Intuition -- What is it? Who's got it? And, how to Develop Yours!

Intuition is the process of making conscious that which is unconscious. Like radio waves, intuition flows around us all the time and like the radio, you  have to turn your receiver on to get the message.

Defining Your Personal Process
  • Intuition downloads through your dominant sense -- seeing, feeling, and/or hearing
  • And, resonates secondarily somewhere within your body
  • Intuition only comes in the PRESENT moment

Not sure about yours? Observe how you explain things -- "I see what you mean."  "I hear what you're saying." Or, "Feels right to me."  One sense may predominate with the others following closely behind. 

The human system is electro-magnetic, so when intuition downloads into your consciousness the energy moves through your physical body and will resonate somewhere within your body.

The most common responses are chills, a drop in the stomach, a warm feeling in the heart -- your response is as unique as you are. One client's eyes watered and this was how she knew it was intuition and not her imagination.

The secondary response is confirmation that you've received intuitive information and not mind chatter.

Intuition is the language of metaphors and a sense of knowingness. You have a vocabulary of symbols that is all your own. For instance, when I see a snake, I get healing. You may see a snake and get poison or death.

Know your process --  
  • Does the information come in metaphors and/or symbols?
  • Where do you feel it in your body?  
  • What does it look or feel like?
  • What symbols speak to you?  
  • Are your symbols repetitive?  
Once you've discovered your dominant sense, identified your body's secondary response, and begun to be aware of your symbols and metaphors --  you're ready to go to the next level - trust

The success of your intuition is directly related to your willingness to fail! Its greatest enemy is pride. The ego's investment in being right is counter- productive to your intuitive process. 

Exercises --

Make a game out of your exercises --
  • Guess who's on the phone --without caller ID
  • Take a deck of playing cards, shuffle, intuit the color of each card. Red goes in one pile, black in another. Notice how each card feels when you hold it.
  • Ask questions in Yes or No. Be aware of the energy sensations in your body to distinguish between the two answers.  

Three Levels of Intuition

Physical, Spiritual & Divine

There are three levels of intuition that correspond with the chakra or energy centers of the physical body.
  • Physical or survival intuition  
  • Spiritual intuition  
  • Divine intuition 
Physical or Survival Intuition
This level of intuition projects your own future.   Physical intuition helps you make choices on where to live, career, and of course, finding that perfect parking place.  Energy is invested in power outside of yourself.

This level of intuition is a necessary tool in life. And, it can limit your spiritual growth if you stay at this level.  

Survival intuition will often come as a voice, even if this is not your dominate sense.

One summer, I was driving back from a Solstice Ceremony  in Northern California, in the fast lane. I'm not a slow driver.

As I approached the Waldo tunnel, just before the Golden Gate Bridge, a very clear and distinct voice said, "Slow down. Change lanes."  I did. The voice said, "Again."   

I hesitated and missed the opportunity to move to the third and slowest lane of traffic.
As I entered the tunnel, the car on my left, hit the tire that had fallen off a horse trailer moments before. The car spun out of control right beside me.

It was a small sports car that was able to stay in the width of the lane without hitting any other cars.

I was in a large pickup. Had I been in that lane, I'd have taken out both lanes of traffic as it was,  I made it safely through.  

Spiritual Intuition 
Spiritual intuition is used for self-revelation that takes you to a new frequency of energy that moves your life and spiritual connection to a new level. When information comes you know it's for your higher good.

This intuition clears away old memories and wounds from your past. Immersed in your intuition at a spiritual level you now see crisis as an opportunity for change and growth. You release the need to control.  

By now,  you're well acquainted with your symbolic language and you've developed a deep trust of the unknown and unseen.  The world behind your eyes becomes more real than the world in front of your eyes.  

Divine Intuition
Divine intuition takes you even deeper in the symbolic language of spirit as you explore the un-enlightened side of your soul in order to complete your life's contract.  Living in authentic power with observation and love means you're conscious of choice points at all time. You rely on intuition to guide you in making changes.  

You realize that everyone and everything in your life is a gift and that your life is designed with your higher good in mind.  

This level allows the download of new templates of change. Divine intuition allows swift physical and spiritual rewiring of your personal energetic system to create a peaceful manifestation of life.