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Intuition: Gateway To Your Inner Wisdom
Intuitive Index Types
Intuitive Index Scores Explained
The Intuitive Index is a tool to assess which perceptive modes you use most often. The modes are: Inner Knowing (spiritual gnosis or claircognizance), Feelings (empathic awareness), Sensing (body-centered felt-perceptions), Visual Images (clairvoyance), and Auditory Messages (clairaudience). This section explains the five modes and what it means to be strong or weak in each. Of course, every path has pitfalls and this section also helps you avoid these drawbacks.
You may want to develop as many modes of perception as possible, or prefer to strengthen the pathways that are most natural to you. Either way, knowing your index helps you chart your course. If you want to develop all avenues of intuition, it can be helpful to use your strongest sense while noticing what you’re experiencing in the others. For example, you may be seeing a vision, and when you pay attention, notice corresponding physical sensations. In paying attention to wider impulses, you may be surprised to discover that you receive intuitive information in more ways than you consciously realize.
1. Knower: Inner Knowing, Claircognizance
If you score highest as a Knower, you rely on your mind and mental abilities to engage the world. You are insightful and creative, often receiving information as flashes of insight that seem to come out of the blue. You may know what other people are thinking or know things about them that you haven’t been told. This may be so natural that you might not realize you’re doing anything special or receiving information that not everyone is privy to. Thoughts arrive in your head and you don’t stop to wonder where they come from, or if they are even your thoughts. In fact, the process is so natural you might conclude that others without your lighting fast perceptions are a little slow. Remember, other modes have other benefits and there is no best mode.
The greatest advantage to this way of receiving is that you’re able to engage projects and goals with one hundred percent commitment. You know without any doubt the value of what you’re doing and your ability to succeed. When fully developed, you can engage telepathically with other realms such as UFOs, spirits, and so forth. You don’t waste time wondering if the realms you engage are real; you know they’re real. This gives you tremendous conviction and makes you a born leader.
Downside. There are, of course, things to watch for, as in all intuitive types. As a Knower, unless you’re balanced with physical and emotional avenues of intuition, you may not spend much time in your body. You may have a difficult time relating to others and find emotions confusing. You can become disconnected from physical reality and get so involved in your head that you neglect the needs of your body or, worse, abuse it with overwork which short circuits your intuitive flow. You can become didactic, thinking you know better than others. You may offer your perceptive insight where it isn’t wanted and can be so sure of yourself that you become closed to other people’s opinions and perspective. Being too certain limits your ability to grow. Another type of challenge is receiving so much information that you become overwhelmed, confused and distracted providing an opportunity to be imprinted by someone else’s thoughts.
To avoid these pitfalls, you need to be grounded and centered in your body. Open your heart and center, then ground into the stability of Mother Earth.
Developing other intuitive modes can help balance your reliance on your mind. When you receive an inner knowing, be mindful of how your body feels and the emotions that arrive with your knowing. Rather than dismissing these as lesser perceptions than inner knowing, (yes, you can be prone to elitism) use the other modes to confirm and expand what you know.
Practice mindfulness. What are your senses telling you? Use your breath to connect mind, body, and heart. By developing your physical and emotional skills, you will have less difficulty knowing what insights are your intuitive knowing vs. someone else’s projection.
If you score lowest on Inner Knowing, you may second-guess your insights and be easily swayed by other people’s opinion. Rather than simply being open to multiple opinions and perspectives, you may let other people’s beliefs take precedence and undermine your intuition. You probably don’t do well playing telepathic games and may think of the mind as a trickster.
In all likelihood, your mind is very busy and you have trouble keeping it still long enough for intuitive knowing to get through. To strengthen your inner knowing, practice being inwardly still. Then, hold an intention for something you want to know about and wait. Be patient. If your stronger intuitive skill presents you with information, allow that information to be fleshed out with additional insights. Play telepathic games.
2. Feeler: Emotional Intuitive
If you score highest as a Feeler, you receive information through emotional empathy. You feel what other people feel. You have a high degree of emotional intelligence and easily understand the needs and concerns of others. You can be extremely intuitive about relationships and find enjoyment in making other people happy. The happier the people around you, the happier you are since you share their feelings.
You understand the importance of emotions in motivating people and situations. You are the person everyone wants to talk to about their problems because you can feel the answers that evade them, call them on their denial, and help them understand the perspective of others. You have a gift for introducing people to themselves. Consequently, you make a good psychotherapist, but more importantly, in whatever job, you are the person who can hold a team together.
Downside. The major downside in being an Emotional Intuitive is that you can be overwhelmed with the feelings of others and not always know where you end and others begin. If you’re working with people suffering from depression and anxiety, you may find yourself swamped with feelings of helplessness. In addition, you may not always know how to put the insights you receive into a meaningful context. For example, you may sense danger through feelings of apprehension, but not know what’s coming, when, or to whom. You may actually hate your intuitive gift because of the helplessness and overpowering feelings you sometimes have, especially right before a large scale disaster. To use this gift well, you need to develop strong, flexible boundaries.
If you score lowest as a Feeler, you probably don’t understand the complexity of other people’s emotions. You may find emotions inconvenient and don’t always feel things deeply or know what to say when other’s are facing tragedy. You have to work at being present. You may have suffered an emotional trauma that is stored in your body’s tissues. To improve this perceptive avenue, develop your present time awareness. One way is through conscious breathing. Take the time to feel the world around you: the plants, animals, spirits, as well as the people in your life. Practice by breathing clear light into your heart.
If you score highest as a Sensor, you are able to use the felt-perceptions of your body to receive intuitive information. You may feel tingling, hot and cold flashes, goose bumps and other bodily sensations that alert you to incoming information. You may suddenly notice synchronicity between your thoughts and an event that is unfolding. Maybe you think of someone and he or she suddenly appears. Or, you need a new job and someone you never talk to calls spontaneously and provides you with a lead.
Sensors are good at connecting with objects and events in the physical world. Maybe you feel a tingle and look down to find a feather or other meaningful symbol. You may find that making physical contact with an item opens the door to impressions about the person who owns it. The impression may arrive as a vision, Inner Knowing, or some other form depending on what other perceptive modes you’re strong in.
Sensors feel their way on the path without necessarily having a vision of the end result. You may not know where you’re going, but you place each step so that it feels right and therefore are assured of the highest outcome. You trust your gut feelings and instincts. As a Sensor, you are a living lie detector; your body tells you when you’re hearing truth or untruth. You may not want to know, but your body certainly speaks.
You can use your body to confirm information you receive through other intuitive skills. When you see a vision or have a sudden insight, it’s easy to verify the information through the confirmation of your body signals.
As a Sensor, you may feel other people’s physical pain in your body. Actually, this can help if you work in the healing arts as long as you know how to let the feelings go. It’s effective to think of other people’s physical symptoms as a coat you put on and then take off once you have learned what you need to know.
Downside. The biggest problem as a Sensor is that your body is one big antenna. Pain suffered by Mother Earth, your friends, animals, and patients all find their way into you. If you work in the healthcare field, you may take on the illnesses and pain of your patients. You can lose your ability to know what’s yours and what belongs to someone else. One way to remind yourself is to put your hand on your body where the pain is located and take three deep breaths into Earth. If the pain belongs to your patient, it will go away. If it belongs to you, it will stay.
Another drawback is being too locked in the pain and suffering of physical reality. Sensors can become overwhelmed with the plight of life on Earth and purposefully close down intuitive skill to avoid feeling pain. Staying centered and maintaining a deep spiritual connection is the best way through.
If you score lowest as a Sensor, you probably don’t spend very much time in your physical body. You may have a poor body image, or find it too overwhelming to feel physical sensations. You may have old emotional or physical traumas stored in your tissue that interfere with your ability to be an accurate Sensor. Grounding and clearing exercises will help you strengthen your physical connection, as will practicing present time awareness through conscious breathing.
To further develop your sensing skill, hold an object that is significant to you, either because it belongs to someone you care about, or because you simply love the object. Generate an emotional connection and then be still. Notice what you feel, sense, see, hear, and know. Another exercise is to practice dowsing. Dowsing creates an external sign for what your body knows. This way, you can use your body as an antenna and not be submerged in overwhelming sensation.
4. Seer: Clairvoyance
If visioning is your strongest score, you receive information either through your physical eyes or your mind’s eye. When this skill first opens, you may see flashes of light in your peripheral vision, or bursts of color around people. You might discount these until they begin to happen more frequently and with a pattern you start to recognize. At first, you may wonder if you are going crazy.
Once this skill settles in, you may have brief visions of things that are important to you or the person you’re with. As you continue to practice, you might see people’s auras, or have visions of future events. You may perceive finer frequencies and detect people who have passed over, spirit guides, or other spiritual beings. Of all the intuitive skills, visioning is probably the one most people think of as being psychic. However, it does not have more or less value than any other intuitive skill.
Clairvoyants are often called visionaries because they can see outcomes that evade others. You are conceptual, seeing the whole picture instead of the steps along the way. Guided by your vision, you don’t worry about the details until they arrive; you work out how to get there as you go.
Imagination is the door into visioning. When you build a strong image in your mind’s eye with your imagination, you are strengthening the visual tool for your intuition to use.
Downside. The major pitfall of visioning is projection. It’s easy for your mind to feed your imagination instead of your imagination being a tool of your intuition. This happens primarily when you’re overly invested in the outcome. Maybe you want things to look or be a certain way, or you really want to be right and prove you’re a good intuitive. While this is natural, it doesn’t strengthen your intuitive accuracy. Avoid this by practicing nonattachment and non-judgment. Remember, you are more than your intuition.
The other major pitfall is losing touch with physical reality by becoming too engrossed in other dimensions. You may want to run away from problems and hide in the visions of your inner landscape. It’s easy to lose perspective and forget that the point of being in a physical body is to experience physical realms. Grounding and centering are your best guards against this drawback.
If Visioning is your weakest score, you’re probably not a conceptual thinker. You may have a difficult time understanding how colors complement each other in what you wear or how you design your space. You might complain that you have no imagination and can’t visualize. To cultivate your visioning skills, practice seeing energy. Create images in your imagination. If that is difficult, fantasize. Use your ability to daydream as the springboard for your intuition.
If clairaudience is your strongest score, spiritual hearing is your most open intuitive sense. This reveals itself in three vastly different manifestations.
In the first, you actually hear what seem to be external noises that are somehow meaningful. You may hear voices speaking just beyond your awareness. You may hear someone who is not present call your name or say a distinct phrase next to your ear. You may hear clicks and Morse code sounds inside your head. Although none of these may mean anything to you when they happen, consider them as testing the system or a call to pay attention. Whenever you hear something that doesn’t have a physical source, pay attention to what you were just thinking, feeling or sensing. Notice what is happening around you. Note the time and see if there’s a correspondence to something you find out about later on.
The second way Clairaudience manifests, is “hearing” a message inside your mind. You might think of someone and suddenly “hear” a message for them. While inner knowing comes in the form of certainty, clairaudience comes in the form of words. You might not actually hear a voice, but instead have a complete sentence form in your head. Although it may not seem like this is hearing, it is. Another example is having your awareness heightened when listening to music that inspires you.
The third key manifestation is akin to channeling. This does not necessarily mean you suddenly start speaking another being’s words; it usually shows as speaking a message that bypasses your rational thought. For example, you may hear beautiful music inside your head and create musical composition that is channeled from somewhere else, or deliver a message that you didn’t hear before it comes out of your mouth.
The key to clairaudience is that it involves words or music.
Downside. One of the pitfalls in clairaudience is distinguishing the source of what you hear. You may receive messages that are strong projections from other people. This happens when you don’t know how to create healthy boundaries.
You can also hear things that are skewed by the lens of your own past. Maybe you haven’t let go of negative messages you heard about yourself in childhood. Practicing centeredness, grounding and clearness will help you hear true.
If your weakest score is clairaudience, you need to learn to trust what you hear. It is easy to ignore or not notice the sentences that form in your head. Awareness is the key. Always check your motivations and make clear intentions. Begin a daily meditation practice, listen to inspiring music, notice your thoughts and source them. Write down the messages you receive.
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