What Is Intuition?
Let's talk about some important ideas on intuition and how it works. Or more specifically we’ll discuss: what is intuition and how can you use intuition to optimize your life? To begin, let’s talk about some of the reasons you would want to use your intuition. It is said that the word intuition means ‘inner teacher’. I found that to be really fascinating since I feel as if my intuition is a guide for me. Thus you come to learn from it.
There’s a synonym for defining what Intuition is as well. Intuition has been known as an ‘instinct’. Also, the instincts kind of refer to the automatic response within the body in response to various inquiries or happenings in one’s own body. It can also be said that intuition is connected to the automatic part of us or to the way the body responds, as the body is actually a part of the animal spirit cosmologically, as you may know.
In fact each being sits within the body. We are inside of the body and if something is sitting in the body and operating the body then you know that there’s a part of the body that is not solely physical! That part of us that is not physical is where our intuition is connected deeply. It’s known to work in mysterious ways like the sky above our heads does. The intuition is not who we are though. It’s a tool to access and to utilize that is completely free plus always accessible to anyone.
This is why we say ‘I Am’- because that causes us to ask, to inquire as to what duality or what type of two different natures are going on there within us? Why do we know what we know? I’m sure you can think of at least 1 skill you have now but never were taught before to your knowledge. This is one of the many ways intuition manifests. Do you recall the movie Sixth Sense? Well they certainly showed intuition themes in that movie. Intuition defined by The Webster’s Dictionary is referred to, as many people know it to be like a sixth sense. First, you have your five senses. Then you have the sense of intuition. This additional ‘sense’ is seen as the sixth sense since it is outside of the regular five sense as in: touch, taste, smell, sight, hearing. The funny thing is that we didn’t learn about this in school. At least not at the schools I’d been to besides Metaphysical University I currently attend.
Next, the Webster’s Dictionary says, “The power of perception uses intuition and it’s not one of the five senses. If you’re living on Earth, chances are that you have had experiences with intuition whether you know it or not. Everyone has it! Intuition just works in a certain way where you could miss it if you didn’t know any better. The power of intuition is so slight that it’s also known as mysterious to many. It’s silent. With intuition you will find there are some things you will know and not know why. You’re not able to completely perceive intuition either. It’s something that you have to experience for yourself. Let’s see if we can capture its essence a bit to get a greater picture of just what Intuition is?
What is intuition?
It’s be a hunch
Something almost unexplainable that you feel in your stomach or your entire body
It’s an energy that moves in an highly intelligent way
It often accompanies a light fluttering feeling
At times the sense will feel good and sometimes it may not depending on where it’s guiding you to go
It’s having access to the divine intelligence that created everything and being able to tune into that invisible power
Intuition is so elusive to some that I’ve noticed when I researched what intuition is that I find people telling you what intuition is not! In truth, you will find for yourself if you haven’t already that, intuition is really a knowing that you have to personally experience for yourself. If you are looking to further develop your awareness to intuition then begin by writing down your feelings when you feel you should do one thing or another. The choice to notice the little signs, hints and prompts from the universe will expand the process of your inner knowing in just the right way for you. It’s yours so you may as well make use of it to build the life that you want.
Many people are misguided on what intuition is and may be fearful of using it. They are also afraid of other hidden, mysterious, unusual, unseen, illogical phenomena. There’s nothing to be afraid of since intuition is just as amazing as our other five senses, which we’ve all come to know and respect. No one asks how we can smell or see. They just accept the ability then use it when it’s necessary. This is the same way you can use Intuitive power for yourself each day.
Brain research has been done to show just how our brain works. As many of us know, the left side of the brain is our rational, verbal, scientific, logical, reasonable, calculating, linear part of the brain. Then you have the right side of the brain which is holistic, creative, intuitive, sensing, feeling, knowing, discovering, poetic, seeing through what’s considered concrete and unmovable. Both sides of the brain are necessary in life. Intuition and the right side of the brain functions help you to see that there are always options plus choices available to us. With the intuitive part of oneself they are able to see how they are able to break free, embrace or discover balance within life’s experiences.
In closing what people call an animal instinct is also intuition. It’s like an urge to do something, to go into a certain direction. To understand and use your intuition you would need to notice the subsidies in and around you. This requires one to take their time a bit not to be rushing ahead to get everywhere. Trust your intuition-that knowing part of you that knows when you don’t even know why you know what you suddenly come to know. It’s all right, since intuition is often described as a flash of insight that comes from out of nowhere to assist whenever you choose to pay attention to it! Hopefully this was helpful to you. I’d love to hear about how you use your intuition? Please share your comments below and I look forward to reading them. Peace and blessings.