What is Intuition?
Intuition is a sudden flash, an internal knowing, a glimpse or vision
of truth, a sensation that runs through your body telling you that
something is or isn’t right even though your rationale may suggest
otherwise. It’s your gut instinct or that time you walked into a room
and thought ‘you could cut the atmosphere with a knife’ and yet have no
factual information to make you think that. When used correctly it is
your most accurate inner radar system, continually scanning your inner
and outer environments, sending back messages. Your intuition informs
you of what is taking place and enables you to instantly make sense of
the huge amount of information that continually flows within and around
“The only real valuable thing is intuition.” Albert Einstein
Intuition is a way of accessing the inherent power of your brain.
Your consciousness only uses a tiny proportion of your brainpower and
your intuition accesses the residual power and communicates to your
consciousness the bank of wisdom and knowledge it has available. This is
done subtly through thoughts, feelings, sensations, images, sounds or
any combination of them. We are all endowed with this insight and inner
guidance system and often we just need to learn the techniques to
connect to and trust it so it becomes a skill. Just as animals have a
natural survival instinct so humans are born with the natural ability to
be intuitive; your human instinct. Without realising it, you are taking
in information around you at this very moment. Your intuition takes it
in for storing until a time when it is required and needs to be
accessed. At that point you will ‘just know’ the way forward although if
asked you may be unable to express how ‘you know.’
So we are all intuitive, yet not everyone realises this or is open to
the intuitive messages that their body gives to them. Have you ever had
a situation when you had a gut feeling or instinct of some kind about
the right decision or course of action? Instead of listening to that
message you rationalised and took a different option only to find that
events panned out such that had you taken your first instinct you would
have achieved the desired outcome. You may even have ended up going back
to your original idea. That was your intuition guiding you in the
direction that is right for you, at that time.
What are the benefits of using intuition?
Accessing your intuition will help you in making the right decisions
for you. It can be used in highly practical ways to produce sensible and
reliable information and to enhance your decision making in both your
professional and your personal life. It also gives you quick access to
options that rest outside of the confines of rational thought. Examples
of intuition being used are scattered everywhere in many different
situations by many different people; doctors to diagnose, investors to
forecast share prices, lawyers to develop courtroom strategies, parent’s
with their children and successful leaders in how they choose to relate
to people. In fact whenever someone talks about using their gut
instincts, taking a leap of faith or similar it is their intuition that
has sprung into action.
Those practiced users of intuition walk through life with the
knowledge and ability to instantly tap into a limitless source of
guidance and wisdom. They have the answers to the most perplexing
questions and receive clarity about any issue or situation they may be
grappling with. A life you could have too if you worked on using and
learning about your intuition.
How do I develop my Intuition?
Everyone has this powerful ‘inner software’ that is able to scan,
assess, make sense of and obtain the ‘bottom line’ of any situation,
issue or condition we may be facing! Most of us are walking around with
this valuable ‘software’ intact and no clue how to use it! Discovering
that innate ability can be similar to rediscovering lost information,
clarifying unknowns or predicting outcomes. Each person’s intuition
works personally and is unique to them in how it manifests. In most
cases people are using intuition already and just need to bring it to
conscious awareness to begin moving their level of technique forwards.
You develop your intuition through practice. It may help to first
acknowledge the times you already use it. For example how did you know a
present was just right for someone or that you had left the house and
‘forgotten’ something? Through exercises you can advance at the pace
that suits you.
Getting practical – Exercises in developing your intuition
This is a great exercise to help you to activate and connect with
your own intuition. Start by choosing 5 people in your life – from the
past or present:
Someone you adore
Someone you find really good fun
Someone who you find uninteresting
Someone who has upset you
Someone who has brought happiness or something good to your life
Take each person individually and spend a few minutes picturing them
in your mind, imagine talking to them and think about your experiences
together. Pay particular attention to:
How you are replaying these memories and how they make you feel
Notice where the sensations are in your body and really tap into the feelings this person creates when they are near you
Are there any emotions present? You should try to categorize them as
best you can. For example, rather than just feeling ‘good’, ask yourself
is this feeling joy, love, happiness, excitement? This will help you
better recognise the feeling in the future
Are there any physical reactions associated: are you automatically
smiling? What is your physiology like? Any areas of your body tingling
or feeling more relaxed or tense? Do you feel heavy or light?
Capture anything that comes to mind as you work on increasing the
awareness of how your body feels when you think of each person, this is
the first stage of connecting with your intuition. The next step is to
practice it. The next time you are in a room full of people just scan
the room and allow your impressions to guide you and consider:
Who are you drawn to?
What do you feel?
Who do you feel wary of?
Simply take the impressions and trust them. Use your intuition to
pickup peoples vibrations compared to your own, their inner being and
what you need to know about them to help you decide how to interact with
Once you have switched on your intuitive antennae you can keep a
track of the signals they give you and build a strong sense of what they
mean for you. What you are actually picking up are the subtle
vibrations and energies that everything emits. After a while, using your
antennae will become second nature, a process out of consciousness
again and you will easily make use of the latent power within your own
mind as you develop in all areas of life.
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