Twine's Crossing

July 2, 2010

Intuition As A Reliable Tool

Filed under: spirituality — twinex @ 10:34 am

What Is Intuition?
When operating as a physical being in conventional reality, you use your body and mind to act, process, remember, and to navigate or “decide” based on reason, logic, or emotions. These are space-time tools – they are based on the spatial dimensions and time.

Going into the spiritual with only mental and physical tools is working blind. Any form of spiritual work inevitably takes one into ‘higher dimensions’ – a quality beyond time and space enters. Are you trying to ‘learn’ to be spiritual? Do you want to encompass spirituality in your mind? Are you trying to work spiritually like you do physically and mentally? It won’t work well – you’ll ground your flight, and you won’t know when it is safe or advisable to proceed in a given direction. You simply don’t have enough space-time information to navigate reliably.

Intuition is a tool which is essential for navigating and acting in higher spiritual dimensions and is also useful for adding a spiritual dimension to physical and mental life. While intuition lies beyond the physical and mental dimensions, a bridge can be created allowing you to use this tool reliably and confidently.

When your body moves, it does so in space, and the movement takes time. Likewise, thoughts, although much faster, also take time, and are also rooted in space. Damage to your body can slow or obstruct your movements, and damage to that part of your body which interfaces with your mind – the brain – can slow and obstruct your thoughts. Body and mind are ‘somewhere’ in space and time. As such, they are causal – one thing leads to another or causes it. Thoughts start in one place and go elsewhere, one leading to another. This is reason and logic. The body’s state is also causal – it grows, ages, changes, and adapts according to physical causes.

By contrast, intuition is acausal, atemporal, and non-local. That is to say that intuition is not ’caused’, and it cannot be said that it is a product of a process. Intuition ‘just is’. It is also atemporal – it is not based in time. Intuition is always NOW. And it is non-local or not spatial – it is everywhere and nowhere at once. These qualities, while making intuition hard to grasp and define in physical and mental terms, also make it the perfect spiritual tool for navigating and dealing with higher dimensions and realities.

Because intuition is acausal, it does not require plausibility or reason to exist. It doesn’t need to make sense or even be ‘possible’ – nothing is impossible once causality (or the principle of cause and effect) doesn’t apply. Because it is atemporal and aspatial, it is always here and now. There is never a gap or distance between you and your intuition – it cannot be lost or forgotten like space-time knowledge can.

When working in the physical realm, your mind accumulates knowledge which allows you to develop a context for understanding. You know where you are, what you are. You have skills and capacities. Compared to the spiritual realm, the physical realm is very linear and continuous. Science can define and study its properties. While the physical realm was at one time very mysterious and inexplicable to you, it is probably becoming rather predictable and ‘known’.

By contrast, moving into the spiritual realm is confronting the great unknown. Here your knowledge is inadequate, and others are giving you conflicting information. Not only does this information conflict with other information on the subject, but it conflicts with your own experiences. Many experiences in the spiritual realm are opaque, disjointed, and lack context. Be it a dream, contact with extraterrestrials, communication with deities or spirits, or altered states of reality, your knowledge of the world and of yourself is incomplete and fragmented. “Who or what am I in this realm?” “Where am I going and how do I get there?” Further, knowledge or memories gained or accessible in one state of consciousness are often faded or missing in another state of consciousness.

Books on spirituality can help somewhat, but they too are space and time based. Any information in print is ‘old’; it is a memory. It cannot give you here-now information about your current status, or help you navigate dynamically. It is a static reminder of general principles.

Intuition is the perfect tool in the spiritual realm because of its nature – acausal, atemporal, non-local. Intuition can seamlessly bridge states of consciousness, fragmented memories, and incomplete knowledge. It is always here and now, with access to everywhere and eternity. It is a compass in the storm.

As A Tool
Intuition can bridge gaps in knowledge, be used for navigation or decision-making, access other dimensional spaces including past/future, and enable one to proceed with confidence not warranted by external circumstances. With intuition, leaps or shortcuts through reality (wormholes) become feasible. Further, intuition is a powerful and universal form of communication. As beings develop beyond guttural utterances, they use intuition or ‘feeling’ to communicate their truth and meaning to others. Words are a very narrow channel of communication compared to the honesty and robustness of intuition.

Intuition is itself hyperdimensional. It is a deep and unfathomable well of inner being and consciousness, a quality of your being which can be reflected in the physical and mental, but not contained there. Yet the true depths of intuition are not required for it to be a useful tool.

In its first dimension, intuition is binary – it is ‘yes’ or ‘no’. It has a ‘grain’ to it which is true or false, flowing toward or flowing away. The content of this flow is a hyperdimensional complex of unimaginable richness, but all we care about in developing our tool is ‘yes’ or ‘no’ – the direction or grain of the flow.

Developing a tool which can reliably tell the direction of flow can be immensely useful. Imagine having a magic stone that can give you an answer to any yes or no question. You may not be able to ask it any question, but with a little creative questioning you will still be able to derive an immense amount of information from those yes or no answers.

In developing this tool, consider the compass. A magnetized needle floats on water. The direction of the Earth’s magnetic field aligns the needle to itself, and thus the compass indicates magnetic north. Thus the unseen becomes reliably seen. Our initial tool of intuition will be similar – it will indicate the direction of unseen forces or flow. Yet it will be simpler than a compass. A compass shows the angle to north, yet all our initial tool will do is tell us ‘yes’ or ‘no’.

Think of intuition as a river which is always flowing around you. We do not understand the content of this river – it is a wild mishmash of colors and feelings. We do not understand the directions of this river – after all, what does east or west, left or right mean in spiritual realms unknown? Yet we can move our hand into this river, in a given direction, and from the feel of the water we can tell if we are moving with, or not with, the flow of the river. If we move our hand with the flow its speed will be increased, strengthened. We will feel a ‘positive’ reinforcement, a strengthening. If our hand is not moving with the flow, in any other direction, there will be no strengthening, no reinforcement.

You have heard the phrase ‘getting in touch with intuition’, and in a sense that’s what we’re talking about here. Yet when most people take a dip in intuition they are swimming in colors, and while they may find value in that, it is difficult to trust the result, and to separate it from the usual flow of thoughts. Beginning with intuition as a one-dimensional experience can translate it into a functional tool.

Step One: Calibrate. Extend your right arm straight in front of you. Hold it there like a tree limb, an extension of yourself. With your left hand, press down on the wrist of your right arm. With some resistance, allow your right arm to give under the pressure of the left hand. When pressure from the left hand is removed, the right arm should gently bounce back to its original position, like a tree limb does if you press and release it. Repeat this several times, feeling the resistance yet flexibility of the right arm as you ‘test’ it with the left hand’s pressure. As you do this, allow your mind to go blank. ‘Space out’. Become unfocused, staring at a point in the distance. Imagine your body, and your right arm in particular, as vacant and uninhabited.

Step Two: Move your ‘hand’ in the water. We want to create a direction with our being – we want to move our being in a direction which will be used as a test, or question. This is the question with the ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer. Yet we are not merely composing this question as words in our mind, we are composing it with our being. Think on a result, outcome, or choice. Visualize and connect with that choice in your heart, mind, and body. Imagine yourself taking that direction, that route in your life. This is your hand moving in the water. It is The Question. As you do this, become unfocused from your body, and allow your right arm to become vacant. Allow ‘truth’ or intuition to flow into your arm. Your right arm is now no longer yours, it is part of the larger and deeper universe. Let it go.

Step Three: Keeping your attention – heart, mind, and body – focused on your question, press down firmly on your right wrist with your left hand. Press and release several times to get the feel of the right arm’s resistance. If your question is ‘with the flow’ of intuition, your right arm will feel strong and you will barely be able to lower it at all by pressing on it. It will be strengthened. If your question is not with the flow, your right arm will sag easily, drained of resistance.

That’s it – the tool is complete. It may sound like a simple physical exercise, yet this simple tool can be a powerful use of intuition. Use it often for daily choices, large and small. “Is this food beneficial to me?” “Should I accompany this person?” “Should I buy this clothing?” Get to know the feel of the responses to various questions. Practice holding the question deep in your being while ‘spacing out’, allow your right arm to reflect the ‘will of the universe’, and test with pressure from your left hand.

In the beginning or with emotional questions, it is natural to wonder if you’re ‘making it up’ or pretending. Yet if you are wondering this, stop wondering and just focus your attention on the question, allowing your right arm to have a life of its own. Practice going momentarily into this spaced-out state where the universe is allowed to reflect itself in your body.

There is nothing too special about the particulars, although due to the natures of the left and right hemispheres of the brain, it is usually best to use the left hand to press. You can also try using your legs, neck movement, or also pressing on your stomach muscles instead of your arm. (It’s a ‘gut feeling’.) Does your gut resist and be firm, or does it become weak, soft? Spacing out and going into a non-local, atemporal state, out of your mind and body, like a gypsy staring into a crystal ball, is more important than the particular physical test used. Just let the process work by itself without interfering.

Fine Tuning
The mind loves to argue, question, doubt, and control, and when it sees you bringing in a new tool that might replace its decision-making, it very well may resist in the form of ridicule and doubt. The mind cannot define and control what is happening – it can’t ‘know’. So it will want to reject. Intuition by its nature is non-reasonable. So the tool cannot seem reasonable to the mind, until it produces results. Once it does, and you begin to trust the tool, your mind will grow to accept it – it just works. The mind can come to love this tool because it can answer questions which plague the mind – so-called unanswerable, unknowable questions that can torment the mind.

It is important to set yourself free from the answer, and retain your decision-making role. This tool is not for making your choices for you – you are still the captain of the ship. This tool is merely another input to consider, another officer giving you perspective on your ship’s course. In other words, just because your intuition reads ‘yes’, doesn’t mean you must obey it. This isn’t about obedience – the decision is still yours. Practice taking a clear intuitive reading with this tool, record the result, then make whatever choice you want. Separate the clear reading from the decision, lest you begin interfering with the reading to do what you want (the mental equivalent of justifying a choice with made-up reasons). You can already do what you want. Practice not only heeding intuition’s advice, but also deliberately going against it, to remind yourself you are free, and to experience the result. What is the result in each case? Be scientific about it. While the tool itself may be beyond science, evaluating its effectiveness is not.

When evaluating results, things get tricky. You may decide your intuition was ‘wrong’, yet what would have happened had you heeded it? And what defines ‘wrong’? You can’t know (except intuitively). Thus it is a paradox. The question of intuition being ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ is never the point – avoid that trap. Intuition is merely a voice, an unreasonable one. As you get to know and trust it, it is the voice of a friend. ‘Right or wrong’ does not apply – it is acausal. Yet this voice is none other than your higher self, and it contains great wisdom for you. Even in cases where you don’t heed its advice, consulting with it and considering its input will enrich your experience of life.

Used with careful practice, you can come to a place where you will trust your very life – your physical well-being – to this tool. As you clarify the receiver and develop it to the point where you connect with intuition reliably, which isn’t hard to reach, you gain a view into your inner being, your super-consciousness. This is no small thing, yet it remains a simple tool.

Often we find ourselves in time-critical situations where we must make a decision NOW, yet we lack the information needed to decide reasonably. These situations can actually be thought of as great opportunities to shift into a new reality. By taking a quick, reliable reading with this tool, you have another input on which way to go.

When forming questions for intuition, remember its nature. Intuition knows ALL, because it is everywhere and everywhen at once. There is nothing you can’t ask intuition. Yet some questions tend to be more valuable. Remember that intuition, and the answer from this tool, is always NOW, and applies to NOW. If you ask the same question later, even a few moments later, the answer may be different. Hyperdimensional reality can change very quickly – instantaneously in fact. Sometimes just asking a question and receiving the answer will change this reality.

We all like to know the future and play with prophecy, yet I find this is the weakest use of this tool. There is no one future, and often when you ask intuition “What will the future be?”, as a yes/no question, the answers can be confusing. I find it a much more valuable practice to ask, “is this direction beneficial to my future?” Remember that in hyperdimensional reality all outcomes or futures exist. Think more on what future you CHOOSE rather than on what one future will be THE future. But by all means play – there is no wrong question to ask intuition. It is more a matter of what questions prove to be most valuable, but you can only learn that with experience.

Intuition tends to be very literal, so be as clear and honest as possible. You cannot deceive intuition, but you can speak to it on a high level. For example, instead of asking “Will this choice make me rich?” you might ask “Is this choice beneficial?” Ironically some things can make us rich but miserable, so by cutting to the chase and asking about what is beneficial, you are asking intuition a higher question. It knows what you mean, yet will answer what you ask.

As you work with this tool and become accustomed to it, you will notice that the answers sometimes take on a two-dimensional form. Rather than just yes or no, you begin to perceive differences in strength. Sometimes a question will elicit a very strong ‘yes!’ – your arm will be mighty powerful and isn’t going down at all. Other times the answer will be yes or no, but not as pronounced. In the beginning I recommend focusing on just determining if it’s a yes or a no, and not getting into subtleties, because your mind may use this to confuse you. But once you become proficient with the tool, it is hard to mistake that intuition is not just one-dimensional, and you’ll begin to make use of the greater information it provides.

Sometimes, even often, intuition will give you answers that seem to be at direct variance with logic or reason. You will think to yourself, “How can the answer possibly be yes?!” because all the data from the external world is making it look like a no! It takes courage, but I find these to be great times to heed intuition, because doing so and acting on the intuition can reveal a new ‘dimension’ to the situation which you did not perceive. This is where intuition can take you on shortcuts and through wormholes that will leave you grinning madly. These are also opportunities to deepen your relationship and trust with intuition – when you see what it can do for you, you will use it more and with greater confidence.

After you’ve used this tool for awhile, you also may find that you need it less. You already know the answer before you ask, because you can FEEL it in your body. You begin to recognize that intuition was with you all along; you just weren’t able to discern it through the noise. Even so, this tool still tends to be handy when you are too emotionally attached to a question – it gives you a method for getting clear on intuition apart from thoughts and emotions.

How It Works
Especially in the beginning, it’s good to practice the tool without being concerned with how it works. Otherwise your mind will convince you it’s impossible before you’ve had a chance to even try it out. Yet there are a few things that can be said on how it works.

Intuition is not separate from us, it’s ‘in there’. It is always present, between the lines. When we ‘space out’ or go into a state of no-mind, we have access to a part of us that FEELS. This part of us is acausal, atemporal, and non-local. It ‘just is’, NOW, and everywhere. Yet while in this state, be it for a moment or for longer periods in meditation, it is hard to be functional in the world. How do we make and carry out decisions in this state, assuming we can even stay in it that long, and consciously?

That is where this tool shows its power. It uses the state of ‘spaced out’ to take a reading, and it allows intuition to reflect itself onto your physical body. You can test and record the answer while being in the ‘out there’ state. Then you can accept that answer and integrate it into your rational, logical, and emotional decision-making process.

Feelings are the language of intuition, the language of the soul. Yet feelings are subtle and are often overshadowed by thoughts, fears, and emotions. (Emotions are the body’s response to its state of mind, but are not feelings). Further, thoughts can masquerade as feelings to confuse or misdirect. By using the body as a receptor for feelings, this tool gets most thoughts and emotions out of the process of reading intuition. The mind is busy holding the question, nothing more. The body is well known for its deep connection with inner self and inner truth – hence the phrase ‘trust your gut’. The stomach literally connects us with our sense of truth, or self-consistency. When we are out of sync with our inner truth, our stomach will not feel at peace, and in general we will feel physically weaker. When we are in tune with our greater self, we’ve ‘got it all together’, and we feel vibrant and strong.

Thus creating an imaginary motion with our being (forming the question), allowing our mind and body to become unfocused and ‘spaced out’, and then testing our physical strength in this state gives a very reliable reading of how ‘the flow’ responds to our question.

As we grow in spiritual directions, it is unrealistic to expect the grandeur of the multiverse to fit into our physical and mental constructs. Rather, we must allow ourselves to grow, and developing a relationship with intuition, and allowing it to influence our everyday choices, is one way to approach such growth.

Greater Tools
Intuition goes far beyond a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer – it is hyperdimensional, far more robust than human language. Just as the strength in the arm can be used to reflect intuition, other parts of the body and mind can reflect it as well.

When the eyes reflect intuition, one may peer into hyperdimensional reality, seeing auras and other energies. In this case, the eyes are transmitting information which is received from higher dimensions, and can include acausal, atemporal, and non-local phenomena. For example, when looking at a bookshelf while connecting with intuition, one or more books may glow – your intuition or higher self is calling your attention to these books. Likewise a path or road may be brighter, or a person may glow with various colors. Ghosts and other entities may be seen.

Another body state of intuition is wu wei, or “natural action”. In this state of intuitive body stillness, the body acts naturally, as if by itself, with so-called “effortless effort”. The actions of the body are directly inspired by the higher self – intuitive being.

The mind too can reflect intuition. When a space is opened in the mind and held in an acausal, atemporal, non-local state, thoughts and inner images generated will be sponsored by intuition. So-called ‘inspired’ thoughts and images are the source of many of humanity’s greatest creative works, including literary classics, religious and spiritual texts, music and other arts, and scientific breakthroughs.

When the heart, or empathic center reflects intuition, a knowing is held in the heart of the truth about a person, place or thing. The truth of all things in the external world may be known in such a heart, and one may feel what another is feeling, because in a non-local state, you ARE that other.

Finally, when the heart, mind, and body are operating as one, in the whole (or “holy”) being, the entire heart-mind-body may become a conduit to spirit, or supra-consciousness. This is sometimes referred to as enlightenment, or Christ consciousness. In this state, intuition (aka feeling) IS being, and the body becomes fully illuminated with the knowledge of intuition – the light body. As with intuition, this light-body is acausal (miracles are produced), atemporal and non-local (time travel, bi-location, and other uncommon, apparent movements through space-time become manifest).

This small tool of holding out your right arm and pressing down with your left, or other variations as you may prefer, can be the beginning of a direct experience of the higher self. As this relationship grows, it becomes not only an illumination tool in spiritual navigation and understanding, but the illuminated journey itself.


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