Reflections by Roselle Weinberger

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is this person looking back at me? It’s not someone I recognize right away. Is it the old me or the new me? Sometimes it’s hard to tell.

 

The new me wants to move forward and is making progress in that direction; meanwhile, the old me wants to retreat to old, familiar, and comfortable ways. How is this serving me? Quite frankly, it isn’t. It is causing havoc in my life and the lives of those I love.

 

Each day we make choices, some good and some bad. Worse yet, sometimes what we considered to be a good choice wasn’t. Discouraging? It certainly can be if we are not conscious and moving forward without purpose or connection to a higher source. We like to think we have control of our lives, but we don’t. We are constantly faced with obstacles. How we handle them makes all the difference in the world.

 

Retreat or power through? Avoid or confront? Escape or stay? Choices. Some choices are made in a split second, while others are mulled over for a long period of time.  Does the length of time matter? Yes.  There is a window of time for possibility.  If action isn’t taken during that window, the opportunity is lost, or at the very least, only a new version of the former opportunity will be possible, with modified obstacles.

 

These are some of the concepts I’m opting into through classes at The Center for Intuitive Development. My mind has been opened and my awareness has broadened. I have awakened a desire to live a more enlightened life.

Awaken your life. Take the first step.

Me, Myself, and My Messages By Mike Oppenheim

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All my life I have been searching for meaning: be it in nature, consciousness, sleep, dreams, or myself. This ceaseless search has been both my burden and best friend.

Prior to stumbling into a former-stumbler who introduced me to Lynn M. Bunch and the Center for Intuitive Development, I didn’t have names or even sign posts for my private, sacred methods for decision-making, or my “science of living,” if you will.

It was therefore a remarkable moment in my life when I started taking the Intuitive Development Blueprint courses, all of which give background, names, and best of all, reliable instructions for how to best use what I now refer to as my messages.

There are messages all around us: too many, if you ask me. “Lose weight the easy way…” “Improve your sex life instantly with…” “Choosy Moms choose…” These messages distract us from our guided messages, the only messages worth following.

I have a confession. Sometimes* in my life, I have purposefully ignored my guided messages, and more often than not, it was because they contradicted the “wisdom” of my country, culture or society. *(“Sometimes?” (blush) “I mean, uh, quite often…”)

Blame it on peer pressure, a desire to fit in, or weakness: I’ll own any accusation, for I now stand on the other side of what I formerly saw as an impenetrable wall separating me from what I always sought: self-confidence. I am now living in what I always intuited as my Truth, but this was no cakewalk, thanks to socialization.

I have replaced my affiliation with “Zombie University,” with the School of Intuitively Guided Conscious Humans. Our mission is simple: We follow messages and pay attention to signs in order to live a life of purpose, with joy and self-respect.

I know that the way I feel is not a permanent state. Just like everything in our ephemeral Universe, Living with Intuition requires dedication and discipline—but I am happy to report that I have now built a good streak of following messages without obsessing over why they arose, what they will accomplish, and best of all, how others will judge me and how I will judge myself. My chains were voluntary.

My Truth is not your Truth, but any two humans living in Truth can recognize each other, even if one is a Millennial skinny jeaned hipster brewing chick espresso and the other is a renegade leather chapped Boomer on a Harley: our hearts don’t judge.

We all come from and will exit our lives with a unique experience, but we all share the gift of intuition, which comes from the same source, and it’s a lot easier to see this, learn this, experience this, and ultimately manage this, when you have a guide.

Intuitive Development is the best guide I have found in thirty years of seeking. It’s not the only path, but it’s the best one for those who want education and support.

I tried for most of my life to make my way alone, and I didn’t fail, but as I was trekking the mountain of my as-of-yet greatest challenge, I learned how superior the reliable path of intuition is, and now I’m on it, and I’m ecstatic with the results.

Find your own way here.

Success and the City

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The A2ndAct event was sold out to over 300 people, and Andrea was about to take the stage. She felt fearlessly passionate about helping others, speaking to others, and letting them know they are not alone in their challenges. She knew this is where she needed to be. This is why she survived Leukemia.

Weeks before, Andrea had performed her speech our Mastering Intuitive Living (MIL) class. She was relaxed and comfortable; she did not experience the stage fright she anticipated. When she felt the same way at the audition for A2ndAct, she knew she would get the spot before stepping on stage.

This is where she belongs.

Following that engagement, Andrea was nominated for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (Arizona) 2018 Woman of the Year. Even though the messages she got on her journey to success seemed irrelevant at times, looking back at her timeline, she can see how intuitive messages led to success.

A good example of following messages arises from the time one of Andrea’s classmates at Valley Leadership invited her to connect with a friend that hosts a local TV show. This conflicted with a prior commitment she had made with Valley Leadership creating an internal struggle. However, she followed the message to go to the show, taking a half-day from Valley Leadership to attend.

The host of the show mentioned her book and gave her 5 min to speak. The segment went well. The serendipity occurred when the next person scheduled after her cancelled, so she was able to chat with the host off air for almost an hour in more detail. Later that day, she received an email introduction from the host to one of the organizers of A2ndAct. They setup a coffee date and Andrea was invited to audition. She knew that she would succeed at the audition. She confidently went to Tucson to see how the event worked and get a feel for what they were working to accomplish before auditioning in December to get the part. The first message “did not make sense,” but it worked!

In fact, her membership with Valley Leadership was an exercise in following messages. A peer from Girl Scouts had recommended her for the program, and she also happened to be on the board. Andrea had a 1-week deadline to submit her application. Again, she intuitively knew she was going to join the program, so she completed the application with two recommendations, and got accepted. Following that message, she received another, and another, and another. Silly or serious, it didn’t matter: they kept coming, and she kept following them. Now she has a Woman of the Year nomination!

Andrea’s progress has amped up since October, coinciding with the release of her book. Now, she doesn’t have to think much about messages: she checks in to confirm they are messages and follows them. Her energy has been running at a higher and more stable level than ever before. She’s had fewer dives into judgment, and when she does fall prey to judgment, she doesn’t stay there for long. That doesn’t mean she isn’t challenged; she is. However, she’s approaching her challenges with Spirit, Mind, Body.

With her Woman of the Year nomination, the fundraising aspect is a challenge. She’s having old patterns of thought, such as, “I am inadequate.” She’s being challenged to stay in her “fearless” image. Her partners are 100% on board and encouraging and supportive of all that she pursues. These partners inspire awe which encourages her to stay the course.

Andrea has worked her Intuitive Development Blueprint in her endeavors. She’s used this tool to bridge the gap between Spirit and Humanity. She’s no longer mentally spinning. Before working on her blueprint, Andrea put pressure on herself to be right and not let anybody know she’s wrong. Fortunately, she’s removed this pressure by connecting to spirit by utilizing her tools. She’s getting more comfortable with intuitive living. Confirmation events, like speeches, continue to bolster her fearlessness. She now relies on the powerful, supportive energy that is beyond the human realm.

Andrea’s journey continues! She was recently on a tour with the Mayo Clinic and Valley Leadership, meeting some Leukemia & Lymphoma Society people. She followed another message to approach the society group as a speaker, handing out business cards, and received an invitation for coffee. They made her an offer to speak, and her message says to do it, even though her humanity would prefer to wait. Her husband, and partner, is in full support of her amazing, but busy schedule.

Despite challenges, Andrea has turned to Spirit as a road map, and the results are astounding. The entire experience for her has been full of unintended positive consequences that she would not have experienced if she had tried to control her fate, instead of having blind faith and trusting the process.

Andrea has her last Valley Leadership class on June 2nd.

The fundraising for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ends June 9th.

She’ll be having a margarita on June 10th.

Maybe even two...

Become the next Success Story and start your Journey here.

Living Life on Autopilot Without Intention by Roselle Weinberger

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For months I have been going through my days on autopilot.  If I was completely honest, I’ve been doing that for years.  Each day just going through the motions . . . . getting dressed, brushing teeth, stretching, eating, etc.  All things were done without a second thought as to why or how any of it was really benefitting me.

 

Recently I was asked why I was doing certain things and it made me stop and think.  I was totally shocked that I didn’t have an answer other than it’s what I always do.  Rude awakening!  Life should have meaning and that can only be achieved by doing things with intention, with full awareness . . . . . being conscious.

 

From now on I will be mindful of my actions however small or insignificant they seem.  When I eat I will be aware of what I am putting in my mouth and how it will nourish my body.  When I soak in the tub or take a shower, I will do it with total realization that I am washing off all the energy from the day that isn’t benefitting me.  When I sit outside I will truly enjoy nature and let it boost my spirit.

 

Life is precious and should be lived to the fullest.  Each of us has a different interpretation of what that means.  To me it means being surrounded by people with similar beliefs that are looking to achieve a higher consciousness.  Continuing to grow, learn and expand myself in Spirit, Mind, and Body.

 


You’ve probably heard the phrase “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”   Well, I’d like to say, NOT TRUE!!!  Being past the age of seventy, I am learning that it isn’t too late to be taught a new way.  Attending classes and taking the e-Courses at Intuitive Development I have been shown a whole new way to lead a more fulfilled, enlightened life.  They are teaching me to speak my truth, live without being stuck in worry and awaken my long suppressed intuition.  For the first time in my life I have learned not to be afraid of it. 

 

With each class and each session with the ID Team, I learn something new about myself.  Granted, it’s not always sunshine and roses but a necessary awakening of my soul.  I have been given the tools to work through my dark times and get me back to a good place in true alignment.  It’s easy to become discouraged because there is so much to learn but the Team is always there to listen, encourage and help get to the source of the uncertainty – self-judgment.  I’m working on achieving the confidence in myself that they see in me. 

Conscious Conversations by Mike Oppenheim

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My chief concern since childhood has been trying to understand why I feel lonely when I’m around other people. I could be alone in a cave under an avalanche (with oxygen), and I would feel less lonely than I feel at most parties.

 

I have matured. I’m 36, and despite my grey hairs, thankfully, aging has garnered me an awareness of what loneliness is, not what it’s supposed to be. Loneliness is a word we consider (mistakenly) as a binary feeling contingent on one variable: “Are other humans around?” How silly. If the cure for loneliness was: “being around people,” Starbucks would be so busy they would have to open a Starbucks inside each Starbucks to satiate the constant demand for the simple cure for loneliness.

 

I filed for and consummated my divorce in the first half of 2017. This occurred for many reasons, but one of the two main reasons was because I was tired of feeling lonely, despite living with my family. I was confounded and demoralized. I had met a nice woman, we had dated and traveled and fallen in love, we had been engaged, we had gotten married, and we had birthed a planned child; how could I feel lonely?

 

I was lonely because I had no connection at home to anyone spiritually conscious. My son, bless his heart, will get there, someday, but at that time, he wasn’t even two, so he didn’t need to converse about Spirit; he was living in Spirit, like most children, happily pooping his diaper all day long. It was my wife who wouldn’t meet me there.

 

Flash forward six months from my divorce. I sit, completely alone, in a new house, without my wife or my son, and yet I feel anything but lonely, despite being alone!

 

What changed? I met people who care about what I care about: consciousness, spirituality, and leading meaningful lives of purpose, despite life’s tomfoolery of tragedies (read: shit shows). My cure for loneliness is “conscious conversations.”

 

I’m Mike Oppenheim, and I’m a recovering alone-aholic. I used to seek the stagnant energy of being alone over the loneliness of partying with people with no interest in “partying consciously.” This doesn’t mean you can’t have wine, eat cake, or skinny dip; it means you do all three while caring about humanity and a spiritual connection with yourself and others.

Be YOUnited! by Annette Pingitore

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Isn’t “YOUnited” a great play on words!? I took a break last month from writing a blog; I was in a place of feeling a little uninspired as far as writing was concerned. For most of us, December is an extremely busy time of year when holiday festivities combine with our regular responsibilities. 

 

Personally, I had so much going on that I couldn’t even imagine what I might write about.  However, amidst all of the fun and chaos of the holiday season, I received an intuitively guided message to title my next blog “YOUnited.”  This felt like an amazing way to kick off the New Year! I couldn’t believe that I hadn’t already seen these words blended together before!

 

YOUnited is what happens when the YOU (internally, your soul) unites with the YOU (externally, who you are in the world).  This is about YOU becoming whole and integrating who you are, inside and out.  YOUniting is what we are all here to do, and the courses at The Center of Intuitive Development are designed to help you do just that.

Many of us have lost sight of ourselves at one time or another.  We get so mired in our work, children, chores, etc. that we go unconscious and forget who we started out to be.  Our intentions are good as we strive for perfection, but we sometimes go into autopilot and forget to stop and check in: How am I feeling? What have I accomplished? What do I desire?  Most importantly: WHO AM I?

That exact question is what ultimately led me to find The Center for Intuitive Development. I didn’t know who I was or what I wanted anymore, because I had fallen into co-dependent relationships and lost sight of my true identity. I also realized I had never really taken the time nor dug deep enough to discover whom I truly was in the first place, let alone what my life’s purpose was. 

With Intuitive Development, I quickly realized that I had landed in the perfect place to examine myself on every level: spiritually, emotionally, and physically. The e-Courses had me closely examine the many different aspects of myself. 

“Embracing Your Truth” helped me understand who I am internally when I am connected spiritually.  To quote Lynn, “judgment is the killer of higher consciousness.” This course taught me how to notice when I’m judging either myself or someone else so that I can quickly shift back into a conscious and aligned state.  I now have the necessary confidence to dedicate my life to helping myself and others to find joy in life.

“Seven Human Roles” helped me solidify who I am in the roles I play as a human being. I now own who I am as a provider, lover, friend, daughter, mother, wife, and woman. This course enabled me to look into my childhood to see where I was wounded in each of these roles, due to feelings of jealousy and rejection. I discovered that if I had generated strength within myself, I would not have taken things personally.

“Understanding Emotional Patterns” taught me to identify how I express my feelings when I’m in my truth, hurt, anger and numb emotional states. I’m now more aware of what’s going on for me when I get emotionally triggered so I can quickly confront a person or situation from my heart, rather than from a reactive place of judgment. I used these tools to let go of my past and to become genuinely aware of my emotions.

“Defining Bottom Lines” had me examine the qualities I’m looking for in the people I choose to be in relationships with. Before this class, I didn’t realize how important it is to define these traits before establishing a relationship, of any kind, with another person. I was haphazardly allowing anyone into my life without examining whether or not they would add value to my life. I was behaving this way out of guilt over trying not to hurt anyone’s feelings. I would therefore learn “the hard way” how self-sacrificing it is to have relationships without healthy, pre-established boundaries. This class helped me focus on what I truly desire in my relationships.

These are just 4 examples of how the courses at Intuitive Development helped me find myself and feel “whole.”  Best of all, the courses aren’t disconnected: After completing the first nine courses, you create a Blueprint for your life! It’s a thorough map that reminds you of WHO YOU ARE along with your intuitively, self-established action steps and tools for assisting you in healing and growing to fulfill your life purpose. There is no better time than now to “Be YOUnited!”

 

Black and Bling Society 5th Birthday Celebration

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Lynn M. Bunch spoke to an amazing group of women at the BABS (Black and Bling Society) 5th birthday celebration. All the ladies were decked out in their roaring 20’s attire in all black and blinged up!

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Lynn interacted with the crowd as they discussed their thoughts on what they contribute to their life and where they may have lost their way or gotten off track.

She used the Intuitive Development Alignment Deck to demonstrate how a card’s message can show someone how to get back on track.

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There were lots of giveaways and laughs! The ID Team cleaned house with prizes.

The event was spectacular; the crowd was energized and left the day roaring into the future with a personal, guided message to get back on track with contributing to their own life and the lives of those around them.

Happy 5th Birthday BABS!

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Overcoming a Fear by Roselle Weinberger

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Recently, I did something that I never thought I would ever do.  I rode in a helicopter, not once, but twice! This may not seem like a big deal to you, but for me, it was huge because I have had a life long fear of heights.  Just the thought of being anywhere near a helicopter has always made me cringe and head in the opposite direction. You’re probably wondering what brought about the change, right? You may not believe me, but it was due to a class I took at Intuitive Development called Merging Lives.

 

Throughout my life, I have heard people refer to people who have an “old soul.” I had never put much stock into that idea until I started learning about Spirit, Mind, Body.  I discovered that my soul had indeed experienced many wounds that had never been healed, so they kept repeating over and over again. I have no explanation for why I was afraid of heights, but my soul held the memory. I still don’t know how or why the fear started, but I do know that it is now gone.

 

Through the Merging Lives class, I was given an exercise to clear my phobia. Call it a rebirth of sorts. It was a simple thing that had an amazing outcome. Was I skeptical?  Yes, I definitely was. I remember thinking, how is this going to help? But, having complete trust in the Intuitive Development team, I did what was asked of me. Boy, am I glad I did!

 

I completed my ‘rebirth,’ and soon after my granddaughter suggested a helicopter ride. I was expecting the nervousness and tightness in my body that I typically experience in any situation involving heights. Much to my surprise, nothing happened! I actually found myself looking forward to the new adventure. Following through on this ‘simple thing’ has opened up a whole to new world to me. Who knows what daring thing I will do next? The possibilities are endless.

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