* According to what i have been reading up about the subject.
I remember not long after joining this site that Jennifer had said (and i am paraphrasing here) .. 'Everyone is intuitive but as some people grow they stop trusting it'. This has always stuck in my head for some reason, maybe it is because it's true.
I have grow up to trust logic and common sense .. Any form of symbolism is just some fictitious ploy and coincidence is just a figment of my imagination.
At work recently a colleague had brought in some books .. Knowing that i enjoy all things 'New Age' she came specifically to me to tell me to have a look and borrow any that i thought would be of interest.
One book that jumped out at me was 'Practical Intuition' so i took it home and placed it on my book shelf along with copious others .. I picked it up the other day and started reading .. What is good about this book is that there are numerous exercises which don't give a question then you find the answer .. It's arse backwards .. You write your answer not knowing what the question is .. Then later you are given the question. This is apparently done so so that you don't influence your answer with emotions. Makes sense.
I have finally got to exercise 14 and it hit me out of nowhere .. I know what i am supposed to be doing .. You use all your senses to come up with something .. A thought, an image, a symbol, a smell, a taste then somehow make this tangible, not through judgment but through perception. It is simply to see outside the box ..
I'll give you the example used in Exercise 14 ..
She says .. Pretend to answer the question while using all your senses to confirm it (you don't know the actual question). You don't have to make any kind of conscious effort. You don't even have to think about it. Simply pretend as you read my words your senses are perceiving the information you need to answer the question. The idea is not to guess what the answer or even what the question is. You want fragments of information.
So i took a deep breath, closed my eyes and noticed what i could hear, smell, see in my minds eye.
This was what i wrote ... Mouth watering. A humming noise from what seemed like a washing machine/dryer. A box, no it's a room with wooden floors. A place of living/a home. I feel ecstatic and joyous. I have done this before, oh the adventure. I am tired of traveling. I see a beautiful bedroom where i want to sleep. The bed is so comfortable.
(The book states that you should not discredit anything that comes to your mind but to note EVERYTHING, it is all important and not to over-think any of it.)
As i was writing all the above down in a notebook, it quickly dawned on me that although i didn't have a clue what the question was .. I knew it somehow from my words. I waited for the author to tell me what the question was .. It was my first question i noted from exercise 2 and my question i wrote was 'Is a move to Canada inevitable?'
This is apparently intuition.
Intuition is all about coincidences and symbolism and putting the pieces together .. Being human beings we are all prone to mistakes and although someones Ne or Ni is sending off signals about another person, it can also be a misinterpretation.
Now this is what i find somewhat funny about all this .. I picked out this book because it jumped at me .. I've had a lot of coincidences in my life that i have just written off. I asked on another thread if something that had happened to me was sensing or intuition and i was told it was a coincidence and this coming from an intuitive i find slightly alarming .. As at no time was the idea ever conceived (unless this person chose not to write this) that there could be other interpretations to what i had asked .. So how can people come to this site, claim to be an intuitive .. Then CHOOSE to be closed minded to other alternatives .. That is not what intuition is all about.
So the conclusion i have come to at present is that Intuition is no different to Sensing as you must use your senses to intuit whatever it is that is coming to you. Some people just trust tangible information more than others.
What do you think??