I don’t do a lot of book reviews. I get a lot of requests for them, but I usually decline, or change my mind a couple of pages into the first chapter (I wouldn’t publish a negative book review. Why give attention to something I don’t like?). But when Angela Artemis asked me if I’d like to take a look at her new book The Intuition Principle – How To Attract The Life You Dream Of, I already had a really good feeling. Angela is a friend of mine, a fellow blogger, intuitive guide, an expert on intuition and just one of the most aligned people I know (and I know a few). Whatever she had to say was bound to be valuable. And I wasn’t disappointed.
For those of you who have been looking for your next great read – something that will raise your vibration and give you concrete tools on how to align with Who You Really Are, look no further.
Full disclosure: I’m not an Amazon Affiliate. I make no money off of the sale of this book. I’m sharing it with you here simply because I think if offers incredible value to my audience.
The Basics – what the book is about
Essentially, this book delivers exactly what the title says: It’s about how to develop your intuition and use it as a tool to help you align with the life you truly want. But it could’ve just as well been called “How to Become Authentic”, or “How to Line Up With What You Want”, or “How to Become a Happy Shiny Puppy.”
Angela makes a fantastic case for WHY you should learn to listen to your intuition and gives real life examples of how your life can change (often drastically) when you tune into inner guidance. Her writing inspires the reader, not just to deliberately become more intuitive, but to become Who They Really Are, to live fully and fearlessly and discover their “fabulousity factor”. She ties learning to use your intuition to become more authentic into a beautiful vision of the future (much the same as mine): the next step in our evolution is to become a fully self-aware, cooperative, intuitive, awake society filled with individuals who understand how they are connected, how to truly benefit themselves, each other and the world in general, and who live deliberately instead of reactively.
Here’s a quote from the book which I found particularly inspiring: “Something happened when you were fully clothed in your suit of flesh: you lost that sense of excitement and fearlessness. Now you are just playing it as safe as possible until your time runs out. That is not really living… People who listen to their intuition are living fully.”
To Angela, listening to your intuition is akin to learning to read life’s instruction manual, something I couldn’t agree more with. When we finally realize that life doesn’t have to be nearly as hard as we’ve been making it out to be and that moving into ease and grace is as simple as learning to hear your inner voice (and having the courage to follow it), living becomes a whole lot more fun.
Practical tools to help you discover your inner guidance
For me, personally, one of the most important factors when choosing a personal development book to read, no matter if it’s spiritual, psychological or otherwise, is that it must contain practical information that will actually help me to apply the information contained within. Theory is great and good and gives us a better understanding of how the world works, but if you can’t use that theory to make your life better/easier/happier/etc., then what’s the point? Sure, we all like to sound smart around the water cooler (or juice bar), but if we’re not actually any better off after spending our valuable time reading something or taking a class or seminar, then wasn’t it just a waste of time?
The Intuition Principle doesn’t just deliver these practically applicable tools, it drowns you in them. It takes you by the hand and leads you step by step through the process of understanding what your intuition is, all the different ways in which it can show up and how to interpret the results.
You’ll get tons of exercises to help you awaken and improve your intuition, including:
- Using meditation (includes a written guided meditation to help you improve your intuition)
- Allowing your intuition to write through you (a kind of channeling through writing)
- Accessing intuitive guidance through dreams (and how to interpret them)
- Muscle testing
- Working with a pendulum
There are sections on:
- Learning to “speak Intuition” – basically, learning to recognize your intuitive impulses or messages in all the various ways in which they can come to you and how to decode them when they do.
- Overcoming your fears and resistance to listening to your intuition. Angela breaks down the most common blockages one by one and gives advice on how to overcome them.
- What to do if your intuition doesn’t seem to be working.
- How to meet and work with your guides.
The book also includes several guided visualization exercises to help you get answers about:
- Career and Finance
- Relationship issues
- Your health
- Other people’s health
- How to identify your passion
- Remembering your mission or the intentions you set forth before you were born and have been adding to ever since
Of course, I’m a huge fan of tips and techniques, especially if they work (these do). But my biggest justification for doing anything these days is always an affirmative answer to the question, “Does it feel good?” Reading this book made me feel good. It raised my vibration. It inspired me. It made me want to redouble my focus on aligning further and further with Who I Really Am. It validated what I know, deep down, to be true and gave me permission to listen to my inner voice (and who doesn’t want that every once in a while, eh?)
If you’re at all drawn to reading this book (that would be your intuition talking…), do yourself a favor and pick up a copy ASAP. Again, in case you’ve forgotten or the cynical part of your brain doesn’t trust this much enthusiasm: I make no money off of the sale of this book. Yes, I actually liked it this much (in fact, I toned it down a little. When I get really excited about something, it tends to blow people’s hair back. I am practicing quite a bit of restraint here. You’re welcome.)
You can find The Intuition Principle for sale on Amazon. A Kindle edition is also available.
Author Blurb: Angela Artemis, an intuition coach, is on a mission to teach readers around the world to “speak intuition” so that they unlock all the brilliant potential that resides within and start living the life of their dreams now – not later. Her popular website, Powered by Intuition is a rich source of information for readers wishing to learn how to use their intuition to create happy, successful and fulfilling lives.