Hi from Lee! One of my favorite books is Richard Bach’s Jonathan Livingston Seagull. This book would have never been the success it is today if Eleanor Friede, an independent book producer, had not listened to her intuition and taken action. She made the rounds to over two dozen publishing houses, none of which took interest in a children’s book called Jonathan Livingston Seagull. Ms. Friede’s associates called it a “nothing book.” One Sunday morning she was sitting on the deck of her beach house and suddenly sensed that Jonathan Livingston Seagull was a story for adults, not children! She then realized her marketing strategy had been all wrong; it was an uphill battle, but she finally got it published with a very small printing. The publishers didn’t want to do a second printing, even though it sold out its first release in just a few months. And even though the book received no national attention, she believed unfailingly in its message. She pushed hard for the second printing because she felt this book would become a best seller — and she was right. The book has sold over 11 million copies in twenty-seven languages.
Ours is a world where science has succeeded in explaining most observable phenomena, which makes it hard for many to accept anything that is unexplained as being real. Many times you can personally experience some instance of mental telepathy and still consider it just a coincidence. Physicists and psychologists say there is evidence of an energy link between everything in the universe. Everything that happens is simultaneously encoded in this energy pattern, which makes telepathy and clairvoyance more plausible, and certainly gives us a deeper understanding on how intuition works. This would explain why animals run away when anticipating an earthquake. British biologist Rupert Sheldrake has submitted a very provocative hypothesis that whenever a member of a species learns something new, the “causative field” or behavioral blueprint is altered. If the new behavior is repeated enough, a “morphic resonance” is established that will affect every member of the species.
According to Roy Rowan, in his book The Intuitive Manager, “New ideas spring from a mind that organizes experiences, facts, and relationships to discern a path that has not been taken before. Somewhere along this uncharted path, intuition compresses years of learning and experience into an instantaneous flash.”
Author Michael Hutchison writes, “In recent years many have recognized the dangers of left-hemisphere dominance and have undertaken various ways to emphasize the right-brain functions. Meditation, yoga, chanting, dancing, running, guided dreaming, visualization, self-hypnosis, and many other techniques have been used to open up the right hemisphere.”
Keep in mind folks, you cannot fool yourself. You know how you feel right now about your own inner wisdom called intuition. Sadly, if you don’t trust it, you are going to need to take small steps, one at a time, in order to rebuild your confidence in your own inner wisdom. Without these steps, you won’t be able to bring valuable and dependable information to yourself. There are certain activities or surroundings that can be very conducive to intuition.
You’ll need to experiment and find out what works best for you. The most important step is for the mind to be receptive to different ideas and to have faith in your own abilities.
Blessings to you