If you are framing a question for intuitive response, how do you know which of the tools in your intuitive toolbox would be the best to use, would hit the bull’s eye on your target?
If your question is pretty straightforward and simple, a yes-no response can work fine. The catch is that in order to avoid your own bias if you already know the content of the question, you’ve got to ask someone else who doesn’t know the content, whether the answer is yes or no. Or perhaps the answer is neither yes nor no, but maybe…
Once you get to the “maybe” response, you start introducing conditions and variables. Then the question is no longer a simple one, and you need to bring in one of the other intuitive tools to round out your understanding. Yes – No is simply not enough.
- Perhaps you can journey mentally into the future to see the outcome of the yes and the no, so you can choose or modify the outcome that best suits your desires and intention, say 5 years from now
- Perhaps you can ask your future self (who is at least as wise as any oracle) how things turned out. You literally take a flight of fancy into the future and find yourself there, or the person you had been thinking about, and simply observe how they are and what they are doing. If you are bold, you might even get up the nerve to ask them [mentally, of course] how they got there and what decisions they made when they were where you are now. One good trick is to ask that future self for a gift, which you look at internally and then find later in your three-dimensional world. Finding that object that looks like the gift in your mental journey will signal to you that you are on the right track to your goal.
- If you are thinking about a long held dream of yours that has not yet been realized, perhaps the quick and dirty vision board would be the way to go, or a full-fledged collage, where you actually glue the chosen items to poster board and look at a permanent, finished product.
- Rank-ordered lists are always the best, of course, when considering possible options, such as places to live, jobs to take, or candidates to hire.
- Then you might use one of the other intuitive tools to take a deeper look and answer the “Why?” question: why this place or job or candidate, rather than another? For this you’ll need a deeper look, through your own or a friend’s intuitive eyes.
There are other intuitive tools as well. You might glance through some of the other entries posted here to help you figure out which approach, which intuitive tool, might be the best to use with your particular question or concern. Remember that framing the question is an art and a skill. Framing a question well means creating the possibility of truly meaningful intuitive information on the other side of the equation. Take the time to frame the question carefully and deliberately, and then, with lightning speed, take the very first answer that pops into your mind.