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Recovering From A Soul Wound

Most of us know when something happens to our heart.  We know if our heart stops beating our life will end.  Yet, we often do not take the time to notice the deep emotional hurts that are held in our hearts until it is too late.  When we use our intuition to consciously check in with our hearts it can enpower us to transform our lives.

In my work as an Intuitive Counselor, I saw my first case of a young woman who died from a soul wound.  The first deep hurt occurred when her husband betrayed her with another woman who worked in the same profession.  My client chose to stay in the same work environment after the divorce.

Sometime later, she met another man and for about a year or so engaged in a relationship.  They traveled and he visited her home and spent time with her daughter.  The man died very suddenly and at this point she found out he was married.  She was unable to attend the funeral and grieved very deeply about this second betrayal.

Anger, and frustration radiated from every level with my client.  She stayed focused on being a “victim,” and wasn’t willing to do the work to change.  Less then a year later, this 46-year-old vibrant woman was diagnosed with colon cancer.  She underwent surgeries, radiation and chemotherapy.  Despite what the death certificate reads I know clearly in my heart that an unhealed soul wound was the root cause of the manifestation of disease.

Each of us does have the power and capacity to change ourselves and transform any situation we are facing.  When we commit ourselves to transforming we must release worries about the past and future.

Being mindful of your thoughts, feelings and emotions is like sharpening a pencil.  We must sharpen our awareness so that we can make decision to change when our soul becomes wounded.

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People Are Turning More to Their Beliefs

x24086In these challenging times, people are turning more to their beliefs as a way to navigate their life path. Mitch Albom’s book, Have A Little Faith, gives one of the most insightful and enlightening views on the differences and similarities between the beliefs of rich and poor, young and old, Jewish and Christian.

Albom receives a request from his hometown Rabbi to prepare his eulogy. He takes the reader through the sacred community of his youth and brings us up-to-date with what he faces in this momentous task. You might think talking about a person’s eulogy would be terribly morbid, but the book is more about life and how we face it with our faith.

The world acclaimed author of Tuesdays With Morrie, shows us another side of his tremendous talent and abilities by intertwining the story of his Rabbi with that of an African American minister in an inner-city church in Detroit, Michigan. The lives of these men of faith surprise the reader with the intersecting thoughts on the development of their attitudes and beliefs.

In my line of work as an Intuitive Counselor, I hear a lot about faith. Faith comes in many different shapes, colors and ages. Oftentimes, in this hectic world people don’t turn to their faith until things hit rock bottom in their life. There’s no security system you can purchase to help you when you need it. Our beliefs are the cornerstone of our faith and interwoven in the invisible threads of our souls.  Intuitively, we are guided on our life path to that which feels familiar.  The key is to develop and maintain a ritual and practice to have in place before you find yourself in a period of upheaval. That way, when a bump occurs you can go into automatic pilot and recall what has made you feel good before.

Mortality is an arm’s length away for each of us and knowing what we believe is crucial part of developing a plan to handle whatever life throws our way.

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Intuition Helps Determine What Business to Start

Record unemployment has forced many people to pursue new careers. Many are deciding to sprout their entrepreneurial roots in this challenging economy.  Determining what kind of business to start is a matter of connecting with your skills, talents, wealth of experience, knowledge and intuition.

Start by making a list of all the jobs you’ve held in the past.  Identify the tasks or duties that you liked best about each position.  It’s difficult to put a value on fulfilling your highest aspirations, but begin by determining what bought you joy in your work.  Don’t concentrate on what will look to others, once you take your ego out of the equation the risk is less challenging.  Include even volunteer service jobs you’ve participated in or things your parents made you do.

Recall any dreams you’ve had that fascinate or hold your attention. These can be very revealing and can provide you with the clarity in knowing what path to follow.  When you become clear on what your ideal business looks like, determine what kinds of people you want to be around and identify the work that fulfills you.

As more jobs disappear the work that remains will demand a deeper understanding of what emotionally connects with people’s needs  Even in tough economic times people spend money keeping their pets healthy, enrichment for their kids and looking good. Listen to what is inside of you. Our intuition speaks through our yearnings, fears, questions and deep passions. Logical and analytical abilities can no longer guarantee success.  Those who succeed will be the ones who can show compassion and empathy to their clients and meet their needs with outstanding service.

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Can we use our intuition to overcome fear?

Many people are feeling the emotion of  fear on  a regular basis.  A soaring unemployment rate of 9.7% has everyone worrying and wondering about the right risks to take in their daily lives.  One of the most effective ways to thrive in this challenging period is by combining your intuition with analytical thinking to help you:  recognize patterns, uncover hidden clues and make bold leaps of imagination.

The key is knowing the right questions to ask yourself and paying attention to the internal clues that come up when you answer them.  A new book, Take the Risk, by Dr. Ben Carson, a world renown neurosurgeon, gives one of the most precise and detailed examples for helping you overcome fear.

This book details Dr. Carson’s Best/Worse Analysis formula as follows:

  • What is the best thing that can happen if I do this?
  • What is the worse thing that can happen if I do this?
  • What is the best thing that can happen if I don’t do it?
  • What is the worse thing that can happen if don’t do it?

You’re probably looking at the questions,shaking your head, and thinking, Will this work for me?  Even if after answering the questions you don’t have a positive outcome, doing this exercise is like getting a front end  alignment for your car..  After you do it, less of the bumps show up in your life journey.  Your conscious mind and your intuition will combine to help you start to feel and think more clearly about your choices.

To thrive in this challenging marketplace, individuals and organizations must expand our well-developed high tech abilities with our conscious awareness on how to take risks.  Our ability to use our intuition is the only thing that differentiates us from every other creature in the world.

For more information go to http://www.doctorbencarson.com

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Dynamic Duo Uses Intuition To Help Save Kidnap Victim

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A female version of Batman and Robin played a big role in the rescue of kidnap victim Jaycee Lee Dugard and her two daughters. This 18-year-old kidnap case had police baffled, until two officers working for the University of Berkeley California Police Department connected with their intuition, instincts and bravery to turn this this into a story of great hope.

Officers Allison (Ally) Jacobs and Lisa Campbell encountered Phillip Garrido and his two daughters on August 24th when they came to the University to get approval for a crusade he had planned.

Upon meeting Garrido, the accused kidnaper, and his girls the officers said, “they knew something didn’t seem right.”

The two are trained professionals and managed their intuitive insight with a keen awareness that we can all learn lessons from. The steps they took, are the same ones each of us are capable of doing when a significant hunch enters our mind.  Here are the three steps the officers took to make decisions with confident and greater clarity:

1. Ask questions. The two female officers began to ask the girls leading questions.  Officer Jacobs said the 11- year old girl was staring at her with pale, bright blue eyes. Though they didn’t look malnourished she remarked on the younger girl’s look in her eyes. “It was like she was looking into my soul,” Officer Jacobs said.  Paying attention to how you think and feel about the person you are talking to is critical in being able to take action which could lead to a significant life change.  The officers scheduled a second meeting with Garrido the very next day.

2.  Observe body language.  The more frequently we use our intuition the more details we will take in.  Clearly there are moments when are thoughts, beliefs and emotions meet with our intuition – the key is to be present within your presence, so you can notice when our brain and intuition interconnect.  Everyone of us will have the possibly of at least one moment in our life, when our inner awareness could have a significant impact.

3. Take action quickly. Officer Jacobs had no basis in which she could make an arrest but when Phillip Garrido left, she made a phone call to his parole officer. In the telephone conversation with the parole officer, she found out that Garrido had no children.  Oftentimes, an intuitive insight is one that we must consciously choose to act upon no matter how busy we find ourselves.  The key is being able to slow down and pay attention when it happens.  If the two officers had been “too busy” to notice Garrido he could have easily continued to elude arrest as he did for 18 years.

When we use out intuition and trust it, we have the ability to make momentous decisions and take definitive actions that are capable of life changing consequences.

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Expand Your Intuition Through Your Subconscious Mind

It’s easy to find yourself in a rut!  Maybe, you are  having trouble coming up with ideas for your blog, or finding a job, getting a relationship to work, or even getting yourself to turn off the computer and clean the house…the answer might be as simple as turning to your intuition for help.   Dr. Wayne Dyer’s book, Goodbye, Excuses, gives a simple method on how to make it happen.

Dyer explains that our brain operates like a computer.  It stores our thoughts, feelings and emotions in the databank of our subconscious mind.  Since 90% of our activities are governed by the subconscious mind, he suggests we work with the brain. .

Getting the subconscious mind to pay attention is so easy!   He suggests that you tell your subconscious mind that you know it’s accustomed to being in control, but now you have taken charge.

I tried this with my own subconscious mind after experiencing a long drought in getting my blog out.  First, I quieted my mind and did a 10-minute meditation with the intent to communicate with my subconscious mind.  Dyer’s directions even include you visualizing talking to your subconscious mind.  This is where my love for Star Trek came in…I saw a small hologram of my face just to the right of my head.  I told my subconscious brain exactly what Dr. Dyer said and then directed  to give me the creativity and discipline to get my blog done on a regular basis.  

The one thing I added that Dr. Dyer didn’t have is that mine ended with my “thanking my subconscious mind for listening and my desire for us to work together everyday so that I will reach the true potential for my life.”

In the book, A Whole New Mind, Daniel Pink he says we are moving out of an information age and into a conceptual age.  We all need to have knowledge that cannot be outsourced to India or Asia.  Training yourself to work with your subconscious mind enhances and expands your intuition to create the life you want.  Pink says this is the changing landscape of the future.

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Use Your Intuition for Your 6-month Checkup

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We are already six months into 2009, and it is a good time to ask your intuition if things are moving along the way you want in your life.

In my work as an Intuitive Counselor one of the things I talk to my clients about is the importance of examining their life plan more than once a year. It’s a lot easier to course correct when you fully engaged in what is happening in your life. Connecting with your inner awareness is a great way to self-assess and determine what areas need to be changed, revised or even scrapped.

Start by being open to connecting with your intuition and asking these three critical questions:

1. When was the last time I stepped out on faith or did something to confront my fears?

2. Have I taken time to invest in myself . . . such as read a book to expand my tool set, stretched out of my comfort zone to network in a new group, gone to a workshop or seminar that wasn’t sponsored by my job, or simply challenged myself to be a better me? (See details below for this one.)

3. When was the last time You took a risk?

The information is always there is you choose to listen. Tell your intuition you are receptive to the message and believe that the information you receive is Divinely-Directed.

Go to my website http://www.shereefranklin.com to find out more details about my workshop on “The Power of Your Beliefs.” It’s a great way to stretch your intuitive muscle in an interactive learning experience.

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Trust Your Gut in the Job Market

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It’s no secret that everyone these days is concerned about job security. For many Americans it is a scary time with over half a million new people added to the unemployment ranks. Here are eight steps you can take to intuitively guide you in the process of this uncertain job market.

Pay attention to what is going on around you
If people speak in hushed tones when you come near, or if there are meetings taking place where you are not included, don’t ignore it. Listen to your inner voice. If your gut tells you that you are at risk you should immediately become more vocal about the value of your contributions.

This is not a time to eat humble pie. Make sure the people who count know your contributions. Ask your clients to write notes about the service they received from you. Keep track of your testimonials and circulate them.

After a salesperson found the receipt for an expensive item I needed to return, I sent a note commending her efforts to her supervisor. Taking the time to give positive feedback goes a long way to setting an energetic connection to receiving good in return.

Contribute ideas
They say, “If you want to have a great idea, have a lot of ideas.” If you are not an idea person, become one. A good book to read to help with this process is The Passion Test by Jane Atwood. Creative people who bring good energy into the office will be remembered. Also, even if you are let go, having established your good energy will help you negotiate a more satisfying exit package.

Continue educating yourself.
When you expand your knowledge base you become more valuable. Also, when you can show on your resume your ability to increase your responsibilities you will become more marketable. Now is the time to attend community colleges and focus on the skills and abilities that will not only help you in your present job but will lay a foundation for what you want in the future.

Don’t pretend like it can’t happen to you.
A female client working in the telecommunications industry ignored the signs of change because she focused on the revenue her department brought in to the company. When she was offered an opportunity to leave with a year’s salary she turned it down, and subsequently lost the offer when the department was cut a few months later.

Make a list now of the things that you would want if your position suddenly ended.
We often stop thinking when we are in the midst of turmoil. That’s why it is important that you sit down and make the list before any changes occurs. When is your bonus due? Will you receive it? If you’ve done the work to earn it you need to ask for it. Ask for personal references now. Ask for a written statement of your abilities and your contribution to the company when you are first told the news. People have short memories. Also you don’t know whose job will be eliminated next. If the person who knows your strengths leaves suddenly, you may not get the detailed recommendation from another person.

Ask for outplacement assistance.
Many employers aren’t going to offer this but you can’t be afraid to ask. Act like you expect it as part of your exit package. The person who delivers bad news can sometimes be persuaded to give you something you really want.

Don’t allow yourself to wallow.
It is easy in troubled times to become isolated. There are a lot of people facing similar challenges. Connect with those who emit a positive energy.Operating in this energy range you will be more likely to attract in new people and circumstances. Even if you don’t have a health club membership, make time to exercise. A steady stream of endorphins will assist you in thriving in the midst of change.

Get busy giving
When you are not looking for a job, make dedicated time to give service to others. You don’t have to look that far to find someone else who is facing more challenges than you. And when we give at this level it allows us to invoke the Law of Reciprocity, which says that when you do good deeds for another, they will do good deeds for you. This is a time when we all are going to need our neighbors, family, and friends, so give freely, cheerfully, and often.

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Creating and Receiving Miracles

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A few weeks ago I showed you how to believe in miracles. This week, I want to tell you about one of the most powerful lessons that I have learned about miracles. That is the ability to create and participate in miracles.

No person creates a miracle alone. To align with this ability you must firmly ground yourself in the unwavering belief in the Power of your Source. God may be the whole which provides miracles but you create the space within yourself to receive it.

Many people don’t realize they have the ability to create their own miracles. This blog is dedicated to sharing with you some of the most intimate revelations that have been revealed to me in numerous meditations and readings.

Here are the four vital steps which will turn on your spiritual faucet to create your dreams and desires.

Command a miracle – At the first sign of a problem or crisis go into silence, and connect with your mind and heart and declare, “I need a miracle.” That’s right, no begging, pleading bargaining or negotiating. The good Lord appreciates it when we claim our gifts without hesitation or fear. To work at this level, your spiritual faucet must be turned on at all times. Commanding is the way to evoke a catalyst for spiritual change in your life.

Be specific – Don’t dilute your message with a lot of if’s, and’s, or but’s. Developing your spiritual muscle occurs when we become so clear and focused on our needs that we believe nothing can stop us.

It has always amazed me that there have been times in which my prayers are immediately answered and others that never manifest. In one very intimate conversation with God I asked, “Why does it seem some of my prayers manifest immediately while others hang in the Universe never coming to fruition?”

What came back was so simple that trying it had such immediate results that I feel compelled to share the insight with you. Intuitively I connected and heard the following, “It is the vibration of the words you use that attracts what we need.”

You know, of course, that I then had to ask specifically what words should we use to create or manifest our desires at the highest level? Take a moment to write down these three phrases and memorize them in your heart and mind: I Create, I Will, or I Am are the words my spiritual insight directed me to say in front of whatever I wanted to attract into my life.

For the last several years, my self-study has consisted developing a formula that normally is only given to my clients, today I’ll share it with you. The first sentence (used with one of the three phrases) should clearly state your need. It should be followed by a second sentence that enthusiastically describes how you will feel when your dream is achieved. Experience the feeling of the words so deeply that you allow yourself to visualize your miracle on every level.

My skin started to tingle the first time I used these phrases with this formula. Try this for a period of one month, dedicating as much time as possible to repeating them to the point where they become your soul’s song.

Always practice gratitude My meditation practice begins with a running list of everything that exists in my life that demonstrates God’s overwhelming gifts to me. I allow my spirit to be touched by each moment or time in my life in which I feel grateful. Sometimes the list is like an unconscious song in my head, it starts to automatically present itself as soon as I begin my meditation. There is no right or wrong ways to do this, just simply begin with what you appreciate in your life.

Be willing to participate in miracles for others – All of us have times in life in which we have the opportunity to decide to help another. Many times, we let a synchronistic moment slip by not realizing the interconnectivity of the Universe is working on every level. It is willingness to give to others that is the strongest conduit for attracting miracles.

During a very turbulent period after my dear mother died and I found myself unable to determine my life path, I called out to God while driving my list of needs. What came back was, “You told me what you want but what are you willing to give?” Pondering on that insight, I turned the corner and found myself staring at a church I’ve seen many times on my way home. This day was different though and I parked my car and went inside to find out how I could help. Since then I am regular volunteer every 6 weeks to help feed the homeless.

Things change for me in an instant after that, but the message was clear if you want to receive you have to be willing to give. Before I knew it the period had been transformed and clients started coming in to see me without any effort on my part, followed by my being paid to create custom presentations for organizations and corporations.

One of the newest books I’ve read that gives highly vivid and descriptive examples of synchronicity, destiny and meaning is by Louise L. Hay, The Times of Our Lives [Buy it here]. For those who struggle to read a whole book, each short chapter is a separate story on someone who has moved their life forward. Some have suffered through bad marriages, low self esteem, physical and emotional abuse. Each story is unique and after three pages I found my soul would be uplifted with the message it conveyed. By the way, I got my copy at the library, so if you don’t have a card get one it is one of the best kept bargains around these days. Remember, change happens at the invisible level.

P.S. One of the miracles I want to create is to expand my list of people who receive and read Sheree’s Tips & Blog to more than 1000! Every morning in my meditation the Good Lord tells me to write and I figure if more people are reading it then another miracle will unfold in my life.

Being able to have the first article I’ve submitted published in Ebony magazine this past February, is a just hint of what God wants for me. If you didn’t read it or want to pass it along you can find “Trust Your Intuition,” in the media section of my Web site http://www.shereefranklin.com. If you’re passing this along ask the person to sign up through my Web site. This is the way to see the actual count. I appreciate your efforts on my behalf.

P.P.S. If you know of any group or organization that is looking for pure positive thoughts as part of its special event or seminar please let me know. I love to teach at the highest level.

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The Most Damaging Human Emotions

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Everything that you are destined to become comes from your energy. An energy field that is clouded with anger, resentment, fear and guilt blocks wellness in the body.

In my work as an Intuitive Counselor, I see people facing serious health problems who have not been able to heal past hurts from their mind and spirit. The solution for many of them is the wonderful and frequently misunderstood practice of forgiveness.

One of the most surprisingly effective tools I refer to my clients is a book and website entitled Radical Forgiveness by Colin Tipping. The website features a worksheet that  allows you to fully describe the emotional hurt which is present in your life. Removing that pain opens the doorway for your body to maintain perfect health.

Many clients start with one conflict or issue that has not been resolved and will move on to include past hurts that still generates pain or upset in their life.

One female client no sooner did a worksheet surrounding a year old conflict with a girlfriend, when the person called a week later. Working through her anger before the friend’s call was significant, because the other individual was still hurt and upset. My client was all smiles as she described her ability to transcend the experience and to offer peace and understanding about her friend’s held emotion without judgment.

The power of forgiveness is often overlooked in the health problems that are present in a person’s body. I’d like to look at what forgiveness is, as well as what it is not:

1.  Forgiveness is not pardoning unacceptable behavior. If someone has hurt you repeatedly, then you are not expected to condone their actions.

2.  Forgiveness is not putting a smiley face on something that still hurts. To work at this level you must be willing to accept and desire freedom from the pain attached to the situation.

3.  Forgiveness does not require you to be friends with someone who has hurt you.

4.  Forgiveness is not an excuse for feeling superior to the person you have forgiven.

5.  Forgiveness is not an opportunity to get someone else to change.

6.  Forgiveness has nothing to do with the other person, it’s for you and only you.

Skyrocketing medical costs and the risk of disease are two reasons to examine the emotional hurts you may be holding onto. When we clean up the emotional garbage in our lives it frees us from pain that will often lead to the manifestation of disease.

If you or someone you know is in need of emotional healing, contact me at http://www.shereefranklin.com to set up a consultation.

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