“If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you.” Gospel of Thomas
In 1500 BC, the King of Ithica, Odysseus, needed someone to look after his son, Telemachus, while he was fighting the Trojan War. He entrusted an old friend to take care of the boy and to impart his wisdom, values, and learnings. The wise and trusted counselor was named Mentor. Because of Mentor’s relationship with Telemachus, the personal name “Mentor” has been adopted as a term meaning someone who imparts wisdom to and shares knowledge with someone who is less experienced.
Mentors share information that might be difficult for beginners to grasp on their own. Mentoring enables the student to learn valuable life lessons from the mentor’s experiences, mistakes, challenges, and obstacles, which can ease the way as they continue on their life journey and step into the unknown. Whether sharing insight, clarity, advice, validation, or simply comfort, Intuitive Mentors listen without judgment, question only for clarification, and provide information to show others how to get from where they are to where they want to be.
Intuition is the immediate knowing or understanding of something without the conscious use of reasoning. Intuition allows us to attain direct knowledge or cognition without evident rational thought and inference.
Combining these two powerful concepts, then, Intuitive Mentoring is focused on two things:
- Understanding how another person sees their world and what meaning they attribute to things.
- Providing sage advice, understanding, guidance, wisdom, and information that best meets what the student needs in order for them to continue on their own path to clarity.
As an Intuitive Mentor, I seek to understand a person’s outlook, perceptions, attitudes, and assumptions that shape their world view — not how I interpret their picture of the world. Then I sift through my experience and knowledge to find the information that will resonate with the other person’s heart and allow them to receive information, guidance, and wisdom that flows freely from all of their own Divine Sources.
We all interact with the world from our own unique perspective. This interaction is built up of all our past and potential future experiences and dictates how we approach situations. To be able to effectively communicate and connect with each other, we need to have some understanding of how the other person perceives their world and their place in that world.
My gift lies in my ability to easily relate to someone else’s reality. I know intuitively what another is experiencing from within their frame of reference. I can easily put myself in another’s shoes, to experience that person’s experience, beliefs, and desires with compassion and intuitive understanding.
The Nuts and (Lightning) Bolts
Moving to a place of illumination, personal growth, and potential starts with gaining clarity, enabling more meaningful choices and consistent action. At the heart of my practice is a proven three-step process called Examine – Envision – Emerge. You’ll learn how to clear out everything that has clogged, clouded, impeded, or stopped the flow from the Divine; listen to your inner guidance system; hear the messages in your heart; and effect change from a place of inner strength and knowledge.
The goal is to experience being guided from within, instead of looking for an authority or some outside spiritual source to tell you who you are or what you should do.
“The greatest gift you can give any teacher is for them to be unnecessary in your life.” John Flanagan and Meredith Harwood Flanagan