I have been reading Gary Zukav’s book “The Seat of The Soul” recently. This book has been sitting on my shelf for more than ten years and I would often glance at it but never chose to read it…until a few weeks ago. I am sure I wasn’t ready to read it earlier and that’s why it was collecting dust on my bookcase for years.
|© 2013 Monika Mraovic|
As it is with things related to spiritual growth, when we are not ready we won’t attract certain truths and so it was with me and this book. Now, as I started reading it, the author’s message was making perfect sense to me.
I have been using my own intuition for most of my life but only in the last decade I have been truly guided by it. There is a difference between hearing a voice inside and hearing it and following it. Mostly, I have been applying my intuition to the areas of my life related to parenting. I clearly remember when I was in the final weeks of my pregnancy with my first daughter, my husband had been laid off and yet I chose to quit my job to be a stay at home mom. This decision was certainly flying in the face of any logic and yet it proved right, over the next many months.
It is interesting to observe that our society values decisions made on basis of the our five senses. We are taught as children to disregard our inner voice because our feelings are not validated as much as our mind. As we leave our childhood innocence and enter the world of reality we learn to care more about hard facts than unexplained premonitions. It took many years for me to learn to trust my own instinct again. At first I allowed myself to bring this quiet voice within me to an audible level where I could at least start taking it into consideration. Eventually, as I was getting more in tune with it and receptive, I was ready to take a plunge and be guided by it.
What I love about being intuitive is that it brings out the best in me. Whenever I had a choice between honoring my instinct and following the advice of my ego driven intellect I scored higher when I selected the first option. Somehow, I discovered, in the realm of human relationships I tend to make more heartfelt choices when using my sixth sense. That is how I see it.