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Jodi Chapman helps us “Come Back To Life” with new E-course!

 

Jodi Chapman  is a dynamo!

She’s an inspirational author, having co-written with her husband Dan Teck the bestselling Soulful Journal series and the upcoming book “Coming Back to Life: How An Unlikely Friend Helped Me Reclaim My True Spirit” .

Jodi’s also the creator of the wonderful E-course “Coming Back to Life” which starts October 1st.  You might have heard me mention it a time or two in my recent newsletters.  Along with many other names you may recognize, I’m one of the contributors to this delightful offering.

She’s poured her heart and soul into this project so here, in her own words, is what it’s all about!

Lisa: Jodi, can you tell the Practically Intuitive readers a bit about yourself?

Jodi:  Sure! I am an inspirational writer. (I still pinch myself when I write that because it’s such a dream come true.) I am definitely evidence that our lives can change drastically once we make our minds up and begin to leap toward our dreams. I write the blog Soul Speak, and I am so grateful for the loving community there.

Lisa What inspired you to create the “Coming Back to Life” E-course?

Jodi: I was given a helping hand when I needed it so desperately, and this course is my way of offering my own hand to anyone else who is stuck and needing to wake up to their own life.

Just two years ago, I was in a very different place. I definitely wasn’t awake. I was feeling lost and numb and completely disconnected from my soul and from all of life. Like so many of us, I was living my life on auto-pilot. I was alive in the sense that my body was functioning – my heart was beating, and I was getting up each day and going to work, but I wasn’t REALLY living. I was just going through the motions – sleepwalking through life – and I wasn’t even aware of it.

And it’s not like this numbing out happened overnight – it happened gradually over a period of many years. Throughout my life, when something or someone hurt me, it felt like a little part of me left. I’ve always been a sensitive soul, and sometimes it was just easier to retreat rather than feel the pain. I also have lived most of my life feeling afraid and stepping back rather than leaping when I was called to take a chance.

Also, I had spent several years in survival mode – struggling to get by financially, and was numb and needed to wake up and start living, I would’ve seen this as frivolous and not a great way to make sure all the bills were paid. So all of these pains and fears and struggles piled up on top of each other – creating a dark cloud over my heart. It was just easier to go to sleep and not think about it or feel any of it.

Two years ago, all of the struggles in my life came to a head – my husband and I had to move under very stressful and surprising circumstances, we were having a hard time staying passionate about our struggling gift business, we were drowning in bills with no light that we could see at the end of the tunnel, and we had just lost two people who meant a lot to us. So we were grieving and trying to put our life back together at the same time. All I wanted to do was crawl into my bed, pull the covers up, and wake up when everything was better again. I didn’t know how I was going to keep going.

That’s when the helping hand came. My loved one who had just died began communicating with me from the other side. He was my childhood sweetheart, and we hadn’t spoken in almost 20 years. I was definitely not open to this sort of thing at all, so it took an entire year of him sending me signs and me asking for more signs and on and on before we finally could get to work.

And once we did, my entire world opened up. He helped me see that being here on Earth is such a beautiful gift – a gift that we have chosen to be a part of. He helped me see that I wasn’t really living. And he helped me wake up and step back into my life again.

Our journey together has been life-changing for me. Everything changed – all because I now saw things through a different lens. I now know that my time here is precious, and I can choose to come back to life. We all can.

That’s why I created this course. I was given this beautiful gift, and I didn’t want to keep it all to myself. I want to be the helping hand for anyone who wanted to start living again and wasn’t sure how to do it.

Lisa: Wow! What a journey! And I love that you totally got the lessons there for you and turned it around and are sharing what you learned with others.  That’s what it’s all about, isn’t it?  Can you tell us a bit about the E-course?

Jodi: The Coming Back to Life E-course begins on 10/1 and lasts for 6 weeks. It’s a helping hand, a set of concrete tools, and a loving support system all wrapped up into one heartfelt course!

This course is for those of us who have ever felt disconnected from life – from our soul. It’s for those of us who have felt our light dimming. It’s for those of us who know that there is more to life than simply getting through the day.

This course is for those of us who are ready to plug back into this magical universe, reconnect with our soul, and open our hearts again. It’s for those of us who are no longer willing to just “get by” and sleepwalk through our days. It’s for those of us who are ready – truly ready – to start living fully.

Lisa: I have been there and done that! It makes all the difference having someone to shine the light for you as you walk the path, holding hands with others for safety and courage.  How’s it all work?

Jodi:  Each Monday for 6 weeks (starting October 1) , you’ll receive an email with that week’s goodies (the workbook, videos, guided meditation, soul art, etc.). You can either set aside a chunk of time each day to spend on the course, or you can take one day to work through all of it. It’s completely up to you!

Every Thursday, you have the option of being part of the live online chat where we can connect about that week’s content. There are optional assignments every week where you can participate with the Facebook group, too!

All of this is completely optional though and can be completely self-paced. Some of us work better in a group, and some of us work better on our own. This course can be as group oriented or as self-paced as you are comfortable with.

If you find that it’s too much for your busy schedule, slow down and stretch it out. The material is yours forever, and you can go through it when the time is right for you.

Here’s what the course includes:

  • Over 150 pages of love – including weekly lessons + soulful activities. This is where you get to show up for yourself. This is where you get to reconnect with your soul and discover who you are deep down at your wisest, most loving core.
  •  Heartfelt Videos. This course contains over 30 soulful videos! Each week includes at least one video from me sharing that week’s message, one from an inspirational soul sharing their story, and one designed to teach, inspire, and offer concrete tools that you can apply to your own life.
  •  Guided Meditations. Each week contains a guided meditation that is specific to that week’s message. They are grounding and calming, and I find them to be so helpful.
  •  Beautiful offerings from over 35 soulful friends who are also on this journey of self-discovery. These friends have been on a similar journey and are brave enough to share their experiences with you. Whether they share their stories and inspirational messages through video, audio, artwork, or writing – they all serve the same purpose: to help lift you up and see that you are not alone. We have all experienced the darkness, and we have all opened up to the light.
  • A private Facebook community. In this community, we can all join to support each other in our journeys, ask questions, and share our experiences. This community will be available to you even after the course ends.
  • Weekly chat sessions. This will be a space where we can go deeper into the material, truly support each other at the soul level, and really create a tribe filled with love and nurturing energy. I will commit to spending at least one hour each week there to talk in real time with you!
  • My guidance/story. Throughout my life, I have found that I like to have things modeled for me – it helps me retain what I’m learning if I can see how someone else implements it in their own life. With that in mind, each week includes my own experiences and what I have learned along the way.
  • Soul Art. I have designed printable posters to go with each week’s message. Perfect for hanging up around your sacred space and filling your soul with love each time you see it!
  • Surprises. Who doesn’t love surprises? I have a few fun things up my sleeve that I’ll be sprinkling throughout the course – gifts of love that I can’t wait to share with you!
  • Bonus gifts. When you register for this course, you’ll received instant access to over $150 in amazing bonus gifts!

When you register, you’ll immediately have access to the private Facebook Group, where we are already getting to know each other! You’ll also be able to download all of the bonus gifts and start going through them right away.

Lisa: Jodi, that is an amazing course! Holy cow!  I really like the idea of it being self-paced if that’s what someone needs. Sometimes life just gets in the way and you fall behind and feel left out. And there are lots of others who need the support and encouragement of others going through it at the same time.  Yes, Virginia, it can be all things to all people! 

Speaking of which, Can you tell us some of the benefits to joining the E-course?

Jodi:  Oh my gosh, there are so many!

First, I would say that the biggest benefit for anyone who enrolls is to know that they have taken the first step toward embracing their life. They have walked toward the light and are sending a clear message to their soul that they are no longer okay with sleepwalking through life. Through awareness comes healing, and recognizing that your life isn’t how you would like it to be is the first step toward creating the life you want to be living.

Second, I would say that knowing you aren’t alone in feeling this way is a huge relief and a benefit that will last a lifetime. Like I said earlier, I went through much of my life completely closed off to outside help, and it was a very lonely way to live. Once I opened up and allowed others in, everything changed. I now feel love constantly pouring in, and I am constantly letting it flow out as well. It’s a much more free and loving way to live, and you’ll definitely experience that within the course.

And that’s just a sampling of the benefits! There’s a lot more to encounter along the way.

Lisa: How can going through this course really bring change into our life?  So many courses promise it but sometimes it doesn’t materialize.  How can we be sure?

Jodi:  Well, this course can’t change your life unless you are willing to change the way you are living your life. You have to be open to it and you have to be willing to put in the work. That may sound harsh, but it’s the truth. I have read tons of self-help books throughout my life and was always disappointed when nothing changed. Well, it was because I simply read the book but didn’t apply any of the teachings to my own life. I read them like I would read a novel – simply for enjoyment rather than to learn and REALLY change and grow.

If you sign up for this course and simply watch the videos and read through the workbook but don’t apply any of the exercises to your own life, I’m sure you will enjoy everything but I would bet that nothing in your life will change. You have to make the choice to take action. You have to be so fed up with your current way of living that you are honestly ready to make a change.

And if you are, then this course really can help you. It’s based on what I went through in my own life, so I know that it works.

Once you decide to wake up and start living fully, you will begin to examine why you stopped living and then you get to figure out how to heal from that, forgive yourself and anyone else that needs to be forgiven, open up to the universe, and begin embracing your life again.

And no, it’s not always as easy as this makes it sound. But once you begin and once you feel that glimmer of hope again – that feeling that you probably haven’t felt in a really long time – you won’t want to turn around.

You’ll want to keep moving toward the light. I guarantee it. This course will start you on a beautiful journey that you will continue for the rest of your life.

Lisa: Oh yeah! I’m totally with you on that – you have got to change some actions down here in the third dimension to see change here in the third dimension.  So, what do you hope people will take with them at the end of the six weeks?

Jodi:  I want them to see that there is another way to live. I want them to really know that we have a choice – we truly don’t have to go through life simply going through the motions and just getting through the day. There is an entire universe out there that we are only just beginning to tap into. Our soul is connected to such a beautiful world – and waking up is the key to experiencing this way of life.

Lisa: Where can my readers find out more about joining in?

Jodi:  They can go to the “Coming Back to Life” page where they’ll  learn all about the course, including each week’s content, a detailed description of all they’ll receive in the course, and a complete list of contributors and bonuses!

Lisa: Awesome! I can’t wait to see it up and running! It sounds fabulous.  Any last thoughts for us?

Jodi: We have all felt disconnected from our soul and the universe throughout our lives. This is completely normal. And when we feel this way, it can be hard to know how to plug back in. When I was feeling numb, I had a friend help guide me back. That’s why I created this course – to be that helping hand for you. To offer concrete tools and a loving community to support you in your journey back home. I would be thrilled if you joined us.

Isn’t it time you woke up and embraced your life again?

Isn’t it time we all did?

This amazing e-course begins on October 1st – I hope you’ll choose to come back to life!

Lisa: Thanks so much, Jodi.  You’ve done some big work and I know it will shine the light for many who truly need it.  I’m so glad to be a part of it!

Podcast #38: Why you ain’t listening to your higher self

Sometimes you just don’t want to listen to your higher self. Why is that? In today’s podcast, I look at why that might be.

My pal Jodi Chapman is featuring yours truly for the next few days and is sponsoring a giveaway: my “Trust What You Get” e-book and a 15 minute intuitive session with me. Jodi is the creator of “Soulful Journals” – neat, thought-provoking handmade journals. If you’d like to enter the contest, visit Jodi here and leave a comment.

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Wednesday March 28th at 8pm eastern, I’ll be hanging out with Julie Siebert at Awaken Your Brilliance on her weekly webtv show. You can join us live on the phone or in the chat room and ask questions about working with your intuition. I’d love to talk with you!




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Podcast #38: Why you ain’t listening to your higher self

Hi everyone and welcome to the Practically Intuitive podcast! This is Lisa from PracticallyIntuitive.com. I’m glad you’re joining me.

Taking this work full-time means lots of fun changes, classes and new stuff around the corner. I’ll be doing these podcasts every other week now and will, of course, send you an email when they’re out.

If you’re around Wednesday evening March 28th, I’ll be talking live with Julie Siebert at “Reawaken Your Brilliance” at 8pm eastern. Come join in on the conversation and ask your questions about working with your own intuition.

I’m also offering an Intuitive Development Mastery course that will teach you to have 100% trust in your intuition with total reliability. Imagine having the ability and trust to tune in at any time, no matter the circumstances! That’s a skill that will serve you well the rest of your life. If this is something that jumps out at you, email me and see if this is a good fit for where you are right now.

Today’s topic is all about why you’re not listening to your higher self when it gives you all the guidance you need,

We all know there are things we “should” be doing, right? Eating better, exercising, getting enough rest and on and on. And still we snarf down McDonalds, sit around on the couch and surf the web aimlessly. If we know better, why aren’t we doing better?

Good question! Change can be hard when it comes from outside ourselves – like our spouse nagging us to do something we don’t feel like doing – and that sets up all kinds of roadblocks. But when change comes from inside us, from our own decisions, it’s a bit easier to move into it.

Listening to guidance is like that, too. If we perceive that someone “out there” is telling us what we should be doing, the natural inclination is to do the opposite. Realizing that it’s coming from inside you is a necessary shift in perspective for you to take action.

When I say “coming from inside you” – what do I mean? I mean guidance comes from the highest and best part of you – the part of your soul that knows why you’ve incarnated in a physical body and what you you’ve chosen to work on while in it. When you listen to that guidance, there’s no need to fight it because it’s aligned with all your goals.

And…still we do, don’t we?

It’s not because we don’t believe it and it’s not because we don’t want to accomplish those goals. In fact, it’s just the opposite. To know that we can do and be all we came here for is scary. And not just “little bit scary” but big “oh my god, oh my god, oh my god” scary.

What if you listened to your inner guidance and actually did all the pieces that came before you? What if everything shifted and you got the things you needed and wanted to do your soul work? What then?

How do you stand in the light of all you are and all you can be and not run away? This is why we don’t often listen. This is why we don’t always take the action.

Because doing that calls us to step into our power and our gifts. It’s much easier to fly under the radar, only doing a bit of what you are here to do because then, if things don’t work out, you have an excuse.

For several years, I’ve been telling people how I can’t wait until I can do this work full-time because it’s my passion and my joy! If only, if only, if only. And, here I am having been given a gift from the Universe that I arranged and manifested and now I’ve got to show up – with all my skills and gifts and fears and doubts. I’ve got to stand in the light of what I came here to do and do it.

It’s just a little bit intimidating, you know? But I cannot not do it. I can’t. It came from my soul and I am following that guidance wherever it leads.

You can, too. Even if it’s scary to step out, you must. It’s what you are here to do. And, it requires an enormous amount of faith and trust in yourself.

How do you even start? WHERE do you even start? These are such good questions to ask in an intuitive reading. Your Guides and your Higher Self have answers for you. Can you hear these answers? Can you feel them?

I’ve got the clear connection to your guides and can help you take action right today on one thing that moves you on your path. Contact me if you want to know what that is and we’ll get started.

That’s all for this week. My next podcast will be in two weeks but in the meantime, come play with us on Facebook. I welcome your thoughts and comments, as always.

This is Lisa from PracticallyIntuitive.com. Have a lovely week! Bye for now.

Podcast #20: Gratitude for the hard things

It’s easy to be thankful for the good things – but can you be thankful for the not-so-good things too?

They are all a part of your soul’s journey here on earth. Listen in to this week’s podcast to hear more about it!




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Hi again, and welcome to the weekly Practically Intuitive podcast. I’m Lisa, your host now with the froggy voice. Kids, don’t go stand on line in 37 degree weather for five hours without a coat to see your favorite musician. Just saying. So please excuse any pre-pubescent squeaks in my voice this week.

As we’re coming upon Thanksgiving here in the United States, it’s common for us to speak out loud about all we’re thankful for. Jobs, health, family and friends – these are all wonderful things for which to be grateful.

But what about being grateful for the hard things, the crappy situations you find yourself in, the relationships that didn’t work out, the jobs you didn’t get? Can you find space in your heart to be thankful for those, too?

That’s when gratitude is the hardest, isn’t it? But can you consider for just one moment that you’ve created all of it – the good and the bad – on a soul level in order to gain lessons and to evolve and grow?

People get very touchy when this topic is broached – that you have created every single experience in your life in order to grow and evolve. They’ll argue that they didn’t ask to get breast cancer or to lose their home to foreclosure – who in their right mind would even ask for that?

If you can step back and look at things with your spiritual eyes, as Tom Jacobs calls it, you’ll begin to see the truth of this, though. Before we incarnate into the physical, we make contracts and agreements with others on a soul level to experience certain things in this life so that our soul can truly evolve and move forward on the path. Many of these experiences are wonderful and life affirming. Some are not.

My dad became a type 1 diabetic at age two, studied to be a priest and was asked to leave the monastery because he became ill while caring for alcoholic priests, went blind at 32 and lost both legs to diabetes at 44. Who would choose a life like that?? That’s a bowlful of hardship, isn’t it? What lessons could he possibly have asked for in this incarnation that warranted that? I don’t have an answer to that. Only his soul knows.

I can tell you, though, that he was truly grateful for every moment of it. He told me that. He knew that in all the hardship and pain was a gift of growth and something he asked for at soul level. My dad was able to see things through his spiritual eyes and that’s helped me do that, too.

It’s not easy to look at the pain and suffering that’s occurred in your life and understand the choices that were made to get to that place (again, on a soul level). But they’re there. And understanding why and how those choices came about, what you learned from them and how to move forward with that knowledge is so important.

Please don’t get me wrong – I’m not saying that a 3 year old child consciously asks for a debilitating disease or that we’re all wishing on bad things to happen. What I AM saying is that everything that occurs in our life and everything we will create in the future is a part of the soul’s learning path. In order to evolve as that soul, we are here on earth creating different experiences for just that purpose.

Being grateful for the good things and the not-so-good things allows us to understand that it all happens so that we can fully experience everything we incarnated to do. And being in gratitude acknowledges that we see the bigger picture.

Just a reminder that my e-book “Trust What You Get” is on sale for $19.99. You can find a link to it here. And I’m off this whole week so if you’d like a daytime session, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I’d love to work with you.

That’s all for this week. It goes without saying but heck, I’ll say it “I’m thankful for all the friends I’ve made this year, all the clients I’ve worked with and for being able to do the work of my heart.” I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday with friends and family or even if you like to sit in the quiet and read a book and nibble turkey sandwiches – whatever you do, I wish you peace.

This is Lisa, who is thankful her voice held out for the podcast, from Practically Intuitive – have a wonderful week. Bye for now.

Podcast #19: Spiritual healing is way better than therapy! The faster and more direct road to healing

By Lisa Wechtenhiser

Spiritual healing is better, faster and effects change much more than traditional talk therapy.

Listen in to see why I make that bold claim in this week’s podcast.




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Hi everyone, and welcome back (or welcome for the first time if you’re just joining me) to the weekly Practically Intuitive podcast. I’m Lisa from Practically Intuitive – thanks for listening in.

Today’s topic is near and dear to my heart: How spiritual healing can help you move through your stuff much faster than traditional therapy.

I am a big believer in therapy. I was a counseling psych major in college and had my heart set on doing that work as a career. But time and circumstances seemed to preclude that and I never did make it back for my master’s in social work much less set up a private practice. But I did avail myself of therapy for much of my 20s and 30s. I liked it a lot. Someone to listen to my stuff, help me see things I might have been missing and offer a safe place to open up. What’s not to like, right?

Somewhere along the line, though, I began to use my therapy sessions as an hour of whining about my life. I would look at the same situations over and over and over. One thing I didn’t do was make many concrete changes in my life. Mostly because I liked talking about it but not so much doing anything about it. Because doing something involved risk and scary changes. And I’d rather talk.

I’m sure my wonderful therapists tried to get me to move into action but looking back, I think I resisted that. This one was squarely on me.

In my early 40s, I began to explore coaching and used that in tandem with therapy. My coach was more proactive about getting me to take action but as with my therapist, our sessions evolved into more whining, less action. Again, this one is on me. I had trouble taking action. Much easier to whine for an hour and then go home and think about what I whined about.

Can anyone relate?

At some point in there, I learned about spiritual healing – clearing astral debris, cutting cords of attachment, aura cleansing and protection, Reiki and more. As I delved more into it both from a client perspective and that of a practitioner, I began to see real, concrete changes in my life.

For example, having cords of attachment permanently removed allowed me to clear my own energetic field of a lot of accumulated junk that belonged to others and once freed from that, I could figure out much more easily what I needed and wanted and moreover, move toward it.

Energetic healing with the assistance of a divine being (Archangels, Buddha, Mother Mary … those who reside on that highest of vibrational planes) is amazingly easy because they do all the work. Really. They do. You don’t have to spend 37 hours agonizing in therapy for change to occur. With their assistance, you can feel it and release it all in an hour. And once those blocks and restrictions are removed, things flow more easily into place.

My current coach, Jaelin Reese, is all about action and while she allows me to ramble now and again (because that’s just who I am!), she also gives me steps to take to move out of whining and into action. One of her favorite methods of healing is called “writing and burning” where you write a letter to someone with whom you have an issue and just pour it all out. Then, take it outside and burn it. That’s it. You don’t have to call that person, confront them or anything else. You often need to just release it from your energetic body.

She’s even had me write about past life experiences that are hindering me in this life, burn the writing and take it to a cemetery and bury it. That sounds kind of odd (well, it did to me) but this simple ritual allowed me to move through and finally resolve an issue I’ve been struggling with for 10 years. All because I buried it at a cemetery.

I am still a proponent of therapy. It does a lot of good and who’s to say that my years of it didn’t lay the foundation for the work I’m doing now from an energetic perspective. But my experience has shown me that energetic healing is faster, more effective and moves one into action easier than talk therapy.

If you’ve been in therapy for years without much shifting in your life, I’d invite you to try a session of spiritual healing and see for yourself. I offer sessions of aura healing involving cutting cords of attachment, removal of astral debris, and more. Please check out the readings and healings page of my site to see if something fits. Or you can contact me to talk about what you’re struggling with and let’s talk.

That’s all for this podcast. Thank you so much for listening. This is Lisa from Practically Intuitive. Have yourself a lovely week. Bye for now.

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“Trust What You Get” E-Book now $19.99!!

As an early Christmas present, I’ve changed the price of my E-book “Trust What You Get” to $19.99!

Here’s what one of my readers had to say about it:

Oh, if you’ve read the excerpt from her e-book, “Trust What You Get”, I highly, highly, HIGHLY recommend you purchase the entire e-book.

An incredibly clear guide to the ins and outs of intuition – what it is, how to develop, and how to use it.

Honestly, after reading it I don’t think I will ever need to buy another book on the topic – it’s that good! Lisa is now my honorary best friend in the whole wide Universe. :-D

It’s a quick download and an easy, fun read. (I’m all about the easy fun, yo!) You can get yours by clicking on the link on the right side of the page or clicking right here.


Podcast #9: Intuitive Readings: How to know when yours was helpful

Have you ever had readings with a psychic or an intuitive that didn’t quite fit? Or have never had one and wonder what it’s like?

Today’s podcast talks about what makes for a good (i.e.: helpful) reading and what you can take away from them.

Please leave your thoughts on what a good reading means to you in the comment section below – I’d love to hear what you think about it.




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WINNER ANNOUNCED!

The winner of the big August contest was Monica Jenkins!

Monica will be getting a cord cutting session and a 30 minute intuitive chat with me.

Thanks, everyone, for leaving comments and entering the giveaway!



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Hi again and welcome back to the weekly Practically Intuitive podcast. This is Lisa from Practically Intuitive and I’m glad you’re listening in.

In these short weekly podcasts, I talk about all kinds of things in the intuitive world and how they might work for you in your own life.

I’ve got a sweet offer for you guys and I’ll tell you more about it near the end of the podcast.

What’s on tap for this week’s conversation?

Well, I’m reading a book called “The Street Smart Psychic’s Guide to getting a good reading” by Lisa Barretta and it sparked a thought – what does make for a good intuitive reading? If you’ve never had one, you might be unsure of what to even expect so I’m here to shed some light on it.

Even before I fully realized my skills in this arena, I loved getting readings. While I might not have taken everything that was said to heart, I did recognize some of the truths that came through. It certainly helps to show up with an open mind.

As I’ve experienced it and now offer it, an intuitive reading is like sitting before a table full of options and possibilities. It’s not telling you the future through a crystal ball or advising you to leave your partner and move to Italy, nice as that might sound. It’s showing you what could be for you. You always get to choose your actions. I just help you see things you might not realize are there.

How do I do this? Well, as a psychic / intuitive, I am able to perceive things using more than the five physical senses. As you might know, my strongest skill is clairaudience – the ability to hear Guides and Teachers as well as loved ones who have crossed over.

If you were to engage me for a reading, I show up, fully present to listen to you, hear what you may not be able to say, and then share what impressions I get as well as what your Guides and Teachers are saying. Some times a lot comes through and sometimes one simple shining truth comes and that’s enough.

In one of my recent readings, the person received guidance to stop asking for validation and signs and to accept that they know what they know. Their guides suggested they step into what is and stop wondering about whether it exists at all. In fact, I’d say that was the whole of the reading – accept that you can do this work (whatever that work might be) and stand in the knowing.

So, how do you know if you’ve gotten a “good” reading? I’d say that when you feel what they’ve said resonates with you, when you’ve come away with something you didn’t have when you started (ideas, thoughts, guidance, etc) or even a feeling of validation, then you’ve gotten a “good” reading.

So many of my readings offer that validation to others – basically an outside source (me, their Guides, whomever) saying “yep, what you’re getting is right on.”

To me, a good reading helps you find the next step. The action you take is entirely up to you. Your Guides can’t take it for you. Only you can do that work down here in the physical.

There are as many psychics and intuitives as there are books in all the bookstores in the world. The key is to find ones that resonate with you. I tend to do that by feeling – if I check out their site and feel comfortable and safe with them just from their words, I’ll tend to follow through with that. If there’s something about them or the site that puts me off, it’s a sign to me that we’re not on the same wavelength. Just not a match. That’s fine. I’ve had readings that I considered not helpful and readings where I was able to take in what was given and really jump into action.

The not helpful ones were often at psychic fairs where there’s lots of noise and commotion and I couldn’t really take in what they were saying and couldn’t remember anything to take action on.

Use your discernment and trust when seeking someone to read for you. Remember that not only are they are dipping in to your energy but you are dipping in to theirs. Make sure you’re comfortable with the dipping!

I’d love to hear your comments on what makes a good intuitive reading for you – please feel free to post them on the blog.

And now, the big September announcment!

I’m putting my E-book “Trust What You Get” on sale for the entire month at more than half off! You can now purchase it for just $22! It’s an immediate download so no waiting for the postman to deliver it.

It’s taken from my March teleclass by the same name and it gives you lots of information and steps to learn how to tune in to your intuition.

Once you start clearly hearing your own higher self and follow the guidance that comes from doing that, interesting shifts begin to happen. I live my life this way and I am still amazed at what shows up for me.

The link to purchase the Ebook is right on the post for this podcast – just enter the code SEPTEMBER and you’re good to go.

Remember that you can subscribe to these podcasts right through iTunes – just enter Practically Intuitive in the search box for podcasts and you’ll be magically whisked to the page where you can subscribe. I love this feature because I don’t even have to think about it – the podcasts are automatically downloaded for me.

That’s all for this week – please contact me if you have questions, thoughts, comments or just to say hi! I loves me some fan mail!

Thanks for listening and have a lovely week!

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