What is Intuition?
Your intuition, sometimes refereed to as your inner guidance, is a mechanism of inner or instinctive knowing which neither requires, nor employs logical thought processes.
It is an alternative source of knowledge, level of awareness, or as some refer to it, an inner voice. We all possess this mechanism to varying degrees, as well as the capacity to develop it further.
Intuition is one of four major functions of the human mind along with sensation, thinking, and feeling. By balancing all of these functions within ourselves, we have the ability to maximize our potential.
Intuition is ultimately your connection to the subconscious mind. It is how the subconscious mind communicates with the conscious mind. This is why it’s such an amazing source of creative power, wisdom and understanding. It transcends the realms of experience or reasoning.
Quiet your mind and listen. Take time each day to experience silence. Practice calming your mind by using whatever breathing or meditative technique you prefer. Let go of the inclination to think, or analyze, and try to know everything. Be open and listen. Let your thoughts roam and be open to the ideas and solutions that come to you. When you listen to your intuition it connects you with a greater knowledge. It usually communicates through symbols, feelings and emotions.
Learn to trust your hunches and inner feelings. If something doesn’t feel right chances are it isn’t. How many times have you had that feeling in your stomach compelling you to do, or not do, something for no apparent reason?
Listening to it probably helped you avoid a traffic accident or led you to be at the right place and time for getting that great job. Your intuition is your inner guide, so learn to trust it.
Pay attention and be aware. In order to increase your intuitive abilities you must pay attention to what is going on around you. The more data and information you absorb from your environment, the more your subconscious mind has to work with when you have to make an important decision.
Since your intuition uses the information gathered by the conscious mind, the more you have available, the better the solution. Likewise, knowledge and understanding learned from experience contribute to the quality of insight provided by your intuition. Remember, the subconscious mind communicates information to the conscious mind through your intuition.
Other types of intuition reveal themselves in thought flashes or inspiration. The key is to take notice. The more you pay attention, the more of them you will experience. ◆
of Developing your Intuition
- Helps you reduce stress by identifying and dealing with problems more effectively
Unleashes your creativity and imagination
- Puts you in touch with your subconscious to help uncover hidden truths about yourself and life
- By being in touch with your intuition, you prevent the buildup of negative emotions and thinking
- Integrates left and right brain functions giving you a more complete perspective of issues
- Improves physical, mental and emotional health
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