By Jim Wawro on Jun 13, 2012 | In intuition | 104 Comments
The Internet makes it possible for virtually anyone to post a thought and to see the truth of that thought resonate with others throughout the world. I had an experience recently that brought that home to me in a poignant way.
I had published an online article about intuition and dreams. The article discussed that many famous novels had come to their authors in dreams: Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Steven King’s Misery, for example. The article went on to discuss that the solution to many practical problems had also come through dreams, as it had for Elias Howe’s invention of the sewing machine and Jack Nicklaus’ golf swing. Finally, the article noted that many famous songs, including Paul McCartney’s Yesterday, had come to the songwriters in their dreams.
When the article was published, I received the following message from a reader:
“This may sound strange, but it relates directly to your article. I remember that the night before the first time I ever made out with a girl I had a dream that was basically an instructional on how to kiss a girl. I’m sure it was my subconscious sensing that the probability of that happening was increasing, and pulling together all knowledge I had on the subject before the event. Not as cool as inventing the sewing machine, or writing ‘Yesterday,’ but still the right advice at the right time!”
I loved this practical, heart warming tale not only of intuition in a young life, but also of the recognized interconnection between the intuition described in the article and the intuition acting in the young dream. Just for fun, I typed “how to kiss a girl” into Google–and it returned 100 million results!
The reader’s message and my Google search caused me to think about intuition and the Internet. In the final analysis, intuition is the awareness of the interconnectedness of all things. The famous French paleontologist Pierre Teillhard de Chardin theorized in the middle of the last century that humanity’s next great evolutionary step was to develop a global mind of consciousness and information.
“A global mind of consciousness and information.” That’s a pretty good description of intuition, and an even better description of the Internet.
A global mind of consciousness and information that anyone can use—even for learning how to handle your first romantic kiss.
By Jim Wawro on May 28, 2012 | In intuition | 2 Comments
Before you say to yourself, “Oh, I’m not really intuitive,” think about these ten ways that you regularly use your intuition without even thinking about it:
1. Sense of being stared at.
Did you ever find yourself standing in a line and get the feeling to turn around for no reason? And when you did, you found that someone was absent mindedly staring straight at you and quickly looked away? Where did that feeling come but from intuition?
2. “Give me a moment. It’ll come to me.”
Were you ever mentally blocked and said “Give me a moment. It’ll come to me”? And then it did come to you? But where did it come from—memory, the subconscious, intuition, or from somewhere else through the non-material “radio receiver” that seems to play in the background of our lives?
3. “Let me sleep on it.”
Did you ever face a question that you were uncertain about and decide to leave the final decision until the next morning, and when you awoke the next morning, you felt you had the right answer and went with it? What you did was give your question to your nighttime intuition expecting an answer. Here’s what basketball’s reigning MVP LeBron James said when asked about when he had made up his mind about joining another team: “The last time I changed my mind was probably in my dreams. And when I woke up this morning I knew it was the right decision.”
4. The problem you solved at work.
Did you ever have a problem in your work that you didn’t know how to solve at first, but then you did solve? If you’re like most, you studied the problem to find out all you could about why you couldn’t quickly solve it. Then, you likely went on to something else, putting the unsolved problem aside. Suddenly, at lunch, or working on something else, or when someone said something pertinent, the solution popped into your head, and you solved the problem. What happened here? You turned the problem over to your intuition to solve, and, working with the research you did to understand the problem, your intuition solved it for you, as it likely does on the many occasions in your work when a problem comes to you without an immediate solution.
And speaking of work, have you ever had the experience of leaving your house and arriving at your workplace with a good thought about what you were going to do at work that day, but with almost no memory of what had happened around you during the trip to work? What happened here? During the commute, your mind was likely in the “alpha state” (8-12 brainwaves per second) where day dreaming and intuition frequently occur. Wasn’t it intuition that created the good thought while you were making the trip?
Did you ever have a strong hunch that proved absolutely correct when you followed it? Here’s how the Chilean president charged in 2010 with the responsibility for trapped miners expressed it: “I had a kind of inner voice that told me, ‘Keep searching, keep searching, don’t give up.’”
7. Listening to your inner voice.
Have you ever followed a strong feeling to do something that you wouldn’t normally have done if you hadn’t had the strong feeling to do it? Then you are in good company: many of the world’s enduring religions (including Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam) were all founded by people who heard and followed their inner voice.
8. Intuitive healing.
Medical intuitives, like Carolyn Myss and Dr. Mona Lisa Shultz today, have existed throughout history. But anyone can access diagnostic and healing intuition–the Silva Ultra Mind System routinely teaches a diagnostic and healing module to regular people. In fact, we all exercise a bit of intuitive diagnosis and healing when we simply go to bed with a harsh cold rather than continuing with our daily chores.
Have you ever had a thought just “pop” into your head? Many famous novels, songs, inventions, and solutions have just “popped” into people’s heads. An inspiration is a thought that we didn’t intentionally create. Where but from intuition do inspirations come?
Have you ever had the experience of instantly liking someone you meet? Did you immediately feel “in sync” with them? Why do we vote for one candidate for office over another? Because it “feels” right. That’s intuition.
You use intuition successdfully every day without even thinking about it. You are very intuitive.
Jim Wawro, author, Ask Your Inner Voice (http://amzn.to/ckWgWh), and former senior partner in a 1400-lawyer firm, discovered while trying cases that some people have learned the secret to actively calling on intuition whenever they need it. Through the telling of more than 80 true inner voice stories, Ask Your Inner Voice reveals the proven methods used by history’s greats and regular people alive today for actively tapping into the wisdom that resides within you. Learn more and download a free chapter at http://www.ActivateIntuition.com.