There's a new book out that I am currently obsessed with - I'm posting an article written by the author so you can get a sense of what it is all about - super interesting!!
Levels of Intuition
By Simone Wright, author of First Intelligence
Learning to develop and trust our intuitive intelligence is
more important now than it ever has been before. According to a recent UCLA
study, we are exposed to a tsunami of information that amounts to over 174
newspapers full of data per day. That is 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 should be doing in order to live our best lives.
The reality is that the only guidance system we need to
assist us in living our best life is the wisdom held within our natural
intuitive intelligence. When properly developed it can and will lead us to the
choices, ideas and innovations that will guide us towards what is truly in our
best interest and help us create the highest good in our lives.
Intuition is a subtle language so understanding the various
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, survival-based communications to complete conversations
that are elegant, sophisticated, and evolved.
Level 1: Gut Instinct
Attributes: safety, security, and survival.
We have all heard of this level of intuition, and most of us can
recall a time when we have recognized it or felt its presence in our lives. Gut
instinct may be the best known and most mainstream 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 outcome.
Gut instinct is simple, basic, and binary, which means it communicates
through the feeling of opposites and uses impressions such as yes or no,
stop or go, safe or unsafe, to convey its message.
When your gut instinct is operating, it will answer such questions as:
“Is this choice/person/relationship in my best interests? Can I thrive in this
environment? Will this situation meet my deepest needs?”
Level 2: Heart-Based
Attributes: courage, compassion, and
The intelligence in the heart encourages us to adopt the practice of
courage, compassion, and care and use them to communicate and connect with all
other life forms in our environment. It guides us to what is appropriate to say
or do in moments of need and allows us to connect and communicate in often
unspoken ways and to bond with people, animals, and places in ways that cannot
be described by words or rational thought.
This center of wisdom prompts us to ask the questions, such as: “Is my life filled with beauty? Do I love
what I do? How can I discover my joy? What would I do if I were not afraid? Am
I bringing the best of myself to my life and the world?”
Level 3: Visionary Power
Attributes: imagination, visionary certainty, and creative
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 elevated psychic events.
This is the level of intuition where extraordinary solutions,
alternate ways of doing things, and groundbreaking new ideas are commonplace.
When this center of wisdom is active it guides us to ask questions
such as: “What do I see as a solution or possibility? Is there something I am
overlooking? What dreams do I have for my future that I haven’t given myself
permission to make into reality?”
Level Four: The Connection
to Universal Wisdom
Attributes: Universal awareness and unity consciousness
The fourth level of intuitive intelligence is the most nonphysical of
the group. This intelligence is often activated during deep meditation or
advanced awareness practices, and it is sometimes reported after near-death
experiences or times of great stress or trauma.
The highest level of intuition that humans can reach while in physical
form is the one that allows us to access the realm of all things and to become
consciously aware of our connection to and ability to create with
the intelligence that is the source our reality.
When we are aligned with this level of intelligence, we recognize that
all things in life are valuable and appropriate and that we have the power
within us to change and heal our lives if we so choose.
Here there are no questions. There is only consciousness.
As you become familiar with these levels of communication, your
rapport with this natural form of intelligence will grow, evolve and expand and
it will not matter what the rest of the world is telling you to do. With the
direct guidance of your own wisdom you will be able to navigate any situation
with a sense of joy, ease and great satisfaction.
Simone Wright, “the Evolutionary Mind Coach for Elite
Performers and Visionary Leaders,” is the author of First Intelligence: Using the
Science and Spirit of Intuition. 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.
Adapted from the book First Intelligence ©2014
by Simone Wright. Printed with
permission of New World Library, Novato, CA. www.newworldlibrary.com