What's in Your Blind Spot?

Written by Keith Varnum

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Julia's dream was to move out of her cramped apartment and buy her own home. Since she didn't have enough money for a down payment, she was busily doing everything she could to earn more income. When someone heard about Julia wanting a home to live in, they offered to give her their home for a year rent-free while they went overseas. Julia turned downrepparttar invitation. She didn't recognize her good fortune becauserepparttar 126174 opportunity didn't appear inrepparttar 126175 form she expected. She was fixated onrepparttar 126176 idea that to getrepparttar 126177 living situation she wanted, she had to ownrepparttar 126178 house. She was hypnotized by her belief that "I don't have enough money to buy my own house." Her blind spot prevented her from seeing another solution to her problem. It didn't register to her that her need had been fulfilled. She rejected an offer that would have allowed her to move out of her tiny apartment. If she'd acceptedrepparttar 126179 gift, Julia would have enjoyed living in a spacious home right away. And she would have saved enough money during that year to reach her ultimate goal-to make a down payment on her own home.

"The Way Life Is?"

When we're young, we learn a lot about "the way life is" by observingrepparttar 126180 adults in our lives. And, these adults can, forrepparttar 126181 most part, only pass along their limited views of life.

For example, did you grow up being instilled withrepparttar 126182 viewpoint that " people work at jobs they don't like to payrepparttar 126183 bills?" If you were exposed solely to this narrow perspective about work, you might not recognizerepparttar 126184 available option that "people work at jobs they love that also payrepparttar 126185 bills." When you were young, perhaps you noticed that "many adults compromise and sacrifice in order to make a relationship work." Spell-bound by watching this model of how partnerships function, you might not be able to see another viable alternative in which "adults find ways for relationships to be easy, fun and mutual." If all you saw as a child was that "people become more stubborn and opinionated as they grow older," then you wouldn't have it in your realm of possibilities that "people become more flexible and allowing as they grow older."

When our role models demonstrate that it's "normal" to have jobs without passion or relationships without mutuality, we don't see other options when we become adults. When our elders aren't open and adaptable, we find ourselves accepting rigidity and narrow-mindedness as normal.

Unfortunately,repparttar 126186 cats keep bumping into horizontal stripes forrepparttar 126187 rest of their lives. Likewise, many of us keep bumping into our personal "invisible" limits forrepparttar 126188 rest of our lives. But we don't have to.

Intuition Savesrepparttar 126189 Day

There's a way out of this conundrum! There's a way aroundrepparttar 126190 fact that our mind is programmed with limitations. We've got intuition! Using intuition, it doesn't matter that our brain doesn't see or hear new life opportunities. Onlyrepparttar 126191 mind is restricted byrepparttar 126192 narrow options of childhood. Onlyrepparttar 126193 mind is hypnotized. Our intuition doesn't have these limitations.

Using intuition, we have a natural ability to see into our blind spots. Althoughrepparttar 126194 brain doesn't develop neurons to recognize " horizontal stripes," intuition can detect them. Althoughrepparttar 126195 mind is hypnotized not to discern red books, intuition can discern them. Not being brainwashed with limitations, intuition can see optionsrepparttar 126196 mind doesn't see. Intuition can lead us to options that didn't exist in our childhood environment.

If we truly desire to discover fresh options, our intuition will guide us allrepparttar 126197 way. There are lots of other fulfilling alternatives out there. We just don't see them. The more we stop looking with our minds and start looking with our intuition,repparttar 126198 more opportunities we' ll see for happiness and prosperity. Our intuition will help us findrepparttar 126199 harmonious and loving future we dreamed of when we couldn't wait to grow up!

For information onrepparttar 126200 kitten and baby studies, see http://crl.ucsd. edu/~elman/Papers/cogsci98.pdf.

Drawing from the wisdom of native and ancient spiritual traditions, Keith Varnum shares his 30 years of practical success as an author, personal coach, acupuncturist, filmmaker, radio host, restaurateur, vision quest guide and international seminar leader (The Dream Workshops). Keith helps people get the love, money and health they want with his FREE "Prosperity Ezine" at www.TheDream.com.

How's Your Alignment?

Written by Claudette Rowley

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Let's reviewrepparttar steps this client took.

* She noted her boredom, and tookrepparttar 126173 time to examine what was underneathrepparttar 126174 surface. In my experience, boredom is most often a sign of a deeper desire or impulse that wants to be acted on or expressed.

* Not only did she identify what she wanted (to focus on her book andrepparttar 126175 income to support that focus), she took action by rescheduling her clients and turning her focus towardrepparttar 126176 book. She stopped short of telling herself that she couldn't have what she wanted.

* When an unexpected opportunity presented itself (the request to submit an article to an e-newsletter), she polished an existing article and submitted it. Again, she took action that was in alignment with her desires.

* Although she had no idea whatrepparttar 126177 opportunities might be, she waited for them to come to her. When an opportunity did present itself, she used her intuition to determine whether it wasrepparttar 126178 right one for her. She also checked in with her energy level. If her energy had plummeted atrepparttar 126179 thought of submitting her article, that would have been a signal thatrepparttar 126180 opportunity wasn't right for her.

Alignment requires trust, being aware of self-sabotage, and giving yourself permission to have what you want. When unexpected opportunities present themselves, use your intuition or "gut" feeling to determine whether they're in line with your vision or goal.

Allow your entrepreneurship to be easier. Get clear about what you want, and move your business into alignment with it. You'll be working less and reaping more. Who doesn't want that?

------------------------------------------------------------------ Claudette Rowley, coach and author, helps professionals identify and pursue their true purpose and calling in life. Contact her today for a complimentary consultation at 781-676-5633 or claudette@metavoice.org. Sign up for her free newsletter "Insights forrepparttar 126181 Savvy" at http://www.metavoice.org.

Claudette Rowley, coach and author, helps professionals identify and pursue their true purpose and calling in life. Contact her today for a complimentary consultation at 781-676-5633 or claudette@metavoice.org. Sign up for her free newsletter "Insights for the Savvy" at http://www.metavoice.org.

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