What is Intuition?
Albert Einstein once said that it is our most valuable asset, and one of our most unused senses. He described it as “a feeling for the order lying behind the appearance of something.” Sometimes it is referred to as gut feeling, sixth sense, innate wisdom, inner sense, instinct, inner voice, or spiritual guide.
Many people will have an intuitive flash as they’re falling asleep or just waking up. It’s often described as a flash of understanding that can cut through our defence systems and allow a deep truth to be revealed.
It is a right brain process which taps into the subconscious mind helping us with guidance for everyday life.
What Your Intuition Wants You to Know
The intuition’s most important role is that it alerts us to the path, people, and circumstances that we will uniquely find fulfilling.
Your intuition will tell you intimate and important things nobody else will—and it will also tell you things your own mind will argue with. As a culture, we have learned to believe that being rational is what should prevail when making decisions. But what about our “inner voice,” our gut feeling—that “little something” instinctual from within, which tells us how we feel beneath those layers of logic?
Intuition can be either a moment where you instinctively know if something IS right—or isn’t right. It’s our inner voice that “that just knows,” and it does understand what uniquely, sometimes seemingly illogically, will make you happy. It bridges the gap between instinct and reason, between the conscious and unconscious mind.
Science tells us that only 20 percent of the brain’s grey matter is used for conscious thoughts, while 80 percent is dedicated to non-conscious thoughts.
Often the intuition comes and goes particularly as you start to use it, it can just pop in or you can call on it, the more you use it the more it is there to help you!
Tips to Access Your Intuition:
First, create the intention to begin noticing your intuition. Set out to stop ignoring or dismissing this aspect of yourself. Shut off your inner critic that needs to rationalise everything, and just listen – without judgment. You must first be willing to hear the truth in your heart.
Meditation is a great tool to help with your connection. You can also use guided meditations to help you with this.
Keep a journal or a dream journal, or start a synchronicity notebook to write down all your so called “coincidences.” Start simply following your hunches and be prepared to be amazed where they lead you. This helps the nonconscious mind to open up.First, create the intention to begin noticing your intuition. Set out to stop ignoring or dismissing this aspect of yourself. Shut off your inner critic that needs to rationalise everything, and just listen – without judgment. You must first be willing to hear the truth in your heart.