It’s been a long time since I read Shakti Gawain’s books but I loved them.
I recently received this quote in a friend’s e-newsletter and wanted to share it because, in my Voice for Love practice I teach people a an easy way to get back in touch with their intuitive knowingness and I support them in trusting it and acting from it.
When we consistently suppress and distrust our intuitive knowingness, looking instead for authority, validation, and approval from others, we give our personal power away. This leads to feelings of helplessness, emptiness, a sense of being a victim; eventually to anger and rage, and, if these feelings are also suppressed, to depression and deadness…The true solution is to re-educate ourselves to listen to and trust the inner truths that come to us through our intuitive feelings. We must learn to act on them, even though it may feel risky and frightening at first, because we are no longer playing it safe, doing what we “should” do, pleasing others, following rules, or deferring to outside authority. To live this way is to risk losing everything that we have held onto for reasons of external (false) security, but we will gain integrity, wholeness, true power, creativity, and the “real” security of knowing that we are in alignment with the power of the universe.