Intuition
Shakti Gawain

  

The best way I have found to follow my true desires is to pay attention to my intuitive sense.  We all have great wisdom within us, a part of us that knows exactly what we need at every moment.  We are born with this intuitive sense, but most of us are quickly taught to distrust and ignore it.  We have to relearn something that should come naturally.  Fortunately, it's not too difficult; it just takes some practice.

Following your intuition is not some lofty mystical experience.  In fact, it is simple and practical -- it is learning to trust your gut feelings.  It's important to practice with the seemingly small things in life.

A friend recently described this experience to me:  She was working on a writing project in her home office when she realized she was feeling quite depressed.  A friend called, and when she mentioned how she was feeling, he asked her "What would lift your spirits?"  She instantly felt, "I'd love to get my dog and take a walk in this gorgeous weather."

Immediately she felt guilty, knowing how much work she had to do.

She forced herself to work two more hours, but got little accomplished.  Finally she took the walk, felt much better, and was inspired to complete the project in time.

This is a simple and beautiful example of how, when we can trust and follow our intuitive feelings about what we need moment by moment, things have a way of working out smoothly.  When we don't, we often end up feeling blocked, frustrated, or depressed.
   

Creating True Prosperity.   Shakti Gawain
An interesting look at the concept of prosperity in our lives, and what the term truly means to each of us.  Shakti's perspective is that prosperity is available to all of us, as long as we're willing to shift our perspectives and change our ideas about what prosperity means.  Money, power, inner strength--she examines the different aspects of our inner and outer wealth.

  
   

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant.
We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.

Albert Einstein

  


 
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