: to know or understand (something) because of what you feel or sense rather than because of evidence
Intuit (v.): 1776, “to tutor,” from Latin intuit-, past participle stem of intueri, “to perceive directly without reasoning.”
Intuition (n.): mid-15c., from Late Latin intuitionem “a looking at, consideration,” from past participle stem of Latin intueri, from in- “at, on” + tueri “to look at, watch over” (Related to: Tuition)
Tuition (n.): early 15c., “protection, care, custody,” from Anglo-French tuycioun (13c.), Old French tuicion “guardianship,” from Latin tuitionem “a looking after, a caring for, watching over, protection.” (Related to: tutor).
“Intuition comes in several forms:
- a sudden flash of insight, visual or auditory
- a predictive dream
- a spinal shiver of recognition as something is occurring or told to you
- a sense of knowing something already
- a sense of deja vu
- a snapshot image of a future scene or event
- knowledge, perspective or understanding divined from tools which respond to the subconscious mind”
Sylvia Clare (Former lecturer on psychology and child development, psychologist, and author of a number of books on intuition. Claire works with spiritual psychologies including metaphysics, Buddhism, and shamanic healing principles, Jungian, and a range of humanistic approaches.)
“The truth about life and the lie about life is not measured by others but by your intuition, which never lies.”
Sanosh Kalwar (born, 1982, Nepalese poet, writer, and researcher. He study in Finland at the age of twenty-rive, and has authored a number of newspaper columns, articles and books on truth, love and relationships.)
“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 yourself 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 (b. 1944, American psychiatrist. His research includes reincarnation, past life progression and survival of the human soul after death. Weiss studied at Columbia University and later graduated from Yale University School of Medicine completing an internship in internal medicine at NYU and returned to Yale for a two-year residency in psychiatry. He went on to become Head of Psychiatry at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Miami.)
“Travelers, there is no path, paths are made by walking.”
Antonio Machado (1875-1939, Spanish poet and playwright. He received a doctoral degree in literature, attended Sorbonne, and became a secondary school French teacher. He adopted what he called, “eternal poetry,” which was inspired more by the intuition than by the intellect.)
“A prophet is not someone with special visions, just someone blind to most of what others see.”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb (born 1960, age 54, Lebanese-American essayist, scholar, statistician, and risk analyst, who work focuses on problems of randomness, probability, and uncertainty.)
“The doctor of the future will be oneself.”
Albert Scheweitzer (1875-1965, German and later French theologian, organist, philosopher, physician, and medical missionary in African, known for his interpretive life of Jesus. He was born in Kayersberg Germany (now France). In 1952, he received the Nobel Peace Prize for his personal philosophy of “Reverence for Life,” which expressed that a person must ever harm or destroy life unless absolutely necessary.)
“Not too long ago thousands spent their lives as recluses to find spiritual vision in the solitude of nature. Modern man need not become a hermit to achieve this goal, for it is neither ecstasy nor world-estranged mysticism his era demands, but a balance between quantitative and qualitative reality. Modern man, with his reduced capacity for intuitive perception, is unlikely to benefit from the contemplative life of a hermit in the wilderness. But what he can do is to give undivided attention, at times, to a natural phenomenon, observing it in detail, and recalling all the scientific facts about it he may remember. Gradually, however, he must silence his thoughts and, for moments at least, forget all his personal cares and desires, until nothing remains in his soul but awe for the miracle before him.”
Franz Winkler (born in 1955, Age 59, Austrian Mathematics Professor at the Johannes Kepler Universitat Linz.)
“Travelers, there is no path, paths are made by walking.”
— Antonio Machado
The difference between us and prophets and psychics is that advanced intuitive explorers implicitly trust the messages they receive, even if they may not understand the full meaning upon receiving answers.
Most of us second-guess ourselves and talk ourselves out what we intuit and know. Haven’t we all kicked ourselves from not following our mystical knowing, but instead defaulted to our logical minds.
I believe that we all have unique extra-sensory and supra-sensory perceptions, special connections to specific parts of our Greater Universe.
I know this from a life-time of experiences. I was born an empath, a very sensitive feeler and sharer of other people’s emotions and sometimes ailments. I am also clairvoyant and clairaudient, able to see, hear, and perceive extraordinary metaphysical phenomenon, and sometimes I have the ability for precognition, able to perceive of an event before it actually happens.
These abilities were very challenging especially when I was a child and teenager, because they occurred sporadically and unexpectedly. I often thought I could not afford to share my experiences with too many people, in fear that I would be shut down or ostracized in some way. However, this fear was not based on reality, because of much of my soul family had expressed gifts of their own.
As a young adult as I traveled to West Africa and Taiwan where I met other mystics, wisdom keepers, and teachers recognized and encouraged me to use my gifts for the good of All.
Slowly, I began unfolding, developing, and trusting my God-given talents, and the more I explored my abilities, the more I became humbled by the responsibilities in sharing with others of what I could see and feel.
I made some mistakes along the way. Absolutely. It was challenging living in such a big city like New York. I had to set up spiritual coping systems to transcend the visceral feelings of other people’s fears and conditions.
On a glorious, on a beautiful street lined with brownstone buildings in the Upper Westside I walked by an elderly woman, who was gingerly walking alone. She looked as if she was recovering from a major medical procedure and out for first time in a long time. As I passed her I whispered, “God bless you,” and at that moment her acute pain jumped onto me. I shared her suffering for about two weeks, and it was excruciatingly painful.
When I couldn’t take it any longer, I called my father, a minister and one of my wisest spiritual advisors, and he surprisingly offered a simple holistic energetic remedy. He told me to get a branch off the tree, channel the energy into the branch and bury the branch near a tree. I did so and thanked the tree for helping to send the energy down to the earth. I also prayed for that woman that she would be well. Within minutes the pain was gone.
Do you know the nature of your intuition and how it works? Are you aware of the many ways you perceive reality? Do you trust the messages you receive from your higher self and spiritual guardianship? Do you anticipate your intuition and instincts will evolve as you ascend your relationship with The Universe?
I hope we all can love and learn from each other as our journeys converge.
Stay well, my friends.