SHARPENING OUR INTUITION (519 words)
By Dalton Roberts
My Sunday Journal
One of the most interesting articles I have read recently was “The Secret of Intuition” by Sophy Burnham in Science of Mind Magazine.
She said something that startled me: she said in seeking intuition we should use all four brain waves in harmony.
I wondered, “How can we do that? They are all so different. Beta waves are spiked and unpeaceful while alpha waves are pleasant and smooth, theta waves are pre-sleep and delta waves are sleep!”
Finally, I experimented with something I am seeking intuition on. I ran it through my beta waves to see what beta said about it, then I eased my thoughts into alpha to see what alpha said about it, then before I went to sleep I sought the views of theta and requested of my subconscious that I be able to dream about it. The dream has not yet come but I am sure it will. I can report that each kind of brain wave gave me a different insight.
Sophy says when we use all four brain waves we will have have what the Buddha called “the awakened mind.”
She says when you are seeking intuition we must listen for it: “Turn off the television and radio, shut down the computer and put away the Iphone, Ipad and earphones. Take a walk in the country. Sit on a rock by a stream and watch the water flowing. Do nothing. Take a nap.”
She also says, “The greatest enemy of intuition is a brilliant intellect” but she goes on to describe it as someone who takes pride in their intellect and leans on it almost exclusively. I can see why such a person would not be seeking the insights of intuition. I know several brilliant intellects and most of them would disparage intuition,
My mother was a brilliant person but her intuition was brilliantly honed. I saw her intuitive insights play out many times in her life.
My sister is also intuitive. In thinking about both of them I can see that intuition comes to those who value it. In all spheres of life it is the things we value that come to us, so why would intuition be any different?
I think I have not valued it enough so I have not had a lot of success with it. Since reading Sophy’s article, I have decided to value it more.
I know it can be learned because dreams are one form of intuition and I have been a student of dreams for many years. I have directed my subconscious to deliver dream answers to me and it did. Some of the most clear and vivid dreams have been those that “Sub” delivered to me.
When you work with “Sub” to get answers, you will have a very vivid dream. In normals daily consciousness many dreams will be fuzzy and will come in snippets. A Sub-induced dream with a needed message will be so clear you will know it is clearly intuitional.
The best book I have found on interpreting dreams is Wilma Tanner’s The Marvelous Magnificent Miraculous World of Dreams.