Discovering our Intuition
So, tuning into our higher Intuition is a matter of noticing them among all the other thoughts happening in our minds, and distinguishing them from intuitions.
Intuitions are not calculative thoughts, where we consciously talk to ourselves about the decisions of life, and how to proceed logically. These are important once we begin to “act” on our intuitions, but they are different. Intuitions are also not “should have” thoughts, and daydreams, about past situations — where we are thinking we “should have” done this or that differently.
And Intuitions are not “Fear Thoughts, in which we are worrying about some terrible event that might happen to us. Here we can speak to the Facebook question mentioned above. I took the question to mean, “What is the best way to clarify which thoughts are “Worry Thoughts,” and which might be a true Precautionary Intuition (Premonition)warning us away from a potential problem.–In all these cases, the distinction between an intuition and other thoughts lies in how the intuition “feels.”
Intuitions always have a charge of inspiration to them. In other words, we feel an “inspired urging” to take a particular action. Also, intuitions usually just appear in the back of our minds without a lot of personal volition. A calculative thought, on the other hand, feels like we have to marshal the energy ourselves to decipher some problem or situation. And a meaningless Fear Thought is usually connected to some repeated fear — for instance –when we approach a bridge, which always brings a kind of dread.
However, If we feel fear out of the blue, not connected to some habitual dread, then I believe it should be considered as possibly a real premonition and taken to mean that caution is appropriate.
ACTING ON INTUITIONS
The problem with acting on our intuitions is that they are not always convenient. In other words, it isn’t on our list of what to do that day, and its getting in the way of our ego’s schedule. So sometimes we naturally just brush our intuitions off as random thoughts without a lot of introspection.
It is exactly here, if we are to benefit from our intuitive guidance, that we have to “stop” ourselves. We have to break the habit of dismissing our inner guidance. We have to stop the momentum of our lives long enough to realize that we may have received a true guidance. And then consider very seriously whether we should do whatever was suggested by the intuition. Sometimes it is even imperative that we act on the intuition at that exact moment. This is especially true if it involves calling an old friend or client. Seconds might matter.
At the same time, we have to consider that the thought might not be an intuition at all. Here is where our calculative, logical side comes into play. We have to learn to proceed in balance.
I like to say that we have to “suspend” doubts long enough to proceed with the idea the guidance suggested in order to test it out, while at the same time being logical. What usually happens is that a confirming Synchronicity will occur to affirm the idea. Or, on the other hand, nothing will occur at all. If we get that confirming Synchronicity then we can go forward more fully and see what happens, considering it another blessing unfolding.
As the wise man said, “following our life destiny is like an ongoing detective story into our true selves.”
All we have to do is follow the clues.