Intutition Top 10's (Wisdom)  

BenefitsFriend69 57M/60F
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8/25/2005 8:45 pm

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Intutition Top 10's (Wisdom)

An email from a friend. Ever go against your intuition? Every time I have it's ended up the opposite of how I wanted it to. Here's some good stuff from some accomplished people.



The Top 10 Thoughts on Intuition

1. "The primary wisdom is intuition." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

2. "...[The pioneer scientist must have] a vivid intuitive imagination for new ideas that are not generated by deduction, but by artistically creative imagination." - Max Planck

3. "The term intuition does not denote something contrary to reason, but something outside of the province of reason." - Carl Jung

4. "My beliefs I test on my body, on my intuitional consciousness, and when I get a response there, then I accept." - D. H. Lawrence

5. "Most of us are living at the periphery of consciousness while intuition invites us into the center." - Willia Harman

6. "We are having this conversation about intuition because we all want to become real." - Rob Rabin

7. "When you let intuition have its way with you, you open up new levels of the world. Such opening-up is the most practical of all activities." - Evelyn Underhill

8. "The real valuable thing is intuition." - Albert Einstein

9. "Intuition is one of the most important abilities we can cultivate...It is becoming necessary for a comprehensive personal and global perspective." - Jagdish Parikh

10. "You feed your longing and desires and they do the work. My whole life has been following my intuition and strange beckonings." - David Whyte

The Top 10 Ways to Welcome Your Intuition Into Your Life

Intuition is innate to all of us; it's hard-wired. To develop this crucial life skill and learn how to trust it takes practice. Here are some ways to do that.

1. Suspend disbelief.

2. Be relaxed and not in a hurry.

3. Don't try to use willpower or force.

4. Some people's intuitive ability increases if they ask an inanimate object (a rock, a leaf, whatever) to "give" them the information. (It takes the pressure off!)

5. Establish a regular place, time and routine for practicing accessing your intuition.

6. Start slowly and practice on inconsequential things.

7. You'll know when it's your intuition, because you'll have great clarity and certainty.

8. Intuition is contagious. Therefore, hang out with people who have strong intuition, value it and use it.

9. Don't do anything you feel confused or uncomfortable with under the guise of "intuition." If you're confused or uncomfortable, it isn't your intuition.

10. Get a coach or teacher. Feedback is good when you're learning, it helps you keep the ego-aspects in perspective, and keeps you from overload.

The Top 10 Ways Your Intuition May Communicate to You

There are lots of different ways people get messages from their intuition.

1. Through a body ailment, pain or illness.

2. Humming a tune, out loud or in your head, with or without lyrics.

3. Visual images.

4. In dreams.

5. Quotations or poems popping into your head.

6. Hearing it.

7. Precognition - premonitions about things that
might happen in the future.

8. Deja-vu experiences.

9. Bodily sensations.

10. Breaking things, hurting yourself or having accidents.

This piece was originally submitted by Susan Dunn, M.A., Clinical Psychology, who can be reached at, or visited on the web. Copyright 2000, 2001, 2002 by Thomas J. Leonard. May be distributed if full attribution is given and copyright notice is included.

rm_jayR63 59F
1884 posts
8/26/2005 1:35 am

Intuition is based on past experience,
No matter how small an occurance, stored in the memory.
One simply has to realize that what they feel is a twinge of intuition is really past experience trying to tell them "hey jackass, remember what happened last[/]time you did that?

rm_sj365 55F
2414 posts
8/26/2005 9:14 am

My grandpa always said "go with your gut". Its sound advice still. My brain has gotten me into far more trouble than my intuition ever has, so now I try to fly by instinct...which seems to be located in the seat of my pants. hmmmm

BenefitsFriend69 57M/60F

8/26/2005 10:03 am

JayR, I think that's a big part of it. I also think though that there is another part of us, that part of us that is not our body or our thinking mind. It sits behind it all and watches. The silent observer.. That's more than memory. That part of us is connected to the cosmic computer that has all knowledge of everything and every one. And it watches our experiences going on and gives us little feelings that are our intuition. I’ve had those feeling before, related to events or situations that I have no memories to help guide the actions. So, more than memory perhaps?

SlippyJo.. Perhaps instinct and intuition work together, instinct being built into our DNA for automatic action and intuition being a tool we can recognize and use or not that’s purely situational.

So if, as Robin Williams said, men have two heads and only enough blood to fit in one, and my blood is in the lower head as it is most of the time, am I flying by the seat of my pants?

rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
8/26/2005 1:28 pm

I don't get it, I was bit by a spider, it got infected, and oozed pus for two weeks. That was an accident, so what could that mean?

ruready4adark1 56M

8/26/2005 2:43 pm

saint, if you ask the spider what it meant it might say something like, "sgoi,dfdgo eoigiho asghoishg!"

Translation, "Damn, you taste good!"

My intuition tells me you won't find this very funny.

BenefitsFriend69 57M/60F

8/27/2005 7:47 am

Saint: If the spider was crawling on you, and you had been bit by a spider before, your memory-intuition would tell you to slap it. Your instinct as a human would make you react and slap it. Your connection to the universal database would tell you to not play around in spider webs. The fact that you got bit and infected tells you that some of us have to sacrifice for the whole of spider <> human relations.

BTW saint, my intuition tells me that ru wants to taste you. Horny bastard, perhaps we are evil twins…

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