Intuitive Tidbits

The following are some quick-read tidbits to help you grow and use your intuition.
– Jacque

  • Intuition is simply the ability to gain direct knowledge – without the rational / logical mind. It’s the ability to understand or immediately know something based on feelings rather than facts. You might physically feel, see, sense, hear, smell or even taste information intuitively. Or some people just know by receiving that “Aha!” moment.
  • Intuition is given to all. Everyone is intuitive – it’s an aspect of being human. We each have different ways of receiving, and some are more sensitive than others. The more sensitive you are, the more access you’ll have. Those with certain types of sensitivity can access volumes of energetic material. And anyone can learn to develop whatever gifts they’ve been given.
  • Intuition grows with use. If you have a habit of ignoring or denying it, your intuition will be sporadic and unreliable. But if you honor and utilize it, your intuition will become a reliable and clear resource, a wonderfully valuable branch of intelligence.

– Sacred Dialogues April 2017 Newsletter

Animal Communication Basics - horsepicThis week I’ve done readings with 13 dogs, 7 cats and 3 horses and a bird. So this newsletter is a lot about animals, and I thought I’d share a few basic Animal Communication tidbits with you.

First off, it’s important to understand that animals and humans communicate differently. Humans use a lot of words. Animals are certainly vocal, and they use lots of body language (ears, tails, mouths and posture) – but we don’t share a common language set with them.So, when animals communicate intuitively with people they do so primarily by using pictures and feelings.

When you ask how they feel or what they like, they’re likely to respond with a body sensation, a picture, or perhaps a scent or taste – so you have to tune in to subtle inputs in all your senses. That’s because they will send you body sensations instead of words. If you are expecting only thoughts and words you will miss it.

Animals express their feelings physically – they’re more sensual and sensory based than we are. They’re also very instinctual by nature. They’re more at one with the physical world than we are. (They don’t spend hours a day in their heads analyzing everything.) They’re more in the moment. They’re feeling beings certainly capable of humor, worry, grief, fear and guilt – but they’re not highly emotional the way many people tend to be.

Sometimes we might hear an animal “talk” to us in our own language, but they’re not actually speaking our native tongue. Somewhere in our brains we are converting their feelings and pictures into words like voice to text conversion software. So if you think you hear Fido say “Yes, that’s the spot!” you know the communication conversion system in your brain is working.

  • Begin with obvious external observations, then move inward. What’s the first thing you see or hear? Name it… What else are you aware of?
  • Next pay attention to your physical body. Do you smell or taste anything? Feel anything? Name it…
  • What’s entering your mind? Name it… and continue on.
  • Maybe you can you sense gender, age, or recent activities. Notice any inputs, name them, then keep going.
  • Get playful. Yes, play with your intuition – that will help jump start your true intuitive receptivity.

One final thought… Sometimes when we communicate with animals, they offer no outward indication that any connection is happening. They may appear completely distracted and unaware of you – but communication can still be taking place. You just have to go with your gut and trust your impressions.

– Sacred Dialogues June 2017 Newsletter

Sometimes we hear what others are saying – but we don’t really understand. That’s certainly the case between people, and it can also be the case when we’re listening to our critters.

Here’s an example from my own household. (Yes, even a full-time professional intuitive gets to keep on learning!)

I am primarily clairaudient, meaning I directly hear animal and spirit communication in words. For years I’ve heard my dogs talk to me, in much the same way I hear clients on the phone – it’s just a lot fewer words. I usually get the essence of the communication by combining the words I hear with the feelings I get in my body.

My dogs love warm clothes just out of the dryer. They jump on them instantly, and they know where those hot towels and warm piles of pajamas come from. I had been hearing my dog Andy calling for “thumper” for nearly a year. Initially I thought he wanted his toy that makes a thumping noise when he rolls it about. But I’d offer it to him and it was clear that was not what he wanted.

Then one day I turned off the dryer before it was done with the cycle, and I noticed the sound as the dryer wound down. Then I pulled the hot clothes out and dumped them on the sofa. Andy pounced on the warm pile immediately and said loud and clear, “thumper!” Suddenly I understood what he meant – and it seemed so obvious! Perhaps if I washed sneakers now and then I could have gotten it sooner, or had I taken the time to tune in to my body like I normally do to put the word and feels together…

Thumper: the sound the dryer makes.. and the yummy warm clothes pile that result. Ha!

– Sacred Dialogues June 2017 Newsletter

Own your intuition. Ask for intuitive insight and guidance – and expect it. Accept that you are a multidimensional being. That means your intuition and the ability to perceive energy is your birthright. It’s not “woo-woo.” It is natural, normal and healthy. Intuition will inform your dreams, and is with you 24/7.

Though there are many ways to receive your intuitive insight and guidance, this month pay special attention to your body. Your physical body is the home of your instinctive intuition. This is about safety mostly. It is the animal intuition, the instinctual intuition of our ancestors and indigenous people. Pay attention to your belly, “your guts” and your root. Ask it to inform you, to give you a feeling sense about where and how to move. Physical, kinesthetic intuition will guide you. It will tell you to stand still, duck and cover, or run. This can tell you to turn right,  left, or “get out!” Intuition can save your life or instruct you in a way that could help you to save someone. Strong physical  intuition will keep you safe.

– Sacred Dialogues September 2017 Newsletter

How does intuition inform us?

  • Images
  • Sounds or words
  • Body sensations
  • Profound or recurring dreams
  • Hunches and impulses
  • A-Ha! moments and insights “out of the blue”
  • Direction and guidance
  • Warnings and revelations

Sometime intuitive insights are obvious and certain. If so, great. Pay attention!

Or it could be rather vague, a subtle yet somehow present sense that something is there… some kind of energetic, vibrational, intuitive information… something is trying to get your attention. And it’s not your imagination. Don’t discount it just because it’s subtle – indeed, the majority of information in the Universe falls in this category. Subtle is real, too. Tune in.

– Sacred Dialogues March 2018 Newsletter