Intuition is defined as the ability to understand something immediately,
without the need for conscious reasoning.

"Your intuition is the most honest friend you will ever have." - Doe Zontomota

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Intuition is the equivalent of 2020 foresight, similar to how fact based knowledge offers nearly 2020 hindsight. -

Some people believe that intuition is a worldly wisdom that few people can access.
Others believe that intuition is a uniquely feminine power.
It is time for these misconceptions to end.
We all have intuition!

"It might seem that some people have more intuition than others but it is potentially available to everyone.
Some people choose to develop it, others do not."
- Francis Vaughan, Awakening Intuition

Intuition provides a new way of thinking, a new way of seeing and sensing the world.

When you change the way you see the world, your world changes.

1.1) Introduction:

Even people who believe they are logical, analytical left brained thinkers without any ability for using intuition will benefit greatly from developing this incredible, innate power. In fact, if you are truly logical, you will see the obvious advantages of learning to use the right hemisphere of the brain in your head, along with the brain in your heart, and the brain in your gut in order to maximize your combined intuitive brain power. Most of us want more "eureka" and "aha" and "i get it" moments in our lives, and developing and utilizing our intuition and subconscious mind are several of the ways of creating more of these life-changing advances in our everyday lives.

As mentioned above, Intuition is the equivalent of 2020 foresight, similar to how fact based knowledge offers nearly 2020 hindsight. Both can be wrong or misconstrued due to bias, ego, wishful thinking, faulty information, and other factors, but when used properly, foresight (intuition/precognition) and hindsight (knowledge/rationality) are very effective tools in the advancement of what is good, positive and beneficial for us. Intuition is also critical in determining what may be destructive, damaging and potentially dangerous to our health and well-being. Thus intuition is necessary to help protect us from hardship and to guide us towards harmony, goodness, charity, unity, peace, success and happiness in our lives.

"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.
We will not solve the problems of the world from the same level of thinking we were at when we created them. More than anything else, this new century demands new thinking: We must change our materially based analyses of the world around us to include broader, more multidimensional perspectives."

"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. The only real valuable thing is intuition."

"Indeed, it is not intellect, but intuition which advances humanity. Intuition tells man his purpose in this life." - Albert Einstein

1.1.a) Intuition is similar to instinct but yet quite different. Instinct is a survival tool that comes partly from our rudimentary reptilian brain stem, specifically from the amygdala which is a small gland at the base of the left-brain. It is the home of the wounded self - it stores emotional memories that often get triggered in stressful situations, seldom with good outcomes. When instinct kicks in, we are not operating from thought or intuition but rather from survival needs, fear or intense emotion. It is what causes the "fight, flight or freeze" mechanism when we are in danger or extremely upset. An "amygdala hijacking" may also create an intense reaction and cause us to "see" red, setting off a chain of events within the next minutes that can potentially harm the rest of your life (or your relationship with another), depending on how you react to the stimuli. Hopefully we learn at an early age to thoughtfully "respond" rather than rapidly "react" when dealing with emotionally charged relationship issues. Another term for this is being "mindful and intuitive".

So there is a huge difference between instinct and intuition, and it is important to differentiate between them, especially right now with so much difficulty and uncertainty on our planet.
To summarize, Instinct is about Survival and swift reactions. Intuition is about Guidance and heartfelt responses.
Although the words, intuition and instinct may seem interchangeable to many people, they are quite different.
Intuition is our ability to know something without reasoning.
It is when we feel as if we know what is going to happen, or what to do without having any real facts.

Instinct is a sudden, sharp reaction to a sense of danger or attack, while intuition is a more fluid, gradual message. In fact, intuition is precisely about flow and sensibility. The purpose of intuition is to inform us, guide us, to literally lead us to our highest level of self-actualization and transcendence.

Intuition can arrive as spontaneously as instinct but does not usually require such an immediate response or decision. Instead it is a feeling, a sense of knowing what is true versus what is not. It is a sense of knowing what the future is likely to hold if you choose to be guided by your intuitive wisdom.
It is both the tool and the process of becoming all that we essentially are and nothing that we are not. It helps us become our Better Angel, the person we want to be.

"Be the change that you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi

Instinct and intuition are not the same. The first one keeps you in prison. The second offers you the keys to your emancipation.
~ Roxana Jones

1.1b) Intuition is our inner guiding voice ("let your conscience be your guide"), our gut feelings, our heart-felt emotions, and a place of awareness that everyone can access and utilize without the need for direct logic. It is the bridge between the conscious and the subconscious, tying together both what we "know" and what we "feel" to be true. As most of us have heard, the truth will set you free, while deception, lies and misconceptions will keep you in chains. We need to faithfully use our intuition in order to seek the truth.
Scientists have repeatedly demonstrated how information can register on the brain without conscious awareness and positively influence decision-making and other behavior. Intuition, when developed, provides an incredible power that helps you boost your potential and achieve your grandest dreams and visions.

By learning to maximize the use of our 3 brains and our 6 senses, we will be better aware when we sense that something doesn't quite "smell" right; when something just "feels" wrong; when something seems sour in our "gut"; or when we just "know" that things are not right. When we get "chills" up our spine, it is our amazing senses telling us to pay attention. We must not depend solely on our logical, and often dominating left brain. If we can truly say we are using all our senses and capacities in identifying the best paths forward, instead of merely choosing the most "logical" paths, then we can truly claim we are being both sensitive and "sensible".

"Come from the heart, the true heart, not the head. When in doubt, choose the heart. This does not mean to deny your own experiences and that which you have empirically learned through the years. It means to trust your self to integrate intuition and experience.
There is a balance, a harmony to be nurtured, between the head and the heart. When the intuition rings clear and true, loving impulses are favored." - Brian L. Weiss

Learing to use this power will quickly help you understand and control your emotions better; reduce inner anger, hatred, resentment and non-forgiveness problems; and reduce superiority complexes and other cognitive biases that may plague you. Often we don't even realize we are suffering from these issues. This will increase your mental well-being and happiness, your relationships with nearly everyone you interact with, and likely improve your economic prosperity and physical, emotional and spiritual health.

"Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary." - Steve Jobs

1.1c) Imagination is nearly synonymous with Intuition. Whereas logic can only take us so far in advancing our evolution as human beings, imagination, creativity and intuition provide the directions and inspirations that give our "servant" rational mind something to work on. Maybe it is time for all three of our brains to finally come together in order to rapidly amplify our intuition. With proper training and awareness, we can better utilize our three genius brains; the vast neural network we have within us. Combining this with an improved understanding of the functions of our left (logical) and right (creative) hemispheres in our head-brain; our intuitive (nonlocal) heart-brain; and our mood-altering gut-brain (which seems to provide many needed chemicals for our happiness), we have the opportunity to advance our consciousness as a species.

"Listen to your intuition. It will tell you everything you need to know." - Anthony J. D'Angelo

Because this is an intuitive website, our intuition tells us that each of us has our own moods and preferences, so you have the option of choosing different background colors. The lavender background color will be the default home page for If that color makes it difficult for you to read the text, you may prefer the beige background. We may add more color options later. You can also adjust the brightness on your screen to change the background tone. - Default Lavender Background - Beige Background

"Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next." - Jonas Salk


1.1) Introduction to Intuition 2020

1.2) Types of Intuition

1.3) Definitions of Intuition

1.4) Benefits of Intuition

1.5) Hearth Math

1.6) Our 3 Brains

1.7) 50+ Training methods for Developing and Using your Intuition

1.8) The Science behind Intuition - coming soon

1.9) Perfecting your Intuition - coming soon - Click here


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"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition." - Steve Jobs

"You must train your intuition - you must trust the small voice inside you which tells you exactly what to say, what to decide." - Ingrid Bergman

"Man, surrounded by facts, permitting himself no surprise, no intuitive flash, no great hypothesis, no risk, is in a locked cell. Ignorance cannot seal the mind and imagination more securely. - Albert Einstein

1.1.d) Question: How did you develop your logic and rationality? You probably educated yourself, practiced it, learned from your both your successes and mistakes, and hopefully became proficient at using rationality to sort out truth from lies; facts from fiction. Intuition and utilization of your subconscious - sometimes called your "non-rational mind" - is no different. Granted some people are "lucky" and more gifted with either logic or intuition than others, but as the saying goes, "Luck is the laymans term for Genius". Genius actually comes from the application of education, motivation, practice, hard work, determination, vision and intuition; not from pure luck.

The beauty of intuition is that it can be developed and used in real-life situations in a relatively short period of time compared to how long it takes to learn math, language, reading and writing. Once you begin to realize the vast benefits that intuition provides, your desire and ability to develop it more deeply will likely happen quickly. Intuition is a developed and refined skill that provides benefits for the rest of your life with a relatively short learning curve. Not only that, it is enjoyable, amazing and entertaining, whereas most people feel that math and science are not nearly as enjoyable, although they are necessary if your want to balance your checkbook or become a scientist, doctor or engineer. Every soul in every occupation can benefit nearly immediately from intuition!

As Henri Poincare, French mathematician, theoretical physicist, engineer, and philosopher of science says, "It is through science that we prove, but through intuition that we discover."

"The supreme task of the physicist is to arrive at those universal elementary laws from which the cosmos can be built up by pure deduction. There is no logical path to these laws; only intuition, resting on sympathetic understanding of experience, can reach them." - Albert Einstein

It appears that Albert credits much of his genius to the utilization of his intuition. It is likely that most geniuses would concur.

"These are the principles for the development of a complete mind: Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Develop your senses; especially learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else." - Leonardo da Vinci (Renaissance Man)

"It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well." - Rene Descartes

"In relentless pursuit of varied knowledge, the objective of polymaths such as Aristotle and Leonardo da Vinci is to expand their "umwelt", the environment of their thought. They engage in a method of enquiry that consists of discovering, pursuing, experiencing, and knowing multiple perspectives, then synthesising them together in a way that allows for a fairer and more complete picture of the world. Leonardo's worldview, driven by curiosity, inspired by connectivity, and in pursuit of unity, offers a profound lesson for our times. The more areas of knowledge and experience we add to our repertoire, the more perspectives we can synthesise to enrich and round out our own perspective on the world." - Waqas Ahmed 2019

1.1.e) Intuition - A Key to Finding Happiness and you Already Have It. Use It! Unlock the Door.

Our explanation of Intuition is best described as the sum of observation, emotional perception, re-collection, contemplation, interpretation, and intuitive flashes of insight (Aha moments).
Intuition provides solutions to problems that would be out of our grasp using logic alone. This implies that we must be willing to take a leap of faith in order to step beyond the ordinary. It is exactly this leap of faith that releases us from the chains of the past and propels us into a brighter future. Facts and logic are essential to finding the truth but without using intuition to sort out the "facts" from the fiction we might as well have machines making our decisions for us. We need our "highest and most noble soul" making the majority of our decisions.

"Highly developed intuition gives you all kinds of information you wouldn't normally have. This isn't the brain analyzing; this is nonlinear knowledge. It's a second kind of intelligence. You want to use both."
- Judith Orloff, MD, professor of psychiatry at UCLA and author of Dr. Judith Orloff's Guide to Intuitive Healing

1.1.f) In order to become proficient at using intuition all we really have to do is start following it. First try using intuition on small, non-important issues and as you begin to realize how accurate intuition is, move up to more beneficial issues. Learn to perceive using all your senses. Spend some time just listening, watching, smelling, touching and "feeling" your surroundings. Try to find the metaphors in your dreams and find out what they are telling you. Try guessing someone's thoughts by looking at their expressions. Try to imagine what your life would be like if you used your latent intuition to solve your most difficult problems instead of using logic alone; and all of the sudden you started making better decisions and started getting better results. That would be fantastic, wouldn't it? Or maybe you just want to cling to your old way of thinking and ignore this "magical" power you already possess? :)

The only caution about intuition is to be careful not to confuse strong emotions for intuition. Emotions are a big part of intuition but they can also lead to biased conclusions. Make sure your emotions are under control before making rash decisions based on "intuition". It is suggested that you don't quit your day job in your first intuitive attempt. Your intuition may be telling you that you need to find something more creative and rewarding in life, but you probably want to start slowly and discover the difference between your strong emotions and your strong intuitions before making drastic decisions that could set your life backwards instead of moving it forward.

As we learn to trust and follow our intuition our happiness and peace of mind will increase accordingly. There will no longer be the need to get angry with ourselves for not doing what we knew we should have done because we actually "do" what we should have done. This reduces both our internal and external stress. Used often, intuition will undoubtedly increase our happiness, fulfillment, harmony, contentment and success in life.

"One who scorns the power of intuition will never rise above the ranks of journeyman calculator." - Albert Einstein

1.2) Types of Intuition

A primary definition of intuition is the ability to understand or know something without conscious reasoning.

There are at least three types of intuition:
1) Implicit Knowledge.
2) Energetic Sensitivity.
3) Nonlocal Intuition.

1) Implicit Knowledge uses both the left and right hemisphere of your head-brain and also any memories stored in your heart-brain and gut-brain. It uses more stored memory, facts and experiences than the other two types of intuition in analyzing and reaching conclusions.

2) Energetic Sensitivity is when you "tune in" to your surroundings using all your senses and brain centers. It probably relies more on the heart-brain and gut-brain over the head-brain for its inputs. It may be more of a "feeling", a "sensing" as opposed to the "knowing" of Nonlocal Intuition.

3) Nonlocal Intuition appears to rely predominantly on the heart-brain. It seems to be a "knowing" that comes out of thin air. It may be the closest to the primary definition of intuition - the ability to understand or know something without conscious reasoning.

By learning to develop and utilize all three types of intuition (there are probably more types we haven't recognized yet), we can accelerate our intuitive powers much faster. Merely by recognizing that we have 3 types improves our odds that we don't neglect any of them. It should also help us choose the appropriate training practices in order to focus on the type of intuition we want to take advantage of first in to order to quickly improve our daily lives and to resolve challenges we may be facing.

1.3) Intuition Definitions:

"A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something." - Frank Capra

What exactly is intuition? You may believe it's a supernatural force, or simply the brain analyzing facts at a subconscious level and sending you "hunches" based on that analysis.

Here are a few definitions:

Intuition is defined as the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning.

There are at least three types of intuition: Implicit Knowledge, Energetic Sensitivity and Nonlocal Intuition.

Intuition is the faculty of knowing or understanding something without reasoning or proof.

An impression or insight gained by the use of this faculty.

Intuition is the voice of your Soul. The same Divine Intelligence that is at work in the greater Universe is also at work within you.

"If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration."
- Nikola Tesla (discussing intuition, particularly Energetic Sensitivity)

"Intuition is seeing with the soul." - Dean Koontz

Intuition is "knowing" something without being able to explain how you came to that conclusion rationally. (Nonlocal Intuition)

Intuition is a form of knowledge that appears in consciousness without obvious deliberation. It is not magical but rather a faculty in which hunches are generated by the unconscious mind rapidly sifting through past experience and cumulative knowledge. (Implicit Knowledge)

The power or faculty of attaining to direct knowledge or cognition without evident rational thought and inference.

Intuition is the light that speaks through to your conscious mind.

Intuition is the ability to acquire knowledge without recourse to conscious reasoning.

"Our bodies have five senses: touch, smell, taste, sight, hearing. But not to be overlooked are the senses of our souls: intuition, peace, foresight, trust, empathy.
The differences between people lie in their use of these senses; most people don't know anything about the inner senses while a few people rely on them just as they rely on their physical senses, and in fact probably even more." - C. Joybell C.

"Intuition comes very close to clairvoyance; it appears to be the extrasensory perception of reality." - Alexis Carrel

"There is a universal, intelligent, life force that exists within everyone and everything. It resides within each one of us as a deep wisdom, an inner knowing.
We can access this wonderful source of knowledge and wisdom through our intuition, an inner sense that tells us what feels right and true for us at any given moment." - Shakti Gawain

"The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it Intuition or what you will, the solution comes to you and you don't know how or why." - Albert Einstein

Massimo Pigliucci is the K.D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York and in his book "Answers for Aristotle: How Science and Philosophy Can Lead Us to A More Meaningful Life", he cites some of the recent research on intuition and how it can be improved:

"One of the first things that modern research on intuition has clearly shown is that there is no such thing as an intuitive person tout court. Intuition is a domain-specific ability, so that people can be very intuitive about one thing (say, medical practice, or chess playing) and just as clueless as the average person about pretty much everything else. Moreover, intuitions get better with practice - especially with a lot of practice - because at bottom intuition is about the brain's ability to pick up on certain recurring patterns; the more we are exposed to a particular domain of activity the more familiar we become with the relevant patterns (medical charts, positions of chess pieces), and the more and faster our brains generate heuristic solutions to the problem we happen to be facing within that domain."

Just like critical thinking, intellect, emotional intelligence, creativity and memory, your intuition is a mental muscle you can strengthen and use to create success and become the best possible version of yourself.

Your subconscious mind is a source of your hidden genius and will always provide you with the knowledge you need to move forward in the right direction.

Intuition is available to anyone with half a brain (access to the right half of their brain, that is.) It is developed and refined by recognizing this fact and by doing certain tasks that help it develop. The reason that activities like drawing, meditation, daydreaming, taking a walk in nature, or enjoying a relaxing shower or bath are so important for intuition is that these types of activities shut down the "always chattering" left side of the brain and allow access to our intuitive right brain. Just try meditating for 5-10 minutes and notice how many times your bossy left brain tries to take over and remind you to get back to "non-relaxing" and start stressing about cleaning the house, getting back to work, or some other left brain chores, etc.
To truly utilize your intuition and subconscious mind, you must learn to turn off the dominant logical left hemisphere for a while and listen to and gain trust in your intuitive soul.
The great thing about using and following your intuition is that you finally start doing the things you knew you should have done instead of regretting the fact that you ignored your intuition all of these years and suffered the consequences of not listening to it. This is when you finally understand the phrase, "Let your conscience be your guide."

The right brain provides us with the emotional, creative and imaginative support and structure that we need in order to find joy, meaning and happiness in our lives. It causes us to value integrity, ethics and morals instead of merely focusing on making money and gaining power over others.
Ideally we want to develop whole-brain thinking, utilizing both the analytical left brain and the emotional and creative right brain. That is why Betty Edwards book "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" was such a tipping point in our understanding of creativity and intuition and changed the perspectives of so many people who read it and became whole brain thinkers; including us. Unfortunately many schools minimize or eliminate the arts and personal development training from their education programs due to economic cutbacks and lack of understanding of the importance of a balanced individuals. They tend to focus nearly exclusively on math and science, believing that these things are what creates economic success in life.

"At times you have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition.
What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself." - Alan Alda

Why should we care about intuition? What makes it so valuable that it merits scientific study and should compete with our analytical brain for equal power and time related to our decisions, behaviors, and beliefs?

If you keep doing what you have always done, you will likely keep getting the same results. Intuition development will cause you to diversifying your training and provide you with new experiences which will benefit you. Your knowledge and choices in one area of your life will naturally affect other areas of your life. If you can give yourself exposure to different thoughts, perceptions, inputs, training, experiences, vocations, stimulation, travel, vacations, exposure to various cultures, etc., you can then use those sets of mental activities and experiences in different elements of your life. This will enable you to become a more multifaceted person with improved powers, skills and abilities that will in turn help you make better decisions in life, resulting in better outcomes that will increase your peace and happiness.
You can choose to ignore or disregard intuition, thinking it is silly or frivolous, but doing so is perilous to your health and well-being.

"Be alone, that is the secret of invention; be alone, that is when ideas are born." - Nikola Tesla

1.4) Benefits of Intuition:

Here are just a few of the benefits of developing your intuition:

It helps you to develop your ability to focus on what is most important.
It reduces stress by helping you identify and handle problems more efficiently.
It supports and augments your analytical brain in decision making to help you make better decisions faster.
It produces better results than using logic alone.
It will make your comprehension more accurate.
It makes you more sensitive to the energy (both positive and negative) of your surroundings and the people in a particular space.
It improves your relationships when you "tune in" to the feelings of yourself and others.
It keeps you safer as you become more aware of potential danger or threats.
It reduces suffering from making unnecessary mistakes.
It boosts imagination and creativity, while at the same time, imagination and creativity boosts intuition.
It helps you get clear on your true purpose and calling in life.
It allows you to be open to new ideas that can lead to success.
It boosts your confidence in your own judgment and wisdom.
It makes you a more moral, ethical and virtuous human being.
It makes you feel like a more integrated, authentic person.
Above all, it will absolutely increase your well-being and happiness.

"Intuition is the key to everything, in painting, film-making, business - everything.
I think you could have an intellectual ability, but if you can sharpen your intuition, which they say is emotion and intellect joining together, then a knowingness occurs." - David Lynch

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What levels have you attained on these pyramids? What level do you aspire to reach? - article on intuition

Psychologists believe that intuition relies on powers of pattern-matching, as the mind combs experience stored in long-term memory for similar situations and presents in-the-moment judgments based on them. The automatic information processing that underlies intuition can be seen in the everyday phenomenon known as "highway hypnosis," which occurs when a driver travels for miles without a conscious thought about the activity of driving the car.

Is intuition the same as gut feelings?

Intuition is often referred to as "gut feelings," as they seem to arise fully formed from some deep part of us. In fact, they are the product of brain processing that automatically compares swiftly perceived elements of current experience with past experience and knowledge, and they are delivered to awareness with considerable emotional certainty. How do gut feelings relate to first impressions?

Intuition, like first impressions, serves the brain's need to predict and prepare for what will happen next. First impressions are rapid, holistic assessments of people based on subtle perceptual cues and judgment of intent to help or harm. Both rely on automatic processes and, as rapid evaluation systems, both are subject to error, especially from biases we hold.

Is intuition a sixth sense?

Because human survival depends on avoiding danger, our mental apparatus is wired to be especially sensitive to signs of danger and to register them before we can recognize and act on them. That knowledge is a product of the brain's built-in negativity bias and can feel intuitive. However, it is not always accurate, as the early warning system errs on the sides of false alarms.

When to Trust Your Gut

Our gut feelings are often correct, but we tend to attach a certainty to them that they do not always merit. They do tend to be more accurate in some domains of experience than others, such as in the formation of first impressions. Intuition is also often valuable in detecting deception and other forms of danger, and in detecting sexual orientation.

Should I trust my intuition?

Gut feelings do have their value in complex decision-making. Studies of top executives show that even after they analyze mounds of data, the information does not tell them what to do; that is where intuition is a guide. People typically cite rational-seeming criteria for their actions and do not disclose the subjective preferences of feelings that arise spontaneously.

Is my intuition always right?

Experts find that intuition, no matter how right it feels, is more reliable in some areas of activity than others. For example, it can help you generate new ideas or new figures of speech, but don't count on it for comprehending vocabulary, where reflective thinking better fits the task. Many situations actually utilize a combination of intentional reflective deliberation and automatic intuition.

Most of us have heard the phrase, "women's intuition". Scientifically speaking, boys tend to specialize in one side of the brain (usually the left, where their verbal skills are often located) while girls tend to develop both sides of their brains simultaneously.

So what are some of the best ways to develop and improve your intuition?

Intuition is not arrived at by thinking, not by logic. It's arrived at in a way that we cannot explain. It is closely related to creativity and inspiration. Inspiration also comes from that place. It is given to you. It is given to all great artists, musicians, writers, and even great scientists who made deep discoveries that were revolutionary - like Einstein. Einstein had a 'sense' of his theory of relativity. Before he could fully prove it, he already knew it was true. It was intuition that came to him. Of course, he had done a lot of thinking before that happened.

Sometimes you have to do a lot of thinking, and then suddenly, thinking doesn't get you anywhere anymore, and you stop thinking, and you go out and take a few deep breaths. Or you go out into nature and sit under a tree. And suddenly, intuition is there. Something you couldn't have arrived at through thinking.

It's vital for every human being to contact that place within, where intuition arises, because otherwise you are confined to the limitations of your conceptual mind.

That's what we call intuition. Realize that this is at the basis of all creative activities, all truly creative activities. Perception is something that comes from the outside, and intuition comes from the inner. It comes from you. It is essentially one with who you are, intelligence itself.

The easiest way to develop intuition is to develop the ability to be still at times. Rather than "trying" to develop intuition, go to the place where all intuition arises. You don't need to worry about becoming more intuitive if you focus more on being still. Not necessarily for long periods of time, but have moments of stillness in your life, so that every day is interspersed with moments of stillness.

Are some people more intuitive than others?

Intuition is a thinking style, and people differ in the degree to which they rely on intentional reflection on the one hand and automatic knowledge on the other. In addition, people differ in a specific facet of intuitive ability, namely implicit learning, or the capacity for taking in complex information without being aware of having learned it. Too, some people have more experience and expertise stored in their memory database against which current perceptions can be matched.

Is learning intuitive?

Learning relies on memory input and retrieval, and although the mechanisms of memory operate outside conscious awareness, most often deliberate effort is needed to acquire the information to be stored in memory. In fact, intuition is not a good guide to how well you are learning something. Intuition suggests that long stretches of studying or practice are best for learning, when evidence indicates that studying in shorter chunks is more effective.

Can I improve my intuition?

It is possible to hone your powers of intuition. To some degree, intuition stems from expertise, which relies on tacit knowledge. Strengthening intuition requires making use of feedback, comparing the real-life outcomes of situations with the intuitive decisions you made. Even so, being highly intuitive in one domain of experience doesn't guarantee reliability in every area.

"My brain is only a receiver. In the universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength and inspiration." - Nikola Tesla

"Intuition is always right in at least two important ways:
1. It is always in response to something.
2. It always has your best interest at heart."
- Gavin de Becker


1.5) HeartMath:

"As more of humanity practices heart-based living, it will qualify the 'rite' of passage into the next level of consciousness. Using our heart's intuitive guidance will become common sense - practical intelligence."
Doc Childre, HeartMath founder

We often hear ourselves or others say, "My mind thinks one thing, but my heart feels another." Through many generations, we have heard and been told to listen to our heart when discerning the things that matter. As parents, many of us have advised our children to listen to or follow their heart when life's meaningful decisions pop up. So, a lot of people feel the heart is a far more effective source of guidance than what our minds alone can offer us. HeartMath calls this the intuitive heart.

More and more people sense the heart is connected to a higher-capacity guidance system for creativity, clearer decisions and choices and especially for deeper, more caring relationships with others. Evidence for this is the many thousands of people in a variety of cultures who are benefiting from this deeper heart connection.

While science can help show us the way, science does not make the ultimate decisions on how we live our lives. We make those from within our intuitive hearts. Below, we share some of the science in research HeartMath Institute (HMI) has conducted to help explain the heart-intuition relationship and how this can benefit us mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.

A primary definition of intuition is the ability to understand or know something without conscious reasoning. Of the three types of intuition: Implicit knowledge, Energetic sensitivity and Nonlocal intuition - HeartMath researchers decided to study nonlocal intuition.
Nonlocal intuition cannot be explained by past or forgotten knowledge/implicit processes; or by sensing environmental signals/energetic sensitivity.
The physical heart appears to be connected to a field of information not bound by the classical limits of time and space. Ancient mystics, philosophers and great thinkers had it right: The heart's wisdom can help us discern our issues, communications and decisions more than we know. Becoming heart-coherent and practicing simple techniques can change everything by helping us access much more of our intuitive intelligence.
We have been seeking this intelligence through the centuries.
Is it a portal to our higher capacities?

Heart intelligence is the flow of awareness, understanding and intuition we experience when the mind and emotions are brought into coherent alignment with the heart. It can be activated through self-initiated practice, and the more we pay attention when we sense the heart is speaking to us or guiding us, the greater our ability to access this intelligence and guidance more frequently. Heart intelligence underlies cellular organization and guides and evolves organisms toward increased order, awareness and coherence of their bodies' systems.

Throughout much of recorded history, human beings have understood that intelligence, the ability to learn, understand, reason and apply knowledge to shape their environment, was a function of the brain in the head.

There also is ample evidence in the writings and oral traditions societies passed down through the generations that they strongly believed in an intelligent heart.

Research into the idea of heart intelligence began accelerating in the second half of the 20th century. During the 1960s and '70s pioneer physiologists John and Beatrice Lacey conducted research that showed the heart actually communicates with the brain in ways that greatly affect how we perceive and react to the world around us. In 1991, the year the HeartMath Institute was established, pioneer neurocardiologist Dr. J. Andrew Armour introduced the term "heart brain." He said the heart possessed a complex and intrinsic nervous system that is a brain.

Today, more than a half century after the Laceys began their research, we know a great deal more about the heart:

The heart sends us emotional and intuitive signals to help govern our lives.
The heart directs and aligns many systems in the body so that they can function in harmony with one another.
The heart is in constant communication with the brain. The heart's intrinsic brain and nervous system relay information back to the brain in the cranium, creating a two-way communication system between heart and brain.
The heart makes many of its own decisions.
The heart starts beating in the unborn fetus before the brain has been formed, a process scientists call autorhythmic.
Humans form an emotional brain long before a rational one, and a beating heart before either.
The heart has its own independent complex nervous system known as "the brain in the heart."

Although scientists say it is clear there is still much to learn, future generations may well look back and cite another important discovery as one of the most pivotal of the 20th century. The HeartMath Solution, the book that details the program used by hundreds of thousands of people to access and utilize heart intelligence to improve their lives, discusses this discovery.

"Researchers began showing in the 1980s and '90s that success in life depended more on an individual's ability to effectively manage emotions than on the intellectual ability of the brain in the head," says The HeartMath Solution, by HeartMath founder Doc Childre and his associate and longtime HeartMath spokesman Howard Martin.
This discovery naturally resulted in people wanting to know how to infuse emotions with intelligence.

Scientists at the nonprofit HeartMath Institute, which had been conducting research into heart intelligence and emotions posed the theory that "heart intelligence actually transfers intelligence to the emotions and instills the power of emotional management," the book explains. "In other words, heart intelligence is really the source of emotional intelligence."

"From our research at the HeartMath Institute, we've concluded that intelligence and intuition are heightened when we learn to listen more deeply to our own heart. It’s through learning how to decipher messages we receive from our heart that we gain the keen perception needed to effectively manage our emotions in the midst of life's challenges. The more we learn to listen to and follow our heart intelligence, the more educated, balanced and coherent our emotions become. Without the guiding influence of the heart we easily fall prey to reactive emotions such as insecurity, anger, fear and blame as well as other energy-draining reactions and behaviors."

Early HeartMath research found that negative emotions threw the nervous system out of balance and when that happened heart rhythms became disordered and appeared jagged on a heart monitor. This placed stress on the physical heart and other organs and threatened serious health problems.

"Positive emotions, by contrast, were found to increase order and balance in the nervous system and produce smooth, harmonious heart rhythms," Childre and Martin wrote. "But these harmonious and coherent rhythms did more than reduce stress: They actually enhanced people's ability to clearly perceive the world around them."

- HeartMath Institute

1.6) Our 3 Brains:

Use your intuitive brains (all 3 of them) and realize that not all of our genius, our wisdom originates between our ears.
The left hemisphere in our head-brain does most of the heavy lifting, the rote logical mathematics and deductions, but the right hemisphere of the brain does most of the creative, enjoyable, emotional, intuitive processing. The logical left hemisphere also tends to do most of the bossing us around since it is in control of the ego and our logic center, but when we finally realize that the logical hemisphere should be the servant and not the master, our consciousness will evolve. We need our intuition, our soul to take a leadership position in our lives instead of being minimized by our overbearing egoic mind. Logic is a tool to be utilized, not the wise and compassionate leader that should be governing us.

"Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration."
1.6.a) This is a famous quote attributed to Thomas Edison, a famous and prolific American inventor. The idea that hard work is the most important aspect of new inventions existed before Edison made this statement, however.
The idea behind this quote is that it is easy to have a good idea, or a creative insight. However, to follow through with that idea, and turn it into a reality, takes a level of patience and dedication that few people have. In reality, "Intuition and inspiration" must collaborate with "logic and rationality" (the left and the right), (the yin and the yang) on a constant basis in order to achieve maximum results and achieve our visions.

The yin yang symbol shows a balance between opposites with a portion of the opposite element in each section.

What this is telling us is that in order to achieve phenomenal success in life, we need both creativity and hard work in order to reach lofty goals. The point is to realize that just hard work relying predominantly on logic and rote mathematics and science can be a slow and arduous process. By mixing in more intuition and creativity, perhaps using merely 20-30% intuition, we can reduce the menial hard work to under 70-80% and achieve our goals much faster and easier with far fewer mistakes. Maybe we can eventually get closer to a 50-50 relationship between hard work and intuition?! There is nothing wrong with hard work, but there is certainly a beauty in inspiration and creativity. Just ask Mona Lisa why she is smiling :)

1.6.b) Brain Hierarchy:

The Left-Hemisphere Cerebral brain in your head is the logical, rational "servant" brain.
The Right-Hemisphere Creative brain in your head is the Intuitive, Imaginative brain where many of your great ideas and "Aha" moments come from.
(these two hemispheres coordinate with each other to create knowledge/experience based intuition (one of the three types of intuition).

"You have two brains: a left and a right. Modern brain scientists now know that your left brain is your verbal and rational brain; it thinks serially and reduces its thoughts to numbers, letters and words. Your right brain is your nonverbal and intuitive brain; it thinks in patterns, or pictures, composed of 'whole things,' and does not comprehend reductions, either numbers, letters, or words."
From The Fabric of Mind, by scientist and neurosurgeon, Richard Bergland.

In addition we can learn from the Nobel Prize-winning work of Dr. Roger W. Sperry, (1913-1994), the eminent neuropsychologist and neurobiologist at CalTech in Pasadena. His work focused on the lateralization of verbal, analytic, sequential functions, which, for most individuals, are mainly located in the left hemisphere; and the visual, spatial, perceptual functions, mainly located in most individuals' right hemisphere. In Sperry's words, each hemisphere is:
". . . indeed a conscious system in its own right, perceiving, thinking, remembering, reasoning, willing, and emoting, all at a characteristically human level, and . . . both the left and the right hemisphere may be conscious simultaneously in different, even in mutually conflicting, mental experiences that run along in parallel." - Roger W. Sperry, 1974

The "Triune Brain" is made up of three layers within the left and right hemispheres of the brain in your head.
They are comprised of the reptilian (instinctive, regulatory brain stem), mammalian (emotional, intuitive middle brain), and the outer cerebral cortex (the logical, rational brain).
These three brain sections send and receive signals from the heart brain and the gut brain. If functioning properly, these electrical signals help protect us from harm and help us evolve as human beings.

Intuition is Power

1.7) Intuition Development and Training:

The following is a list of procedures and activities which will help you develop and strengthen your intuition and provide deeper access into your very helpful (and sometimes seldom recognized) subconscious mind.
The main point is to find the best methods and practices that you enjoy and find helpful in order to develop your sixth sense. Although it takes some effort to improve your intuition, it it both stimulating and rewarding. Before long you will realize how vital intuition is to creating a happy and successful life. You will likely wonder why you didn't start using it sooner.
Specific details about the use and importance of each of the following 50+ methods will be discussed at the end of this list, along with some intuition exercises.

1. Practice Meditation, Prayer, Yoga, Tai chi, Deep-Relaxation and / or Martial Arts.

2. Utilize Creativity: drawing, painting, ceramics, writing, music, photography, video, etc.

"It occurred to me by intuition, and music was the driving force behind that intuition. My discovery was the result of musical perception." - Albert Einstein

3. Utilize a Master Journal / Doodle Notebook.

4. Recognize when your intuition speaks to you.

5. Record and interpret significant dreams.

6. Listen to your body, especially your gut feelings and strong emotions.

7. Observe your energy levels. "Tune in" to yourself. Is your energy positive or negative at this moment in time?

8. Feel the energy of other people and your surroundings. "Tune in" to others and the environment.

8a. Practice sensing into people before you know them.

9. Take a relaxing shower or bath.

10. Listen to relaxing music.

11. Sing, hum and dance.

12. Smile. Enjoy life.

13. Predict outcomes of future events.

14. Reflect on past intuitions, hunches and predictions and learn from both correct and failed assessments.

15. Record sudden feelings, ideas and "aha moments" into your intuition journal or cell phone notepad.

16. Pay attention and utilize first impressions. They may not always be right but you will be surprised at how often they are.

17. Use all your conventional 5 senses, which will assist in developing your sixth sense, intuition.

18. Learn about auto-hypnosis and relaxation techniques that assist in auto-hypnosis.

19. Take a break or a Time-Out.

20. Use creative visualization.

21. Envision conversations with various wise mentors. What would you ask them? What would they tell you?

22. Utilize thought experiments, as Einstein did.

23. Don't fight your intuition. Release your resistance.

24. Purposely utilize and develop your subconscious mind.

25. Don't confuse intuition with wishful/fearful thinking.

26. Escape from your daily routine occasionally.

27. Spend time in nature.

28. Learn from the past.

29. Live in the Present.

30. Anticipate the future.

31. Feel more, think less.

32. Align with your values and morals.

33. Use a breathing practice. Breathworks.

34. Train your intuition.

35. Learn to trust yourself.

36. Dedicate time each day to devote to focusing solely on your intuition, especially when facing difficult or important life-changing decisions.

37. Take immediate action.

38. Chop wood, Carry water.

39. Watch sunrises and sunsets.

40. Observe a candle in the dark.

41. Try Aroma Therapy.

42. Try Sound Therapy.

43. Try Visual Therapy.

44. Try Taste Therapy.

45. Try Touch Therapy.

46. Try Intuition Therapy. Ask Questions and Listen Quietly for the Answers.

47. Utilize "The Law of Attraction".

48. Learn about Chakras.

49. Learn about Reiki.

50. Daydream.

50. Recognize yours and others internal and external biases.

52. Learn to project yourself above the scene.

53. Utilize Stress Reduction Techniques (SRT's).

54. Utilize Problem Solving Methods (PSM's).

55. Utilize Manifestation and Mindfulness.

56. Utilize Massage Therapy.

57. Practice Reflexology, Acupressure / Acupuncture.

58. Talk to Your Higher Self, your "Better Angel".

59. Be Yourself. Everyone else is already taken. - Oscar Wilde

1.7.a) Detailed analysis of above section:

1. Meditation, Prayer, Yoga, Deep-Relaxation, Alone-Time.

There is a good reason that this is listed first in the 50+ methods to develop and access your intuition.
Try to spend a minimum of 3-10 minutes per day doing one or more of these activities each day, especially meditation and prayer. You will advance your intuition much faster if you can allocate 30 to 60 minutes several days per week, but if that is too much for you at least try to find 5 minutes or so each day to help your soul find peace.

"Meditation brings wisdom.
Lack of meditation leaves ignorance."
- Buddha

Meditation is one of the best ways to put you in the space of receiving intuitive guidance. This is because when your mind is still, you have the ability to filter out unnecessary thoughts in order to access that quiet, still, intuitive mind. Meditation, like drawing and painting, deep relaxation, etc, allows you to turn off the domineering, always chattering left hemisphere of our brain, and get in touch with our other two brains so that intuition can be heard and understood more clearly. Even during meditation, the left hemisphere will try to chime in but over time you can learn to let these interuptions dissolve and not ruin your intuitive sessions and exercises.

What is a Mantra & How to Use it for Intuitive & Creative Power -

What does it mean to master a mantra?
"When you have repeated it so much, so often, and so well, that you hear it within your being, and it comes handy to you."
- Yogi Bhajan, Kundalini yoga teacher and author

If you've gone to a yoga class that started or ended with a collective Om (Aum) then you've already been exposed to mantra practice. Ancient yogis have used the power of mantra for thousands of years as a form of mental training and spiritual practice in order to access higher states of consciousness and deepen intuition.
High-profile seekers like Apple founder Steve Jobs and artist/singer Tina Turner have also turned to mantra meditation as a way to strengthen inner wisdom and creative power.
What the practice does: "It helps you to feel better. It helps you to think different… I would say it helps you think correctly. That means you can help yourself get the things you want." - Tina Turner on her Buddhist mantra chanting practice.
You can use this tool in your daily life to become more inspired, calm, balanced, insightful, and creative. Here's everything you need to know to get started with your own personal mantra meditation practice.

What is a mantra? The word mantra is comprised of the Sanskrit roots 'man' which means mind and 'tra' which means vehicle or instrument. A mantra, then, is a vehicle through which you can shift your mental and emotional state. It's an ancient tool that helps you dissipate mental noise and negative thoughts so you can hear your inner wisdom more loudly and clearly.

Many ancient mantras have roots in Hindu and Buddhist traditions as well as Jainism. Sanskrit mantras are found in Vedic/Vedanta sacred texts such as the Upanishads and the Rig Veda. According to these texts, mantras are powerful sacred sounds and sound vibrations best recited repeatedly to aid in cultivating presence, focus, understanding, and insight. Seed mantras called 'Bija' mantras ('Bija' is the sanskrit word for seed) are short sounds vibrations that are used as a way to fertilize your consciousness and mind. The most common Bija mantra is Om (Aum).

What is NOT a mantra? While words like "I am safe" or "I am worthy of feeling good" are powerful in their own right and are also useful for effecting mental and emotional shifts, they are not mantras, they are affirmations. They can certainly be used in conjunction with mantras but don't confuse one for the other. Intentions like the ones we set at the beginning of a yoga asana class or a yoga nidra meditation session aren't mantras even though it's easy to confuse the two.

Common mantras are: Om (Aum) - This sound vibration is said to channel the primordial sound of the universe. It's also the base for other common mantras as you'll see below.

Om mani padme hum - The mantra of benevolence and compassion. It means "The jewel is in the lotus."

Om namah shivaya - Means "I bow to Shiva." Shiva is one of the three main Hindu deities. In yoga practice, we use this mantra to help us connect to our true Inner Self. This Self is the part of us that's wise and intuitive.

Om shanti shanti shanti - "Peace, peace, peace." This mantra is an invocation for inner peace - peace of mind, peace in the body, and peaceful speech.

How do you use a mantra?
There are several ways to use a mantra. In meditation techniques such as Vedic meditation and Transcendental Meditation (TM) a mantra is repeated silently and internally as a means of overriding thought waves to enter deeper states of consciousness. The practice of repeating a mantra either silently or aloud is called 'Japa' in yoga practice. Ancient yogis believed that repeating a mantra 108 times amplifies its power. For them, it's like a code for awakening and self-realization. Vedic mathematicians considered the number 108 a number representing the wholeness of the universe and spiritual union. You can use mala beads (like prayer beads) to help you stay present and keep track of the 108 cycles, but it's not a necessary part of mantra meditation. And you don't have to repeat a mantra 108 times to reap its benefits and effects.
The main idea is this: Keep your mantra practice as simple as possible. Do whatever works best for you. Do whatever is easiest to help you practice daily. If, for example, repeating a mantra three times works for you, then start there.

A special mantra for increasing intuitive and creative powers: Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo
The intuitive voice within is real. It's an inherent superpower we've all been gifted with, we've just forgotten how to use it. Intuition is like a muscle, if we work with it and use it regularly it will strengthen over time. By consistently using a powerful mantra known as the Adi Mantra we can work out our intuitive muscle. The sound currents of this mantra have the potential to shift your state of consciousness and help you unlock your inner wisdom, intuitive knowing, and creative inspiration. It's short and simple, which makes it easy to remember: Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo

Adi Mantra Meaning: Ong: Infinite Intelligence + Creative Wisdom (Universal Vital Force Energy).
Namo: to bow or to call upon with an open heart and willing mind.
Guru: wisdom, source of transformative knowledge, teacher.
Gu - ru: broken into two parts: gu = darkness, unconsciousness. ru = light, consciousness.
Guru dev: the Divine teacher within, inner knowing, insight, your higher self.
In Kundalini yoga it's customary to begin every practice by chanting the Adi Mantra at least three times as a way to 'tune in.' The act of intentionally and consciously 'tuning in' to the space in and around you helps to create a demarcation point between what has been (the past), and whatever will be (the future).
Energetically, tuning in with the Adi Mantra functions much like hitting the reset button where you wipe the slate clean and begin anew. Your intuitive voice cannot be heard in the midst of fear and anxiety. Intuitive wisdom can only come through a calm and grounded mind.
By using this mantra you can increase inner calm and inner knowing: Ong Namo: I bow to the Infinite Intelligence and Creative Wisdom. We bow with an open heart and a humble mind. We bow to the infinitely wise and intelligent life force energy that flows through all things. We bow as a symbol of surrender and devotion.
Guru Dev Namo: I bow to the Divine Teacher Within. We bow to the transformative knowledge and insight that is within us. We bow to our higher selves, the embodiment of our fully expressed potential. We surrender to the process unfolding We open our hearts to trust in our ability to access the answers we seek within.

Transformative knowledge is required to guide and support the process of human/social transformation. We need ideas like "new age" to inspire our creativity, "social healing" to validate our new style of activism, and "inner to outer" to explain the dynamics of transformation. Transformative knowledge can assist people to actualize their personal and group potential for achieving shared growth and well-being.

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2. Creativity: drawing, writing, painting, music, etc. Creative activities like drawing, painting, writing, doodling or anything that you find creatively stimulating puts you in a state of “flow” where time stands still. You are lost in the activity and feel free of distractions and worries. Notice when you loose track of time, hours seem like minutes and you wonder how time passed so quickly.

When you are in this state of flow, it is similar to the meditative state. Your mind is receptive to ideas, insights, and awareness that you might not experience in the rapid and busy pace of daily life.

A great way to develop your intuition is by learning to draw. Sounds strange but it really works. We highly recommend the fabulous book by Betty Edwards, "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain." It may have more importance regarding utilizing the right / intuitive / creative side of the brain than it does about learning to draw, although learning to draw and be creative is a helpful and fun thing to learn also. It turns out that the act of drawing turns off the left logical brain and allows the right intuitive brain to take full control, giving us access to "knowledge" that is normally hidden from us by the usually dominant left brain.

Through art, writing, music, dance, etc, you can gain access to emotions, desires and potential solutions to problems that you may not be consciously aware of.

3. Utilize a Master Journal / Doodle Notebook which includes the following journals:
Morning Pages journal; Dream journal; Intuition / Eureka journal; Daily Diary; "Goals, Visions and Plans / Strategies" journal; To-Do Journal, Fun Stuff / Recreation Journal; Arts & Crafts Journal; Doodle Journal and other Journals you may want to record.

Morning Pages journal ("stream of consciousness" writings).
Dream journal (record and interpret your significant dreams).
Intuition / Eureka journal ("Aha" moments).
Keep a Diary (daily journal of significant events).
Start a "Goals, Visions and Plans / Strategies" journal (what matters most to you and how will you achieve your goals).
Utilize a To-Do Journal - "What do I want to do today" (a collection of your To-Do Lists).

Constructive Journaling, or writing your "Morning Pages" is the process of recording your thoughts and feelings to understand them more clearly. If you struggle with self-esteem, anxiety, stress, or depression, keeping a journal can be very helpful. It can help you gain control of your emotions and improve your mental health.

Journaling helps to identify negative thoughts and behaviors. By clarifying your perceptions, thoughts and feelings, you will get to know and understand yourself better. Journaling allows us to look at our lives from an "outsider" perspective even though we are looking inward. Thus we have the opportunity to "counsel" ourselves without having to share uncomfortable personal issues with a true counselor/mentor. This can give you new perspectives that can help you achieve the goals and dreams you have established, possibly by writing them in your journal also. There may be times when you may need outside guidance or counseling, but having a journal will likely help with being able to better express your concerns and issues with someone qualified to assist you in addressing and resolving those challenges and opportunities.
Many mental health experts recommend journaling because it can improve your mood and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety. Studies support this and suggest journaling is good for your mental health. It may also make therapy work better.

Morning Pages also help you keep track of what is going on in your life, both positive and negative. When life seems extra chaotic, Morning Pages can help you sort out things going on in your life so they don't seem so out of control. Just jotting down a few events and situations and writing down some feelings about them can be a type of release to free up your bottled emotions. Then you can move on with your day and hopefully be more at peace.

Morning Pages are not just for the morning hours, although getting your thoughts and feelings released in the morning can be particularly beneficial during the rest of your day. It can be a safe place to record epiphanies, crazy ideas, concerns, sadness, hopes and fears all throughout the day and night. Consider this: We all have three sides to our personality.
1) The side we show the world.
2) The side we only show to close family and trusted friends.
3) The side we only show to ourselves.
By writing down your impulses and self-expressions, and all the other things mentioned here, you are getting to know the side you usually only show to yourself. You have the chance to become a better friend to yourself by sharing your inner secrets and most sincere thoughts with yourself.
Since you spend more time with yourself than any other person in your lifetime, perhaps it is a great idea to develop a true love for that person: Yourself. Journaling can help you get there.

Twelve things Journaling / Morning Pages can be helpful with:

1) Keeping your thoughts, perceptions and feelings organized and making them more accessible in order to work on them. This will help with self-reflection and personal growth.
2) Providing a place to record both successes and failures, thereby allowing you to evaluate what went right and what went wrong.
3) Reducing stress by relieving bottled-in pressure. Instead of yelling, fighting and screaming to release stress, anger and depression, release these feelings onto paper (or your cell phone, computer, iPad, etc.). This will improve your chances of dealing more appropriately with your relationship(s) and the outside world.
4) Providing a place to record ideas, sadness, fears, hopes and dreams.
5) Providing a place to set your goals and the corresponding plans and strategies to achieve those goals. "A goal without a plan is just a wish." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
6) Providing a place for creative writing, drawing and doodling.
7) Providing a place for your "To-Do" list, as well as your "I Accomplished This" list.
8) Improving your writing and self-expression skills.
9) Improving your memory by recording a visual document of your daily / weekly events, plans and appointments. Part of our problems come from forgetting things that could have been remembered if we had simply taken the time to write them down, thus reinforcing them in our memory bank and on paper.
10) Keeping you on track and focused on the things that are most important in your life.
11) Providing a place to record your gratitude journal. Things you are grateful for each day.
12) Providing a place to get to know yourself better and develop a deeper love for yourself.

In a sense, journaling can be a form of meditation, prayer, understanding and planning, thus satisfying your spiritual, emotional and logical sides of your being.
As Dr. Wayne Dyer said, "We are human 'beings', not human doings."

What else might Morning Pages help you with?

- Special thanks to Julia Cameron for her introduction of Morning Pages in her book "The Artist's Way". This concept has been extremely valuable to many people.
"The bedrock tool of a creative recovery is a daily practice called Morning Pages."
"Morning Pages are three pages of longhand, stream of consciousness writing, done first thing in the morning. There is no wrong way to do Morning Pages - they are not high art. They are not even 'writing.' They are about anything and everything that crosses your mind, and they are for your eyes only. Morning Pages provoke, clarify, comfort, cajole, prioritize and synchronize the day at hand. Do not over-think Morning Pages: just put three pages of anything on the page...and then do three more pages tomorrow."

Three pages may be a bit long for the average person who does not aspire to be an artist, but her concept combined with journaling makes for a wonderful tool, especially for those periods in your life when you need direction, understanding and clarity. Realizing that creativity and intuition are directly interconnected might help you understand why expressing your feelings in your journals is such an important step in developing and utilizing your intuitive powers.

4. Recognize when your intuition speaks

First of all, in order to be able to use your intuition, you must able to recognize it when it speaks to you. Intuition usually isn't loud or demanding - it's subtle and communicates in different ways for different people.
Intuition speaks to you in many different ways: through words, images, dreams, flashes of brilliance, premonitions (a certain knowing of what is ahead), emotions (such as euphoria, joy, love, hate, disgust, distaste, etc), and physical sensations such as goose bumps, blushing, power sensations, moodiness, chills, sweating, nausea, headaches, stress or exhaustion. When certain sensations become obvious to you, pay attention and attempt to record them to your permanent memory in your hippocampus or in your written journal so that you can retrieve and utilize this powerful information.

For example, you may receive visual messages, such as images that appear in quick flashes or visions that unfold slowly, like a movie.

Your intuition might speak to you as a hunch, a thought, in words or phrases. You can also enter into a dialogue with your intuition to get more information and clarity. Merely ask and wait for the answers to arrive. It may take minutes, hours or even days, but as your intuition improves, the answers will come faster and become more astounding.

Alternatively, your intuition may speak to you in physical sensations, such as goose bumps, chills, discomfort in your gut, a feeling of relief, or a sour taste in your mouth.

You may receive intuitive messages through your emotions, such as feelings of uneasiness or confusion when your inner wisdom is steering you away from something - or feelings of euphoria and profound peace when you're being guided down a path that will lead you to greater personal joy and abundance.

Sometimes intuition messages are simply a deep sense of knowing and certainty. If you've ever felt that you knew something to be true in the depths of your heart or soul, chances are it was a message from your intuition.

Have you ever noticed that your mood changes suddenly? Or you walk in a room of people and feel uneasy?

Remind yourself to pay attention to these shifts in mood, and once you are aware of them, ask yourself why you are feeling this way. Close your eyes, and ask yourself, What is this feeling telling me? Then wait for an answer.

It may not arrive right away, but at some point you'll have an insight into your mood change. The key is learning how to use these insights to manage your life in order to minimize negative people or circumstances.

5. Pay attention to your dreams.

Dreams are your subconscious mind's way of processing information and dealing with internal stress, repressed feelings, unacknowledged longings, hopes, fears, desires and more.

Dreams are a graphic example of what is going on deep inside our minds. The sleeping brain has no logical language so it shows us "videos" which often mimic events going on in our lives or thoughts. The dreams do not make sense unless broken down into their metaphoric components. For instance, a dream where you can not move or escape might indicate you are feeling helpless in your day to day life. Find a way to gain control. Dreams where you are carrying heavy loads may indicate you are overwhelmed and need help. The key is to view the dream in broad terms and not get stuck on details. Conduct dream interviews with yourself or others and try to remember important feelings, events, settings, phrases, objects, people, colors and ideas. What you remember most can give you clues to resolve problems you may be consciously unaware of. Ask yourself questions about the important items remembered and see if they somehow relate to past, present or future events in your life. It may take hours to days to be "sure" of what insight has just become available to your conscious mind but if you want to improve your intuition and happiness, this is one of the best and easiest ways to do it.

Realize that your dreams are a direct link to your subconscious mind, in a way that is often quite different than utilizing intuition in a wakeful and alert state of mind. Dreams happen in a gamma or delta state of mind while intuition often happens in an alpha or beta state of mind.
Your dreams reach deeper into the mind and are non-linear in dramatic ways. They jump all over the place and seldom make logical sense. That is because the subconscious does not speak in a logic manner. It reveals to us images, feelings, and concepts which when we view them using the logical left brain, they often don't make any sense! But when you take the major details and break them down and interpret them, they will usually tell you everything you need to learn from the experience and break the "dream video" into useful and productive results.
What you really want to do with especially significant dreams is to record them immediately by either listing the key points in order of appearance, or by doing a stream of consciousness writing in your dream journal so that you can analyze and interpret later. The dream won't make any sense when you write them down initially, in fact if they do then you are likely not recording it correctly but rather filling in blanks that help it make sense to you, yet you are messing up the true meaning by trying to make logic sense instead of just recording what what you were actually revealing to your self in the dream.
Remember that the subconscious mind speaks to us in metaphor, symbols and emotions, not logic and reason. Thus our dreams do not speak to us in the same way a chronological movie does. It is by its very nature, disjointed and confusing. Yet after your record it accurately and in as much detail as possible, you can then discover the true meaning of what it was trying to reveal to you. You look for the deeper meaning in the important points. How does it relate to what is going on in your life currently. What does it tell you about significant events from your past. What does it reveal about your hopes, fears or desires of your future? How can you benefit from what it is trying to tell you?! Thus our dreams can be viewed as our soul trying to teach us something we need to know. By ignoring them or brushing them off as weird and quirky, we lose a huge opportunity and advantage to improve our life condition and discover potential eureka events. For instance, the benzene ring was discovered by a scientist who dreamed of a snake chasing it tail. He could have wrote that vision off as a scary dream because of his fear of snakes, or he could have viewed it as insight into the organic structure of something he was struggling to understand with his left brain. Fortunately he understood that his right brain subconscious mind was trying to show him the answer in pictures that he could comprehend using his logical mathematical left brain. Dreams are often symbolic and offer deeper messages than the strange and convoluted nature of a dream reveals on the surface. Read about common dream symbols so you can better understand the meaning of your dreams and what your intuition might be telling you through your dreams.

6. Listen to your body, especially your gut feelings and strong emotions.

Your body is an important messenger of intuitive knowledge. You've heard the expression, "Follow your gut." You often feel things in your gut that let you know loud and clear that you aren't in the right place, with the right person, or making the best decision. Unfortunately our desires, greed and pre-conceived biases often over-rule our gut feelings and we proceed down the wrong path anyway, only to suffer the consequences later.

7. Observe your energy levels. "Tune in" to yourself. Is your energy positive or negative at this moment in time?

By taking the time to pay attention to your own energy levels, it can give you a strong clue as to whether your intuition is speaking to you. Not to be confused with strong emotions running through your mind and body, this energy level has a different signature that feels more like a calm guiding wisdom when positive, or a definitive warning when you need to use caution or retreat from threatening situations. When you doubt yourself, you lose the opportunity to gain valuable insight.

8. Feel the energy of other people and your surroundings. "Tune in" to others and the environment.

Most of us get tired of asking ourselves, why didn't I listen to my inner voice. My gut feelings were telling me that this person was going to cause me problems later on down the road but I didn't listen. Sometimes you will still need to deal with people that you know will likely use you and let you down, but at least you will have the foresight to minimize the damage they can do to you and protect yourself from major harm. You can't avoid all the people you intuitively know are "trouble" but you can reduce the pain by not sticking your head in the sand and hoping they don't disappoint you. Watch out for predators, embezzlers, con-men, grifters and others who will try to take advantage of you. Intuition is critical to protect yourself from people who will cause you pain and suffering. Take time to get to "know" people before your trust them with your soul. On the opposite side, look for people who uplift you and give you hope and inspiration. These are the ones you want to associate with.

8a. Practice sensing into people before you know them.

Learn to "read" people that you will be spending time with, people such as fellow workers, students, neighbors, potential friends or boyfriends/girlfriends, etc.
See what kind of information you can glean from observing people and feeling their energetic signature before you talk to them or learn anything about them from other people. The more you pay attention, the more you'll realize you already know things you couldn't possibly know with the cognitive mind. If you record your intuition about them you can go back and see how accurate you were at a later date and learn from your hunches.

Your initial impressions and gut feelings are important and can tell you quite a bit but you still need to listen to what they say and do for the next few weeks in order to get a better feel for if their words and deeds match up to the initial impression you created about them. Some people are better than others at disguising their inner self in attempting to mislead others about their true nature but over time your intuition can and will help you to know who you can likely trust and who you should keep at arms length.

9. Take a relaxing shower or bath.

The shower is another place for . You may have already discovered that some of your best thinking is done in the shower or bathtub. One of the best ways to connect with intuition, spontaneous insights and visions of the future is to take a hot bath or shower. During this time, just relax and enjoy the warmth and soothing effect of the water. This is an easy way to get into a hypnotic/meditative state where the brain can connect to the subconscious.

The combination of the quiet personal space, the feeling of warm water surrounding you, the pressure of the water, the smell of soaps, shampoo and perfumes, the sound of the water, the small enclosure you are in, and the relaxation all this brings lends itself to tapping into your intuition. The only sense missing is taste, unless you also happen to be eating a snack or drinking your favorite beverage while taking your bath :)

Often, solutions to problems will become amazingly obvious to you during this type of relaxed state. Be prepared to have many "eureka" and "aha" experiences during this state. Remember that meditation is really just unlocking a door that is normally shut to those that don't have the key. Find the key and remember to use it often. This is partly why so many cultures advocate the use of meditation and prayer. It calms the body and the mind so we can get insights that otherwise will elude us. There are many ways to get into this relaxed state, such as using self-hypnosis, meditation, prayer, relaxing on a comfortable couch, chair or bed, laying in the sun or shade, strolling through a garden, etc. Find time, make time to get relaxed and tap into this incredible power that will make your life so much less stressful and confusing. When relaxing, you may want to consider two thought processes: Convergent and Divergent thinking. Convergent thinking is when you have a particular problem you want to find solutions to. Remember that there are often many solutions to a problem. Be prepared to get several solutions and choose the best ones. In divergent thinking, you merely relax and wait for brilliant ideas to pop into your head. Maybe you don't have any apparent problems in mind. You are merely waiting for ideas to come to you. Trust us, they will. Maybe not every time, but you will be amazed at how often you discover solutions to problems your conscious mind didn't even know you had, or how often you will come up with ideas that will improve your health, wealth, family life, love life and personal life. Essentially, intuition is a tool to increase your happiness. Find the key that works for you and use it regularly! Unlock the treasure chest over and over and enjoy the riches within.

10. Listen to relaxing music.

11. Sing, hum and dance.

12. Smile. Enjoy life.

13. Predict outcomes of future events.

14. Reflect on past intuitions, hunches and predictions and learn from both correct and failed assessments.

15. Record sudden feelings, ideas and "aha moments" into your intuition journal or cell phone notepad.

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1.9) How can you Improve your Intuition

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The following quotes show how important it is that you pay attention to your thoughts and feelings.

"The mind is everything. What you think you become." - Buddha
"You are what you think. All that you are arises from your thoughts. With your thoughts you make your world." - Anonymous, The Dhammapada
"A man is but the product of his thoughts, what he thinks, he becomes." Gandhi
"With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world." - Dalai Lama
"Think good and good follows. Think evil and evil follows. You are what you think all day long." - Joseph Murphy
"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."- Dr. Wayne Dyer
"Change your thoughts and you change your world." - Norman Vincent Peale
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony. - Mahatma Gandhi
"Your attitude, not your aptitude, determines your altitude."- Zig Ziglar
"The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous." - Carl Sagan
"How am I going to live today in order to create the tomorrow I'm committed to?"- Tony Robbins
"Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it."- Ernest Holmes
"No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit." - Helen Keller
"What ever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve."- Napolean Hill
"Thoughts become things. Think good ones." - Mike Dooley


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