Intuitive Journal Podcast 1 – Introduction and Welcome
On Intuitive Journal Podcast 1 I talk about how I stepped into becoming an professional intuitive and how this website, IntuitiveJournal.com came to be.
If you have ever had a dark night of the soul experience, and wondered if it will ever end I am here to tell you the more you fully step into YOUR WORK, the sooner you will see your way through the shadows and the clouds.
In this introductory episode I share a bit of my path and also what to expect in upcoming episodes of the Intuitive Journal podcast.
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spiritual awakening journey, life purpose, dark night of the soul
Intuitive Journal Podcast 1 Transcript
Thank you for listening to the Intuitive Journal podcast! I am your host, Laura Jean Warnke. For the past 8 years I have been a professional intuitive, spiritual advisor, and the author of the blog, IntuitiveJournal.com where I write about stepping out of the psychic closet, repeating angel number patterns like 111, 222, and 333 and also write about developing your intuition. I also offer private intuitive readings and 1 to 1 mentoring services for those ready to step out of the psychic closet and into professional healing work.
Thank you for listening and taking the time to be interested in this show. In this introductory episode I wanted to share a little bit about myself and my background and what to expect from my Intuitive Journal podcast in the upcoming shows.
So, I have been a professional intuitive for about the past seven years. Over those years I’ve taken a really deep dive within myself and in helping others recognize and break energetic patterns that keep you from being happy and whole. I’ve learned all types of astrology, numerology, Akashic Records reading, energy scanning, and other healing modalities. I have learned about how energy flows, energy frequency, spiritual DNA, and vibration and taken these concepts and sciences – yes they really are sciences, and integrated them to bust through many of my own personal beliefs and patterns. That is what I do when I help my clients as well.
I believe we are capable of healing ourselves on all levels; physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional, but sometimes we need an objective eye to see the root of the issue and that is why sometimes we need to get an outside perspective.
Starting this Website
Since 2009 I’ve written on my blog, IntuitiveJournal.com about developing your intuition, stepping out of the psychic closet, spirituality, and out of all those years of writing came this podcast. I felt the need to get my message out in a different way and I have always loved listening to audio recordings of my mentors. I am mainly clairaudient by nature so for me the spoken and written word are ways I can deeply connect to others. So, I have decided to take the topics I’ve written about over the years and to share them here on this podcast. My views have changed and matured somewhat over the years and I’ve received validation on many things I suspected were false.
When I started on this journey it was at a point in my life where I felt completely lost and disconnected from spirit. I felt numb and depressed and couldn’t put my finger on why and I began to wonder what was wrong with me. Many of you listening might have felt like that at some point in your life as well.
I began writing my blog with the intention that if I was experiencing all of these feelings, someone else out there is probably experiencing them too. My blog became an open journal of my experience with spiritual awakening. One of the biggest pieces of that spiritual awakening was seeing repeating numbers. You might have heard them called angel numbers.
Not everyone who sees repeating number patterns like 11:11, 222, 333, and 444 is looking for Spirit. But many of you are. That’s why I’m here. If you are listening to this podcast, chances are you are seeking Spirit at a deeper level, even if you don’t see it that way right now.
A Spiritual Journey
One of the biggest things about my spiritual awakening journey is that I felt completely alone and disconnected, even with a supportive husband and child. I felt like there was no one I could talk to about what I was experiencing, particularly when it came to awakening psychic abilities and intuition. I thought I was going crazy at times. I also thought I had to fix everything all by myself. I thought there was no assistance, no help from others and no support from Spirit. If you are still listening right now you might feel the same.
This entire spiritual journey or the “dark night of the soul” as some refer to it, is just that, a journey. Some even refer to it as the “heros journey”. But a journey to what? A journey or path to becoming whole. A path of ripping apart what wasn’t real or wasn’t a part of you and putting yourself back together again. It is about breaking everything down, examining the pieces, and putting the pieces back together again, but this time without all the extra stuff that was never a part of who you are at soul level. It is a homecoming of sorts. Coming back home to who you really are.
That is why I started this podcast and why I started my blog. I want you to feel like you are no longer alone. I am here for those of you who understand how your spirit connects to your beliefs and how that plays into your life when you have pain and confusion. You already know or believe in the unseen Spirit world. You understand there is more to this Earth and life than what we see in the physical world. You may feel called to step into professional intuitive or healing work.
So, throughout this show I refer to Spirit and what I mean by Spirit is Universal energy or Godsource energy. If you don’t care for those words, please feel free to insert, replace, or change it with a term that does fit your beliefs. You may also hear my guests referring to different terms as well.
A Bit About What I Believe
One of the things I have found to be most helpful in my path is being open to expanding my beliefs beyond specific doctrines like Christianity. It is an ongoing process of growth and expansion and I am still researching, learning, and finding new pieces of information all the time. I am connecting the pieces, some of which are long forgotten and have their roots in pre-Christian spirituality. I don’t particularly identify with any one religion or movement at this time and for most of my life prior to starting this blog really considered myself an Athiest. I keep growing and learning and expanding my beliefs and will share some of that in upcoming episodes of this podcast. It really is a continuous journey and it never ends.
In upcoming episodes I will talk about different kinds of Divine guidance, life purpose, Spirit Guides, past lives, and ways to develop your intuition. I will talk about karma, negative energy patterns, and belief systems and give you some ways to think about those things in a different light. I will also talk about repeating number patterns like 11:11, 222, 333, 444 and others as I know this is a topic many of you have questions about.
So, during this introductory episode I thought I would give you a little background about myself, so you know where I am coming from. I always find that knowing a bit about the background of someone when I listen to a podcast or a teleseminar really helps me to connect with that person better.
So, some of you have been with me for quite a while now following my blog posts on IntuitiveJournal.com, my Facebook page, or have listened to me on an interview or webinar. For others, this is the first time you are really connecting with me, so just let me take a few minutes to introduce myself and share a little bit about my background.
For many years I struggled to define my life purpose. I tried many different careers and jobs along the way, just never being fully satisfied with what I was doing. Despite having what some would consider a good job as an office manager for a financial advisor, I just couldn’t help but think there was something else I was supposed to be bringing to the world, but I did not have a clear idea about what that was.
I got to the point where I was just numb and depressed, and felt like a robot going through the motions with both my career and my life in general.
I wondered where my passion and sprit had gone and if it was possible to find it back. I went through a period of soul searching and redefining who I was. It was really a dark night of the soul experience. You might be somewhere in the middle of that experience too.
It became apparent that something was going to have to change. It took a while to get my savings in order to make the leap, but I kept at it until the day I finally gave my notice and left my full-time job in 2011. It was one of the scariest and most exhilarating moments of my life.
The Real Inner Work
Unbeknownst to me, that was when the real inner work began. I now had the time available to pursue what I really wanted which was energy healing and intuitive work, but then found I needed to work on me and what I had to offer the world. There was no more hiding behind the curtain. It was time to step out and let the world know what I was made of.
What made everything change was the day I made the commitment to myself to live each day with passion, love, and inner spirit.
What started out as a personal healing journey ended up being the background for the healing work I am doing now. By working on my inner being, I found myself being drawn to Reiki, the Akashic Records, learning all I could about intuition and psychic abilities, and many other alternative healing areas.
What finally started making sense to me about my intuitive abilities was that what I thought were just natural traits, were not traits that others had developed to the same degree. I continued down the path of reading everything I could about developing my intuitive abilities and started taking a few professional psychic development courses.
Finally one day I knew I needed to speak about all I had learned and I started my website as a means of expressing all of my thoughts and feelings.
Fast forward a few years and I now have multiple certifications and trainings with some wonderful teachers regarding learning to use your psychic abilities at a professional level. I have picked up some great techniques and methods along the way for connecting and communicating with my Spirit Guides and also some great ways to recognize intuition when it is smacking you in the face.
Rediscovering My Passion
Through writing, I really rediscovered my passion, my spirit, and my love for life. I feel like I have come around full circle, but now the circle is infinite and expanding.
I now offer private intuitive readings and spiritual business mentoring, I find out who you were meant to be at soul level and what is keeping you from expressing that in this lifetime. I work with you to get clear on your next steps, heal from the past, and bring back the passion and spirit to your life.
So, that’s a little bit about me. I appreciate having you here listening in and look forward to sharing more about my journey in upcoming episodes. Many of the topics I will be talking about are questions submitted by readers of my blog. So, I would love new topic ideas for the show. If you would like me to talk about something you have questions about, you can send me a message via the contact form on my website with your ideas and suggestions.
You can also visit my blog at www.intuitivejournal.com where I offer a free report on repeating numbers and give you definitions of what some of the more common angel numbers mean.
This is Laura Jean Warnke from IntuitiveJournal.com and I look forward to talking with you again soon.
Bye for now!