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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent guide to finding your inner wisdom.
Ms. Peirce has written a thoughtful and well-organized guide to developing our relationship with the intuitive mind. Her premise is that each person has an intuitive faculty, which is our birthright as human beings. However, some people are more in touch with this faculty than others. Thus her strategy is to show us what blocks intuition, then how to work to unblock it...
Published on August 17, 2004 by Ruth Henriquez Lyon
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Unless you are a positive thinker, do not buy this book
This is another book about positive thinking--not about intuition.
I bought the book to develop my intuition since I don't have it. That's where problems began--the book tells you to refer to your intuitive experiences; if I don't have any (well I had one throughout my whole life), how I can refer to it?
The next round is about embracing God and your...
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192 of 192 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent guide to finding your inner wisdom.,
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This review is from: The Intuitive Way: A Guide to Living from Inner Wisdom (Paperback)Ms. Peirce has written a thoughtful and well-organized guide to developing our relationship with the intuitive mind. Her premise is that each person has an intuitive faculty, which is our birthright as human beings. However, some people are more in touch with this faculty than others. Thus her strategy is to show us what blocks intuition, then how to work to unblock it. The exercises she provides to help us do this take up a large part of the book. In that sense, it is more of a workbook than just a book to read.
Part 1, entitled "Creating a Clear Lens," walks the reader through a series of exercises to clean out habits of thought, fears, and unhelpful beliefs which most of us carry around until we do our interior housekeeping. Many exercises resemble the work that so many people do in therapy, that is, uncovering painful issues from the past and clearing them out. This clearing opens up the channel from the "Big Mind," that is, the intuitive mind, so that we can receive guidance.
In Part 2, "Accessing Subtle Information," the focus turns to specific exercises for developing more sensitive perception and awareness. You will find here an emphasis on using your body awareness to tap into your intuitive mind. This makes perfect sense, as being grounded in the physical realm gives us a stable base from which to extend outward into the unknown.
Finally, in Part 3, "Making Intuition Useful," Ms. Peirce leads us through exercises on applying intuition to everyday life. She includes very good information on dream work, working with the creative process, self-healing, and accessing super-conscious guidance, among other topics.
This is really a lovely book. It is down-to-earth and practical, but also leads the reader gently into the spiritual realm. Ms. Peirce does not promote using ESP or telepathy in order to control the future, manipulate others, or otherwise get one's way in life. Rather, she encourages us to open up to a higher consciousness, and live our lives by creating in tandem with this consciousness. Through this work we become more at peace, more loving, more creative, and just plain happier.
58 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The most practical guide on intuition you can find,
This review is from: Intuitive Way: The Definitive Guide to Increasing Your Awareness (Paperback)Penney Peirce is a workshop leader and creative consultant and her book "The Intuitive Way" is one of the most practical to choose from on the market. It is organized like a 10-week course and is packed with reflections and exercises. After having it read once, I had success just picking up a chapter again and doing a few exercises. The exercises are fun and inspiring. It's a book you keep and go back to for that reason.
She starts by what she calls "The cleaning of the lens of perception" which is about tuning to your own intuition and preparing to open up to it. The second part of the book is devoted to using many tools of intuitive development to recognize and then interpret the messages of intuition. She gives us a good chapter on body-based intuition. The last part of the book focuses on day-to-day messages of intuition such as dreams and how to regularly follow your insights.
Good reads going with this most hands-on guide would be Julia Cameron's books, Natalie Goldberg's books and Ray Bradbury's "The Zen of Writing" (for those into writing) and Hal Zina Bennett's.
75 of 79 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun to read and inspiring,
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This review is from: The Intuitive Way: A Guide to Living from Inner Wisdom (Paperback)This very readable book is packed with encouragement and inspiration for those who want to learn how to tune into their own intuitive wisdom. I led a 13-week class based on the book, and every one of my ten students felt it raised their awareness and abilities. Some of them have told me that they periodically review the book for fresh inspiration and guidance. There are certain sections I, myself, like to review when I don't understand why something is happening to me. The book helps me reframe how I'm seeing things -- an invaluable ability!
35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring,
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This review is from: The Intuitive Way: A Guide to Living from Inner Wisdom (Paperback)This is my favorite book!!! I like to pull it out when I feel I need to be inspired. The exercises really work and when I do them, I find my intuition flowers! It is not just about intuition but about how to change your view of the world. It is inspiring and beautifully written. Read this book!
27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Integrating Intuition Into Every Aspect Of Your Life,
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This review is from: The Intuitive Way: The Definitive Guide to Increasing Your Awareness (Paperback)In The Intuitive Way, Penney Peirce offers a course on intuition development different from other "psychic skills" books on the market. Rather than developing intuition as a tool, Peirce suggests that intuition is part of everyday life and encourages the integration of intuition into everyday living. We all must awaken to the subtle, immediate messages offered by the universe as it presents the exact information we need exactly when we need it.
Peirce explains that the goal is to transcend a basic psychic experience and understand life from the vantage point of a deeper connection with divine spirit. By developing and integrating your intuition in your life, you'll increase your trust and confidence, reduce anxiety, and become a more hopeful, enthusiastic person.
Most of us have deep-rooted, unconscious negativity that has developed through our exposure to other people's ideas, and we believe that we are limited in our skills and creativity. Peirce offers guided meditations and writing exercises to recondition the subconscious mind and eliminate negative responses. By explaining "the three kinds of mind," any individual can learn to identify at what level this negativity exists and retrain that part of the mind to think differently.
The first half of the book can be challenging, as concepts of psychology, mysticism, and mythology are blended together to form Peirce's ideas. While some of the writing exercises are challenging, others are vague, and it can be difficult to make the connection between the exercises and the concepts. Also, the guided meditations are detailed and visual, but they are lengthy and challenging and can occasionally be counterproductive as you become stressed while trying to remember her advice while relaxing and entering a meditative state.
For this reader, the most value of The Intuitive Way came in the second half of the book. Understanding your body's signals as intuitive guidance while at the same time tapping into your imagination to create the life you've always desired is where the really profound moments occur. Imagination and visualization are keys to understanding your own needs, and you must pay attention to the ideas that arrive in your mind. Ignoring your intuition and imagination will ultimately force them to go dormant
Applying intuition and integrating it into everyday life is what distinguishes Peirce's teachings from others. Intuition is not something to be looked at once in a while when making decisions. Intuition is to be fully integrated as another sense that comes naturally without even necessarily thinking about it. As someone walking the intuitive path, you're always undergoing a constant character assessment and evaluating whether or not your actions are for your highest good. As you evolve as a soul, you must always be on the lookout for signs of regression, testing your intuition to determine if the messages coming to you are for your highest good or if this is resurgence of the ego. This hands-on workshop offers some unique concepts and exercises for developing these abilities.
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intuition is critical for a fast moving business,
This review is from: The Intuitive Way: A Guide to Living from Inner Wisdom (Paperback)In a fast-changing business environment where there is less time and a glut of information, Peirce's book gives practical techniques for gaining a competitive edge. The Intuitive Way has given me insights into creating, evaluating, and implementing strategic plans so my clients and their organizations can stay on course. In addition, gaining a more subtle awareness of the hidden factors affecting business is critical for making better decisions and achieving better results. The Intuitive Way is helping me know where the market is going--not just where it's been
30 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best book on the subject of intuition.,
This review is from: The Intuitive Way: A Guide to Living from Inner Wisdom (Paperback)This book is one of the easiest to understand on how one can become aware, in-tune-with the universe. The exercises help with intuition but even more important, her views are that of the ancient mystery schools but offered to us in ways we are sure to understand. I highly recommend it.
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DEVELOPING BUSINESS INSIGHT,
This review is from: The Intuitive Way: A Guide to Living from Inner Wisdom (Paperback)"In the business environment, employees are often asked to analyze facts but rarely taught how to use their instinctive ability or insight in the analysis. Penney Peirce's intriguing new book, The Intuitive Way, is filled with many practical exercises that will enhance an employee's sense of knowing and help apply a person's knowledge to what would work best for his or her organization. By using the revealing processes offered, I have been able to get in touch with my inner vision and knowledge more quickly, with profound results. I highly recommend this book for those who want to improve their business decision-making process." Cynthia Schmidt, President, Resources On-Line and Co-Founder of Prism Solutions, Inc. Los Altos, CA
19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Your Intuitive Almanac,
This review is from: The Intuitive Way: A Guide to Living from Inner Wisdom (Paperback)I would like to start living my life more from the principles described in the Intuitive Way. At last, I have found a simple, direct, comprehensive guide about living from inner wisdom. Not only is it practical, well organized, and beautifully formatted, but also it reads like fine prose.
Penney Peirce writes clearly about teachings from psychology, East-West philosophies, religion, metaphysics, and business. One of my favorite parts of the book was when she talks about the etiquette and ethics of intuition. I have never seen these topics addressed as well in any other book. In my opinion, The Intuitive Way is to intuition what Conscious Loving is to intimate relationships.
I read Penney's book in 1998 and again this summer. I would like to start a discussion group based on the Intuitive Way with other like-minded people. I can be reached at email@example.com.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very well written, easy to use, and an excellent resource/guidebook on intuition,
This review is from: The Intuitive Way: The Definitive Guide to Increasing Your Awareness (Paperback)The Intuitive Way is a book and work/guide book to be used each day as you work with different thoughts and exercises. I've just loved this process of developing my intuition and learning about myself along the way. This is the second book I've purchased from author Penney Peirce. The first was "Frequency" and I was very impressed with her writing style and meaningful exercises, so I purchased this book. I've found both of them to be excellent resources and material...with pages tabbed, highlighted, etc. Both of them have a permanent spot on my bookcase. What I love about her writing is that she discusses spiritual ideas, energy, physical laws, etc. in a very clear and down-to-earth way. There are so many books on the market about intuition, vibration, laws of the universe, etc. that are the same thoughtless mumbo-jumbo and seem disconnected to what is really going on on the physical and spiritual planes. Pierce's books are not this way and I'm sure you'll find her approach extremely accessible and thoughtful. Good luck to you on your intuitive journey!
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