Intuition is hardwired so that information you need for your safety and survival comes to your attention. Your intuition is the technology through which this vital information is communicated to you.
Your brain is constantly taking in information about your surroundings. The amount of information that continuously streams in from your environment is enormous and you’re consciously unaware of most of it. Think about all that goes on in the brain to enable you to drive a car. Not only are you processing information about you’re own driving but you’re also assessing how other people are driving and anticipating what their next move might be so that you can avoid an accident. And this is just a snippet of what your brain is processing at one time.
If you’re brain didn’t filter out 99.9 percent of what it took in you would not be able to function.The sheer volume of information would overwhelm the conscious mind. A good example of something similar is when your computer has too many programs and windows open and it “freezes” because it simply cannot process all the information streaming in at the same time.
3 Examples of How Your Intuition Communicates Vital Information to Your Attention:
1. Knowing sensation.You’re walking home on a city street after dark and suddenly think there’s someone behind you. You turn and see someone about a half a block back. You never heard any footsteps so how did you “know?” You’re body is a walking talking receiver (and sender) of information. While you don’t have “eyes on the back of your head” you are always picking up signals from your environment. Though you weren’t conscious of this information it was scanned and filtered and this potential threat to your safety was sent to your awareness. This “knowing” came to you so that you could consciously assess the situation and determine what action was necessary to protect yourself.
2. Gut feeling. While you’re driving your brain is busy taking in massive amounts of information from your environment and scanning it to see if any danger exists that you ought to be made aware of. Most of this information is filed beneath the level of your awareness. However if this information sets off alarms about your safety a signal is sent using the technology of your intuition to get your attention.
Say you’re driving in the fast lane and a car speeds up behind you. A surge of fear grips your gut and you pull into the slower lane to let the car pass. Something about this driver alarms you. You let this car pass you and go as far away from your car as it can. Not long afterward you hear a popping sound and see the car veering off to one side. One of it’s tires blew out. Luckily you were no longer near the vicinity of this car or you may have been involved in an accident.
3. Dreams.You’ve been experiencing an annoying post nasal drip and related cough to clear your throat that’s gone on for months. After having used every natural remedy you can think of to clear it up you finally go to the doctor who diagnoses you with a sinus infection. The infection clears up after taking the prescribed round of antibiotics but soon returns. The darn infection is confounding you! You have a “nagging” feeling that something else is going on.
You have a vivid dream about that you’re crying about the loss of someone close to you. In the dream they come to you and say, “Please stop crying. I’m okay.” You reply, “I can’t. I’ve suffered so much loss.”
When you wake up the dream haunts you. You Google the meaning for dreams about loss and somehow your search leads you to Louise Hay’s meaning of illnesses. It hits you as you read that the meaning of post nasal drip is “inner crying” due to loss. You lost someone you loved 9 months ago and that’s when the symptoms began. You break down in tears and the crying goes on and on. You acknowledge that you still feel the pain of this terrible loss. You begin to apply EFT over the course of the next week to the loss of your loved one to clear the grief and finally the annoying post nasal drip clears up.
You’re intuition was communicating to you through your body’s symptoms. You didn’t allow yourself to fully process and grieve for the loss you suffered so your body was crying on the inside. Now that you’ve dealt with ityou’re okay again.
Thank goodness for the filtering system we have and the technology of intuition to bring this vital information forward when we need it.
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Our intuition sends us the feeling that something is about to occur or has happened although we do not know what it is. We become anxious but we don’t know why. We experience a feeling of dread for an inexplicable reason. These are all examples of what presentiment feels like.
Presentiment was prevalent just prior to 911
Many people experienced presentiment just prior to 911 and didn’t board their flights. The planes that were used as weapons by the terrorists were unusually empty. There are also stories of workers who didn’t go to work in the World Trade Center that day based on reasons they just couldn’t explain at the time.
Presentiment usually occurs to warn us that something isn’t right. It’s a feeling that we should pay attention to as the following story from E.C.J. illustrates.
I love cats and used to have one. I would love to have another some day but I haven’t done it ’cause I still need to travel some times. And because my neighbour has 2 dachshunds and I fear that if I get a cat it could be killed by the dogs.
A few days ago I had a thought that went through my mind.….just a thought and I didn’t pay attention to it, I just let it flow. It was something like: maybe some day I will find a stray cat and I might keep it because it’s time to have another.
That thought was last week or so. Then 4 days ago while having breakfast I heard this little kitten crying. I was like “Oh no, I can’t leave him there but I can’t keep it either.” I usually leave them so I don’t get in trouble but I wanted to do the right thing this time. So I went with my impulse of helping the cat.
There were two little kittens outside my house. I tried to catch them to give them shelter and food while finding a home for them but, I was able to catch just one. The other one was too quick. I fed the kitten and left him inside while I went to work….
During the day, I was growing worried and getting a feeling of “this is not right, I cannot keep him, I can’t take proper care of him and it’s a risk with the dogs, I will need to make some changes in my life etc.,.”. The feeling was getting worse by the minute. By the time I got home the kitten was crying and didn’t let me hold him. I felt bad and sorry for taking him away from his sibling. He could not be consoled.
I noticed when I came home from work that night that my back patio garden was destroyed. I presumed it was the neighbour’s dogs that got in ’cause there is a gap in the gate but it looked as if there had been a fight or something. I didn’t pay much attention at the time because the kitten I had in the house was crying so much.
At one point, I managed to grab him and he was quiet and still but in the morning (after a night of the kitten crying and me having bad dreams and the feeling of something just not being right growing stronger each minute)….the cat just seemed like he wanted to leave so I left him outside in my front patio with some food and went to work. At night he was hanging around and crying nearby but was still scared, so I left food outside again. That night I felt so bad for taking him away from his sibling that I couldn’t stop crying myself. I felt very sad for the cat.
The next day when I came home from work I spoke to my neighbour and found out what happened. The other kitten, the sibling I couldn’t grab in the morning, somehow managed to get into that patio and the dogs went crazy and killed him.
So that means that the kitten I had inside heard all the fighting and the attack of his sibling. No wonder he was so scared. Now I feel so guilty for my actions that caused this situation. The kitten killed and the other one alone. I think that what happened was that after I left, the other kitten heard his brother inside the house and somehow tried to get to him and that’s when he fell in my back patio and got killed by the dogs.
Now I understand why I was feeling so bad all day. Like a gut feeling that something was terribly wrong. I haven’t heard the kitten for two days now…I’m hoping somebody took it in ’cause I’m still feeling a very bad about all this. 🙁
It was my intuition and I knew something was wrong but I didn’t know what to do or what exactly was wrong…..
This story is typical of how we experience presentiment.
As for you E.C.J. – please don’t continue to feel bad about what happened. You tried to do a very humane thing by taking in the kitten. It wasn’t your fault that the neighbor’s dogs attacked the sibling. If you could have caught the sibling and he hadn’t run away you would have taken him in too.
“Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way.” –Frances Scovel Shinn
Intuition is not reserved for the chosen few.
Everyone is intuitive and each of us has had at least one experience where we had a gut feeling or heard our intuition guiding us in a particular situation.
Intuition is a higher form of instinct.
This sense was built into us primarily to keep us safe to ensure the propagation of our species but has since evolved.
Your body continually senses what is in your environment even if you aren’t consciously aware of it.
Can you imagine how important it was for our ancient ancestors to “sense” that danger was lurking in the jungles; to feel the hair stand up on the back of the neck and slowly turn to see a huge saber-tooth tiger crouching in the bush?
Ignoring intuition is a lot like touching a hot stove: You need only get burned once to know that ignoring your intuition is NOT a good idea!
If you’re not clear on how intuitive guidance works or how to recognize your intuition read on.
These examples of what I call “everyday intuition” will give you a very clear idea of how your intuition guides you with your home, friends and family, ensures your safety and in business with business intuition in “everyday life.”
13 Examples of Everyday Intuition from Top Creatives:
Home, Friends and Family
A few months ago a neighbor approached us about selling our house. Although our house was not for sale, we were very happy to listen to his proposal until he told us what he was willing to pay.
He started thousands of dollars less than our house was worth. He proceeded to tell us all that was wrong with our house. It was very negative and upsetting. Why would he want our house if there was so much wrong with it?
My intuition told me to call a realtor friend. We found out that our house was worth even more than we thought. Our neighbor was just trying to get a deal. My husband and I talked about putting it up on the market. Again, we hadn’t planned on selling but I had a gut feeling which said, “Let’s go for it.” I knew that if we did we would be putting the wheels of the universe into motion.
So we did! It sold the day after it went on the market for full price! We found the most wonderful house to move into, perfect for our needs and in a great neighborhood. We move in on Wednesday and couldn’t be happier!
I don’t consider myself an intuitive, but sometimes my intuition comes through loud and clear. My younger son, Andrew, is in his third year of college where he has been awarded a scholarship to play baseball.
With his college 90 miles away, my wife, and I see him frequently, but there are weeks when our only contact is through a telephone call or text message. In early March, I got a hunch he wasn’t okay – that he was struggling.
I dismissed the thought knowing that I would see him in a few days at his next game. I would asses him then. But the feeling kept coming back until it urged me to call my son.
He wasn’t okay.
My son was struggling with his grades, and the demands of the baseball team were weighing on him to the point he was thinking about quitting. After talking about his challenges, we came up with a plan of action he thought was achievable.
I truly think if I had waited to speak with him, he would have given up on his goals. I’m thankful that some everyday intuition moved me into action so I could help my son find the right answers.
The experience that made the biggest impression on me was in 2002..I was getting a strong sense of wanting to move from the beautiful town I was living in with my two small boys. It wasn’t a good fit for me. I kept “seeing” an old white farmhouse in my mind. Began drawing it in detail in my journals, began designing the rooms and picking out paint colors, thought about it before bed, every time I passed an old white farmhouse would think to myself “There’s my house”.
Some months later, I went to meet an old friend in her remote country town for lunch and I was describing to her my dream business, and where I would live and work. She said, “I have to show you this house”. I was not house-hunting, and did not have any money for a downpayment.. but.. we drove up to the house and it was in fact “my” house. Down to the last detail, everything I’d been seeing in my mind, drawing, thinking about.
And in spite of the reality of the finances, no deposit in sight.. I was able to buy it and we’ve been here for almost 11 years.”
“It seems that every time I get a gut feeling that I am going to see someone I know, I do. It happened most profoundly several years ago when I was flying from Pennsylvania to St. Croix VI (where I am from).
Unbeknownst to me, my father was also traveling on that same day. He was flying from St. Croix to the Dominican Republic. As I was walking down the concourse to my connecting flight in Puerto Rico, something told me to look left and when I did, I saw my father walking by. It turned out, he was also waiting for a connecting flight in Puerto Rico and had to go to the restroom.
If I hadn’t looked left and he hadn’t had to go to the restroom, we never would have met that day. “
I recently spent nine days in Michigan visiting my family. I have a very big ego! I am often tempted to give my opinion, a comment or unasked for advice when I see or hear something that I question or don’t agree with. Notice I said “tempted!” Because my gut feeling says loud and clear,“Don’t do it!”
I always bring myself back to these Truths: I don’t know what anything is for. Everyone is on their own path. Everyone has a right to live their life, their own way. Everything is in Divine Order. This is not my business. And judgment is just plain wrong!
It’s because I have listened to my intuition that I still have awesome relationships with my daughters, son-in-laws and grandchildren.
I was looking for household help and interviewing several women for a two-year contract.The search had been going on for weeks.
Finally a suitable candidate came up.She appeared cheerful, positive and willing to learn.Elated, I signed the required papers.
However, when I got home, I had a gut feeling that started gnawing at me. But, I had no logical explanation on why I was feeling that way.This was troublesome because I had already signed the contract.
In the end, I knew that I had to pay heed to my intuition.So, I called the agency.I explained that I had changed my mind.Luckily, the manager agreed to annul the agreement.
Meanwhile, the girl I was supposed to hire found out I had changed my mind.She rang to beg me not to. Not only did she call once but several times.Her reactions made me uncomfortable.
Two days later I found “The One”.The girl I hired has been working for us for the last two years.She has turned out to be the best helper I have had. What is great is that she also meditates and has many shared values!
I’ll never forget my powerful experience with intuition, although it’sa painful memory and lesson.
On July 27, 1993, my mom and I weregoing to go shopping. My mom asked me if we should bring my youngerbrother along on the shopping trip, and for some reason, I advisedthat she probably should leave him home. I don’t know why I thoughtthis, but I felt compelled to answer in this way. Unfortunately, whenwe left to go shopping, it was the last time my mom and brother wouldsee each other.
On the way home from our shopping trip, we got in acar accident, and my mom was killed instantly. I was sitting in theonly “safe” place in the car. If my brother had been in the car, hesurely would have perished as well. . It is a sad, but powerful lesson that shows the true power ofintuition. Had I not followed my intuition and told my mom to bringalong my brother, I am certain he would not be alive today.
Over the years I’ve had many moments of everyday intuition, some that I paid attention to and others, I ignored to my detriment. It’s taken me a long time to understand and trust those moments.
The one that comes to mind was a day alone, cleaning the apartment. I realized I needed something from a top shelf in the kitchen cupboards and looked around for something to stand on. I was moving, so much of my furniture was already out of the apartment and I only had a few things left. I pulled over a chair and as I put one foot on it I heard as clear as day, “Don’t do it!” It happened so quickly: hearing those words, looking down at the chair and ignoring the warning.
Seconds later I was lying on the floor, elbow dislocated the chair shattered all around me. As I waited at the hospital, woozy from the pain-killers, I recalled the warning and promised myself that in future I would listen. It’s not always easy to listen to my intuition as it seems my intellect likes to disagree, but more and more it has become a practice that has impacted my life.
Quite a few years ago, my family and I were at a marina enjoying lunch outside and watching the boaters go in and out of the bay. A young family with two very small children — one in a car seat — placed their children in their boat and set off to enjoy the beautiful afternoon on the water.
They did not put life jackets on their children and I had an intense urge to stand up and call out to them to do so. But I don’t always want to be the person drawing attention to “what’s wrong with this picture” and so instead used the situation as a water safety conversation with our own boys.
After lunch, several rescue vehicles started to arrive and I had another really sick feeling. The next day, I read in the paper that the young family’s boat had flipped in the water and one of those boys drowned. I’ve never known quite what to make of this situation or how to process it.
Typically if my business line shows a missed call and there’s no voice-mail message, I ignore it. I’ve never called a missed called number back, unless it’s from a personal friend. This comes from past experience of calling back missed calls only to find it’s a sales call or wrong number.
Well, one day this “normal” occurrence happened of seeing a missed call with no message, it was on my business phone line, but I couldn’t ignore it. For whatever reason I felt like I should call that number back, and when I went to shrug it off and not call, I felt an inner conflict, so much so that I texted my husband saying “do you ever call back a missed call number you don’t recognize on the business line?” He said, “no and neither do you, why are you asking?” I responded “I feel like I should call it.” He said, “that’s weird, you never do….maybe should, sounds like you want to.”
I tried again to shrug it off, but the thought came back to call that number. So to quiet that inner voice, I picked up the phone and dialed that number, it was a inquiry about our services and ended up being an awesome client, one of our best clients ever.
Several years ago we took on a business project that looked and sounded great, two years later it turned out to be a great time waster and this meant lost business opportunities too. Not to mention there was no financial return.
If I had followed my intuition at the time we would never have proceeded, I can remember at the time I had the knowing, that gut feeling that makes you feel very uneasy. My intuition was spot on as it turned out and that was a big awakening for both of us.!
Today we use my intuition before either of us proceed with business opportunities as they arise. Des, my life and business partner says: “I know that not following ‘Suzie’s intuition’ is at my peril.”
I told my best friend that I wanted to find a way to help people build self-love and avoid some of the pain I lived through. My agent was about to sell my book, “How do I Love Me? Let Me Count the Ways” when my gut feeling told me the best way to help people was to give the book away for free.
People thought I was crazy not to sell the book since I make my living as a writer but my gut literally screamed that I must do it. So I withdrew the book from sale, finished it and because of it, launched The Self-Love Movement™ in the fall. After giving away over 9300 books so far and getting thanks from many people who’ve read it, I have no doubt that doing this was the best thing I’ve ever done.
“The most powerful example of intuitive guidance in my life comes from times when logic and external sources all tried to work in the opposite direction of the “inner guidance” I was feeling and receiving.
One such example was deciding to make a major life change that included resigning from a secure job, and moving away from the city life, into a more natural way of life based on self-sufficiency. Reason and logic tried to sway against it, as did some family and friends. However by going within and trusting my inner guidance—my intuition—it turned out to be the most perfect set of choices for my path of personal evolution.
Three years later I look back with awe at how perfectly everything turned out because I chose to trust and follow my inner voice. Today I listen to that inner guidance more than ever, and greatly appreciate its role in my life.”
Gut feelings are a sense that you know something without knowing how you know.
I feel therefore I know
Have you had that inexplicable feeling that someone was staring at you?
Can you recall how it came over you? How you felt it and knew it at your core before you had any proof? And, when you turned around you found that there was someone staring at you? This is an example of your gut knowing something before you could confirm it.
Before 9/11 many people recalled feeling anxious, nervous or upset for no apparent reason. It was only after the terrible events of the day began that the nervousness in their guts subsided. This is an example of your gut knowing something before you do and it has a name: presentiment.
For two weeks prior to 9/11 every time I heard a plane fly overhead it was followed by hearing the sounds of the plane crashing in my mind. I became so upset by this reaction that I thought I was going crazy and had become some morbid and terrible person. It was only after the events of the day unfolded that I realized why I’d been having this reaction.
Seeing before you “see”
Have you ever experienced a sudden “flash” of seeing what your friend would be wearing before you see them? You see them wearing a certain outfit in your mind’s eye before you walk into the restaurant to meet them for lunch. And, when you walk into the restaurant that is the exact outfit they have on.
Random number generators placed around the world are affected at the odds of a billion to one when a large scale global event occurs. At these times, such as on 9/11 or when President Obama was elected, the “randomness” of the numbers is affected. The numbers appearing on the devices stop being so random. This indicates that the high level of emotion created by the world’s population during these events affects the number generators so that they generate a series of similar numbers rather than randomly as they have been programmed to work.
Science is getting closer to explaining what we call our Sixth Sense
Watch this fascinating video, “Through the Wormhole,” narrated by Morgan Freeman about the nature of consciousness, how our thoughts can be picked up by others through the earth’s magnetic field, how our emotions can alter realty and effect random number generators, blindsight and presentiment. I believe each of us uses our gut knowing or sixth sense much more than we believe or are even aware of.
Dr. Dean Radin’s studies of presentiment are especially interesting. The odds that his subjects are detecting future events a few seconds before they actually occur are so high that he concludes that “something interesting is happening here.”
The video is 43 minutes long but well worth watching.
What gut feelings or sixth sensory experiences can you recall? Have experienced presentiment and “felt” something was going to happen before you knew what it was?
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