The sixth sense in man: sharing our experiences

What is intuition and how it works in practice

What is intuition and why people who listen to the inner voice, accompanied by good luck, and those who focus on the logic of fortune from time to time bypasses? Consider the manifestations of the sixth sense and the sounding of 11 intuition signals.

Everyone has intuition, but on average only about 10% of the contemporary people have a strongly developed sixth sense and effectively use the resources of the right brain hemisphere. In other words, they can correctly assess or predict the situation with limited experience and information, plus act effectively.

The reason for the small number of the circle of the “chosen ones” is the suppression of the inner voice from childhood. Parents teach the child to think first and then to do, while insight works instantly; teachers emphasize logic and employers emphasize analytics. However, there are encouraging facts – the ability to anticipate is activated and developed at any age. Take the “Intuition Test and Discover Your Potential.”

To the question, “What is intuition” – representatives of science answer briefly. This is the subconscious ability to analyze the situation in a fraction of a second and find the best solutions, without long arguments and meticulous conclusions.

According to studies, the right hemisphere of the brain saves all the information about the acquired life experiences. Moreover, the available unconscious knowledge is constantly supplemented with new skills, experienced feelings and emotions. Such combination of skills and feelings allows carrying out lightning-fast subconscious logical work, i.e. generating conclusions and giving answers to any questions.

In simple words, the definition of intuition sounds like this: it is a hunch, which is based on experience and knowledge, without thinking where it comes from. In other words, a momentary apprehension of the truth, unwarranted by evidence.

Synopsis. Intuition translates from Latin as “contemplation” or “to look intently,” that is, the apprehension of truth by means of perception. Rational explanations are contrasted with mystical interpretations – receiving information from higher forces.

Intuitive knowledge is considered unproven and questionable by skeptics. However, studies by scientists at various universities around the world confirm the validity of quick decisions. Pay attention to how intuition works: the sixth sense prompts answers either immediately, or during relaxation (after effective mental activity).

To understand how intuition works, let’s understand the areas of responsibility of the right and left hemispheres of the brain and the specifics of their relationship, which can hardly be called a partnership. The right hemisphere perceives the world as a whole, as well as in its smallest details. After all, the flow of “notifications” from all senses is directed to it, plus there is an excellent connection with the limbic system, which is responsible for emotions. The creative colleague is ready to help his neighbor, but quiet signals of intuition are promptly blocked by activation of the left hemisphere and connection of logic. Thus, the sixth sense is drowned out completely.

The left hemisphere is responsible for:

  • logic and the development of the intellectual quotient (IQ);
  • analytical approach in solving problems and problems;
  • sequential and step-by-step processing of information;
  • deepening into details and thoroughness of comprehension;
  • formation of ideas about objects by their elements;
  • a logical approach to comprehending input data;
  • memorizing connections, diagrams, charts, and systems;
  • memorization of dates, names, and facts;
  • recognizing symbols and numbers, but not remembering faces;
  • control of speech, reading, and writing; propensity for explanation;
  • literal perception of meaning heard or read.

It is true that the left hemisphere does not differ in the speed of inference – it needs time to process incoming information. The speed depends on the novelty and complexity of tasks.

The right hemisphere of the brain is responsible for:

  • intuition and the development of emotional intelligence (EQ);
  • memorization of emotions, feelings, experiences;
  • identification of faces, objects and objects;
  • understanding of metaphors, subtle cues and humor;
  • “pumping” nonverbal symbols and images;
  • processing data without conscious analysis;
  • orientation in time, terrain, and space;
  • abilities to various kinds of art;
  • ability to dream, fantasize and compose;
  • the ability to speak succinctly and with intonation;
  • belief in divine providence, fate, and mysticism.

Types of intuition still do not have an unambiguous and generally accepted classification. Psychologists consider the insight entrusted to the right hemisphere of the brain as a manifestation of instinctive feeling and name from four to two or more dozen types of intuition.

  1. Strategic intuition. The only kind of sixth sense that is triggered slowly when new approaches or creative ideas are required, but bursts out unexpectedly like an insight (a sudden insight). Strategic insight, in turn, is subdivided into three other types of intuition: scientific, creative and professional.
  2. The intuition of experience. Intuition works in repetitive (similar) conditions, so it is activated immediately. If we talk about complex production collisions or brainstorming, the inner voice is particularly pronounced when the experience of 5 years or more.
  3. Physical intuition. These cues come in the form of emotions: mood deterioration or, on the contrary, elation; malaise or excellent state of health and burst of energy… Accordingly, conclusions are drawn about the potential success or failure of the undertaking.
  4. Emotional Intuition. Instantly warns of danger or of something “unknown”. Intuition signals are conveyed by: fear, inexplicable anxiety, anxiety. It is believed that this most powerful kind of sixth sense was inherited by our primitive ancestors.

Social intuition. This allows us to correctly interpret feelings, intentions, needs and motives of people even by subtle signs. For example, subtle changes in intonation and voice pitch, as well as non-verbal signs such as eye movements, facial expressions and gestures.

The only universal answer to the question: how the sixth sense manifests itself is the presence of a response in the body and/or sensations. The difficulty is that intuition signals are absolutely individual and indefinite – only the host of the physical shell can interpret them. Although psychologists distinguish the most common “sounding range” of the inner voice or 11 basic signals:

  • Bad feeling of foreboding;
  • anxiety and excitement;
  • desire to cancel plans;
  • rapid breathing or heartbeat;
  • goosebumps running through your skin;
  • tingling in different parts of the body; – eyelid twitching or hand tremors;
  • pain of varying localization and strength;
  • stomach cramps;
  • nausea;
  • poor sleep…

Coach Anna Ageyeva: “Note: Fiction writers often predict research in science and the direction of technological progress (this is the sixth sense). According to legend, Stephen King, interested in the issue of manifestation of intuition (after the plane crash en route from Denver to Boston), introduced himself as a journalist and received curious figures. Allegedly the number of passengers who gave up their tickets for the tragic flight was 15% higher than usual.

Although there are no statistics in English-language official sources on the number of travel documents that passengers surrender or change. The reason: Over the past 30 years, more tickets are sold on popular flights than there are seats on the plane! Only two airlines a year sell 40,000 more travel documents than their airliners can hold. Add to that figure half a million travelers (on the 12 largest U.S. airlines) who find themselves overbooked on board and give up their seat for compensation. In short, although the facts are not confirmed – the novelist’s message has not sunk into oblivion. The Centers for the Study of Consciousness (at most institutes and universities) investigate the manifestations of intuition.”

Successful people with strong intuition do not hide the fact that they listen to the cues of the sixth sense. And the examples of intuition in science, described by scientists, are particularly credible.

Nikola Tesla – “the man who invented the XX century” and “the saint of electricity” was famous for his especially strong intuition (he had over 700 inventions and patents to his credit). Here is one of the earliest examples of the genius engineer’s hunch. When he was a sophomore, watching the DC machine with a collector, he said: “We can create an alternator without a collector” – for which he was ridiculed by his professor and classmates. However, a few years after graduation from the Technical College (now the Graz University of Technology), the generator was built.

By the way, Tesla’s idea about the possibility of creating an electric car almost a century later was realized by the richest businessman on the planet – Elon Musk. The first models of environmentally friendly cars rolled off the assembly line in 2008, and in 2020 every seven days from “slipways” plant sent 5 thousand cars to buyers.

Mikhail Lomonosov and August Kekule are rightfully considered to be men of strong intuition. The world famous chemists had a sixth sense in a dream about their discoveries. According to legend, Mikhail Vasilyevich dreamed of the periodic system of chemical elements, and Friedrich August’s dream was almost mystical. Tongues of flame were folded into chains, which, wriggling, turned into snakes. One of the reptiles of the scaly class grasped its tail and began to spin rapidly. After waking up, the scientist wrote down the cyclic structural formula for benzene, which has the form of a regular hexagon.

Another textbook example of intuition in science: the discovery of Archimedes’ law in the 3rd century B.C. King Giron (ruler of the eastern part of the island of Sicily), having suspected theft, commissioned a scientist to prove that the new crown was cast from an alloy of gold and silver. The engineer found the solution during relaxation in a public bath: when his naked body was immersed in the bath – the water splashed out on the floor… And the ancient Greek servants of science already knew that the density of gold is almost two times higher than that of silver. As a result, the jeweler’s deception was uncovered, and the law is still taught in schools.

A number of prominent scientists – Socrates, Newton, Einstein, Curie, Edison, Faraday… The most talented representatives of science recognized the role of the sixth sense in their discoveries and life.

Steve Jobs (billionaire and one of the founders of Apple corporation) cannot be ranked as a scientist, but he is rightfully considered one of the people with strong intuition. After studying for six months at Reed College (a private liberal arts university) he was expelled. However, at the beginning of the development of information technology his sixth sense suggested him possibilities: the creation of computers with an intuitive interface and tactile screens, the organization of virtual stores on the World Wide Web, including music… True, at first such ideas seemed to programmers utopia, respectively, his first project was marked by a crushing failure – but now we cannot imagine gadgets without such functions.

George Soros (billionaire and philanthropist from the United States) in his book “Soros on Soros” describes a personal example of intuition: “When I was actively managing the Fund, I had back pain. I interpreted the onset of lower back cramps as a signal that there were problems looming in business. The ailment prompted me to look for shortcomings in my work, which otherwise I might not have done. Although, of course, this is not the most scientific way to manage investments.”

The richest entrepreneurs on the planet – Ray Kroc (owner of McDonald’s) and Henry Ford (owner of car manufacturing plants) referred to their examples of intuition …

And thousands of candidate and doctoral theses have been written about the influence of intuition in art, for not a single masterpiece in painting, music, sculpture, architecture would have been created without the prompting of the inner voice…

Popular politicians, such as British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, have also echoed them. The greatest Briton in history stated that the voice of intuition had saved him from death three times: during two wars (the Boer War in Africa and World War II), plus an assassination attempt and an attempt to blow up his car.

8 Tips to Awaken Your Sixth Sense

Our sixth sense is in our subconscious. If we learn how to use it, we can improve our relationships with others, help ourselves achieve life goals, and learn many new things.

After the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, people reported seeing animals running to higher ground minutes before the tsunami arrived.

In 2007, there was a popular news story about a cat that lived in a nursing home and kept jumping on a patient’s bed hours before the person died .

Dogs often alert their owners before they have a health crisis, such as a heart attack or stroke.

Animals seem to have some heightened sixth sense to subtly affect their environment and the people around them. They sense changes in scent and silent vibrations.

Some animals can sense and respond to human emotions.

So do humans have a sixth sense? I think so – but it’s not about magic. I think there is science behind it.

Note that I use the phrase “sixth sense” to refer to any seeming ability to predict future events or to communicate and understand things in a psychic way.

Scientific studies show that an area of the human brain called the anterior cingulate cortex actually raises alarms about danger without even penetrating consciousness.

Human pheromones serve as chemical messengers that allow us to communicate subtly with others through our sense of smell.

We all sometimes experience the power of intuition in making decisions in our lives.

This quote from a website on psychodynamics (the study of cognitive, subconscious and primary neurological responses to sensory input and experiences) resonates with me as an explanation of our sixth sense :

We tend to experience a higher level of our intuition when dozens of conscious insights, subconscious memories, and feelings converge to put forward a final understanding that usually goes beyond conscious calculations or cognitive explanations.

Everything we have studied, observed and felt has come together in a nanosecond at a time when we need information. Everything that makes us who we are may serve us on a very complex level that seems to be psychic perception, but is in fact the action of our sixth sense.

Ultimately, I don’t know if it really matters that much where our sixth sense comes from.

Whether or not these abilities can be explained by science, there is plenty of evidence that they exist to some degree in all of us.

If you agree with this, I believe that what matters most is how we use these abilities, whether they have a positive effect on our lives.

Unlike animals, most people have an underdeveloped sixth sense because we don’t pay much attention to it.

We are so distracted by our surroundings that we miss the subtleties of our subconscious or ignore the messages spread around by our pheromones.

Today’s technological society has taught us to look for answers rather than pay attention to the many more natural sources of information. As a result, our sixth sense has atrophied.

But if we were constantly paying attention to these sources, I think our lives might be different. Our world might be different.

Using our sixth sense, our choices and decisions would be more grounded and informed. We would have felt and understood the possible outcomes and deeper meaning. Our relationships and interactions with others would change as we would become more aware of nuanced moods and behaviors.

If we combined the sixth sense with logic and our other five senses, we could harness the full power of our natural abilities in many aspects of our lives.

Looking back at the 2004 tsunami, before the big wave hit, it wasn’t just animals that fled.

Before the tsunami came, local Sri Lankan tribes also fled to higher ground.

With almost 60,000 years of contact with the natural environment, these indigenous peoples imitated animals, and almost all of them survived.

They are people who are not dependent on technology and must rely on their sixth sense to survive.

Even some non-indigenous people, such as you and I, have the uncanny ability to sense and respond to the sixth sense.

We’ve all heard stories about psychic phenomena, or lucid dreams, or just random events, like knowing that someone is going to call before the phone rings.

I’ve had dozens of such instances. But I didn’t take full advantage of my own abilities. I really wasn’t paying attention.

After my research for this article, I was shocked. I was ignoring, or at least diminishing, an extremely valuable resource that I have at my fingertips .

Many of the situations our sixth sense points us to could change our lives!

There are many ways to tune in and awaken your sixth sense and apply its guidance and wisdom to your life. Some of them I want to share with you.

8 ways to awaken your sixth sense:

Take time to focus.

If you don’t stop in our daily hustle and bustle, you won’t be able to focus on your sixth sense and the subtle messages sent to you by others.

Try not to fill your life with so much information when you are too busy, try to stop and hear what your sixth sense is telling you.

Don’t let that psychic gift go undiscovered.

Don’t ignore the vibrations you receive.

Have you ever met someone and immediately felt uncomfortable?

Have you felt like someone was looking at you?

Did you have a sense of danger before something bad happened?

Even if you feel silly or frivolous, don’t ignore these signals . Take appropriate action, especially if you feel threatened.

Your sixth sense is working, you are receiving messages from your subconscious, or you are being warned by some very subtle physical change or sensation.

Go inside your subconscious mind and ask a question.

If you are looking for a solution to a problem, trying to make a decision, or need a creative idea, go to a quiet place where no one can disturb you. Take a deep breath and quiet your thoughts. Then ask your subconscious a question. Sit quietly and wait 10 or 15 minutes.

If you don’t get an immediate answer from your sixth sense, continue asking the question further, not at that point, but before you go to bed, when you wake up, or when you’re in the car driving.

Eventually the strength and patterns of all your feelings, insights, and memories will converge to serve as a guide for you.

Write down your dreams and learn to interpret them.

Your dreams are powerful subconscious dramas playing out while you sleep. They offer insight into your everyday problems and life events through archetypal images and symbols.

To awaken and develop your sixth sense, do some research and read dream interpretations so you can take full advantage of all the messages and psychological support your dreams provide.

Keep a dream journal and write down your dreams as soon as you remember them.

Write down your ideas of consciousness in a notebook.

Writing is a very powerful way to engage your subconscious mind and strengthen your sixth sense.

Keep a notebook in which you write down thoughts that come to you without much attention or intention .

I often start writing by asking: “What do I need to learn today?” You will be amazed at what will be written on your paper!

Don’t analyze it while you’re just writing. Write, even if it seems pointless. Close your notebook and wait a day, then you can read what you have written.

Like a dream, your sixth sense can give you information that makes more sense to you than if you didn’t write it down in a notebook, but were only guided by the information you have.

Visualize and spell out your intentions.

Your subconscious mind, sixth sense and dreams regularly send you messages. Try sending messages right now!

Visualize what you want to achieve or your ultimate goal (you can use a goal board).

Say your intentions out loud as if they were already real.

Back up your desires with your subconscious mind so it can help you realize what you want.

I’m not suggesting any kind of magic. If you plant a subconscious seed, your mind and feelings will help the seed germinate and blossom .

Use all of your senses when you listen to other people.

Be completely absorbed in the conversation when you listen to someone. Pay attention not only to the words, but also to facial expressions, smells, gestures and moods .

Read the face, not just the content of the language. In interpersonal relationships and business interactions, this is a dynamic and useful ability.

Some of these nonverbal signals are easy to understand, but there are other subtleties that require a sixth sense. Pay attention to this.

Spend time in nature on a regular basis.

When you spend time in nature, you stimulate and ignite your sixth sense, which is in some of the dormant parts of our brain , in ancient people they were essential for survival.

You are tuning back into the natural order and creating a heightened sensitivity to the interconnectedness of all living things. You fill your “sixth sensory tank.

When you return to the modern world, you have more of the information you need.

If you are interested in awakening and further developing your sixth sense, follow these tips. If you learn to hear your subconscious, your sixth sense will help you change many aspects of your life.

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