Learn how to TUNE-IN intuitively to the truth that sets us free
Are you aware of the fact, that attention determines what we are tuned into?
Our nervous system responds to everything our attention is on. This determines the way our body and mind feels.
You might be familiar with how this works when using one of your 5 senses, but what if I told you that tuning in goes much further than the five physical senses.
If I paint something on a canvas, I might focus so much on the objects that I’ve painted, that I forget about the canvas.
We use our intuition every day, mostly unconsciously, to tune in to the objects of awareness. We miss awareness—which is like the canvas for the painting.
Tune in to the true self
Instead of using intuition to tune into objects, I recommend learning to tune into the self. This can be tricky though, because the mind will likely try to direct your attention to yet another object, which it might again label as the “self”.
In fact, the very searching for the Self, indicates that you are looking for the self as an object in awareness, and have not yet understood that you are not an object and cannot be found as one.
Objects include thoughts, feelings, people, places, colours, sounds, sensory experiences, in summary, anything you can be aware of is an object—of your experience. Anything you can be aware of is an object of awareness.
We make the mistake of thinking and believing that what we are, is a separate object. All the while, we are pure awareness. All objects arise in awareness—from awareness and as awareness. The painting needs the canvas, the canvas does not need the painting.
Intuition can be a helpful ally, a skill used to explore the subtle seeing that is required to discern subject from object.
Because the mind is an object of and in awareness—it is impossible to use the mind to locate the self.
It’s like asking the words on a computer screen to tell you who you are. Asking your thoughts to tell you about you as awareness, is futile and frustrating.
Here are some of the key teachings that I offer my students with regards to developing their intuition for non-dual enlightenment.
#1 Turning our attention inwards
It can be helpful to begin by turning our attention away from the objects of the seemingly external world, of people and places and things, towards the apparent internal world, of feelings thoughts and the sense of “I”.
It is habit and interest that keeps attention fixed on apparently external objects.
Also, ignorance plays a role, many simply don’t know that there is more than objects. So because attention is fixed on apparently external objects, we tune-in intuitively, almost exclusively to objects—until we don’t.
#2 The Universe as a knowledge library
Think of the Universe as a knowledge library.
All objects are like songs, playing their knowledge to the universe.
This knowledge is not written in a human language. It is translated by the surface mind into human language.
This ‘knowledge’ is the very fabric of the object itself. You could say that all objects are made of knowledge—and are only knowledge.
When we focus attention on an object, we have access to the object which is a form of knowledge. We have access to its physical surface knowledge, which we see hear touch and taste. And whether we know it consciously or not, we have access to subtle knowledge, intuitive knowledge, the knowledge of the beingness of the object.
When we are tuned in intuitively, the song of the object plays inside of our nervous system—body and mind.
This is how we can feel what others are feeling—regardless of where they are or when they are.
Intuition proves to anyone willing to experiment, that what we are is unlimited. Intuition proves that there’s something inside of us that can reach beyond the boundaries and barriers of the physical body.
It’s difficult to sustain the false belief of being a separate self, when you’ve proven to yourself that you can tune in intuitively to anything—anywhere—regardless of space and time.
I’ve spent most of my life testing my intuition, pushing its limits. So I know that it’s possible to tune in to anything, anywhere, anytime and gather accurate knowledge.
Because of this validation, I came to realize that the reason that this is made possible, is because what I am and what you are, is not separate—not limited. The non-dual self is unlimited.
Sensations in my left hand, cannot be known to my right hand. They can only both be known to me because both hands are songs of knowledge in me.
You can place attention on a tree and know the song of the tree. But most people are tuned in to their minds and miss the tree.
#3 Attention and Intention are functions in awareness
Attention is a function that arises in awareness. Its job is to focus on the knowledge of objects so that we can harvest this knowledge.
- Intention (not desire), is a function that arises in awareness, it is the shepherd of attention, the conductor. It guides attention to the objects that we are interested in.
- Intention is silent. It is like a quiet decision. It is not limited to the physical barriers that the body and the mind are subject to you.
- Attention is silent. Guided by silent intention it can tune-in to any object, regardless of the barriers of space and time. Attention is not limited to the physical limitations of the body and personalized mind.
This can be tested and validated in ordinary experience. Therefore intention and attention belong to something that is unlimited.
Attention and Intention are still subtle objects in awareness because you as awareness are aware of them.
#4 Most people don’t know that they are tuning in
Most are not aware of attention and intention, most are not aware that they are tuning in to the object of awareness—harvesting knowledge.
To become conscious, we must develop intuition in a particular way, so that we can directly access the truth of the non-dual unlimited self.
You must be something unlimited if you are capable of accessing knowledge that is beyond the limitations of your physical body and mind. If you were truly separate—locked into the limited body and mind—it would be impossible to access information outside of your physical boundaries.
But every day, people intuit things that are beyond their physical boundaries. They feel and sense much more than what their 5 senses can access.
#5 How to use your intuition to access the non-dual true self
Once you’re able to use your intuition, to guide your attention with intention, to consciously tune in to the knowledge of objects—you can now use your intuition to help you to find and explore the ground of your being. To do this it is necessary to rest attention in its source—which is you as pure awareness.
- Attention rises in awareness to tune-in to the objects of awareness. Awareness uses attention and intention to know the world.
- Awareness uses attention and intention to eat of the fruit of the tree of knowledge, to partake of the physical universe.
After their journey of eating of the tree of knowledge, eating the objects of apparent duality, attention and intention are called home.
Now, instead of the mind-body only tuning into the songs of objects, mind-body can tune into the song of the non-dual self.
When the song of the non-dual self, plays through the nervous system, it is a song of Peace Love and Joy. Of Sat-Chit-Ananda. A Sanskrit phrase for the non-dual self.
In this way, intuition can be used to find the true self, to realize ones non-dual reality, embody this in the nervous system—to live this.
I’m aware that this work can feel complex and even confusing at first. If this interests you, then please be patient with your mind, work with one idea at a time, tune-in to it, experiment with it.
I am forever grateful that life gave me clear intuitive skills and a highly discerning mind. Intuitive skills revealed that there was indeed more to life than what met the eye. A discerning mind pushed, tested and drove my intense hunger to find the truth.
Like the river finding the ocean, intuition led me home. I’m very happy to assist others who seek the same.