In last week’s lesson we learned about instinct, and distinguished it as the natural process of ‘thinking without thinking.’ Intuition on the other hand can be thought of as a super-natural process of ‘knowing without knowing.’
It’s super-natural because it occurs beyond the realm of what most people consider ‘normal’.
INTUITION COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE
Have you ever thought of someone and the next minute they call you on the phone?
Have you ever had a feeling that you should ‘do’ or ‘not do’ something, and then had that feeling confirmed? That’s INTUITION at play.
In a study of train crashes between 1950 and 1955, researchers discovered that on most days when accidents occurred, there were significantly less passengers on the trains.
In ONE crash, there were only NINE passengers on the train. Normally, that train averaged 65 passengers… So how come less people got on the train? Could it be that their INTUITION saved their lives?
Interestingly, in the weeks leading up to the Titanic disaster, many passengers cancelled and the Titanic sailed at only 58% capacity… Pretty cool, eh?
WHAT ELSE CAN WE DO?
It’s difficult for me to stick to the speed limit when I ride a motorcycle that can do almost 300km/h (190 mph) in a heartbeat. Often, while riding, a thought pops into my head that there is a speed camera ahead.
Having learned to trust these thoughts, I immediately slow down. More often than not, a speed camera is hiding around the next bend…
Very often though, my mind is not RELAXED enough to hear my inner voice as my FIVE speeding fines last month testify to!
A friend recently advised me that it would work out cheaper for me to remove my number plate and just pay the fines for not having a number plate!
THREE TIPS TO HELP YOU PERCEIVE YOUR INTUITION
1) Relax and listen…
If you make a habit of relaxing for 10 minutes sometime every day, you’ll notice you are more peaceful and will begin to just ‘know’ the right thing to do. You’ll also get more done, have more energy and achieve more of your important goals.
I use the Relaxation For Manifestation to help me relax and visualize my goals. It works. Try it.
2) Learn how your INTUITION communicates with you…
We all receive intuitive information in different ways. My buddy sees pictures in his mind’s eye. I feel an ‘opening’ or ‘closing’ feeling in my heart area. Others hear a nagging inner voice…
Generally we receive our intuitive ‘hits’ in one or more of the three primary senses:
– Visual sense (getting a FLASH of inspiration),
– Auditory sense (hearing an inner voice) or
– Kinesthetic/Feeling sense (a gut reaction or inner knowing).
Notice which way you receive your intuitive information and it will help you become more aware of it.
3) Take responsibility for your life…
I could lead a 3 day seminar on this one alone! Until you begin to accept that you are responsible for how you experience your world, your intuition will be like a compass next to a magnet – spinning all over the place with no fixed direction.
Here’s a good place to start taking responsibility. Call the people you are avoiding calling and say what needs to be said to them. Set yourself an inspiring goal (so your internal GPS has a destination to guide you to) and begin taking action towards it.
CAN INTUITION MAKE YOU MORE SUCCESSFUL?
In a nutshell, YES!
Learning to trust my intuition has saved me from bad business deals, led me to great opportunities, helped me answer important questions and given me a competitive advantage in life. Jeez, it has even saved my life a few times.
One of my teachers, Dr. Tony Quinn (who I consider one of the most successful men I know), refuses to make any decisions without first checking in with his intuition. He says that his intuition is what made him a Billionaire.
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