What Is Intuition?
So, is intuition real? Here is the intuition definition by our friends at Wikipedia “The word intuition comes from the Latin verb intueri translated as “consider” or from the late middle English word intuit, “to contemplate”. Intuition is the ability to acquire knowledge without proof, evidence, or conscious reasoning, or without understanding how the knowledge was acquired. Different writers give the word “intuition” a great variety of different meanings, ranging from direct access to unconscious knowledge, unconscious cognition, inner sensing, inner insight to unconscious pattern-recognition and the ability to understand something instinctively, without the need for conscious reasoning.”
I have included some ‘trust your intuition quotes’ for your edification.
“The two operations of our understanding, intuition, and deduction, on which alone we have said we must rely on the acquisition of knowledge.” Rene Descartes
“Follow your intuition, listening to your dreams, your inner voice to guide you.” Katori Hall
My definition is much more simple and I think elegant. Intuition is a spiritual gift that allows access to many different forms of understanding the world, the Spirits (people and all creatures) in it as well as those that have passed through it. Many feel that Intuitive gifts cannot be explained using the intellect and I agree. You cannot explain something spiritual with logical terms. Not unlike the belief in a higher being such as The Universe, God, or even angels faith is employed that doesn’t discount their existence.
Is Intuition Real Intuition Vs Instinct, Intuition Examples
We all have those moments when you have a “bad gut feeling something is wrong” or an intuition sixth sense about a person or an upcoming event. You just do not why but you know “there will be too much traffic if I go take this road as opposed to another.” The telephone rings and you know who it is before you answer it. Do you follow your instinct, trusting your gut feeling about someone or an inkling about some event? Do you trust your gut feeling?
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If you are like the majority of people the answer would be no or sometimes. Even when you have a “bad gut feeling for no reason” you may still discount it. This happens because it just doesn’t make sense to you at the time. Your logical mind kicks in which is more like your instinct.
“Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love, and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight, and focused attention.” Deepak Chopra
Is Intuition Real Intuition Vs Instinct: So What Is Instinct?
Instinct is a natural behavior or reaction to a particular event or circumstance. Basically, it is a learned reaction to any specific stimulus. It is like when a telephone rings you automatically will want to answer it. Try not answering. it may feel very uncomfortable. People often confuse the concept of intuition and instinctual behavior. Instinct is learned, intuition can be reactivated but it is part of who you are as a Spirit. We just forget as we come into this world or are forced to stop intuitive activities such as speaking to your invisible friend who in many cases is a spirit being on the other side of the veil.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” Steve Jobs
The interesting thing is that most of you have at minimum a small belief that your intuition or inner knowing represented by that small still voice within has some value. Yet you just can’t seem to understand how to consciously to how to tune to or even differentiate from a random thought.
Using it on demand seems to be a real challenge to most. You probably have even heard yourself say “If only I had listened to my intuition” after a specific unpleasant experience you had some forewarning about.
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“Intuition doesn’t tell you what you want to hear; it tells you what you need to hear.” Sonia Choquette
Where Does Intuition Come From?
As I mentioned earlier intuition is a spiritual gift. It represents some twenty different abilities the most common are 5 types of intuition the four Clairs, Clairaudience, Clairvoyance, Claircognizance, Clairsentience, and Mediumship which are also the best known. They all correlate to energy centers in the body called Chakras of which there are seven main centers. Each of these has specific psychic abilities, and intuition synonym, associated with them. You are born with these abilities and you can awaken them if that is what you desire.
Which Of The Five Types Of Intuition Do You Have?
What I generally recommend is that you become acquainted with the most predominant ability active within you. There is a simple way to do so and that is to take a psychic intuition test. I have one available on my website that will give you an idea of where your prowess lay.
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Once this is done you can practice and work on developing it or them. There is no need to limit yourself to just one psychic gift. My Psychic Blueprint Reading actually will rate you on more than 20 different abilities and then you can select the ones that you would like to awaken within your life.
“You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.” Alan Alda
…one of my favorite intuition quotes by the master…
“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” Albert Einstein
When people start to consider their psychic gifts often they ponder intuition vs insight. Insight is the action of understanding the fundamental reality of things as well as being able to see intuitively. Regardless of what you may call it, Intuition is a great gift that many of you are not exploring due to one reason or the other. I have found that fear is one of these factors.
Fear can keep you from enjoying the things in life that can bring joy and fulfillment. Psychic abilities are totally harmless to you. All they can do for you is give a different outlook on life and the afterlife. On the contrary, Intuition can open up unknown worlds and enlighten you on subjects that have been a mystery previously. As far as I see it if things and concepts are revealed to you this would actually reduce the emotion of fear.
Knowledge is power and your special intuitive abilities can give you exactly that knowledge but instead of being based on the intellect, it will come from the heart and the spirit which are rarely wrong and will never intentionally never misguide you.
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- How to know when your intuition is talking to you?
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