By: Sue Frederick, Author of 'I See Your Dream Job'
Do you believe in intuition? Do you realize you can tap into your own future and "see" your next successful career step?
Perhaps you're smart, successful, practical, realistic and don't believe in what you can't see. But then why are you in this mess? Why are you rethinking your life? Why are you afraid?
You carry the solution to all of your problems right inside of you. It's called intuition. And usually, whatever problem you think you have in front of you - is actually your solution.
What did you dream last night? Conjure up those lost memories. Honor what your soul is trying to tell you. Your inner wisdom is banging on the door of your practical, logical left-brain as powerfully as it can. Are you listening?
In the 1900 edition of Sigmund Freud's book Interpretation of Dreams, the father of modern psychology wrote about his own dreams and what he thought they meant. One of those documented dreams clearly foretells his future illness 28 years later and eventual death from mouth cancer.
The dream even offers a solution (to stop smoking cigars). But Freud interprets this dream in his own narrow parameters of sexual metaphors rather than seeing the divine gift of premonition and solution that the dream offered.
Are you doing something similar with your dreams? Are you dismissing your inner guidance? Are you doubting your intuition?
If life isn't as "realistic" as you imagine it to be - what are you missing?
Maybe you've had glimpses through the cracks in the façade of our physical world. Perhaps it was at the birth or death of a loved one. Maybe you've had a moment where you knew there was something more, and you heard your inner self whisper: "Life is not what you think it is."
This is your powerful intuition reminding you of what you already know but may have forgotten. That's the same higher self that can reveal your new life and work as effortlessly as a dream in the night.
Are you afraid? Are you worried about your future? Then you're not listening. You're tapped into your fear instead of your intuition. Do you understand the difference?
Fear is a low, negative energy and it resonates in the pit of your stomach. Your intuition and divine guidance speak up in the quiet moments when time stops and you simply know what's true. Just know it in your bones. It's a peaceful knowing.
First you have to stop and be quiet for this to happen. When was the last time you really did that? Right now, sit down, unplug, and quiet your monkey mind. You can pray, meditate, or just breathe. Think nothing and do nothing. Just wait. In the spaces between your breaths you'll understand everything.
Is it possible that every failure, loss, and victory from your life story has been on purpose so that you would discover your great potential and live up to it?
Imagine this: Your job dilemma or economic problems are on purpose - ordered up by your higher self to get you to change directions.
Now instead of focusing on what you've lost, focus on what you wish your life looked like. Picture an imaginary world where you have all the money you'll ever need. In this new world, you still "work" by bringing your gifts to the world and making a difference. What are you doing?
See it. Now do it...
Here are five steps to help you tap into your intuition:
1. Quiet your mind through meditation, prayer, breathing, hiking or whatever works for you.
2. When you're feeling calm, ask yourself a question about your career and sit still until you hear a peaceful answer from deep inside of you.
3. Trust it. Act on it.
4. Start a morning routine of sitting still, quieting your mind for 20 minutes and asking for guidance about things you should do or decisions you should make.
5. Write down what you get and act on it everyday.
Author and Career Intuitive Sue Frederick's work, described as a "breath of fresh air" and "an enlightened new perspective," has been featured in The New York Times, Yoga Journal, Natural Health, and Fit Yoga. She's the author of I See Your Dream Job (St. Martin's Press). For more info visit www.CareerIntuitive.org or email Sue@Brilliantwork.com