I am tired of looking around and seeing generic articles and courses about how to use your intuition to help you map out your life. And if they're not so vague they're useless, they're so specific or jargon-filled you can't find a way to get to the good stuff.
You're Looking for a Guide at the Crossroads
So you've reached a point in your life where you don’t know what step to take next, especially if you tend to think in spirals instead of straight lines (i.e. intuitive/creative processing). There just hasn’t been a solid resource created to help you trust that magical part of yourself plus know where you're going and that you're on the right path.
So I've decided to build it. Let me explain the what’s, why’s, and how’s right now.
First Let’s Talk About Who You Are
- Are a late Boomer or early Gen X-er.
- Are at a crossroads in your life.
- Think you’re psychic but you don’t talk about it to anyone.
- Don’t feel like you really fit in anywhere.
- Value creativity AND logic, imagination AND common sense.
- Are often seen as younger than you are.
- Not afraid of self-examination.
- Seek the truth of things, even if that means killing some sacred cows.
- Tend to be suspicious of groups of people who believe the same thing.
- May have recently discovered you have ADHD and/or are autistic.
- Are on the liberal side of society – if you have to take a side.
What You Can Find Here
I’m just getting started with this idea of offering things virtually. I have been doing in-person readings and classes for several years at Illuminations in Cedar Rapids and before that, Prismsscape in Iowa City. But here’s what I’m working on:
Downloadable journal pages for keeping track of the things that are important to you. When you’ve spent your adult life on other people’s needs it’s hard to remember what YOU want. I want to help you make a map that keeps you going in the right direction.
Online classes to teach you how to learn to trust your intuition and access the information you need. We’ll explore different tools and methods.
An online community where the members can support and be resources for each other. I may organize some small groups if there’s interest.
Why Am I Doing This?
As you may have guessed, I am all of those things listed above. I can’t help myself from trying to help people by filling in the gaps and find the missing pieces of the puzzle.
Also, being born in 1961, I want to figure out how to have a business I can run from home. I bet a LOT, if not all of you, can relate, right? I think the idea of retirement that we grew up with doesn’t really apply now.
I’ve always been seen as a kind of scout and guide to my friends – of all generations – and so when I figure this out, I want to pass that knowledge on to you. We all need to break free of relying an outside organization to insure our security into old age. As my close friends know, I like to bring everyone along with me, close friends or not, when I figure out a better way to do something.
How Will I Do This?
I am focused on creating systems that combine intuition and taking action that I can share with as many people as possible. I know there’s a need for this type of thing because of what I hear from the people I do readings for.
I was a piano teacher for many years, my mom was my high school English teacher, my grandma was a piano teacher, so I have that kind of old school teaching that was half coaching ingrained in my personality. I don’t want to do 1-on-1 sessions so much anymore, but I would love to have this knowledge I’ve accumulated over the last thirty years delivered in a true lesson format, with actual homework and practicing.
Ironically, as someone with ADHD I sucked at homework and practicing. But I realize that even if I didn’t do it, somehow I still needed that structure. So let’s say I have a group lesson online and you don’t do the homework – I will find a way to inspire you to do the homework. One way or another you will move forward.
What You Won’t Find Here
- Sugar-coating the truth. I may be mystical and creative and all that, but I’m not going to tell you something’s possible when I can’t see how it would work.
- Presenting myself as a perfect human being. Nope. I’m not. Sorry. I have finally grown out of the need to be put on a pedestal.
- Tolerance for endless drama, especially around relationships. Whatever I do here, this isn’t group therapy. Chances are I will attract a lot of empaths to what I’m doing, and none of us can afford to be sucked into other people’s pain, no matter how legitimate.
- Fluff. If it doesn’t work in some way, you won’t see it here.
- Inconsistency. That is a VERY tall order I’m making for myself, but I really want to be the person who takes the chaos out of things, not adds to it.
- Victims. We are all victims of something. I think we are all in the bad habit of putting too much focus on it in others or ourselves. Let’s just remove it from the conversation entirely. Helping people heal from trauma (and I believe we all have it in some form) is not within the scope of what I do. I am not trained or legally licensed to deal with that.
What You WILL Find Here
- Understanding. I do have a deep sense of compassion and understanding of where people are coming from. I'm great at putting myself in other people's shoes. So I try to be extra vigilant about:
- Boundaries. People who know me know I'm really a big softy inside, That's why I have to set strict boundaries and come across as unkind about setting them. It's the way it has to be done.
- High Expectations. I have tried to just let people be average, but I can't. I'm a Boomer. And if people don't have high expectations of me, I don't get things done.
- Magic. Sometimes wonderful things happen for people that I just can't explain. It seems to have something to do with me or the people I gather around me.
- Kindness. But…boundaries. I work hard to be kind and conscientious. I expect others here to do the same.
- Efficiency. I say I'm efficient because I'm lazy. I'm all about finding the shortest way between Point A and Point B. I learned to sight read music fast so I wouldn't have to practice as much.
- Laughter. I realize I'm probably coming across as a drill sergeant (or piano teacher), but I well known for my sense of humor. I love to laugh and make other people laugh, especially when they least expect it.
I’ll Be Your Guide
I don’t have the answers to everything, but I do know a lot about getting people out of their stuckness. It’s what I do, all the time.