Intuitive Intelligence

I don’t know how I know, but I do…

Intuitive intelligence is a broad, and sometimes vague, term which intersects with familiar concepts like intuition, instinct, perception, discernment and the notion of a having a ‘sixth sense’. In layman’s terms, intuitive intelligence is having a level of knowledge, insight and/or understanding that can’t be explained logically. We don’t know why we know and understand certain things, but we do. I’m sure you’ve experienced this? Is it not something that has been taught to us, although it is something that can be developed (and benefited from) when we tune in and pay attention.

Intuitive intelligence is evident in areas as diverse as music, art and healing, right through to coaching (all kinds), business development and predicting patterns, behaviours and outcomes in a range of scenarios. Most importantly, it can also impact on some not-so-minor things like happiness, living in alignment and creating healthy relationships; be they personal or professional.

It is a gift that can make our lives immeasurably better when we turn down the white noise, be still and find a way to ‘adjust’ our intuitive radar. It’s kind-of-like trying to find a station on an old radio; sometimes we really need to listen carefully. And by the way, it’s always playing.

Unlike conventional intelligence (for want of a better term), intuitive intelligence is not a byproduct of the mind as we understand it. In fact, it is a ‘thought-less’ kind of intelligence, in that, it doesn’t involve thought. And while we don’t totally understand it (and maybe we’re not meant to), the thing that we call ‘instinctive intelligence’, is its own form of genius and guidance that lives where our mind doesn’t. Without doubt, in every one of us there is a wealth of intelligence that exists and operates beyond the cerebral plane.

And perhaps our greatest challenge is to protect that genius from our unbelieving mind.

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Cathy S March 20, 2014 at 7:49 pm

All. The. Time.
My lesson is to trust it more.
Love it Craig….thank you!


Craig March 21, 2014 at 3:10 pm

Welcome Cathy :)


Mike D March 21, 2014 at 8:15 am

Thank you Craig
Are you saying therefore that it would be wise to listen to our “gut” intuitive reactions in assessing a situation? Given our innate in-built processing powers.


Craig March 21, 2014 at 9:28 am

You’re welcome Mike. I’m saying that it is wise to tap into the totality of our intelligence (both intuitive and intellectual) on a daily basis.


Richard March 21, 2014 at 10:44 am

Love it.
When we get there it allows us to access Nature/ The Universe/Whatever, and allows It access to our true spirit.
Decisions then become what we call intuitive.


Craig March 21, 2014 at 3:10 pm

Cheers Richard…


Anonymous March 21, 2014 at 12:57 pm

Over the years I’ve found that my type of “intuitive intelligence” has been more of a hindrance than a gift….


Craig March 21, 2014 at 3:12 pm

Hi Anon… interesting. I guess sometimes the key is to know when and how to use that gift… which isn’t always easy. Thanks for sharing.. .


Nicole Lambert March 21, 2014 at 7:21 pm

Hi Craig!

Love this post. I function more and more from my intuitive intelligence. Its that ‘being in the flow’ thing. Trusting more and more what I’m ACTUALLY aware of instead of what I think I ‘should’ be/do/have or what other peoples points of view of same.

I find that by functioning more and more from awareness, there’s an inner peace (and sometimes bliss) that exists now. And there is way to much space in my universe for the mind created internal dialogue to interefere with transmission for any length of time.

Yay for intuitive intelligence/awareness/consciousness.



Anonymous March 21, 2014 at 8:20 pm

When I was 15, my family was visiting relatives in Austria, and my mother wanted to take us up a mountain in a cable car. For some reason I was absolutely dead set against going to the point of feeling sick – this was unusual for me because usually I go along with whatever activity everyone else is doing. So we stayed at home. That evening we heard that the cable car had broken, and the people inside were trapped at the top of the mountain and had to be rescued by a britches buoy. Is this the kind of thing you mean by intuitive intelligence? It’s been quite rare that I’ve had such a strong feeling about something and not known why – the other times have usually been when I’ve had feelings about people (these have usually turned out to be correct).


Tony H March 30, 2014 at 12:05 pm

Great post Craig. I’ve definitely had my fair share of intuitive intelligence. I used to ignore it a lot but one day I gave in and it was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. Thanks for sharing!


sweetpea May 19, 2014 at 4:55 pm

Yep..I am intuiting that moral intelligence is way out of the reach of some… Is there room for that?


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