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Intuition is our connection to the Prime Source within us. It is the little voice inside which gives us a physical response...a hic-up inside, when what is going on or being said outside of ourselves, is not in alignment with what we know to be our truth...the truth from which such intuition springs.

My sisters and I were discussing how much simpler life would be if we just had a crystal ball...one of those which are 100% accurate ( I know...the accuracy, depends upon the reader). But, wouldn’t it be nice to know up front, where a relationship was going? When you had to choose between two decisions...how handy to know which would be the more fruitful choice? When someone was speaking to you, wouldn’t it be useful to know what was behind their words?

And, do you know that we already have a tool for just such questions? Have you ever thought about how much you have learned and grown through your choices––choices where you were in the moment and made decisions based on intuition? Intuition lives within each of us, but the only way to sharpen it, is to work with it and trust it. The more we make decisions based on intuition, the keener that intuition becomes––like an artisan honing a tool. Trusting our own intuition, then, is something which develops within us, based upon our past choices and the outcome of those choices.

Intuition is our connection to the Prime Source within us. It is the little voice inside which gives us a physical response...a hic-up inside, when what is going on or being said outside of ourselves, is not in alignment with what we know to be our truth...the truth from which such intuition springs.

There are those who study such things and work at overriding that intuition. There is something called “crowd mentality.” One who is clever and knowledgeable in discourse, can manipulate words to bring about a particular response from a group of people. When we have developed our own intuition, we get a signal within our bodies or within our thinking, that something isn’t quite right here. A little bell goes off in our head, a tightening around our hearts or throat areas might occur. Something is going on beneath the actual words being shared. If we override that signal, we can become swept up in the emotions which are being stirred around us.

For an excellent example of two men playing the crowd, please see Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar (Act 4 • Scene 2) and the ability Brutus has to turn the crowd against Caesar by manipulating their emotions––so much so that he confidentally walks away, feeling he has constructed a supportive base for his thinking amongst these people. Then Mark Anthony, who is barely being received, takes this newly achieved passion and turns it around 180 degrees, directing this very crowd against Brutus! It is a lesson in the power of rhetoric with which everyone should be familiar.

After reading or rereading these words, listen more closely to the speeches of today...listen for the interplay of words...be aware of the emotions which are trying to flood your body in response to particular phrases or ideas...pay attention to your own warning signs when words are used to skew meaning.

This issue of The Messenger is rich in thoughtful ideas and information. Work with your intuition. See which authors speak to you, see which ideas are in alignment with your own thinking and inner-knowing.

Then take an action:

• Share with another something you felt was well-done.

• Write, email or call the author and let them know your feelings...you would be surprised how many really good writers have moments when they doubt what they are doing. When a little support at a crucial time, makes all the difference in their continuing to write.

• And, put your own thoughts down on paper. It is always interesting to see how an idea takes form and expands, once you begin to write it down. It is a process for clarification and culling through the words to find the essence of what you believe...to find the truths you hold to be self-evident.

• Then, when the sifting is done, you are better equipped to listen...really listen to what is being said in our world, today.

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Love & Blessings,
Joann Turner