Add to List. Links outside Open Library No links yet. Alternative names Carol Louisa Gawain. Length: pages 1 hour. Description Intuition is a birthright, but many have lost touch with it. If embraced and followed, intuition can be an accurate force that permeates all facets of life.
Shakti teaches readers how to tap into their inner knowledge and use it to enhance their lives and attain their goals. Chapters explore the role of intuition in health, creativity, work, and prosperity.
Exercises based on Shakti's workshops and seminars help readers listen to their inner guide but also evaluate the worthiness of such knowledge in the context of the real world. Stories from her clients and her own life illustrate the practical advice she gives. Related Authors. If you are interested in getting more in touch with your intuition, read on. Start your free trial. Page 1 of 1. Take a little time to appreciate each one. Now imagine returning home to a simple but comfortable and lovely environment, whatever would most suit you.
Imagine having loving family, friends, and community around you. Visualize yourself doing work that you love, and express- ing yourself creatively in ways that feel just right for you.
You are being amply rewarded for your efforts, in internal satisfac- tion, appreciation from others, and financial return. Imagine yourself feeling fulfilled and thoroughly enjoying your life. Step back, and see if you can imagine a world full of people liv- ing simply yet abundantly, in harmony with one another and the Earth.
This is an abundant universe and there is plenty for all of us. Abundance is my true state of being. I am now ready to accept it fully and joyously.
God is the unfailing, unlimited source of all my supply. I deserve to be prosperous and happy. I am now prosperous and happy! The more I prosper, the more I have to share with everyone else. The world is now becoming an abundant place for everyone. Financial success is coming to me easily and effortlessly. I am now enjoying financial prosperity!
I am rich in consciousness and manifestation. I now have plenty of money for my own personal needs and the needs of my family. I feel deeply satisfied with my financial situation. I feel rich, well, and happy. This usual- ly stems from some basic feelings of unworthiness which we took on at a very early age.
Your self-image is the way you see yourself, how you feel about yourself. It is often complex and multifaceted. Just begin to notice what kinds of ideas or images you hold in mind about yourself at different times. It is often astounding to me to discover how many perfectly beautiful, attractive people frequently think of themselves as ugly, unworthy, undeserving. Affirmations and creative visualization are a wonderful way of creating a more positive and loving self-image. Once you get in touch with the ways in which you are not loving yourself, begin to take every opportunity to make positive, appreciative, loving statements to yourself.
Hal Stone and Dr. Sidra Stone, listed in the Recommended Resources section of this book. You will find this immediately helps you to be more loving toward others, as well. Think of specific qualities that you do appreciate about yourself. In the same way that you can love a good friend while clearly seeing his or her faults and shortcomings, you can love yourself for all that you truly are, while still being aware that there are ways you need to grow and develop.
It feels very good to do this for yourself, and it can really work wonders in your life. Begin to tell yourself: I am lovable. I am kind and loving, and I have a great deal to share with others. I am talented, intelligent, and creative. I am growing more and more attractive every day. I deserve the very best in life. I have a lot to offer and everyone recognizes it. I love the world and the world loves me.
I am willing to be happy and successful. Or use whatever words seem appropriate and helpful to you. It is often very effective to do this type of affirmation in the second person, using your own name. I like you very much. John, you are so warm and loving. People really appreciate that about you.
This way of talking directly to yourself is especially effec- tive because much of our negative self-image comes from being convinced in various ways at an early age by other peo- ple that we are bad, stupid, or inadequate in some way.
Try to picture yourself as clearly as you can, and think of giving love to yourself, the same way you would to anyone else you care for. You might think of it as the parent in you giving love and appreciation to the child in you. Tell yourself: I love you. You are a very beautiful person. I appreciate your sensitivity and honesty. Creative visualization is a great way to work on any phys- ical problems you may feel you have.
For example, if you feel you are overweight, you could use two approaches simulta- neously: 1. Through affirmations and loving energy, start learn- ing to love and appreciate yourself more as you already are.
These techniques can be extremely effective in mak- ing real changes. Remember, you are a new person at every new moment. Every day is a new day, and each one is an opportunity to real- ize the wonderful, loving, and lovable person you truly are.
In addition to improving your self-image, it is valuable to repeat affirmations about opening up to and accepting the goodness of the universe. For example: I am open to receiving the blessings of this abundant uni- verse.
I accept my good, which is flowing to me here and now. I deserve the best and the best is coming to me now. The more I receive, the more I have to give. Now picture a few more people com- ing up and agreeing that you are a very wonderful person. If this embarrasses you, stick with it.
Imagine more and more people arriving and gazing at you with tremendous love and respect in their eyes. Picture yourself in a parade or on a stage, with throngs of cheering, applauding people, all loving and appreciating you. Hear their applause ringing in your ears. Stand up and take a bow, and thank them for their support and appreciation.
Here are some affirmations for self-appreciation: I love and accept myself completely as I am. I am highly pleasing to myself in the presence of other people. I express myself freely, fully, and easily. I am a powerful, loving, and creative being. The nature of life is constant change, constant flux. When we understand this, we tune into its rhythm and we are able to give and receive freely, knowing that we never really lose anything, but constantly gain.
Once we begin to learn to accept the goodness of the universe, we naturally want to share it as well, realizing that as we give out of our energy, we make space for more to flow into us. Energy takes many forms, such as love, affection, ap- preciation and recognition, material possessions, money, and friendship. The principles apply equally to all these forms. They feel that life in general and other people in particular are not giving them what they need.
It is as if they have a stranglehold on life, trying desperately to wring out the love and satisfaction they crave, yet actually choking off the supply. And many of us have a little of this tendency. When we find that place within ourselves that is giving, we begin to reverse the flow.
It can only come from a full, loving place. We each have an infinite supply of love and happiness within us. We have been accustomed to thinking that we have to get something from outside of us in order to be happy, but in truth it works the other way: We must learn to contact our inner source of happiness and satisfaction and flow it out- ward to share with others — not because it is virtuous to do so, but because it feels really good!
As we outflow our loving energy, we make room for more to flow into us. We soon discover that this process feels so good in itself we just want to do it more and more. And the more you share of yourself from this space, the more you seem to get from the world, because of the outflow-inflow principle.
Nature abhors a vacuum, so as you outflow you create space into which something must flow. Giving becomes its own reward. When we fully understand and live this principle, we have manifested our innately loving nature.
When it comes to outflowing, practice makes perfect. You must consciously practice it in order to get the experience of how good it feels. Here are some exercises in outflowing you can try if you need some expansion in this area: 1. Make a point to express more appreciation to others in as many ways as you can think of. Outflow can take the form of words, touching, a gift, a phone call or letter, money, or any sharing of your talents that makes another person feel good.
Practice speaking more words of thanks, appreciation, and admiration to people when you feel like it. Even a small action of this sort is a visible demonstra- tion to yourself that you have faith in the abundance that you have been affirming.
Actions speak as loud as words in this case. Tithe your income. Tithing is the practice of giving a percentage of your income to a church, spiritual organization, or any group or person that you feel is making a worthwhile contribution in the world. It is a way of supporting that ener- gy, and at the same time acknowledging that all you receive comes from the universe or God and therefore you give a token back to the universal source.
Even tithing just one percent of your income will give you a continuous experience of outflowing. Be creative. Think of other ways to outflow your energy into the universe for the good of yourself and others.
Healing C reative visualization is one of the most important tools we have for creating and maintaining good health. One of the basic principles of holistic health is that we cannot separate our physical health from our emotional, mental, and spiritual states of being. So when we have a physical disorder, it is inevitably a message for us to look deeply into our emo- tional and intuitive feelings, our thoughts and attitudes, to see what we can do to restore natural harmony and balance to our beings.
There is constant communication between mind and body. So the whole process is closely tied in with our deepest concepts and ideas about ourselves, life, and the nature of disease and health.
Creative visualization refers to the way in which we com- municate from our minds to our bodies. It is the process of forming images and thoughts in our minds, consciously or unconsciously, and then transmitting them to our bodies as signals or commands.
Healing Ourselves People get sick because they believe on an inner level that illness is an appropriate or inevitable response to some situa- tion or circumstance, because it in some way seems to solve a problem for them, or gets them something that they need, or because it is a solution to some unresolved and unbearable inner conflict.
I do not mean to imply by these examples that I believe all illness is a simple problem with a pat explanation. As with all our problems, there are often many complex factors. I do intend to illustrate the fact that illness is a result of emo- tional, mental, and spiritual factors as well as physical ones, and that illness may be an attempt to find a solution to a problem we are having inside ourselves or in our lives.
If we are willing to recognize and look deeply into our feelings and beliefs, we can often find healing on all levels. Rather than thinking of illness as an inevitable disaster or unavoidable misfortune, we think of it as a powerful and useful message.
If we are suf- fering physically in some way, it is a message that there is something to be looked at within our consciousness, some- thing to be recognized, acknowledged, and healed. Often the message of illness is to be quieter and spend some time just being in contact with our inner selves. The fundamental healing always comes from within, even though we may also require external treatment. When we allow ourselves quietness and inner contact regularly, we may no longer need to get sick in order for our inner selves to get our attention.
Get as quiet as you can, listen for your inner voice, and ask what the message is, or what it is that you need to understand in this situation. You may be able to accomplish this alone, or in some cases you may need a counselor, therapist, friend, or healer to assist and support you.
Your sickness is not an indication that you are an uncon- scious person. Instead, think of it as an important part of your evolutionary journey, a gift that can help you learn and grow. Creative visualization can be an effective tool for healing because it goes straight to one source of the problem — your own mental concepts and images. Begin to picture yourself and affirm to yourself that you are in good health; see your problem as completely healed and cured.
There are many dif- ferent approaches that can be taken on many different levels; you need to find the particular type of affirmations and images that work best for you. If you have no health problems, so much the better; simply affirm and visualize that you will always remain healthy and vital; that way you may never have to worry about healing yourself.
For example, a woman who came to one of my workshops had been in a seri- ous automobile accident, was in a coma for a period of time, and was told by her doctors that she would require years of recuperation before she could hope to function normally, if ever. Using creative visualization along with physical therapy, she fully recovered and returned to work within three months.
A man wrote to me with this story: He had been diag- nosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The shock of this diagnosis caused him to look deeply at his life and recognize where he was feeling stuck and frustrated. He used the tech- niques from this book along with his regular medical care to help him resolve some of his life issues. The tumor even- tually disappeared and several years later had not returned. Many people have told me that after they were diag- nosed with terminal cancer, they began using creative visual- ization techniques.
Years later, they are alive and healthy. My own mother dissolved her gallstones without surgery, using visualization. Of course, these healings could have been due to many factors. However, the number of stories and my own experi- ence leads me to believe that visualization can be an effec- tive tool. In some cases, creative visualization may be a complete- ly effective therapy in itself.
In other cases, it is necessary to use other forms of treatment as well. As long as you have an inner confidence in some form of therapy, then by all means use it! It is likely to work if you desire and believe it will.
Do not postpone appropriate medical treatment when it is called for! But whatever type of treatment is used, from con- ventional medicine or surgery, to more holistic therapies such as acupuncture, yoga, massage, diet, and so on, creative visualization is always a helpful supplement, one that you can use in conjunction with the treatment of your choice.
Conscious use of creative visualization can speed and smooth the normal healing process amazingly. In this case, we may need to use visualization and affirmation to help us accept our limitations, and live the happiest or most rewarding lives possible. Most people at this time make this transition through the vehicle of an illness.
If attempts to heal seem ineffective, there may come a time to focus on visualizing a peaceful, satisfying completion of life and embracing of death.
Healing Others The same principles that work in healing ourselves also work in healing others. This is so because of the oneness nature of the universal mind. Since that part is also our link with divine omnipotence and omni- science, we all have incredible healing power that we can tap into at will.
It is an amazing thing, but simply changing your own concepts about another person and consciously holding and projecting an image of health and well-being can instantly cure someone in many cases, and speed and smooth their healing in many other cases. I was brought up with a very scientific and rational back- ground and education, and the ability to heal other people at a distance has been one of the hardest things for me to understand and accept.
Yet I have seen it and experienced it too often to doubt it any longer. And there are interesting scientific studies that confirm the healing power of prayer and visualization. At the same time, I picture the person as he or she truly is. In Part Three, I describe the healing methods that I have found work best for me. I encourage you to try them, and to discover your own. See the Recommended Resources section of this book. Sit comfortably with your back straight, either in a chair or cross-legged on the floor.
Close your eyes, breathe slowly and deeply, counting down from ten to one until you feel deeply relaxed. Imagine that there is a long cord attached to the base of your spine, extending down through the floor and way down into the earth. When you feel complete with the process for now, begin to notice your breath again. Become aware of how your body feels. Notice your surroundings. If you wish you can write down whatever you experienced or what message you received. Otherwise, contemplate your experience a bit.
Practice following any intuitive impulses you have and notice how they work out. If you feel really blocked for a long period of time, you probably need to do some emotional healing work. Find a good therapist or support group and begin learning to experience and express your emotions. Exercise: Take a deep breath, exhaling slowly. Do you feel like you are more or less following the flow of your energy?
Or do you feel stressed, conflicted, or out of sorts? Take another deep breath, exhale slowly. Let your awareness move into a deep place inside. Is there anything you need to pay attention to that would help you feel more connected to yourself? Any gut feeling you need to be aware of?
Enjoy a moment of rest before you carry on. Fear of acting on our gut; Conflicting feelings or voices on the matter; Feeling of moving into the unknown Challenge: to infer that our intuition is telling us NOT to do something.
We may try to make ourselves do it but it may not work. Start by taking small steps — what movie to see, what restaurant to go to, whom to call, what to do that night When faced with simple choice or decision, briefly quiet your mind and go inside. Get in the habit of checking your intuition and developing trust in yourself. Do this in the spirit of adventure!
What blocks intuition? Fear or self doubt If we pay attention to what enlivens us, it sometimes comes from expressing a different part of ourselves than we are used to expressing. Chapter 7: Distinguishing Intuition from Other Voices How do I distinguish my intuition from all the other thoughts and feelings going on inside me?
We each have many different selves. Each one has its own distinct energy and voice. Through the voice dialogue process, we can learn to dialogue with these inner voices and learn why they are there, how they feel, and what they have to offer us.
This can bring us awareness about what is really going on inside of us. How do we become conscious of the many selves within us and keep them balanced in our lives? Begin to recognize and become aware of our primary selves. What qualities are you most identified with? Can you identify the personalities that make most of your decisions and run your life? You may find yourself automatically doing this without making a conscious decision.
Our lives work better as we integrate the energy of previously disowned selves. As you begin to become aware of the different energies operating within you, you can learn to distinguish them from intuition. It never feels heavy handed or burdensome. It never makes us feel guilty. Intuitive guidance brings a feeling of enlightenment, even release.
It feels good in our heart and soul. It feels like exactly the right step to take in the moment. Addiction: anything we unconsciously do to attempt to fill the emptiness inside This emptiness can only be filled by the things we really need. Our intuitive feelings often come to us from our bodies. Carries our emotional needs. Playful child within us. Angry self that feels afraid. Primary self : one we identify with and show to the world. When meditate on various areas of your life work, spouse, children, home, community, friends, parents, … , do you experience anxiety at any point?
If so, dive deeper into that area in order to pinpoint the exact cause of the stress. Good to explore the things that really turn you on… Here are some exercises for discovering your passion: Follow any impulses you have in the direction of your true work, play, creative desires… even if it seems totally unrealistic. Her books have sold over 10 million copies and have been translated into more than thirty languages.
Warning : "continue" targeting switch is equivalent to "break". Did you mean to use "continue 2"? I am learning to feel and express my anger appropriately and constructively. Daily Reflections for Living Consciously. Today I am releasing my need to struggle. I am allowing my life to become easier now. I allow myself to experience all my feelings. What gifts am I receiving from the universe today? What do I need to learn? I embrace my experience now as part of my learning process.
Life is my school, and I'm here to learn. I accept the paradoxes in my life and open to learning from them. I am learning the art of being.
Great exercises for the mind and to help you realize how important intuition is. I've always been intuitive, but this just enforces how important it is. Oct 24, Kathleen rated it really liked it Shelves: spirituality. A bit slow at first, but then I really got into it.
View 1 comment. Apr 07, Carolina Montague rated it it was amazing. I wrote a review of this book for ForeWord when I was a book reviewer there. Carolina I wrote a review of this book for ForeWord when I was a book reviewer there. Don't Do. If you let your core lead, doing the right things will follow.
Shakti brilliantly describes this process in easy to understand ways. Jan 13, Jess rated it it was amazing. I feel like I could read and re-read this book again and again and glean something new from it each time. I need to add this to my collection! Dec 26, Micha Goebig rated it liked it. Very quick little read. A little too basic for my taste, but with some good meditation guidelines.
A gentle and helpful guide to explore the intuition within ourselves. I've read another book about intuition which was a little more in depth, so I was already familiar with it but this book provided a slightly different perspective. It is a good introduction with simple practices to engage with. Truly about slowly developing the intuition that's already there, along with gentle reminders about how to live our lives more fully and that our lives are valuable.
When we don't follow our intuition, we often feel somewhat depleted, depressed, or numb, and there may be a sense of being blocked, having to push to make things happen, or being "out of the flow.
We come to believe that life's answers lie somewhere outside of us, and we develop a lifelong habit of looking to others. We think that somebody else knows better than we do about what's true for us. We learn not to trust ourselves and our own sense of truth, our own inner authority. If we need support or knowledge, we can follow our gut feelings about who to go to for help or advice.
We can listen with respect and an open mind to what that person has to say, trusting that if we were drawn to them, there is likely to be value there for us. Then we can ponder what they have told us, paying attention to our intuitive feelings about what is right for us and what isn't, and making our own decisions about what course of action to follow.
In other words, we are open to learning and receiving guidance from others as needed, while not giving our power and authority away to anyone else. Many of us are extremely driven and feel that we must be accomplishing something at every moment.
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