You are naturally intuitive – you may or may not consciously utilize this natural gift. Intuition is at work in our thoughts. It’s as though we can process thinking and intuiting at the same time – or perhaps they are two sides of the same coin? Aha moments. Leaps of logic. Your sixth sense.
In early 2012 the Office of Naval Research announced the US Navy would spend $3.85 million over a four year period to study how intuition works. Their goal is to offer insight into the scientific basis of intuition, a concept many in the general public confuse with the supernatural. “There is a growing body of anecdotal evidence, combined with solid research efforts, that suggests intuition is a critical aspect of how we humans interact with our environment and how, ultimately, we make many of our decisions,” Ivy Estabrooke, a program manager at the Office of Naval Research, said. “The whole goal of this research endeavor is to determine if we can develop techniques to measurably improve intuition.”
Some people define intuition as acquired knowledge without the use of reason. Some see it as divine or spiritual guidance or knowing. Einstein believed it was a “sacred gift.”
I expect the US Navy will discover it is actually very easy to “measurably improve intuition.” I participated in a 4 day workshop a few years ago that certainly measurably improved my intuition.
If you are interested in improving your own intuition, it is a matter of intention and practice – and, not the least bit difficult. I’m sure there are many teachers who work in this area. I highly recommend The Intuitive Heart by Henry Reed, Ph.D. and Brenda English.
I wonder how it would change our lives and our world if we all lived from the place of our sixth sense all the time, rather than in isolated moments? If we learned to honor the “sacred gift” as much as we now honor the “faithful servant?”