What is intuition and how can we use it?

By Craigh Wilson.


Science shows us that we’re all connected. Intuition is the richest connection we have to others, the world around us and, most importantly, ourselves.

Intuition can be a range of experiences, including the five senses and the sixth sense. It can be a deep and all-knowing perception that something is wrong. It may include heightened touch, sight, smell, taste and feeling.

A classic example of intuition is that warm, glowing feeling that everything is going to be just fine for the immediate future. Another is the feeling that you can trust someone – or that you can’t – when shaking the person’s hand on meeting for the first time.


How we can use our intuition every day

Now you can make insightful and intuitive decisions every day.


Making decisions daily

When your mind and heart are clear and you’re coming from a loving place, how could your intuition be wrong?

I make decisions regularly as to whether to meet friends for coffee/lunch or keep working on an important business project. Over the past few weeks, a client made a decision after considering whether she would exercise in the morning or if she should rest, as she was recovering from a flu bout. Another client used his intuition to decide between staying in his relationship and leaving his life partner.


Using your intuition when you’re worried

This is a perfect time to use your intuition, whatever the issue. Clear your mind and emotions. Be as relaxed as you can be, or take some time out to re-energise yourself.

Break your intuitive decision into two parts:

  • The answer

What are your heart and gut telling you? The most important part is knowing the answer. If you’re ready, use your intuition and decide.

  • The action you need to take

The second part is when you act on your intuition. A wonderful friend reminded me the other day that before you decide on a course of action, you should consider time, energy and money factors. I recommend the same to you.

Make your decision and follow through on it.


When not to use your intuition

When you’re stressed, anxious and/or overtired, your intuition will be off.

Take some time out. Sometimes, when it’s difficult to clear your mind and emotions, the best course is to rest.

Research from Berkeley University in the US shows that sleeping for 10-20 minutes is enough to refresh your mind and increase your energy and alertness. A 60-minute nap can provide an excellent memory boost.

Once you feel clearer and lighter, you can make a better decision.


How can we learn to tap into our intuition when making a decision?

Follow these steps to make better decisions:

  • Sit comfortably and close your eyes for one or two minutes.
  • Slow your mind and let the question come up.
  • Allow all your emotions to come forward.
  • Let go of your thoughts and emotions and ground yourself.
  • Guided by your heart and gut, make the best decision for yourself.


Craigh Wilson is a medical and business ‘intuitive’ with 30 years’ experience. An author, regular media contributor, mentor and international keynote speaker, he offers “smart, realistic and powerful transformational solutions” to everyday people, business owners, entrepreneurs and leaders of Fortune 500 companies in more than 44 countries. Find out more about Craigh and his new book, Intuitive, at any good bookstore, or get a signed copy at www.craighwilson.com.