Shakti Gawain Quotes

We always attract into our lives whatever we think about most, believe in most strongly, expect on the deepest level, and imagine most vividly.

Change happens not by trying to make yourself change, but by becoming conscious of what’s not working.

The more light you allow within you, the brighter the world you live in will be.

In order to cause a shadow to disappear, you must shine light on it.

When we finally give up the struggle to find fulfillment “out there,” we have nowhere to go but within. It is at this moment of total surrender that a new light begins to dawn.

Every one of us comes into this life with lessons to learn and gifts to give.

Every moment presents a new opportunity and a new decision.

As you learn to consciously observe the transformation process, you will watch yourself repeating a lot of old patterns long after you seemingly know better. Spiritually and intellectually, you realize there is another way, but emotionally you are still clinging to the old habits. This is a difficult time. Try to be patient and compassionate with yourself. When you recognize the futility of an old pattern so clearly, it’s about to change! A short time later, you will suddenly begin to respond differently, in a more positive way.

In order to heal themselves, people must recognize, first, that they have an inner guidance deep within and, second, that they can trust it.

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

Our life is a reflection of what we believe we deserve. As we deepen our acceptance of and open ourselves to the Infinite love of the universe, a new power flows through us, releasing us from the bondage of our old way of life.


When you see beauty anywhere, it’s a reflection of yourself.

Everything in the universe wants to be loved and accepted. Our personal work is to find the love and acceptance within ourselves.

Beingness, doingness and havingness are like a triangle where each side supports the others. They are not in conflict with each other. They all exist simultaneously. Often people attempt to live their lives backwards: They try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so that they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.

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

Imagining what you want as if it already exists opens the door to letting it happen.

Whatever our individual troubles and challenges may be, it’s important to pause every now and then to appreciate all that we have, on every level. We need to literally ‘count our blessings,’ give thanks for them, allow ourselves to enjoy them, and relish the experience of prosperity we already have.

Problems are messages.

We all have within us a deep sense of what we need, and what is right and true for us. To access this we need to pay attention to our feelings and our intuition. We need to learn to listen deeply to ourselves and to trust what we hear. And we need to risk acting on what we feel to be true. Even if we make mistakes, we must do this in order to learn and grow.

All our relationships, especially the deep ones, stir up the deepest issues for us that we need to confront and work with.

The best way I have found to follow my true desires is to pay attention to my intuitive sense. We all have great wisdom within us, a part of us that knows exactly what we need at every moment. We are born with this intuitive sense, but most of us are quickly taught to distrust and ignore it. We have to relearn something that should come naturally. Fortunately, it’s not too difficult; it just takes some practice.

Practice following your intuition in everyday things, trusting your gut feelings moment by moment and acting on them as best you can. As you learn to trust yourself in smaller matters, you will build power and confidence to take bigger risks and deal with the larger issues in your life successfully.

Anything in life that we don’t accept will simply make trouble for us until we make peace with it.

You create your opportunities by asking for them.

If you constantly think of illness, you eventually become ill; if you believe yourself to be beautiful, you become so.