Increasing Intuitional Intelligence: How the Awareness of Instinctual Gut Feelings Fosters Human Learning, Intuition, and Longevity
By (author): Martha Char Love, Robert W. Sterling
INCREASING INTUITIONAL INTELLIGENCE: How the Awareness of Instinctual Gut Feelings Fosters Human Learning, Intuition, and Longevity is written as a companion to Love and Sterling’s first book published in 2011, What’s Behind Your Belly Button?A Psychological Perspective of the Intelligence of Human Nature and Gut Instinct. It is a response to their readers who have asked them to share more on how the knowledge of uniting Human multiple brains–gut and head–affects current issues in education, wellness and longevity, medicine, relationships and decision-making, and the evolution of mind.
The authors have selected the title Increasing Intuitional Intelligence because the ultimate goal of their lives’ work as counselors and educators has been to increase human intelligence through the development of the intuition using the Somatic Reflection Process, which they first created in the 1970s. Love and Sterling demonstrate that Intuitional Intelligence connects instinct and feeling (our unconscious) with reason and sensory input (our conscious mind) and is brought forward in our awareness as insight and intuition for creative life. With the use of the intuition, the authors view Humans as self-regulatory with Intuitional Intelligence as the link to our awareness of our Human Nature and the ability to be aware of our unconscious–our own inner state of being (self-awareness)–and to being aware of the feeling state of others (empathy). They propose that it makes sense even to the logical mind that the first place to begin the work to increase one’s intuition and Intuitional Intelligence is within our own instinctual feeling state, where the impact of life is registered in our gut feelings of emptiness and fullness.
Love and Sterling demonstrate that the biggest mental health and educational problem today has been that most people in our modern world are not aware of the important role of the gut holding our feeling memory and registering how life is impacting us. They suggest that the feelings of emptiness and fullness that are felt in our guts and relate to how well our needs as human beings are being met have for so long been confused in our awareness with the feelings of emptiness and fullness that accompanies hunger. The authors point out that we have missed the awareness of this vital instinctual feeling gauge in our gut. Until this feeling awareness in the gut is recognized and time is spent becoming aware of our gut feelings and the impact of life upon us from early childhood, Love and Sterling show us that we cannot step forward in developing higher mind and Intuitional Intelligence.
In this book the reader will look further at the process of education of our instincts from birth through old age and lay the foundations for evolving the higher intuitive mind and creative thinking. This book is particularly important for those in the field of education as the authors make suggestions for the education K through 12 of the two brains–gut and head–as a uniting intelligence. They also explore our future Human selves and what it could bring to our species to follow our instincts and develop an increased awareness of our gut and head as a two brain united intelligence, fostering our intuition that leads us to advancements in the sciences, medicine, mental health, increased wellness and longevity, and even the development of human telepathic communications.
You will find Increasing Intuitional Intelligence is divided into five main units that include the following chapters on the affects of consciousness of our gut instincts: 1. Step One to Increasing Intuitional Intelligence! Educating the Gut Brain, Learning, & Childhood Development; 2. Instinctual Awareness and Its Affects Upon Longevity; 3. Gut Feelings and Intuitional Intelligence as Applied to Psychology; 4. How the Consciousness of the Gut as a Brain Affects Religion and Culture; and 5. How Uniting our Multiple Brains Affects Health and Wellness and the Medical Profession.
Increasing Intuitional Intelligence
How the Awareness of Instinctual Gut Feelings Fosters Human Learning, Intuition, and Longevity
Over the past four years, she has also contributed as a co-author to many of the 35 books written and published with her husband under the pen name The Silver Elves, both fiction and non-fiction, on magic and enchantment and the Elven Way.
And in 2014, she also published a cookbook called Mom's Island Bakens: Over 50 Altered Recipes for a Happy Gut and Healthy Heart, which is written to help people improve their lifestyle choices for healthy eating and shares her original recipes for a happy gut and a healthy heart. Her latest book, Maggie's Kitchen Tails, is coauthored with Rosemary "Mamie" and Douglas Adkins and is a delightful book of original dog food recipes and puppy tales.
Martha Char Love was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, and grew up primarily in Georgia and Mississippi. She received her BS in Elementary Education in 1968 and an MA in Educational Psychology in 1970, with a 5th year certificate in Psychometry in the School Psychology department. She was a counselor/instructor in the '70s and early 80's, working as both a career counselor and instructor at Meridian Junior College and later in a large community college, Santa Fe Community College (SFCC), in Gainesville Florida, as well as a licensed School Psychologist for the Alachua County Schools K-12. It was at that time that she first wrote a text for her classes with her colleague, Robert Sterling, about the gut instinctive responses that they were discovering with people they were working with in career exploration. In 2005, she received her MA in Depth Psychology and continued her study of the gut instinctive response in a research study at Sonoma State University. In 2008, she received her PMA in Art Therapy. After years of study and new medical breakthroughs supporting the intelligence of the gut brain, she and Robert Sterling have written the groundbreaking book "What's Behind Your Belly Button?.