How to Come Out of the Spiritual Closet

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“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom”. – Anais Nin

Coming out the spiritual closet can be terrifying. I know.

My journey to owning my gifts has been an ongoing relationship of love, acceptance and surrender.

I feel that most days I am uncomfortable but in my practice of being human I remember that I am not separate from others.

If anything my gifts brings me closer to connection, trust and vulnerability.

Talking dreams, spirit, intuition and all the things that are still becoming mainstream can be scary but yet invigorating.

I find liberation in my practice through yoga, pranayama, journaling and meditation. I find answers that I otherwise don’t get it in my waking life.

The process to discovering, owning and then sharing our gifts with the world is a delicate journey.

Some people leap right in and for some of us it takes time.

I like to remind myself that on the other side of fear is freedom.

It is a constant practice of sharing my gifts with the world.

This is true for anyone passionate about anything. Artists, writers, creatives, chefs, craftsmanship. It all requires a sense of mastery and surrender.

Letting go of the effect but trusting in the process.

Coming out of the spiritual closet requires:

  1. Remembering “WHY” we fell in love with the art of spirituality
  2. Having a vision that we are committed to, i.e. I teach people life-changing spiritual tools so they can live free, transformed and intuitively guided lives supported by the universe.
  3. Surrender, i.e. surrendering to being present with every moment being a gift to share something beautiful about ourselves in hopes of helping another
  4. Trust; trusting that there is a reason and purpose for what we feel to be true in our nature and relationship to self and the universe.

Start big, start small. Mainly just start.

The first step begins now.

On the other side of every doubt, fear, insecurity is a new gift waiting to be received.

What It’s Like to Live with Spiritual Gifts

“Living with spiritual gifts must feel weird, huh?”

“Can you turn it off ever?”

“Do you pick up on everything around you?”

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These are some of questions people ask me when I tell them I am intuitive.

I share that I can feel information about someone.

I can also feel information from passed loved ones.

Living with spiritual gifts doesn’t feel any different from anyone else.

I don’t see my gifts different or separate from me. If anything it has led me to live a more fulfilled life.

I see my gifts as tools; tools that we all have.

You have them too.

It’s like watching a tree bloom in the spring.

The buds slowly come into their true expression, their form, beauty and color.

We are all really just coming into our full true authentic expression.

This is what it means to live a real life.

Gifts can be intuition, compassion, listening, craftsmanship, science, reasoning, art, dance.

We all have our own way of feeling, sensing and knowing life.

We have an inner world that we wake up in every morning.

Spiritual gifts give me insight into what I am doing that is bringing me closer to my dharma, my purpose in life. It also shows me what I need to let go, new ways to see life and bring healing to myself and others.

I wake up and have a chat with the universe first second my brain turns on.

I listen to the thoughts that arrive.

I listen to the intuitive knowledge that comes.

How can I best serve myself and others today?, is the question I ask.

Sometimes I know immediately.

Sometimes the answer comes later.

Intuitively I weave myself through my experiences from my cup of coffee, my morning talks with my boyfriend, client calls, writing, social media, my dog and yoga practice.

Every experience is a moment to serve. And intuitively receive.

I gain new wisdom and fresh knowledge.

New information to share in the world.

This is a potent time for people to realize who they were all along.

My gifts bring me sanity, happiness, joy and love.

They show me what really is necessary and what I am getting distracted by.

Discovering your spiritual gifts opens a door that was always there.

As the great witch from the Wizard of Oz said to Dorothy, “You had the power all along, my dear”.

We have the power to find home inside of us.

The universe and all of it’s infinite wisdom is right here.

Open your senses and listen.

Follow Your Intuition.

ImageWhat is intuition? How can you really differentiate between logic and intuition? Usually when we overthink things is when our logic and intuition mix which then confuses us. So how can you listen more to your intuition rather than let your logic rule your decision-making?

There are a variety of ways but mainly it’s creating a ritual of doing something you are passionate about or find a sense of peace in. Finding peace within is a process and everyone has a different approach to stilling the mind and tuning into themselves.

How do you find peace and stillness in your life? In my work as a psychic medium and intuitive, my clients have given me a variety of answers. Some people enjoy spending time in nature or just taking walks around their neighborhood. Others do yoga or exercise to achieve a sense of stillness and relaxation. I personally enjoy creating art, meditation or writing which are also forms of relaxing the mind and finding clarity.

As children we are much more intuitive and aware of our feelings and emotions. As we get older, we are taught to use our logic and train our minds to ignore our intuition. It definitely takes the magic out of life and we tend to attribute any synchronicity or odd occurence to “coincidence”.

But what if it isn’t just a coincidence? What if our intuition is aware of something deeper in the bigger picture of our lives and trying to lead us closer to our life purpose or just ultimate fulfillment?

Steve Jobs quoted that our intuition and heart knows already what we want to become. Start listening to yours and see what it’s telling you. Become aware of what your body and mind are trying to make you aware of.

See who and what you attract in your life and how it is and isn’t working for you. Once we start to pay attention to what is and isn’t working is when we can make the necessary changes to live a more fulfilling, happy and vibrant life. Through a personal ritual of meditation or any other type of practice to still your mind will you find greater clarity and growth.

And always remember to grateful for the things you do have in your life, intuition and gratitude go a long way into attracting better people, experiences and opportunities in our lives. It’s a process and is definitely worth the energy as the right things will fall into place leading you closer to who you are meant to be in this life.

Join me in my upcoming workshop – November 3 & 4!

Join me in my upcoming workshop - November 3 & 4!

Psychic Mediumship & Healing Development Workshop!
Learn how to develop your natural abilities, heal yourself and others. This in a one-of-a-kind workshop and is expected to fill up! Don’t miss out on this opportunity! RSVP: http://www.nycpsychicdevelopment.eventbrite.com or http://www.meetup.com/nypsychicdevelopment/