Are you fulfilling your Divine mission in life? If so, you are most likely in tune with your level 4 intuition, that which is known as your Higher Purpose intuition. Vishen Lakhiani states that, “This is the most useful and the most amazing level of intuition. At this level, your subconscious mind works with you and your intuition guides you to move towards your life purpose. People with this ability are amazingly successful in the stock market or business. Take a look at Sir Richard Branson; he works with over 300 partners, yet he knows within 60 seconds of meeting a person whether to establish a professional relationship or not.”
A person that is well in tune with this type of intuition will be working in alignment with what (s)he knows to be his or her divine mission in life. It is very common for this type of person to meditate daily, to listen intently to that inner voice when making decisions and to trust that their intuition will guide them in the proper direction. They do this with a firm knowing and a sense of purpose. Lakhiani rightly states that a person who is living to his full potential uses their subconscious mind to give them the momentum and the push they need to help them complete their life’s purpose. They are highly intuitive beings that are making a maximum impact on the world.
Wow! That’s powerful stuff! In other articles, I’ve spoken about creating a network of people who can help you get to your goals. I highly recommend including a few Higher Purpose intuitives in your network for maximum impact! These people can not only help you get to where you want to go, they can help you to get there fast and inspire you along the way!
So let’s bring this discussion on intuition home, right to our front doorstep.
“How can I personally learn to tap into my own intuition? How can I develop it so that it is so strong, there’s no mistaking it for my imagination?”
Good question! And I’m glad you asked!
If you would like to tap into this hidden power within you, there are several things you can do to develop your various intuitions (all of which have been discussed in other articles).
If you followed my earlier advice to take up meditation, then you are likely beginning to already experience some of its benefits. University of Arizona’s Stuart Hameroff, MD, said that “when you meditate and attain nothingness . . . it isn’t quite nothingness. You move more deeply into the basic fabric of the universe and actually become more consciously a part of it.”
However, here is where you will receive great serendipity: in the area of increased intuition. Why?
Because of the way your brain works or functions. If a medical professional were to connect you up to an EEG (electro encephalogram), they would be able to measure your brainwaves in CPS (cycles per second). The CPS would range anywhere from .5 (half a cycle) for a person in deep sleep (known as a Delta state) to 85 cycles per second for a person experiencing an epileptic seizure.
Brian Johnson says that “The normal higher end is closer to 40 CPS” and offers this chart for a more complete understanding:
Brain States CPS Qualities
Delta ½ -4 - Deep, unconscious sleep
Theta 5-7 - Deep, comfortable sleep
Alpha 8-13 - REM sleep- Meditation- Health restoration
Beta 14-40 - Conscious, aware state
> 21 CPS = stress, anxiety
< 19 CPS = genius creativity
“First, know that the higher our brain waves’ CPS, the more agitated we are,” Johnson says. “We’re stressed any time our CPS goes over 21. Knowing this, we (obviously) want to avoid hanging out at > 21 CPS. How? Start by recognizing the fact that there’s an absolute correlation between how quickly our brain is moving (as measured by our CPS), how quickly our thoughts are jumping around, and how much agitation/inability to focus/stress we’re experiencing.”
Intuition is incredibly difficult to tap into when our brainwaves are operating at a frequency of greater than 21 cycles per second. In fact, any kind of rational thinking becomes difficult when our brainwaves are operating at greater than 21 CPS… and the higher the cycles per second, the more difficult it is to think clearly. We lose not only the ability to tap into our intuition, but also our ability to reason. Ever see a person fly into a rage?
In order to access our intuition, we need to slow our brainwaves down to between 4 and 14 CPS and meditation is an excellent way to do that.
Karim Hajee says, “You can hardly open a major news publication these days without seeing yet another scientific study raving about the incredible benefits of meditation. Meditation has been proven to extend your life… create more happiness… increase inner peace… lower stress levels… increase mental clarity… and resolve long-standing emotional problems, including fear, anxiety, depression, anger, and substance abuse.”
It will also lower the frequency of your brainwaves.
In addition to meditation, build relaxation into your lifestyle as much as possible. Many a brilliant business idea has been spawned on the golf course, after all.
Find as many ways as possible to just generally slow down and relax. Even if it’s simply a hot bubble bath at the end of the work day or a walk in the park on the weekend.
When you get into the habit of leading a slower-paced, more relaxed life, mentally, and not allowing your thoughts to jump all over the place, you can begin to recognize intuitive thoughts and messages coming to you from a variety of sources. Engage your five senses (and beyond). Recognize that any of our senses can be utilized to intuitively receive information.
Let’s assume that you are working to solve a problem. Slow the frequency of your brainwaves down, then use your logical, reasoning mind to ask the question. (for example, “How can I get little Johnny to willingly WANT to do his homework every night?”) After you ask the question,… sense… listen… watch… feel… even taste and smell for information.
It is possible the answer may come to you right away in the form of ‘knowing’. What often happens, though, is that later that day (or the next day) we will see an article in the newspaper that just so happens to directly answer our question or we will be having a conversation with someone who ‘coincidentally’ happens to mention that their kid just loves to do homework.
We hear a song on the radio or see a film that speaks directly to us, in answer to our question. A random road sign. A scent that causes us to recall a long-forgotten memory, which memory happens to be the answer we were looking for. A sound of water dripping or a pen clicking. You never know.
In an internet forum’s discussion on intuition, one man stated that he felt like he really needed to get in touch with a friend he had lost contact with. “That night,” he said, “I went to sleep and dreamed that I was in a car and saw my friend across the road. I called her name and waved and made a sign for her to telephone me. The next day she called. I have had several dreams of this nature, which usually occur when (before going to sleep) I ask to be given a dream in answer to a dilemma or decision I have to make.”
Multibillionaire Bill Bartmann uses this same technique.
Intuitive answers can come from any variety of sources. You can dismiss them as coincidence and therefore close your mind to them or you can accept them as answers from the universe, or an unexplained method of ‘knowing things’ and encourage your intuition to strengthen itself.
If you wish to begin working in alignment with your higher purpose, I would recommend following Bartmann’s and Richard Branson’s examples and develop your sensitivity to what is within you by allowing your intuitions to take center stage, instead of dismissing them.
Bill Harris said, “The human brain has the quality of plasticity or malleability throughout life—if it receives the kind of stimulation that allows it to grow and adapt.” The same holds true for developing intuition.
Slowing down your mind and tuning in to signals, thoughts, and feelings are the keys. Jose Silva and Burt Goldman state that “as with any endeavor, you will improve as you practice. Improvement in this case means that ultimately you will simply close your eyes, take a deep breath, and be at [a] level” where you can readily access your intuitive responses.
The more you enjoy your meditation, the quieter your mind will become. The happier and more relaxed your mind is, the easier and more natural your receiving will be.
So chill out and tune in. You may just find your life’s purpose.
© 2010, Shelley Dudley, Author, Speaker, Coach
Shelley Dudley has 25 years’ experience in sales & marketing, customer service, and training. After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, she has written articles for a diversity of publications from Ladies Home Journal to Precious Metal Magazine. She has written a best-selling book, “You Can Do It! A Step by Step Guide to Achieving your Dreams” and is available for speaking engagements. More information can be found at her website: http://shelleydudley.biz.