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Intuition-Based Decision-Making

The shift from values-based decision-making to intuition-based decision-making develops overtime as the centre of gravity of your consciousness shifts from your ego to your soul. Although intuition is present in all decision-making (it is the way you link a precept to a concept to assist meaning-making), it is not until you deepen the connection to your soul that it is fully activated. At this level of being, you are able to tap into the collective wisdom of other souls.

Intuition is one of the principal attributes of a self-transforming mind. You reach this level of consciousness after you have made progress on your internal cohesion, and you have become a self-actualized individual. Intuition allows you to access your own deeper intelligence, and the collective intelligence of a wider group.

The principal characteristics of intuition-based decision-making are as follows:

  • Awareness is expanded through a shift in your sense of identity/consciousness.
  • Judgment is suspended: no meaning-making takes place, either subconsciously or consciously.
  • The mind is empty: thoughts, beliefs and agendas are suspended.
  • The mind is free to make a deep dive into the mind-space of the collective unconscious, and emerge with a deep sense of knowing.
  • The thoughts that arise reflect wisdom and are in alignment with your most deeply held values.

In intuition-based decision-making there is no conscious or subconscious attempt at making meaning; and, there is no focus on the past or the future. You accept what is, without judgment. The intuitive decision arises out of your presence in the current moment.

Beliefs lead to decisions based on past experiences. Values lead us to decisions based on the positive feelings we want to experience now and in the future. When we are totally present to a situation without judgment, we create the conditions that allow our minds to tap into the collective mind-space, and our intuition informs us of what wants or needs to emerge. This is the basis of the U-Theory used for collective decision-making, described by Senge, Scharmer, Jaworski and Flowers in Presence: Human Purpose and the Field of the Future.

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Chapter 6: Understanding Decision-making (Intuition-based Decision-making)