'Instinct and Intuition' - February 2020

Intuition is knowledge and ability acquired without the use of reason

By Emily Matweow

Emily Matweow

Intuition is knowledge and ability acquired without the use of reason. Dictionaries define intuition as our innate ability, our natural power, to act from knowledge or belief obtained independent of any perceptual process. In other words, I think we are born with intuition.  What do you think?

 

Many refer to intuition as our sixth sense. Intuition does not have tangible boundaries and definitions that conform to reason like the five physical senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch. The knowledge and ability of this sixth sense is acquired without the use of reason. It is non-rational. The non-rational is sensible, sane, and lucid; but because its understandings are contrary to commonly accepted reason and rationality, it may be considered senseless, illogical, and absurd. It is “out of the box.” “Out of the box” could be defined by rational boundaries that use definitions born of mental, emotional,  spiritual, and physical roots to produce senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell, touch, knowing, feeling, empathy of emotion, attitude or ailment, telepathy, and channeling (sharing the box with another).

 

It is true that we are born with both instinct and intuition. Because intuition is spontaneous, natural, innate, and unlearned, it is often used as a synonym, or even part of the definition, for instinct. Instinct, however, is not something we consciously practice or develop – it is an inherited set of behaviors that are embedded genetically and may not be retrained. Instinctual behaviors are most easily identified in non-human animals, but they are present in humans and easiest to observe as maternal and survival behaviors.

 

Intuition is manageable: with awareness, work, and rehearsal we can strengthen and develop its various muscles and aptitudes in both human and non-human animals. Instinct triggers survival and species-specific behaviors both obsolete and appropriate. Intuition is a spontaneous response to immediate events. Intuition may be trained and developed. Unlike intellect, intuition often exists in tandem with mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical cues.

 

Intellect is knowledge and ability that is the exclusive result of the rational, without influence by any sort of emotion or feeling. The rational is sensible, sane, and lucid. It demonstrates sound judgment and good sense and is characterized by reason. Reason provides knowledge to the intellect so that it may use mental powers to make decisions without experience. Rational lives “in the box.” “The box” has tangible boundaries and definitions that conform to the five physical senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch. It is intended to be the neutral judgment exhibited in response to mental, emotional, spiritual and physical cues that is devoid of any of those same mental, emotional, spiritual or physical attributes.

 

Intuition, as embodied in our “intuitive self”, is comprised entirely of intuitive knowledge and abilities. This non-rational self is the dimension of our physical (rational) self where all of the gifts of the sixth sense are rooted. What is not commonly assumed is that our intuitive self, the part of us that does the “knowing,” uses the best blend of all six senses’ knowledge and abilities. The intuitive self is a comprehensive “other self”. Both rational and non-rational selves are fully capable of having relationships with each other and with other rational and non-rational selves both human and non-human.

 

We are not told what intuitive abilities are. Neither are we told that we are each born with a complete set of these abilities that allow us to do or act physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and intuitively and that all of these actions may be exercised interdependently or in concert to transform not just ourselves but others.

 

When intuition is described as a “hunch” or an “instinct”, it suggests that intuition is an ability that does not use the traditional five senses of sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste. Most of us have heard of clairvoyance - intuitive or psychic seeing, and clairaudience - intuitive or psychic hearing and many of us have experienced forms of clairvoyance. Fewer of us have heard of clairsalience, also known as clairscent or clairscentency – intuitive or psychic smell, clairtangency and clairtaction – intuitive or psychic touch, and clairgustance – intuitive or psychic taste. All of us have had experiences of claircognizance – intuitive or psychic knowing - when we have had intuitive or psychic knowing (knowledge) without any physical explanation or reason.  That “gut” feeling… the sense that you just know something without any intellectual or rational reason.

 

There are no countries today that publicly embrace intuitive ability, yet reliance on intuition is deeply embedded in many cultures. Asian cultures are open about mindful, intuitive practices like meditation, tai chi, and qigong. Aboriginal cultures have traditions based upon shamanic and intuitive practices and even elevate adept shamans within their community. Yet none formally acknowledge or validate intuition as something having human value and something that can be learned and developed for the benefit of our society. Historically, intuition has even been an aberration in some societies and cultures.

 

I believe we each arrived in this world completely intuitively appointed: each and every one of us fully equipped and ready to go but without an operator’s manual. It is like having the key to an ignition for an engine nobody admits to. Yet some of us arrive knowing there is an engine and an ignition and a key. Some of us come with keys and seek an outlet, some of us arrive with memories and seek their context, some of us are so as to explore, experiment, elicit, and envision what those who came with their engines running and waiting to shift gears know . . . there is more to our sixth sense than we are likely to master in this lifetime. What do you think?

 

  




Emily  MatweowEmily 's Bio: When the Fairy Godmother said to Cinderella, “Impossible things are happening every day.” she was speaking a universal truth – a truth that speaks to the impossible impact of Emily Matweow’s intuitive healing skills. She facilitates profound healing with individuals, and performance enhancing re-awakenings with businesses. Emily is the founder of Maverick Medicine and author of “The IN Club – Consciously Evolving Your Intuition” who sees the fast track to “impossible” personal or business breakthroughs. Whether clients show-up with courage and openness, or come jaded and desperate, they must be willing to walk with her to that place where all things are possible. Tapping into this place, becoming the best you were designed to be, means letting go and embodying the everyday magic that is already in you. Em’s own magical transformation came when she was diagnosed with MS (multiple sclerosis) and told she would be hearing and vision impaired, lucky if only a paraplegic. Today she stands before us, living proof that the impossible is possible. Dare to have your “impossibles” – there’s adventure and healing waiting. - Emily Matweow Website


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