Intuition is a phenomenon of mind, where the mind acquires knowledge without a use of reason. Intuition is seen as greater knowledge, knowledge beyond intelligence, opposite to our rational thinking. It is the ultimate state of humanity, as animals rely on their instinct, we humans have intuition.
In Hinduism, intuition is referred as the glimpse of higher and wider self-knowledge. Connecting with our intuition is an experience of coming into contact with Brahman, the ultimate reality in the universe. The eternal truth and bliss.
In our daily busy life, juggling between career, family, friends and daily compulsory routines, we mostly get by cruising on autopilot. We let our working mind operate while our comfort seeking mind and body guide us. In busy cities, we get over stimulated with continuous noise, traffic, people, and materialism. We can go by days, weeks, months and even years without checking in with our intuition. We might get restless, stressed, and feel off, and can not really tell why. We’d not realize we are lacking the internal connection with ourselves, connection with our intuition. Yet, it is there in a very silent voice, blocked by the loudness of external noise, we can find our intuition if given a chance.
Wake Up Call for Intuition
Intuition is beyond our mental thinking, it is a process of thinking of our conscious. Discovering our intuition will lead us understanding the reality as its entirety beyond the material world. We like to think that the castle of comfort we have built around us, with nice cars, nice home, filled with materialism; technology, gadgets, children’s rooms full of toys and closet full of clothes will give us the satisfaction. These things bring us comfort and we believe that comfort will take us to happiness. We like to believe that creating walls and protection around this castle of comfort will create peace of mind. Yet we tend to be restless.
The same thought comes to planning the future far ahead. We believe planning will lead us to our path, providing comfort and contentment. We think that when we finally, after years and years of performing, achieve our dreams, then we will start living. We tend to live in the world of planning and “when I get 40, then I…” or “when I get a new job, then I will travel” Instead of living in the present and following your heart and intuition. Living fully, in the moment is being present to the deepest reality that is in this moment, not in the past nor in the future. There is just now. We tend to build our happiness on external factors and feed our mind to get satisfaction from materialistic stimulators, wanting to possess the happiness.
I am guilty as charged for all of the above, yet learning every day. I believe it is our western society that has taught us to seek comfort and happiness in external elements: going to church for salvation, shopping for holidays to express love and eating to feel better. But do you get the satisfaction in your current lifestyle? Do you ever wonder if there is more to it? The comfort of our lives may satisfy our physical body and operative mind, but if we only hang on to the external factors to nurture our body and our physical existence, our spiritual body remains undiscovered and we keep being disconnected from our true self and intuition.
“You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wildness of your intuition. ” Alan Alda
In busy city life, surrounded by the daily routines and distraction, it may be challenging to start the inner journey of discovery. Sometimes we need to leave our daily environment, our personal comfort zone, to find something new. In this case, the discovery will be rocking and changing your world, the new you. Are you interested? Great – you have just woken up your intuition.
Leaving the comfort zone may seem challenging. When we face challenges, feel restless or suffer, we tend to seek a cure from the external, material world rather than looking deep into ourselves. We are so used to purchasing our comfort and happiness. Without realizing, our stress is an end result of trying to hold on to the comfort and happiness created by the external factors. Seeking stress release from external world will lead to deeper disconnection of true-self, yet instead, when stressed out one should look for the internal source of power, the intuition our deep self-knowledge.
Disconnect to Reconnect
The yoga retreats at Blue Osa are a great way to leave the city life and go into the wildness, literally, as we are right here in the rainforest of Costa Rica, with all the wildlife you can imagine. Yet beyond the external surroundings, we offer you a sanctuary for spiritual growth and self-discovery.
The beauty beyond at Blue Osa, the tranquility, and great energy will allow you to quiet your mind, focus on your inner-self to start the discovery of the ultimate layers within yourself. We are like onions, layer by layer peeling closer to the center of ourselves, to the intuition. As Rumi, one of the greatest poets ever has stated, “Yoga is the journey to yourself, through yourself”.
Starting a journey close to your core, to your intuition might be a wild thing to explore. You might come across with new paths, rocks, and trees, but it is your journey to discover, to connect with your intuition, to understand Brahman, the ultimate reality in the universe. Dare to look for the wildness within you. Challenge yourself to seek deeper into you. Not all of us are brave enough to leave the comfort of the city.
“What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself” Alan Alda
If you have dared to take the leap of faith you will go on a journey of self-discovery. Let go of the tendency to seek comfort and happiness in external factors. All external factors are outside you, things you have no control over–and lack of control will leave you stressed out. So instead, realize the power you have within you. Look deeply into the question: “Who am I?” Go beyond the most obvious answer: your name and age and title. These are only external titles, but who are you really deep in you? The good thing is, you do not need to seek far to feel alive and feel connected with the world.
It’s All Within Ourselves
The intuition is there, arising from our feelings and knowledge, taking a present form in our relationships. Pay more attention to it, it will get stronger. By inviting intuition into your daily life, it will find a way to present itself to you, in your dreams, visions, sensations, signs, music, emotions. Intuition will find a way to get your attention.
When you discover your Intuition and start listening to it, you will see how extraordinary of an experience life actually is. We make it very easy for you here at Blue Osa, being nestled in the wonderland of nature.
Here as simple as life can be you will discover the amazingness of the universe: the power of the universe and how you can connect with the universe by connecting with your deeper self, following your intuition. The nature surrounding us at Blue Osa will reveal the simplicity and the complexity of nature in the same sentence, allowing you to realize the continuously changing living Earth. Rooting yourself, connecting to your true self.
You will come to realize that the deepest reality is this moment, and we create the reality every moment. The intuition you have is real, inviting you to a new perspective. And more you acknowledge your intuition, the more accurate and stronger it gets.
Connecting with your true self, following intuition is the first step to personal growth, which is one thing we do have control over in this ever changing world. Personal growth is available for us all, despite our background, lifestyle or current circumstances. There is no limit of time, place or level of your personal growth. Infinity is the limit, and no on can ever take your personal and spiritual growth away from you.
Experience Awakening at Blue Osa
At Blue Osa, we offer the perfect setting for you to disconnect from the city and all the external distraction and reconnect with yourself. Quiet your mind every morning with morning silence. Chant along with morning prayer, practice your asanas in Blue Osa Shala with our skilled teachers. Reconnect with mother Earth and enjoy the nature, the rainforest, the wildlife and experience the power of the ocean.
Nature has therapeutic and curing effects, improving the concentration and boosting your mood. Except for your private room (which are also extensions of the wildlife and nature) you spend all your time outdoors in the fresh air at Blue Osa, giving you a sense of freedom and liberation. Spending all this time outdoors will improve your sleep and increase the vitamin D level in your body resulting in increased serotonin levels of hormones. Spending time outdoors releases stress. In addition, the increased time spent outdoors lowers the level of stress hormone cortisol, reducing the stress level, helping you to sleep better and lowers the risk for heart disease and increasing metabolism.
5 Ways to Observe your Intuition:
1. Acknowledge when your intuition is communicating with you
2. Check the accuracy of the message of your intuition
3. Assess the value over time,: what is my intuition bringing in?
4. Acknowledge the learnings of the day, be grateful for those lessons
5. Go to nature. Root yourself, calm your mind and breath. Center. Enjoy the nature. Observe the sensations, feelings, emotions and insights nature is telling you. Acknowledge those, and journal it down.
Discover your Intuition at Blue Osa
So take a break from the city life. Check out our upcoming retreats or book a private retreat at Blue Osa.
Yoga and meditation help you to be present with your own mind and push you to the path of self-discovery and aware of your intuition. Leave the city behind you and come to the wildness and beauty of Blue Osa to let go from busy daily routines, to breathe, to relax, to enjoy, to discover.
The primary purpose of Yoga is self-knowledge and self-discovery, as according to the Vedanta Philosophy, self-knowledge is the key to understanding to the relationship between the self and the total scope of reality. Discover Brahman.
Are you ready to discover the wildness of your intuition?
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About The Author
Inka means literally “The Child of Sun”. This radiant world traveler from Finland is in her thirties has explored in 55 countries and lived in USA, Latvia, and China. For the past decade, Inka has been working in the Global Mining Industry as Marketing Manager, promoting a sustainable technology solution for the world’s metal producers and process industries. While working in China, she truly discovered Yoga and completed her Yoga Teachers Training. Inka is on her amazing adventure through Americas for 3 months which of one-month volunteering in Blue Osa. Her Mantra is: “The Universe is my Home – my yoga mat my temple. We have one life – so live it well. Choose to be happy”. Follow her adventures and take a peek into her photographic memory in Instagram ituononen, #VirtaavaValonVoima.