Intuition and Time

Time

From the perspective of intuition, past, present, and future are equidistant in terms of our capacity to retrieve information. All possibilities, all probabilities, stem from and are shaped by this particular moment in time. Current perception always rules, or what some call the “moment point.”

There are many intuitives who dare not venture into the future, either for fear of being wrong, fear of taking power away from clients, or fear of the unknown. I have a different perspective on this issue and jump into making statements about past, present, and future with both feet. I gave up worrying about being wrong a long time ago, at least the ego part of being wrong. Let me be clear: I always want to provide the best and most accurate information for clients; and an accurate understanding of past events and future probabilities helps them make wise and powerful decisions. On the other hand, I have no power over anyone or anything, nor would I seek it if it were possible. It is not. No amount of insight on my part can take away the authority and responsibility and knowing of individuals to make decisions that serve their own best interest and greatest fulfillment, including those interests of an individual client or a company. So I don’t have to worry: I simply pick up on their inner journey and report back what I see on their path.

Venturing across time is designed to help decide whether what is most likely to occur in the future (based on what is happening now), is what the individual or company really wishes to be or to accomplish. An intuitive look at the future permits an immediate response, such as:
“Yes, let’s go there!”
Or a “Yes, with conditions.”
Or a “No, that doesn’t look good. We need to re-evaluate and make different choices.”

Time, especially time with the benefit of intuition, is a friend, neither a feared adversary nor a superstitious bogeyman. No one, and I truly mean no one, can take away the authority of another individual on some level – a deep level – to decide which actions to take, and which ways to be over time. On the contrary, what I am continually told is, “You helped me frame what I already knew to be the appropriate action in my own heart and mind.”

Since typically little or no information is provided to me in advance regarding a professional consultation, I am relying principally on intuition to discern what that client’s “true heart’s desire” might be. And my intuition is working with and across time to provide me information that is useful and accurate for my client. When I work with individuals on a regular basis, some basic information will eventually “stick” with me after our conversation, but most often, even in these situations, each consultation is fresh and new. Usually I have to be reminded what we discussed before, and do not check prior notes or records ahead of time to “prepare” for an intuitive session. When the consultation is more “traditional,” then I try to reconstruct or remember a little of the past discussion so I will know where to proceed next. All sessions eventually end up being a blend of both styles, flitting back and forth in and out of time as the variables or questions indicate.

We all know that in the dream state time does not matter. In the intuitive state time does not matter either. Intuition is a servant of time, and using intuition to take a peek at past patterns, present actions, and future probabilities serves the individual, the group, and the company.

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The rule of thumb for me is, “If it can be imagined, it already exists in the field of probabilities.” Intuition helps visit that field without having to book an airline ticket; it helps travel inwardly, and in that interior domain reason and apparent nonsense work closely together, noticing and blending variables that would be ignored if one were using the rational mind alone. 

In addition, it is possible to actually visit the you whom you will most likely be in the future with the help of intuition, the one who is most fulfilled, and to ask that “probable” you what it took to get there, to be so radiant in your future personal and professional life. Here’s a little device to help you connect with your future self:

Imagine you are standing on a hill, perhaps at dusk, and you look over and see the lights of a distant town or village off in the distance. 
See yourself walking there (or driving or flying!) towards the inviting lights of that place in the future. When you get there, look around. What kind of place is this? Look at the locale, look at the people, if any. Where is it? What is going on generally?

Now look around the place until you find yourself somewhere there. Think of this future form of yourself in the third person for the time being: what is he or she doing? If this is a company, what is going on in the company, and what is your role in this? What is happening that is making you shimmer with delight, and making you radiate that delight outwards?

In this space outside of time, you can actually talk to that future version of yourself and ask that self what it is doing, and more importantly even, what it did in the past to create that present satisfaction and joy and fulfillment. Not only can you ask, but you can also get answers! From the perspective of this future self, this is an easy question to answer, as your present dilemma is now a part of its past, which was already resolved in one way or the other. The response will be something like, “Oh, that’s easy, I just…”

Because your present is your future self’s past, things are so much easier to look at, so detached from the emotion of the present crisis, that decision making becomes quite easy.

Take advantage of that future perspective, this experienced wisdom of that future self, to help you make decisions NOW. Play with probabilities and possibilities across time in this way and thrive.

As a professional intuitive I have the same kind of detachment that your future self has. Since time is equidistant on interior levels, I just “go there” look around and report. I may not actually get visual images the way you might if you took that mental journey, but the information comes from tuning into that future probability and reporting back with words that make sense to you instead of pictures.

If the scenario is desirable, I can know with compassion and detachment that a particular option or choice simply does not work the way you might have intended. I can also see multiple probabilities and futures in one sweeping look (and so can you!) This look may not necessarily be visual in a literal sense, although it could be, but the sense of contentment is unmistakable, and the circumstances of that contentment come pouring into my awareness, just as it can come rushing into yours.

This is decision making across time and space, in the nether reaches of the mind that can hold and visit numerous probabilities with total ease, all from that most important present moment.

When the present moment shifts – say you look at next week instead of today, or next year – that future self will adapt to your changed circumstances and interim decisions in the twinkling of an eye, adjust, and show you the best possible future self from that new place.

You can also have a conversation with that self across time, a conversation that occurs in the past as easily as the future, to notice and remove past blockages to fulfillment. Your conversation can be as general or detailed as you wish.

One nice little device when you visit the future in this way, is to mentally ask that future self for a gift, usually a small gift that can fit in the palm of your hand. Look at the gift in your mind’s eye, and hold it in your mental hand.

One day in your actual experienced future, the one that occurs inside of time, you will come across that gift, that object. When you do , you will recognize it immediately, and you will have a clue, a material indication, that you are indeed on the best path toward becoming the fulfilled future self you saw in your mental journey.

This is literally playing with time, and with the help of intuition you learn to play in the field of probabilities with absolute and concrete success. This process is somewhat tricky to describe in words, but quite easy to do, and great fun to experience. Bon voyage!

“The Bank That Rules…For Now”

In July and September 2008 I wrote the following in private emails in the midst of the looming national financial crisis. At the time, Wells Fargo was ranked approximately #5 overall among the top domestic commercial banks in terms of asset value and other criteria, with no expectation that it could overtake the largest commercial and investment banks located principally on the East Coast:

15 July 2008: “ The bank’s value [Wells Fargo’s] increases with each disaster.“
21 September 2008: “Wells is going to stay and lead, even beyond some of its larger sister and cousin institutions.”

Follow-up 25 May 2012 [almost 4 years later]:
Here is a short excerpt from Maxwell Fisher’s Motley Fool Bloggers Network longer article published on 24 May 2012, that merits my going “on the record” on this matter several years later:

From a CNN Money Alert, mentioning a Motley Fool article: “Wells Fargo is the King of Banking for Now” – 05/24/2012
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“In sharp contrast to the travails of its major competitors, Wells Fargo appears to have made, at least in my reckoning, several smart moves that distinguish its performance from the likes of Citigroup, Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM). It has focused on maintaining its dominant position in the mortgage market and its disciplined manner of functioning has enabled to avoid the worst excesses of the subprime fiasco while placing it in a good position to capitalize on the recovery of the US economy.  This indicates that the focus is on its core business and the first-quarter results are testimony to the success of the strategy.
Wells Fargo has also proved itself to be superior to its rivals in its PR strategy where large banks are generally regarded with suspicion and distrust because of the financial crisis of the last few years.  It has shown its willingness and eagerness to work with nonprofit organizations and has even won an award for its assistance to local communities.  I must confess that the same cannot be said of several other major banks.

From a Motley Fool Article, 2 August 2012:
Wells Fargo Is the Last Bank Standing at a New High (WFC).

“The banking industry has not been a good place to invest over the past few years. Wells Fargo is the exception that proves the rule, as it is now the only major bank you can buy that’s had a positive performance since just before the housing bust:….”

[Update November 2020]

Wells paid the price of deviating from its mission and core values. When the internal voices that insisted on integrity left or were pushed out, the company went downhill fast, even though it took a few years for the results of those poor decisions to reach public awareness, with significant negative consequences. A customer service orientation supports, rather than threatens, a company’s bottom line. Period. So much for the emphasis on shareholder value when scandal after scandal rocks the markets and destroys trust. Should be pretty simple, but…

Drought and more… Updated 10 January 2013

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From a private email written by me on 4 August 2011:

“There will also be earthquakes in unanticipated places, and a second dust bowl is possible in the heartland. Cornering the commodities markets continues and is in full swing. Prices skyrocket, especially for untainted seafood and drought-stricken grain.”

CNBC 11 July 2012:
“The U.S. government declared more than 1,000 counties in 26 states drought disasters, as the economic impact of the worst crop condition in 24 years begins to be felt….”

“The hardest hit areas have been across the southern and eastern areas of the corn belt. ‘We haven’t had a drought like this since 1988. We’ve had regional droughts, but nothing that goes from the Rockies to the Appalachians,’ said Shawn McCambridge of Jeffrey Backer.”

CNN 17 July 2012:
“The USDA has designated 39 additional counties in eight states as primary natural
disaster areas due to damage and losses caused by drought and excessive heat, CNN’s Brianna Keilar reports. During the 2012 crop year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 1,297 counties across 29 states as disaster areas, making all qualified farm operators in the area eligible for low-interest emergency loans….”

“The U.S. is facing the largest drought since the 1950’s, The National Climatic Data Center reported Monday, saying that about 55% of the country was in at least moderate short-term drought in June for the first time since December 1956, when 58% of the country was in a moderate to extreme drought”

“…. June, which ranked as the third driest month nationally in at least 118 years…”

CNN 1 August 2012:
“More than half of all U.S. counties have been designated disaster zones, the Department of Agriculture reported Wednesday (1 August), blaming excessive heat and a devastating drought that’s spread across the Corn Belt and is contributing to rising food prices.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Wednesday declared disaster zone designations for an additional 218 counties in 12 states because of damage and losses caused by drought and excessive heat. See more by following the link below:

Historic Drought

CNN 21 August 2012:
“An 11-mile stretch of the Mississippi River near Greenville Mississippi, was closed Monday to most vessel traffic because of low water levels, idling nearly a hundred boats and barges in the stream, according to the U.S. Coast Guard….”

“A historic drought and excessive heat have reduced water levels and scorched wide sections of the U.S. Midwest. Flooding last year may have worsened the situation on the Mississippi by leaving deposits of silt and debris in areas that would normally be clear. [Coast Guard Spokesman] Tippiets [sic] said he was unsure when the river would reopen or, once that happens, how long it would take to undo the gridlock.”

CNN 21 August 2012:
“Record radiation found in fish near Fukushima Plant”

CNN 9 January 2013:
“Hundreds of U.S. counties named disaster areas due to #drought….The U.S. Agriculture Department cited drought and heat on Wednesday in designating 597 counties in 14 states as primary natural disaster areas….The announcement comes a day after the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said that 2012 had been the hottest year on the record for the continental United States and the second-worst for ‘extreme’ weather such as hurricanes, droughts or floods.”

Justin Gillis in the New York Times 10 January 2013. See full article at:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/09/science/earth/2012-was-hottest-year-ever-in-us.html?hpw&_r=0

“The numbers are in: 2012, the year of a surreal March heat wave, a severe drought in the Corn Belt and a huge storm that caused broad devastation in the Middle Atlantic States, turns out to have been the hottest year ever recorded in the continuous United States….With the end of the growing season, coverage of the drought has waned, but the drought itself has not. Mr. Crouch pointed out that at the beginning of January, 61 percent of the country was still in moderate to severe drought conditions. ‘I foresee that it’s going to be a big story moving forward in 2013,” he said.”

Defining Intuition My Way

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” John Muir

Intuition is a continuous signal providing  information about the nature of the world, the universe, the Whole or any of its component parts. I believe this signal to be comprised of energy “signatures” that operate in both material and non-material domains.

Intuition can reach beyond the past and present to identify, interpret, and actually create patterns in the future, as easily as it responds to those patterns in the here and now, or recognizes them from the past. Intuition is not bound by linear equations. The mind can bounce from one type of information or processing without skipping a beat, and can link the rational, emotional, intuitive, and analytical together as pearls in a single strand of necklace. Working in a domain outside space and time, intuition permits non-sequiturs and apparent nonsense to flow into the conscious mind without having to be linked rationally to any past pattern or action. In this unusual way, pivotal factors and elements that might otherwise be eliminated from consideration can be considered together, forming new and as yet unrecognizable patterns for the future.

In my view, and waxing a bit more poetic than rational, I believe that intuition is the non-verbal language of the soul of the cosmos. I call intuition language because its purpose is communication – within, between, and among parts of the whole – whatever the parts look like, act like, or become.

It is intuition that holds the whole together, moving in unison like the flock of birds flying south for the winter, dipping, diving, turning in mind boggling synchrony, heading sometimes for a destination they have never seen, but know exists.

•The knowing is intuition.

•The maneuvering is possible because of intuition.

•The destination calls to them through intuition.

•The pattern of flight is maintained through intuition.

•The sun and moon and weather talk to them through intuition.

Intuition is the call of the wild untamed heart, the raging river, and the precise movement of a sophisticated timepiece. It is organic and inorganic, elemental, biological, emotional, divine. Intuition is the language of HOME, the breath of the universe.

It is as if everything is held together by a colossal network that conducts signals instantaneously to any outpost of literally all that exists. It records the flapping of a butterfly’s wings, the travel of a photon, the heartbeat of lovers locked in ecstasy or battle, the rotation of suns and moons, the birth of stars and galaxies. Each particle, quantum, whatever that unit ultimately is determined to be, has its own signature and is aware of its own existence and the existence of all other units of the whole. It does not matter whether these units are identified individually or collectively as they change form and expression; their identity is inviolate and known by all others.

Business applications of intuition take special advantage of this “connection to the whole” to provide an intuitive edge for human resource decisions, new product development, and global financial markets. The developed hunch can flesh out the impact or consequences of decisions made now, thereby avoiding productivity or financial pitfalls in the future.

Because we are connected to the whole through our capacity for intuition, we can compute probabilities in a flash and identify the most probable outcome of any particular action or choice from any moment in time. What a boon to business!

Intuition is not a substitute for scientific inquiry; it is a different and additional tool using the inner senses rather than the outer ones. According to Carl Jung, “This term does not denote something contrary to reason, but something outside the province of reason.”

Intuition can provide foresight and insight into possible scientific discoveries before the technology or research have been developed to “prove” their reliability or validity. By their own admission, thoughtful scientists routinely use intuition, including scientists who have been widely acclaimed for certain mainstream discoveries. While it is not yet safe to name the use of this resource for fear of being ridiculed or dismissed professionally, the time is fast approaching when intuition can be an open partner to business and science, rather than its mistress.

The conscious use of intuition in everyday life, which I like to call seven “second decision making,” holds the promise of transforming the nature of personal, social, political, and business relationships. Paying attention to what we know without knowing how we know, and trusting that deep knowing, makes it easier to collaborate productively and harder to be fooled or manipulated. Learning the proper use of intuition may be a revolutionary act!

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