Have you ever had a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach when you make a big, and what turns out to be awful, decision? Or gotten chills talking to someone who later turned out to be stealing money from you? It could be that these are messages from your intuition attempting to warn you and guide you in the right direction. If you have ever wanted to harness and fine-tune your gut feeling, Lynn A. Robinson’s Divine Intuition: Your Inner Guide to Purpose, Peace, and Prosperity may help.
Robinson is an intuitive, author, and motivational speaker. She has written six books on the topic of intuition and offers intuitive readings on both personal and business matters. She also maintains a blog on Psych Central. With years of experience as an intuitive reader, she is well versed in the practice.
In Divine Intuition, Robinson slowly builds the case for intuition, explaining at the beginning of the book that her approach is not about a person’s view of God. “However you choose to view or experience God is fine,” she writes. “May you find value here even if you’re a nonbeliever.”
Each chapter contains exercises. Some are specifically for introspection (“Creating What you Want in Your Life”), while the ones that close each chapter attempt to reach into the reader’s intuition. These may include meditation or visualization practices, or they may be a series of questions for the reader to focus on. Sections build on one another, providing a comfortable learning pace.
For those concerned about differentiating their intuition from fear, Robinson covers that in chapter 25. She explains how they’re different, plus gives an exercise to assist in determining which is at play.
She also acknowledges that intuition is not easy to pin down: “I think the tough part about intuition is that you know but you don’t know how you know, and sometimes you don’t even know what you know,” she writes. The statement is confusing on first read, but it is comforting to know that the practice of intuition is not as simple as hearing a “yes” or a “no” in one’s head.
Robinson’s tone is comfortable and friendly, never dry or overly serious. It is obvious in her writing that she has wonderful communication skills; her descriptions are vivid and her directions are always well defined.
Her research is thorough and she lists resources and further reading. Robinson’s book seems an excellent, step-by-step guide for those wishing to tap into their inner wisdom.
Divine Intuition: Your Inner Guide to Purpose, Peace, and Prosperity
Jossey-Bass, December, 2012
Hardcover, 272 pages