“Intuition is seeing with the soul.” ~ Dean Koontz
“I believe in intuitions and inspirations…I sometimes FEEL that I am right. I do not KNOW that I am.” ~ Albert Einstein
“Don’t try to comprehend with your mind. Your minds are very limited. Use your intuition.” ~ Madeleine L’Engle
“Intuition is always right in at least two important ways: It is always in response to something and it always has your best interest at heart.” ~ Gavin de Becker
“Come from the heart, the true heart, not the head. When in doubt, choose the heart. This does not mean to deny your own experiences and that which you have empirically learned through the years. It means to trust your self to integrate intuition and experience. There is a balance, a harmony to be nurtured, between the head and the heart. When the intuition rings clear and true, loving impulses are favored.” ~ Brian L. Weiss
“Intuition is a sense of knowing how to act spontaneously, without needing to know why.” ~ Sylvia Clare
“Our bodies have five senses: touch, smell, taste, sight, hearing. But not to be overlooked are the senses of our souls: intuition, peace, foresight, trust, empathy. The differences between people lie in their use of these senses; most people don’t know anything about the inner senses while a few people rely on them just as they rely on their physical senses, and in fact probably even more.” ~ C. JoyBell C.
from the Desk of MarDrag:
Have you ever been talking to someone, reading something, or just thinking about something, and you get a very “heavy” feeling in the pit of your belly, like something is being pulled around in there? There is a feeling that something is churning, as if you might have eaten something that didn’t set quite right, but you know you are not going to get sick. Or perhaps you have felt the tiny hairs at the nape of your neck stand on end when you have heard or realized something. Life’s “aha” moments come with a sprinkling of shivers or chills that race up the spine or converge up and down our arms. And with all of these….we have this knowingness that is insistent that we do not ignore it, that we give it attention and hear it’s voice. Even if we discard its message, or take no heed of it, the feeling was most definitely still there, and we were aware that it was, in fact, our Intuition.
Taking, once again, my dusty but trusty Oxford American Dictionary from it’s noble place on my desk, I open, in truth, directly to the place that has the definition of Intuition printed on it’s page. It would seem, then, that it would like to be known.
The definition reads:
Intuition – n. “the power of knowing or understanding something immediately without reasoning or being taught; a thing that one knows or considers, likely from instinctive feeling rather than conscious reasoning; the power or faculty of attaining to direct knowledge or cognition without evident rational thought and inference.”
So, Intuition is that “thing we know” without having had a rational explanation for it or having had a factual, conscious, or scientific justification or rationalization to prove it. A word repeated in the above definition also stands out…reasoning. Or a lack thereof.
Because Intuition…is a Feeling.
It is emotionally based, but is no less profound, correct or factual than the reasoning that comes from the conscious mind. We can talk ourselves around a subject with our conscious mind giving ourselves all manner of proof, reasons, information or details as to why something is what it is, or we should do something that we might be hesitating about….and we can convince ourselves of the rightness of our thought or action based on these consciously present things….but, what do we Feel about it. And if that Feeling is directing us in another, even opposite direction, than we must at least stop….and listen to that Intuitive voice. At the very least, give it its due attention to hear it out, and give credence to it’s right to be heard.
The Conscious mind is not always right, for we can make up some very good and articulate evidence that seems sound with our Conscious mind….but we do not make up our Feelings. They come to us, and are therefore pure and true, and can be trusted.
Now ask yourself, how many times you “had a feeling”, and it was right on the mark. Or you did one thing knowing you should have done another, and things went askew. Intuition comes from the Sub-Conscious, which needs no proof to know what it knows, as the Conscious mind demands. Where Intuition comes from or gets its voice may be a bit of a mystery, but its rightfulness is not.
So listen to that Intuitive voice. Allow it to have greater volume in your life. Practice listening to it, ask it questions and listen to the answers. Then make your life decisions from the choice of having that “extra” voice, with its innate knowledge, to guide you. Then you will be believing in yourself in no time and saying, “I knew it”!