Shakti Gawain Speaks . . .
"Most of us are in touch with our intuition whether we know it or not, but we're usually in the habit of doubting or contradicting it so automatically that we don't even know it has spoken. The first step is to pay more attention to what you feel inside, to the inner dialogue that goes on within you."
CHANGE CAN FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE
"In being true to yourself you will feel more alive; you also may feel uncomfortable. This is because you are risking change. You may experience intense emotions. Allow these emotions their full expression. After all, your inner guidance may have to move through years of accumulated unconscious doubt and fear. Simply let the feelings come up and flush through you. They are being cleaned out and healed by the light of your spirit."
I ACCEPT ALL THE FEELINGS THAT COME WITH CHANGE AND GROWTH
"In the stillness of meditation be with your own divinity. Pause and quietly rejoice in the feeling of oneness with the universe. At some point in your life's path you become aware that there is more to life than what you perceive with your physical senses alone. At that moment your own spirituality was born in you."
"We all know in our hearts what our higher purpose is, but we do not often consciously acknowledge it. In fact, many of us seem to go to great lengths to hide it from ourselves and the world. We fear the power, responsibility, and light that comes with acknowledging and expressing our true purpose in life. Often we are afraid that our higher purpose means giving up everything that brings us comfort and love. In fact, our higher purpose and our greatest joy are always in perfect alignment."
"We can think of living having three dimensions: being, doing, and having. Often we attempt to live our lives backwards. We try to have more money in order to feel we can do more of what we want, so we can be happier. The way it actually works is the revers. We must first be who we really are, then do what we feel guided to do, in order to have what we want."
"When we finally give up the struggle to find fulfillment outside of ourselves, we have nowhere to go but within. It is at this moment of total surrender that the light begins to dawn. We expect to hit bottom, but instead we fall through a trap door into a bright new world. We have rediscovered the world of our spirit.
THROUGH SURRENDER, I FIND THE LIGHT WITHIN ME.
"Consciously having an idea or thought, and holding it in your mind is a process which will tend to attract and create that form on the material plane. 'As you sow, so shall you reap.' What this means is that we always attract into our lives whatever we think about most, believe in most strongly, expect on the deepest level, and imagine most vividly."
TODAY I AM ATTRACTING BEAUTY, JOY, AND ABUNDANCE INTO MY LIFE.
"The only effective way to use creative visualization is in the spirit of the Tao -- going with the flow. That means that you don't have to struggle to get where you want to go. You simply put out clearly to the universe where you would like to go, and then patiently and harmoniously follow the flow of the river of life until it takes you there or somewhere even better."
I PATIENTLY TRUST IN THE POWER OF THE UNIVERSE.
"The archetype of the fool can connect us with a very important aspect of ourselves. It is the image of the innocent, childlike person who is not caught in the concepts and stereotypes of the rational, sophisticated mind and therefore is free to perceive and experience life directly as it really is, in the moment."
I AM FILLED WITH INNOCENT DELIGHT.
"By living as channels for the universe, I believe that we can slow and transform the aging process as we know it. I think it is possible to become more vital, energetic, and beautiful as we get older, rather than less so. So let go of the old rules, and the old limitations and begin to experience day to day the wonder of a limitless life, a limitless world, a limitless universe."
AS I GROW OLDER, I GROW MORE BEAUTIFUL AND ALIVE.
EVERYTHING IS ENERGY.
"Everything in the physical world is made of energy, all vibrating at different rates of speed. Thought is a relatively fine, light form of energy and is quick and easy to change. Matter is relatively dense and compact energy, slower to move and change. All these energy fields are interconnected, so how we think and feel is constantly affecting and being affected by everything around us. We are all part of one great energy flow."
I FEEL AT ONE WITH THE ENERGY OF THE UNIVERSE.
WE CAN HAVE EVERYTHING
As long as we focus only on the outer world there will always be an empty, hungry, lost place inside us that needs to be filled. When we keep our focus on the universe inside, we can have everything external--money, success, and fulfilling relationships, as well as that incredible connection inside ourselves.
I AM RECEIVING EVERYTHING FROM THE SOURCE WITHIN ME
WE CREATE FIRST IN THOUGHT FORM.
"When we create something we always create it first in thought form. An artist first has an idea or inspiration then creates a painting. The idea is like a blueprint. It creates an image of the form which then magnetizes and guides the physical energy to flow into that form and eventually manifests on the physical plane."
MY THOUGHTS ARE CREATING A WONDERFUL BLUEPRINT FOR MY LIFE.
BE PATIENT WITH YOURSELF
"When you first become aware of the experience of your higher self, you may be feeling strong, clear, and creative at one moment, and then be thrown back into confusion and insecurity at the next moment. This seems to be a natural part of the process. At these times it is really important to love yourself while you are feeling these extremes."
I TRUST MY OWN PROCESS.
PUT YOURSELF FIRST.
"What does it mean to take care of yourself? It means trusting and following your intuition, taking time to listen to all of your feelings including the feelings of the child within you that is sometimes hurt or scared. It means responding with caring, love, and appropriate action. It means putting your needs first and trusting that everyone else's needs will get taken care of, that everything that needs to be done will be handled. It means trusting that the universe is looking after each and every one of us."
TODAY I AM LISTENING AND RESPONDING TO MY OWN NEEDS.
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