The Sage Method: Developing Intuition With Isabeau Maxwell

Discover The Sage Method: Developing intuition with Isabeau (Beau) Maxwell in this week’s episode of the Breathe Love & Magic podcast.

The Key to Developing Intuition

the sage methodBeau won an award from the Coalition of Visionary Resources for her course, The Sage Method, and felt honored after 15 years of teaching this program. They look for visionaries – people who are changing the flow and creating books and courses that are life changing.

I asked Beau what she thinks the key is to developing your intuition. Personally it took me seven years to breakthrough, but I know people open up so quickly today.

Having interviewed a lot of people now for this podcast, I’ve noticed two paths that help others open to their intuition: 1) Reiki and 2) Yoga. I started channeling after taking Reiki 1, and the 21 day initiation period. However, there are many other paths.

Beau agrees with Reiki and yoga since these two practices quiet the mind and get you centered. Her approach has been scientifically oriented and she comes at this from an analytical base. (She has a math degree!)

Maxwell worked directly with her guide to open up. Everyone has intuition but clutter blocks their access. All the extra thinking gets in the way and with yoga and Reiki, you calm this brain activity. That helps you to hear messages.

Figure out who you were taught to be versus who you really are. What you want in your life versus what you tolerate and what can you shift that is weighing you down. Shifting and eliminating this clutter allows you to open up.

Look for training that has an outline, so you can see if it fits with how you roll. Beau is very down to earth, practical, and analytical.

Intuition, Spirit Guides & Mediumship

how to use your intuitionWhat is the difference between intuition, spiritual guides and mediumship? Beau says intuition is an umbrella and everything else falls underneath it. Psychic work and mediumship are different from each other though.

Psychics are able to access information intuitively about people, places, locations, the environment, and objects. But a medium focuses on communicating with loved ones on the other side.

Spirit guide communication has a hint of mediumship and falls in between these two using both sets of skills.

Intuitive information often comes utilizing the five senses. Psychic work comes from source, mediumship comes from a loved one, and guide communication comes from your guides.

The Clearing Process

Beyond clearing the clutter, what else can help the “Cracking Open” process. Her favorite tool is GCP – Ground, Clear, Protect. Grounding covers the physical body, clearing covers the programming body, and protecting covers the spiritual body. You are aligning the different bodies and caring for them all.

Many aren’t taught how to take care of their energy and GPC does this with really cool side effects. Ground into Mother Earth. Clear out all the energy you don’t need to carry and all related emotions – yours or other people’s.

Next, imagine water pouring all the way through you to clear you out. Then put a protective bubble around you that is programmed to allow in what is for your highest good and keep out what isn’t.

“This simple, five-second act is an absolute game changer,” says Isabeau Maxwell. It will start to shift everything and is explained in The Sage Method program.

Do You Need Protection?

The idea of protection keeps coming up. If you don’t feel safe, then you want to do this. GCP protects you more from living people than the spirit world because we pick up their emotions and energy. It works more like a filter.

GCP helps you stay in a balanced state, which actually allows you to be more helpful to people since you filter out emotions and thoughts that aren’t yours.

What happens as a result of not putting up that protection? Everybody else’s energy, thoughts, and emotions get in the way of you manifesting what you want. There’s a lot of static clogging the channel.

Once cleared, your energy and manifesting will magnify to attract what you want faster!

Cracking Open – Beau’s Book

Isabeau MaxwellI asked Beau to tell me about her book, Cracking Open: Adventures of a Reluctant Medium. This is her memoir of her opening up intuitively – all of it – the good, the bad and the ugly.

At 32, she had no intention of opening to mediumship. She was scientifically oriented and not at all interested. Then her grandmother passed away.

A couple hours after she passed, her grandmother appeared in her living room! Right in front of her, 70% solid. She winked, smiled, and disappeared. Isabeau told her not to do that again!

After that earth-shaking experience, she decided to look into it more and was helped by her spirit guide. This lead to other spirits showing up as well and her mediumship journey began.

Beau started doing readings. Her guide taught her how to declutter her mind and then told her to bring this to the public, so they can learn too with the Sage Method.

Seeing People Who Have Passed

I shared an experience of seeing my aunt sitting on the headstone of the grave next to hers as she was being buried. She looked only 35 and dressed like the 1940s.

After, when we went back to my cousin’s house, there was a photo of my aunt exactly like how I had seen her! I was so surprised – it was unbelievable!

What difference has she noticed about seeing spirits? For instance, my father looked like a disturbance in the energy field, but I could see my mother fairly clearly.

Beau says how spirits show up and the messages they provide has to do with the receiver. That’s what you needed to see and hear.

Additionally, it matters how attuned you are in the moment. Your emotional state comes into play. Also, spirits differ in the way they want to communicate, whether it’s in dreams, when you play music, or through a medium, etc.

Your spiritual team members tend to show up a lot more than those who are not on your team. They visit when they can bring us something we need, which is a nice reminder that we are not alone. The Sage Method addresses all of this.

The Sage Circle Community

Isabeau MaxwellMy last question was about the community she created. When Beau started out, she felt isolated and alone in her intuitive development. That’s why the Sage Circle is very close to her heart.

She knew no one who could relate to her situation, help her, or answer questions. The only person who came to mind was a man who taught Tai Chi, so she went to him and he took her under his wing. He was such a kind man with a heart of gold.

This is why she vowed to build a community and this is how The Sage Circle was born. The community includes new and full moon gatherings, Q&A monthly sessions, a library, and a social component. Learn more and sign up at

BIO – Isabeau Maxwell

How to Develop Your IntuitionIsabeau Maxwell is one of the leading spiritual coaches in intuitive development today. Isabeau (“Beau”) brings deep channeled knowledge and personal understanding to the field of spirituality. She has helped people connect to their authentic, natural intuitive abilities for over 15 years.

Isabeau is the founder of the award winning intuitive development course, The SAGE Method, the author of the best-selling book Cracking Open: Adventures of a Reluctant Medium, and the creator of the popular online community, The SAGE Circle.

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