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7 Steps to Using the Power of Intuition in Your Job Search

Melissa Martin | CAREEREALISM

In Western culture, we emphasize, quite naturally, the rational mind coming up with ideas. In contrast, when we engage in our intuitive abilities, magic happens. Our logical, “rational” minds relax and allow ideas to flow. Then solutions appear…

Grace Cirocco, author of Take the step: The Bridge Will Be There, embraces intuition as inner source which has “saved lives, discovered cures and made people rich.”

Regrettably, some Westerners minimize intuition in favor of logical or rational decisions. By contrast, what happens when we tap into intuition? Important information appears before us that we need to know, before we make decisions.

Clairvoyance occurs when your eye goes beyond what it can see. In other words, you know what is happening somewhere. For example, we may receive messages in pictures, symbols, colors, dreams and visions. Or you may experience a movie that “plays in your mind,” that is intended to give you information.

Clair-sentience is sensing clearly or what we refer to as “hunch” or a “gut feeling.” Think of when you are feeling overwhelmed and you can’t explain it. Your response may be, “Don’t know why, it just seems like the right thing to do.” (Notice I am using the present tense as much as possible. Living in the moment, has a natural affinity with intuition, which relies upon the present moment).

On the other hand, clair-audience is listening between the lines. Intuition also happens at times when a certain sound, such as a song in your head or a voice outside your ear, which ushers in an intense feeling.

They say only a number of people are gifted with intuition. Astrologers even insist people born under the Scorpio (me!) or Pisces signs are naturally intuitive. However, numerous studies claim anyone can develop intuition. I believe this is true based on two reasons: having sought advice from an intuitive consultant for over three years and the power of the mind to unleash intuition as a noble, decision making tool. (Just ask career expert Cathy Goodwin:

Why the need to develop intuition, you ask? Intuition also makes you far more creative. Intuition means releasing more creative juices for any means of expression. Lastly, intuition has a healing power. This healing power delves deeply into your soul to eradicate negative energy. For example, are you still harboring anger or hurt from a layoff or dismissal? Do not allow this negative energy to fester, otherwise it will totally impair your job search!

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