ODE TO 2019
At the end of every year we look back on what we’ve done
In preparation for new beginnings, new visions and the year to come
Some memories we bring forward, the best of what occurred
Some we should let go so repetition is not observed
Overall take the year ahead one day at a time
Live in the present and in the divine
Seek to say “I love you” each and every day
Not only to others but to yourself in every way
Create confidence through the small steps of achievements
Each success attained, a self-accomplishment
Face your fears and change your mindset
You are greater than what you regret
Remember change is the only constant
Trying to be perfect is exhausting and imprudent
Knowledge is not wisdom, seek experience and clarity
Find your own narrative, make your own pedigree
Be deliberate and consistent in your actions
A visionary not a dreamer, filled with emotions not emoticons
In order to move forward acknowledge where you’ve been
The good the bad and the ugly created the amazing reflection you see
Age is about attitude be as young as you desire
Wisdom is about evolving and keeping the inner fire
Remember – you are so much stronger than you think you are
So as the clock turns into 2019, may you find your life’s repertoire.
©2019 Karen R Levin
Tuition or Intuition – or both?
As much as we learn through school, TAFE and Uni, it’s the hands-on performances using innate trust in our own decision making and choices that provide the greatest tools for life. You can mesmerize every book in a library but if you don’t trust your own decision making, you will continue to misjudge, slipup and fail. Not that failures are all bad. Some teach us resilience or move us in another direction, where maybe we’re supposed to be.
So how do you teach yourself and perfect intuition?
Intuitive Coaching enables you to connect with your authentic self and be more confident in your decision making and creativity.
Knowing who you are helps you transcend where you are now. IC encourages you to reach your potential through perceptive and insightful decision making.
So now imagine taking your intuition to a level that permeates everything you do, even your work.
Use your super-conscious Google search
IC starts by focusing on specific areas of your life – fears, apprehensions, anxieties and out of control feelings and emotions. Repressed thoughts of regret or resentment can also be a great starting point and learning, through intuition, how to let go.
In training your intuitive process, you will learn to comprehend a deeper understanding about your life, access your personal power and advance your connection to self. Learning to not resist change, how to evolve and nourish your dynamic ideas and creative processes.
IC helps you attain peace from within and connects with your authentic self, releasing limitations and transcending you to reach your true potential.
As much as you are studying your diploma or degree, or working on new strategies at work, learn to sharpen your intuitive skills and trust the decisions that come to the surface.
Change is inevitable. Each week I meet individuals passionate about their purpose and desire to be successful in their endeavours. They express something is stopping them from achieving their ambitions and feel a sense of fear and regret.
When I ask the question “What’s stopping you?” there are moments of silence and they’re not sure or can’t pinpoint the issues.
In many, if not most cases, it’s simply the essential tools required for change – a word that creates fear and yet you know is inevitable. So why or who instils this fear and how does it take over or place us in a suspended state of being?
Accepting change as a natural part of life is the same as growing old. For the first 20 or so years you are trained to listen to voices that are not your own. The echoes of parents, siblings, relatives, teachers, peers and mentors telling you what’s right or wrong. How to make decisions and impregnating their choices and decisions into your thought processes.
Growing up you realise that not every opinion matches your own belief system. You have repressed your own point of view and to a degree your voice is inaudible. All their beliefs, judgements, attitudes and ideas have been planted in your mind whilst your own opinions swim around trying to take pride of place. Is what you believe right or more important than what you’ve been taught or told for the first 20 years of your life?
Remove the Training Wheels
The implanted teachings from your past are similar to training wheels on a bike. Fundamental lay of the land rules to set you up for the rest of your life. You get to choose which of those ideas and thoughts have purpose and connect to your own inner truth. Now you need to raise the voice that has been sitting silent for so long.
Let the inaudible become audible, raise your voice to become distinct and purposeful. Pay attention to it, it’s your intuition – very different from your conscience. Raising the level of your own echo resonates it to the same vibration as your intuition. Allowing you to overcome fears and make better decisions to create your desires in life.
Raising your own voice to an audible level means you know yourself better. The Greek philosopher Socrates used the aphorism “Know Thyself”. Knowledge of self is important to your ability to understand and know who you are. To evaluate others more accurately and therefore makes allowances for them and, in turn, acknowledge your own limitations and possibilities, to make decisions that will help you grow and change.
With a trusted voice, you have a better sense of reasoning and the power to make better assessments about yourself and others. Knowing yourself and trusting your intuitive process provides you a better understanding of how you see acquaintances, colleagues, and friends. How they should be accepted and how they accept you. You also become less bothered if someone doesn’t agree with your decisions as now your voice is trusted.
Learning to read others means first reading yourself.
You often make things harder by comparing yourself with the idealised view of others. Again, the training wheels must be removed so you can make choices of your own. You may fall over, you may falter but in the long run, taking responsibility for the failings means success and change becomes so much more worthwhile.
The reason I started doing business counselling is because I found too many business owners, entrepreneurs and individuals who had lost their voice. In turn, losing their passion and at risk of letting fear take over.
If every day you can accept that change will happen, if every day you can look forward to any new challenges and “know” that you will find the answers and overcome them, your voice will be heard as an expert in your industry. Overtime you learn more about yourself and this self-understanding can only help you change for the better.