Wendy Paige Sterling

At what point in your life have you learned to trust your intuition?

In this episode, allow me to share with you my personal story of how my Bernedoodle dog, Max, has been a tangible example of how my intuition and the universe have conspired with me to reach my highest and best.

Getting my dog has provided me with the trust in my intuition and the awareness of co-creating with the universe, which is also what I eventually harnessed in leveraging my business – all while taking a pause in between.

Let my story inspire you to pay attention to signs – that’s the universe conspiring with you. When we tap into our intuition and allow it to guide us,
what’s meant to be comes to fruition.

Don’t let your ego distract you. I encourage you to take a pause and listen to your “I can” voice. It’s that calm, reassuring nudge that guides you to success!

Tune in to this episode of The Power In The Pause: The Power of the Universe and Our Intuition.


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 When you are in co creation with the universe, the universe is going to conspire with you in your highest and best.

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Hello, everybody. And welcome to another episode of the power in the pause podcast. How are you guys doing today? I wanted to speak today to you guys about a personal story and part of this has to do with how it is that I actually came to adopt and have my amazing mini barn a doodle dog Max and it is something that Really taught me the power of the universe and how, when we pay attention, like we really pay attention to the signs, when we allow the signs to speak to us, how incredible life becomes and how we hear.

Thank you. Really see the power in how the universe is conspiring with us for us and in our highest and best. And so before I dive in, just as a reminder, I would love for you guys to subscribe to this podcast. I would also love it if you would please leave a five star review so that I can reach more people with this podcast.

So more people can see it. It helps every single one of you. Can help to do that, but I, I want to talk about this today because what this moment in getting my dog really provided me with was the trust in my intuition, the trust in the universe, the trust in the, co creation with the universe for me to also be able to scale my business by leveraging the power of the universe.

And so the lesson that I’m going to talk to you guys about has to do with when I got my dog. So I had always wanted to get a dog. And when I was married, it was something that we talked about getting when our kids were older. And when I. I went through my very unexpected and not desired divorce at the time.

It was one of those moments where I didn’t need to ask somebody permission to get a dog. And my boys and I were both just in a mental place where I knew that this was the time, right? Like the first moment my intuition started speaking to me had to do with. Getting a dog that I had heard, you know, I’d never had a dog, you guys, like my whole life, like 41 years, I had never had a dog.

I had goldfish. That was it. And I got him at the forum carnival. I never, not once had an animal growing up. And so this was a really big deal for me to not only get a dog, but to like, really Go in that momentum. And I had started kind of the process of figuring out, okay, what dog? Because I am very, very allergic to fur and I’m allergic to cats.

I’m allergic to dogs that shed. And so I knew that I needed and had to get some sort of a doodle. And when my Now, ex husband and I were in our separation, we actually had talked about getting this one particular kind of dog, a cabapoo, that that was going to be like our family dog and we’re reconciling and this whole big thing.

And then, of course, when I ultimately decided to file for divorce and that my marriage was over, I wanted to be by myself. I knew that I wanted a dog and I so badly wanted this Cavapoo, but I knew that it would be a reminder at the time of me not having my family in the form that I saw the dog being with us.

And so instead I decided to To start looking at other doodles, and I remember I was actually, I was at my sister’s house, and she had a friend who had a mini Bernadoodle. And I was like, what the hell is a Bernadoodle? And come to find out that it is a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Poodle that are mixed. And I, you guys, like, I love Bernie’s Mountain Dogs.

Like, I love them. I have always loved them. Them and Golden Retrievers, my two favorite dogs that I am super allergic to. And all of a sudden, out of nowhere, somebody is telling me that there is this dog called a Bernadudo. And so I asked for the, the breeder that my sister’s friend got their dog through.

And so I went online and you know, it tells you, Oh, it’s going to be six months and all this. And I’m like, okay, six months. I can wrap my mind around six months. Like I can get in the mindset of getting a puppy. Meanwhile, getting a puppy. Okay. Filing for divorce, leaving my corporate job, becoming an entrepreneur, being a single mom to two boys, navigating the world of being single.

Plus eventually dating. It was like, holy shit, I’m adding a dog on top of this. But it just, in that moment, I knew that this was my dog. I knew that this Like this dog had come into my knowledge base for a reason. And so I went online and you know, you put in a deposit of a couple hundred bucks. And so I put the deposit down thinking it’s going to be six months.

Like I’m good. Like, Oh my God. Then I’m like telling my kids and they’re super excited. I’m super excited. I’ve wanted a dog my whole life. I kid you not, two weeks later, two weeks later, you guys, I get a phone call telling me that it was my turn, that I had, it was my turn, I’m up and there’s a new litter and I have first pick of the litter of which dog I want and I’m going, wait, what do you mean I’m up?

I just put my deposit in two weeks ago. And she’s like, I know. And isn’t that so great? And I’m thinking. No, I’m supposed to have like six months. And so she’s like, well, do you want a dog? And I sat in from this litter and I said, I said, okay, like, yes, I want a dog. And okay. Like I felt this, like nudging me to say yes.

And she goes, okay, well, the litter is like, I named my litters after Disney movies. And she said, so this particular litter happens to be the little mermaid litter. Cause my, I have three daughters and this was what they picked. Like this litter would be named after Disney. You know, The Little Mermaid. And I said, Oh my God.

Like it was one of those next nudges where I’m like, Holy crap. Okay. The Little Mermaid is my absolute favorite Disney animated movie. It is like, I love that film. So I’m like, Oh my God, my dog is in this litter. Like this is meant to be right. Like, Holy crap. Okay. Yes. This is supposed to be my dog. And so she’s like, okay, I’m going to send you a link and you need to tell me which dog you want.

And so I’m thinking to myself at this point, my boys were in school and I’m like, I can’t pick a dog without my kids input. And she’s like, it’s first come first serve. And the dog’s gone by the time I hear back from you, like, if you’re not going to give me the dog, I’m going to the next person. And I’m thinking, Oh my God, it’s like sales pressure.

And so I’m like, no, I need to talk to my boys. It’ll be meant to be. And so I’m looking through the pictures. And there were two dogs that spoke to me. The first dog’s name was Triton, and he had the biggest paws I’ve ever seen in my life. But he had this cute little face. It was so yummy. And then there was the dog Max.

And Max is the name of Prince Eric’s dog in the movie. And Max was just this cute little, definitely had to have been the runt of the litter, just this cute little sweet face. But I, I could see into his soul, like through his eyes, I could see into his soul. And I knew I was like, Oh my God, this is the dog.

And so I had to wait until my kids. Got off of school and came home so I could show them the pictures and they both instantly wanted Max. And so I, I prayed and I was like, please, if this is meant to be my dog, it’s going to be my dog. And so I called the breeder back and lo and behold, Max was still available and Max was mine.

Before we continue with today’s episode, let’s take a moment to reflect on what we’ve discussed so far. We’ve explored the transformative potential of life’s pauses and the importance of embracing them to unlock your true potential. Remember these moments of reflection and growth. Our stepping stones towards creating that intuitively designed life that you desire.

So in this moment, let’s take an opportunity to pause, breathe, and consider how you can apply what you’ve learned so far to your own journey. Now let’s dive back into our conversation where I will continue to explore the power within life’s pauses and how they can guide you towards a life filled with purpose and authenticity.

And I love this story because it taps into like, when you are in co creation with the universe, the universe is going to conspire with you in your highest and best. And when we get stuck in our minds, right, when we try to analyze Rationally, right, when we try to be logical, that’s when we get into the fears and the doubts and the panic and the anxiety and all of this.

But when we tap into our intuition, when we allow ourselves to be guided by the universe. And we co create what ends up happening is that what is meant to be comes to fruition for you. And I know that so many times, like, we want things when we want them, but ultimately, our intuition and the universe don’t play in the same time space that the rest of us do, right?

That humans do. And so. What I hope that this story inspires you to think about is how it is that there are signs all around you and you may not be paying attention to them. They are conspiring with you. Your guidance is there. It is in front of you. It may not be coming exactly quote unquote, when you want it to.

But it’s there for a reason, right? Like I could have sat here when the women called and been like, hell no. I had six months in my head, right? But the universe is like, actually you’re supposed to get a dog now. You guys get to have that emotional support in the house. And I have to tell you, like, I don’t know what I would do without Max.

I don’t know where me and my boys would be without having Max in this house. And I know that the universe knew better than my ego who wanted to wait six months. It was that intuitive. I can voice that said, I, I can do this. It’s going to be okay. And with like the voice that said, this is your dog was so clear, the clarity and the conviction that came with this and the fact that like I could see his soul in his eyes.

I knew that this dog was coming into my life for a reason. And tapping back into that sensation, that knowing that, that confident whisper is something that I always ladder back to when I’m trying to make decisions about my business or even my life, but more importantly, my business. And really leaning in and trusting the universe because every time that I have leaned in and I have trusted the most magical things have happened.

It started with getting Max as my dog, right? Well, it even started before that when I got the signs that my marriage was over, right? It started with Max. It started then, the next step, with what my business was Going to be because it was something totally different, but I was getting signs that it was supposed to be something else.

And then signs around what it was that I was supposed to create, what it was that I was supposed to, how I was supposed to show up, what I was supposed to be creating for other people like me, then more signs to close down my seven figure business. And it was time for me to start my second seven figure business.

And how, in a matter of less than two months, I recreated a six figure business from the ashes of burning down my seven figure business. Every single time my intuition has led, and every single time that I haven’t let my intuition speak to me, I have stayed stuck, I have stayed stagnant, I have wondered why abundance has not come my way.

And so I hope that this episode is inspiring you guys to really Think about and, first of all, to think about the, the possibility that the universe is conspiring with you, for you, in your highest and best, and I encourage you to create moments of pause in your life, or when you think there is a sign, I encourage you to pause and to ask the universe, am I supposed to, like, is this the sign?

It’ll say yes. Or it’ll, your ego will tell you over here, come over here. It’ll try to distract you, but to really pay attention to what your body is telling you in these moments, because you’ll feel the calm and the quiet and the reassurance when it is your intuitive, I can, versus when it’s your ego.

When it is your ego. It feels anxiety ridden. So I hope you enjoyed my personal story in today’s episode. It was one that really just, I was having another conversation and it just sparked it. And I was like, you know what? I want to share this story with you guys because I don’t know that you know this story about my dog Max and he is the greatest addition to this family.

And I am so grateful that I listened because he has just been a blessing in every which way. And if you want to check What max looks like he has made some cameos in my social media so you can check out my instagram My handle is wendy page sterling And I thank you guys for tuning in to today’s episode sending you so much love and light always Bye everybody.

Thank you so much for being a part of our journey. Your quest to embrace life’s transformative pauses and unlock your true potential is a powerful one. My podcast here is to support you on this journey and guide you towards creating an intuitively designed life. Stay connected for upcoming episodes where I will continue to explore self discovery and empowerment.

And if you found today’s episode valuable, please leave a review and share this podcast with other people. Remember your life. These pauses hold incredible potential. Embrace them, prioritize your wellbeing, and believe in your transformation that awaits you. Until next time, keep discovering the power within you, and let’s create your intuitively designed life together.

I’m Wendy Page Sterling, and I look forward to our next empowering conversation.

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