Sunday, April 17, 2016

The Energy of Intuition

“Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain,
but simply points the way.”
~Florence Scovel Shinn (1871-1940), Author

It is my hope that we are now coming into an age of new spiritual understanding where we can welcome and accept the gift of Aknowing@ that we are often given, no matter how subtle that gift may be.  We are immortal, eternal spirits.    
Those gifts not only make life more joyous, grief easier, but help to remove the fear of death that has been placed culturally as an obstacle to spiritual growth and understanding.  We do know who we are.  We just have to bring that knowing, our remembrance, to the forefront.  An increasing number of people are achieving that while in the body.  And for those who do not rediscover the knowing, they will know without doubt one day, as they pass into another state of being.  
It is wise to use our intuition to access our body’s subtle energies for greater wellness. This sacred energy is with us at birth, throughout life, and continues after death—it’s a marker of our soul’s journey. We must learn to draw upon it.
We all may use our intuition for guidance, and for the wealth of knowledge that can be revealed to us from the spirit world.  We must learn to listen with our gut instead of our heads.  We must learn to listen with our hearts instead of our minds, and we must believe in our intuitive sense.
So the next time your intuition speaks to you, listen, trust in it, and be guided by it.  The sense of comfort it brings is very well worth it. 


Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, One of a Kind.


It has been many years now since psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross stuck her neck out among her peers with her ideas on death and dying, and she dedicated her life to teaching about grief and how to handle terminal illness.  What she brought to the world of medicine was a spiritual understanding, and enforced that not only with her patients, but in her classes, lectures, seminars, and books.  I was lucky enough to know Elisabeth personally and she was one hell of a woman.  She worked hard.  She had a beautiful sense of humor, was an intelligent, intuitive, compassionate, and spiritual person.  And yes, she talked with spirits, (spooks, as she called them).  I have much respect and admiration for her and how she stood up for what she believed in, and at a time when her beliefs were not the norm, at least in our hospitals in this country.  She was one of a kind, a very beautiful soul.
The first time I saw her on television was in 1969 or so, when her now-classic book On Death and Dying came out.  I was awed by her then and fascinated by the ideas she presented in her book.  Her work, her books, and her lectures, have touched millions and millions of people over the years.  What she gave us is precious, and for many of us, a new understanding about the process of death, about the afterlife, and about grieving our losses, before and after a life ends in the physical dimension.  
 For anyone who would like to know more abut Elisabeth's life, I would suggest her fascinating autobiography, The Wheel of Life: A Memoir of Living and Dying, and, of course, any or all of her other books, including her last one, co-written with David Kessler, On Grief and Grieving:  Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss. 
But even now, a few years after her death, when I think about her, and write about her, it brings a smile to me, almost a chuckle, as I recall some humorous comments she made on an afternoon visit I made to her home in Arizona, at a time following her stroke. 
Having spent private time with Elisabeth and having personal conversations has been a highlight of my life.  Yes, indeed.


Excerpt from my book, How Thin the Veil! 150 Years of Spiritualism by Linda Pendleton.