Whether it's the hair standing up on the back of your neck or goosebumps at the mere mention of someone's name, you were born with the natural gift of being intuitive and in tune with the energy around you. What you do with it is a different story. Madisyn Taylor shows you how to listen to your instincts so you can act on them in a way that will enrich and reward your life.
The word "energy" brings up mixed reactions in people. Some may shy away because it sounds a little "woo woo," a little New Age, and others may think it's weird or it goes against their beliefs. I want to talk about energy in terms of working on a soul level and what that means.

More and more people are becoming comfortable with the unseen world and their own innate natural abilities of being psychic or intuitive. No longer are these feelings relegated to back rooms or the weird, witchy lady living on top of the hill. For instance, have you ever gotten goose bumps, or "chicken skin," or had the hairs on the back of your neck stick up? Have you ever walked into a room and felt the mood of the room? This is energy. You're born with the natural gifts of being intuitive and in tune with the energy that is around you. When you're a child, you're much more in tune with energy and working with it, but often it goes ignored or chastised by parents and your gift slowly takes a backseat. Young children are often in touch with the other side of the veil. They may see dead Grandma standing in the room, but when they tell people, nobody believes them. They may be told their invisible friend doesn't exist, and over time their intuitive abilities are set aside because they are now completely confused about what is expected of them. Do your children a favor and talk to them about what they see, dream and feel rather than telling them they are wrong. Even if for some reason you choose not to believe them, please give them the courtesy of listening and allowing them to express themselves.

All of us have special gifts in working with energy. Some people may be better at being mediums—people who can communicate with people who have passed over. Some are experts at finding lost items, some people have premonitions or dreams, and others are good with dates or numbers. These natural gifts can come in the form of knowing, seeing, hearing or feeling. Have you ever had a "funny feeling" that something was about to happen or maybe you simply didn't trust somebody because she made you feel uncomfortable? This is all energy at work.

As a society, we have lost our way when it comes to intuition and working with energy. We have the belief that if something can't be proven or seen, then it surely doesn't exist. We have become afraid to work from our hearts or our centers—the parts of us that simply know and trust. The good news is that you can get back in touch with this part of you that's been set aside. Just being open to this idea and knowing that you are full of energy will help open the door to your intuition.

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