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INTUITION (Reflective) Based Decision Making

Once your consciousness has switched from your ego to your soul, you gradually begin to make decisions based on your intuition rather than your principles. Your connection to your soul becomes stronger as you develop your intuition. One of the characteristics of a self-transforming mind is this. After achieving self-actualization and completing our own internal cohesiveness, we attain this degree of consciousness. We can access both our own inner wisdom and the collective intelligence of a larger group through intuition.

  1. Making meaning either consciously or subconsciously or focusing on the past or future is not a part of intuition-based decision-making.

  2. You refrain from passing judgement on what is.

  3. Your presence in the present moment causes the intuitive decision to emerge. Based on prior experiences, beliefs influence decisions.

  4. Our decisions are guided by our values, which reflect the satisfying emotions we hope to feel both now and in the future.

  5. 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.

Principle Characteristics of intuition are:

  • Awareness is expanded through a shift in our 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.

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 2.


Our ability to receive soul-based promptings into our minds is known as inspiration. Inspiration is almost always very direct and personal.

It is about what you need to do.

It is a persistent thought that will not go away or it is the next step you have to take in a soul-centered activity.

It will keep prompting you to take action until you do something about it.

The purpose of inspiration is to support you in fulfilling your soul purpose.

Inspiration and intuition are not the same. Intuition is non-directive. An intuitive idea or insight is one that ap Intuition can best be described as a “eureka” moment, whereas inspiration is best described as guidance for staying in a state of “flow.” pears to come at a precise time out of thin air and solves a problem.

There will eventually be emotional repercussions when you repeatedly have a soul-driven persistent idea about an action or direction you ought to take but you ignore it. These repercussions typically take the shape of melancholy, depression or a feeling of suppression.

Characteristics of inspiration

  • The thought appears to arise from nowhere.

  • It is persistent.

  • It is linked to actions you need to take.

  • There are consequences for not following your inspiration.


Each method of decision-making is inherently designed to help us handle the escalating complexity of the environment and improve our capacity to act. Our mode of operation changes as we progress through these six phases of decision-making and the Seven Levels of Consciousness®, from a socialised mind (young child to adult) to a self-authoring mind (adult to mature adult), and finally to a self-transforming mind (soul-infused adult to elder).

Information from

Richard Barretts 6 Modes of Decision Making

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