Tova Payne

Writer, Teacher + Intuitive Consultant

Write Your Fear A Love Letter

Fear can keep us hostage. If you’ve ever wanted to create something but stopped out of fear of failure–than you know what it’s like to allow fear to run the show.

Fear isn’t wrong. It’s not like you have to make a choice between fear and love … All you need to do is shine light on fear with a dose of love.

Don’t ignore it, or put it in a hiding place, neglecting an important part of your being. Welcome it, talk to it, and embrace it to your team of emotions.  In this act of embracing it–you’ll crack the language of your fears and discover what it wants you to know.

Imagine fear was a friend you could talk to. At first it’s the kind of friend you feel uneasy around. But if you give fear a chance, she’s actually not that bad.
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6 Ways to Awaken Your Intuition Today

“The Intuitive Mind is a Sacred Gift” ~A Einstein

Mark Divine tells the story—when he was in combat training as a Navy Seal he heard the words “move.” There was nobody around telling him that. The voice was in his head.

Luckily he moved, or he would have got shot by a mistakenly fired bullet from a comrade in training.

The voice of our intuition doesn’t always come down to life or death…..but in a deeper sense it does.

We may not be faced with physical bullets, but if we don’t listen to the voice of our 6th sense – we’ll end up down a path that can feel like death to our spirit.
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How to Let Go of Fear:

“Any choice made from fear is a violation of the energy of faith” –Caroline Myss

Feeling the brush of fear course through your body when you’re walking in a poorly lit sketchy neighbourhood is a gift of protection.

But most fears do not protect us. They stop us from living a joy-filled abundant life that lies beyond the shackles of our fears.
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The Upside to Your Negative Feelings

Feelings hold truth. You can’t fight someone on their feelings. You may not agree with their point of view but  feelings are not up for debate. Feelings are raw data.

If you’ve ever been told “You shouldn’t feel that way” (Which most of us are told at some point, often in our earliest stages of life) – it takes away from our ability to honour all our feelings.

Ultimately, it’s our feelings that help us navigate life with more harmony, wisdom, and ease.
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How to Know When to Quit

When to quit vs. When to stick with it:

Determination, perseverance and trust are pillars on any journey, especially the creative journey when you’re creating something from nothing. Whether you want to create a new app, become a doctor, or write a book—all these things take time, and often involve days when we’re not in the mood of doing what needs to be done. Quitting would kill the dream.

“Don’t quit – you’re just 3 feet from gold” is a famous saying from Napolean Hill. Les Brown tells the story of his persistence to get a radio gig. He’d walk in everyday to the studio asking for a job. Every day he was told there is no job. Eventually the owner took him on. Persistence is powerful.

But what about when quitting is the right thing to do? What about when quitting is the very thing that will bring you closer to your dream?
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An Unconventional Way to Insight in Your Life and Work

“A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience” 

~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

There I was running. Faster than I ever run. A part of me couldn’t believe I was running so fast. It felt good until I had to stop—up ahead I saw a barrier, and I needed to stop. I was feeling out of control, finding it difficult to decelerate my speed. The barrier’s getting closer, I barely have time to think about what will happen if I crash into that wall…

Then I wake up.

Dreams: we all have them, and we remember them some of the time. Dream life is a fun universe you get to enter every night, and sometimes you’ll remember the places you visit.

Dreams have been an area of intrigue for centuries, likely since the beginning of time. Philosophers, poets, writers and psychologists have written at great lengths about their meanings, virtues, significance, and insignificance.

But what if your dreams contained information and insight for you so that you can learn, grow, and make better choices?

What if your dreams could help you grow your business and creative projects?

According to Gayle Delaney, Ph.D. —they can.  And she’s not alone in her research. Her work is so powerful that even Stanford Business School has received her work into their business program.

That’s mind-blowing! A top notch business school being open to something that most people would blow off as flakey and irrelevant? Obviously the results are powerful, and they work.
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