Intuition: How To Discover The Still, Small Voice Within
by ALETHEIA LUNA / Loner Wolf
Instinct. Gut feeling. Hunch. Inkling. Sixth sense. Whatever you like to call it, intuition is the mysterious force in our lives that guides us, protects us, and informs us with insight not usually available or readily present in the conscious mind.
We all possess some degree of intuition; from the most cynical, to the most naive of us. As Einstein once said of intuition:
And this is precisely what intuition is at its core: a sudden and inexplicable feeling that arises within us, a feeling that tells us to take this chance, to go down that path, to accept that opportunity, to open that door. Intuition also tells us what not to do, what to be careful of, when to be vigilant and when to stop. As novelist Dean Koontz summarized beautifully:
Intuition is seeing with the soul. - Dean Koontz
The Soundless Voice
Derived from the Latin word Intueri which means "to look at, to consider", intuition is associated with the right side of the brain. As you may or may not know, the right side of the brain is responsible for creativity, imagination, musical and artistic aptitude, and emotions as opposed to the left side of the brain which is connected to logic, reasoning, and critical thinking.
So intuition stems from that nonlinear dimension of our minds, that part where unconscious connections and associations are made, and arise within our conscious minds seemingly out of nowhere.
As Joseph Murphy, author of The Power of Your Unconscious Mind notes:
Thus, intuition is an amazingly powerful tool, a gift ready and available to us, but often ignored or forgotten.
When Life Whispers, Listen Closely
All throughout history people have listened closely to the whispers of life.
From Dr. Loewi's intuitive discovery of the chemical transmission of nerve impulses, and Elias Howe's invention of the sewing machine, to Isaac Newton's theory of gravity, many great strides in all fields of existence have been attributed to spontaneous sparks of intuition.
But why should we pay attention to our gut feelings? I mean ... it's not like we're planning on becoming world famous physicists or inventors, right? Wrong. You don't need to strive for either. This is why:
1. Intuition reveals deep truths in our lives.
Either about ourselves, other people, or life at large, intuition helps us to develop deeper understandings, which help direct our thoughts, feelings and decisions.
2. Intuition helps us identify negative omens in our lives.
Failure, financial collapse, death, emotional threat - intuition puts us in touch with our instinctive defense systems, helping us to avoid harm.
3. Intuition opens new paths to us.
By also helping us to identify positive signs in our lives, intuition opens new doors to us when we least expect it.
4. Intuition guides us and helps us to make wise decisions.
By allowing us to know what decisions to make and when, intuition helps us to achieve a measure of confidence and peace of mind, assisting us in following paths that are true to ourselves; paths with heart.
5. Intuition helps us to live fulfilling lives.
Truth hurts, but truth also helps us wake up to the false, corrupted, delusional lives we sometimes lead, and choice we occasionally make. Intuition is a bringer of truth, and thus a bringer of change and transformation. When we listen to it, we make decisions that ultimately help our lives to be genuine and fulfilling.
The Soul's GPS
So how can we listen to our intuition in order to lead more happy and whole lives? I've asked the same question many times. Here is what I've learned:
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About the Author
Aletheia Luna is the author of "Old Souls: The Sages and Mystics of Our World" and "Quiet Strength: Embracing, Empowering and Honoring Yourself as an Introvert" and is the cofounder, editor and author of popular self-discovery website LonerWolf.com As a transformational mentor and holistic writer, she has helped to guide thousands of people all throughout the world on their paths of self-acceptance and wholeness. You can follow her work and private updates on Facebook and Goodreads. Published with the author's explicit written permission