There is nothing stronger than intuition

Nothing is stronger than intuition.

Intuition is what I call “inner trust.” Most people, including me, do not trust their intuition even though this inner trust guide is almost always in all ways right. But, you should tune in to your intuition. Author Laura Day in How to Rule the World From Your Couch, explains how your intuition will help you become more powerfully connected to your life. She says that intuition, which women have a stronger sense of, is the staff of success. Bob Scheinfeld in The Eleventh Element, calls intuition the X-factor for success.

Claude M. Bristol in The Magic of Believing, asserts that tapping into the subconscious guide of intuition is the most effective way of bringing into reality what you want. Shoghi  Effendi intimated the power of intuition in Five Steps to Problem Solving, a pilgrim note, that you must trust your inner voice.

At early growth stages we are taught to fight intuition. By the time children enter school their intuition begins to suffer because most children are not allowed the free will to follow their inner trust because they are taught to follow the rules. Then, often when a child enters school, robot learning and more rules follow. Not much longer after school control rules, are embedded in one’s behavior habits, adults further bury their inner trust with frenetic noise which is often confused with the notion that stress and over-activity is the normal ritual of growing up.

What a crock of deception! Noise and over-activity mask inner trust and cut off your inner hearing like a lap band does the intestine in bariatric surgery. Neither is good for the body.

Nothing is stronger than intuition. This I know for sure.

There have been some recent instances where I knew exactly what to do intuitively and out of poor habit abandoned what i already knew when Itried to ignore my inner trust. Each time that I did, I harmed myself. But, when I followed my intuition, honestly it was the perfect decision.

About a year ago I spent two and a half long days with James Arthur Ray in Atlanta. The sessions were energetic, engaging and well designed to make you a dry pocketed follower. Make no mistake, James Arthur Ray knows how to read people and the energy around them. On day two during an intermission I had the chance to meet him and give him a copy of my book, Climb Every Obstacle: Eliminate Your Limits! Without much mind thought, but clear impressions about energy, James Arthur Ray told me “You already know what to do.”

Truth is truth. What he said to me was true. I did already know what to do and so do you. Here are a few ways to boost your intuition:
1. Be still. Take time to listen in quiet certainty.
2. Tune to how you feel. Is your gut quiet or rumbling. Pay attention to that reaction.
3. Keep an intuition journal. This way you will have a source book of how many times your inner trust (intuition) was right.
4. Patience. Have patience with this new habit. It will take some time to undo so many years of rule programming, so keep un-layering and confirming your growth towards solid intuition.

Understand that the right to use intuition is a sacred privilege. Never forsake your inner truth; it will take you to sacred places you have never been before.

Trust yourself and soar!

 

 

 

 

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Monday Miracle: Attract One

 

Everyday contains opportunities, some call them miracles, but I have decided to concentrate on Monday miracles since it is an active means of attracting new bounties.

I ask you to join me in creating intentional Monday miracles. Here is the suggested process:

1. Wake up (regardless of the time of the day) and meditate. Wake up and feel alive. Take 10 minutes. Really get down deep into your internal awareness and meditate on what you want. Recommendation: CD: Meditation-Be Still by Barbara Faison (www.barbarafaison.com)
2. Come clean. Really clean up any lingering mess. Ask for forgiveness, forgive yourself and disallow negativity.  Then take the time to refresh your inner happiness; tap into your passion and enjoy the moments where you were funny, joyful, spiritually uplifted, attuned, in your natural zone of expression.
3. Quiet down. Take a few minutes on Mondays to quiet external noise and allow yourself to experience quiet peace.
4. Clear Your Focus. Clearly, vividly, expressly focus on ONE thing and only ONE thing every Monday. The next Monday you may choose to shift your focus to another thing or remain focused on what miracle you want to manifest.
5. See the end. See your finish point. Be in the scenery and experience all of the expressions that accompany embracing your Monday Miracle.

This process may require some practice for those who are beginning to Manifest on Mondays, but in a short time, with direct commitment, you will accelerate through these steps with ease and purpose.

Begin today…right now.
Manifest your Monday right now and let us know the result….Be well, be clear, and expect miracles.

 

Be A Social Midwife

Today I am reminiscing about a dear friend who lived justice.  A  few years ago I attended a collective worship and memorial for my dear friend, the late Marion King Jackson, at the Sisters Chapel on the campus of Spelman College in Atlanta. The speaker was Dr. Vincent Harding.

My eyes teared up upon entering as I again saw photos of Marion as a teenager, Spelman graduate, and as a nurturing mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. My heart pounded with tempered sorrow as I embraced her children, sister, and other family members or friends. We were so close that it felt that I knew most of the attendees in the Chapel.

Let me tell you about her legacy. Marion King Jackson grew up in Valdosta, Georgia in the early thirties of a segregated south. After graduating Spelman, she married Slater King and moved with her husband to Albany, Georgia. The Civil Rights Movement, led by Dr. Martin Luther King, spread to Dougherty county (Albany) and Marion and Slater stood front and center. They opened their home to the Freedom Fighters and marched with their firstborn child in the streets of the city. During one of those marches, a racist Sheriff in Camilla, Georgia kicked a pregnant Marion King in the stomach, and she later miscarried (Parting the Waters, Taylor Branch).

There is so much more I can share about this intelligent, non-violent woman that this posting could expand to at least five pages or more. I will add these tidbits though: She studied physical therapy and became one of the first black female certified physical therapist in Georgia, she later studied law and passed the Georgia bar, this icon became a Baha’i and tirelessly fought for unity in spite of her tragedy. After her husband Slater died, Marion still stood eloquently for justice and later married the late Emmanuel “Bo” Jackson, also prominent in the Albany Movement. I urge you to read the story in Parting the Waters and to read Hope and History (Vincent Harding) to remind yourself about the sacrifices made for freedom.

According to Dr. Harding, sacrifices are called for today. Healing is called for in the land right now.

He is issuing the call for social midwifes. He said, men and women “be a midwife” to birth new change in America. In his descriptive charge Sunday past, he vividly told us about the social ills which still exist and are present right around us. He spoke about the loving care given by a midwife and he closed with a plea to be like Marion King Jackson, Fannie Lou Hammer, Rosa Parks, Marion Wright Edleman, or Shirley Franklin.

Change the soiled diapers of despair, hold to your breast a grieving mother, nurse the struggling homeless man, woman, or child with compassion…be a social midwife, man or woman, who cares enough to change this world so that we all can “sit at the same table in loving brotherhood.”

Be a social midwife-let your legacy imprint the action of change.

Detox Your Mind

For a while I did not recognize that I was in a transition/clearing out phase. All I knew was that I felt unsettled and angry. Neither of these character traits belong to me so I began to explore the root of my dis-ease and found that I was toxic.

In spite of being careful about those whom I associated with, being a loving-giving person and having a quality family history, I discovered recessive toxicity.

The detox steps that I took included:

1.Isoloation. I had to isolate myself for cleansing and rejuvenation. The toxin parasites I had collected leeched not only my mind processing but also negatively impacted my energy level and health. Uncharacteristically, I have had four respiratory attacks in less than three months – something is definitely off here. My remedy is to undergo a cleansings where I only ate organic fruits and vegetables and drank plenty of water to flush my system of parasitic toxins.

2. Meter. I began to pay attention and meter test my energy around my associates. Yes,  even though all of them were unaware that they were being tested so that I could determine those who sizzled my toxic meter, I began to easily recognize persons, areas, and activities that elevated my toxic seeking sense. Those who pulsed my meter as toxic, I asked the universe to gently remove them away from my space.

The temptation I fought, ironically, was to want to take them back in spite of my truthful knowing doing so was not healthy. What I had to learn is that toxins contribute to chaos and thrives on the continuance thereof.  Dr. Claude Bristol asserts that toxins interfere with your subconscious power and robs you of the ability to function with higher reasoning.

3. Meditation. I began to read more and meditate with higher intensity. Obviously I needed to connect with internal spiritual answers which I could collect from my subconscious source.  Meditation, prayers and reading higher source material began to add refreshing energy into my absorbent mind.

I had to go higher and dig deeper and trust my subconscious promptings. Two books helped me to soar – Love and Power in A Limitless Word (Terry Cole Whitaker) slapped me in the face with the truth about myself and started me to heal. I slung that book away from me so many times that if it had been Humpty Dumpty, as reflected in my shattered self, I would have never re-gained equilibrium and complete fusion.  The second book – Life Shift (Aleta St. James) comforted me with a myriad of confirmations and affirmations.  Let me add here that reading my book, Climb Every Obstacle: Eliminate Your Limits added clarity and emphasis to my life change too.

Almost simultaneously, I began to practice deeper meditation using two CDs. First, Meditation: Your First Steps (Barbara Faison) and In the Garden with Mimi (Lee Williams) and began to ease my troubled, toxic  mind.

I had to detox and so should you.
Pause and check your emotional level and reactions in life. There is never anything to be ashamed of as you submit to this process and find real healing inner peace.

The Year of the Rabbit

Question:  What is the Year of the Rabbit?

Symbol for the Year of the Rabbit


The year of the Rabbit starts 3 February 2011 and continues until 22 January 2012.  This year is the Year of the Metal Rabbit which means it is the fourth phase of Wu Xing.  Metal is yin in character, its motion is inwards and its energy is contracting.  Metal is associated with the Autumn, the west, old age, the planet Venus, the color white, dry weather, and the White Tiger (Bai Hu) in Four Symbols. The archetypal metals are silver and gold.

In Chinese Taoist thought, Metal attributes are considered to be firmness, rigidity, persistence, strength and determination.  The metal person is controlling, ambitious, forceful and set in their ways as metal is very strong; and they are self-reliant and prefer to handle their problems alone.  The metal person is also materialistic, business oriented and good at organization and stability.  However the metal person can also appreciate luxury and enjoy the good things in life.  Just as metal can conduct electricity, the Metal person has strong impulses and generative powers and can bring about changes and transformations for those who come into contact with them.

The Rabbit ( ) (also translated as Hare) is the fourth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.  The Year of the Rabbit is associated with the earthly branch symbol .  The Rabbit or Hare is also the emblem of longevity.

The year of the Rabbit portends a calmer, more placid vibration with an unhurried pace. This Year will allow for more relaxation, less stress and congenial relationships.   Relax, take a break away from the acidity and frenzy of 2010.  This would be a fortunate time to network more, explore different, more diverse, experiences that will add to the richness of who you are and what you know.

ChineseZodiac.com says metal “gives Rabbits more strength, resilience and determination.” As a result, the site says, metal rabbits are “more intense in their actions, whether they’re work-related or romantic.”

Knowledge is a keyword in the Year of the Rabbit.  Read more books this year, expand your global knowledge by reading and studying authors whose ethnicity is different from yours or your cultural background.

The Year of the Rabbit appears to have great personal potential for improvement, relaxation, socialization, creativity, powerful relationships, tranquility and exposure. Make each day of this Year count by stretching your boundaries. Independently investigate your own truth, make new experiences and own them.

People are anxious to improve their circumstances but unwilling to improve themselves, they therefore remain bound.” ~James Allen

Buy a book from a Black author this month

I think one way to embellish the meaning of Black History month in the United States is to buy a book from a Black author.

So many times, due to the buying habits of the majority of the American public, Black authors are not supported enough and their sales lag far behind other authors. Take the time this month – and all throughout the year – to buy a book from a Black author.

Push Black authors up into the sales funnel so that their work is acknowledged and they are paid for their literary contributions.

Please do this for me//thank you//be well.

What is Love?

Woody Allen makes a point here:

“To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering, one must not love. But then, one suffers from not loving. Therefore, to love is to suffer; not to love is to suffer; to suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy, then, is to suffer, but suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be happy, one must love or love to suffer or suffer from too much happiness.”

Whether you think Woody Allen’s comment is funny or not does not matter (I think it is privately humorous), the question here is what is love?

American relationship/marriage statistics are alarming (if you choose to focus on the divorce probability) unless you counterbalance those data numbers with heart memories. This is one reason I often refer to a book written by Julie Rainbow, Standing the Test of Time, that debunks the myth of divorced, dysfunctional Black families as she tells the story of Black couples who have been married fifty years or more and are still standing together.

I have other reasons for my knowing about love, my parents. My parents were married 53 years (until my Dad’s death in 2008) and his last words on this earth were to my Mom, saying “I love you.” Their eternal bond taught me something.

Adding another personal note, now that I have eulogized two brothers, one my twin, but both whom I loved deeply, I had to ask myself what am I learning about life through this experience?  I have been taught that love is a jewel that sparkles as brightly as you do. Well, I want to dazzle because that is the type of love that I want before I leave this earthly plane!

I have learned that “love” endures pain. It is an unquestioned face that relationships that mark years of longevity face pain. Even so, the pain of infidelity, disaster, trauma, or other disruptive issues do not destroy the core of love between two people who are devoted to each other.

I have learned that “love” smells different. Sometimes love stinks. But, like you learn to love your baby’s poop, love is the reason. Other times love smells like a fragrant rose, scented by time and passion. Love among two people may smell different from time to time, but each smell you learn to love.

I have learned that “love” ages. The longer you bottle love the more of an aged bouquet it has. Time and stillness together can create a bonus of a barrel of savory love.

What love is is individual. My impression of love is distinct from yours and you can bet yours is distinct from mine. When I was younger I equated love with lust, thus a divorce as soon as the hots cooled off. Now after taking years of celibacy instruction to heart, I have learned that even though love may lead to suffering, I’ll suffer any day for the aged, sweetness of love.