07 Apr WHAT IS INTUITION?
One of the essential apects in creating a greater wellbeing and empowerment is developing a stong intuition. ART-MIND-BODY concept which we work with at our retreats gives the tools to recognise, develop and maintain ones gut feeling.
What is Intuition?
Intuition is the ability to know without words; to sense the truth without explanations. Intuition operates outside time and space; it is a direct link to your higher self (often called your subconscious). It speaks to you through insights, revelations and urges, often as playful inspiration. It connects you with the answers you are seeking.
Intuition talks to you in the present moment, through flashes of ideas,
Intuition is received through the right part of the brain. The right brain represents art, imagination, creativity, intuition and feelings. The left brain represents intellect, logic, memories etc. Intuition is an innate quality we all have and experience on a daily basis. Yet, more often than not, we don’t use it enough simply because we have been taught to prioritise and glorify logic and intellect. Big decision makers, however, confess that they can only rely on intuition when making a decision as they, more often than not, don’t have enough data to base their decisions on.
With experience, we do learn to combine both intuition and intellect by the method of trial and error; yet there is another, easier, way to go. We can train our intuitive mind on purpose, just as we train our logical mind and our muscles.
Cultivating intuition is based on letting go of the programmes and agendas of the left brain, training our imagination and trusting our insights. Trusting ourselves in the process is essential because disregard or judgment of our intuition works against receiving it.
Trusting might be the hardest part
The most important aspect of developing your intuition is trusting yourself and your intuitive capabilities. How many times have you had a gut-feeling and not paid attention to it?
- Remember a time when you were puzzled by a strong intuitive insight, the one that seemed like a coincidence yet you knew that this was not a coincidence. It felt right and that it was meant to happen.
- Look back at the moments when you met three different people for the first time and had a hunch about them. One positive, one negative and one neutral. Did you try to override your first impressions? Did you get your first impressions confirmed, or not?
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Stay tuned for more about intuition and the tools for implementing it successfully in your day to day life!
Author: Emilie Janda