Our gust today is Angela Artemis, a blogger, intuitive consultant and medium. She's also a financial salesperson experienced in financial planning, private banking and real estate finance. Her ability to navigate a demanding finance career while developing psychically have given her a reputation as a very grounded and practical metaphysician. Her website is Powered by Intuition where she writes about developing intuition in order to solve problems, find solutions, and receive guidance for your life. She is also the director of marketing for The Daily Brainstorm.
What inspired you to start Powered By Intuition?
I felt the need to share what I've learned over the years about intuition. And, I wanted to give people the tools to access their intuition and put it to good practical use in their lives on their own - without having to go to a psychic. I'm all about being practical! It has to help you life in some way, or it's really of no value. Your intuition can be incredibly useful once you start developing it.
I've been using it in business for years. In the morning I make a list of the potential clients and referral sources I can contact that day – then I allow my intuition to help me choose who will be most receptive to my call.
I call only those people – and you'd be amazed at how many of them say, "I've been meaning to call you." There are so many ways to employ intuition in our lives – this list is only limited by the limits of our imagination.
How do we get clear enough in our own lives or minds to receive guidance from a higher intelligence?
I cannot recommend meditation highly enough. It's the most valuable thing I've ever learned in my life. You need to make time every day to allow you mind to "settle-down" as my guru used to say.
If you're mind is constantly racing and bombarded with thoughts you'll never hear that small still voice within you that is your intuition. The reason why meditation is so powerful for developing intuition is because the more you meditate the more centered you become.
When you're centered – your thoughts are balanced. You're not being pulled to the past with regrets, anger and remorse over what's happened, and you're not being pulled into the future where your happiness is tied to accomplishing future goals.
Your living in the present moment. When you live fully in the present your thinking slows down naturally – no more racing thoughts – so, your intuition comes through more easily and more often.
What’s the difference between a clairvoyant and a medium?
Psychics have differing extra-sensory abilities – among them is clairvoyance. There are actually a number of "clairs."
A clairvoyant – "sees" visions in their mind's eye. They can see things that aren't physically present. In recent years the term clairvoyance has become interchangeable with "remote viewing."
If a psychic has clairvoyant ability many of the answers for the person being read will come as pictures, scenes, or symbols to their mind's eye.
Many people have clairvoyant ability, but just aren't aware of it. For example have you ever been on the phone with someone you've never met and gotten a "picture" of what they look like in your mind's eye? Have you met them and been startled to find they look a lot like what you'd seen? That's clairvoyance, or remote viewing.
We all do it to some degree! It's just a matter of awareness and practice.
A medium – is able to communicate with the spirits of people who've died. A medium uses telepathy to communicate with a discarnate (no longer in the body) soul. Telepathy is mind to mind communication. You can be a medium and be clairvoyant, but being clairvoyant/psychic doesn't necessarily mean you're also mediumistic.
At times when I'm doing a reading aside from getting information clairvoyantly, I may hear a sentence, a name or individual words – that's clairaudience.
Or, I may get a a feeling in my body, or a strong emotion that expresses the information I'm trying to convey – that's clairsentience.
And, sometimes I just know something to be true – that's claircognizance.
Help us understand what a reading is and what we do with the information once acquired?
A mediumship reading is where we connect with someone we've lost. It's verification that our consciousness survives death and that we will be reunited with our loved ones when we cross over someday too. When you've been reunited with someone you've lost you'll feel their love or presence during the reading.
A psychic reading is when the person has specific questions, or wants guidance about their life. I worked for a short time for one of the psychic hotlines and one evening a woman called and wanted to know when her lover was going to leave his wife and get a divorce.
I immediately knew that she only wanted to hear – what she wanted to hear. In reading her cards I could see this man was only stringing her along and had no intention of leaving his wife. I was as gentle and kind with her as I could be, but she started arguing with me! I knew she had reservations about the relationship she wasn't acknowledging to herself – otherwise why was she calling a psychic?
The point is to do something with the information and to use it to make your life better – otherwise what's the point of having a reading if you don't use the information given?
What’s the purpose of knowing who our guides are? Can’t we be in touch and get guidance without knowing specifics?
I'm not really aware of my guides, and I'm not into angels either. You don't have to be. I know a lot of people talk about their guides, and knowing their names, etc., but it really isn't necessary. If they come to you easily – then great. If they don't – don't put a lot of extra stress on yourself trying to make a connection. For me it's never been really important.
Maybe being a banker and a no-nonsense type of personality – my guides[?] assumed I might not accept them, so they haven't really shown themselves to me – lol! As long as the information comes – I don't question who, or what gave it me! (except in the case of mediumship – then I know it came from the deceased telepathically)
What about your life will I not find on your bio or about page?
I started reading the Tarot when I was 10. I had the strangest compulsion to acquire decks of playing cards when I was little, but I didn't know why.
It was kind of like the Spielberg movie, Encounters of The Third Kind. Every time I went to any store with my mother I begged her to buy me decks of cards with pictures on them.
I had the Patti Duke cards, Old Maid cards, Crazy Eights cards, you name it. But, when we'd get home and I'd open the pack I was always disappointed and I didn't know why! Only when I finally got a deck of Tarot cards did the compulsion cease. As soon as I got them I "knew" what to do with them.
What is your best advice for someone who is new on this journey? Where do they begin?
I would make some time to meditate each day. That will get your intuitive juices flowing like nothing else. One other thing you can do that's really easy to start off with and doesn't require much extra time is to become aware of you dreams.
Start recording them and checking back periodically to see if anything transpired that your dreams might have predicted. I have several posts on dreams – and how to remember your dreams on my site if anyone needs more complete directions. Once you set the intention to remember your dreams -you will start remembering them – and you'll see that you get all kinds of guidance and insights for your life right from your dreams.
Is there a defining moment in your life that changed everything?
A few years ago I had an encounter in my living room with a spirit. I honestly hadn't realized I was a medium, nor had I ever had any interest in mediumship up until that point. After this event I decided I'd better look into what was happening to me.
I've been developing my mediumship ever since. It made me aware of the continuation of life in such a concrete way that I no longer have any doubt about it. I now want to share that with other people as well. When you know that while the physical body may die, your consciousness will not it changes the way you look at life. You can no longer live irresponsibly – everything you do matters and has consequences.
What legacy will you leave behind?
I hope to be able to say that I "freed imprisoned minds" by stretching the limits of awareness of what's possible.
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