First Impressions: Trust Your Spidey-Sense #1

Wherever you go, you rely on your spidey-sense to assess whether a person is trust-worthy, worth spending time with, worth investing your time in, is who they say they are and more.  In the first few seconds, your brain tries to “read” the person and get a feel if they are in one of three categories: safe, proceed with caution, or dangerous.  Depending on your impressions, you will have one of three reactions:

  • green light: all systems are a go and there is nothing to fear.  In fact, give this amazing person a hug and allow them in your circle of trust.
  • yellow light: the energy being given off is not quite right and you can’t quite put your finger on it.  At this point, there is a disconnect and more information is needed about this person.  After you spend some time at the yellow light phase, more than likely — the person remains parked here with some fluctuations between green and red light.
  • red light: danger. Turn away. Don’t look back. Smile and graciously find a way to exit the conversation.

At any given time, you are always meeting people.  Some days, you stay in your house and meet no one in the physical sense, but you may spend time on social media and cross paths with people.  Other days, you are interacting with people in different ways and levels.  Despite the environment, what is true for you as a person, for each person you meet, you pick up on certain impressions.

It is those first impressions you initially recieve about a person that will save you the time, money, and potential disasters.  As an intuitive, the “First Impressions: Trust Your Spidey-Sense” activities will allow you to strengthen your skill set and create a smoother journey so you can stop second guessing yourself and trusting yourself more.  As an entrepreneur, you are meeting so many new people, it’s important for you to go with your “spidey-sense” because the wrong choice can cost you hundreds, if not, thousands of dollars in revenue.

If you’re a skeptic due to whatever reasons based on your past experiences, no worries.  I invite you to try these activities in the privacy of your own space and see how it works out for you.  Usually the skepticism stems from going against your first impressions and having a situation blow up in your face.  You vow to listen to your gut from here on out, but then doubt creeps in and soon, you find yourself second-guessing your feelings/thoughts and you are further disconnected from your “spidey-sense”.

You might feel a little bold and want to take that chance to see what impressions you get from this activity.  If you’re not familiar with WHAT questions to ask yourself when you look at the picture below, here are some to get you started. Allow yourself to ask more questions once you are done with the list.

  1. What are your first impressions?
  2. What time period do you think this photo was taken?
  3. Who could the woman be in the picture?
  4. What was she known for and why?
  5. Where would you place her on your meter of trust: green light, yellow light, or red light?  Why?
  6. Would this be someone you would invite to have lunch with? Why or why not?
  7. What was her life like when she was younger?
  8. What might have been her most memorable moment in her life?
  9. What message does she want to share with you that might impact your life in a significant way?

Supplies needed for activity:

Before you really become immersed with the feelings and impressions from the picture below, it is suggested that you have a pen/pencil and paper close by so you can jot down anything that comes to you.  The writing allows you to stay in the moment and it keeps self-doubt at arms length. Also, some images might not be able to be described, but rather drawn.

Other people prefer to use their computer and type what they feel.  This is perfectly fine as well.

You do you.

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First Impressions: Trust Your Spidey Sense #1

Spidey-Sense Success Tips: 

If you’re trying to figure how to get started if you have never *really* used a picture to get impressions, it is suggested that you scan the entire picture.  Relax and take a deep breath.  Look at the nose, eyes, cheeks, forehead, clothes, and around the body.

Trust your eyes and “spidey-sense” the first time you pick up on something.  Be sure to write down key words and impressions.  Additionally, if something is hard to describe — draw it.

Once you have done this, close your eyes and step into what you feel about the woman in the picture.  Hold the image of her in your mind’s eye, take deep breaths, and allow the feelings/impressions to come forth.

At this time, you might or might not have messages, images, or impressions that make sense.  This is okay and perfectly normal.  What you’re gathering right now are pieces of the puzzle.  It isn’t until later that you will step back and piece everything together.

Deeper Impressions

If you’re getting strong impressions and you want to explore them further, then remain in your relaxed state.  You might see things clearer, or the woman might speak to you.  Certain areas of your body might zing, causing you to be more aware of what was going on with this person.  Your chakras might feel lighter or heavier, depending on the emotional state of the woman you see in the picture.

As you explore the impressions, be sure to ask more questions to get a more complete picture.  How is this person feeling?  What were her hopes and dreams?

Often times, when people do these kinds of activities, they report being able to see clear images, hear voices, taste specific things, smell certain smells, and feel certain feelings.  All this is perfectly normal.

Let’s get social

The best way to stretch your intuitive aka “spidey-sense” muscle is to use it on a regular basis.  It’s just like those bodybuilders you see in the gym.  We all have the potential to be bodybuilders if we spend enough time in the gym followed by a strict diet.  The same goes for your intuition.

It is my belief that people grow when they share their discoveries with each other.  One person might see something, another might hear something, and so on.  As a result, it allows you to go back to your notes and make sense of things that didn’t make sense the first time around.

As you do more intuitive impression exercises, you will build your intuitive muscle and you’ll be able to trust your gut more and more.

I do encourage you to share your impressions in the comments below.  Your comments allow others to grow!

Rather than blurt out in the comments who the person might be, please keep it to yourself or private message me on social media: Twitter, FB, or LI.  The reason for this is to allow those who are just getting started the space to strengthen their skill.

You don’t want to be THAT person who ruins it for everybody else.

The identity of this woman will be revealed next week.

Happy building your “spidey-sense”.

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