This book review is part of a series that covers the topic of Intuition. The Official Guide to Intuition is Dr. Judith Orloff. Intuition is the power of understanding or realizing something without the use of rational processes.

Developing Intuition: Practical Guidance for Daily Life is a valuable resource for people interested in intuition, and it is available through and Barnes and Noble.
Everyone is born with intuition, explains author Shatki Gawain. The problem is, most people learned to suppress the natural connection to their intuition and were trained to rely solely on their logical, rational mind. "Many people who are not accustomed to being consciously in touch with their intuition imagine that it is a mysterious force that would come to them through some transcendent mystical experience," Gawain writes. "In fact, intuition is a very practical, down-to-earth tool that is always available to help us deal with the decisions, problems, and challenges of our daily lives."

Like Judith Orloff's Guide to Intuitive Healing, Gawain spends most of the book emphasizing the practical uses of this seemingly mystical skill. In her opening chapters Gawain offers relaxation and meditation exercises that nurture intuitive awareness. From there she discusses how to interpret and apply the intuitive messages we receive in our daily lives. For example, Gawain shows how intuition can help readers overcome addictive behaviors, create prosperity, or heal physical ailments. It can also be used to enhance emotional stability or clarify career paths.

Gawain has a long history of writing straightforward, self-help primers that cover elusive spiritual material. Once again she has done an excellent job. Developing Intuition is a sensibly organized beginner's guide to intuition that steadily paces readers through a wealth of insight.

Author's Bio: 

This book review is part of a series that covers the topic of Intuition. The Official Guide to Intuition is Dr. Judith Orloff. Dr. Judith Orloff is a board-certified psychiatrist and assistant professor of psychiatry at UCLA. Her latest book Positive Energy (Harmony Books) completes a trilogy of books around awakening intuition and subtle energy. Dr. Orloff has spoken at medical schools, hospitals, the American Psychiatric Association, Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women Summit, and alternative and traditional health forums—venues where she presents practical intuitive tools to doctors, patients, and everyday people.

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