Intuition Is The Highest Form Of Intelligence

By Bruce Kasanoff

Intuition Highest Form of Intelligence

Intuition, argues Gerd Gigerenzer, a director at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, is less about suddenly “knowing” the right answer and more about instinctively understanding what information is unimportant and can thus be discarded.

Gigerenzer, author of the book Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of the Unconscious, says that he is both intuitive and rational. “In my scientific work, I have hunches. I can’t explain always why I think a certain path is the right way, but I need to trust it and go ahead. I also have the ability to check these hunches and find out what they are about. That’s the science part. Now, in private life, I rely on instinct. For instance, when I first met my wife, I didn’t do computations. Nor did she.”

I’m telling you this because recently one of my readers, Joy Boleda, posed a question that stopped me in my tracks:

What about intuition? It has never been titled as a form of intelligence, but would you think that someone who has great intuition in things, has more intelligence?

My “gut instinct” is to say yes, especially when we are talking about people who are already intellectually curious, rigorous in their pursuit of knowledge, and willing to challenge their own assumptions.

 Let me put this a bit simpler. If all you do is sit in a chair and trust your intuition, you are not exercising much intelligence. But if you take a deep dive into a subject and study numerous possibilities, you are exercising intelligence when your gut instinct tells you what is – and isn’t – important.

In some respects, intuition could be thought of as a clear understanding of collective intelligence. For example, most web sites are today organized in an intuitive way, which means they are easy for most people to understand and navigate. This approach evolved after many years of chaos online, as a common wisdom emerged over what information was superfluous and what was essential (i.e. About Us = essential).

Theo Humphries argues that intuitive design can be described as “understandable without the use of instructions”. This is true when an object makes sense to most people because they share a common understanding of the way things work.

You might say that I’m a believer in the power of disciplined intuition. Do your legwork, use your brain, share logical arguments, and I’ll trust and respect your intuitive powers. But if you merely sit in your hammock and ask me to trust your intuition, I’ll quickly be out the door without saying goodbye.

I say this from personal experience; the more research I do, the better my intuition works.

Although this may be a paraphrase of his thoughts on the subject, Albert Einstein has been widely quoted as saying, “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”

Sometimes, a corporate mandate or group-think or your desire to produce a certain outcome can cause your rational mind to go in the wrong direction. At times like these, it is intuition that holds the power to save you. That “bad feeling” gnawing away at you is your intuition telling you that no matter how badly you might wish to talk yourself into this direction, it is the wrong way to go.

Smart people listen to those feelings. And the smartest people among us – the ones who make great intellectual leaps forward – cannot do this without harnessing the power of intuition.

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The Dead Files is Back for Its 11th Season

By Nat Berman

Dead Files

There are a lot of people out there who thoroughly enjoy watching television programs about all things paranormal. Why are these types of shows so popular right now? The truth is, they have been tremendously popular for a few years now, largely because there are a lot of people who want to know more about the subject. Some watch for laughs because they don’t believe in the paranormal. Some watch with a far more serious attitude because they do. Others merely consider this type of programming to be good entertainment.

If you have spent some time watching shows about the paranormal yourself, you might already be familiar with a show called The Dead Files. So far, it has aired for ten seasons and is just beginning its eleventh season on The Travel Channel.

If you’re not already familiar with the show, it features a retired New York detective and a psychic that work on the same cases, yet they do all of their initial work separately. As you might have guessed, the police detective takes exactly the same route with these investigations as he did when he was on the police force. He strives to find out who lived in a particular residence, what might have happened there, so on and so forth. The psychic comes in and does a walk-through of the structure in question, presumably without ever being told anything about it. She comes with a camera operator and provides the information she picks up on camera so they can come back it later. She usually draws the impressions that come to her mind.

Later, both investigators meet with the family and they compare notes. Sometimes it is uncanny how close the information is from both sources, especially when it is confirmed to be true by the people who are currently living there or through some other source. As you can see, this is a show about the paranormal, but it has its own unique twist. As far as season eleven goes, there is sure to be plenty of lost souls and other paranormal entities that these two will attempt to deal with. In the process, they are helping the families who are living in these homes and don’t know who else they can turn to. If you want to learn more about these entities and the types of individuals that are often recommended to stop them, you have to tune in and watch the new season of episodes.

You might think that after ten seasons, there isn’t much left to explore on this type of show, but that really couldn’t be further from the truth. There are hundreds of cases across the the United States each and every year that are related to the paranormal. Each case is as varied as the people who report them. As a result, you never really know what you are going to get until you sit down and watch a particular episode. Even if it is similar to something you have seen in a previous episode, you can bet there will be some key differences.

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Intuition – How to Use Your Super Powers

By Jay Bradley

WELLNESS–We all have intuition. It is that subtle and quiet voice within us that works to keep us safe, protected, and on track towards living our best life.

Psychic Intuition

What some people don’t realize is that it can speak to us in different ways.

For many people, intuition is also known as a gut feeling that literally sends them a physical sensation in the pit of their stomach. Others have visions spurred by their intuitive voice while many will hear messages.

In order to tune in and allow our intuition to guide us, it’s important for each of us to figure out how it shows up for us in our daily lives.

We all have one main super power that comes in the strongest, while many of us have at least two working for us at all times. Here are the four main ways that our intuition tries to reach us, also known as the intuitive senses:

Clairvoyence – “Clear-seeing” has been referred to as psychic abilities. These people often enjoy visualization, imagining bright colors and specific details and when somebody is speaking to them, they will usually see images or symbols. Clairvoyants tend to learn best by reading or viewing something rather than listening only. They may also receive symbolic messages through their evening dreams.

Clairaudience – Known as “clear-hearing”, these people hear messages. Sometimes it will be a quiet whisper such as a person’s name or the description of a particular item. They are especially attuned to the words in songs and audio. They may enjoy listening over talking and are usually very connected to animals and plants.

Clairsentience – These people known as “clear-feeling” experience an emotional response in their body which is aligned with particular messages. They may get a gut feeling, pressure in the head or other areas of the body and can undergo great anxiety or joy depending upon the situation. Often large crowds can make these people feel unsettled since they pick up on the energies of others rather easily. They are known as empaths.

Claircognizance – “Clear-knowing” people get an inner knowing that something is accurate. If for example, a friend expresses health concerns, the claircognizant will feel an inner confidence that this person will be okay if in fact, the situation is fine. These individuals can often tell very quickly whether or not somebody is being truthful or lying. They are especially sensitive to those who stretch the truth or live in denial.

Our world is shifting dramatically and it’s more important than ever to move into the intuitive way of living. To do this we must put our emotional and spiritual health first, making it a priority on a daily basis. This will be different for everybody but regular yoga, meditation, breath work, chanting, journaling, reading uplifting books, and even creative endeavors such as painting or music will help you to tune in to this powerful and important voice. The more you use it, the more confident you become with its accuracy.

Review the list above and learn about your super powers. Become more and more familiar with the ways in which the Universe is leading you. You’ll soon begin to experience increased happiness, fulfillment, growth, and lasting success.


(Jay Bradley is a Youthful Aging, Wellness & Lifestyle Expert Living in Los Angeles. He is the Best-Selling Author of LIVE LOOK FEEL, The 12-Week Guide to Live Longer, Look Younger & Feel Better!)

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The Five Senses of the Soul

By Calleen Wilder

Senses of the Soul

So very true.  I always try to explain to people who are in the process of developing their own Intuitive Gifts that you have to release control.  Because regardless of how smart you are, you can’t really think consciously about anything and be right when it comes to making contact or connection with those in spirit.

Instead, you need to trust your senses and sort of “feel” the answer.  When you do, you’ll find yourself opening up to a rather automatic way of knowing.  A way you likely aren’t accustomed to trusting.  Yet in this case you have to trust what you’re sensing enough to verbalize it.  If you do this frequently you’ll strengthen this unique way of perceiving.  Then, your “knowing” becomes far more accurate than your thinking ever was.

Granted it’s sometimes like listening for a voice that never comes.  Still, if you’re quiet and watch for even the slightest of signs, pictures, words, or feelings, you’ll find you somehow just know the answer.

In fact, I often feel the answer via my physical body.  I can’t count the number of times I’ve cried during a reading.  Usually it’s attributable to someone on the other side filling my heart up with more love than my human body can handle… hence the tears.

I also often feel the feelings of the person I’m speaking with as if they’re my own.  Once I do, I have to find the right words to describe the feeling.  When I do, it’s always accurate.  And I do mean always.  I believe that’s Empathy at its finest.

As a result, if you’re looking to grow your gifts, or perhaps just merely wanting to expand yourself as a human being, the first requirement is to accept that you won’t experience most things spiritual in a rock-in-the-hand sort of way.  Instead, you’ll feel, know, sense, or somehow hear words silently running through your head.  That’s how it works.

And when you do this, it’s my sincerest belief that you’re living in that moment at the highest vibrational level possible for we humans.

In fact, when I’m doing a reading and I’m sick, I’m not physically aware of it during the reading.  If I’m stressed, my life seems to vanish from view as their life takes up my entire awareness.

This is why I know firsthand that the gifts of spirit aren’t meant to be proved in the physical world…. well at least, not to those who refuse to believe what they themselves can’t see or touch.  Yet for those in need, for those who’ve lost someone, your answers and insights will be worth more than nearly anything else in their world.

As a bonus, you grow exponentially.  You also get away from your own issues for a while.  We’re amazing beings.  Use it wisely.  But do use it!

7 Ways To Develop Your Psychic Abilities (#4 Can Get You There Faster)

Written By Katherine Marko

Develop Your Psychic Ability

Most of us have psychic abilities to a certain degree. The problem is many people simply ignore their intuition, letting their psychic potential go to waste. While natural clairvoyants may need little more than meditation to keep their abilities strong, others require practice to fine-tune their skills. Nevertheless, over time psychic abilities can be developed and even perfected. Here are seven way to unlock your psychic potential.

1. Meditate every day

Meditation is a powerful tool for developing your psychic ability. Why? Because meditating raises your energetic vibration. And simply put, spirit energy vibrates at a higher frequency. Too often we rush through the day with a scattered brain that leaves us anxiety-ridden and stressed. Through meditation, you’ll begin to feel more connected to your higher self, your spirit guides and the energy of others. Just 10 to 15 minutes of meditation a day can help you become more spiritually-tuned.

2. Trust your intuition

Develop Your Psychic Ability

How many times have you been plagued by the question, “What should I do?” And how many times have you disregarded that instinctive gut feeling, opting instead for conscious reasoning? The problem is, with conscious reasoning often comes ego-based decision making. And when the ego takes over, instinct falls to the wayside. For example, while instinct may guide you to forgive someone, your ego may guide you towards revenge.

Your intuition tells you important things that your own mind will argue with. Spiritually, intuition might be described as a sixth sense, innate wisdom, inner sense, inner voice or spiritual guide. Yet, for those not spiritually attuned, trusting intuition seems more like magic. And maybe it is a form of natural magic that humans can tap into. To access your intuition, switch off your inner critic. Stop rationalizing everything and just listen – without judgment.

3. Stop fearing the unknown

Being psychic can be a little frightening, particularly if you question where the answers you receive come from. But those who have a natural psychic ability trust first and foremost that their “knowing” comes from a place deep within themselves. Psychic ability isn’t guided by some unseen force; it’s guided by intuition, confidence in self and the ability to feel another’s emotions, or rather, get into someone’s head. When you’re guided by fear you can’t really get in touch with your spiritual side. So, instead of fearing the unknown, embrace your psychic ability and treat it like a gift.

4. Get to know your spirit guides

Spirit guides gently guide you throughout life intuitively, helping you stay on track with your soul’s purpose. They’ll hook you up with people, resources, money or even articles like this — wink — that will help you reach your goals. The catch is, they really can’t help us unless we ask them first. Our spirit guides are always at the ready to connect with us, but first, we need to tune into their frequency by dedicating time during meditation.

Simply ask your guides for a sign. Don’t justify what transpires, just go with it. When I asked my spirit guides for a sign, soon after, I found a feather lying outside my door. Create a sacred space to connect with your spirit guides daily. And when you have a question, or need some help with a project, just ask. But, be clear on what you would like them to guide you with, and then trust that they’ll get the job done.

5. Try psychometry

Develop Your Psychic Ability

Psychometry is the ability to “read” the energy or history of an object simply by touching it. It’s a great way to develop your psychic abilities. Here’s how you can practice psychometry.

  1. Choose a quiet area in your home, free from distractions. Sit in a relaxed position and close your eyes.
  2. Rest your hands on your lap with your palms facing up. With your eyes closed, ask someone to silently place an object in your hands. The object should be unknown to you and something the person has had in his possession for a long time.
  3. Allow images and feelings to come into your mind, and then say whatever you see, hear, feel or sense while you hold the object.
  4. Don’t judge. The impressions may seem strange and even meaningless to you, but they might be of significance to the owner of the object.

The more you practice, the better you’ll get.

6. Make predictions

Here’s another easy way to develop your psychic abilities. Close your eyes and breathe-in deeply. Make sure you’re comfortable and your feet are firmly planted on the floor. After a few deep breaths, think about the next day. In your mind imagine yourself there. Now, write three predictions down on paper for that day. Check back the next day for accuracy.

7. Read other people’s thoughts

You can strengthen your telepathy skills by attempting to read other’s thoughts. You can also communicate your thoughts to others — silently. Begin by simply guessing what your friends or family are thinking whenever possible. Additionally, ask a friend to draw pictures or select random playing cards. Then, try to figure out what your friend has drawn, or which card they have chosen. Keep practicing daily. Telepathy takes concentration and may take years to develop. But with time and practice, you will become more accurate.

Practice, practice, practice!

Miracles don’t happen overnight. Unlocking your psychic ability will happen, but you may need to practice daily to get there. If you’re experiencing little to no success then go back to the beginning and follow the advice given. Believe in yourself and be grateful for everything you achieved. Before you know it, your vibration will shift and you will be more psychic.

— Katherine Marko

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The Plight of Sensitive People

By Calleen Wilder

Sensitive People

Wow!  I just had to share this with all of my Sensitive friends.  For me, nothing could be truer.

When I was young, before I worked on advancing my natural psychic/medium gifts, I was always sensitive emotionally, but not so much so physically.  To my knowledge I had no allergies, no food sensitivities, no problem taking medicine of pretty much any kind, and no strong distaste for large crowds or loud noises until well into my thirties.

It seems as I advanced in age and skill, I also developed all sorts of extra soft spots.  In fact, I often refer to myself as the “canary in the coal mine”.  Meaning, if I can tolerate an environment, a herb, a pill, or really nearly anything you can possibly imagine, chances are pretty good you can too.  Although I realize we all have different allergies.  Still, rule of thumb is, “If Calleen can take it you’re almost assured you can too”.

And no, I don’t love it!  Truthfully it’s the one part of this whole thing I’d love to give back.  It has caused me some serious problems as I try to live and breathe on this planet.

Now to look at me you’d never know it.  I still work out hard several times a week and dine on carry-out far more frequently than I should.  However, I’ve learned what I can and can’t tolerate.  I’ve also learned how to make the best of my current situation by listening to my body.  Something I imagine every sensitive person on this planet has had to do.

Plus, I spend tons of time alone.  I do so in order to recharge my spiritual, physical, and emotional battery packs.  It’s truly a must.  If you’re anything like me, you get it.

I think the above poster sort of helped me understand it better though. I now realize that as your life, spiritual, and soul energies climbs higher, your ability to handle the lower, denser levels of earthly energies like food, meds, herbs, and yes, toxic people, lessens greatly.

So while I’m not crippled by it, I am drained by it.  So I heed what my soul tells me it needs and work around things most never even have to consider.  I’ll never love it though!  Never.

What is Clairsentience?

by Sarah Petruno


Clairsentience is the psychic or intuitive ability of clear feeling. It’s the ability to feel that which isn’t seen.

This could be emotions of others, this could be the thoughts and intentions of others, this could be physical pain of others, and it could also be the presence of dead people.

One thread runs common throughout all of these examples, and it is that of energy.

Clairsentience is the ability to clearly feel energy.

Emotions have energy, thoughts have energy, intentions have energy, pain carries with it an energy, and you guessed it, dead people are made of energy, too.

This is your ability to feel what normally isn’t seen and put words and sensations to it.

While intangible, our thoughts, emotions, intentions, and feelings of pains do carry with them an energy. A vibration. A molecular presence, even if this is just as a nerve impulse traveling down a neuron to deliver a signal. This nerve impulse is delivering a specific type of signal to deliver a specific type of message.

Spirit Messages

This is my wish for all of you! There are always messages when we’re open to receive them. It’s simply interpreting them can sometimes be tricky. Yet as you work with them, they always become apparent. Fingers crossed this all becomes easier for all of us soon.