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I'm Lisa Bowman, editor of The Religion Network, a multi-faith Web site. This site provides inspirational quotes through an
exploration of a new spiritual theme every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The Religion Network is offered with the
conviction that inspiration can be found in all spiritual faiths, and furthermore, that finding the commonalities
among the world's religions is more healing than pointing up their differences.
Religion as an institution is a precious gift, blessing individuals and uplifting communities. However you choose to
worship, I hope this site enhances your journey. If you'd like to know my story, click on biography.
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ON TODAY'S SITE:
Sarah Ban Breathnach, Florence Scovel Shinn, William Wordsworth, Guru Granth Sahib
To me, intuition is an angel's nudging of my heart. Sometimes it effervesces up from
my gut like champagne bubbles. Other times intuition makes me feel like the world has
suddenly snapped onto a grid and into sharp focus.
And sometimes it is a golden veil
of peace, reassuring me that yes, this is how things are supposed to unfold.
It's pretty safe to assume that the Holy Spirit is the integral force behind what we
refer to as intuition, forming the language without words; the language of Love that
is whispered into our ears, draped across our hearts and dropped under the guise
of imagination into our minds. Spiritual intuition brings God's deepest wisdom
to light in the mortal world.
Photo by Stephen Bowman All rights reserved
Intuition is the subliminal sense Spirit endowed us with which to maneuver safely
through the maze that is real life...One such intuitive signal is the emotional
trembling that accompanies creative discovery or warns us not to take a
certain acton. Another intuitive message breaks through when we suddenly
grasp that to try something new might be delightful; we do so and are sur-
prised by joy. A third intuitive nudge occurs through revelation; the inner
knowing that helps us arrive at the right place at the right time so that we
can be swept away by the benevolent flow of synchronicity that gets us
where we're meant to be as easily as the Universe can arrange it.
Excerpted from "Simple Abundance,"
by Sarah Ban Breathnach
Warner Books, 1991
Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does
not explain, but simply points the way.
Florence Scovel Shinn (1871-1940)
American self-help author
Come forth into the light of things, Let Nature be your teacher.
Faith is a passionate intuition.
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze...
...To me the meanest flower that blows can give
thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears.
What we need is not the will to believe,
but the wish to find out...
Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.
With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony,
and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.
William Wordsworth (1770-1850)
English poet of the Romantic period
Tear down skepticism and dispel your doubt; with your intuition,
draw down the bow of the Praise of the Lord.
From the Guru Granth Sahib
Holy scripture and final guru of the Sikhs
The Last Word:
Today, go within and seek the wisdom and guidance
of your authentic self. She steadfastly waits to speak
to you through the whispers of your imagination
and the glimmers of your intuition.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
Author of "Simple Abundance"
Totally Random Bonus Quote:
Beauty is an ecstasy;
it is as simple as hunger.
W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)
English playwright and novelist