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For people interested in learning more about intuition. For those interested in learning the basic principles of The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker.

For people interested in learning more about intuition. For those interested in learning the basic principles of The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker.

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    • INTUITION Human Being’s Most Underutilized Gift LISTENING TO YOUR INTUITION ENHANCING YOUR QUALITY OF LIFE by Kristal Raquel
    • WHAT IS INTUITION?
      • Every person has Intuition. Intuition is what has allowed us to survive as a species
      • by protecting us from danger.
      • Intuition is your ability to quickly collect, analyze and respond to information
      • from all available sources without the involvement of the conscious mind.
      • It constantly analyzes all the data provided by all your senses and compares it to
      • patterns stored in your unconscious memory. It searches for things that are
      • either unusual or recognized as potential threats and notifies your conscious
      • mind when it finds something demanding further investigation or action.
      • Intuition is how your subconscious mind communicates with your conscious
      • mind. It allows messages from various “psychic” or “extrasensory” messages to
      • be relayed to your conscious mind in a way that you can recognize them.
    • INTUITION IS ALWAYS RIGHT IN AT LEAST TWO WAYS
      • IT IS ALWAYS IN RESPONSE TO SOMETHING HAPPENING .
      • IT ALWAYS HAS YOUR BEST INTEREST AT HEART.
    • The Messengers of Intuition
      • Hunches – Unexplained feelings.
      • Women’s Intuition – General intuition, but women are less trained to ignore it than men.
      • Gut Feelings – The masculine, socially acceptable version of Women’s Intuition.
      • Heightened Awareness – When senses become acute for no obvious reason.
      • Nagging Feelings – When the same feeling keeps reoccurring with no apparent reason.
      • Persistent Thoughts - When the same thought keeps reoccurring with no apparent reason.
      • Suspicion – A warning sign that something isn’t as it appears to be.
      • Humor – Used to express suspicion, fear or other emotions in a “socially acceptable” manner.
      • Wonder / Wondering – A sense of amazement about something, triggered by it not making sense.
      • Anxiety – A body and mind stress reaction to a situation, whether the cause is obvious or not.
      • Curiosity – Similar to wonder, but where you seek out the reason. (Wonder just accepts it).
      • Surprise – A reaction to something previously unknown suddenly revealed.
      • Doubt – A mental hesitation because something does not feel right or make sense.
      • Hesitation – The body or mind’s desire not to do something it perceives as wrong or dangerous.
      • Apprehension – Hesitation combined with fear.
      • Fear – The body’s reaction to something that is expected to happen.
    • Example
      • You enter a convenience store to get a beverage. As you walk back towards the back of the store, you start feeling like something is wrong?
      • What do you do?
    • FORCED TEAMING
      • Creating a “team” with you when none actually exists to make you feel a bond
      • with them and create a sense of duty to help them. Causes feelings of “being
      • rude” if you deny or rebuff them. Most commonly identified by the use of the
      • word WE : “We’re in this together.” “It’s us against them.” “We’re always fighting
      • this stuff.”
      • The con artist will make you want to participate. Using the “We-are-in-the-same-boat-we-have-the-same-thing-in-common attitude.” (Nuh Unh!!!)
      • EXAMPLE: “ We ‘re on the same team” “Both of us” “For us”
      • Key Word Red Flags: ( WE ARE) & (US)
      • BEST DEFENSE : Make a clear refusal and do not accept mutual partnership with someone you do not know! No matter how charming or attractive they appear to be.
    • Example
      • You are waiting for the train and its raining out. A male approaches you and states:
      • “ Man, we sure picked a bad day to take the train, didn’t we?”
      • What do you do?
    • CHARM AND NICENESS
      • Charm is an ability, not a trait. The definition of charm is “To induce by using strong personal
      • attractiveness”. “To compel, and to control, by allure or attraction.”
      • Someone who is “charming” is someone who is actively manipulating through your response to
      • their attractiveness.
      • Unsolicited kindness has a discoverable motive.
      • Niceness is a decision, a strategy of social interaction. IT DOES NOT EQUAL GOODNESS! Most serial killers are quite nice and charming people. However, they are not good people .
      • The predator uses niceness as a disguise to mask emotion. A smile is a typical way to charm!
      • BEST DEFENSE : Reject unwanted approaches directly. This may be hard for women because we are socialized to be nice. Learn to Flip off the nice switch-sometimes it’s ok to be a bitch!
    • Example
      • You are in the grocery store and you see a male approach you. He smiles then states:
      • “ Hey! Why is an attractive woman like you shopping alone?”
      • How many of us have been approached at the mall, grocery store, pharmacy or gas station by men who offered unwarranted comments or compliments??
    • TOO MANY DETAILS
      • Someone telling a lie will usually include details that they would not have
      • included if they had been telling the truth.
      • Because it sounds like a lie to them (since it IS one) they add additional
      • supporting information to make it sound more believable to themselves.
      • When people tell the truth they do not feel doubted. Therefore, they do not feel compelled to give additional details to back up what they’ve said.
      • When people lie, their drive to manipulate and deceive forces them to keep at their attempts to convince you. I’ve come across some of the best liars and I’ve busted them all! ;-) (Check out one of my favorite sites www.truthaboutdeception.com )
      • BEST DEFENSE : Remain aware of the context in which details are offered. Learn to detect a lie when one is being told to you!
    • Example
      • You are opening the trunk of your car in a parking garage to remove a package. A male shows up and asks if you need help.
      • He tells you that he just moved in the area and just happened to be walking by as he was going to a friend’s apartment. Note: Too much info!!!
      • What do you do?
    • TYPECASTING
      • An attempt to make you change your behavior by making a slight insult as a challenge. If you
      • resist help from a stranger, for example, they might say “Some people just can’t accept help from
      • others,” or “You scared?”with the expectation that you will then attempt to prove that the label
      • they assigned to you is incorrect by doing the opposite. In this example, by accepting help you
      • prove that you’re not one of those people that they’ve attempted to label you as. The best way
      • to prevent falling for typecasting is to simply IGNORE IT!
      • EXAMPLE: “You’re afraid to talk to me because of my: (race, height, appearance, etc.)”
      • The predator will offer a slight insult, one that is easy to refute hoping for you respond. DO NOT PLAY THE GAME!!!
      • BEST DEFENSE : Act as if the words were not even spoken!
    • Example
      • After you tell the person that you do not need his help. He says to you: “ So because I am ____________ you don’t trust me?”
      • What do you do?
    • LOAN SHARKING
      • Offering unsolicited assistance or favors to create a sense of
      • indebtedness to them. The person will then use your sense of fairness or
      • obligation against you to “collect the debt.”
      • The con wants to be able to help you, which would place you in his debt making it hard for them to leave you alone.
      • EXAMPLE : Offers to help open your car door, offers to pump your gas, offers to carry your grocery or mall bags.
      • BEST DEFENSE : Refuse the assistance! You did not ask for his help! If you need assistance, seek out another person you know and trust!
    • Example
      • He continues to ask to help you with your packages.
      • What do you do?
    • THE UNSOLICITED PROMISE
      • Unsolicited promises are one of the most reliable signals of ill intent. Promises
      • attempt to convince you of something, while providing no guarantee. While a
      • guarantee offers some form of compensation if it is not upheld, a promise offers
      • nothing in return for your trust. It is used when a person has tried to convince you of
      • something, seen that it has not completely worked, and is trying a last-ditch effort to
      • make you accept it, because to not accept someone’s promise might be considered
      • rude . It is simply a manipulation technique, nothing more.
      • EXAMPLE: The person who wants to help you open your door states that he is safe and not a rapist or a thief etc. The person says he’s a good guy. Good guys ARE Good. They do not have to convince you by telling you that they are good!
      • BEST DEFENSE : Ask yourself- Why does this person need to convince me of anything? Why is this person even in my presence? A person with good intentions will never need to persuade you or convince you!
    • Example
      • The male continues to express his interest in “assisting” he tells you that he is not a stalker and will not do anything to you, he just wants to help.
      • What do you do?
    • DISCOUNTING THE WORD NO
      • Ignoring “NO” is a sign that someone is attempting to (1) take control of you or (2) refusing to
      • relinquish control that they already hold over you. If you say “No” and then “change your mind”
      • you have just given the other person control over the situation. Furthermore, you have just told
      • them that any future time you say “No” is open for discussion or can be ignored.
      • “ NO.” is a complete sentence that requires no explanation or validation!
      • In fact, if you say “NO”, you SHOULD NOT provide any reason or excuse why you are saying it.
      • Providing additional detail or explanation says to the other person “Here is a list of things you can
      • try to convince me are wrong to make me change my mind.”
      • F___ being “polite!” If you say NO and someone ignores it, they have been impolite first in not
      • respecting what you said. After that, you should be as “ rude” as necessary to get them to honor
      • your answer.
      • BEST DEFENSE : Get away from the person. If that is not an option raise your voice and say “ I SAID NO!!!” , loud enough so that everyone within a 1000 mile radius can hear you! I almost used this tactic in a local Sephora when a man, after I ignored him numerous times throughout the mall, decided to boldly follow me into the store. I happened to have exuded so much hostility that he eventually left me alone, apologized, walked out and I continued my shopping in peace.
    • Example
      • After saying NO! You do not need help. He continues to argue with you.
      • What do you do?
    • WRAP UP
      • The root of the word, intuition, means “to guard, to protect.”
      • Do not dismiss your gut feeling for a coincidence. It is, in fact, a cognitive process, faster than we recognize and very different from conscious thought. It is knowing without knowing why. Intuition discards the irrelevant and values the meaningful!
      • We deny our intuition because we are built to see what we want to see.
      • What gets in the way of intuition is judgment. With judgment comes the ability to disregard your intuition unless you can explain it logically.
      • Example: You hear a noise in the basement at night and conclude it must be the furnace. Person offers to carry your grocery’s to your car and though you are uncomfortable, you conclude they’re just being nice.
    • PRACTICE
      • MAKE A CLEAR AND DIRECT REFUSAL TO ACCEPT MUTUAL PARTNERSHIP WITH SOMEONE YOU DO NOT KNOW!
      • REBUFF UNWANTED APPROACHES DIRECTLY. DEPROGRAM YOUR SOCIALIZATION OF BEING NICE.
      • REMAIN AWARE OF THE CONTEXT IN WHICH DETAILS ARE OFFERED TO YOU. TOO MANY DETAILS FOR NO REASON SHOULD RAISE A RED FLAG.
      • ASK YOURSELF: WHY IS THIS PERSON TRYING TO CONVINCE ME THAT HE IS NOT A THREAT? WHY IS THIS PERSON TRYING TO CONVINCE ME THAT HE IS TRUSTWORTHY? WHY IS THIS PERSON EVEN IN MY PRESENCE? IF YOU HAVE TO QUESTION IN THE FIRST PLACE-THERE’S YOUR ANSWER!
      • REFUSE THE ASSISTANCE. YOU DID NOT ASK FOR THE GUY’S HELP. IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE SEEK OUT SOMEONE YOU KNOW AND TRUST.
      • NO MEANS NO! NO DOES NOT MEAN MAYBE!
      • TRUST YOUR INTUITION AND NEVER DOUBT IT. NEVER!
    • THE END
      • This information was adapted from the excellent material in: The Gift of Fear And Other
      • Survival Signals that Protect Us From Violence by Gavin De Becker.
      • This book is recommended reading for anyone who is interested in reading case histories of
      • people who ignored their intuition and paid the price. It also features cases of when people
      • trusted their intuition, despite what their “rational mind” was telling them and escaped
      • horrible situations.
      • I really hope you apply these concepts to your life. I know I will. Feel free to pass this along to those
      • who you feel will benefit. Respect. Peace. Love.
      • Kristal Raquel