Did you ever go the store but something told you not to and you went anyway and you got in an accident? Did you ever know that a friend was doing the wrong thing? Did you ever listen to that voice?
We all have intuition and yet it’s hard to put your finger on just what it is. You might think of it as instinct or “trusting your gut.” You may just “know” something. You may just do something without thinking too hard about it, even if it involves an important decision like buying a car. You buy the car you wanted and it works out.
What is intuition?
Intuition is spirit communicating directly with you.
“There is one saving grace and that is our intuition. That still small voice within each of us that guides us every step along the way,” writes Echo Bodine in her blog. Echo is a psychic and author whose books include A Still, Small Voice: A Psychic’s Guide to Awakening Intuition (2001).
Bodine has said that intuition or the “still, small voice” is like a bird that flies in front of your car. The bird just drops in with a message like a whisper or direct message. The information can come in quickly and it’s not charged or attached with emotion. You just know something, feel it in your gut or see something in your mind’s eye.
“Intuition is the ability to screen out and select information that is useful and relevant to you and your purpose,” notes energy healer and author Cyndi Dale in her book The Intuition Guidebook: How to Safely and Wisely Use Your Sixth Sense (2011).
Difference between being psychic versus being intuitive
You might be asking at this point about psychic skills. Isn’t being highly intuitive the same as being psychic? Not really but the two go hand in hand, say experts. Psychic abilities involve receiving and sending energy-information that moves faster than the speed of light, according to Dale’s The Intuition Guidebook.
Using your intuition requires consciously managing psychic information. In The Intuitive Edge: Understanding and Developing Intuition (1983), author and intuitive expert Philip Goldberg said: “telepathy and clairvoyance are not intuition; they are ways of bringing in information that intuition may then work on.”
“Work on” is great way to say it because developing your intuition requires correctly interpreting the information you receive. So like being psychic, developing your intuition does take interpretive skills and can definitely grow stronger over time with practice and trust.
In many cases, intuitive messages are received directly in a straightforward way requiring little or no interpretation as to meaning. Maybe a voice in your head says “Why do you want to go to that cash machine or ATM?” and argues with you. Deny the voice and then your car gets hit by another driver who backs into it when you are at the ATM. In other words, we may not know how strong our intuition is until we go against it.
Sometimes the voices in your head have to become softer to be heard. In the old testament (1 Kings 19:12), Elijah ignored the relief that God had sent him after he ran into the wilderness and collapsed in exhaustion. Elijah didn’t pay attention to some of the more dramatic manifestations like an earthquake or fire. God finally got his attention when he spoke to Elijah in a “gentle whisper.”
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