Intuit or Die: Why Intuition Can Save the World & Your Life. ~ Kim Chestney

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Intuition is the secret to the evolution of personal and global consciousness.

It’s the end of a beautiful day: golden sun setting over the mountains, not a cloud in the sky. My hubby leaves work, ready to head home on his new motorcycle. But, he stops. Something doesn’t feel right.

Inner Voice: “Hmmmm….the bike feels off. Maybe you better check it out before you ride.”

Hubby: “It’s cool. I’m sure it’s nothing. It is a perfect night to ride. What’s the worst that could happen?”

Less than a minute later and less than a mile down Golden Mile Highway, he literally hit the road—and then the hospital, with a broken collar bone, two cracked ribs and a concussion. The diagnosis: bike malfunction.

“It could have been worse,” everyone says. But, it could have not happened at all if he had followed his Intuition. Even he knew that, as the first thing he said was, “I knew I shouldn’t have got on that bike.”

How many times have we been in that situation? Can we count the number of times that something inside you told you to do (or not do) this or that? More importantly, how often did we listen?

When I named my blog Intuit or Die, some people thought it was a too harsh. Shouldn’t it be a bit more feel-good-y? I questioned why I would sugar-coat three simple words that say it all. Follow your intuition or suffer the consequences—literally, as in my husband’s case, or figuratively, in that we will fail, suffer, lose or become irrelevant.

Intuition is more than our gut instinct; it is the root of all transformation in our lives. It is the root of our inspiration, creativity, ingenuity, innovation—it’s the part of us that aspires to be more, and make the world a better place. It’s the part of us that yearns to grow, evolve and awaken to our highest potential. It’s what gets us up in the morning—what calls us to create new things, pioneer new frontiers and go beyond our selves. It is the internal mechanism that brings change into the world.

Intuition is catalyst to all transformation in life.

Intuit, or die—it’s spiritual Darwinism.

Intuition is the stroke of genius—the revelation—the insight. Sometimes it’s even a superpower, with special gifts of higher awareness and inner knowings. All of this comes from our Source—whatever word you use to describe the core of our Being and origin in the Universe; our Intuition is our connection to our Higher Self, and the infinite wisdom of creation. Intuition is hardwired into each and every one of us. Its job is to make sure every step we take is a step towards our personal truth, and highest destiny.

This is the case today, as it has always been. The most amazing men and women in history have attested to the power of their Intuition. The most amazing discoveries and revolutions have been spawned by its insights.

Five of the Top Moments in the History of Intuition

  1. Siddhartha Gautama has an epiphany under the Bodhi tree that becomes the foundation of one of the world’s great religions.
  2. An apple falls, and Sir Isaac Newton has a sudden flash of insight that leads to his theory of gravity.
  3. Joan of Arc wins the battles that lead the French to victory by listening to the voice in her head.
  4. Einstein intuits the concept of his Theory of Relativity, then discovers the science to prove it.
  5. Steve Jobs shows the world the revolutionary power of technology when it’s married with Intuition.

Nevertheless, it is amazing many people still don’t believe Intuition exists. But why should we? We have spent centuries turning the world into a global shrine for intellect.  We are drowning in the mind—information, thoughts, processing and more processing, and our Intuition has gone into atrophy. We have ignored it for so long, we forget we have it.

But now, we need it. We have become so unbalanced that we need our Intuition to pull us back to our center. We have become so intelligent that we need our Intuition to take us to genius—or to make anything exceptional the endless sea of data, numbers and information. The mind can only take us so far. You can think your way to knowledge, but you can’t think your way to Truth.

But you can wake up. You can follow your Intuition, and make your life a better existence—make the world a better place.  You can listen to the still, small voice inside you.

First, it’s a whisper; then it’s a nudge; then it’s a roar. We can learn the easy way, or the hard way. If we miss the cues—the taps on the shoulder along the way—if we don’t choose to listen to our inner guidance, the Universe will find other, more drastic ways to get our attention.

Even if it means hitting us with a ton of bricks. Or a motorcycle.

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Images by Kim Chestney

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Kim Chestney

Kim Chestney is an artist, techie and consummate Intuition evangelist. Viewing Intuition as the source of all creativity, innovation and well-being, she lives to raise awareness of the transformative power of our inner wisdom. She is the founder of the Art + Technology Initiative with the Pittsburgh Technology Council and Carnegie Mellon University. And her book, The Psychic Workshop: A Complete Program for Fulfilling Your Spiritual Potential, is published around the world.  She is also a Reiki Master, yoga-lover and meditation junkie. Connect with Kim on FacebookTwitter, her website or her blog.

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anonymous Dec 2, 2013 3:45pm

Yeah, the hardest thing about Intuition is figuring out how to know when it's real. Our mind and heart can deceive us, but our Intuition never will. If we clear the way for it to speak clearly, then we will always have our inner compass on point.

anonymous Dec 2, 2013 9:04am

Interesting perspective on intuition…i know i have been in this situation more than once. Shame on us when we go against ourselves. But its so hard to be sure of it sometimes…..

anonymous Dec 1, 2013 11:32pm

Words to live by, indeed!