Sunday, June 21, 2020


If you want to view paradise
Simply look around and view it
Anything you want to, do it
Want to change the world?
There's nothing to it
    ~Anthony Newley/Leslie Bricusse, PURE IMAGINATION, "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"

Imagination is essential in the art of manifestation
Jean Houston recalled a story of her childhood:
Back when I was eight years old, I was attending a school in Manhattan where they felt it was a good idea for students to meet some of the great elders of the time. One of those elders was Albert Einstein, and one day we trotted across the river over to Princeton University to his house there. He had a lot of hair and was very sweet. One of my smart-alecky classmates said to him: "Uh, Mr. Einstein, how can we get to be as smart as you?" He said: "Read fairy tales,” which made no sense to us at all. So another smart-alecky kid said: "Mr. Einstein, how can we get to be smarter than you?" He said: "Read more fairy tales!"  

Imagination is essential in the art of manifestation

Now you may say, “I've put away childish things.” But remember this from Professor Einstein:
Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.
Or you may think, “I deal with facts, not fantasy, delusion or hallucination.” And I would say to you that you are right it is not a fact, though it's a precursor to one. Check out this quote from Professor Morrison from the University of St. Andrews: itself is an activity of imagining. ...the world originates in a divine activity identical with what we know ourselves as the activity of imagination … [the task being] to open the immortal eyes of man inward into the worlds of thought, into eternity, ever expanding in the bosom of God, the Human Imagination. Reality is not stable or immutable, it is an endless Becoming, and only by imaginatively projecting yourself into that flux, giving yourself up to it, could you ever discover what it really is.
Imagination is not something we see in our present circumstance, out there; though that may be an influence to our use of imagination. It's something found in our next circumstance, reached from within. Imagination is a reflective exercise, like contemplation. It's also a spiritual practice, as in visualizing the end result and how you feel about it is the fuel behind the maifestation of that idea your are seeking. Though I caution you to leave the "how's gonna get there" of it alone.

Now I can hear someone tell me, "Well, I'm a left-brain person – logical, analytical, objective intelligence is my game.” Check this out from Christopher Bergland in "Psychology Today:"
Researchers measured the participants' brain activity with functional MRI and found a cortical and subcortical network over a large part of the brain was responsible for their imagery manipulations. The network closely resembles the "mental workspace" that scholars have theorized might be responsible for much of human conscious experience and for the flexible cognitive abilities that humans have evolved over millennia.
That whole Roger Sperry idea of left and right brain dominance was debunked by University of Utah, Salt Lake City neuroscientists with their handy functional MRI. The conclusion:
...we demonstrate that left- and right-lateralized networks are homogeneously stronger among a constellation of hubs in the left and right hemispheres, but that such connections do not result in a subject-specific global brain lateralization difference that favors one network over the other (i.e. left-brained or right-brained). 
Imagination is essential in the art of manifestation

Imagination pushes you to unlearn what you’ve been told, ask different questions, and grow beyond who you thought you were. Asking questions about your day is an optimal way to step into your best day. The best questions get the best answers. Imagination is also a huge part of the solution mechanism in crisis-management, experimentation and hypothesizing in all the sciences. Nikola Tesla was all about the imagination and imagery. The only reason he wrote any of his ideas or invention plans was so others could build it and he could get patents for them.

And from the back I hear, "It's bad enough I have to dream, other than waste time daydreaming.” I think William Shakespeare said it best in "The Tempest" when Prospero spoke:
…we are such stuff as dreams are made on.
In fact, none-other than Carl Jung emphasized the importance of dreams to the unconscious mind. It is a creative time. Keith Richards came up with “Satisfaction” while dreaming. Not a bad piece of work for a nights sleep. But I'm not asking you to dream or daydream. They are imaginative times and a first step to creating your next now. I'm asking you to use your creativity to....well....since you love logic so much, let's quote Mr. Logic, Thomas Troward, the former British judge who turned to writing metaphysics in his retirement. From his book, "The Creative Process in the Individual," we learn:
Now what we require to see is the Creative Process has only one way of working, and that is by Reciprocity or Reflection – or as we might say by the Law of Reaction and Action, the action always being equivalent and correspondent to the action which generated it.
Our imagination sets up the mental equivalent of a picture which the Creative Process uses like a mirror to reflect what it is to manifest into your life. Your reaction, feelings, about what it is you desire is reciprocated by the Universe into an action into your experience. It's like the thoughts become things idea. When you use your imagination to fuel your next experience you use your full brain and the Divine Matrix (head, heart, gut brains) to transform into a full-on state of mind. That's what the Law of Cause and Effect will read to create your life. So, go ahead and brainstorm; take a deep dive into the infinite possibilities of your imagination. Envision your next adventure into the now. It is the icing on the cake of demonstration.

Imagination is also the language of the "eureka" or "ah-ha" moment. The brain is a dynamic workplace; all 3 pounds, 100 billion neurons and 100 trillion connections of it. So use it to bring into your life your greatest experiences.

Now, here are ways to inspire your imagination. The first one may surprise you.

1) Exercise
Surprisingly enough, exercise inspires imagination. Ralph Waldo Emerson said of Henry David Thoreau who you may remember moved to the country, Walden's Pond, to experience nature more and write about it. Emerson said:
The length of his walk uniformly made the length of his writing. If shut up in the house, he did not write at all.
Novelist, Henry Miller, an avid endurance cyclist, said this about exercising and writing:
...most writing is done away from the typewriter, away from the desk. I'd say it occurs in the quiet, silent moments, while you're walking or shaving or playing a game or whatever. . .You're working, your mind is working on this problem in the back of your head. So, when you get back to the machine it's a mere matter of transfer.

And Joyce Carol Oates, another novelist and devoted runner, tells us:
Running seems to allow me, ideally, an ex- panded consciousness in which I can envision what I'm writing as a film or a dream. I rarely invent at the typewriter, but recall what I've experienced. 
2) Seek Adventure
New experiences and hobbies help build neural pathways in the brain. Take a class! It will get your imagination fresh ideas.

3) Challenge Perception
Visual perception is 80% memory and 20% input from your eyes. We must develop our imagination by looking without our eyes and see with our other senses. Those who have taken my spiritual mind treatment (affirmative prayer) workshop may remember the idea of experiencing in mind all the senses about an idea, even if the idea of tasting or smelling this experience seems odd. What it does is empowers that idea, gives it depth and dimension. Christopher Berger, the lead author of a study at Sweden's Karolinska Institutet, published in the scientific journal Current Biology about imagination and the senses:
 ...what this study shows is that our imagination of a sound or a shape changes how we perceive the world around us in the same way actually hearing that sound or seeing that shape does. Specifically, we found that what we imagine hearing can change what we actually see, and what we imagine seeing can change what we actually hear.
4) Voice it
Get out there and sing, share, tell a story, read a fairy tale out loud, listen to an audiobook or such things. Our voice is connected to emotion and emotion is connected to the imagination and all are connected to the power of manifestation.

5) Play
Be a kid again at least one hour a day, star gaze and other such activities. As Neville Goddard, who wrote extensively about imagination said:
Imagination is a spiritual sensation. Enter the image of the wish fulfilled, then give it sensory vividness and tones of reality by mentally acting as you would act were it a physical fact.
When you change your perspective and perception, you change your life. For clear and present certainty, using imagination is the fuel to changing your outlook, your attitude and your experiences.

Okay, how does this connect with Fathers Day, the summer solstice (happy summer, pull out those white pants) or Juneteenth? Well, like a father, imagination takes sacrifice, responsibility, nurturing and devotion. Like a father, imagination is about embracing the responsibility of nurturing and raising the child or manifestation of your future. It''s also similar in that one is sacrificing old ideas to devote ourselves to a family...of thoughts, feelings and beliefs that transform prosperous ideas into form.

Like what Juneteenth, which commemorates emancipation, imagination frees you from the bondage of that master called lack, limitation, dis-ease, and not enough-ness. Free of those ideas running around in our heads, we can manifest more happiness, health, loving relationships, and prosperity.

Finally, like the planet during the summer solstice, imagination tilts us towards the Great Light, warmly illuminating our consciousness with wisdom and inspiration; as well as suntan oil, dancing, a mojito, watermelon, and BBQ. Good times!

Being in quarantine does not stop our minds from working.

Being out of work does not stop our wisdom from working.

Being stuck indoors does not stop our connection with the Divine

So too, imagination doesn't go away because you've allow yourself to be enslaved by worry or some misguided idea of fate or destiny. It is there for you to play with and transcend make-believe into do-believe. It is there to stimulate the forward progress of your dreams and desires and give birth to the evolution, revolution, resolution, and distribution of your greatest life.

Happy Father's Day to all of you, no matter your gender. You are the mother-father-God or your experiences. Happy day to an imagination -your imagination- that creates your next reality today.

Imagine being supported by a Universe that always says yes
Imagine being protected by an energy of love and affection
Imagine a wall of trust and security surrounding me
Imagine encouragement and inspiration at my every turn
Imagine being accepted and appreciated exactly as I am
I can imagine that and I live it today.
And so it is.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020


One day two frogs, Croakie and Aristoadle, were traveling in and out of a watering hole and accidentally fell into an extremely deep pit. They tried to leap out, but to no avail. So they began to yell and croak until other frogs heard them and came to help.
Seeing how deep the pit was, the other frogs yelled down to Croakie and Aristoadle that the hole was too deep for them to help. Leaning over the hole and waving their front legs, they began to yell to the frogs to just give up, there was no hope of them getting out; they were as good as dead.
But both frogs kept leaping and trying to get out of the hole. This went on for hours, and eventually one of the frogs, Croakie, taking heed to what the other frogs were telling him,  just gave up and died. However, Aristoadle continued to jump, even as the other frogs kept yelling and waving their front legs for him to stop and give up.
Finally, Aristoadle leaped so high that he was able to get to the top of the hole and use his back legs to push himself up and out. The other frogs were amazed.
When Aristoadle caught his breath, he went around thanking the other frogs for egging him on. “What are you talking about,” the other frogs asked? Aristaodle just smiled. The other frogs didn't know that this he was hard of hearing.

Life, death, encouragement, communication - what we say matters. What we hear and think matters.
Thoughts are the long run. It's all in the words we speak and the language we bare.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. ~Book of John
The personal self and the ultimate imperishable impersonal Self are one.  ~Upanishads
Not a part, not a mode of That, but identical That, that absolute Spirit of the World.  ~Vedanta, a Hindu philosophy taught by Sri Aurobindo and the Krishna Movement
Those are descriptions of the power of your word. You are identical to That Universal Power, the I am that I Am.

Don't freak out! You are the god of your thoughts, feelings, beliefs; not the whole world. Or, on a less spiritual note, try this explanation of you:

A human being is a part of the whole, called by us "Universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest — a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. The striving to free oneself from this delusion is the one issue of true religion. Not to nourish the delusion, but to try to overcome it is the way to reach the attainable measure of peace of mind. ~Albert Einstein, 1950, condolence letter to Robert S. Marcus (Political Director of the World Jewish Congress)
If the energy of the Big Bang created all, than this energy lives in each and every one of us for us to use. That's quantum physics. We can't be afraid of this Truth, nor of the responsibility of what we experience and how we react to that experience. We especially can't be afraid of the conscious, mindful, intentional use of our Word, because that is where the power lives. Our actions may be powerful, however our word is most powerful and no action occurs without first the word in mind. This is science, gang!
A single word has the power to influence the expression of genes that regulate physical and emotional stress.  ~Andrew Newberg, M.D., neuroscientist and Mark Robert Waldman
Sometimes, we get frightened to speak truth to power. We fear some sort of slap-on-the-wrist because we stated our needs to the Universe or someone else, wondering if we are safe or worthy or if we have all the information required or the skills necessary to effectively communicate and declare our desires. This can happen on the outside, in conversation or protest with ourselves and others; and inside, in decision making, prayer, contemplation, visioning and visualizing.
I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word.  ~Emily Dickinson
Self talk is always about deciding...
 ...who we are
...what we are
...what our life is to be

What words are you using?  are they small and mumbly and without clarity? or full of fear and hesitancy? Or verbose? without much meaning? or distracted with pretty words or mantras that have no significance to you? or do you speak from reaction, instead of thoughtfulness?

When we move into a more mindful speech, we have much greater access to communicating in a fuller, multidimensional way with words that have depth, truth and purpose. Mindful speech, like all creation, is born and bred through the breath of intention and creativity. It is manifested through the word and the feeling behind it; a word that is conscious and from the heart, habitually spoken and which eventually takes root in the sub-conscious and our prevailing belief.

The word may be energetic vs. verbal, cosmic vs. vocal, or felt vs. spoken. The word may be found in the science of the Big Bang or the writings of the Tao, the Vedas, the Scriptures, the Torah, the Gnostics, the Quaran or the tales of Indigenous Tribes and Shamans and many others. Most importantly are the words we put into play that clarify our purpose, intention and declaration with bold, brave, wise, heart-felt language.

Language can spew love or hate, ethics or apathy, character or degradation, hope or despair, peace, prosperity, kindness, etc. We have the power to cause great harm or great healing with our speech to ourselves and others, as well, through our lack of speaking up. Silence is speech in itself, both inside and out. We could say the Lord's Prayer to plead or to require, talk to an outside Power or an inside Presence. We could sing “Amazing Grace” to condemn or to uplift. Mindful speech, felt speech, is the answer.

The Word of “expansion” created the Universe ... the quarks, gravity, the light, the atom.
The Word of “expression to be seen and present” created the planets and stars.
The Word of “experiencing life in a new way” created sentient beings...cells, animals, humans, flora and fauna.
God is intelligent Mind and Spirit, and there is a direct response from this Universal Intelligence to our intelligence. If we ask for bread, we shall not receive a stone. Be we are told we must ask believing, if we are to receive. …. Prayer is a mental, as well as a spiritual, function of intelligence. It is a certain manner of approach to the Spirit, a conscious act of the mind, a concrete experience of the knowing faculty. Prayer should be direct and specific, and should always be accompanied by a positive receptivity. God cannot answer prayers which have no meaning.   ~Ernest Holmes
Nor can your intellect answer without the desire to be answered. As creative agents we must put meaning and belief into our words, thoughts and prayers. It is the meaning, the conviction, the intentional mindfulness that is the root, the nexus, the fuel from which our words come to life.

All words are important. All words are thoughts. All thoughts are prayers. And all prayers steeped in the feeling, faith and gratitude of manifesting now, make it so. A song that is popular with the Unity teaching, words and Music by Lucille Olson, explains it this way:
Our thoughts are prayers, and we are always praying.Our thoughts are prayers; listen to what you're saying.Seek a higher consciousness, a state of peacefulness,And know that God is always there,And every thought becomes a prayer.
Our thoughts are prayers that Spirit resonates with.Our thoughts are prayers, the tools that we create with.Seek a higher consciousness, a state of mindfulness,And know that God is always there,And every thought becomes a prayer.
When we pray or whatever you want to call that conversation with your highest self or optimized self or the activities in the temporo-parietal junction, we converse with the energies of the mind. Be it a conversation of questioning, pondering, arguing and eventually concurring with the idea of what we want to create, to reach a goal, action step, decision, answer, statement, new question, hypothesis, parking space or healing any dis-ease in body, situation or mind, we do so with the power and presence of our word, the language we speak to ourselves.

Call to Action
Slow down, breathe, step out of reactivity. 

Whether that reactivity shows up as shutting down or slapping back, stop yourself before it takes over. It is usually not pretty, the reactive reaction. Speak from a connection with your best self. That's when and where we speak a word of love, wisdom and power into being. Using your divine voice is crucial whether for the parking space or the healing of a nation, for yourself or the common cause.

How do you know your words are the language of inspiration, prosperity, peace, advancement and victory? Are they moving you toward your good? Are they positive, speak of your worthiness and enough-ness, tell the tale of you being the best you can be and stepping into more? Are they words that have deep meaning for you? Do they propel you to the state of mind of success and action? Are they bold and brave, inspiring you to step out of your comfort zone and into the mindset of success? If the answer is yes, you are on it, my friend. Keep at it.

This also works in the common cause, as well as the personal one. We are here to stand and deliver, shout out how unity is our birthright - unity in love of life and unity in a life of peace and prosperity for all. We can use our word, talent, time and treasure to participate in our our singular life or that of democracy. And democracy is participating in the life of these United States and beyond.

Your life is the life of a spiritual being in a spiritual universe rockin' out the spiritual laws with peace, joy, love, light, wisdom, beauty, prosperity and health. This Word...your the word of the Divine in you.

Use it with imaginative, bold, brave and loving intention!

Use it to focus on what you want!

Do not focus on want you don't want or wish to remove, it's strength is diminishing to your purpose.

Focus on what you want with words that influence you!

Who's talkin'? You're talking...the powerful, sassy, succulent, inspired, loving, beautiful wise child of the Infinite Universe. You're talking!

Talk peace into action
...LOVE into action
...EQUALITY into action
...JUSTICE into action
...and HAPPINESS into action for all.

Use your word(s) wisely to soar into the greatest adventure you and the planet can ever have!

I speak life into being with an intention of love, oneness and peace.
I speak life into being with an intention of health, calm and wisdom.
And I speak life into being with an intention of prosperity, opulence and joy.
I speak my Word today with bold and powerful gratitude, knowing the Power and Light within me brings it all into my good life.
I speak this Word today and experience it for myself and the world...right now!

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

A Maverick of Intention

Be A Lion Not A Dog
A small boy was wandering in the woods and saw a monk sitting on a rock. He went up to the monk and asked him to impart a bit of wisdom.

The monk looked at the small boy and said, “My child, be a Lion, not a dog.”
Puzzled, the boy asked, “What does that mean, be a lion, not a dog?”
“When you throw a ball at a dog,” asked the monk, “what does he do?”
“The dog chases the ball,” the boy replied.

“Yes,” said the monk, “but if you threw it at the Lion, it wouldn't care at all about the ball. Its attention would be on you who threw the ball, not on the Now think about it:  if someone is throwing balls at a lion, what happens next when the lion turns to look?”
“The person throwing the ball better run away before he gets eaten,” the small boy said.

“Correct, my boy. The Lion stays put, focused on you, waiting to grab hold of you.
Confused, the small boy asked the monk, “that's a scary story, teacher, what am I supposed to learn from that other than don't throw a ball at a lion?”

“Like the lion, my friend, always focus on the source.... not the incidents, not the effects....go to the source.”

Friday, June 5, 2020


A Buddhist monk strode into a Zen pizza parlor and said, "Make me a slice with everything." When he got his order, he gave the proprietor a $20 bill, which the guy thanked him for, pocketed and started to walk away. "Hey," asked the monk, "where's my change?" The owner turned back and said, "Change, my friend...must come from within." 

Can We Talk to God?

Neale Donald Walsch made a career out of his conversations and Ernest Holmes wrote a book with that title based on a 1934 lecture, where he teaches the Law of Cause and Effect and affirmative prayer, what he coined as Spiritual Mind Treatment. I talk about it all the time...affirmative prayer and other spiritual practices.

Does It (God or whatever you like to call It) Talk Back?

Better yet, does It start the conversation?

Lately, I've been starting our Sunday celebration with a version of this affirmation:
I am an irresistible magnet, with the power to attract unto myself everything that I divinely desire, according to the thoughts, feelings and mental pictures I constantly entertain and radiate.  I am the center of my Universe.  I have the power to create whatever I mentally choose and accept.  I begin choosing and mentally accepting the highest and best in life.  I now choose lavish abundance for myself and for all mankind.  This is a rich friendly Universe and I accept its riches and hospitality now!!!  ~Vetura Papke
We're not only attracting experiences into our lives through the Law of Cause and Effect and other spiritual laws, we are also attracting wisdom that penetrates our mind and consciousness with ideas, tactics, answers and, sometimes, additional questions that take us deeper into solutions. 

How do we penetrate our own mind? We do it every day with our thoughts and feelings. We can do it so well, we are so smart that many times we talk ourselves out of our success and other times heal ourselves of dis-ease.
The human mind is really more of a process. It is not a completed thing, like an arm or leg, but a relationship and a process.   ~Jane Roberts, The Nature of Personal Reality 
Part of that process is the relationship and conversation that exists between the solar plexus -the gut- and the third eye -the brain. Now I understand that the head brain reigns supreme, but the gut is the older. Before you had a neo-cortex or the frontal lobes, you only had the gut and instincts to guide you. The "gut" or enteric nervous system consists of sheaths of neurons embedded in the walls of the long tube of our alimentary canal, which measures from the esophagus to the anus. It contains some 100 million neurons, more than in the spinal cord or peripheral nervous system, and uses more than 30 neurotransmitters, just like the brain. In addition, 95 percent of serotonin, the hormone and neurotransmitter that regulates mood and social behavior, appetite and digestion, sleep, memory, and sexual desire and function, is found in the bowels. The primary visceral nerve, the vagus, carries information from the gut to the brain and not the other way around; electrical stimulation of which has been used as a treatment for depression.

How do we allow Divine Intelligence to penetrate our conscious and subconscious mind? By being open and aware of what Steve Jobs has called that which is "more powerful than intellect." It is a sacred gift from the Universe.
My brain is only a receiver. In the universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength and inspiration.    ~Nikola Tesla
Inspiration comes from the Latin, tueri, meaning to guard or to protect. The Hindus refer to as the Akashic River of Knowledge as inspiration. Biologist Rupert Sheldrake refers to inspiration as the morphic fields where all information floats and Malcom Glaldwell, in his book, "Blink," talks about “the power of thinking without thinking.”

Cracking The Intuition Code
I define intuition as the subtle knowing without ever having any idea why you know it. It's different from thinking, it's different from logic or analysis ... It's a knowing without knowing. ~Sophy Burnham, The Art of Intuition
It's a flooding of the brain with Divine penetrating intelligence, a “direct messenger of the soul” per Clarissa Pinkola Estes, author of "Women Who Run With the Wolves."

We all have hunches, sudden insights, that gut feeling or butterflies in the stomach. It is something which is not to be feared that you will become Doctor Faustus and make a deal with the Devil by listening and adhering to them. Those would be negative energy thoughts and easy to differentiate. O that you somehow are heeding the call of the mythological Sirens, luring you to crash and burn with their enchanting songs like sailors getting shipwrecked on the rocky coast of their island. Those will be destructive voices and ideas coming from your scared ego, lack and limitation self-talk or judgments masquerading as intuition. . We also do not need to buy into the judgment, prejudices or biases that rear their ugly head masking as intuition. In her book, "The Art of Intuition," Sophy Burnham tells a story about two women waiting in a doctor's office. Joanne, a brilliant journalist (an observer of fact) saw that the other waiting patient seemed to be an unkempt, disreputable-looking woman, the more off-putting for having the shadow of a dark mustache. She shuddered at the idea of talking to this woman. But time passed and boredom was setting in and they fell into a conversation. Joanne was surprised to find out the woman was a nuclear physicist and a captivating conversationalist. She mistook intuition for her judgments, prejudices and biases.

When any of those show up, evaluate their integrity - is it destructive? judgmental? bias-ridden? fear-induced? prejudicial? If so, ignore them or over-ride them with Truth, and tell them to take a hike. Take over and allow your intellect to discount them as the fear or judgment-centered voice they are.

You get your intuition back when you make space for it, when you stop the chattering of the rational mind. The rational mind doesn’t nourish you. You assume that it gives you the truth, because the rational mind is the golden calf that this culture worships, but this is not true. Rationality squeezes out much that is rich and juicy and fascinating.   ~Anne Lamott
Intuition is usually subtle and many times makes no sense. The key is of course, to stop and listen to that inner voice and the sensations of your body. What do you perceive is going on, being said, letting you know?
If courage is the penetration of mind through the fear which seems to overwhelm us then we can think of calmness as the penetration of mind through the anxieties which confront us, even including anger. …. Our mind need not be always passive; always like a sponge. …. If we don’t often use our mind this way we gain no strength with it—we get flabby.  ~The Zennist

How To Cultivate Our Intuition

1) Tune in and raise your vibration and take time for solitude. Solitude is a practice that does not equate to being alone, but to being at One with the energy and Light of the Divine.
If you want to find the secrets of the Universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.  ~Nikola Tesla

This energy, frequency and vibration is the universal power, as First Cause (initiator of  creation), is the original broadcasting station, extending Its wisdom out into all of Its creation.

2) Listen, allow, recognize and act. Allow your Spidey-sense to emerge as you pay attention to the goosebumps, the tingling in the scalp, the shudders, icky feelings or words you hear inform you.

3) Observe, be in the moment and not in a life drowned in rote.

4) Connect deeply to your feelings and emotions and those of others. This is not to indulge, soak or become the victim, but to listen to the messages, work through them and then let them go.

5) Visioning – directly or indirectly. Go inward, ask, journal your thoughts. Talk to your higher self on purpose. Here's an exercise:  focus on an event and pay attention to the thoughts that emerge while in contemplation. Write down in a 'stream of consciousness' mode what came to you. 
6) Pay attention to your dreams. Your subconscious mind is talking to you. Learn what that might be. 

7) Rest, meditate, sit in nature. Can't say it enough. And when you do, say to yourself, affirmations such as these:
I Am Intuitive, I Am Knowing
I Am Alive In The Now and Connected To My True Path And Purpose
True To Myself, I Am Connected To My Own Inner Vision
My Insight Is Strong and Can Be Trusted
I Have Strong Instincts From My Intuitive Self and I Am Listening
I Am Clearly Connected And Step Firmly Into the Unlimited Possibilities, Bringing Them Into My Reality Right Now

It is always with excitement that I wake up in the morning wondering what my intuition will toss up to me, like gifts from the sea. I work with it and rely on it. It's my partner.   ~Jonas Salk
Connect with your “partner in enlightenment;” call it God, Source, Consciousness, Wise One, Tao, Gnosis, Qi, Source, Muse...whatever. Open your gut and allow its Penetrating Intelligence to call you to your best and...

Listen for the nuggets of wisdom to bust through soar and zoom.

I have a powerful, creative and constructive mental acuity with  the acumen to accurately activate and accentuate the source of Divine Light in my life. 

I keep my mind alert and sharp, listening to my inner self and downloading the answers I require. 

I am savvy with the details that manifest exciting, love-filled experiences and I allow them to joyously ring loud and clear in my every thought, feeling and belief. 

I have the wit to speak my word with bold, brave, sassy, succulent and enlightened clarity. 

Perceiving and retrieving the brilliance of Divine Intelligence, I  perfectly conceive the best ideas and achieve the deepest insight; receiving great peace, prosperity, joyous love and abundant health in my life.