The Magic of Intuition Is Not Magic

Have you ever wondered how it is that when you think of your friend on the other side of the world, seconds later they call or text? Or how a mother can sense her child is in distress when the child is at another location? When something like this occurs, there are three possibilities at play, the first being intuition.

According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, intuition is defined as, “The power or faculty of attaining direct knowledge or cognition without evident rational thought and inference.” Another way to think of it is that this direct knowledge is essentially a download of information from the unified field into our brain. It occurs when we stop thinking and analyzing and we go into trance. It’s almost as if our brain pauses, and that pause in the chatter allows other types of information to enter our nervous system. The challenge most of us face is what to do with the information when we receive it. Often we tend to analyze it and not trust its authenticity, but mothers and people who are open and can connect easily tend to trust it more. We all have access to this type of information—some are just more skilled at receiving it than others.

Another possibility is that people with strong emotional bonds are connected by an invisible field of information that allows them to relate in a non-local way. As an example, if you think of a radio, you tune the circuitry to make it resonate with the frequency you want to receive. In the biological system, it’s our nervous system that acts as a receiver to connect to information beyond our senses. Our emotions—which are energy in motion—are the carrier waves of that specific information. Since all of matter is emitting information, and our bodies are made of matter, it should be no surprise that we are constantly emitting different frequencies, which carry information the same way that radio waves carry a message. So when strong emotional bonds connect people who are in a relationship, it’s possible that they are bound by their emotions, and thus their energy, because they are vibrating and resonating at the same frequency. Thus, our brain synchronizes with the person with whom we have a strong emotional bond.

Finally, there is heart-centered energy. Studies have shown that when you are operating out of a creative, elevated state such as love, gratitude, compassion, and so on, as you radiate those feelings around you, it causes the field around your body to expand. As this field expands, it can affect another person’s brain and body—and their health. For example, in a study in one of our advanced workshops, we gathered 50 participants to sit in the front of the room and we placed heart rate monitors on their chests.

Next, seven hundred students sitting behind them in a meditation began to practice opening their hearts and feeling elevated emotions like gratitude, joy, freedom, love, care, kindness, and appreciation. Once they could sustain that state, we then instructed them to radiate that energy beyond their bodies into the room. Since all frequency carries information, we asked the senders of the energy to place the intent of that energy for the greatest good of all of the students wearing the heart rate monitors. At the exact same time, on the exact same day, during the exact same meditation, more than 50% of those students in the front of the room all went into heart coherence, indicating that the intent of the senders was influencing the autonomic nervous systems of the students receiving that intent. If you’re connecting with someone because you have your attention on them, and if where you place your attention is where you place your energy, then you are placing a lot of your attention on them. This bounds you by an invisible field of energy that allows you to tune into that person’s frequency, and because all frequency carries information, you experience a download of information.

While science does not yet completely understand how intuition works, more and more studies are being developed to help us not only understand how it works, but how to measure it. But we do know it’s not magic. There has to be a mechanism that allows information from the unified field to be translated into our biology. We just have to get better at it.



  1. Tyler March 20, 2017 at 4:20 pm - Reply

    Love this article. Intuition can be so hard to perceive sometimes. Like a little tape on the heart by a greater good and sounder knowledge. So glad for the science and measurements being done to understand this distinct wisdom we all possess. I think this is some of the best advice and medicine we can all take part in learning and creating within ourselves.
    Thank you for the great read!

  2. Tony March 20, 2017 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    It’d be interesting to see what the percentage would be if the ones wearing the heart rate monitors didn’t know-how was going on to remove the expectancy/placebo effect. Awesome study

  3. Elena March 20, 2017 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    Thank you for the great article. I like everything relates to intuition. There are quite a few phenomenons which science still can not explain or measures but they exist. I, as a psychologist, know this at first hand. An invisible field of Nonphysical Energy just blasts minds of many scientists.

  4. Mervyn March 21, 2017 at 4:45 am - Reply

    It is Real, exemplified in my Life through many Ways. A Wonderful Article Dr Joe. Thank You.

  5. Lindsay March 21, 2017 at 9:18 am - Reply

    I love this article! Science is helping us to create what some may call magic wow!

  6. Therese Bushen March 21, 2017 at 11:27 pm - Reply

    Even though it’s not magic, it still kinda is magic! 🙂

  7. Terri March 24, 2017 at 9:39 pm - Reply

    The science behind intuition is interesting. Isn’t it safe to say that ultimately nothing is magic and yet, paradoxically, everything is magic?

  8. M March 25, 2017 at 10:03 am - Reply

    Just after seeing the amazing Icelandic film “Inn Saei: The Power of Intuition” I found this article. So perfect is that synchronicity!

  9. Melissa March 25, 2017 at 12:06 pm - Reply

    It can be difficult to tell the difference between a feeling that comes from a past experience (eg, having a bad feeling or not trusting someone because they remind you of a person you had a bad experience with) or a real gut instinct that comes from receiving information from the field. I love the radio analogy, you could compare intuition to the Internet too! Its now understood that trees communicate through the network of fungi in the ground. With what we know about the human microbiome now, could it be that the bacteria in our gut actually help us to communicate through their network since they are everywhere! Very interesting subject.

  10. DJ March 25, 2017 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    I am fascinated by the unified field and the energy we all have access to. Great article and thank you so much for your work!

  11. Kirsten Hodgins March 25, 2017 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    As a psychic medium, we do not have to have strong loving bonds to receive intuitive information for others. I read for strangers. We don’t have to always feel emotions of joy or love to tune into hearing the wisdom in the ethers. It’s always flowing to us and within us. We are not separate from people, places, animals or anything for that matter. The flow of energy vibrations are One with us all. I see it and follow its flow as it exchanges between two people as they are engaged in conversation. I see how Divine beings work through our bodies and my clients as they communicate telepathically with us sharing their guidance and healing wisdom. Intuitive abilities are more about shedding these doubts, beliefs around your abilities, veiling fears and mental programming as to how you view yourself and letting go of the self imposed limitations. For those who are more aware of their spiritual nature, awaken to experience intuition more and more and learn it’s a part of them and to trust it. Biggest factor is seeing yourself as connected and knowing your own spiritual essence beyond the physical because the more you train your brain to remain conscious, the less likely you feel separate and you will open up your awareness to a world we are all connected intuitively and you discover your true essence. It’s our birthright. Blessings 💕

    • Barrie Sands May 7, 2017 at 6:04 pm - Reply

      Hi Kirsten,
      Love your insight. You say as a physic you don’t always have to feel emotions of joy and love to tune into the wisdom of the ethers, it just flows. Have you considered that the wisdom of those ethers flow because you ARE love and joy.? And when we are intuitively connected to our true essence we have essentially become our true essence.

  12. Missy Conley March 25, 2017 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    Intuition plays the role in every decision we make. It is our guidance. It is the link between our thoughts creating our reality. If we are more trusting of our intuitive guidance and we are sitting in gratitude and love we can create amazing opportunities for ourselves. We see opportunities that were never there before. I personally believe that we affect matter with our thinking. That reality shifts according to the frequency we are putting out! We can let things come naturally, but we can also use this ability intentionally. This is why I love Dr. Joe so much! He actually shows you how to shift matter.

  13. Lisa March 25, 2017 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    This sounds like a good argument for the existence of God and the power of prayer. Very exciting!

  14. Gustavo March 25, 2017 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    Yes, I love to read of our intuition; I know that the science does not stop to discover all that our intuition brings to life: Well, it is clear that in order for us to be able to use this wonderful skill/tool we should just increase our subconscious mind.
    Universal blessings,
    Gustavo Ceja

  15. Ken Coscia March 25, 2017 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    Excellent article. Thank you. I would like to add that intuition is indeed a trainable skill.. The more you pay attention to it and the more you practice, the more you begin to discern the difference between intuition you can count on and wishful thinking.

  16. Anna Sorensen March 25, 2017 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    Thank you Dr. Joe for that great article! It so clearly explains what I have often experienced! Now I don’t have to wait for it to happen randomly! I can actually intend it! In much gratitiude

  17. Jam Man March 25, 2017 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    With certain meditations one can train oneself to get in tune with their preconcious processing and decode information from the “quantum soup” of energy that we are all a part of and learn when to recognize it as information that has not been clouded by our brains naturally developed filters.

  18. JS March 25, 2017 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    Thing to note is my intuition is highly strong and I am psychic and in channel much of the time. . it doesnt depend on being in an elevated emotion state.. my intent is always lined up as I feel this is part of my contract for being here.. I had, however, also strongly felt that one form of intuition is the subconscious computer brain with its trillions of bits of accumulated experience and knowledge being tapped into by the creative part of the brain, its much easier access all that information that way, is a conduit, as the conscious brain is not set up to automatically retrieve all it knows to dump it into coherent thought , deductive reasoning, and verbalize.. so this type of ” intuition” is expressing all that energy body/ brain has deciphered, assimilated, learned, accumulated in life experiences environments observations influences up to that point.. this type of intuition is distilled . When I get a strong intuition about something that is about to happen and I know the details of how it will occur and the time or date.. thats different.. more pulling from Divine Source ( God ).. with or without collective collaboration from other sources of energy/ humans / animals / living things..

  19. Andrew March 25, 2017 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    Excellent! I would be interested to know ‘why’ roughly 50% did not go into heart coherence. What might be some factors impacting a sub-optimal intention? Or perhaps supplementing a western-science based diagnostic data collection (which I support 100%) with some metaphysical data collection as well. Like including a clairvoyant who can see each bio-energy field (aura) of the test group. Or perhaps dowsing to determine if there were man-made EMF energies or earth generated telluric currents that may have impacted a certain section (physical location) of the participants? Love the work by Dr. Joe.

  20. Collette Avery March 25, 2017 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    Thank you Dr Joe I am understanding myself so much better now awesome much thanks

  21. Marlena March 25, 2017 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    My intuition warned me one time to not purchase a car, I went against that nudge and wish I had listened afterwards. Thanks Dr. Joe. I love your information.

  22. Nanette March 25, 2017 at 9:58 pm - Reply

    Powerful Information! We are however Magical Beings who possess such a gift. Thank you!

  23. Angie March 25, 2017 at 11:28 pm - Reply

    Great article, thanks!

  24. Linda Posnansky March 26, 2017 at 12:14 am - Reply

    I have always had a high degree of intuition, and I do believe it is magical. The trance comment is very true. After having dropped in a trance after I had been gardening for some time, I have had plants “talk” to me in a drone-like manner. I’ve even had weeds jokingly drone-“We’re coming back!” Additionally, I ‘ve had all types of nature spirits and fairies show themselves to me; one even gently pulled on my toe. I have constant telepathic experiences as well. When I misplace items, I wait for a response from the universe and if I open up and “make space” -I will hear a message of where the item is. I have constant dreams guiding me on what foods and herbs my body needs. Just recently I saw 3 soft boiled eggs when I awoke-I figured that I needed some vitamin A, lutein, and high protein.

    I noticed however that when I started to take in more information via my analytical mind-like reading this article, I started to lose this ability. I have since decided to not depend on research information or expert advice-somehow listening to this has made me lose seniority of my own divine guidance. I get my best information just by letting go and letting the universe speak to me.I feel that intuition is the highest ability of the mind. It is a kind of wisdom that cannot be gleaned from articles and books written by “experts.” Science and scientists will never fully understand the intuitive process as they are too bound to research studies. From antiquity- healers and mystics have always received their information via their intuition. They didn’t need left-brain dominant scientists to provide the information- like we do today.

    If you want to be more intuitive- slow down your life; decrease internet and TV usage and even informational books. Walk in nature. Get down in the dirt and garden. Listen to music and dance until you drop into a trance; and meditate to get out of your detail oriented mind. There is magic all over the universe, but Joe Dispenza and science will never understand it. Don’t let science hijack your magic and spirituality. Trust your own divine intuition!

  25. Evelyn Eaglesong March 26, 2017 at 11:57 am - Reply

    Love all you do so much. I AM a great example of this, your work as well has inspired my life so much. I meditate daily with your CD’s, all. In fact, I created an aromatic oil, in your name called THE CHANGE GAME based on your intention and frequency. Each oil is designed to raise the frequency to align with your thoughts and intention. My company is based on my knowledge of Ancient Egyptian Alchemy aromatics & Science. I have learned so much from you too. I am so very grateful I still have so much to learn. I am open and willing to have you test what happens when I do remote readings, how I read, see, hear, smell frequency, colors and interpret energy, how I am able to receive information from the other side and how I am able to see into the future and act before I even know things. I recently took a class from Lisa Nichols and as she gave us homework to do I realized I had done this months before. I believe that my family linage centuries ago may have been altered so our nervous systems are heightened. Open for testing.

  26. Mick March 26, 2017 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    After awareness intuition is next, very powerful. It’s a bridge that must be built. ..

  27. Jennifer L March 26, 2017 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    The ability to connect and feel a loved one’s heart, regardless of distance, is truely a blessing. Love this article.

  28. Evelyn Eaglesong March 27, 2017 at 12:02 pm - Reply

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    Then a breakthrough. What if I used my psychic skills to help more people? What if I could help others anchor this knowledge not only at your seminars but off campus? Then I found Nobel Prize winner Linda Bucks study on the Olfactory system. Smell is a measurable powerful medium that reaches and triggers emotions and thoughts & knowledge. All frequency work, my specialty as an Energy, Frequency Intuitive-Magic & Science. Bingo. Aromatic Essential Oils have:
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  29. Isabelle March 27, 2017 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    Thank you for this uplifting information ! It gives hope and motivation to make a better place of this world

  30. ERNESTO March 27, 2017 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    I am so interested on intuition maybe becused I feel it almost whenever I waand.,


  31. ERNESTO March 27, 2017 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    I am so interested on intuition maybe becused I feel it almost whenever I want.,


  32. Jaap Kaur March 27, 2017 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    Nicely framed.

  33. Harriet jellett March 28, 2017 at 4:45 am - Reply

    That was excellent and informative….I am very intuitive so through your work, I am starting to understand the power that is in the human brain. Thank you

  34. Simply Anjali August 4, 2017 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    Intuition is my favourite subject of research. It is good thing that science is doing research on intuition power recently. This power is present within everyone and the connection is ancient. You have thrown good light on this subject in a positive way. I liked your article. Best for my insight. I am thankful to you for writing this

  35. simran September 1, 2017 at 4:20 am - Reply

    This was very informative and interesting as well. I am currently doing a Research on which type of personalities are more vulnerable to have experiences like intuition, pre-cognitive dreams and also deja vu. I would like to know if anyone has had any of the experiences and is willing to share it. It would be a great help to me. You could contact me on my email id-

  36. Andrew Youssef December 30, 2017 at 10:36 am - Reply

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