"Shakti Gawain" is a New Age author and proponent of what she calls "personal development". Her books have sold over 10 million copies.

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What I am actually saying is that we need to be willing to let our intuition guide us, and then be willing to follow that guidance directly and fearlessly.

The universe will reward you for taking risks on its behalf.

An affirmation is a strong, positive statement that something is already so.

When I'm trusting and being myself... everything in my life reflects this by falling into place easily, often miraculously.

I am convinced that life in a physical body is meant to be an ecstatic experience.

When you truly give up trying to be whole through others, you end up receiving what you always wanted from others.

Every time you don't follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness.

Our bodies communicate to us clearly and specifically, if we are willing to listen to them.

Assertiveness is not what you do, it's who you are!

No scoundrel is so stupid as to not find a reason for his vile conduct.

As long as we focus on the outside, there will always be that empty, hungry, lost place inside that needs to be filled.

Evil (ignorance) is like a shadow. It has no real substance of its own, it is simply a lack of light. You cannot cause a shadow to disappear by trying to fight it, stamp on it, by railing against it, or any other form of emotional or physical resistance. In order to cause a shadow to disappear, you must shine light on it.

We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or to other peoples' models, learn to be ourselves, and allow our natural channel to open.