Intuition (pt 4) ~ Is it your Ego or Soul speaking?

Intuition (pt 4) ~ Is it your Ego or Soul speaking?

An important part of connecting to and strengthening your intuition is learning to differentiate between your fear-driven Ego and love-inspired Soul.

This is also an essential part of developing your discernment – your ability to know what is your truth, separate and beyond the many layers of influence constantly pushing against you.

 

Your Ego and Soul

Your Ego is formed around your child-self who carries many limiting beliefs and stories, and often tries to keep you safe by having you play small and not take risks.

Your Soul is the eternal part of you that knows, unquestioningly, that you are loved and safe and here to play the big game of life.

When you have travelled on the self-awareness journey for a little while, and come to understand your child-self through compassion and kindness, you will be able to integrate and heal all aspect of yourself.

The more integrated you are, the less divide between your Ego and Soul, and the more centred and empowered you are as a whole being.

Use the table below as a starting point to review with the messages you are receiving, and sense if they are coming from your Ego or Soul… but remember that the nuances of your personal experience is where your truth lives, so pay attention to how YOUR feel and create a more specific guideline for yourself based on that.

 

Ego Soul
asks you to give your power to others asks you to stand in your own power
your social mask your true essence, connected to Source
needs the approval of others to feel worthy doesn’t take others’ opinions personally
uses labels to separate you from others recognises the divinity in others, the connections between all
trapped in time, concerned about the past or future; regret, shame, anxiety, fear always IN THE PRESENT, in the NOW
pushes, has hyped-energy, often running in fight/flight/freeze mode doesn’t rush you, gently guides you with opportunities, gut-feelings

 

Further reading:

Intuition (pt 1) ~ What is it good for?

Intuition (pt 2) ~ Imagination and connection tools

Intuition (pt 3) ~ 10 steps to strengthen your intuition

 

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Photo: Sarah Keen @Truthfullyau

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Intuition (pt 3) ~ 10 steps to strengthen your intuition

Intuition (pt 3) ~ 10 steps to strengthen your intuition

There are many ways to access and strengthen your intuition.

Here is one way you can play with it – and I do mean PLAY because having FUN leaves you more relaxed and open to noticing even subtle details and feelings, while being too serious and holding strict expectations of how things should play out will close you off to many synchronicities.

 

1) Choose the connection tool you would like to use (oracle cards, favourite book, song on the radio) and have it accessible, as well as a journal and pen.

 

2) Decide on the question that you would like support on from your Higher Self.

Note: do not ask a yes/no question because choice is up to your human free will. Instead ask for guidance or awareness… for example “what does my Higher Self most want to me to be aware of for (situation)” or “what does my Higher Self wish me to know about my decision to (situation)”?

 

3) Connect to your inner-self (you can use my Centre to Self meditation or any breathing exercise which focuses on your heart-centre) and anchor yourself into your body.

 

4) Ask your Higher Self the question you prepared earlier. Hold it in your mind as you continue to breathe into your heart-centre.

 

5) Be aware of any sensation in your body, any emotion arising, or any thought floating in. Don’t get attached to anything but let it all lightly land while you take notice.

 

6) Now open your eyes and use the tool you selected (draw an oracle card, open the book to a random page, turn on the radio to see what song is on, etc).

 

7) Pay attention to the FIRST emotion you feel and/or image that comes to your mind in response to the card/text/song – this first impulse is the clearest access point to your intuition, before your logical mind jumps in to solve the puzzle.

The more you strengthen your intuitive connection, the longer you can hold the space for intuition to speak to you before logic takes over (and eventually you can suspend it altogether if/when you choose).

 

8) Start journaling what you are feeling/seeing… just allow the words flow without any editing or scripting.

 

9) When the writing comes to a natural end, re-read your question and review what you received through the tool, and this time invite your logic in to use the intuitive data alongside all the other sources of information, and see what other insights come to you.

 

10) Write your insights down and observe them for the next day or two – do you notice any signs? Does a thought or symbol keep popping into you head? Do you see any repeating imagery?

These ‘echoes’ are all part of your intuitive connection, and as you strengthen this connection you will notice the echoes around you more often. And the awesome thing is that they have been there all the time, but now you can finally SEE them.

 

Further reading:

Intuition (pt 1) ~ What is it good for?

Intuition (pt 2) ~ Imagination and connection tools

Intuition (pt 4) ~ Is it your Ego or Soul speaking?

 

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Photo: Sarah Keen @Truthfullyau

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Intuition (pt 2) ~ Imagination and connection tools

Intuitive guidance

Everything and anything can have meaning and offer intuitive guidance if you’re looking for it.

Intuitive messaging is not about receiving cryptic codes from some mystical or unknown means outside of yourself, but bringing to awareness something that your Higher Self and/or subconscious mind wants you to know right now.

 

Connecting to your intuition

When you first start connecting to your intuition it can feel slippery.

Like trying to grab a leaf floating on top of a pool of water – the ‘reaching’ itself can create waves which push the leaf further away. Instead of grasping, you want to gently put a net under the leaf and raise it, removing it from the water so you can hold it and look at it more easily.

Until you become more familiar and confident in using your intuition, you can use ‘connection tools’ to act as your net.

 

Connection tools

Every day ‘muggle’ items can be used as tools to connect to your intuition. For example, a song on the radio, page from a book, picture in a cloud, as well as those officially designed for this purpose such as Oracle Cards and the Tarot.

 

Your imagination

Sometimes, when linking in to your intuition, you may struggle with doubt and ask “what if it’s my imagination and I’m just making it up?”

Well, the wonderful thing is that your imagination is much closer to your intuition than logic is!

It’s perfectly OK if you’re not certain whether what you feel/know is intuition or imagination – because in playing with either of those, you create more space in your awareness for that which is NOT logic.

In fact, if you are struggling with accessing your intuition, decide to only use your imagination for now – and through that practice release your need for ‘logical facts’.

Then, once you are comfortable with working in your imagination, move on to connecting with your intuition directly.

 

The gift of being connected

The more you work with intuition and your Higher Self, the more your energy strengthens and exists in that space naturally.

Through the natural integration of your intuition in how you interact with the world, you will find it easier to recognise aligned opportunities, act with confidence, and attract the people/resources your desire.

 

Further reading:

Intuition (pt 1) ~ What is it good for?

Intuition (pt 3) ~ 10 steps to strengthen your intuition

Intuition (pt 4) ~ Is it your Ego or Soul speaking?

 

© Artemiss Keyhani, 2021
Photo: Sarah Keen @Truthfullyau

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Intuition (pt 1) ~ What is it good for?

Intuition (pt 1) ~ What is it good for?

What is intuition?

Essentially, intuition is the deep-knowing without knowing how-you-know process.

In short, you “just know” !

Importantly, intuition can be understood and valued from both a psychological and spiritual perspective.

 

Intuition in psychology

In psychology, intuition is understood to be the unconscious processing of thousands of points of experience and knowledge which is not based on pure logical thinking.

For example, intuition takes into account subtle environmental factors before the logical mind has a chance to notice, catalogue, and respond to them.

Intuition may also ‘read’ people’s facial expressions, body language, and vocal tones to give a deeper insight into their intentions before the analytical mind has processed their words and meanings.

In this way, intuition can help us assess and respond to a situation faster than our rational mind; and it can also pull together various threads of information to help in making a decision when there is not enough data for a logical conclusion.

 

Intuition in spirituality

For those of us who are spiritually inclined, intuition plays another meaningful role too. In recognising ourselves as energetic beings, we understand intuition as a source of guidance from our Higher Self, Soul and/or Source.

When we are centred in ourselves (meaning we are secure and guided by our own intrinsic-values rather than living in reaction to external validation and definition) then we are in flow with the universe, and intuition comes smoothly and naturally.

 

Intuition and logic

Unfortunately, most of us are not raised in families, schools, and societies which recognised – much less encourage – the use of our intuition as a valued and important part of our holistic thinking process.

Logic, which is an invaluable process of the brain’s frontal lobe, has allowed us to excel in technology, engineering, and other amazing feats of modern civilisation. In and of itself, logic is a true gift of our evolution.

However, we have been conditioned to believe that to be intuitive is to deny logic and/or to value logic means we should ignore our intuition. But if you look closely and read widely, you will actually notice that many top CEOs, inventors, and visionaries use BOTH – and this is where true magic happens!

 

Strengthening your intuition

As most of us are accustomed to the use of logic, it is important that we devote time connecting with and strengthening our intuition, so that we can bring together all possible sources of knowledge and understanding into our everyday living.

 

Further reading:

Intuition (pt 2) ~ Imagination and connection tools

Intuition (pt 3) ~ 10 steps to strengthen your intuition

Intuition (pt 4) ~ Is it your Ego or Soul speaking?

 

© Artemiss Keyhani, 2021
Photo: Sarah Keen @Truthfullyau

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Remembering who you have always been

Remembering who you have always been

The delightful Black Swan Sibyl interviews me about life, consciousness, awakening and more. We reflect on the current state of the world and the 3D / 5D experience.

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What is the cost of ignoring our Inner-Guidance?

What is the cost of ignoring our Inner-Guidance?

TRANSCRIPT

Hi everyone this is Artemiss from ArtemissK.com

I want to share a little story with you, a story of how I’ve come to be particularly passionate about connecting to our inner wisdom, trusting our own instinct above what the ‘authorities’ tell us – whoever those authorities might be: parents, teachers, friends, mentors, government, whatever… these are stories that have informed who I am and how I work, and in my business coaching I’m very passionate about empowering people to connect to their own wisdom rather than them taking what I say as fact.

Now of course, all this has come to the fore again, because during the Covid19 situation there’s a lot of conflicting ideas and I am personally very vocal about my ideas on my personal Facebook page but all of that aside there’s a certain gift in learning to connect to our own instinct and learning to trust that instinct.

Now, I’m going to share these two stories with you without filtering anything – I’m not going to bypass how I felt at the time that this happened just because now I have different perspective from an, you know, empowered adult situation so, I’m going to share with you how I experienced it in the time because that was what was real for me.

So, in the first instance – I grew up in America, I was there from age 7 to 15, and the schools I went to none of them had drawing class or art classes as part of the school program but I’ve always loved art so my parents used to put me into drawing classes over the summer holidays etc.

When we moved to Australia and we eventually settled on a school I was really really excited because our school had art as a subject that you could do in high school and so I went in full faith, full excitement… but unfortunately what I learned really quickly was that our art teacher had a very particular way of viewing art and how her students should do art. And she had a couple of her favourite students who did art the way she thought art should be done and the rest of us were basically shite.

She never outwardly – you know straight-out – told me that I sucked or I was terrible but there was this level of percolating judgment… it was never good enough, it was never… I just didn’t do it enough her way to warrant the encouragement that I would have wanted from a teacher to the point, that after year 10 finished, even though I knew I wanted to do something in the arts for university, I decided – I thought “I don’t have any artistic skills, like I can’t do art” because this teacher made me feel that I can’t do art. So for years 11 and 12 I did not do art and I literally did not pick up a pencil and draw for most of those two years because of what importance I had given this teacher’s effect on me and something that I had loved all of my life doing.

I was very fortunate that I happened to be with people in the area that my mom worked with, that even towards the end of that two years, even though I hadn’t done art for high school I said “you know I still think I want to do something in the arts” and she introduced me to some people so I ended up doing a year of Fine Arts and from there I had a portfolio and I went on to study graphic design and photography and then I worked in that industry for 20 years, which was brilliant… but that was the effect of one teacher in an area that had a lot of meaning to me.

Another experience happened about maybe 10-11 years ago. I had met this beautiful woman who was very spiritually gifted, very psychic, and just a good-hearted divine friend, and I went to her for healings and for learnings and she had a monthly gathering which just filled my cup to no end and I looked forward to it so much and for days after I’d be buzzing from the energy of the experiences I had. And she was, you know, as she just became a good friend as well and she also kind of mentored me unofficially, you know when she did a clearing for my house she talked about what she was doing and how to feel into the energies and that’s how I learned some of this stuff that I do.

But after a little while, after couple years you know I’d been with her and learned a lot of things and did things through her directly she met and aligned with a woman who had a particular way of working with certain energies, let’s call it that. And straight off, I just automatically thought that this friend of mine who is so spiritual, so gifted, so psychic, so very much more experienced than I am, if she trusts this other woman then obviously I should trust her because that’s just what I was doing, and even though sometimes there were little niggles that something didn’t feel right, I would talk myself out of it and I’d say “no no you don’t know you just don’t know enough because you know your friend trusts her”.

I can tell you the funniest thing was that my husband, who for those of you who’ve met him, he’s an incredibly practical pragmatic man, he’s also incredibly spiritual and psychic – when he met this other woman for the first time they clashed big time – that should have been a bit of a warning sign but again, the people-pleaser that I was, giving all of my power to the fact that my friend had trusted this woman meant that I was trying to soothe everything and make it pretty, get along… anyway I introduced a bunch of other friends to this lady and the work she did and we did have some amazing experiences with her work. And we also had huge moments of “wait there’s something not okay here” but each time that would happen I would backpedal and I would just go “you just don’t know enough, stop making a big deal out of this – you know your friend trusts her and this woman seems to know what she’s doing so just go with it.”

So I kept pushing back the doubts, I kept second-guessing myself, but then it sort of started getting to the point where it was really getting uncomfortable and my husband and I kind of pulled back for a couple of weeks, and then there was another event happening and we both just said “let’s drop the stories, let’s drop whatever we think is happening or not happening and let’s just go with no agenda and just see what happens at this event.”

We went and we both walked out going “oh my god what the f– was that?” It just felt so dark, it just felt so wrong on so many levels, and we just looked at each other and went okay there’s something we’re picking up on, it doesn’t matter if it’s okay for other people, it wasn’t okay for us and we kind of got to the point where we couldn’t ignore it anymore so what I actually did then – because I was finally taking our own feelings about this seriously – is I spoke to another four friends who are very into energy work, and I didn’t share with them our concerns I just said “can you feel into what’s going on in this particular circle and tell me what you think?” and they all came back that the woman who was offering the work was doing it from a good place but the energy she’s connected to was not.

I’m not going to get into that story but what it showed me was that we were picking up on the right things but we were logicing ourselves out of it because somebody I had put into a higher position of authority I was giving my power to her to make those decisions for me.

So we then respectfully pulled away from the group, did everything we needed to do to bring our own energy back into harmony and the only people that I specifically spoke to about this were my friends that, because of their trust in me, I had brought into that circle. I said “this is our experience, you stay or go based on whatever is right for you.”

Now, here’s an interesting thing – a couple of months later, my friend called and said “that lady had come back to town and she’d like to finish up the work, she realises that you know you guys had a clash of personalities or so but she doesn’t want to leave the work unfinished.”

And I went “actually it wasn’t a clash of personalities, we believe that the energy she was connected to was very malevolent and we don’t want to be part of that” and my friend said “oh well that’s interesting I didn’t know that.”

And then she made a comment, I can’t remember her exact words, but her comments were around the idea that my friend was not actually taking everything this woman was saying verbatim – she was picking and choosing the bits that made sense to her and applying that in a way that felt right to her.

It never occurred to me to do that – I’ve been so conditioned by family, society, education, wherever you want to put it – I had been so conditioned that I look to the authority and I had to swallow it whole and that’s what I done with this person.

So again, because of that experience, my spirituality, the way it runs in my mind was the way my blood runs into my body, it just affects everything but because of that particular experience and how it really shook me to the core that I hadn’t respected my own intuition about things but then that I had been so energetically affected by this darkness I literally didn’t do anything spiritual for over a year because I just lost that trust in myself.

I lost the trust in my ability to know what was right for me, and so from the fear of getting involved in anything that wasn’t good for me anymore I just didn’t get involved in anything, and that to me was like literally cutting off a limb but then slowly slowly slowly I started looking at “but you have to respect the fact that you have that instinct in the first place so let’s nurture that, let’s figure out how to make that instinct stronger, let’s figure out how to pay respect to that the next time something comes up” and then I started looking at where did these beliefs of mine come from? Where was I taught to give up so much of my power… and you know, and again and again, this has happened in my life – these are two big examples that stick out, but if anybody ever talks loudly and with confidence I tend to kind of go “oh they must be the expert.”

Because I’m a very heart centered person I do not like confrontation, I do not like the idea of upsetting people; I’m a peacekeeper people-pleaser through and through but while that can serve me in that I seek beautiful community and I want to connect heart to heart, the shadow of that is that I too readily give away my power as the price for keeping the peace or price of staying within the community, because my gosh if I question what’s going on and then I’m put on the outside, how does that work for me?!

So those are a couple of experiences that have repeatedly brought me to the brink of having to learn to connect in and to listen to my body – that hunch of the shoulders and the wrench in the gut, all the tightness of how am I responding to this situation, what am I believing or not believing, what am I just putting up with for the sake of keeping the peace? And again finding my voice without attacking the other person, finding my truth from a place of respecting myself while giving others the space to, you know, believe what they believe and that’s okay.

So when I’m working with my business clients, when I’m speaking to clients about their life positions or their parenting processes there are so many ideas of how things ‘should be’ done and they’re given to us and very – you know – voices of authority and people standing in positions of power, you know and sometimes a lot of what they say might make sense and readily apply to us but sometimes it doesn’t and for us to start giving ourselves permission to look at the message not just the messenger, to say that this and this feels good, sounds good, makes sense in my life but this and this doesn’t, instead of feeling like we have to swallow everything or take that person’s interpretation of the situation or our abilities, like with the art teacher, as the gospel truth.

So for me it’s all about internal guidance and I can lean into that because I really do believe that humans, left to their own divinity when they’re not connected to the darkness, we are beautiful people, we are capable of living heart centred lives that make us feel good about what we do and how we do it and the people we serve, and the beauty we put out into the world and how we parent our kids, I really do believe that.

So that’s just some story time for you about my particular passion about connecting to our own inner wisdom, to our instincts and how to bring more of that into our lives.

Thank you.

© Artemiss Keyhani, 2020

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Centre to Self (meditation)

Centre to Self (meditation)

A gentle guided meditation connecting to your Full Self: Body, Mind, Heart, and Soul.

By bringing together all of your wisdom, you can step into the most magical and powerful version of yourself.

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The flow of business (and how to stop the leaks)

The flow of business (and how to stop the leaks)

TRANSCRIPT

I’m Artemiss from ArtemissK.com

And I’d like to share with you my metaphor for the tap, hose and bucket – representing how we play out in our business: what we put into it, how we deliver our services, and the end results we create.

If the tap is us – who we are and why we do business – this is where the vision, belief and knowledge comes from.

Some of the things which can break our tap, and so restrict our flow and effort, can be:

Not having a strong sense of discernment, so that instead of making decisions with confidence, we diminish our potential, we give away our power, and we let others direct our choices – or we just avoid taking full responsibility and learning from it.

We may also have limiting beliefs around money, our worthiness, our good-enoughness, so that we sabotage our own efforts and we keep playing small.

If we’ve never taken the time to truly articulate our personal values and purpose, we may not understand how we can direct them straight into our business, and can create a business that’s aligned with who we are and how we want to live in the world.

The hose is how we do business and who we serve.

Some of the issues which can poke holes in our hose, and reduce the effectiveness of what we do, can be:

Focusing on too many things, having lots of ideas and not knowing the throughline to follow, or chasing the next shiny item, so that we’re too spread out to be effective in anything and wasting a lot of time and energy.

We may also be trying to be everything to everyone instead of having a really clear idea of who our ideal clients are, so that we are speaking so generically and blandly that no one realises we’re actually talking to them.

Also, not being clear on what we actually offer so that we can educate, empower, and inspire our clients to thrive rather than just feeling we’re selling snake-oil to make a buck.

The bucket is the accumulative result of what we do in our business.

Some of the things which poke holes in our bucket, which means no matter how much effort we put in it’s never going to be enough, can be:

Our attitude around treating people as transactional and disposable, which means we’re constantly burning through prospects and alienating ideal clients – and more importantly, losing our humanity along the way.

Or if we’re using fear-based or other unethical tactics in sales and marketing, then not only does it feel not good for us, but it will also create distrust – and rightly so – because people will start seeing through them.

And very importantly, if we’re working according to someone else’s ideas about how business “should” be done or chasing those “ideal business goals” which are actually not in line with what we want in life, then no amount of success achieved this way will ever make us happy. So, we’re going to feel caught in the hamster wheel which is the quickest way to burn out.

So… what would it look like if everything was working fabulously?

Our tap – which is who we are and why we do business.

We would have confidence in making the best decisions for ourselves, trusting that we can tweak, learn, and grow from there; taking full responsibility for our choices.

We’d have great awareness of our beliefs and patterns, so instead of living in reaction we create from intentional action – and have so much more peace of mind.

And the joy of growing a business that makes us personally proud, because at its core it’s an extension of who we are as a person, is a great motivator.

With our hose – which is how we do business and who we serve:

By having clarity on our priorities and knowing what to focus on, we always know what our next step is, and so our results are amplified and come with much greater ease.

Understanding our ideal clients means we can serve them specifically, we can speak to them directly, and very importantly we can connect to them from our humanity.

Commitment to creating an ethically-profitable business while ALSO making a positive difference in the world – because those two are not mutually exclusive – means that we are more inspired, we dig deeper, we find ways through, we are much more solution orientated.

And with our bucket – which is the accumulative result of what we do in our business:

We have the knowing that the best path in business is through relationship building and mutual respect, that nurturing our clients and collaborating with those in our community is how we create sustainable growth.

By using ethical sales and marketing, we’re transparent and authentic in what we offer and the results we promise, so it just feels good!

Creating our own unique framework for business, so we’re setting authentic goals and working in a way that feels aligned with who we are and what we want in our life, makes all of the challenges and growth on the entrepreneurial journey truly worthwhile.

So, if this sounds like an approach to business that works for you, that excites you, that makes you see the possibilities that are there, then I invite you to connect with me for a 30-minute Let’s Talk discovery session.

And during this time we will get to know each other, I’ll give you a real experience of how I serve my clients – because there’s lots of different types of business coaches and we all work differently, so it’s really important that you find someone that you resonate with.

And in this time we will discuss your goals and challenges, explore some practical ideas for your next step, and in that we’ll define how I can support you in achieving your goals on your journey.

This is Artemiss from ArtemissK.com and I wish you sustainable joyous growth in your business with much grace and ease.

Thank you.

 

© Artemiss Keyhani, 2020

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