“There is no logical way to the discovery of these elemental laws. There is only the way of intuition, which is helped by a feeling for the order lying behind the appearance.”
– Albert Einstein
I’m not an extremely patient person, I like to see results instantly. Like the feature image in The First Insight says, my dad was the opposite. He was my sounding board, and I often went to him for advise when I was frustrated because things weren’t producing results quick enough. He would always tell me to just do my work, and let God take care of the rewards. He believed that if you let the reward be your motivation, you’d lose your way. Wise man.
There is an Indian concept of Dharma, which means to live life by your truth. This was largely my father’s guiding principle. He believed that if you act according to your own truth, the Universe will take care of the rest. Implicit in his philosophy, of course, is that the definition of truth comes from the individual’s higher self; an inner knowing – the soul’s truth.
I’ve now come to a place in my journey where I am able to recognize and follow that inner knowing instead of relying on external factors to determine my path. I’ve written extensively about receiving messages and guidance from the Universe.
The Seventh Insight shows us that those messages can come in various forms – in our dreams, through synchronicities, through Divine guidance, and it teaches us how to recognize and follow our intuition.
The Seventh Insight: Following Intuition
Knowing our personal mission further enhances the flow of mysterious coincidences as we are guided toward our destinies. First we have a question; then dreams, daydreams, and intuitions lead us towards the answers, which usually are synchronistically provided by the wisdom of another human being.
With our mission in mind, and as our lives move forward, we begin to notice Synchronicities aimed at our ultimate calling. In this buildup of consciousness, we become aware of our Intuitive Guidance at a higher level. Through practicing MINDFULNESS, we can distinguish our thoughts that are Intuitions from mere calculative thoughts. Calculative thoughts are words that run through our minds as we make decisions, as though we are talking to ourselves. Intuitions, however, are not part of our deliberation over a problem or goal.
Intuitions come from a superior part of our intelligence. They naturally appear in the back of our minds as clarifying ideas on how to proceed. In short, they are ideas that sometimes seem too random, spontaneous, and not logical, but upon greater interpretation they can be observed to apply perfectly to the situation at hand.
Once we begin to identify guiding intuitions in this way, we realize how we have been missing them in the past. One way to clarify the different types of thought, is to ask yourself, “Why did I think of this now?”
Once we learn to identify intuitions, we realize how they bring forth Synchronicity (another elevation of awareness occurring). First, we receive an Intuitive picture (an urge) to end or begin something, to solve a problem, or to pursue some line of interest. Then, if we follow the guidance diligently with MINDFULNESS, an important Synchronistic breakthrough will take place — thus leading our lives forward to our greater calling. In this way, following our Intuitions is the key to increasing our Synchronistic Flow and maintaining our flow of destiny.”
– James Redfield
When you learn to recognize your intuition, and begin to listen to your inner voice, your path becomes clear, and the Universe responds by manifesting your goals.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!