Current neurological research estimates that we humans use 3 to 5 percent of our ridiculously giant brain capacity. Einstein was said to have used maybe 7 percent.
Why did we evolve to have these great big melons which necessitate a shortened gestation just to get the baby out of the mom if we hardly use them?
I don’t know, but I have a hunch that at least a part of that network of ten billion cells each wired to up to ten thousand of their closest neighbors is devoted to intuition, which I define as the spontaneous knowing of important information. Some call this their “phone call from God” and some call it the “collective consciousness.” Whatever you call it, developing your connection to your own intuition is a worthy life-priority.
One of the difficulties for people experiencing mental health symptoms is differentiating between the voice of intuition (which usually has a calm and definite feeling to it) versus the voice of anxiety (which is usually panicky and nagging).
Join me this coming Thursday morning September 23rd at 9am for a radio show with Joyce Anderson on Voice America Radio on the topic of Intuition Versus Anxiety. You can call in during the show and share your own stories or listen to the recorded version at your convenience. The link to more information is http://www.voiceamerica.com/voiceamerica/vshow.aspx?sid=1727
Joyce Anderson can be found online at http://conversationswithyourself.com/ She is an intuition trainer with an upcoming workshop on October 19th.
- How Do You Use Your Intuition in Caregiving? (caregiving.com)
- Overcoming Fear: The Only Way Out is Through (psychologytoday.com)