Sunday, November 7, 2010

Courage Is To Do Things Differently

"There's plenty of intelligence in the world, but the courage to do things differently is in short supply."

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

How does your intuition speak to you?

1. Make your intuition your ally.

How does your intuition speak to you? Do you receive information in words, feelings, a body
sensation? Do you just know? Ask your intuition questions and pay attention to the answers and act
on the information you receive.

2. What are you enthusiastic about?

The root of the word enthusiasm is entheos. It literally means "God Within." Just think, when you
feel enthusiastic about your dreams it means that God is speaking through you and saying "yes" to
your goals! The feeling of enthusiasm is one of the ways your intuition speaks to you. What makes
you excited, happy, delighted? What do you look forward to each day? Do more of it!

3. Be clear about your goals.

We are often quite clear about what we don't want. Spend time thinking about what you do want
.What does your ideal life look like? Draw pictures or cut out scenes from magazines that
illustrate the life you want to create. Write in your journal, envision. Spend time each day
imagining your ideal life. Envision the details of that life. Imagine you are living it now. What
are you wearing? What are you feeling? Who are the people around you? The power is within your
mind and heart to bring forth the new life you want.

4. Spend time in prayer and meditation.

Answers often come to life's questions through self-reflection. Prayer and meditation are two ways
we have of slowing down enough to listen to the still, quiet voice of our Higher Self. Remember
that the answers don't always pop into your mind fully formed as you meditate or pray. You may
find them slowly evolving into your consciousness over several days or weeks as you ask for

5. Create positive self talk.

Pay attention to what you tell yourself about yourself and your life. If the general tone is
hopeful and positive you feel better and are more optimistic. William James said, "The greatest
discovery of my generation is that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds,
can change the outer aspects of their lives." It's easier to create a life you love when you give
yourself affirmative message.

6. Practice an attitude of gratitude.

Research has shown that the happiest people are the ones who have gratitude for all that they have
despite their circumstances. You don't have to postpone happiness until you have achieved all your
goals. Joy is an inside job. In the Talmud it says, "In the world to come each of us will be
called to account for all the good things God put on this earth which we refused to enjoy." Learn
to appreciate the unfolding process of your life, not just the realization of your dreams.

7. Take action.

People often get stuck because they can't figure out how to get from Point A to Point Z. What is
one thing you could do that would be a next step? Take a class, talk to a friend, read a book on a
topic of interest, learn a new skill. Take action on what feels exciting to you.

8. Look for coincidences and synchronicities.

It has been said that coincidences are God's way of remaining anonymous. We often have serendipity
occurring in our lives as a way to show us we are on the right path. As you trust your intuitive
knowing you'll find these synchronicities occurring more often.

9. Know that there will be ebbs and flows.

We often reach success through a series of ups and downs. When you are in a "down" place and
feeling stuck, know that it won't last forever. Find some ways to enjoy your life despite the lull
and continue to focus on what you want.

10. Trust in divine order.

Maybe you're beginning to feel as Mother Theresa once did when she said, "I know God will not give
me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much." The Universe has a
perfect plan for your growth and unfolding as a human being. As you learn to be guided by your
intuition you're beginning to act on this wisdom from the Universe.