Intuitive problem solving

Our innate intuition can be used for solving intractable problems. Relax, Simply ask your Superconscious a question and believe you’ll be given the right answer. You’ll know, because you’ll feel it throughout your body.

The best questions are those which presuppose a favourable outcome, such as:

  • What’s the best solution to this problem?
  • What can I do next?
  • What can I learn from this?
  • What else can I do that I haven’t already thought of?

The answer may come at any time or when you least expect, in a dream, a chance remark, or when chilled out. Be sure to act on it. If you don’t like the answer and ignore it, you’ll only make the problem worse!

Sleep on it

There’s plenty of evidence that the sleeping mind solves problems more efficiently than the waking mind. For example:

  • Most of Richard Wagner’s opera ‘Tristan and Isolde’ was dreamed, as was the second half of Richard Bach’s best-seller, ‘Jonathan Livingstone Seagull’ (the first part had been gathering dust on his shelf for eight years).
  • Elias Howe was given the means of perfecting the sewing machine in a dream.
  • Alfred Russel Wallace, a nineteenth century naturalist was in bed with a fever when he dreamed a theory of natural selection. He wrote to Charles Darwin, who borrowed the idea and published ‘The Origin of Species’ soon after.
  • Paul McCartney claims that the song ‘Yesterday’ came to him in a dream.

You can use this for your benefit. If you are grappling with a problem, write it down and read it through just before you go to sleep. Ask your Superconscious to work on it for you during the night. Keep a pen and pad at your bedside and. If an idea comes, write it down immediately. Many good ideas are lost if they are not recorded straight away.

Try it out

Geniuses stand out not just because they have brilliant ideas, but because they do something with them. Have you ever had a good idea and done nothing about it, only to discover subsequently that someone else thought of it too and made it a success? They trusted their inner guidance and acted on it – you didn’t!

Genius, as Albert Einstein said, is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. The composer Johannes Brahms concurred. ‘I wish to impress on you that my compositions are not the fruits of inspiration alone,’ he said, ‘but also severe, painstaking toil.’ Many outstanding ideas come to nothing because they are not acted upon.

 

©David Lawrence Preston, 12.12.2016

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