What is intuition anyway? Intuition has been (no pun intended) on my mind because I tried to bring the movie PGS: Intuition to my local community in October, and have been reading about intuition.
Wikipedia calls intuition the ability to acquire knowledge without proof, evidence, or conscious reasoning, or without understanding how the knowledge was acquired.
In other words, you just know.
What Is Intuition?
“Intuition is our innate inclination toward a particular behavior…a gut feeling…a hunch…the process that gives us the ability to know something directly without analytical thinking.” (From an article at Psychology Today called What Is Intuition and How Do We Use It? )
Simply put, your intuition is your inner guide, your inner teacher. Intuition is not a thought awareness, it is a sensory awareness.
(From “What is Intuition and How to Tap It Like a Pro by MindValley)
This article from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health says “Intuition often ‘speaks’ without words, in a gentle, loving manner that can manifest as more of a feeling than a concrete idea…it’s an expansive feeling…”
How Do You Develop Intuition?
I love this article from Consciousness Lifestyle Magazine. Read and take the test: my results showed I have two of the four types of intuition: clairvoyance and claircognizance. The four times of intuition are:
- clairvoyance – clear seeing
- clairsentience – clear feeling
- clairaudience – clear hearing
- claircognizance – clear knowing
Power of Positivity suggests five ways to develop intuition.
Scientists believe intuition to be a key component of a human’s operating system.
Another article from Consciousness Lifestyle Magazine says that “…intuition predominantly sits in the non-dominant hemisphere of the brain and is often derived from images, feelings, physical sensations and metaphors.” The article suggests a variety of ways to develop your intuition like writing, hypnosis, dreams, and meditation.
Learning To Trust Intuition
This lengthy article from the Huffington Post talks about the habits of highly intuitive people and says that, “There is a growing body of anecdotal evidence, combined with solid research efforts, that suggests intuition is a critical aspect of how we humans interact with our environment and how, ultimately, we make many of our decisions,”
TLDR: Taking time for solitude, creating, practicing mindfulness, observing everything, listening to your body, connecting deeply with others, paying attention to dreams, enjoying down time, and letting go of negative emotions. All things I love talking about!
I can’t explain always why I think a certain path is the right way, but I need to trust it and go ahead.
That’s a more business way of thinking about intuition from Gerd Gigerenzer, a director at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, in a 2017 article from Forbes.
You can learn to engage your intuition, says this post from Elephant Journal, by listening to emotions, being in your body, trusting and seeing, getting logical, and looking in the mirror.
The Loner Wolf website offers another excellent tutorial and lengthy exploration of learning to trust intuition.
Questions About Intuition
Without intuition, I don’t know if I’d be a life coach. How about you –
- Do you experience intuition or gut feelings?
- Has intuition ever saved your life?
- If you took the test, what kind of intuition do you have? I’m clairvoyant and clairsentient
- What habits recommended in the Huffington Post article are you interested in the most?