Intuition is a skill or capacity that all humans possess, which gives us the possibility to know something beyond our five senses. Intuition reaches to our unconscious mind, and from there into the higher reality of the universe or the cosmos.

Einstein called it a forgotten gift. For the Greeks and the Romans, it was the the way the cosmos sent its messages and told its truth. In Chinese philosophy, intuition is linked with qualities of the feminine and the earth. The calmer we are, the more intuitive we become.

Intuitive insight rises from a awareness deep within us. Its immediate revelation can hit us like a hammer. It carries its own language, and speaks to us through images, impressions, voices, feelings, or a deep knowing. If its messages stay with us, that is because they matter to our lives.

In a fast changing world, developing intuitive skills allow us to better navigate the layers of complex realities, and even chaos, regularly encountered. Intuition helps us experience life at a deeper and richer level, bringing more understanding to our experiences, and to gauge our own truth more accurately.

Intuition can create a lot of clarity in our lives, because it connects us to a new inner self that we haven’t experienced before. This makes possible the emergence of a spiritual self and connection to the light that is in all of us, and all around us, to the subtle energies we and the universe are made of.

You have probably noticed how being in nature often encourages intuitive insights. When we look at the ocean, we feel closer to that reality. We can feel ourselves merge with our environment. Through intuition, an interconnected universe makes itself known to us. We no longer look at the trees, the sky, the water, the birds, the mountains, horses, the way light moves, or sunsets in the same way. All these moments can become intuitive moments, because intuition  brings a sense of wonder and awe to all our experiences.

Studies have shown that developing our intuitive abilities makes us more empathetic as well. By developing sensory capabilities that we didn’t know we possessed, we increase our sensitivity to life – to the other people, animals, and all the living organisms on our planet. We settle into a new framework that includes information from the unknown. We open up and surrender, we change,  and we evolve.

Intuition has a practical application in all areas of life. It has been linked to creativity, innovation, and thinking outside the box. Studies have established that people in higher positions tend to rely more on intuitive insight than people who are followers.

It is probably due to the fact that leaders are natural guides and even visionaries. Many companies now have teams with advanced intuitive talents and abilities for forecasting and innovation.

Trusting the guiding force of insight is central to integrating and developing intuition as a real skill. The trust comes from the exploration, knowledge and understanding of the self as well as the realization of its inner connection to a larger and practical reality. The more we know ourselves, the more we build self-confidence. The more we know about the inner workings of our psyche – what makes us happy, what moves us, what makes us anxious, what our deepest longings are – the more we empower ourselves to trust what comes to us as intuitive insight.

Our intuition is like a natural science of the inner self, because it can be developed and allow us to know ourselves in authentic way. The insights we gather about our own complexities and the world are new, surprising, pure, and real. They give way to living beyond programming, and lead to entering the sphere of inspiration.