Intuition is The Skill of Tomorrow. Here's How to Build it.
Hi, it's me, Dan, I wanted to share a message I got today.
It was the weirdest thing during a meditation right after I woke up. It came through my heart and it felt like it was just an internal knowing to begin writing and creating more in general.
What does “getting a message” even mean? I guess everyone has their own definition, but for me, it means a deeper desire from within.
A pull towards a new thing or way of living.
A message is like a download to a computer, except you're the computer and we have no clue where it's coming from.
Intuition gives a glimpse into a future outcome that generally excites or pleases us. And compels us into action to do something about it.
When we develop a quiet space, we can better hear our own messages. If we do this, it seems that we basically gain access to an internal guidance system we all have that offers us directions towards a better experience of life according to our own definitions.
When we feel overwhelmed or like we have a lot on our plate, we stress out and tend to mess up. We don't think so clearly and that's when accidents happen. This is the main reason why we all turn down the music when we parallel park.
At some point usually around 17 or 18 years old we start to carry a lot more baggage with us in life than we typically do at age 10 or 12. And even more in our 20’s and it can keep accumulating over time. Stress builds up and we need a way to resolve these things so we can let them go.
To do this we can begin to develop other skills.
One of these skills has to do with an ability we all have, which is to be calm. When we are calm we can see more of the picture and work through these perceived stressors. We don't need to master calm just yet, we just need to get better at this life-changing inner power over time.
Many people hire therapists, coaches and doctors to try and solve these issues, but anyone who has had success will ultimately tell you that you must go through your own internal process at some point.
Nothing outside will ever solve an inside issue, but outside things can help us along the way.
What does stress have to do with intuition?
Well, the more stress, worry, and fear we have the less we are able to function properly. The more we are focused on problems "out there", the less energy we have to tend to our own garden right now.
As we focus on "what's wrong with me", we start to see only what we don't like and forget the amazing person that we really are and have always been.
Intuition is impossible to clearly make out in chaotic times unless you have already gone through a process to achieve states of calm for long enough and deep enough.
We are always getting these intuitive messages, we just can't really "hear" or understand them with all the noise and commotion that's so common today.
We need to turn the music down so we can parallel park.
We need fewer distractions so we can focus and make the right moves.
Who wouldn't want to know if they should apply to this job or that one? Who wouldn't want to know when to speak up or stay quiet? What about knowing where to move next or if you should marry that person?
Think about the things in life that really plague you.
How do you deal with them?
What do you do to figure them out?
How do you move forward?
Is there a process or is it just random?
Do you make decisions or wait to see what decision is made for you?
Intuition really answers all these things and more if you sink deeply enough into it. It is always there. It's like a sixth sense, that most are really not used to because no one teaches it to us formally in school or anywhere really. Instead, we have to seek it.
The easiest way to think about intuition is through our own heart.
For example, want do you want to eat right now, a doughnut or a kale salad?
The answer isn't important, where you made the decision is!
It was made in your brain, right?
Now think about someone you love dearly, more than anyone in the world.
What would you want to feed them, a doughnut or a kale salad?
Where did you make that decision?
Not just in your brain, right? Your heart took over or at least got in the mix.
When we come from the heart we tend to use more of our capabilities and studies show it. Our intelligence improves, brainwaves become more coherent, our body begins to heal, we are more creative and we tend to consider how other people will feel.
In short, we do better holistically as individuals and as a global community.
We go from reaction to response when we come from the heart. This isn't just about a nice emotion or being considerate... It's another brain network coming on board entirely. It's like having more brainpower with the added bandwidth of compassion.
Compassion is the cornerstone of intuition.
The practice is to practice.
Practicing this heart perspective on ourselves is the only practice required. And the only way to practice is to practice it.
We've been drilled so much on relying on the brain in our skull to do the heavy lifting for us, but we are much, much more intelligent than that. There's more power and knowledge that we are all walking around with right now and it is just waiting for us to open our hearts and connect.
Notice that when you place your focus on your heart and breath normally that your mind will start to quiet after a few rounds. Calm energy begins to roll in like ocean waves during low tide. The sky opens up as clouds dissipate and things become more clear.
Parallel parking becomes much easier in this heart-focused state. We lose nothing but the stress and gain a whole new and improved way of being in the world.
This is something you can do anywhere anytime with eyes open or closed. You can do it as little or as often as you would like. Finding a time of day to practice regularly for at least one minute helps tremendously to get going early on.
As you practice focused attention on the heart and as the breathing naturally comes into a rhythm, you will change the way you experience the world. More and more you will start to hear, know, and even see images of messages that are coming to you, through you, for you.
I have heard these referred to as "intuitive hits" and they are extremely helpful, especially in chaotic times and stressful moments.
Remember the goal isn't to be perfect, it's to be balanced. Another way to say balanced is to say being centered. And your heart sits at the central position of your body pumping vital nutrients to every cell while also removing waste from the entire system.
Sounds pretty central to our existence, no? Oh and side note, heart disease is the #1 cause of death in the USA. Do you see any connections there?
Placing focus on our hearts creates space for us to sort through the chaos. There's no fancy workshop or book you need to read to do this. It just takes a willingness to show up and sit with it.
After some practice, you will be able to do this on the fly with ease. It will become second nature, then first nature. You will improve overall function not just on the physical level but on every level including emotionally, mentally and energetically in a repeatable and measurable way.
We can talk about it all day, but there is only one way to know for sure and that is trying it for yourself. Go look and see what your intuition has to say about all this.
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