The intuitive mind . . .

What do you think?

The sixth sense, intuition. What is it? Is it real? Can we access the intuitive mind? Is it a sacred gift? What is a sacred gift? Well, those are just a few questions that come to mind when I read that quoted.

I have considered Intuition many times, and believe it has saved my life, and the life of others, a number of times. A good portion of the time I have been able to go with my feelings of intuition.

In·tu·i·tion/ˌint(y)o͞oˈiSH(ə)n/

noun

  1. the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning.”we shall allow our intuition to guide us” Similar:instinct intuitiveness sixth sense divination clairvoyance second sight ESP (extrasensory perception)Opposite:intellect
    • a thing that one knows or considers likely from instinctive feeling rather than conscious reasoning.plural noun: intuitions“your insights and intuitions as a native speaker are positively sought”Similar: hunch feeling feeling in one’s bones gut feeling funny feeling inkling
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Understanding intuition and being able to recognize it, is a fleeting skill. I believe we build or increase our intuition by considering and making good choices. Then even if we cannot recall why, or where it comes from, we tap into a feeling that has built up due to those good choices, and our personal study. Something inside of us “knows,” the catch is learning to interpret those feelings, and then going with the inside force, which may actually be more than just accumulated knowledge.

Personally, I often know the best way, but due to pressure from others it is easy to ignore those feelings. Sometimes I can defend those feelings, other times I must say, “I just feel like that is the best choice.” How will it work for you? I can’t say exactly other than just saying “we all have intuitive skills,” Provided we invest the time to work with them, and learn to listen to the quiet little voice inside of us.

One thing to note about feelings is, if we are continually told there is a monster in a old house, it is not long before we start to believe it. If we are careful as to what we put in our mind, then when we don’t have a clear choice, the intuitive type feeling is more likely to be correct because it is built upon good history.

During leadership roles this is particularly important because you often have many viewpoints pushing their ideas on you. I have had it work both ways; like after much debate and discussion I forgot the objective due to one particularly loud person, fortunately no one was hurt. On the other side of the coin, I have had times when I listened to that small voice, despite what the others were saying or doing and it worked out well.

Something that helps is to defined the Objectives, and “remember what they are…” Also, if you find yourself in a leadership role, remember;

“There is no one set formula for success; but there is one for failure, and that is trying to please everyone…! So true…

As you can see intuition is not easily defined, but it is real, and if we stay conscious, and put it to use, it will grow and we gain confidence and a better ability to use it.