Science is increasingly moving from vertical, analytical views, towards a systemic science and invites other areas of social activity to join it on this path. Globalisation has opened many new dimensions. It has expanded the space and complexity of interconnectedness across the borders of rational thought. We need to be thankful to nature for equipping us with a tool that will enable us to keep pace with these changes. We only need to develop it - intuition, that is. We need to bring it to the level of logical thought. Jointly, they can see further. Intuition and logic, that is. Together with innovation and the appropriate intention, we possess the four key factors of development of modern society. A society capable of seeing in any direction. Of insight into various depths and levels. Comprehensive insight. This interview is an invitation to allowing ourselves this development step. Starting with the views of Neja Zupan, Ph.D. This is her story.
Who is Neja Zupan?
4 key factors for the development of modern society: logic,intuition, innovation and appropriate intention.
Neja: NEJA – Yin and Yang opposites (“NE” – “NO” and “JA” – “YES”) joined into a whole. As a being I am energy. In the world of agreed reality I am a lecturer, researcher, counsellor and therapist. I have 21 years of experience in education and in working with people on their personal growth, change, development of communication skills, relationships, mutual understanding, sports, development of creativity and business success. I have been successfully managing the BISERNICA Institute for eight years.
What is your understanding of intuition? How do you see it?
Neja: Intuition is an awareness of that which is beyond the material world. Intuition is the messages that we receive in a state of deep silence of reason. It is like a drop that falls on a still water surface and causes waves. It is the butterfly effect. It is knowing you are doing the right thing without any material grounds, without grounds in the world of agreed reality.
Could you share one of your experiences of intuition?
Neja: The naming of the BISERNICA Institute (“Pearl”), for example. After several years of conducting various therapies, counselling and workshops I decided to establish a legal entity for the work I performed. I was choosing among several names, but I didn't feel a connection with any of them. In search of a name, I dedicated six months to openness to the flow: daily emptying my thoughts to be able to sense a drop that would hit the water surface and create waves. One day, I clearly remember it was in the morning, the name "hit" me: BISERNICA.
Photo: Neja Zupan, Ph. D.
Source: Neja Zupan
Source: Neja Zupan
Did you immediately accept the name?
Neja: No. I wasn't very enthusiastic about it at first. I merely accepted the information received. Then, I checked it numerologically. It proved a good name. I waited for a few more days to feel the vibration of the name "BISERNICA". Then, I started preparing the legal documents for the institute. The vibration kept growing stronger all the while. Even today, when I connect with the being of BISERNICA, I feel a high energy flow. The name is alive and keeps bearing new fruit.
Is it possible to develop intuition at the collective level? If so, how do you feel collective intuition manifests itself?
Neja: Of course you can develop intuition at the collective level. I can give you an example. It was on the day of the National Assembly elections. We were meditating at the BISERNICA Institute. We had no interest in the election results, but during the meditation I received a message that Janez Janša would become the Prime Minister. I also received insight into what that would happen. What followed was doubt as Pozitivna Slovenija won the elections and Zoran Janković was to form a government. You know how the events unfolded and how what I gained insight into happened.
Neja Zupan will be a guest at the InCo Meeting on 26 March 2012. More at InCo movement page.
Neja: Information is written in the ether before it is materialised. Proofs of that are, for example, inventions of the same thing in different parts of the world at the same time.
How can we gain such insight?
Neja: By training your inner silence, I believe. Thus, you can obtain information at the personal and collective levels, and even “higher”.
Photo: Team of the Bisernica Institut
Source: The Bisernica Institut
Source: The Bisernica Institut
What are the key factors of developing one's intuition?
Neja: The most important is the acceptance of the possibility of an existence of a different reality, and of a world beyond our physical world. This is the key precondition without which development of intuition is impossible.
The second is patience. We want everything to happen instantly, here and now, or we reject it as not good enough. Development of intuition requires persistence regardless of your short-term results. Most people fail due to impatience and expectations that are too high.
The third necessary condition is having faith and confidence that these worlds will open to you when the right time comes.
Can one learn to be intuitive?
Neja: Developing intuition is similar to learning at school. To learn how to calculate integrals and derivatives, you first have to learn how to add, subtract, multiply and divide. If children started with learning with integration, they would never learn maths. Learning brings gradual lessons and tests in life. Once we pass a level in life, we progress to the next one. Intuition can show you your way.
What about tools? What worked for you?
Neja: For me, the key methods were meditation, developing connectedness between the left and the right half of the brain, relaxation, raising my energy level and well as techniques and methods used by aboriginal peoples (Australian Aborigines, Native Americans, the Veneti).
Do you believe we are entering an age when intuition will play an increasingly important role in decision making (of individuals, groups, communities)?
Neja: I believe we are living in an age in which progress depends on ideas. It is true however that this period is an intensive one. Development is quicker. What I find important is that speaking about a dimension that transcends the material world publicly has become more acceptable. Therefore, I believe that, yes, intuition will become a more powerful tool.
Each experience broadens our knowledge. May the journey continue.
2nd InCo Meeting: »Tools for development of intuition«, speaker: Neja Zupan, Ph.D., 26 March 2012, 4 p.m., Ljubljana. More about the event.
“Enabling organizations for thrivability: New perspectives on form, structure and process in favour of human and societal prosperity” Symposium, 10 - 13 April 2012, Vienna. More about the conference.
4th DOBA College Conference: Dynamic entrepreneurship for economic growth, 7 May 2012, Maribor. More about the conference.