Intuition: Is There a Right Time to Access Your Inner Guidance?

Intuition: Is There a Right Time to Access Your Inner Guidance?

“The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, and the solution comes to you and you don’t know how or why.” –Albert Einstein

Is there a right time to access your intuition?Did you know that there is a “right time” and “best time” to access your intuition?

Surprise – there is!

1. The best time to access your intuition

The best time to get intuitive guidance is when you’re relaxed and calm. If you have problem that you’d like an answer to the best thing to do is to sit in meditation or do something that relaxes you, such as gardening or walking. When your mind is calm you have more opportunity to hear your inner voice.

When you’re worried and can’t stop thinking about the problem your intuition will have a hard time getting through all the chatter.

Here’s a story about this:

I faced a big dilemma when I was writing, “The Intuition Principle.” I needed to decide whether I would self publish my book or try the traditional publishing route. I kept going round and round on what to do.

I was feeling really stressed by all that was going on in my life at this time too. I was working full time, juggling a lot of family responsibilities, keeping up with writing for Powered by Intuition and corresponding with agents while writing the book. I thought I would crack!

I made lists of the pros and cons of each way to go but, I was still torn. I was afraid if I self-published it would hurt my chances of getting a publisher later on so, I kept pushing myself to find an agent.

I kept asking my intuition, “Please show me which is the right way to go; self-publishing or traditional publishing?” 

But, the answer never came. After nearly two months of this quandary, I stopped asking what to do and just focused on finishing the book. I literally gave up in exasperation. I decided to just write the “damn thing” and figure out what to do later.

And, then the answer came!

The answer came to me while I was in the shower – of all places. Showering is a calming experience for most people. There’s nothing like steaming hot water to relax you.

The problem was I had gotten so obsessed with finding an answer that I had blocked my intuition from coming through.

I wasn’t able to remain calm during meditation. I was worried about what to do. I hadn’t “let go” of the problem. And, even when I thought I had reached that “calm place” my mind always drifted back to “getting the answer” to this problem.

After I’d worked myself up into a lather and let go out of frustration the answer came to me. I decided to stop worrying and self-publish. I’d look for an agent/publisher with my next book and if I got one – fine – if I didn’t fine; I would self-publish that one too.

Right Time Action Step:

The best time to get intuitive guidance is when you’re calm and have let go of the problem. You need to be detached and free of fear and worry about the outcome. Asking over and over while you’re stressed is not going to bring you any answers.

Tell yourself that you want intuitive guidance about “XX” problem while in meditation. Picture yourself getting it and being elated by having solved this problem. Feel the joy of overcoming this obstacle. Then let go and get on with your day.

Your answer may come during meditation that day or the next. It may come when you are relaxed and doing something completely different, like it for me when I got my answer in the shower.

If any doubts or fears surface during the day close your eyes and replay the scene of getting the answer and feeling overjoyed. (You don’t have to know “the answer” to see this scene and feel overjoyed).

Affirmation for letting go

A great affirmation to use when you’re stressing over a problem is: “I now let go and let God.”

When you say this to yourself you’re letting go of the problem and the worry about the outcome. This doesn’t mean that you’re giving up. It means you take action and do whatever you can to solve the problem but, you don’t allow it to hijack your life with worry.

2. The right time to access your intuition is when environmental conditions are right

Conditions are right when the weather on Earth and in space is calm.

Scientific studies show that “spontaneous telepathic impressions were more frequent on days of quiet geomagnetic activity. There are suggestions that psi ability is related to changes in magnetic field strength (e.g.Persinger, 1989).

What is geomagnetic energy?

Geomagnetic energy is produced by the Sun and principally elevated during solar storms, flares and sun spot activity. This radiated energy enters the Earth’s atmosphere and literally “knocks heads” with the planet’s magnetic field. It can disrupt communications and electric grids.

How to get the “space weather report”

If there is a problem you’d like intuitive guidance on pick a day when the space weather report is showing low levels of EMF activity.

You can find out what the anticipated “space weather” will be by going to the NOAA/Space Weather Prediction Center – here. The NOAA gives a three day forecast.

3. Avoid electrical storms too

Thunder and lightening storms on Earth can increase paranormal activity such as poltergeist activity and interactions with spirits, as negatively charged ions are released into the environment.

If you are trying to reach the other side an electrical storm will enhance your chances but, it may suppress your intuition. Wait until after the electrical storm has passed to work with your intuition.

Maybe this is why so many ghost stories begin with… was a dark and stormy night?

Have you noticed any correlation with the weather when trying to tune into your inner voice? 

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The Key to Distinguishing Intuition From Your Other Thoughts

The Key to Distinguishing Intuition From Your Other Thoughts

Intuition is the supra-logic that cuts out all the routine processes of thought and leaps straight from the problem to the answer. –Robert Graves

The hardest thing about following your intuition is distinguishing which thought came from your intuitive mind and which came from the thinking mind.

Puzzled womanI get a lot of questions, and this one about distinguishing between intuition and other thoughts is one of the most common so I know it’s a real sticking point for people.

To identify your intuitively inspired thoughts you ought to know what intuition is and where it comes from.

What is intuition?

Intuition is information that spontaneously appears in our awareness without any conscious effort on our part.

Intuition is our own inner wisdom and guidance. It is a small voice we hear often like a whisper, that gently nudges us to make the right choices and decisions in our lives.

It can tell us when we should be wary of a person or warn us against doing something and when we should act on an opportunity. It comes to us spontaneously and many times feels like an “aha” moment.

Intuition can also be the sense you have that someone is staring at you or walking behind you, before you even turn around and meet their gaze. In this application intuition is a sensory experience about the environment around you.  It’s no different than the other five senses we rely upon – it’s just more subtle which is why some people are not aware of it.

Where does intuition come from?

Your mind searches for the answers hidden in long forgotten memory banks. When it locates the answer it deposits the solution in its entirety into your awareness, which is why often when the answer comes to us we experience intuition as a “light bulb moment.”

How to tell the difference between the voice of intuition and other thoughts

Intuition makes you “feel good” about doing something. You will experience a sense of “certainty” about it. The matter will feel “settled.” It will feel right and give you sense of connecting all the dots. Always go back to how this “voice” makes you feel.

Once the answer comes to you, if it came from your intuitive mind you won’t have any lingering doubts. You’ll feel sure and you’ll feel it directly in your gut.

Deep down inside we always know

It’s only after we screw up by ignoring our intuition that we admit that we did in fact, “know.” Before we are forced to admit it, we’ve usually been in denial with our heads in the sand pretending everything was going okay. Does this sound familiar?

A sure sign you’re in denial is if you keep asking yourself the same question over and over and get the same answer but, respond with a lot of “yeah, buts.”

What you need to do is get radically honest with yourself. Put aside all your rationalizations and excuses and ask to connect to the “truth” of the matter. You’ll recognize when you’ve connected to the “truth” because your gut will feel as if its been “stabilized.”

Rationalizations are akin to lies we tell ourselves to make things “okay.” Rationalizing is not “real” therefor it has no weight, no real substance and cannot make your gut feel as if you are standing on stable ground.

Where most of us get tripped up

When our intuition gives us an answer we don’t like our ego tries to confuse us by making us doubt our intuition.

When you don’t like the answer you got usually it’s because you haven’t yet assimilated the lesson you need to learn from the situation that you’re looking for answers about. Intuition is often a “shortcut” to answers you need so, if you ask for intuitive guidance you’ll get the answer whether you’re ready to act upon it or not.

When a thought comes from the ego, often you’ll feel as if you “should do” it. You’ll be aware of your rational mind recounting the reasons why you ought to do it – why it “makes sense.” Keep track of the “yeah buts” that’s a big clue that you are rationalizing.

If you feel the voice is advising you to do something out of fear, or lack or that you should do this over that – it is NOT your intuition. This is the clearest way to know the difference.

Remember this:

 It is never our intuition that is wrong but, what we mistake for our intuition.

The key is this…

They key is your gut. You’ve got to feel it in your gut. If  you don’t feel it in your gut it’s not your intuition – it’s your mind rationalizing. Keep this in mind and you’ll distinguish between your thoughts and your intuition.

Do you have any other questions about identifying your inner wisdom? What specific incidents do you recall in your life where you questioned your intuition? Share with us in the comments.

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P.S. To learn more about how to know your intuition from your thoughts pick up any of my books here.

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Robert Graves quote about Intuition

Developing Intuition, Identifying Intuition and Getting Unstuck too!

Developing Intuition, Identifying Intuition and Getting Unstuck too!

Knowledge has three degrees — opinion, science, illumination. The means or instrument of the first is sense; of the second, dialectic; of the third, intuition. –Plotinus

Questions on intuition developmentToday, I am sharing three brilliant questions on intuition development from readers.

Even if you don’t see your exact intuition development question here you’re sure to find an answer that will apply to your own situation.

1. My life feels stuck. I need change now but, nothing seems to be happening. How can I get guidance from my intuition as to what to do to  get my life moving again?

If you’re life is ‘stuck” and you feel you “need” answers now the best thing to do is to relax as much as possible about it.

The more stressed out and emotional you are over a problem the more difficult you make hearing your inner guidance.

The solution will come when you relax and take your mind off the problem.
Go for walks in nature or do anything that takes your mind off the feeling of being stuck.

Before you go to bed tell yourself that you want an answer to this problem.

Give yourself one week to either have a dream in which the answer comes to you or to discover the solution during the day through a “sign.” Read “Navigating by Intuition” to learn how to identify these hidden signposts. (more…)