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Welcome to Stepping Into Transition, the monthly
newsletter designed to help you navigate
your way through the challenges of change into an
authentic and empowered life.
I hope you enjoy this first of a two part series on
|Intuition As A Tool For Change|
| ||Some people call it a gut feeling or hunch, others call it
their sixth sense. Whatever you may call it, we have all
had moments when we knew the exact decision to make
even when we had no knowledge or facts to verify the
truth or accuracy of our internal feeling.|
In our logic driven culture that relies on statistics and
predictability, there is a suspicion in relying on
conclusions that can't be verified in advance. But as we
know from living in these ever changing and often
turbulent times there is less and less predictability
in the world.
I believe that intuition is more important now than ever.
It carries an inner wisdom which can help you overcome
many of life's challenges and give you confidence,
energy and a sense of purposeful direction. But in order
to be able to hear and access your intuition, it is
important to nurture the conditions that can call it forth.
Below are some practical steps to help you develop your
|Steps To Develop Your Intuition|
| ||Schedule Time Alone To Clear Your Mind
- It is important to remove yourself from distraction on
an ongoing basis so that within the quiet of solitude, you
can start to sense intuitive stimuli which may include
physical sensations, images and emotions. Meditation
and Journaling may be two useful tools you can use here.|
Tune In To Your Body's Wisdom
- When making a decison, notice the internal signals that
your body sends you. Do you feel energized by the
decison or do you have a sick feeling in your stomach?
How is your breathing? Effortless or strained? Are your
muscles relaxed or tensed? Tuning into your body is
something you can actively start to pay attention to.
Notice Your Energy
- It sounds simple but positive energy feels envigorating
and supporting while negative energy feels tiring and
depleting. Note the difference in the people and
activities that nurture you and the people and activities
that sap your strength. Spend more time with the former
and avoid the latter if possible.
Pay Attention To Your Beliefs
-Letting go of limiting beliefs and creating life affirming
and optimistic beliefs help you receive intuitive
information. Beware Of Your Gremlin. To help you in this
task, revisit the July 2004 issue of my newsletter.
See below for article link.
Take Action On Your Intuitive Messages
- When you sense an intuition regarding a particular
decision, make the decision and take action. If taking
action on major decisions seems too daunting, try taking
action on less significant decisions first and work your
way up to the major ones. This will help you condition
and build trust in your intuitive skills.
Taming Your Gremlin, July 2004
|This Month's Quote And Recommended Book|
| ||Quote For January|
"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift; the rational mind is a
faithful servant. We have created a society that honors
the servant and has forgotten the gift."
Awakening Intuition By Mona Lisa Schultz M.D., PH.D
gives great insight into the intimate connection between
intuition and well being.