In order to be in touch with it we need to be in
touch with our feelings. It is felt. "Move away from this person", our
intuition will tell us. "Do not get on that plane" it will say. (I
recently read that more people cancel their flights on planes that end
in disaster than on any other!)
Unfortunately we live in a society which does not
value intuition. We do not give our children instruction on how they
can listen to themselves and get the answer that is right for them.
When we do find ourselves feeling something is wrong we are often
confused as to whether we should trust our feelings or not.
The more we are in contact with our inner feeling
self, the more we will be in touch with it. Sometimes it is difficult
to be sure whether it is our intuition speaking to us or simply
anxiety. Other times it is absolutely obvious that it is intuition. It
is obviously intuition when it is a feeling. Risk checking this out for
yourself. You will soon know how reliable yours is. When having an
emotional reaction however, particularly fear it can be difficult to
know whether it is intuition or whether it is simply anxiety.
This difficulty comes about because feelings and emotions
are not the same thing. Our feelings are felt in our entire body, they
are genuine, real and trustworthy. They are out greatest friend,
warning us of dangers and leading us towards fulfilment. Emotions on
the other hand are our reactions to what is happening. They too are
very important to us. If we want our communications with people to be
open and clear then we need to be actively in touch with our emotions
The problem with emotions is that frequently we carry around a
large bag of memories and dumped emotions from past situations where we
have been unable to effectively express our self. When we come up
against a situation which has even the vaguest resemblance, we can
react "as if" it was the previous situation. It is very important
therefore to clear outstanding issues, so that what we are dealing with
is the present one. Without doing this, it is possible to deceive
yourself that your intuition is telling you something about someone,
which absolutely does not belong to them at all!
It does appear that we may inherently differ to the degree that we
experience feelings and emotions. Astrology
seems to suggest this. My astrological chart, for instance, describes
me as a psychic sponge, picking up all the feelings which are going
around and I must say this fits in with my experience of myself. I am not alone.
people find that they pick up on other people's feelings in an
undifferentiated way. This is not a pleasant experience at all and can
lead to the person feeling completely drained and unsure what feelings
belong to them and what to others.
The solution however, whether our
problem is that we find it difficult to be in touch with our own
feelings or we find ourselves picking up all the feelings which are
going around is the same. Being in touch with our inner feeling self
and if necessary working through past memories will solve the
situation. If you are aware of what you yourself feel and you feel
another feeling coming from somewhere else, you know it belongs to them
and not to you.
Intuition is an inner knowing. It is an inner resource. It is a
healthy, clear, intelligent, felt sense of knowing which is available
to us all. In order to be in touch with it in a grounded way we need to
learn to be open to ourselves and to trust ourselves. We need to be
able to clear away garbage which we have carried from past hurts which
stops us from being able to respond appropriately to the present
situation. Everything on this site is geared to helping a person be in
touch with their inner resources and therefore their intuition.
Meditation can calm the mind and bring you more in touch with the now and your inner feeling self.
can provide a place to both deal with issues from the past or present
which trouble you and also provide a place for you to re-assess
yourself and gain access to inner resources you might not even have
known you had.
Focusing is a
method to help you be in touch with your body's felt sense and find
answers which are right for you. It can work alongside therapy or on
its own. It is something you can teach yourself to do or do with
Because feelings are so connected to intuition check out our Feelings and emotions
page.Intuition is one of the greatest benefits which we receive when we
get back in touch with our own inner resources and autonomy.