Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a revelation. — EILEEN CADDY
Intuition is a survival tool. I invite you to let go of the warm, fuzzy, New Age, hippie idea of what you may have thought it was in the past, and to consider a broader, more grounded and practical approach to what it really is and how you might use it in your life. Intuition is not an ethereal, magical skill. It is an intelligence.
I have come to call this intelligence “First Intelligence” because it develops long before we possess the ability to reason or learn anything the external world has to teach us, and it is in operation before we even know that we can know. It is the intelligence of life.
Intuition Works with Imagination, Innovation, Inspiration, and Intent
Intuition is specific and precisely tuned to each one of us as individuals, and it guides each of us to our highest potential. Intuition does not rely on previous knowledge; it does not find its information in studies, research, analysis, graphs, or statistics. True intuition (which is not the same thing as instinct) seeks the routes, solutions, and innovations that align with the potential of our evolution and guides us beyond the tired, worn, unproductive patterns of our past.
Intuition works hand in hand with imagination, innovation, inspiration, and intent, gently leading us to see from a different perspective all the things that we experience. Whether this means a crisis in our health or a relationship, a fork in a career or life path, or an opportunity to create success and great abundance, our intuition is ready to guide us to the attitudes, actions, and alliances that will make the most of each of those situations. All the while, it ensures that we maintain our highest level of survival and most powerful evolutionary potential.
Intuition: A Multifaceted and Multidimensional Guidance System
Held within every cell of our body and guided by an innate desire to thrive, intuition is a multifaceted and multidimensional guidance system. It uses not one particular sense, one particular part of the body, or one level of the mind to cultivate its outcomes but rather the entire structure of the human being — mind, body, and spirit — to provide direction and inspiration.
In order to fathom the power of our intuition, we must understand that it is a completely normal human function that works both within and outside our physical body. It uses all our energetic and biological equipment in the exact same way that every other biological function does, to support our survival and provide us with the best outcomes for life.
Intuition: A Solid Middle Ground Between Science and Spirit
There is a solid middle ground between science and spirit, between the visible and the invisible, and the finite and the infinite, and it holds answers to questions about both sides of the discussion. Intuition falls evenly and elegantly onto both sides and, as a result, proves that it can serve both the material and the spiritual aspects of who we are as human beings.
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As I noted earlier, first intelligence is a normal human function. There are many attributes and levels of communication — chemical, emotional, physical, and energetic — and they are all happening at the same time. These functions of intelligence are not supernatural. They are natural. They are not paranormal. They are normal. We simply need to remember how to use them.
Intuition: We’ve All Got It
We all have the ability to use our intuition, but in order to be actively intuitive — which means to be able to use it at will instead of by happenstance — we must develop the skill. Think of developing your intuition as being like learning a new language: everyone has the capacity for it, but to achieve fluency you must study a language’s rules, understand its principles, and practice it on a regular basis. You must be willing to go out into the world and use it and develop a feel for it, and you must also get comfortable with getting it wrong a few times. We learn just as much by recognizing what doesn’t work as we do by recognizing what does.
Everybody has the ability to develop this powerful skill, but not everybody has the dedication and patience necessary to master its subtle nature. You won’t get good at it by simply reading this book or by talking about it with your friends or by sitting around and meditating about it all day long. You will have to go out there and figure out what works for you and what doesn’t. You will have to want to discover what feels right and what doesn’t feel right. You will need to become intimate with what you felt, did, or noticed when you were successful, and what you did that caused you to land face-first in the mud. You need to be willing to get your intuitive hands dirty, because living intuitively is no place for sissies.
The rewards gleaned from consistent practice are incalculable, and the time you dedicate to consideration and application of the principles of First Intelligence will reward you in ways that you previously may not have considered.
First Intelligence Serves The Power Of Our Own Unique Choices
Intuitive intelligence gives us the power to choose our destiny and create it as a matter of focused and directed will. This wisdom does not happen to you; it takes shape in you and through you. Through every organ, cell, and strand of DNA, it links you to the field of universal intelligence and can connect you to whatever you may desire for yourself.
What you desire for yourself is what it desires for you, so that you can be happy, continue to grow, and experience life in all the ways you have dreamed of. First Intelligence serves the power of our own unique choices, and it uses every aspect of our humanity to do so. But it requires us to first develop the courage to commit ourselves to making those choices.
Letting Go of What We Know
My mission in life is to reassure people from all walks of life that intuition is not a mind trick that some people have access to and some people do not. It is a natural and obvious tool that keeps us constantly and continuously linked to the answers we seek and the perfect guidance we need in any situation.
Intuition is specific, designed exclusively for each individual. My intuition guides me based on what I need to reach my highest potential. Your intuition guides you based on what you need to reach your highest potential. It cannot and does not serve more than one master. This is why those who are committed to following the guidance of their intuitive voice often leave others confused, baffled, irritated, or convinced that they have truly lost their minds! Those who are not connected to the power of their highest wisdom simply cannot grasp the realities that seem so obvious to those who are connected. And so they do their best to convince themselves that the geniuses and the dreamers, the artists and the visionaries, are fools at best and madmen at worst.
Becoming a creative genius in your own life does not require you to become more intelligent or to gather more knowledge. All it requires is that you allow your intuition and imagination to guide you, and that you believe absolutely nothing is impossible. Many of the most revolutionary visionaries throughout time who have gone on to change how we experience the world — including Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, Henry Ford, and Galileo — depended on something greater, grander, and more compelling than most of us are used to, but it made all the difference in their lives and ours. If they hadn’t followed their hearts and listened to the subtle voice of their intuitive First Intelligence, what would our world look like? If you were brave enough to follow yours, what would your life look like?
It does not matter if anyone else understands your vision for the future. The connection you have with your own inner sight is the only thing that has power. If, in your mind’s eye, you can see your vision for your life, and you can feel it in your heart, then regardless of what anyone else may see or understand, it can and will become a reality.
The Human Heart Is The Hub of Intuitive Intelligence
Intuition is not a product of the human brain or intellect. Your brain, what you know, what you have been taught, your IQ, your GPA — none of these will help you with your intuition. They simply aren’t powerful enough. Our intuition will say, “Leap. Jump. Go for it. Let go of what is known. You will be safe.” But then our intellect talks us out of it by saying, “What will people think? How will I pay my bills? It will never work. I can’t.” So we don’t, and life stays the same.
How many times have you allowed fear or faithlessness to hit the mute button on your highest intelligence? You aren’t alone, because we have all done it. The truth of the matter is, if you want to be a visionary in your own life — that is, to see potentials and possibilities for the future that do not exist now — you must be willing to take some chances and let go of what feels safe and known. If you want your life to evolve, you’d better jump. You may never be certain about where you will end up, but your heart, your courage, and your intuition will always guarantee that what you see from your new perspective will not be the same as before. The human heart is the hub of intuitive intelligence, and creativity, innovation, passion, and vision radiate out from it like the spokes of a magnificent wheel constantly rolling toward higher ideals and greater potential.
Relying on your intuition is simple, but rarely is it easy. Intuition requires courage in every moment, because it leads you to take risks, to act entirely on faith. It supplies no proof, no outward sign that you are about to do the right thing. And while the details of how you develop and refine your intuitive power should be addressed at first with a fair bit of consideration, I invite you to engage in the process with a light touch. Maintain a sense of ease and play — this is a natural skill, after all, so you need not approach it as if it were a precious thing. You do not have to be anything or anyone other than who you are in this moment in order to have it work for you.
©2014 by Simone Wright. All Rights Reserved.
Reprinted with permission of the publisher,
New World Library, Novato, CA 94949. newworldlibrary.com.
First Intelligence: Using the Science and Spirit of Intuition
by Simone Wright.
Intuition is an innate and universal biological and energetic function that can be used like a human GPS system to guide us toward effective action and peak performance. Riveting examples and powerful exercises demonstrate how we can use this “sixth sense” as naturally as any, in all areas of our lives.
About the Author
Simone Wright, “the Evolutionary Mind Coach for Elite Performers and Visionary Leaders,” is the author of First Intelligence. Simone is a highly respected intuitive consultant, award-winning entrepreneur, and globally collected artist. She teaches and consults internationally, working with clients ranging from elite athletes, law enforcement personnel, and health care providers to entertainers, CEOs, and entrepreneurs. She has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show and uses her intuitive skills to assist in police investigations, missing children cases, and corporate business strategies. Visit her online at http://www.simonewright.com
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