Learning to develop and trust our intuitive intelligence is more important now than it has ever been before. According to a recent UCLA study, we are exposed to an information tsunami that represents more than 174 newspapers full of data per day.
That’s more than 5 times the amount of information we were exposed to just 20 years ago. Included in this deluge of data are countless opinions, endless streams of expert advice, and a myriad of gurus and guides telling us what we need to do to live our best lives.
The reality is that the only guidance system we need to help us live our best lives is the wisdom contained in our natural intuitive intelligence.
When properly developed, it can and will lead us to the choices, ideas, and innovations that will guide us to what is truly in our best interest and will help us create the greatest good in our lives.
Intuition is a subtle language, so understanding the different ways it communicates makes having a deep and meaningful relationship with it rewarding, reliable, and much more fun.
Intuition operates in our body and nervous system on levels that range from basic, binary, and survival-based communications to comprehensive conversations that are elegant, sophisticated, and advanced.
The First level:
Attributes of the gut instinct: safety, security, and survival. We have all heard of this level of intuition, and most of us remember a time when we recognized it or felt its presence in our lives.
The gut instinct is perhaps the best known and most common interpretation of intuition, but it is only a small part of the entire intelligence system. We should not depend on it alone to guide us to our highest potential or results.
The gut instinct is simple, basic, and binary, which means that it communicates through the feeling of opposites and uses impressions such as yes or no, stop or go, safe or dangerous, to convey its message.
When your gut is working, it answers questions like, “Is this choice/person/relationship in my best interest?” Can I thrive in this environment? Will this situation meet my deepest needs? ”
The Second level:
Attributes of heart-based intelligence: courage, compassion, and communication. Intelligence in the heart encourages us to adopt the practice of courage, compassion, and care and to use it to communicate and connect with all the other life forms in our environment.
It guides us to what to say or do in times of need and allows us to connect and communicate often tacitly and to bond with people, animals, and places in a way that cannot be described in words or rational thinking.
This center of wisdom invites us to ask questions such as: “Is my life full of beauty?” Do I like what I do? How can I discover my joy? What would I do if I was not afraid? Am I bringing the best of myself in my life and in the world? ”
The Third level:
Attributes of visionary power: imagination, visionary certainty, and creative possibility. The third level of intuitive intelligence is found in the mystical and often misunderstood power of extrasensory perception (ESP), expanded spiritual vision, lucid dreaming, and other high psychic events.
It is the level of intuition where extraordinary solutions, alternative ways of doing things, and new revolutionary ideas are commonplace.
When this wisdom center is active, it guides us to ask questions such as, “What do I see as a solution or a possibility?” Is there something I forget? What dreams do I have for my future that I haven’t given myself permission to achieve? ”
The Fourth level:
Attributes of the Connection to Universal Wisdom: Universal Consciousness and Unity Consciousness, the fourth level of intuitive intelligence is the most non-physical of the group. This intelligence is often activated during deep meditations or advanced awareness practices and is sometimes reported after experiences of impending death or moments of great stress or trauma.
The highest level of intuition that humans can achieve when in physical form is one that allows us to access the realm of all things and become consciously aware of our connection and our ability to create with intelligence, which is the source of our reality.
When we are aligned with this level of intelligence, we recognize that all things in life are precious and appropriate and that we have the power within us to change and heal our lives if we want to. There are no questions here. There is only consciousness.
As you become more familiar with these levels of communication, your relationship with this natural form of intelligence will grow, evolve, and develop no matter what the rest of the world tells you to do. With the direct advice of your own wisdom, you will be able to navigate any situation with a feeling of joy, ease, and great satisfaction.