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In today’s podcast (number 50!), I’m talking about self-authority.

If you’re looking outside yourself to someone else or some thing else to tell you what’s true for you, I’ll share a couple ideas that help bring you back to trusting your inner knower.

You can listen to this week’s podcast right here! Podcast #50: You’re not the boss of me! –> Podcast #50: You’re not the boss of me!

Also, a reminder that if you are looking to book a single session with me, now’s the time.  They’ll be going away very soon to make way for a fuller program to share guidance and help you put it into practice.

More information on that new program coming soon!

You know you love contests!

Sarah Seidelmann from Follow Your Feel Good has graciously offered one of my readers her wonderful iPhone/iPad app (a $4.99 value) called “What the Walrus Knows”.

You can read all about it at her site but in a nutshell, it’s a way for you to connect with your totem animals in a new way.

She gave me a preview copy and it’s great fun and very enlightening!

There’s a drumming meditation as well as lots of information to help you make sense of the animals that surround and support your journey.

If you can’t wait to see if you’re the winner, you can purchase it now at the iTunes store!

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below this post!

It can be about the app and why you think it will help or about how you view self-authority!  Just leave a comment by midnight (eastern) Thursday October 4th and a winner will be chosen at random.

WINNER ANNOUNCED: Christine Stephens!  Thanks everyone for playing!

Podcast Transcript

from Practically Intuitive Podcasts

 

Hi everyone and welcome back to the Practically Intuitive Podcast.  This is Lisa from Practically Intuitive.com – always nice to have you listening in!

As I mentioned in the last podcast, changes are afoot at Practically Intuitive.  Within the next month or so, I’ll be discontinuing one-time readings and moving to a bigger way to support you.  I’ll still be calling in your Guides and Teachers, walking through the Akashic Records to look at your soul work and removing those cords of attachment but it will be as pieces of a larger process.  If you are interested in a single session, this month is the time to do that.

More information on my new program coming soon.  Stay tuned.

I also have a goodie I want to share with a lucky reader! A colleague of mine, Sarah Seidelmann, created a really cool app for your phone or ipad called “what the walrus knows” – it’s a way to connect more deeply with your animal totems as they show up in your life.  You can read more about it at followyourfeelgood.com.

Sarah’s graciously  given me a special secret code that unlocks “what the walrus knows” app  for one of you guys out there! All you have to do to enter the contest is leave a comment on the post for this podcast either about the topic or why you think this app would be a good fit for you.  I’ll choose the winner at random at the end of the week.

One of the things most important to me is self-authority.  The more I engaged with guides and teachers, the more I see how necessary it is for us all to take responsibility for what shows up in our life, knowing that on some level we called it to us.  We might have done it unconsciously but it comes just the same.  From a place of ownership, you can effect real and lasing change.

Not before.

So, when I talk about self-authority, I’m speaking about the choices you make in your life about what to believe in, what actions to take based on those beliefs and the knowledge that you can significantly affect what shows up for you by claiming ownership of your life.

How do you get there, though, if you’ve been putting your faith in some thing, some one outside yourself for a good part of your life?

If you’ve been seeking validation for your choices from your parents, teachers, spouse – how do you begin to work toward that self-authority?

First, you have to see the value in doing so. 

There’s lots of value in owning your own ideas, desires and thoughts.  Most importantly,  you increase the chances of getting them when you own them big time.  Wayne Gretzky once said “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” And that applies here as well.  You will never get what you wish if you don’t first put it out there – to your spouse, to the Universe.  You have to claim it and bring it into consciousness. It also reinforces the idea that you get to decide what you want in your life.  Stuff doesn’t just happen to us.  Really.  It doesn’t. Whether you bring it into your life consciously or from a deeply buried place you don’t even know exists, you’re actively deciding what shows up for you each and every day.  Make what shows up a reflection of what you truly want.

Second, understand that with great power comes great responsibility. 

Once you know you have the power to receive what you want, you need to be much more discerning about what you put out there.

For example, let’s say you share with your spouse or partner that you’ve always wanted to be a teacher.  You’re not even sure what you want to teach but you know that desire has always been in you.  They ask you how you plan to make that a reality.  You shrug.  (Seriously, you just claimed it! Why do you have to know what to do with it?? J)  A week later your partner asks again ‘”thought anymore about what you want to do with that teaching thing?”  “no,” you respond and quit asking me about it, you think.

That’s the thing – when you claim something and put it out to the Universe, forces start coming together to help you get it.

That naggy spouse? Part of those forces.  They remind you that you claimed it and are helping move you to the next place.  Silently thank them for helping keep you on track even if the way they do it feels crappy.

Begin to move toward what you claimed – in the case of a teacher, that may be researching online certification classes or looking for a volunteer position you can do to get some experience.

The skies are not immediately going to part and bestow upon you the perfect teaching position where you’ll make a buttload of money and love every second.  That’d be cool but it ain’t gonna happen.  The lesson is in the journey to get there.

If you claim it, you are telling the Universe that it’s important to you.

Do that with consciousness and intention, though, because your Guides start getting things moving and shaking so that you can realize this desire. Be sure it’s something that feels right for you.

Bottom line: self-authority is really about what you want and what shows up in your life.  It’s also about how you discern what is true for you versus what you’re told is true.  As you develop and trust that inner knower, you are able to make clearer decisions and your life will be a much better fit for you.

As you go through your day, give some thought to what is showing up for you and if it’s something you want in your life.  If it’s not, how can you claim your own authority and ask for something different? Even just allowing the idea that you get to choose a different outcome is empowering!  Try it and see!

That’s all for this week.  If you have thoughts or comments about self-authority that you want to share, please come on over the Practically Intuitive.com and leave me a comment! This is Lisa from PI.com, have a lovely fall week! Bye for now.