Let’s get to the bottom of this so your intuition can guide you like it’s meant to.
In order to survive as humans, we’ve developed very sophisticated senses.
We’ve needed them so we could keep our attention on what’s “out there” lest we be hurt by something or miss something helpful.
It’s natural for us to continually scan our environment, take it in, and decide what’s relevant.
Our Subtle Senses
Just like our 5 senses that everyone acknowledges, we’ve also developed other senses, and for similar reasons.
They’re much more subtle and we tend to experience what they perceive as being “in here”.
But make no mistake. You do have them. They’re natural. We see them at work in the animal kingdom all the time.
They’re sometimes called your “sixth” sense, or your “extra” sensory perception (ESP).
And they’re also known as “intuition”.
The word “intuition” has a root that means to “perceive directly without reasoning”. Do you ever do that? Of course you do!
And you couldn’t turn it off if you tried.
The BIG Secret About the Switch
So the biggest secret is that there is no switch.
You don’t need a switch.
Your intuition’s already ON, and you’re already intuitive!
I know, I tricked you with that headline. Sorry. But really, there must be some doubts lurking around in there, a part of you that sorta-kinda thinks maybe you’re missing something, or else you wouldn’t have been so eager to find out how to turn your intuition on.
Am I right?
If that’s the case, then stick with me.
I know, I know. Lots of you do acknowledge that you’re intuitive, and your curiosity got the best of you. Well, I’m still glad you’re here because I think you’ll like this next section a lot.
We’re Intuitive In Spite of Ourselves
Here’s a remarkable example of our intuition at play, even when we’re not paying it the least bit of attention.
Many years back, a long-distance friend and I played a weekly intuitive game.
Each of us would choose an image, place it in a silver frame, and focus on it. At the same time, we would email a photo of the framed image to the other, but the recipient wouldn’t look at the email right away.
During the week, we would see if we could sense intuitively what was in the other’s frame. We would jot notes or sketch images. When we were ready, we would look at the email of the image and see if we intuited it correctly. Simple.
One week, I decided to draw the image to put in my frame. I had a vague idea in my head and sat down and played with getting it on paper. In the end, I didn’t like it at all. So I crumpled it up and threw it away, and then I made something else and framed that instead.
While I was doing that, I wasn’t even thinking about what was in my friend’s frame. That wasn’t the point, after all.
Her email had arrived that morning but I still hadn’t looked at it.
I didn’t know until later what a remarkable thing just happened.
It was days later when I finally looked in my email and I could not believe my eyes.
Her framed image was almost exactly like what I had originally drawn for my frame soon after she had emailed hers.
I dug through my wastebasket and found the crumpled drawing. Sure enough. Almost a spittin’ image! And I certainly was going for that same feeling of joy.
This is a perfect illustration of us being intuitive even when we’re not trying to.
When I was drawing what I planned to send her, I wasn’t trying to intuit what she sent me yet. (And the fact that we were preparing to play an intuitive game is beside the point, too.)
I was, however, relaxed, in a slightly playful mood, and apparently receptive even without knowing it. (I’ve since noticed that the creative state is much akin to the intuitive state. And both involve alpha and sometimes theta brain waves.)
This fluid state left me naturally open to a mixture of the subtle senses of telepathy (reading her thoughts) and/or clairvoyance (seeing the image).
And by accident!
Or more to the point: Naturally and effortlessly. All on its own.
Just like with our more obvious senses, our subtle senses are continually scanning and receiving, whether we pay attention to that or not.
Claim Your Magic
So acknowledge that you’re intuitive. And if you still doubt it, there are stories like this everywhere. Allow them to convince you.
If things like this happen by accident, surely you can also tune-in intentionally.
Once you claim your natural subtle senses, it’s just a matter of strengthening and refining your skills. A wine-taster may have such a well-developed palate that s/he can describe all kinds of nuances that might escape you, but that doesn’t mean you can’t taste.
Same with your intuition.
Do you have some examples to share of “accidental” intuition?
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