Improve Your Intuition
You can make better decisions, you can improve your intuition!
Intuition is a muscle that can be developed and strengthened
according to the authors, experts and psychics that are members of the “Intuition Network.” World-wide professionals
use their intuition for things as practical as stock market trades, major decisions and
even quitting smoking. In business they call it 'creative problem solving."
The Steps to Better Decisions
first step is learning to trust your hunches. Keep a journal of your hunches and you will learn how often you are right. Most of the experts we interviewed
for our video mentioned journaling and the need to practice. Practice is the key. If you want to develop your intuition, do things such as guessing games i.e.: Who is going to win and by how much? Your journal will show
you if you were right.
Meditation is also important, just spend some quiet time alone.
You need to detach yourself from your feelings in order to make effective decisions and predictions. Learning the difference
between impulse and intuition is also a key factor. It is important that you recognize how
your intuition comes to you and you will notice a pattern. Lots of people get “gut
feelings,” while others get “images or relevant dreams.” If you do get images, you need to learn how to
interpret those images.
Remember, intuition doesn't
usually have a sense of desperate urgency and doesn't fade if you don't act.
Giten on Intuition & Healing
SWAMI DHYAN GITEN
An excerpt from the book "The Silent Whisperings of the Heart - A Collection of quotes from Giten"
Intuition means to learn to listen to the silent whisperings of our own heart.
is our inner teacher, our inner source of love, truth and wisdom, in life.
basically means to develop a deeper trust in ourselves. Intuition means to develop a deeper trust in our heart and inner being.
Intuition is basically a function of our heart and
the heart is the door to develop our intuition.
Intuition is a “yes”
to life. Intuition means to develop a trust to life. Intuition means to learn to listen to life. When we allow ourselves to follow
the silent whisperings of our heart, the fragrance of love arises.
Life is like playing
“hide the key” with God. God has hidden the key and now it is up to us to find the key again. It also takes us
a while to realize that the key is hidden in our own heart. Our heart is the door to allow life to guide us. Our heart is
the door to say “yes” to life. Our heart is the door to surrender to life.
means to follow the silent whispers of the inner in a basic “yes” to life.
is really very simple. In each moment, we have the opportunity to choose between saying “yes” or “no”,
to listen to our intuition, to listen to our true inner voice, the Existential voice within ourselves. When we say “yes”,
we have contact with Existence and we receive nourishment, love, joy, support and inspiration. When we say “no”,
we create a separation from life and begin to create dreams and expectations of how it should be. We begin to live in the
memories of the past and in the fantasies of the future – as if any other time than here and now really could make us
happy and satisfied.
Life is our teacher. Life communicates with us all the time
and it is a lesson to see how life continuously have led me to the people I need to met, to the situations I need to experience,
and to the places I need to be. There has never been any real reason to worry since all small individual rivers are already
on their way to the ocean, to the Whole. It is not about swimming, it is about relaxing and to float with the river in a basic
trust that life already leads towards the sea of consciousness, towards the Whole.
means to develop a trust in ourselves
Intuition means to know from within ourselves. Intuition is our true
inner voice, our Socratic Daimonion, our inner teacher.
Intuition is about being
present and taking creative decisions.
Through learning to listen to our own intuition,
it develops to a constantly available inner source of love, truth and wisdom. We can close our eyes, go within, and always
receive the right guidance.
Intuition is the art of the moment. Intuition is always in the moment, in the here and now.
means to develop a trust in ourselves, a trust in our own joy, intelligence and creativity, a trust in our own individuality.
The intellect gives insight, logic
and understanding, the heart gives joy, acceptance, trust, intuition, compassion, friendship, playfulness, humor, creativity and a sense of oneness
in love and the inner being gives silence, a rest in ourselves, meditation and a sense of belongingness with life.
The human heart is a healer, which heals both others and ourselves.
human heart operates from two premises: "I Am Responsible" and "Only Love Works.
Love is what creates the freedom and
relaxation to be who we really are.
The greatest gift we can give to another person is our love.
In the depth
of our heart, we already know that we are perfect as we are. In the depth of our inner being, we already know that life is
perfect as it is.
Fear and hate create separation, love and joy creates belongingness and wholeness.
means to learn to love and respect ourselves as we are.
Acceptance is to love and embrace everything that we find within
ourselves like a mother embraces her child.
When we stop judging others and ourselves, our heart begins to open.
means to bring out everything from inside ourselves out in the light.
Everything we give love and attention to grows
Meditation is the way to develop the inner clarity, which is the base to develop our intuition.
is a capacity of our heart. Our heart is the door to allowing Existence to guide us, instead of being directed by our ideas,
desires and expectations. Since the days of Aristotle’s, we have been taught that logic is the only way to reach a solution.
But while logic works in a step-by-step-process to reach a solution, intuition simply takes a quantum leap to a solution without
any intermediate steps.
To see life from the perspective of intuition is to have vision. To see life from the perspective
of intuition is to see life from the perspective of wholeness. It is to understand that life is basically one and that we
are part of life. While the intellect can only see the details, intuition sees the whole. To see life from the perspective
of intuition is like looking at life from the summit of the mountain, whereas seeing life only from the perspective of intellect
is like looking at life from the foot of the mountain. Through learning to listen to our intuition, we learn to be in contact
with the Whole.
We all have the same capacity to develop our intuition. Meditation and love are the basic nourishment
to develop our intuition. People with a quality of heart are often intuitive.
Intuition is the art of the moment. Intuition
is always in the moment, in the here and now. While the intellect always moves like the pendulum of a clock between the memories
of the past and the fantasies of the future, intuition is always in the moment, always in the here and now. The more we develop
our inner being, the inner source of love and truth, the inner quality of being here and now, the more we also have access
to our intuition.
Intuition is about moving out of our own way. Intuition is about moving out of our limited sense
of “I”. It means moving out of the way of our ideas about how things should be and just be with what is. It is
to be with the living reality of the moment.
Our heart is the door to allowing Existence to guide us. Our heart is
the door to allowing life to support is in our psychological development process towards spiritual maturity.
is the voice of our inner being, of our authentic self. Intuition is the Existential voice within ourselves. Through listening
to our intuition, we are in contact with the Whole.
Intuition is a trust that if we follow our heart, if we follow
our love, joy and truth, the Whole becomes enriched.
Intuition is already in contact with Existence. Intuition is already
in contact with that, which is larger than ourselves.
Within each one of us there is a healer. Healing
has always been a way and a deep source of joy for me. Healing is basically our own energy, which overflows from our inner
being, from the meditative quality within, from the inner silence and emptiness.
Healing is pure love in essence.
Love is what creates healing. Love is the strongest force there is. The sheer presence of love is, in itself, healing. It
is more the absence of love – than the presence of love –, which creates problems. Healing is a quality, which
we can freely share without any ownership. Healing is not something that we can claim as our own; healing is to be a medium,
a channel, for the whole.
Healing is a medium through which we can develop our inner qualities of presence, love, joy,
intuition, truth, silence, wisdom, creativity and inner wholeness. Healing comes originally from the silence within, where
we are already in contact with the whole, with the divine. Healing is what makes us spread our inner wings of love and silence
and soar high on the sky of consciousness and touch the stars. Healing is to be in service of God.
People who have a quality of heart and sensitivity are naturally
healing. With some people that we meet, we feel naturally uplifted and inspired. With other people that we meet, we become
tired and heavy. With people, who can listen without judging and evaluating, it is easy to find the right words to share problems
and difficulties. And with other people, it seems almost impossible to find the right words.
People, who have a healing presence and quality, can support
our own inner source of love, truth and silence through their presence. These people also seem to have an intuitive sensitivity
to saying the right words, which lift and inspires us. This is the people whose presence can mirror the inner truth, which
we already know deep within ourselves.
The human heart is a healer, which heals others and ourselves. It is the hearts
quality of love, acceptance and compassion, plus communication through words that creates healing. A word that comes from
the heart creates healing. A silent listening with a quality of presence and an accepting attitude creates space for healing
Without love it is only possible to reach the personality of the other person, to reach the surface and
periphery of the other person
The gift of healing comes when we see the other person with love and compassion. It is
the quality of heart, which creates the love and the genuine caring for the other person. When our words are carried by the
quality of heart, you can say almost anything to the other person and he will still be able to be open and receptive. But
if our words lack the quality of heart, it also becomes difficult for the other person to continue to be open and receptive.
Even if a therapist is very skilful, technically, or has a clear clairvoyant ability, and still lacks the natural roots in
the soil of the heart, then his words will not touch the heart of the other person.
When I began to work with people
almost 22 years ago, it was an insight for me that I really cared about the other person, and that it was this love that was
communicated beyond the words to the other person. One of my course participants – who is a teacher – described
this very beautifully when he said that he was impressed by my intuition and by my way of conducting therapeutic work –
or, as he would rather call this, “giving insights into love”. Love is what allows us to go beyond the surface
of the other person and to touch his inner being, his inner essence. Without love, it is only possible to reach the personality
of the other person, to reach the surface and periphery of the other person.
Meditation is the way to develop our natural
healing abilities. Healing comes originally from our inner being, from the inner source of silence and wholeness. In the silence,
we can let go of all our problems, frustrations, fears, anger and sorrow. Healing happens when we bring everything that we
find inside ourselves out into the light. Healing is to embrace and accept everything that we find inside ourselves without
judgment or evaluation. Healing happens when we discover an unconditional love and acceptance for ourselves as we are with
both our light and dark sides.
A male meditator says that he made a deep insight in a course about what healing is,
which has guided him much in life. He says: "I did a course and had been feeling very good during the week before the course.
The first two days of the course I still felt very good. But the third day of the course, I began to feel uncomfortable. The
question why I suddenly felt uncomfortable arose in me. But instead of asking somebody else, I asked myself this question
and the answer I got was: "To receive attention". Could it be so simple? I thought, and then I closed my eyes, went inside
myself and gave myself attention. Through this I discovered that I could give myself healing. There were also many things
that I suddenly understood through this about the question: "What is healing?" It became clear to me that healing is to give
attention and that healing and giving attention are synonymous terms".
Healing is not only a specific method, healing
is also to invite another person into our own inner light, to invite another person into our presence, love, joy, acceptance,
humor, understanding, playfulness, meditation and silence. Healing can also be a loving word, an understanding glance, a present
touch, a silent listening or simply joking with another person and making him or her happy. Humor is also one of the strongest
healing powers to see our situation and ourselves in a new and creative light.
When I pursued an education in healing
in the USA in 1984, I was told that I had the capacity to become a crownchakrahealer, a spiritual healer, to act as a channel
and catalyst for spiritual energy from the 7th chakra through the heart. At that time I had no idea what a crownchakrahealer
really was and since than it has been a continuous process during the last 17 years to deepen and develop my understanding
about what a crownchakrahealer is. This process has resulted in a way of working I call "Synchronicity – Transmission
of the Light", which uses healing and energy work from the Source on a formless level. With this way of working I have worked
with groups up to 80 people. It is really a way of working, which goes around the ego and speaks directly to the heart. It
allows a person to come in direct contact with his own inner being, with his own life source. With my intellect I still do
not understand how this way of working functions. It is not a way of working, which can be understood on a method plane. It
is a way of working, which relates directly to the heart and which can only be understood through insight and experience.
One participant in Gothenburg described his experience
of Synchronicity as being like a thousand suns suddenly had been lit in his own consciousness. He says: "It was like an inner
explosion, an expansion of my own consciousness – and I felt only love for the other people in the room".
The greatest teacher in healing is nature itself. To be out in the nature is like being surrounded
and embraced by love. Trees are also very beautiful people, who have their own innate wisdom and who are already in oneness
with Existence. And the sky whispers its silent message that, beyond everything, there is only one sky. A female meditator
describes it like there is a basic meditative quality in nature. She says: "There is nothing in nature that questions each
others existence like people do. Everything is allowed to exist and everything is allowed to be exactly as it is – and
seasons come and go. It is not strange that people love to be out in nature and experiences that they come in harmony with
themselves, because, in nature, there is nothing that tries to change them. There is a quality in the air, which can be called
a meditative quality".
Healing is to be in the light of our own consciousness. Healing is an inner light, which exist
as a natural radiance around a person. This inner light is in itself a healing force beyond words. This inner light disperses
darkness, like when you lit a candle in a dark room and the darkness disappears by itself. This inner light exudes a subtle
influence through its mere presence. The more the light in our own consciousness is lit, the more it creates a subtle effect
in the world.
Following our instincts and using our intuition
can be one of the most valuable of tools for self improvement and success.
has hunches, ideas, insights or flashes of inspiration that we can’t explain and have no idea where they come from.
We may be stuck or bogged down with something that we just can’t work out how to deal with. We may have weighed up all
the facts and still don’t know what to do.
It’s very common to for us
to get an idea from nowhere that may even fly in the face of the facts as we see them or have analyzed them. This can happens
when we least expect it, often when we are relaxing, or when our minds are otherwise occupied. As a result we often ignore
these insights and ideas that could well have supplied the exact solution we needed.
flashes of inspiration come from our subconscious minds, and if we let them, they can provide answers to most of the questions
and problems we struggle with. The latest research has concluded that the subconscious minds stores and has access to everything
we have seen, heard and come across in our entire lives, 24 hours a day. A large proportion of this information has never
even registered in our conscious minds, which usually only absorbs those things that we actively pay attention to. It is thought
that our insights come from the application of this life experience to the current events we are faced with.
There are techniques that can be learned from brain researchers and brain enhancement experts
to help us to harness the incredible powers of our subconscious minds. Imagine what we could achieve with greatly increased
Just being aware of the incredible capabilities of our subconscious
minds can help our self improvement – if we decide to pay attention to our hunches and intuition
and act on them.
Self Improvement Quote of the Day:
"Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level."
- Dr. Joyce Brothers
"Okay, So Now I’m Supposed to Develop My Intuition?
How Does That Work?”
Susan Dunn, MA Clinical Psychology, The EQ Coach
“Intuition is vital to the empowered employee,” says Garrett Boone, CEO of the Container
Store, in “Fast Company,” but intuition certainly doesn’t come to the
unprepared mind. The more knowledgeable you are, the better informed you are, the better prepared you are to use your intuition.”
So now, you may be thinking, I’m
going to have learn to be an intuitive, empowered employee. It’s hard to keep up with
the buzz, the fad du jour.
However, intuition is no fad. It’s an EQ competency, and
EQ matters more to your career success and life happiness than your IQ. And the good news is EQ can be developed over your
Do you “have” intuition? I’ve never coached
anyone who didn’t have some. They just needed to hear it described so they realized they’d always gone on hunches,
and gut feelings, and survival instincts, and, yes, even good vibes.
All too often this comes out when we say,
· I knew …the market was going to fall
I knew …she wasn’t the woman for me
· I knew …he was a crook
· I knew …it would never work out
I knew …better than to do that
Until you get acquainted with your intuition, that phrase will most often come out as a V-8 afterthought – “I coulda use my intuition!”
Intuition can be defined as knowing about something
in “other than cognitive” ways – knowing without knowing how you know. If you develop your intuition instead of regretting you didn’t use it, you’ll be saying, “My intuition says don’t do that,” and “Sorry, but I’m going with my hunch of this one.”
How do you develop your intuition? Professional Intuition Coach,
Nancy R. Fenn, offers the following beginning exercises:
a tool or article is missing, let it “come to you” while you go on about your business.
you get the mail, decide on at least one item that will be in the mail.
what time your spouse, child or roommate will walk in the door.
any given time during the day, relax and try to guess exactly what time it is without looking at your watch or a clock.
Here’s an exercise from Nancy: “Think of a problem you’re having that you’d
like guidance on. Stand perfectly still and see what changes first in your environment, i.e., dog barks, curtains blow in
the wind, ambulance goes by, baby laughs, leaf falls to the ground, bird fly overhead to the left. Interpret this event symbolically
as the answer to the question.”
What an exercise like this does, is force you
to still the logical, rational and v. limited neocortex, so other parts of your brain can work.
Work with an intuition or EQ coach to develop your intuition. People who’ve
developed theirs say they know it’s intuition because they feel absolutely sure. What
a great feeling!
Intuition - by Susan Dunn,
Intuition is beginning to emerge from obscurity and
gain legitimacy. A natural mental faculty, a key element in the creative process, a means of discovery, problem solving, and
decision making, it's no longer considered the province of a gifted few.
is an EQ competency. That is, it is considered something necessary to successful living, and something to be respected and
valued. In recent years it has emerged from obscurity, even suspicion - at one time it was even known as "feminine intuition." What exactly is intuition?
According to Merriam-Webster:
1 : quick and ready
2 a : immediate apprehension or cognition b : knowledge or conviction gained by intuition
c : the power or faculty of attaining to direct knowledge or cognition without evident rational thought and inference(www.m-w.com)
According to Intuition magazine online, “intuition
is increasingly recognized as a natural mental faculty, a key element in the creative process, a means of discovery, problem
solving, and decision making. Once considered the province of a gifted few, it is now recognized as an innate capacity available
to everyone - not a rare, accidental talent, but a natural skill anyone can cultivate.”
Remember those math problems
you got the correct answer for, but you didn’t get full credit because you couldn’t show your work? Intuition, Intuition magazine says, “is a key ingredient in what we call genius, and it is also an important
tool when applied to everyday life.”
That having been said, from where does
this almost mystical ability come?
In their amazing book, A General Theory of Love,
authors Lewis, Amini and Lannon, all doctors, agree that all of us acquire wonderfully complicated knowledge that we cannot
describe, explain, or recognize.
They cite researchers Knowlton, Mangels and Squire,
who devised an interesting experiment – they gave subjects the task of predicting the weather in a simple computer model.
They designed the experiment so that as unhelpful as the cues looked, they did relate lawfully to the outcomes, but the relationship
between cues and effects was deliberately such a complex and probabilistic function that even the smartest person couldn’t
figure it out. It was way too difficult for logic to unravel; that is, subjects would have to approach this task without the
use of the neocortex.
The researchers were right. No one figured it out, but that
didn’t stop them from getting better at the system they couldn’t understand or describe! After just 50 trials,
the average subject was right 70% of the time, which means, of course, that some were doing far better than that. What they
were doing was gradually developing a feel for the situation and intuitively grasping the
essence of what was going on.
We tend to believe that success can only come from
understanding (via the neocortex), but in reality our marvelous brains,
when presented with repetitive experiences, are able to extract unconsciously the rules that underlie them. “Such knowledge,”
say Lewis, Amini, and Lannon, “develops with languorous ease and inevitability, stubbornly inexpressibly, never destined
for translation into words.” Words being a neocortical ability.
can’t describe, but we "know," come from our implicit memory. Our implicit memory ensures that “camouflaged learning”
permeates out lives. Spoken language, for instance, is a confusing assortment of phonological and grammatical rules that we
couldn’t possibly describe, yet we all learn to speak our native tongue. In fact, children are able to learn it without
any formal instruction at all.
The advantages of intuition? It’s much quicker – and also surer – to use your intuition.
You have a greater grasp
on reality, as it were, when you don’t confuse things by bringing in the neocortex. "Reason," said Pascal, “is
the slow and tortuous method by which those who do not know the truth discover it.”
“There is guidance
available to us at all times,” says Penny Peirce, “just below the surface of our logic, just after we stop pushing
and striving, just before we jump to conclusions. By cultivating the ability to pause and be comfortable with silence, and
then by focusing steadily and listening for the first sounds or feelings, for the first impressions, you can help your intuition wake up suddenly and enthusiastically, as if from a long winter’s nap.”
How do you develop your
intuition? One way is to learn to still your self-talk, what I refer to as “the Talking
Head” – that constant yammering that goes on inside your head. Get centered. Quiet your thinking mind. Slow down
and focus on one thing at a time. Listen. Practice.
“Although intuition is a natural resource,” says Nancy Rosanoff, an intuition
trainer, “it functions best when developed and exercised. Like a muscle, intuition
becomes strong, reliable, and precise when trained and put to use. But because our culture stresses the importance of analytic
thinking, we often forget we have this inner source of wisdom and insight."
time you say "I KNEW I shouldn't have done that," you're actually saying, "I could've used my intuition
and I didn't." Trace back from those times and try and figure what signals you were getting that you ignored. We're like the
hapless hero of the old V-8 Juice ad who
So what’s the buzz about intuition? It’s coming into its own. It’s getting legitimate. Corporations are even hiring intuitionists
to make decisions. I say it’s about time, because it’s a much surer way to make a decision than are logic and
reason; an important decision that is. How much data would be too much to know about the woman you’re going to be leaving
your baby with all day?
About the man you’re
considering marrying? At some point the data ends, and you leap off the cliff and make your wings on the way down. Do you
doubt this? Oliver Wendell Holmes, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, said that 90% of the decisions at his level were emotional.
He just rationalized them afterwards. As we all have done.
“In small matters, use
the head,” said Freud, “and in large matters, the heart.”