People experience intuition in many ways. Some intuitions come in
dreams; others are experienced through body sensations. Some famous
people, such as the philosopher Socrates and the musician Mozart,
report hearing an inner voice or an inner musical score. We describe
these and other ways of perceiving intuition in this section (and
provide exercises to help you experience it).
Regardless of the method your intuition uses, it communicates either directly or indirectly. 
Generally, intuition does not give up on important messages. If Bill doesn't respond to an indirect intuitive experience, he is likely to have another intuitive experience that may be more direct.
As we have said, people experience intuition in many ways-through their senses, through dreams, or by quieting their busy, logical minds.
As sensory beings, we all understand what we mean when we say 'I see' or 'I hear' or 'I feel.' This is true even if we are not seeing, hearing, or feeling with our physical senses.
you are like many people, you may avoid using the terms see, hear, or
feel to describe intuitive events and simplify your description by
saying, "I sense" which is another way of saying, "I intuit."
Sometimes people call this the sixth sense. This is a way of knowing that doesn't depend on the input of the five physical senses or the ability of language to describe experiences.
Intuition is well-known for providing people with insight or solutions during altered states of consciousness, such as in the dream state or in meditation .
Watson's symbolic dream of two intertwined snakes and his correct interpretation of the double helix provided a key to all life. Amazingly, his intuition was so efficient that the double helix was accepted without the verification of one experiment!
For example, Ellen, a long-time executive of a tobacco company, came to accept that tobacco could be dangerous to people's health and was in an ethical quandary. Her question was, "How can my company publicly acknowledge the problems tobacco can create?" Ellen asked this question internally over and over again, but did not force or expect an immediate answer.
One day, when she is walking in the woods, not thinking about her question, Ellen suddenly flashes on an answer, seemingly from nowhere: join the corporate social responsibility (CSR) movement and use advertising to educate the public about the truth. When she explores this answer from many different common sense angles, Ellen decides the idea is valuable enough to share with colleagues.
is a master teacher about life when we are willing students. We all
learn by reading, hearing, seeing and feeling. Intuition is another way
Depending on the situation, your intuition may talk to you through the five senses or come to you in  dreams, day-dreams, thought processes, or creative endeavors. It may speak to you directly or indirectly.
Intuition thrives in the areas you love and draws upon the context of the moment to enlarge your point of view.
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Vaughan, F. (1979). Awakening Intuition, Anchor Press, Doubleday, Garden City, NY.
© 2006 Life Science Foundation, used with permission.