What are they?
They are your souls way of communicating important information quickly to the body and mind.
They manifest through your mind to your body as natural reactions, movements and behaviour.
Efficient instincts are like super powers!
How do we use them?
By completely letting go!
The soul must be free to feel and play with them and this cannot happen in a body where the mind has control.
A dominant mind destroys instinctual connection.
The soul must be in charge of the experience for them to work effectively.
Are we even conscious of them?
The answer to this last question for the majority of us is no!
We have forgotten.
Through no fault of our own, the knowledge of how to feel and consciously connect with our instincts has been lost.
That on top of a society that has been built to bombard the senses means that in this modern day world, it is extremely difficult to remember the instinctual capabilities we possess.
Television, mobile phones, WiFi, phone masts and many other forms of electrical interference have destroyed our ability to consciously master our instincts and use them to not only exist…
This is very sad.
Ultimately though, the biggest crime is that the knowledge of what they are and how we use them has been suppressed.
Time for that to change!
I am here to teach you how to develop your instincts and reconnect with them on a conscious level.
Let’s start with 5 effective ways to train your instincts:
1). BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU
Martial arts in general provide a great platform for training the instincts but I particularly recommend Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. This is because unlike other martial arts, there is little striking involved. Most of us, unless conditioned otherwise, fear being hit. This fear causes us to constrict and forget about our instincts. In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, striking should be a part of the teaching process but the majority of it is grappling based. When sparring, you are faced with another mans chaos and it is your job to tame this chaos through a variety of techniques. As you progress with your training you will become calmer in the chaos and will then free your soul to consciously explore these techniques. You will begin to put your own movements together and express yourself in this war like game through instinctual connection with your body and mind. If you stay consistent and train from a place of consciousness, instinctual development is guaranteed!
If your body is always full of food it is impossible to fully connect with your instincts. This is because our instincts are most effective when we are running from our Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS). This is our energy system that is responsible for our fight or flight responses which are instinctual. When you are full of food you are operating from your Parasympathetic Nervous System (PSNS) which is responsible for recovery and regeneration. In this state you are relaxed and your instincts do not work as efficiently. In order to train your instincts, try intermittent fasting. This involves roughly a 16-20 hour period of under-eating followed by a 4-8 hour period of over-eating. The long under-eating phase will help you to develop your SNS and consequently your instinctual responses.