I’ve put together a selection of books to support, guide, and inspire your own practice of the intuitive arts. You can think of intuition as a synergistic and dynamic relationship. For example, one might see it as cognition entwined with insight, receptivity blended with presence, or intention dancing with opportunity.
"Intuition doesn’t tell you what you want to hear; it tells you what you need to hear.”
When I reflect on what it means to be intuitive, several thoughts come forward. How does one describe something so subtle, ‘felt’ as opposed to ‘thought’? One way is to see intuition as a synergistic and dynamic relationship. For example, one might see it as cognition entwined with insight, receptivity blended with presence, or intention dancing with opportunity.
In my experience, I find that when I want to tune into my intuition, it’s important to slow down, open my awareness with presence, and listen. Sometimes it takes a while and sometimes there are those moments of deep insight that come in a flash. How it happens is a mystery - at least to me. That it happens at all is wondrous.
The more emotional maturity we can bring to our intentions to receive information and insight beyond the rational or linear, the more accurate our interpretations will be. Therefor, it’s vital to continue to tend to our own well-being if we want to have confidence in whatever ‘comes through’.
With that in mind, I’ve put together a selection of books to support, guide, and inspire your own practice of the intuitive arts:
Creative Visualization (audiobook here), Developing Intuition: Practical Guidance for Daily Life (audiobook here), and Living in the Light: Follow Your Inner Guidance to Create a New Life and a New World by Shakti Gawain are classics in the field of developing our inner guidance, especially if we commit ourselves to truly listening to what it has to say. This takes patience, willingness, and practice, practice, practice.
Practical Intuition: How to Harness the Power of Your Instinct and Make It Work for You by Laura Day encourages everyone to trust that with practice, they can develop their natural intuitive skills in practical reliable ways.
The Call of Intuition: How to Recognize & Honor Your Intuition, Instinct & Insight by Kris Franken presents a six-step practice designed to help you easily and effectively live from an empowered state of awareness. You’ll learn about working with the chakra system, crystals, mindfulness, Spirit Guides, prayer, and more as you become attuned to the natural flow of universal energy and cultivate your innate gifts.
Diary of a Psychic, The Psychic Pathway: A Workbook for Reawakening the Voice of Your Soul, and Walking Home: A Pilgrimage from Humbled to Healed by intuitive guide and spiritual teacher Sonia Choquette offer soulful support wherever you may find yourself on your path.
Through the Darkness and Where Two Worlds Meet by psychic medium and teacher Janet Nohavec provide dramatic evidence of ‘life after life’ and show us how to hone our own gifts as we explore the sacred work of bridging this world with the next.
The Light Between Us by psychic medium Laura Lynne Jackson (audiobook here) addresses some of the deepest questions with which we humans engage: Why are we here? What happens when we die? How do we find our most authentic and fulfilling path in life? And she does so with a refreshingly straightforward and unassuming approach.
Psychic Navigator: Harnessing Your Inner Guidance and The Mediumship Training Deck by psychic medium and teacher John Holland help us to tap into our intuitive abilities and to recognize the signs and symbols shared with us by those who have passed on.
Thriving as an Empath: 365 Days of Self-Care for Sensitive People and The Empath's Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People by Dr. Judith Orloff offer clear and practical support for dealing with the stresses of life without sacrificing our sensitivity in the process. She writes, “I feel so strongly about regular self-care because I want you to enjoy the extraordinary gifts of sensitivity - including an open heart, intuition, and an intimate connection with the natural world.”
The Art of Intuition: Cultivating Your Inner Wisdom by Sophy Burnham (audiobook here) contends that we all have hunches and sudden insights, and that we need only tap into our innate abilities in order to develop our inner wisdom.
The Intuitive Path: The Seeker's Guide to Spiritual Intuition by Sara Wiseman guides the reader through the process of opening the path forward to new levels of consciousness and spiritual awakening.
“Follow your heart, listen to your inner voice, stop caring about what others think.”