“Intuition is more important to discovery than logic.”
What is Intuition?
According to Wikipedia, intuition is the ability to acquire knowledge without recourse to conscious reasoning. Different fields use the word “intuition” in very different ways, including but not limited to: direct access to unconscious knowledge, unconscious cognition, gut feelings, inner sensing, inner insight to unconscious pattern-recognition, and the ability to understand something instinctively without any need for conscious reasoning.
Decades ago, my Business Mentor Horst Rechelbacher, Founder of Aveda Corporation and Intelligent Nutrients, shared with me some insight into how he created his Holistic Beauty Empire. The main element he felt for his success was intuition. It guided his decision making process. Since that conversation, I took what he shared with me to heart and relied on intuition both personally and professionally.
Here are a few intuitive tips I used throughout my personal life as well as my career:
Inspire yourself through daily meditation. Meditation is one of the best ways to access your subconscious mind and awaken your powerful intuition. It can benefit your mind, body, and heart. Meditate to elevate intuitive results. My key practice is walking meditation, which leads us to the next tip.
Nurture your intuition through nature walks. Breathe deep, quiet the mind, and listen to the sounds of nature. You will feel rejuvenated and enlightened at the same time. I have been moved by the quote from Malidoma Patrice Some for many years: “Nature is the silent witness to intuition and without nature, we cannot revive our intuition.”
Trust your gut instinct. You will become more intuitive as you take action on the hunch or gut feeling. Like a muscle that needs developing, the more you use intuition, the stronger it will become.
Understand intuition by learning as much as you can about it. Gather data on-line, attend seminars, network, read books, and listen to podcasts. It’s important to have fun in the process. We become more creative when we play with a purpose.
Investigate, and when possible, interview highly intuitive people. They will give you input and guidance. I learned from many enlightened teachers who gave me insight into how they accessed and developed their intuition.
Transform yourself by being in the present moment. Tap into your intuition by being in the here and now. When connected in the moment, your intuition will be a guide.
“Our evolution is instinctive, as soon as we are ready to move upwards, we automatically develop desires and ideas that live on the level above. Your only job is to not suppress those new internal pulls. And that’s often easier said than done.”
Today is the best day to start tapping into your intuition. I hope my tips help you along your way.
Founder, Speaker, & Yoga Coach at Inspired Thinking, LLC, Julie focuses on helping people imagine, dream, & transform their lives. She worked as a National Sales Trainer & Recruiter in the Beauty Industry for over 25 years, with the majority of her career within the Aveda Network. Her passion for health and wellness led her to Co-Produce & Co-Host a radio show, “Inspired Talk on Aging and Wellness.”