Fun with Intuition: Sometimes Guessing Games are not Guessing Games

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Using your intuition can be fun. Here are a couple of games you can play.

Everyone knows, “I’m Thinking of a Number.” Here’s a way you can play it intuitively with one or more people. Kids like to play this game, too.

  • Each player takes a turn being “it.” The person who is “it” chooses a number, writes it on a piece of paper, and conceals it.
  • Choose a number in any given range (5-number, 10-number, 50-number, etc.); graduating from shorter ranges to longer ranges as the sensitivity of the players increases. The group agrees on an appropriate range.
  • Set a time limit for receiving impressions (5 minutes or so). Don’t allow a lot of time, because people tend to let their minds get in the way if they have too much time. The time limit is agreed upon by the group.
  • The player who is “it” mentally projects the chosen number to the receivers by visualizing it or saying it over and over in his mind for the duration of the time limit.
  • The receivers clear and center, focus in a relaxed manner, and open to receive impressions, such as pictures, words, or feelings.
  • As each player discerns the number, he writes it on a piece of paper.
  • When the time is up, everyone shows his number.
  • Each player takes a turn sharing his experience with the game, including the “it” player.
  • A variation: the “it” player writes his chosen number on a piece of paper and places the paper face-down in an energetically-neutral place, such as on a table. The receivers focus on the paper to discern the number written on it.

Intuitive Hide and Seek

  • Everybody gathers in a room where a small object will be hidden, and becomes familiarized with the room.
  • Each player takes a turn hiding the object in the room after the other players (the receivers) have left the room. Everyone knows what the object looks like.
  • When the object has been hidden, the receivers come back into the room.
  • The receivers find a comfortable place to sit, clear and center, and open to receive impressions. Again, the impressions could be pictures, feelings, or words. Some players may feel drawn to a certain part of the room.
  • There is a short time limit for this, which has been agreed upon by the group.
  • The player hiding the object mentally projects the location of the object to the receivers by holding a picture, words, or feelings in her mind.
  • When the time is up, the receivers follow their impressions to the object.
  • After each round, the players take turns sharing their experience with the game.
  • When the players become more advanced, the location of the object is not projected.
  • A variation: The object is hidden in another room. The receivers don’t know which room it is hidden in. If you are in someone else’s home, be sure to find out if any rooms are off limits.

Some Guidelines

Be sure to clear and center before every round of each game so your intuition will be as clear as possible.

Stay relaxed, it’s only a game.

You may find that some people will have primarily visual impressions, some primarily word impressions, and some primarily feeling impressions.

After you have gained some skill with receiving, you can choose a specific expression through which to receive your impressions. For example, after clearing, you can mentally say, “I want a picture,” I want a word,” or “I want a feeling.”

You can experiment by projecting to the other players only one expression per round, or by projecting a variety of expressions per round.


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