Estimated reading time: 4 minutes
A rebellious teenager, dragged halfway across the world discovers her inner gifts and connects to her intuition and her inner-standing
At a time when I would describe myself as an angry and resentful, 17-year-old teenager, sulking about and hating the world — my parents dragged me to the Philippines for a month. It was the last thing I wanted to do and they were the last people I wanted to do it with. Just the thought of spending a month with a mother and father who fought all the time seemed like a recipe for disaster. But what was at play was so much bigger than the external details. Little did I know, that this trip was going to change the course of my life — and reintroduce me to myself and my intuition.
My mother’s brother was a metaphysical healer who mastered in modalities such as reiki, acupuncture and crystal healing. He was the first person to introduce me to all things esoteric; from aliens, dwarfs, fairies, energy work, giants, magic, consciousness, 2012 and more. He literally opened a portal of thinking and connection to a whole new world. I like to call that month my brothers and I spent with my uncle our ‘spiritual boot camp’. We learned how to use our intuition through tarot cards, energy work, blessing our water, meditation and tapping into the collective consciousness.
I remember this one exercise where he had us hold an object with our eyes closed, and asked us where the item had been before it landed in our hand…where was it before that and before that. He proceeded with one question: “Have you been to any of these places before?” My answer was No. He then followed up by ‘Yoda-ing’ the crap out of me by saying: “Alea, we are connected to this world and the people in it on many levels. How would you have seen this image in your head if you had not been there before? It is through your intuition.”
This was the first time in my life I felt connected to a greater sense of being after feeling so helpless, voiceless and powerless for most of my childhood.
This trip to my homeland was the start of a brand new chapter in discovering who I truly was — and all that I was capable of unleashing. These teachings went on to become the pillars and core values of who I am to this day.
My uncle shared his light with the three of us and when he passed in the fall of 2017, I recognized how much he impacted the community around him. When he was gone, I was devastated. It shook me to my core to see such a beautiful human leave this planet. It prompted me to ask myself, “When you die, how do you want people to remember you? What kind of impact do you desire to make?” The answer was simple — it was to share my Light courageously with others just as my uncle did with us — to help ignite and awaken others to their power and interconnectedness in this vast Universe.
Opening this channel to my intuition led me to exactly the path I am on now — an emerging intuitive life coach here to serve others by being a guide through embodying my own Light. I believe that intuitives are being called to step forward and let their light shine, unapologetically, now more than ever. Bravely leading through example is what sets the domino effect of Love in full motion. Together, we can walk these valleys feeling more empowered, supported and connected.
Intuition is a gateway to all we are. A portal to all things magical that are already within us. A superhighway to infinite wisdom.
This gift bestowed upon every single one of us is an internal GPS system that was created to help us navigate through our experiences here on earth and throughout the Multiverse. It is our inner knowing weaved from generations of experiences as Divine Beings that are deeply engrained into every part of our DNA. It speaks to us often in emotion or physical feeling, visions, and words that we can hear, ensuring we stay on our Highest Path.
Love is all that we are. An open channel to our intuition is the vehicle that drives us back to this Inner-standing…home.
You may also enjoy reading Learning to Hear (and Trust) Your Intuition, by Venus Castleberg.