Are you listening to the intuition that wants to expand your ideas? Spiritual maturity often looks like allowing some of the values and attitudes you hold as truth to die. When you become set in your ways and loath to expand, often something must come along to shake you from your calcification. It’s hard to let go of an overprotective, hovering nature, but if you listen for too long you will not develop your gifts of expression and strengthen the explorer within. How will you retrieve your intuitive nature if you remain in familiar territory? How will you learn to strengthen your resolve in what you intuit if you never take a stand for the newly seen?

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. William James

If you dishonor your emerging side, you’ll lose confidence in the new, leaving you behind and feeling alone. When the invisible inklings are no longer heard, there is a dying inside as the light goes out. Yet this dying could be the very catalyst that launches you into hearing the new voice of inner knowing. As you learn to honor the inner directive again, a confidence will return with eyes that see and ears that hear beyond the physical evidence. Only humans question their intuitive side—all other creatures of this world listen to their inner self and its guidance.

Spiritual Contemplation: Have you recently said to yourself that you should have listened to your intuition? What inner promptings are you not listening to?

Affirmation: I trust my inner directives!