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Introduction

Intuition for Starters

How to Know and Trust Your Inner Guidance
by Swami Kriyananda (J. Donald Walters)



This little book can change your life—it's certainly changed mine as the editor. It offers solutions to many of our most basic questions: How do I know what are the right decisions? How can I better understand other people? What is the purpose of my life? How do I fit into the larger scheme of things?

These questions often challenge and baffle us all. Without some source of inner guidance, making decisions can seem like trying to untie a jumbled knot of thread—the more we pull the ends, the tighter the knot becomes. Using the techniques presented here, you'll be able to unravel the sometimes-confusing tangle of problems you're faced with, and act with assurance that you're drawing on true guidance.

The exciting thing about working with these techniques is that they can transform the way we think and respond to just about everything we do. Creative solutions can be found for every situation in our life, and new answers to old questions appear.

Working with intuition not only enables us to live more successfully, but it can become a way of life—filled with greater enthusiasm and energy to face the challenges that may confront us. As one highly successful person said, "There are no obstacles in life, only opportunities." This can be our motto, too, once we're able to step out of the shadows of doubt and uncertainty, and face every new situation with the confidence born of inner clarity.

But there's also a deeper benefit that you'll receive by reading this book and practicing its principles—you can begin to explore your own higher levels of consciousness. True guidance comes from an expanded state of awareness that is always operating just beneath our conscious mind, called the superconscious. From this state we can tap into a powerful stream of energy and creative solutions in our life. We're able to grasp subtle truths in the world around us, and can feel a greater unity with life. Tuning in to superconsciousness does more than help us know what decisions to make: it helps us know who we really are.

Swami Kriyananda (J. Donald Walters), the author of this book, has spent more than fifty years living these truths and sharing them with students throughout the world. Personally trained by the great master of yoga, Paramhansa Yogananda, Kriyananda draws his teachings from a tradition that has enabled people down through the millennia to experience their own highest potential.

What's so convincing about the value of these techniques is the example of Kriyananda's own life. Practicing principles for drawing intuitive guidance for many years, Kriyananda has been able to accomplish extraordinary things: writing over eighty books and 400 pieces of music, founding a number of successful intentional communities, and offering wise counsel and guidance to thousands of students and friends worldwide.

Within each of us lies the ability to attract the answers we need for the challenges that confront us. Intuition for Starters will set your feet on a new road of knowing how to draw creative solutions, and of realizing that life is not an endless array of problems. It's a great adventure filled with unimagined possibilities and untarnished hope.

Devi Novak
Ananda World Brotherhood Village
Nevada City, California



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