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Danielle Boonstra Danielle Boonstra intuitive. writer. journey sharer.

Danielle is a writer, coach, and intuitive who simply must share her journey with honesty, love, and beautiful words. She's married to her best friend and has two delicious children. [http://danielleboonstra.com]

When I let it, my intuition guides me to loving and remarkable things. I like to think of intuition as the voice of love that only wants to guide us to who we really are. In every moment, we have two choices: love and fear. It’s not a conscious choice every time, but it’s there. Fear would keep me small, desperate, and clinging to what I think I should want, while love allows me to be me. I believe my intuition wants me to be the greatest version of myself.

One of the turning points in my life came about two years ago. Faced with having to return to work after maternity leave with my second child, I had a gut feeling that I wasn’t meant to go back. It was a good job, but my intuition was on high alert: This isn’t right. You need to stay home. My mind raced. Wouldn’t that be a cop-out? Am I lazy and selfish to listen to this? Am I just trying to rationalize wanting to spend time with my children? What about money?

Eventually, my intuition became too painful to ignore. Even though my husband had huge reservations, we decided I would stay home and take care of the children. I was relieved and excited. Acting on my intuition was like having a risk rush. I was unsure how we’d make it work, but I also had a feeling that there was more at play than financial issues. I needed to heal. What has followed in the nearly two years since then has been miraculous. 

I’ve discovered I can write and write well. I’m finally healing after suffering with bulimia for 15 years. I pray and meditate daily. I’ve become calmer, more peaceful and open. I’m a better wife, mother, and friend. Listening to my intuition in such a big way has opened me up to trusting on a whole new level. I sense things. I read people’s emotions and am overcome with compassion. I’ve been able to communicate with those who have passed on and have felt their loving guidance.

I see now that any time I’ve experienced pain it’s been because I haven’t listened to my intuition. Life is loud. It can be difficult at times to hear that voice of love, but I urge you to try. Be willing. Let your intuition guide you and carry you. Let yourself live by love. Ease yourself into the truth of who you are. Relax into your own greatness.

– Danielle Boonstra

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