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Laura Day Laura Day bestselling author. speaker. intuition integrator.

Best-selling author Laura Day teaches people how to integrate intuition into their personal and corporate lives to achieve greater success and community. [www.howtoruletheworldfromyourcouch.com]

The greatest lesson of intuition is that we are one energy represented by its parts as well as its whole – and we can perceive it all.

My place of peace is in the real experience of our oneness. My place of challenge is learning to be an individual in the world. I’m fortunate that others profit from learning from my weakness and I profit from learning from their strength.

When my students first discover the accuracy of their own intuition, they’re amazed by the power it gives them.

And then …

… they’re hit with the immeasurable value of each human being and the inevitable effect that one person’s suffering, hunger, emptiness, or effort has on us all. Initially, they suffer a loss of protective boundaries. They work through this pain until they find a new set of boundaries which includes their new perceptions.

We all become more forgiving when we get in touch with our intuition. We forgive ourselves for our darkness – the inevitable struggle between how things are and how we want them to be, and we recognize our courage each time we choose for the common good while still maintaining our own integrity. It’s hard to forgive oneself daily when intuition allows us to perceive what could be our perfection. I try, I fail, I try again, and I give myself credit for the effort.

Physical connection helps me to recharge. I give a free workshop once a month just to touch and connect with other people, in the flesh. I’m always connected with people through my intuition, but rarely in the flesh. Flesh is a beautiful thing. The transformation of energy into matter is our inner God at its best and I need to be part of it in a sweaty, human way.

I don’t perceive life as a series of beginnings and endings, since time, for me, is a multi-dimensional place where I transform what we call past, present, and future into what perception calls “the moment.” I struggle to stay in “the moment” and to use every one my senses to help me be grateful for each moment’s gifts. I’m always tempted to fix what should simply be experienced. Thank heavens I’ve been given a son, Samson, who refuses all attempts at “fixing” and in doing so teaches me to value the perfect/imperfect moment.

Love comes in many forms and I work on myself daily (except when I forget) to be open to accepting them all.

– Laura Day

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