Developing Your Intuition: Conscious Construction Using Cosmic 2 x 4's


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What’s a cosmic 2 x 4 you ask? It’s actually a phrase that’s been used in the ‘new age/ metaphysical’ world for the past 15 years or more. It refers to the lessons we learned the hard way when we didn’t listen to our intuition.

In the process of our spiritual growth and intuitive development, we learn to listen more deeply and follow the guidance that comes from within. Because conscious awareness is building during that time, whenever we choose not to listen and go against our intuition, the lessons learned seem twice as powerful and painful than if we had listened.

When it happens, it feels like a 2x4 hitting you right between the eyes. It’s especially powerful because ‘you should have known better’. These are lessons that are meant to get our attention either consciously or intuitively. From personal experience I can say it is infinitely preferable to have it come through the intuitive realm, then take action upon it. Choosing to ignore, or bypass your intuitive sense will have repercussions that can lead to self deprecation and resentment.

Our inner guidance system always has our best interest at heart. It ALWAYS knows what direction to lead in. It’s when we don’t listen that we steer off course. Usually those sort of off-road detours are very bumpy and filled with potholes. Instead, learn to use the cosmic 2x4’s for conscious construction.

What is conscious construction? It’s the process of building your inner structure in a deliberate and focused fashion. That means learning your lessons, enhancing your listening skills and embracing your inherent wisdom.

Each lesson we learn is a 2x4 added to our foundation, the base of our inner structure. We grow, learn, evolve and build a sturdier structure as we do so. Cosmic 2x4’s are building materials for our conscious construction project, along with consciously learned lessons, spiritual growth, etc.

As we build our inner structure we feel stronger, more secure in who we are and more sure of our place in this world. Knowing who you are, why you are here and where you are headed is a good feeling. Remember, cosmic 2x4’s are painful and avoidable. Just remember to listen to your intuition!

© 2005 Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster is an Intuitive Counselor who assists clients to create extraordinary transformations in their daily lives. Her work is uplifting, empowering and success-oriented. You can visit Jodie’s website at for further information and to schedule a private intuitive session. You can also look for weekly updates to her blog at: .

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