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.
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