Joyce Anderson, Intuition Trainer, author of Tellaga & Conred, Rescuing Your Talents from Constant Comparing and radio host of Voice America was kind enough to host me on her radio show a couple weeks ago for a fabulous conversation about intuition versus anxiety, as well as be interviewed here.
After meeting Joyce and being impressed by her cheerful wisdom, I have been relentlessly nagging her to offer the public a workshop on the topic of intuition development. I’m happy to say she is offering a course on October 19th and you can learn more about it here: http://http://conversationswithyourself.com/classes
How did you become interested in the topic of intuition?
1) As a child I had a sense of knowing about a person I would meet, nothing to do with logic. Then as I went to school, I learned to focus on learning through the rational brain, five senses, memory, logic and inference, all external. Well, I wasn’t so good at memory, which affected my grades, that so I learned I wasn’t smart. My gut told me this wasn’t true, but the grades did not agree. My intuition guided me as an adult to recapture my intelligence and taught me there was so much more untapped wisdom. And I was passionate about helping people bring their under-used inner resource to the surface. For me intuition is the bridge from our inner knowing that signals our body and brain with a wise message and creative idea.
How do people develop their intuition?
2) People develop their intuition by first being aware of it. The gut feeling when you shake someone’s hand and feel this person is not a match for you, but your logic talks you out of this feeling by saying this person has a good job, very handsome, polite, etc. A feeling to take a different route to work, but you don’t listen and you are stuck in traffic. Once you become aware of these intuitive hits, and you see the wisdom in it, you develop your trust in it. The next step is to take action from the intuitive hit, just do what it says. Once you unleash intuition, you will find incredible answers and ideas that just become more and more available.
What do you see as the connection between intuition and mental health?
3) To me, when you are mentally un-healthy you have learned it is not ok to be you. You trust the judgment and words of others and past painful events to be more important than you. You have learned to compare yourself to others for self-worth. To be mentally healthy is to be the opposite. No one knows what your desire is or what your capability is more than you. Intuition is your higher voice that knows exactly your desire and where it fits in and gets offered…sort of your own in-house GPS. You can’t find that anywhere but in your own heart. Intuition is from this heart wisdom. To me a good therapist will help you back to trust and use your intuition.
How about the connection between intuition and relationships?
4) Intuition is like a Geiger counter in relationships. It is connected to your best interest and others. Intuition at the very least lets you know 3 things in your body. Yes, No or do nothing yet. When someone approaches you with a suggestion, and your body feels open, energetic, eyes a little more wide, you body ready to go…that is a resounding yes. When you body feels like concrete, tight and a little stooped forward shoulders, smaller eyes, less energy, that is a NO. When you are in between yes and no, you’re a bit interested but not in the ‘let’s do it’ mode, it’s time to do nothing, the timing is not right, and your next step is not clear. Be patient to wait for the Yes or No signal. When you do what is best for your heart, it is best for your relationship and theirs.
How do you envision your work contributing to the creation of a healthier world?
5) This is a very simplified answer, but I feel if everyone was true to their unique offerings and talents, they would feel full and share. They would encourage others to act the same way, room for many ideas and therefore co-create with new solutions that we need for today’s volatile world. We all have a divine skill to offer, if we ignore this, we get angry and feel less than, resentful, angry, closed off or worst yet ambivalent. This is the worst use of a human life. We all have something to offer as unique as our fingerprint, intuition knows this, and it is our purpose.
What do you wish more people knew about developing and using their intuition?
6) I wish people knew two things about intuition. The first is you are not going to get told what is going to happen when you take this intuitive step. It’s always in the present where you can get to it. And it’s not going to give you the next five steps so you can feel safe and plan. You have to trust one step at a time. We are not great alone, so our intuitive hits involve the greatness of others and their talents to co-create and help each other. This is where synchronicity fits in. You get your next step when it is time to use it and it fits with others. The second thing I wish people knew is that there is no comparison in the world of our divine skills. There is no talent better or worse than others, there is no measuring of love or passion. Just wrap around what you love, and that is enough.
What do people get from reading your book? (To my readers: you can find this gem of a book on her website. I highly recommend it for anyone ages 13 and up struggling with self esteem issues).
7) My book, Tellaga & Conred, Rescuing Your Talents from Constant Comparing, is a story on how to recapture and enhance your intuition to ignite and offer your special natural ability.
What will people get from attending your seminar?
8) The definition of talent is your special natural ability. I believe this is your personalized fuel for all you do. Can you say what that is in six words or less? This Talent Statement Workshop will give you clarity and effectiveness in your work and relationships. Your talent statement will be your touchstone to: give you clarity of your purpose; help turn a rote survival job into something purposeful; and offer guidance as you truck through your career and personal life.