When you ask yourself, “What is intuition?”, perhaps you think of times when you:
Intuition is called so many things- also psychic ability and extrasensory perception.
It was used in all of the above examples, and still, some more clarity would be helpful, don't you think? What IS intuition?
The Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary definitions of intuition are:
1: immediate apprehension or cognition without reasoning or inferring
2: knowledge or conviction gained by intuition
3: the power or faculty of gaining direct knowledge or cognition
without evident rational thought and inference
So, that means intuition by definition would not be
reasoning, inference, or rational thought. And without rational
thought, that would also eliminate intellect, judgment and common sense.
While dictionary definitions are helpful as a starting point, they are very left-brained (logical, linear, analytical thinking) descriptions of the very right-brained (feeling-based, creative, imaginative thinking) process of intuition. The right side of your brain receives the intuitive information that the left side of your brain then verbally translates and puts into context. Intuition is what happens when you use your right and left brain together, optimally. And that goes for men, too-it's not just true for women's intuition.
For example, when I was first introduced to Tony, my spiritual partner, I had the feeling experience of “remembering” my future with him. Definitely not linear or logical! Then my left brain kicked in and translated that this person would be very significant in my future life, and he is!
Your right brain can receive and perceive intuitive information in so many different ways, such as gut feelings, flashes of knowing or insight, and mind’s eye imagery. In stepping out of your usual daily mode of thinking, you obtain information you don’t ordinarily have access to.
Making use of your intuition then necessitates calling on the analytical quality of your left brain. You need it to make personal sense of the information. Otherwise, you might have a good flow of intuitive information that means nothing to you.
Accessing the power of intuition more in your life, then, means allowing yourself to be open to many non-logical ways of receiving helpful information and guidance. Albert Einstein acknowledged the important role of intuition in his scientific work. He said, “The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, and the solution comes to you and you don’t know why or how.” (More Intuition Quotes)
We are all so much more than our physical bodies! The “leap in consciousness” described by Albert Einstein, your intuition, is what allows you to tap into an expanded reality that lies beyond your physical sense perceptions. You experience a reality shift as your spiritual eyes are opened. And intuition is what you receive from that pure place. The information and guidance is positive, loving, rings true, feels right. It's your personal inner Truth and you know that you can trust it.
"I shut my eyes in order to see."
"If you are always trying to be normal
you will never know how amazing you can be."
Most people get to a place in their lives where they wonder, “Is this all there is?” They long for a life with greater meaning and purpose. And a way to connect with more of who they are, their inner divinity, their knowing that, "I am love."
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If this sounds like you, living your life consciously using your intuition may be what you are be seeking.
"And what is that intuitive nature? That's the wholeness of you. In other words, when you say, "My intuitive nature comes forth," what you're saying is, “I'm jiving with my Inner Being; I have the knowledge that my Inner Being does; I have the timing of my Inner Being; I have the clarity of my Inner Being; I have the wisdom of my Inner Being.” That's what intuition - what intuitiveness - is. Intuitiveness…let’s call it inTUNEitiveness:
in tune; you've tuned into that."
Abraham/Esther Hicks, San Diego, 8/20/11
When you choose to live your life following your clear intuition, you are living in alignment with your personal Truth and your life’s purpose. “What is intuition?” is replaced with living your personal experiential answer, one glorious day at a time!
Be the BIG LOVE you are!
Life Transformation Specialist
Last updated March 8, 2017
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