Ever used meditation for intuition? Meditation is one of the most powerful ways to find your intuition. And as all my Zen-sational readers know, intuition is one of your greatest gifts.
When you tap into your intuition you are able to hear the deepest wisdoms from within your own mind.
Your intuition will empower you to let go, to trust yourself, and to make the most of the power of your subconscious mind.
But let’s start with the basics. Just what the hoo-haa is intuition?
What Is The Meaning Of Intuition? And Why Does Intuition Matter So Much?
If you have ever felt as though some secret voice inside of you were guiding you, then you have experienced a moment of intuition.
For instance, one day I woke up at 6am and immediately leapt out of bed. I told my girlfriend to get up too. I was panicked. And I headed to the phone. It started to ring. My mother was calling from England. And I knew it was bad news. She soon told me that my father had passed away. It was a moment of intuition. I knew something was up. And I was most definitely right.
In modern society we tend to favor logical and reasoning. But not everything has an explanation. Sometimes you simply sense things. Sometimes your intuition senses something.
So perhaps your intuition exists for a very good reason. Because there are lots of times when you simply don’t have the time to think a situation through. Imagine that you’re driving when you see a little girl on the side of the road. Your intuition immediately thinks that she might run out into the road. So you slow down. And sure enough, there she goes running into the middle of the road, and if your intuition hadn’t been on point you might have accidentally hit her. In times like those you don’t always have the time to think, so your intuition butts in and yells at you to do something. And of course, at those times you should listen to your intuition.
But what exactly is intuition? And How Does Intuition Work?
It’s a gut feeling that you experience like a physiological sensation (like a lightness in your chest, for instance).
It’s a deep part of the human mind that allows you to know something without actually thinking it through. Because of this, it’s a way for your mind to send your brain information very quickly.
The truth is that these intuitive sensations don’t come out of thin air and they definitely are not magic. There is a rational explanation for intuition.
Psychiatrist Peter Whybrow says that intuition is a primary component of your brain. Essentially, he says that your neural network is informed by past experiences that help inform your choices and your actions.
There are many events that we either live through directly or experience indirectly over and over again. For instance, how may times have you seen a TV show where a young girl crosses the road and is hit by a car? Your brain gets so used to that pattern that when you see a girl on the side of the road you know to immediately slow down without thinking about it and you intuitively sense that the girl will run across the road.
But of course your intuition can be wrong
There’s a bizarre phenomena in this day and age that we tend to revere intuition and we tend to expect it to be right.
That’s because we have set up a false-positive feedback in our minds. When we remember moments of intuition we tend to remember the times our intuition was accurate. I remember when my moment of intuition from above, when I knew my mother was calling and that something had gone wrong with my dad. But I am more likely to remember that event than to remember all the times my intuition was wrong.
Because we are more likely to remember the times out intuition was correct we come to expect our intuition to be correct even though it often is not. So when you tap into your intuition, using the meditation for intuition that I’ll cover in a sec, be sure that you do not always presume your intuition is correct. Because your intuition will be wrong often enough, just as your thoughts are often wrong.
So when should you follow your intuition?
I’ve written guide to the 5 times when you should listen to your intuition. Take a look. You will find it very helpful.
How To Use Your Intuition
Whenever I speak to my students about using their intuition, there are always three tips I give.
- Keep and intuition journal
Even if you do not tend to think all that much or you tend to think trivial things, keep a thought journal. Write down what you think. This will help your unconscious mind. You might not even understand some of the things you think. But the purpose is to get your mind talking to you. You might also like to keep a belief journal.
- Silence your inner critic
If you are too critical about your own thoughts, you will make your unconscious mind close up. That’s the opposite of what you want. You want your unconscious mind to get talking to you (and the meditation for intuition below will hep with this). So make sure you silence your inner critic.
- Go somewhere Zen-Sational
The space that you’re in can have a real effect on the flow of your intuition. If you want to find your intuition, try going somewhere Zen-sational. I say Zen-sational, I mean somewhere relaxing, somewhere inspiring, somewhere you will feel free to let your Zen flow. You will find my guide to creating a meditation space very helpful for this.
Now we know everything we need to know about intuition, here is a great meditation for intuition. It will help you to find your intuition and to listen to it.
A guided meditation for intuition
One of the best ways to use meditation for intuition is through binaural beats. Binaural beats are a series of tones and sounds that affect brain waves. to listen to binaural beats you must use headphones. while listening the beats will induce theta brain waves. which put you in a very deep state of relaxation. Now I know that the science can sound a little alien. Personally I don’t like to think in terms of “brain waves” but in terms of feelings.
Put the music on right now and listen. Then notice what happens in your mind. You will notice a feeling of dampening, a relaxing of your brain. This is your brain creating theta waves. These are the brain waves that create deep relaxation.
While you are relaxed you will experience more intuition. Your conscious mind is relaxing and your subconscious is opening up, presenting intuitive experiences.
I hope you enjoy this music. Be sure to listen to the whole thing.
If you would like to harness the full power of your mind and to find deep states of intuition, you will find my new book Journey To The Buddha Within invaluable. Read it today.
Here is the guided meditation for intuition