Why Intuition is Essential for Success in Today’s World
“Intuition becomes increasingly valuable in the new information society
precisely because there is so much data.” ~ John Naisbitt
Gut instinct, or innate knowing support your financial and personal success now more than at any other time in history.
Today’s world is heavily populated, with more opportunity and possibility then ever before… as well as more obstacles and pitfalls.
If you are not using intuition to guide you, what are you using?
Tried and tested rules.
Tried and trusted rules served many well for generations. However, in today’s rapidly adapting world it is like having GPS with no traffic updates (rules) versus GPS with up to the minute traffic, weather, and road construction updates. Both provide a route that will get you there, but only one is adaptable and informed enough to get you where you want to go in the best way possible.
“Don’t try to comprehend with your mind. Your minds are very limited. Use your intuition.”
~ Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time
Of course, there is not really a choice between tried and tested rules and intuition, because we can benefit from both.
Many famous and brilliant people site intuition as key to their success. Commonly quoted examples include: Albert Einstein, Oprah Winfrey, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Farrah Fawcett, Paulo Coelho, Ingrid Bergman, Richard Branson, Alan Alda, and Aristotle.
Why does intuition work?
Science explains our innate knowledge as pattern recognition. Since our unconscious mind takes in all sensory input and is a powerful processor, science explains intuition as the unconscious mind using pattern recognition to help guide the choices of the conscious mind.
Spirituality often explains intuition in terms of connection to your higher self, higher mind or the spark of God within. Some say it is connection to Angels or Guides. Specifically they all point to connection with a wiser, more knowing part of you with your highest and best as its primary interest.
For now, use the model of understanding that works best for you, because no matter “why” it works, the “how” is the same.
How does intuition work?
Although there a similarities in some people’s experience, we each can have our own ways of receiving and recognizing intuition. At first, we tend to notice we had an insight in hindsight. Those moments AFTER the fact when we say “I wish I would have listened” or “I kind of knew I should (or should not) do that today” or “something told me….” This is the first place we begin to build our relationship with our personalized inner guidance system process, those moments we notice:
“Wait, I DID know….”
Even if you set the intention to develop your connection, and even if you notice after the fact once or twice, you may still miss them a few times.
Until, eventually you build up the concentration for your conscious awareness to identify the moment it is happening with awareness you are having an intuition. Of course, even once you are aware of it, following it may be an additional process.
In my own life, once I decided to develop my inner connection I found it pretty easy to recognize the inner prompting, but the will to follow through on it was a different story. One example… this was years before GPS back in the age of the Thomas Guide… I was living in west Los Angeles and one day was driving to work when I got a clear intuition to turn onto a different route. It happened as I was approaching the intersection where I had to choose. There were only a few seconds to follow it. I chose to continue straight. In the moments available, my mind couldn’t resolve this prompting… it did not make sense to me since I went the same way every day… but sure enough as I stuck to my comfortable route, a mile or so down there had been an accident on the freeway.
I would have saved myself time and stress had I gone the other way.
That memory stuck with me because the intuition was so clear, and I was aware that I did not follow it, plus the results confirmed it. I became more willing to trust those promptings after that.
Like any quality relationship, developing intuition is really about building trust. Each you are aware of it, choose to follow it, and get a satisfying result you add an increment of trust. Be patient and allow it to build over time.
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In today’s rapidly evolving world a developed relationship with your intuitive sensing provides freedom, creative edge, and greater satisfaction.