Running into walls? Change your path.

Running into walls? Change your path.

We all know the feeling of trying to reach a goal and repeatedly, frustratingly running into one barrier after another.  I believe our intuition can be instrumental in helping us select more productive paths in life.

So why do we keep running into barriers?

  • We possess free will.
  • We have the right to pursue the wrong avenue to achieve what we think we need.
  • If it doesn’t fit with God’s plan, we hit a gauntlet of obstacles.
  • Hopefully, we change direction before being struck in the head by a virtual wooden plank (stressful setback).

God gifts us with insight

The truth that resounds in me says God collaborates with our soul before we are born to orchestrate our lives—determining what we need to learn and the life goals we should achieve.

The Great I Am expects us to pay attention to His prompts (and those of His emissaries), which require a willingness to receive intuition. When we follow our gut and change direction to meet a goal we are meant to reach, barriers break down and we realize success.

I keep relearning this lesson.

I’m stubborn. There was no way I’d write a memoir about the pivotal night at the Goldfield Hotel (GFH). No putting myself out there and destroying my own privacy so people could label me a whacko.


So I attempted to turn it into a novel. No matter how much I’d fictionalize my experiences or change names, I’d never proceeded past the first chapter. I’d rationalized that if I stayed the course, I’d eventually find the right style and get my creative mojo on.


Pleading the need for moral support, a friend persuaded me to accompany her to a memoir- writing class. Silently, I vowed not to write a word about the GFH.

But the real story of GFH glommed onto my heart. And, it wouldn’t ease off.

For the second to last class, I drafted a sanitized version of GFH, honest, yet portraying only the mellowest of the paranormal occurrences. My peers raptly listened and the teacher encouraged me to write a book about it.

After a month more of stewing, I vowed to accurately portray that night and its effects on me. The words gushed from my brain and into my typing fingers so rapidly, I could barely keep up.


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  1. Tony Gonzalez January 19, 2012 at 9:09 am

    I appreciate reading about the creative process and transforming life experience into a form that is shared. So, thanks Kathy. Also, I want to mention that in my twenties, I owned a home in California and a college buddy shared the place with me. He began learning to read tarot cards, which evolved into a study of witchcraft. Some interesting things began to happen in that house. Scared the crap outta me, I eventually sold it and moved to Studio City. As I’ve read some of this blog, I have to wonder why it “seems” easier for people to experience the dark side of the paranormal, and less so for the other? Just wondering out loud….

    • Kathleen January 19, 2012 at 6:08 pm

      Wow. Would’ve scared me to death as well. I have no experience with tarot cards. However, I once did a Ouija Board and that turned into a frightening episode for pre-teen me (perhaps a future blog entry). What I understand is that things like Ouija basically invite any kind of spirit in, so you can get some pretty bad things to come through (don’t know if tarot is similar). I also believe there are many people out there so eager to experience the paranormal, they unwittingly invite things in that are of the dark side. I have a blog entry that will post Feb. 1 that contains the best advice I’ve received from psychic/mediums on how to attract positive spirits. I’m still waiting for some permissions to use their names to come through, but I think you’ll find it helpful. I feel it is extremely important to be educated on how to interact with the paranormal, to protect yourself through God’s love and learn to recognize if something negative tries to come through. Would anyone else like to contribute to this conversation? I’m sure we have people out there who have a good understanding of your circumstance. Thanks so much for sharing!

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