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Excerpted from A Still, Small Voice by Echo Bodine. Copyright © 2001 by Echo Bodine. Excerpted by permission of New World Library, Inc.  All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher. HTML and web pages copyright © by SpiritSite.com.

"The key for all of us is to still our minds and not panic."

  Echo Bodine, A Still, Small Voice, Part 6

The key for all of us is to still our minds and not panic. Our heads usually go right to all the things we should do - put an ad in the paper, call an agency, etc. - but none of that may be necessary if we listen to the still, small voice within.

If you have your own business, your intuition will help you with every decision you have to make, from ordering inventory to scheduling projects and important meetings, deciding when and who to hire and fire, finding the right accountant, the perfect attorneys, which supplier to go with, which internet server to go with, when to have the company picnic, and which clients you want to work with and which ones to pass on. When you can get in the habit of focusing on the internal voice within your stomach area, not your head, you'll feel it correctly nudging you with all the decisions you need to make.

My intuition always serves me well in planning new classes, setting up appointments, planning business trips, and teaching workshops. Anything that requires a decision about timing is especially important to run by my "intuitive consultant," because the source within knows so much more than my head - in fact, it seems to know everyone who's interested in taking my classes and their schedules, the weather conditions coming up, the other activities that might be taking place at the facility I'm going to rent, what my energy is going to be like, and the other events coming up in my life that I donít know about yet.

In spite of what my head might say about the best time to schedule these things, I always go by my inner voice. I've learned the hard way that if I schedule something according to my head and havenít checked in intuitively, I never have the good results I was hoping for. Our inner voice always knows whatís best for us and our circumstances, and so itís the perfect business partner. Intuition/God comes up with the great ideas; all we have to do is carry them out.

It's important to realize that we're all connected. When you speak to your inner voice about a need you have, the other people who are involved will also get a nudge from their inner voice, and it will all come together like a big jigsaw puzzle. Living by intuition is a magical way to live.

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