Written by Dave Gannaway
Many accomplished peopl hold great faith in the power of intuition. Where it comes from no one is sure, yet those who experience it are in no doubt as to its value and significance. The depth of trust many people place in their intuition can be extraordinary. Indeed it can be a profound inner guidance that never fails.
Most of us have experienced intuitive insights in one form or another. However most treat it as fascinating yet trivial coincidence and then dismiss it from mind. Others become intrigued and want to know more. Some make the mistake of trying to access it and to control it to create more information. Even trying to discover the lotto number for the next draw! Let me tell you that approach does not work.
Intuition is always there, always active. Just as a radio always has many different choices of music available but you won’t hear any of them unless the set is turned on, — pretty obvious eh? Learning to tune in to intuition is a question of becoming aware of it. Just as we become aware and learn to determine the voices on the end of the phone so, we can know the difference between true intuition and mental dross.
To begin with you must overcome the natural doubts created by the years of conditioning. Most people have been taught to only believe what we can accept through tangible and logical experiences. This is the major obstacle to overcome. We must learn to accept some things as being true and factual without the need for proof every time.
We don’t need proof to know there is electrical power in the socket, without putting your finger in it! We know that the newscaster on our TV screens in not sitting in the back of the set. He can be many hundreds of miles away. And what do you need to tell you that you are in love? Each none is tangible yet very real.
Intuition is real. Unlike electricity we don’t need to create a radio type machine that will become the vehicle through which it can manifest itself to us. To do this you don’t need a contraption with a bunch of wires, all that is required is to begin to observe and notice it within yourself.
For example, when someone tells you something you suspect is not true; learn to observe what that experience is like. Try to develop a handle on it, check it out. How is that feeling different from something you know to be the truth? Once you can clearly define the two then you have a valuable link. Develop it, learn to reliably observe what is “not true” from what is “true.” This can be so valuable in almost every area of your life.
The same technique also serves to define “is this good for me,” or not? Think of the implications that could have on your life.
This whole area of understanding is something that is unique to the individual. Others may perceive the same thing in a completely different way. Don’t worry about them, just focus on you! In fact I would strongly recommend not even talking about it with anyone. To do so will only result in raised eyebrows and the last thing you need it to have your confidence and belief in something so unique and precious knocked by doubting Thomases!
Back in the early 1900s steel magnate Andrew Carnegie claimed that we all had the “intangible potentialities of power available to us.” Napoleon Hill’s classic book Think and Grow Rich, relates the great man’s beliefs in a Master-Mind formula that will work for all who are ready for it.
Mr. Hill says, “The secret to which Andrew Carnegie refers, is mentioned no fewer than a hundred times throughout his book. It has not been directly named, for it seems to work more successfully when it is merely uncovered and left in sight, where those who are ready and searching for it may pick it up. That is why Mr. Carnegie tossed it to me so quietly, without giving me its specific name.”
The phenomena still does not have a name that is universally recognized and that is probably the healthiest way. But if, like me, you need a something to refer it by why not try Fred!
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