As an anthropologist by training, I’ll be the first to admit that there are, in fact, more things in heaven and earth than can be dreamt of in any philosophy.
Your inner world, however, can be accessed with the the right tools. I’m fortunate to know Angela Artemis, who inspired me to use an overlooked resource — intuition.
Intuition is both toolbox and treasure chest. Like a map and compass, it can guide you to your next grand adventure as a Later Bloomer.
Angela’s own life is a perfect example. Like me (and many of us), she spent years in a soul-sucking corporate job.
The first half of my life was filled poor decision making…I chose the wrong career, married the wrong person, and bought the wrong house because I never learned to differentiate between my intuitive voice and the voices of people outside myself.
At age 35, she followed her heart and went back the school.
I absolutely loved being an older student. I loved learning and found that I loved doing research and writing papers…It was absolutely the most wonderful time in my life.
Angela graduated with a degree in Communication and Writing, then received a scholarship to NYU’s Media Ecology grad program. But halfway through, her life and marriage fell apart. She fled back to the corporate world.
Dropping out of graduate school was…a throwback to the way I used to make a lot of decisions before I began following my intuition…I panicked and leaped into a job back in finance because I knew I would have an income.
But at the same time, she undertook a personal journey. Angela had listened to her intuition once and returned to college, yet couldn’t sustain her vision.
Now, on her own, she studied self-help, science, psychology, meditation, metaphysics, anything that could teach her about intuition and give her the courage to consistently follow hers. She studied with mediums and spiritual masters. She became a meditation instructor and intuition coach.
The Importance of Intuitive Inspiration
While still coping with work and caring for her elderly mother, Angela struggled to write a book about her journey.
One day while sitting in my cubicle, I was struck by the intuitive thought that I should ask for a leave of absence. I went to see my boss and when I walked out of his office I began a much needed, although unpaid, leave of absence that gave me the time to accomplish what had to be done.
She then finished Navigating By Intuition, a short guide which became a Kindle bestseller and brought in much-needed income. She was intuitively inspired to share her guided meditations with blogger Steven Aitchison. They ended up collaborating on a “ReAwakening Guided Meditation” program which has sold quite well.
With the release of her newest book, The Intuition Principle, Angela Artemis is well on her way to becoming a full-time writer.
Conventional wisdom would say you ought to be working as much as possible to put away money for retirement when you reach mid-life. I’ve chosen to ignore the conventional wisdom for now. I’m ditching the fear and betting on me this time.
As part of your intuition toolbox/treasure chest, Angela recommends using mind maps and guided meditation. She offers free downloads of both here in exchange for your email address. I recommend her eminently practical approach to accessing this rich resource you may have overlooked.
Angela Artemis, an intuition coach, is on a mission to teach readers around the world to “speak intuition” so that they unlock all the brilliant potential that resides within and start successfully living the life of their dreams now — not later. She blogs at Powered By Intuition. Her newest book is The Intuition Principle.
Have you ever been intuitively inspired to make a major life transition? I’d love to hear your story, and you might win a PDF version of The Intuition Principle.
I’ll draw a commenter at random next Thursday, June 14. Congratulations to Amy Cardone!