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Unconscious Consciousness

I’ve been thinking a lot about intuition lately. Especially since I’ve started down the Intuitive Eating path to wellness. Paying more attention to what my body tells me it wants to eat, and when, has been more challenging than I thought. It really does take some practice. It’s hard to trust, even myself.

In our journey to learn more about who we are, it helps to discover how to dig a little deeper into the unconscious observations we make. Without even realizing it, we instinctively take in information from many sources.

Our brains piece things together in ways we don’t always realize, to give us a clearer understanding of situations, without having to consciously process the information. Learning ways to tap into this inner wisdom, or intuition, can help us make better decisions, warn us about impending dangers, increase confidence, and strengthen our connections to each other.

In our Own Your Power class, we talk about learning to communicate with our inner critic and inner wisdom. We really do have all the right answers for ourselves, whether we’re conscious of it or not. I’m beginning to think that intuition is really just learning to tap into this information. It takes a little different kind of listening skills to access this knowledge.

To do this, I’ve been trying to pay more attention, to notice what pops into my head without over analyzing it. I’d like to tell you I’ve been taking more time for solitude and meditation, but that would be a lie. I know that’s when the answers really pop up, but I keep making excuses for why that isn’t happening.

Exploring these skills has taught me:

  • Everyone is intuitive. We just need to learn to listen.

  • Our inner wisdom talks to us, just like our inner critic does, only quieter.

  • Intuition isn’t necessarily mystical. Our brain naturally works to pull in information from lots of sources all the time, giving us answers from our experience and knowledge.

  • There are different kinds of intuition. Intuition can be driven by different things, such as emotional intuition, driven by the heart.

  • Those of us who are empathic, whose intuition comes from the heart, must learn how to filter the feelings we absorb and strengthen our boundaries.

  • Sometimes I don’t like what my intuition tells me, so I don’t accept it and try to force things in a different direction, even though it’s more stressful and rarely works. (Dang my stubborn streak!)

  • When I can be more flexible about how I want a situation to work out, listening to my inner wisdom and knowing what to do is effortless.

I’m excited that we have classes coming up to help us develop these skills.

On Sunday, September 22, we are so fortunate to have internationally known spiritual teacher, Cynthia Killian, at the Finishing School for our Empowering Empaths class. With all the heartbreaking loss and natural devastation we’ve been experiencing lately, I can’t wait for Cynthia to help us discover how to recharge and increase our positive strengths.

My sister, Jennifer Jean, is coming to town in October to do the Everyday Intuition class with me on Saturday, October 19. She’s also doing a limited number of private readings. If you’re interested in booking an appointment, contact me.

We did this class together a couple of years ago and had so much fun, Jennifer wants to come back and do it again. I was amazed at how intuitive we all were last time; I can’t wait to see what happens. We’ll help you discover more about your intuition and how to better listen to yourself.

See you in class!

Headmistress Jill


The Finishing School for Modern Women, located in Wichita, Kansas, offers classes to help women find their authentic selves; not because we need finishing, but because we’re never finished. We bring together women of all ages, to learn from experts and each other, how to claim our power in business, finance, communication, and life. To learn more about our live classes visit or for our online classes and free social membership.

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