To receive intuitive guidance you firstly need to know what you want guidance on. Sounds obvious, doesn’t it!
The challenge is, often the question that people think they want answered isn’t the real question at all.
It’s when they dig a little deeper and keep asking themselves why that question is important – that’s when the true question reveals itself.
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“Intuition and concepts constitute … the elements of all our knowledge, so that neither concepts without an intuition in some way corresponding to them, nor intuition without concepts, can yield knowledge.”
– Immanuel Kant
The more knowledge and experience you have on a topic, the more you understand how to put your intuition into practice.
In Richard Branson’s book Business Stripped Bare, he hit the nail on the head when he said,
“Engage your emotions at work. Your instincts and emotions are there to help you. They are there to make things easier. For me, business is a ‘gut feeling’, and if it ever ceased to be so, I think it would give it up tomorrow. By ‘gut feeling’ I mean that I believe I’ve developed a natural aptitude, tempered by huge amounts of experience that tends to point me in the right direction rather than the wrong one. As a result, it also gives me the confidence to make better decisions.”
So, experience = confidence = more accurate gut feelings.
Stress stops people from receiving accurate impressions. Not only that, a busy mind also drowns out the quiet voice of your inner guidance system.
When you’re completely present you aren’t worrying about the future nor are you feeling guilty over the past. Your method for detecting and interpreting your intuition is pure and untainted by the fear of your ego.
What’s more, you aren’t desperate for an outcome. Desperation clouds and even blocks intuition.
“The more love and care you send out toward a person or issue, the more you come into alignment with your spirit, and the more your intuition comes on-line.”
– Doc Childre and Howard Martin, HeartMath Solution
Finely tuned empathy gives you the ability to actually feel the emotions that another person is feeling. It also helps you pick up messages relating to that person.
Curiosity suspends disbelief and awakens your mind to a world of new possibilities.
“I believe in intuition and inspiration. Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research.”
– Albert Einstein
(“On Cosmic Religion & Other Opinions & Aphorisms”)
Imagination is the connection between the conscious and unconscious (subconscious) minds. It’s also the vehicle for processing your intuition.
Harness the power of your imagination and you’ll be able to accurately translate your intuition into winning decisions, time and time again.
Become fully aware of your surroundings and you’ll more easily detect the signs that are being sent your way. The more aware you are of your external and internal environment, the more messages you will sense.
“Awareness is the power that is concealed within the present moment.… The ultimate purpose of human
existence, which is to say, your purpose, is to bring that power into this world.”
– Eckhart Tolle - A New Earth
“For the spiritual being, intuition is far more than a hunch. It is views as guidance or as God talking, and this inner insight is never taken lightly or ignored.”
– Wayne Dyer
Once people begin to awaken spiritually they find that their connection to their innate wisdom is more solid and consistent. What’s more, they find that a variety of sixth sensory gifts spontaneously start to awaken within them.
As they awaken, they can access far higher levels of consciousness and more consistently maintain a state of love.
David Hawkins, in his book Power vs Force, states that there are seventeen levels of consciousness. The higher our level of consciousness, the more our life is in flow and the more we can tap into our innate wisdom. These levels are:
- Shame (1-20)
- Guilt (30)
- Apathy (50)
- Grief (75)
- Fear (100)
- Desire (125)
- Anger (150)
- Pride (175)
- Courage (200)
- Neutrality (250)
- Willingness (310)
- Acceptance (350)
- Reason (400)
- Love (500)
- Joy (540)
- Peace (600)
- Enlightenment (700-1000)
The level where we truly and deeply access our innate wisdom at a profound level is the level of 500, or the state of Love.