Yet, as surreal as this seems today, it’s also the most “real” and authentic thing I’ve ever done. I can’t not do this. It’s who I am. It’s what I do.
Some people are gifted with wonderful musical abilities (my brother, my mom), some with great mathematical comprehension (my dad), while others (ahem, like me), have the ability to see, hear, feel, and know things that many others don’t. It’s called being intuitive - or more specifically, psychic - and a medium. It’s my gift. My talent, if you will.
For a long time, I didn’t let anyone know about my gift. I resisted sharing it with others, for fear of being labeled weird or perceived as "woo woo."
And I didn’t always use it at work, because, well, it seemed like an unfair advantage at times. And at other times, I had to follow my intuitive guidance, or lead with the intuitive idea. It wasn’t always easy to explain "how" or "why" I knew something would work though. Especially in the boardroom, where decisions are based on hard facts, numbers you can calculate, and data you can prove in an instant.
Yet the intuitive ideas were always the ones that did work. The intuitive ideas shifted the numbers in positive ways and led to positive results.
Over time, the intuitive wisdom, the knowingness, the "inspired guidance," grew louder and louder. And I couldn’t drown it out with long hours immersed in work, business trips, alcohol, comfort food, or anything else.
Eventually, I had to start sharing the messages that I received for other people. Sometimes in business, sometimes at bars, sometimes on a plane or train, and even at concerts and sporting events.
The messages kept coming, and they had to be delivered: “Heal the relationship with your mother,” to the bartender drying glasses. He dropped a glass, and then asked how I knew he hadn’t spoken to her in two years. “Yes, move to Austin” to the guy next to me at a concert (“How did you know I was considering that?”). “You’ve been in an unhappy relationship for too long, it’s time to take care of yourself and move on” to a woman I’d just met at a conference (“Wow, how did you know I've been struggling with that?").
As the messages continued, including visits from dearly departed loved ones (really, mine and other people’s), it became clear that I couldn’t run from it any more. I had to claim my gift, own it, be grateful for it, and start sharing it with others in a much larger way. (And besides, it was getting pretty stuffy, hiding out in a dark closet...)
So here I am. Out of the metaphysical closet. Stepping out into the world to fully be of service to others. Finally hanging my Open for Business sign out in the Universe.
I am here to be an authentic messenger. I am here to help people see what’s possible in their lives and their businesses. I am here to help people live more joyously, abundantly, and freely.
I'm Intuitive. I'm Out. And I'm Grateful.