Thursday, August 23, 2007

Stepping Out...Into the Light


I’ve been what I call a “closet” intuitive. That is, most people think I’m intuitive and are in awe when I pull something out of the air, but they don’t realize that I study intuition, read tarot cards and can usually get a pretty good feel on most situations.

By day, my job has been pretty main-stream. I have worked in business situations where intuition has safely been referred to as a “gut feel.” If someone asked for my input, I’d give them my intuitive impression and then back it up with facts (if possible). This would help everyone feel more comfortable to move forward. It’s much easier to justify your actions with, “As you can see on this spreadsheet from last year’s sales…” rather than, “Sheri had an intuitive insight (or pulled a tarot card) that led us to this key decision…”

So yesterday, I finally stepped out. I had left my "business" job at the beginning of the summer to pursue a new career in organizational and life coaching. The great thing is that in my training to become a coach, intuition is one of the key ingredients to successful coaching because people really do project a lot of energy that holds clues as to how to get them un-stuck. As coaches, we use our intuition to pick up on this energy and lead people forward in their lives.

As part of my new career, I am a presenter of many mainstream ideas (public relations, marketing, sales, etc.), and have also started to speak/present on metaphysical topics such as intuition and how to use it in your everyday life and in your career. My goal now is to combine the two topics and give my business clients a metaphysical twist!

So yesterday, having used my best publicity skills, I marketed myself right into a position behind the microphone of our local public radio station, talking about…intuition and tarot card readings. This is not my first time behind a mic. In fact, in my line of business, I have been a spokesperson on TV and radio, and have been quoted in print several times. But as I heard the interviewer read my biography and introduce me as the “everyday tarot reader” and as I visualized people who knew me as a business woman actually hear me talk about reading tarot cards and how to get in touch with their intuitive voice, I could just imagine people rolling their eyes and muttering under their breath something like, “I didn’t know she was into that kind of voodoo!”

As I stepped away from the interview, I remembered all of the times I had shared with people my interest in intuition and even in tarot cards. Most people are so curious that they just can’t help but ask questions, and usually end up wanting a reading, which I am happy to do. The pleasure for me is when we finish the reading and they say, “Wow! That was right on. It’s really cool. How does it work?” And, it’s even better when they become repeat customers and refer their friends and family. That’s when I know there is a place in this world for my services.

And so, I step into the light, which for me is symbolized by the Moon card reversed in the tarot deck. The Moon reversed also signifies “seeing things as they really are, shedding light on the matter, and the confusion is ending.” I am who I am and embrace all parts of me including both my business side and my intuitive side. The great thing with coaching is that I need both intuition and great business sense to succeed.

Here’s to stepping into the light and welcoming success.

2 comments:

Lori said...

Good for you for standing in the light and shining your own light. That takes courage, to know that what you feel/think is ultimately more important than what anyone outside you feels/thinks.

I'll be watching here for more tips on trusting myself more and listening to my inner voice.

Lori said...

Hey! I want more info on cultivating my inner knowing!

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