“Intuition is cognition without the need for the five senses and the rational mind,” explains Pradeep B. Deshpande, Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering at the University of Louisville and President of Six Sigma and Advanced Controls.
He continues, “Everyone has a certain level of intuition, but the accuracy is generally too low to serve as a practical guide in decision making.” The good news is that there are ways to measure intuition, which in turn opens a pathway for you to strengthen your intuition.
Muscle testing—a test procedure used by the International College of Applied Kinesiology—is based on the belief that your muscles weaken when you make a false statement.
The method requires two persons, a tester and a subject. The tester places two fingers on the wrist of the extended right hand of the subject, so that it is at a right angle to the subject’s body. The tester rests his/her right hand on the left shoulder of the subject for balance. Then, the tester makes a declarative statement having correct and incorrect responses and tells the subject to resist as he quickly applies downward pressure on the wrist. If the statement is false, the muscle weakens.
If you don’t have another person to test your intuition, try this simple technique used since ancient times. Hang a small crystal from a chain. Hold the pendulum with two fingers of your hand and make a statement that has a true or false answer. You might ask, “Should I go to sleep early tonight?” or “Did my brother just lie to me?” As you sharpen your intuition, you could move up to more important questions such as, “Is this new job right for me?”
Pradeep Deshpande says that an interesting property of the truth meter is that it can reveal both life-supporting and life-detrimental foods and drinks. He says, “When held a couple of inches over foods and drinks, the pendulum is expected to rotate clockwise looking down for positive foods (for you), counterclockwise for negative foods, and back-and-forth for neutral foods.”
Deshpande explains that we have motor command neurons in our brain that fire all the time. The twitch between the two fingers produced by the firing of these neurons is sufficient to induce motion of the pendulum. The trick is to empty your mind of thoughts, because when thoughts interfere with the correct response, the pendulum will produce the wrong answer.
The more you enhance your intuition with meditation, yoga, breathing exercises and other techniques, the stronger and more reliable your intuition will become.
That said, I won’t over promise to you. Deshpande says that intuition is easier to train and strengthen as a child, so if you’re reading this, the odds are a bit against you. But it’s not impossible. Take time each day to practice quieting your conscious brain, and then experiment with the two techniques I’ve described here.
One last point: I have a friend who has been using a crystal pendulum for years. When I first witnessed this, it seemed a bit over-the-top for me. But I have seen her produce accurate answers repeatedly, in many cases ones that others have validated. Her practice fits the precise definition of intuition, which is to know something without knowing how you know it.
Intuition is a powerful tool, one well worth your time and effort to develop.
Source : https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucekasanoff/2020/11/26/how–to-measure-and-strengthen-your-intuition/?sh=25178a8d7a73