filters on the conscious mind so that we don’t get bombarded with all this information all the time and end up with sensory overload.

In the case of the tire blow-out, your subconscious mind might have picked up that the tire on the car in front of you was low and it wanted to warn you of impending danger so it sent you the distinct feeling that you should change lanes.

When you learn how to tune in “intuitively” you’ll receive more relevant information that you can use to make better more informed decisions and choices in your life which will result in living a more successful life. This is the main point of following the Intuition Principle – to live up to your potential and live a life of meaning and purpose.

 Get free copy of Angela’s book

Angela Artemis, an intuition coach, is offering a free PDF copy of her new book to the reader who leaves the best reason for wanting to read the book.  Please share your thoughts or experiences on this topic. Click here to learn more about The Intuition Principle

Angela is on a mission to teach readers around the world to “speak intuition” so that they can unlock the brilliant potential that resides within and live the life of their dreams. Angela blogs at Powered by Intuition and is an Amazon best-selling author. You are welcome to download free bonus material here.

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Debi @MysticPassage June 5, 2012 at 1:38 pm

I spent almost 1/2 of my 50+ years married to an alcoholic who pretty much convinced me that I drove him to drink in one way or another and that because our adult kids didn’t listen to us that I was a failure as a parent. I spent several years reclaiming the person I’d been while I was growing up and was blessed to have an encouraging friend (she kind of stepped in to fill the shoes my mom left when she passed on).

I’m realizing that we need to encourage children and young people to honor their dreams and intuition rather than suppressing them because “we” don’t see how it’s possible. I want to work with young people to help them take that passion inside them and make it happen, to learn to honor their intuition when it makes no sense to anyone around them, and to use intuition to direct their steps and find answers.

Angela’s book will provide not only the foundation for me to build on for myself, but it will help me build a foundation for young people so they don’t “settle” for a life that plays no part in their dreams simply because others tell them to. When I was young, I wanted to be a teacher but was told to choose something else as there was no money in teaching. I know I settled for way less than my dreams at that time. Now it’s time for me to realize my dreams of being a teacher and to also provide others with the tools to reach their dreams.
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Christopher Foster June 6, 2012 at 8:40 am

Dear Debi,
I’m so sorry to hear about the difficulties you had in your life. You’ve learned a lot – the hard way in your life.
The good thing is that you’ve assimilated these experiences and see how they’ve helped you become more awakened in your life.
You can now use all this wisdom that you’ve gained to help others! This is now the gift that you have to share with the world.
Listening to your intuition will help you find the right path to express these gifts.
I agree that we do need to encourage children and young people to honor their dreams and intuition too.
This is your time to follow your dreams! I wish you all the success in the world.

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Kat June 5, 2012 at 2:35 pm

I have in the past been attuned to my intuition, but lately have been too busy or distracted to tune in well. I would like to read Angela’s new book to learn to listen to that voice once again. Recently, I failed to do so and it ended up costing me a lot of money for a new engine in my car. I made a turn when I knew I shouldn’t and ended up with my car submerged past the doors due to a flash flood! I need to find the balance that will enable me to focus on what’s important. Thank you for your interview!

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Christopher Foster June 6, 2012 at 8:43 am

Hi Kat,
Sometimes something “big” has to happen to snap us out of our distracted state and to start paying attention to our intuition.
It sounds as if the “engine problem” was it for you.
Now that you’ve heard the voice of your intuition and know the consequences of ignoring it you are miles ahead of other people who have no idea what to “listne for.” You can use this knowledge and run with it to make all the right choices in your life going forward.
Best of luck to you Kat!

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Dayton Nicolas June 5, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Its a great interview of Angela artemis. I like the story when she was 9 and obviously i agreed with Angela that everybody have intuition. Thanks for this nice post.
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Christopher Foster June 6, 2012 at 8:44 am

Dear Dayton,
I’m so glad you enjoyed the interview. If you like Part 1 you’ll enjoy Part 2 on Friday. Do come back and read it then.
Nice meeting you.
All my best,
Angela

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Laura June 7, 2012 at 3:14 am

I think it is the result of picking up another energies in combination with everything else and cannot be fully explained.
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Christopher Foster June 7, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Dear Laura,
I think you’re absolutely right. We do mingle with each other’s energies and pick things up that way.
Intuition can’t be fully explained but there some scientists hoping to figure it out someday.
Thank you for your comment.

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Patti Foy | Lightspirited Being June 7, 2012 at 10:31 am

Hi Christopher!

I like your new picture, and Happy Birthday! WOW. So glad you are here sharing your wisdom with us. I saw a bunny today and tho I see them a lot, this time it made me think of you so here I am. :-)

Sweet interview here! Angela has so much good stuff to share too, and I recommend her book to anyone reading this. I just did a review of it on my blog (so I exclude myself from the free copy contest) and love how she presents our intution as a way to know ourselves better. Fits perfectly with what you are about here.

Nice to “see” you again. Blessings!
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Christopher Foster June 7, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Hi Patti,
Thank you so much for you kind words about my book and lovely review you did too on Lightspirited Beings.
xoxo,
Angela

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Christopher Foster June 8, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Hi Patti, many thanks for your kind words. Glad you like the interview (and also my new pic:-). You know our bunny hasn’t been around for a month or so, I miss him (or her) a bit I must say. Love to you Patti and be well.

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Sandra / Always Well Within June 11, 2012 at 3:50 pm

I’m very curious about the proposition that intuition is part of the sub-conscious mind. I’m looking forward to reading the next segment! I loved the personal feel of this interview! Love to you both.

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Christopher Foster June 14, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Love to you too Sandra. I’m glad you enjoyed the first part of the interview and I hope you enjoy the second part just as much. Take care and be brave. Blessings

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