When Faith and Function Collide
This letter touched me. The writer clearly wanted to use intuitive skills and perhaps other techniques not recognized or possibly condoned by her faith to better her life without betraying her faith. People are faced with this question every day. Are your tools in line with your beliefs? Are your prayers, and even your behaviors, in line with what you believe to be the right thing?
Most of us are our worst critics. Most people work very hard to stay on the right side of goodness. But, there's a lot of gray between the black-and-white lines of life. Intuition is a powerful tool that is an innate part of every human being. When used properly, it gives direction, shows you how to help others and what they need from you. It allows you to create success in your life and communities and so many other things. Intuition is not a religion or even a belief.
I teach many people who are not believers how to use their intuition. Often, their companies hire me to train them to work together, know their market and create products that succeed. They don't know how to use their brains in a consistently accurate and successful way, but once they do the first exercise, they have proof that intuition gives valuable information. They don't need to become believers.
A good scientist suspends judgment and runs the experiment anyway. But I'm not talking about science, I'm talking about faith. Faith is the beliefs you hold, even when you don't have concrete proof. Faith is unique to every individual. Anyone who tries to undermine your faith is not a helpful person to you. However, new challenges can make you examine your faith. If you truly believe, this experience will only make your faith stronger.
How to use your intuition