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Intuition is the ability to have perception or insight independent of any reasoning process.  While that may sound like it does not fit in our modern world of data and technology, it has a place and it is yours to tap into. Read on.
 
Karen
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 Quotes of the Month:

"Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way." 
Florence Scovel Shinn

"There is no instinct like that of the heart." 
Lord Byron
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Dante's Prayer 
By Loreena McKennitt 
 
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Intuition...the Gift
 
Have you ever just felt sure about something, but had no scientific or tangible reason to know?  You just knew in your spirit what was the right thing to do, right thing to say or the right action to take.  Your heart was telling you the direction to take and you took it.   The beautiful thing was that it turned out to be a great decision.   That was intuition at its best. 
I think intuition is a much underrated gift that we all have and could use to live better, fuller and more balanced lives.  There are many purposes for intuition.  It can be a pathway to self-care, genius or adventure.  Most of all, I think it is an avenue to wisdom.  Wisdom can be a tough thing to get to, but once you are there, it feels free.  

Everyone has the ability to tap into intuition, but it is hard to hear it with all the noise we allow to swirl around or through us.  If there is a problem or concern out there in the universe, I will be darned if we are not immediately trying to solve it, even if it is not ours to solve.  Our intentions are to help others or stop pain, but that is rarely the outcome and the cost to you is significant.  How can we hear an intuitive thought with our super hero cape flapping in the wind?  There is nothing more deafening than the sound of fabric flapping in the wind of 'fix it' velocity.  I know the sound and it sure ain't pretty.   But, there is hope.  It is called silence.  Silence and a little time make intuition possible.

Hearing the messages of intuition requires an inward focus.  I know, I know.  It is difficult to stop for just a few minutes, breathe and stop thinking.  It may help to remove yourself from everyone for just a couple minutes and take a few cleansing breaths, close your eyes and just wait.  Be in silence, pray or whatever you need to do to cleanse your mind of shoulds or others expectations.  Try not to solve and wait for intuition to unfold.  Your answer may not come immediately, but wisdom comes when you are ready to hear it.   Tap into the instinctive knowledge of intuition and free fall into a wonderful gift. 
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Sincerely,
 
Karen Senteio
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