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.
Renowned mythologist and writer Joseph Campbell has been famously quoted as saying, “Follow your bliss.”
He was once asked by his co-author of The Power of Myth, Bill Moyers, “Do you ever have the sense of being helped by hidden hands?”
Campbell replied, “All the time. It is miraculous. I even have a superstition that has grown on me as a result of invisible hands coming all the time – namely, that if you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in your field of bliss, and they open doors to you. I say, follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.”
I’m sure this has happened to you too. Not a day goes by when I’m not pinching myself at the weird phone call I get or the random conversation that brings about an opportunity or a piece of knowledge that proves to be an important step in following my own bliss.
Follow your bliss and watch the miracles unfold.
This is an excerpt from my book, “Invisible Genius: The Intuition Secrets of the World’s Greatest Leaders and How to Profit from Them”. In it I delve deeper into ‘life purpose’ and how to identify and live it. You can download two free chapters of the book by clicking here.
I was at a Google seminar this week and the presenter played a very short video. Even though I’d seen it before, the punchline at the end brought a tear to my eye. It showcased what I call “the Missing Element”.
Interestingly, it’s also point no. 18 ” in my “17 Fundamental Copywriting Truths” ebook. If you haven’t grabbed your free copy, you can do that here.
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Have you ever noticed how some of the greatest, world-first inventions stem from finding a solution to the greatest frustrations?
That’s what happened when one of my clients, an Aussie inventor on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast discovered a solution to a problem that marine industry giants worldwide had been trying to fix (without luck) for decades.
“I knew you were going to say that!”
Have you ever heard your partner say this to you? Or maybe a friend has said to you, “You two are even starting to sound alike?”
Or perhaps sometimes when you and your partner are in bed about to drift off to sleep, you find that you both start breathing in time.
The invisible force that causes these things to happen is resonance.
Steve Jobs had super powers. Now, I’m not talking leaping small buildings in a single bound but he had super powers nonetheless.
He had the ability to shatter people’s beliefs of what was possible.
This ability was SO powerful people consistently produced miracles, while under his spell.
His spell was called his ‘Reality Distortion Field’.
Apple employee, Bud Trimble first started using the term in 1981 as a way of describing Steve Jobs’ over-the-top sense of belief in what was possible.
It came from an episode of Star Trek, where aliens produced an alternative reality through the force of their will.
So what was it?
If you’re like most business owners and marketing professionals you know that there’s power in a strong brand. You probably also know that unless you throw millions into building brand equity, it’s difficult to successfully compete with the iconic names in your industry.
So how do you do it on a limited budget?
One key is to have a brand name that sells. Something that is really memorable like:
You probably know that beyond your physical anatomy is your energy anatomy which plays a key role in your physical, spiritual and emotional wellbeing.
There are seven main drivers of your energy anatomy or energy body. Together they form a kind of signature of who we are – our beliefs, our health, how open we are to our intuition, our sexuality and more.
If your health or your emotions are out of whack, chances are your chakras are unbalanced. Opening and balancing these energy centres can have a transformational affect on your emotional and physical wellbeing. (more…)
The Universe is so amusing. It seems that for every lesson there’s another lesson that seemingly states the opposite.
1. The more we learn, the more we realise that we don’t know.
2. We have free will yet at the same time, both Christians and mathematicians say that life is preordained.
3. The most powerful way to succeed is through failure.
4. The key to being a great leader is to create leaders.
5. Less is more.
6. Strength and power are created through service not through domination.
7. The key to wisdom is not in knowing what you know but knowing what you don’t know.
8. The more love you show for people, the more enemies you’ll attract.
9. “Do what you love and the money will flow” yet “Don’t make your hobby your day job.”
10. “Don’t pretend to be someone you’re not” vs “meet people where they are and take them where you want them to go.”
11. To take control of our lives we need to let go of control.
12. To be powerful we need to be vulnerable.
13. The only way to stop being ripped off by others is to learn to trust.
14. If we yearn to attain something we’ll never get it but if we stop yearning we’ll get it.
15. The drive for perfection means we will never attain it.
Can you think of any others? Feel free to share them in the comments section.