Hallmarks of Intuition
When we experience Intuition, there’s often a feeling of simplicity, clarity, peace that comes along with the knowledge, even if it’s about an outcome we don’t want. In other words we feel calm.
Intuition deals with the present moment , what’s in front of us, and how to navigate through the options to the best choice. There is strength, clarity and conciseness behind an intuitive voice.
Intuition coveys information neutrally and unemotionally. It feels right in the gut. It also has a detached sensation as though we are observing.
Intuition is always supportive, creative and provides a “road map” for our lives.
We need to recognise and believe that our intuition is the greatest tool we can have.
Our bodies respond differently to intuition. We feel calmer, stronger, and there is no tension and we breathe more easily.
Our bodies are always in the present, never in the past and never in the future. When we stay present to what is, rather than to what is not, we are able to access our intuition rather than our fears.
Hallmarks of Fear
When we experience fearful, ego based thoughts, we often feel confused, upset, jumbled, agitated and feel we have to know more. If there is an emotional charge with our thoughts, it’s probably not intuition, but fear. Fear diminishes our perspective and feelings of being centred.
Fear is about stories from the past and projections in to the future. It freaks us out, it is confusing and puts emphasis on other people’s reactions rather than our own responses. Reactions are always fear based. They come from a mind in confusion not clarity. Fear can often appear logical. Our mind is a great tool but not our best guide. It is full of reliving the past and projecting in to the future.
For some, the most obvious voice of fear is the inner critic. It often comes with “shoulds”, judgements and attacks on our self esteem. Fear often reflects past psychological wounds.
As children we are often taught not to trust our intuition and to give our power away to others who appear “to know better”.
It is our job to practice recognising what are our fears and what is our intuition. And choose which one we want to guide our lives with.
Remember that fears often speak in a loud voice and can scream while intuition speaks in a small voice until we choose to listen to our intuition and not our fears.
When we focus on listening to our intuition that small voice grows and we lose our fears.
Some quotes from notables
“ The only real valuable thing in intuition.” Albert Einstein
“Faith is a passionate intuition.” William Wordsworth
“ Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be revelation.” Eileen Caddy
“Train your intuition and trust that small voice inside you which tells you exactly what to say, what to decide.” Ingrid Bergman
“Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself”. Oprah Winfrey
Wendie has co-facilitated residential programs with Petrea for more than sixteen years. Prior to that Wendie spent over 25 years as a teacher, school principal and was involved in educational leadership and facilitation of school executive groups.
Ten years of this time was spent in PNG where she taught and worked for the government. Wendie has been travelling since the early sixties and is especially attracted to Asian cultures. She holds degrees in Anthropology, Education, Sociology, Theology and Political Science. Her current passions are her grandchildren, travel biographies, exploring Asia, 4×4 driving, reading everything she can get her hands on, and watching movies on the big screen at home.