Marcus T. Anthony
Normally I wouldn’t give away these hard-earned secrets for free (or for the mere price of the little upcoming book this article is taken from, How To Develop Profound Intuition). But I need the good karma. During my many years employing intuitive intelligence have learned a great deal about how it works, why it sometimes doesn’t, and the common pitfalls people make when using such “integrated intelligence.”
By all means, use your intuition to guide you towards doing what you love. However I recommend people think of their life purpose as being more related to being, rather than doing. When you are fully present with what you are doing, then our highest “states” tend to emerge – gratitude, love, joy, creative expression and so on.
So you want to convince that skeptic about the validity of your spiritual perceptions. This is a problem faced by every person with a spiritual perspective. Here’s Marcus T Anthony video response.
The idea of karma is one of the most widely misunderstood concepts among spiritual practitioners, and within spiritually-inclined societies. In fact, karma is so widely misunderstood that I prefer to use the term “soul issues” instead. The following three distinctions, taken from that book, represent three key clarifications that can help you avoid what I call “The karma trap”.
What do we really know about the intrinsic nature of consciousness and its essential role (if any) in the nature of cosmos? Probably a lot less than many would assume. There is no question that our knowledge of brains has expanded massively in the past century. But what does all this data about brains really tell us about consciousness?
The new age and alternative spirituality movements are dominated by the idea of the law of attraction. I think that I can write that without much fear of being wrong, but perhaps not without fear of having crystals and empty bottles of incense thrown in my general direction.
The soul’s journey is one of grace. The universe guides us and nurtures us, much like a loving parent. But that parent knows the value of tough love. Oftentimes it leads us into places that lead to suffering, where that suffering can deepen our wisdom. And it is perfectly willing to allow us to make foolish choices which can lead to painful outcomes.
So it all looks pretty good from your current perspective, doesn’t it? Success seems almost divinely guaranteed. But before you step off onto the road less traveled, before you take that first step on the journey of ten thousand steps, you might like to consider the price.
The problem for all of us is that the mind tends to be highly judgmental. It likes to make immediate and definite discriminations regarding what it sees. Yet those judgments are often informed by past experience, one’s knowledge base, beliefs, and the way things look up front.
The third thing you are going to need if you want to develop profound intuition is commitment. And this means dedication, persistence and patience. The intuitive mind is an alien beast to most of us in the modern world. We all use intuition, of course. But few of us employ it regularly, nor trust it emphatically.
Perhaps the greatest obstacle to developing profound intuition is the civilisational barrier. Mainstream Western science and education has rejected most of the cognitive functions associated with spirituality, religion and superstition – which are often naively placed in the same category. Given that the idea of a brain-transcending cognitive mental ability is clearly considered “paranormal,” or equated with mental illness, we set out on the journey to profound intuition on rather uneasy footing.