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Sophy Burnham on Connecting with Our Intuitive Selves

The October 3rd post “Where has the Divine shown Itself to You Today?” was inspired by my phone conversation with author and mystic Sophy Burnham.  The two of us engaged in an hour-long conversation about the spiritual journey and intuition.  I wanted to know how intuition hooked up with emotions and how an I could cultivate a stronger intuitive knowing. “Intuition” Sophy says, “is really developed through empathy.”  “Empathy, however, is developed through knowing your own emotional self so you can see the emotional expressions in others.”  The right side of the brain, which hosts creativity, does not utilize language like the left side of the brain does.  Information comes through the right side through feelings and pictures.  Our left brain isn’t developed until we are five years old when reason and rationalization become developed.  In our culture, we tend to, then, value the left side of the brain and close down the access to our right side.  Both sides are necessary, and equally valuable.  When an individual is...

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Where Has the Divine Shown Itself To You Today?

Photo of Sophy Burnham from her website sophyburnhamdotcom In the midst of writing a chapter on the benefits of being fluent in the language of emotions, I took a short break to contemplate.  On this day, contemplation meant cleaning out my e-mail box.  I discovered a message from Science of Mind Publications with their new online magazine complete with audio links. I entered. Curious with an interview on intuition, I placed my mouse over the link and began listening to Sophy Burnham, author and mystic speak on the topic.  I was pulled in when she said emotions are the gateway to intuition, or something to that effect.  I knew this was true, intuitively, however I didn’t know why and I wanted to know “the why”.  I found her contact information on the web and e-mailed her.  “Could we speak so I could have a greater understanding as to developing intuition through connection with the emotional body?”  Graciously, her answer was yes. I purchased and studied her book The Art of...

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