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Intuition: Our Most Underutilized Gift

“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

I believe our intuition is an innate gift – we are born with it. For some it has been lost, pushed deep down inside, and for others it shines brightly (when we choose to listen).

When I think of all my years in New York City in my 20’s and early 30’s, that innate intuition inside me saved my life more than once. In the end, it always guided me – and I listened.

Each of us has a sense of intuition. Intuition is what has allowed us to survive as a species by protecting us from danger. It’s one’s ability to quickly collect, analyze and respond to information from all available sources without the involvement of the conscious mind.

Intuition gathers and thinks over all that outside “stuff” taken in by our senses and compares it to what’s going on inside of us. We may not even be aware of this, until our unconscious mind and body fills us in.

Intuition is how your subconscious mind communicates with your conscious mind. It allows messages from various “psychic” or “extrasensory” messages to be relayed to your conscious mind in a way that you can recognize them, and later act on them.

I have hunches. I can’t always explain why I think a certain path is the right way, but I need to trust my intuition and let it guide me to where I’m supposed to go.

It’s about Getting Back to Me. And I have my intuition to thank for that.