Anything man can conceive and believe he will achieve – Og Mandino
Think of a table. Did you come up with the whole image as a table or did you imagine all its parts individually? It is obvious that you have thought of the whole table together as an item.
As I asked, you may have parted out the table and then imagined its individual parts. Still, the first image that comes to your mind is the whole table. So, mostly the table you thought was a visual image.
What is an intuitive reading? An intuitive reading is the ability to understand the whole story or intent before you actually get through the last page of the book or context.
There is a difference between intuitive reading and intuitive mind reading. Intuitive mind reading is a psychic intuition to read minds, fortune telling, tarot card reading and more. Whereas intuitive reading is to get the intent before completing the whole context.
Suppose you are reading a book of 20 pages. When you are halfway to the end, you could figure out the intent of the whole context.
You develop a general understanding through assumption before you actually get through the end of the book. Your mind will fill in the details intuitively(self-ability to understand).
It is like you are pointing out your fingers in a direction and say, “it’s over there”. You don’t have to extend your fingers all across the way, the mind fills up with the line and knows the purpose.
5 Steps to Learn Intuitive Reading
The five essential steps below will help you to learn intuitive reading.
1. Ability to Assume:
In the course of engaging our intuitive sense, you will need to take the maximum advantage of your ability “to assume”.
Many of us have been taught that we may go wrong if we assume. But, in the process of reading, the assumption is the creative energy that develops intuition, which fills the gap between imagination and understanding.
We achieve the ability to assume by reading. Sometimes, our reading experience is filled with anxiety when we are forced to read out loud. We may be criticized and corrected by the public.
That may look stupid when we are tested according to someone else’s interpretations. This made finding ways to escape reading, finding other pursuits and interests to exclude reading. We lost natural intuitive reading.
So, reading out loud checks the word we read. It takes the most out of our intuition and into our linear verbal sense.
We achieve the ability to assume by reading and read out loud.
Intuition comes from the heart. And emotions are the gateway to intuition. While intellectual and doubting come from the mind.
When we read a context, we think about and analyze instead of feeling. We miss opportunities for real experience and expressions of true connection and relationship. It weakens our intuition.
Regardless of what you may think, emotions are the key. When you release your shame and guilt, your intuition comes from within you. Then all you have to do is to trust yourself.
Connect yourself with the context to generate emotions and reactions as the result.
3. Intuit the Story:
Remember, when you were at school, phonics was used to be the reading methodology. In fact, today it is still the most popular method.
Although, it being good and popular, phonics is a process of transliteration that diminishes our intuitive reading ability.
While assuming and intuiting the story correctly, we learn to speed read at a very young age with encouragement. It helps to make the judgment of right or wrong that makes us believe when we read.
As a culture, the learning institutions must inculcate with the very fundamental process of reading to develop intuition.
4. Holistic Thinking:
Holistic thinking is the idea we get as a whole, its purpose, value, functions.
We learned that words must be read serially, one-after-another so they can be heard and understood by the teacher. This bias toward serial thinking and away from holistic thinking is obvious in most scholastic pursuits.
Intuitively connecting with the context by opening up to your native holistic nature will allow your detail-filling mind to do what it does best – assume.
When it comes to reading, however, the attention to detail and order can become a hindrance to the smooth translation of ideas from one person to another.
Holistic thinking is essential for intuitive reading
5. Trust in Yourself:
The over-protective posture invites more opportunities to feel unsafe so we can further engage our over-protective postures. It’s a cycle of anxiety-insecurity-safety-hyper-vigilance.
Watching always that we stay safe means that our ability to stretch and grow diminishes with time. Because we feel afraid we may make a mistake, we
tend to close down opportunities because we believe they are unsafe.
Further, we seek fewer opportunities for growth and development because they seem to offer some degree of risk.
As we release our grip on safety and step into some degree of perceived risk, we must open our trust. It is this trust in ourselves that develop true
character and the ability to do the miraculous.
When you no longer worry about whether you have it right or not, you may graduate into a larger dimension that includes intuitive reading.
If you trust yourself, you no longer worry to think about a subject as a whole.
Some people are called “daydreamer” for believing or practicing intuitive processes.
It’s ridiculous to assume that because the school board or teacher understands a passage of material one way, that everyone who reads it thereafter must understand it the same way.
Our world is too full of ambiguity to say that any two people must understand anything the same way.