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In this episode, Joel and Antonia talk about the stages of an intuitive awakening and call for you to share the stages of your awakening story.

In this podcast you’ll find:

  • Intuitive Awakening program
  • Intuitive Awakening Community
  • Sensors can have an intuitive awakening.
  • Everyone has intuition somewhere in their cognitive function stack.
  • We foresee a wave of Intuition much like the recent introvert wave.
  • The intuitive awakening is going to happen on a societal level, but it also occurs on a personal level.
  • What stages of an intuitive awakening have you experienced?
  • 25% of the population in intuitive – 75% is Sensor.
  • The world is set up for the majority of the population – Sensors.
  • It’s like being left hand dominant in a right-hand dominant world.
  • Intuitives are always going to feel kind of alien.
  • Intuition may show up as intelligence or awareness.
  • You may feel more aware and intelligent than everyone else at times.
  • Other times, you may feel utterly inept with things other people do with ease.
  • You think different. You see things others don’t understand.
  • The first level of the intuitive awakening is Pre-awareness.
  • This is where someone knows on some level that they are different.
  • a lot of people live their entire lives in this pre-awareness level.
  • Some intuitive blending may occur at this level.
  • Intuitive Blending: The tendency to ignore your intuitive abilities and try to blend in with others.
  • Ignoring the pattern recognition or doubting it because other people don’t mirror it back.
  • SPs in the pre-awareness phase call themselves Instinctive.
  • SJs in the pre-awareness phase define themselves as Creative.
  • For some intuitives, the pre-awareness phase can come with some bitter narrative because of the feeling of isolation and alienation.
  • Once someone awakens to the concept of intuitive vs sensation, most intuitives see it as a game changer.
  • It explains why they have always felt different.
  • The iNtuitive/Sensor dichotomy is powerful.
  • Like the Introvert/Extravert dichotomy.
  • Once people realize why they feel different, they tend to blame the other side.
  • Introverts blame extraverts for making them feel flawed.
  • Intuitives blame sensors for the same thing.
  • Once we go from pre-awareness to actual awareness, it is the intuitive awakening.
  • A lot of people get stuck here, too.
  • “I’ve been oppressed my whole life!”
  • Not all Extraverts are sociopaths.
  • It is hard when someone is in pain not to project intent.
  • Most things are not a people problem; it is a system problem.
  • Gregory Bateson “When we don’t see systems, we break them.”
  • Once someone becomes aware that their mind is wired differently, it is easy to go from bitterness to superiority.
  • Superiority gives us an emotionally satisfying hit.
  • This level of awakening is merely awareness. Not a lot of effort involved.
  • Another part of this stage is the awareness that there are others out there like you.
  • The next phase is to move into skill development with your intuition.
  • There are two flavors of intuition – Extraverted and Introverted Intuition
  • Skill development puts practical discipline with your intuition.
  • It’s not about raw talent.
  • The second level is about the raw talent. That is why there is bitterness.
  • Data, Information, Knowledge, Wisdom
    • Data = Pre-awareness —> Unconscious Incompetence
    • Information = Intuitive Awakening —> Conscious Incompetence
    • Knowledge = Applied information —> Conscious Competence
  • Information has limitations.
  • Having info at first feels like a game changer, then it doesn’t.
  • Once we pass the relief phase, information stops doing anything for us.
  • Info doesn’t move the needle on happiness or improving a person’s life, especially if there is bitterness.
  • Just because you are intuitive doesn’t mean your intuition is always right.
  • Push it to its limitations. Allow it to fail, then calibrate. Push again.
  • It isn’t just a god given right; it’s a muscle that requires exercise.
  • You know in which context your intuition does the best.
  • Developing judging processes compliment our intuition.
  • Intuition is limited without those judging processes.
  • Self-esteem develops in this third level of skill building.
  • The final stage of the Intuitive Awakening – Intuitive Integration.
  • Wisdom = Intuitive Integration —> Unconscious Competence.
  • After the skill development, we integrate intuition in our entire persona.
  • The ebb and flow in a world that isn’t designed for you.
  • The world is getting more complex.
  • Our honed and skilled pattern recognition will help the world become a better place.
  • Wisdom knows when to use knowledge.
  • Sometimes your intuition isn’t the right tool for the job.
  • You can tell somebody has integrated their intuition when the world around them is accommodating to them.
  • You stop seeing the world as a Sensor world tailored only to Sensors.
  • You create an intuitive world around you.
  • There are plenty of opportunities to craft the life that is right for you.
  • Stop apologizing for yourself and seeing yourself at the receiving end of other people’s behavior.
  • Start seeing yourself as a creator of your reality.
  • Recognize what in your life needs to change to accommodate your intuition and what doesn’t need to change.
  • In integration, we loop back to pre-awareness and stop seeing the distinctions in the world.
  • We integrate all the aspects of life and realize that all of us have some level of intuition and sensing.
  • Sensors may start out denigrating intuitives or wish they were intuitive.
  • “Don’t think I’m not smart just because I’m a Sensor.”
  • There can be some pain in the pre-awareness phase for Sensors, too.
  • Their awakening is that they have a form of intuition themselves.
  • Skill development can come with visiting their intuitive process and exploring the tension between it and the Sensing function.
  • Make space for the intuitives in your life to shine.
  • Sensors can also use intuition as part of their aspiration.
  • They are going to get messages from the intuitive part of them.
  • ESFP Profiler Training student teaches language.
  • Introverted Intuition is usually really good at understanding the abstraction of language.
  • The ESFP integrated her intuitive part by teaching language in a more interesting, physical way.
  • Spanish Lessons with Emily
  • In pre-awareness, sensors may either reject their intuition or overvalue it.
  • In integration, a Sensor can calibrate their intuition and know when to listen and when to reject.
  • If you are a Sensor that feels you have gone thru an intuitive awakening, please tell us your story.
  • Is there a phase we missed in our discussion about the intuitive awakening?
  • Share your story.

In this episode, Joel and Antonia talk about the stages of an intuitive awakening and call for you to share the stages of your awakening story. #podcast #intuitiveawakening #intuition

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  • Jeff Klassen
    • Jeff Klassen
    • May 25, 2019 at 10:54 pm

    I appreciate the public – private dichotomy that you have developed. Lately, I have learned to speak my voice or ‘perspective’ into a situation privately. I record a brief message to myself, and come back to it later. In this way I can find a place to reflect, but also participate in public.

  • Jeff Klassen
    • Jeff Klassen
    • May 25, 2019 at 7:48 am

    I appreciate what is going on here. I am an INFJ. I feel I have progressed from preawareness to awareness and beyond. One phrase that has been used to described me more than once, is I tend to advance socially ‘under the radar’.I have learned to create an ‘appropriate’ intuitive space for myself. One of the key aspects of this process is to not be afraid of disagreement. This process is honed in on time after time in my mind.

  • Di
    • Di
    • March 27, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    This was totally different to my own experience. I am a sensor girl that was raised by an intuitive father, he sparked my curiosity to read and learn. I did very well in school because of my memory but I always felt that I wasn’t that smart, I just was a human memory card. I was always inclined towards science (which is an intuitive’s world) I eventually did a career in biomedical science and for many years I felt I was not bright enough, I did survive and actually did well but I was so scared of me not being “as smart” as my colleagues that seem to have ideas and be so creative. Years later, in my late 30s I had a boss that really challenged me, I also started to feel a urge about reading philosophy and questioning so many things. I started to realize that I did have the potential to have ideas and ask good questions. It’s not natural for me but I see I have some potential. I have come to accept I am not and won’t ever be as my brilliant colleagues but I have other gifts to offer. It’s hard being a sensor that grew up thinking it was an intuitive, being rejected by sensors (since playing an intuitive role made them confused) and intuitives for not being at their level.

  • Cody
    • Cody
    • February 12, 2019 at 8:32 am

    I’m not sure what my type is but i will share my experience i had. When i was very litte i wanted to be a christian, mainly because of the good feelings i experienced with a group of christians at a christmas parry. My parents told me the next day i was not allowed to have a religion until i was older and could think more for myself. In middle school age 12 a girl approached me and told me about wicca and i got really thrilled. It was a way to fight back against all the harm that was being done (mainly to me. I was bullied to an extream growing up) but it gave me a power to control my life. Later during high school i would have semi out of body experiences where i would speak to people without knowing i was or what i was talking about as if someone was speaking through me. I also saw certain people as special. I was seeing colors and light surround people in specific moments and didnt understand what it meant. I tried to keep these people close by as i thought they were special. When i found out about mbti i tested as an ENFP and saw somewhere that the INFJ is the ideal match. Low and behold when i looked at the INFJ page i had a similar experience where the page sort of glowed in front of me. I became very obsessed with the idea of INFJ and being an INFJ. Through my journey since then i have related to INFJ a lot and believed i was one and somtimes still do. Perspectives sounds like a very interesting process but im not sure i use it. I am a litte confused at this point and would love some help on the subject. These experiences i’ve had mean that im different because i’ve never met another soul who “sees” how i do. Does this mean im INFJ or somethjng else. Always wanted to know why certain people glow to me and why the INFJ description glowed as well. Is this my intuition giving me direction? All speculation. All i know is the experience i have had has happened. Beyond that im not sure. Today i am far less bullied and through a combination of spiritual projection i have been able tk shape decent thjngs in my life. I can write stories about fictional characters only to manifest them into my life. I know all this sounds silly and unreal. And i havent heard anything in the podcasts that talks about my specific intuitive experience. How does it fit in? Maybe someone can reply and let me know what is going on or what type they thjnk i am. Sometimes all the information is confusing and i can’t relate enough to think i am any of the types. Also! Cheers! Im loving the podcasts and FULLY agree that our society could use more intuition.

  • Anne Hawley
    • Anne Hawley
    • May 11, 2018 at 12:12 am

    Patricia, I don’t see any way to contact you directly (nor would I want to intrude) but I would like to figuratively shake your hand and say “Hail, fellow senior INTJ lady!” I enjoyed reading your story and knowing there’s someone out there whose path has been so similar to mine.

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