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Are You Intuitively Sensitive?

imagesYour intuition is an integral aspect of your core self. Along the journey of uncovering and claiming your authentic self, your intuition will increase. To varying degrees you may experience some of the common characteristics of intuitively sensitive people. These include, feeling other’s emotions as your own, knowing what others are thinking and having spontaneous insight into other’s health, issues and problems.

Here are a few other shared intuitive tendencies.   

Feel and See Spirit Presence

Do you ever see orbs, a glow of energy around another or streaks of light? Do you ever feel that you are not alone? Have you ever felt a touch on your shoulder or hand, a warm embrace or waves of coolness or warmth? These are often signs that you are in the presence of a loving spirit. Trust your intuition. If you feel as if a family member, angel or spirit presence is with you offering love and support, try not to get caught up in doubt and questioning yourself. Feel the presence and listen and tune into any messages your may receive.

Have Premonitions of Personal and Global Events

Have you ever known when something was going to happen? Can you look at another and know their character? Have you ever felt feelings of fear, stress or grief and a day or so later a natural disaster or large scale tragedy has occurred?

Intuitively sensitive people are precognitive. You may not always know what, when and where an event will take place, but you may feel and know that something is off or is going to happen. Quite often, the emergence of sudden and intense emotions, only make sense several days later when a positive or tragic event takes place.

Intuitive Dreaming

Oftentimes your intuition will first surface through your dreams. Because dreams are usually metaphoric and symbolic in nature, it is not always clear which dreams contain intuitive insight. If you suspect that you are having dreams that foretell future events or provide you with previously unknown information about others or events, write them down. Keep a journal of your dreams and be alert to events and experiences that confirm a dream’s content.

Heightened Awareness with all Five Senses.

Bright lights, noise, smells and even tactical sensations can be irritating and over stimulating. For instance: Artificial lighting might give you a headache. While others might enjoy the scent of a fragrance or perfume, you may feel overwhelmed and lightheaded or dizzy from it. You become anxious at the sound constant or loud noise. You need periods of silence and quiet to relax and unwind. You prefer wearing all cotton or other natural fibers. Polyester and other man-made fiber clothing can cause you to itch, scratch or break out. 

Sensitive to Others Needs

You know when others are in pain, sad, depressed, struggling and what will help them. You are often drawn to those who are in need and have the knack of saying exactly what they need to hear. You are caring, warmhearted and sensitive to the needs of others. Oftentimes you would rather suffer than see those around you in pain.

Feel tired, Exhausted and May Have Trouble Sleeping

Sometimes it all becomes too much. You may feel overwhelmed by this chaotic, overstimulating and demanding world, but you do not always know how to take care of yourself. When you should be resting and recharging during sleep, you may instead be restless and toss and turn. If you are an open intuitive receptacle, other’s thoughts and feelings, may pour in while you sleep.  In an effort to shut out the demands of others and decrease your sensitivity to your environment, you may try to shut down and cut yourself off from your innate sensitivities. Unfortunately, this may only increase your feelings of exhaustion and inner stress.

Have Spiritual Depth

You may not be religious or follow a particular spiritual path, yet you have a sense of knowing and connection to a greater force of love and wisdom. While others may discuss and theorize about the existence of a God or spiritual force, you may not want to join in. Your sense of spirituality is lived and experienced. You are likely to notice opportunities to act in kind and loving ways to others. You give more than you ask for and expect from others. In your heart and soul you know that your life has purpose. You may not always know what it is, but you know that you are here to be of service to others and the world.

If you are intuitively sensitive it is important to acknowledge, accept and learn how to use this innate gift for your highest good. Instead of being intuitively bombarded by the energy of others and the environment, you can instead, personally benefit and be a light of insight and service to others.

From the book: Discover Your Authentic Self,  Take A Look

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Guest Blog: 6 Easy Ways to be Physically Active in Your Daily Life


By Paige Johnson, photo Pixabay

The percentage of physically active US citizens reached an all-time low in 2014. According to the Physical Activity Council’s report, 83 million out of 292 million Americans over 6 years of age are living a sedentary lifestyle. It is very important for you to exercise at least for 30 minutes every day. Lack of physical activity has been linked to the development of high blood pressure and coronary heart diseases. It can even lead to mental health problems such as depression and anxiety.

Considering the busy lives that we lead nowadays, it can be difficult to allocate some time for exercises. If you do not have time to go to the gym or even exercise at home, here are a few simple ways to be physically active in your daily life.

  1. Take up gardening as a hobby

Though it may not sound like it, gardening is a wholesome and simple way to increase your physical activity. Whether you are raking leaves, pulling weeds, or mowing the lawn, you will be exercising a number of your muscle groups. Just do it once and you will realize that gardening can actually be physically tiring! An added bonus of using this tactic is that it gets you out of your home and lets you enjoy some fresh air.

  1. Take a walk after dinner

Are you feeling bloated after that sumptuous heavy dinner? Well, decide to go for a walk with your family. Not only does it help in digesting the food, it can also count as a physical activity. Even though walking is a simple and easy task, it has been known to improve your overall health. Research has also shown that walking can reduce your feelings of anger and hostility, and enhance your mood. What’s more, walking with your family after dinner also gives you more time to spend with them.

  1. Choose stairs over elevators whenever possible

Whether you want to go upstairs or downstairs, use stairs whenever you can. Climbing stairs is a form of exercise that you can incorporate very easily in your daily life. If you cannot climb the four floors of your office or residence, climb the first two and then take the elevator. Doing this daily ensures that you are keeping yourself physically activity, which in turn means that you are consciously taking care of your health.

  1. Include home cleaning in your to-do list

Instead of hiring help to clean your home regularly, do it yourself. Plan your days off work in a way that you have enough time to enjoy with your family, and do some cleaning. Though it is difficult to believe that cleaning is a good workout, it is. The amount of stretching, walking, and lifting that you will do when you are cleaning your home will take care of your recommended daily 30 minutes of physical activity.

  1. Utilize an active form of transportation

When you are travelling to your work, use an active form of transportation such as walking or biking instead of driving. Even though these modes of transport may take longer to reach your destination, they are more economical. Walking or biking to and from work will also ensure that you are physically active.

  1. Take advantage of a fitness tracker

There are a number of fitness trackers in the market today that measure the steps that you take daily. This is a perfect way to motivate yourself as well as to keep a track of your physical activity. Set the goal of walking at least 10,000 steps every day.

Use these six ways to increase your physical activity and you will not have to worry about the harmful effects of a sedentary lifestyle.

Paige Johnson considers herself to be a fitness nerd. She is dedicated to providing information on living a lifestyle that’s healthy for both our bodies and our planet.