“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” — Albert Einstein

You are naturally intuitive – you may or may not consciously utilize this natural gift. Intuition is at work in our thoughts. It’s as though we can process thinking and intuiting at the same time – or perhaps they are two sides of the same coin? Aha moments. Leaps of logic. Your sixth sense.

In early 2012 the Office of Naval Research announced the US Navy would spend $3.85 million over a four year period to study how intuition works. Their goal is to offer insight into the scientific basis of intuition, a concept many in the general public confuse with the supernatural. “There is a growing body of anecdotal evidence, combined with solid research efforts, that suggests intuition is a critical aspect of how we humans interact with our environment and how, ultimately, we make many of our decisions,” Ivy Estabrooke, a program manager at the Office of Naval Research, said. “The whole goal of this research endeavor is to determine if we can develop techniques to measurably improve intuition.”

Some people define intuition as acquired knowledge without the use of reason. Some see it as divine or spiritual guidance or knowing. Einstein believed it was a “sacred gift.”

I expect the US Navy will discover it is actually very easy to “measurably improve intuition.” I participated in a 4 day workshop a few years ago that certainly measurably improved my intuition.

If you are interested in improving your own intuition, it is a matter of intention and practice – and, not the least bit difficult. I’m sure there are many teachers who work in this area. I highly recommend The Intuitive Heart by Henry Reed, Ph.D. and Brenda English.

I wonder how it would change our lives and our world if we all lived from the place of our sixth sense all the time, rather than in isolated moments? If we learned to honor the “sacred gift” as much as we now honor the “faithful servant?”

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5 Responses to Intuition

  1. Hi. Glad to see you are encouraging everyone to believe in themselves. It is amazing how many folks are made to feel “less than”, or not good enough. I was wondering if you’d read any of Barbara Brennan’s work? It’s right up this alley. Keep up the good work! Look forward to checking out your site in depth…

    • mountainpat says:

      Hey – I’ve read Hands of Light and Light Emerging. Years ago I did some personal work with Donnalea Goeltz who was a graduate of the Barbara Brennan school and an instructor there. Donnalea helped me deepen my understanding of myself and of Barbara’s work. Have you read her books?

      Lots of times we readily accept the “less than” comments or actions that come our way. A healthier alternative is to claim who we are – the parts we label good and the parts we label bad. That’s just our own inner critic doing the labeling. Deepak Chopra says we are god in drag. Once we see we are love, are god, or whatever word you are comfortable with – then everything changes. No good, no bad. Just beautiful, fantastic you.

      Thanks so much for commenting and for reading my blog – and, for your kind words.

      Love, Pat

      • I’m so glad to meet another ‘aware’ individual. I am slowly integrating with the social media gen, because this group really cries out for help for the authentic self. We are all struggling together, and it is nice to find like minded among the skeptics. I cut my psychic ‘teeth’ on Brennan’s work, but will look at Donnalea. As an empath, medical intuitive, struggling human, it helped me a great deal in my practice. Be blessed, FE

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