As we step onto the Spiritual path we naturally begin to develop our intuitive faculties which is a two-step process: first we develop instinctual intuition and then mental intuition.

1) Instinctual intuition involves the solar plexus (i.e.: a parent sensing that his/her child is in danger or vice versa)
2) Mental intuition (intuitive mind) involves the higher planes (i.e.: getting clear impressions from the Higher Self and Monad)

Instinctual intuition is more related to the emotional aspect of self whereas the higher aspect of intuition, the intuitive mind, is more related to the mental aspect of self.

As we develop our intuitive mind, we begin to pierce into higher dimensions of reality, and as we do that, we are put in touch with a higher sense of knowingness and realization. And it is this higher sense of knowingness that makes the unseen real to us, that makes the truth of God and the Angels and Ascended Masters an unshakable reality for us, and that in the end allows us to “believe without seeing,” as the Master Jesus would say.

The Integrated Ascended Master makes a very conscious effort to develop his intuition and higher senses, because he realizes that the development of higher senses is the key to help us grow conscious of the subtler dimensions of reality.

Author's Bio: 

Dr Joshua David Stone was one of the most influential Spiritual teachers, leaders and forerunners of our time. He had a Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology and was a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Counselor in California, USA.
He served as Official Spokesperson for the Planetary Ascension Movement and made his mark in the Consciousness Community as a prolific writer, authoring the 15-volume Easy to Read Encyclopedia of the Spiritual Path, published in several languages, as well as eight major Ascended Master Training Courses and several comprehensive Training Programs ranging from channeling, the psychology of astrology, the Book of Life of God, to his legendary 2,000 page Counseling Manual, and much, much more.
Today, the I AM University is the one and only Integrated Ascended Master Training Facility in this world. It stands firmly on the foundation of a comprehensive and ever-expanding curriculum which Dr Stone dedicated his life creating.
In 2005, Dr Joshua David Stone passed over to the Spirit world where he continues to Spiritually support the expansion of the I AM University the continuation of which he entrusted into the hands of Gloria Excelsias, his long-term personal assistant and protégé.
Dr Stone is one of the most widely read authors in the New Age Movement and known as the world’s most trusted source for integrated Spiritual development.

Gloria Excelsias is the President of the I AM University, an educational institution with focus on Spiritual and psychological development that was founded by the late Dr Joshua David Stone in 2004 and handed over to her care and leadership in 2005, at Dr Stone’s passing. As Dr Stone’s personal assistant, close friend and protégé, she received ongoing personal training in applied transpersonal psychology and integrated ascension which would prepare her consciousness for her later service work as the University’s President. Having moved the I AM University from California to Salzburg, Austria, her native country, she is now passionately dedicated to running and evolving the I AM University as an inspired writer and speaker, placing thematic priority on Spiritual psychology, the re-integration and updating of ancient occult teachings and the overall unfoldment of human consciousness.

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