Intuition – What is it and
how to use it?
Have you ever wondered what the intuition is? “My intuition tells me that …”, “I did it intuitively!” What does it mean? Where did it come? Was it my mind, or did anyone put it in my head?
Intuition is simply part of our psyche. Since this trait is based on our subconscious, it is often difficult to describe it. And in fact, only those who have a “6th sense” are strong enough to handle this topic.
To understand the nature of intuition, I will first explain our psychological mechanism.
Current psychologists are guided by Karl Gustav Jung’s description of our personality traits. Jung had an extensive practice for 60 years, and he just began to see the different qualities of people. These differences, in fact, have always existed, already the Vedic texts describe thousands of years ago the same qualities that Jung has spoken.
So we can point out four basic aspects, which make up two opposing pairs. They are:
- Sensorics – intuition
- Ethics – logic
Strong can be just one, according to either sensorics or intuition and in the second case ethics or logics. This statement means that not all people have a strong intuition.
So let’s look at the first couple.
Our personality type determines from where we get information, where we process it, and how we apply it. This couple sensorics – intuition determines where we get the information.
If we have a strong sensorics, then our primary source of information is our five senses. It means all the smells, sounds, tastes, touches, the forms we directly experience. This channel will also receive information about our own “wrong me.” It is also called the false ego, and it is directly related to power, position, territory, beauty, etc.
If we derive our basic information from the intuition, then we use subconscious as the source (Citta in Sanskrit).
What is subconscious?
This is the place, where we store all our memories, experiences, impressions, etc. If a person has a strong intuition, then he gets the necessary information from there.
Example: strong sensoric – when he sees any object, he immediately experiences the form, and he uses that information directly as it is. When a person with strong intuition sees the same object, he sees the same thing, but he uses completely different information. He will automatically review which information is already in the “store” for such an item. And he already uses that same source, but with a different kind of information.
That is why intuitive persons do not care so much about facts as the connections, meanings, and results between them. To understand it, one needs the so called “6th sense”, or intuition.
Dreamers of castles in the sky
Intuitive people tend to philosophize, discuss theories, and happily build “castles in the air.” They are often inattentive, and even while trying to be decent and focused, they still often fail.
They do not have sufficient clarity for sensing their surroundings. They even perceive their physical “self” vaguely. Often their material self-analysis ends as soon as they step away from the mirror.
Easily read “between the lines” and search for hidden thoughts from everywhere. They value implications and conclusions. They appreciate imagination and trust their gut and brainwaves.
Need to see the future perspective
Intuitive people pay attention to the development of events, and they feel it is of significance to know where words and actions lead on to, what the future brings. Even if things are not currently as they are supposed to be, it is still necessary to see the light “at the end of the tunnel.”
Imagination and readiness for something new and extraordinary is important for them. Can predict what has perspective and can warn of inconveniences. Can realistically plan activities, evaluate and develop people’s opportunities.
Intuitive people are oriented to what is coming; they tend to see the development of events in advance. As a rule, they prefer to change circumstances instead of having thing remain the same. Strive to understand the possible solutions to a variety of existing situations in advance.
As they can predict things well, their thoughts are often ahead of their time. It is worth noting that in their future vision, everything is in place and they possess a complete picture of the whole. Therefore, they are suitable for planning work and evaluating the opportunities for various projects.
Seeing the complete picture
Intuitive people can better understand the situation as a whole, as global, unlike sensoric individuals, who can see more details and individual parts. When they acquire new information, they are trying to connect the various parts into one whole. In doing so, they absorb a lot of information at once, but at the same time, you can hear them say: “It is necessary to digest it all.” Therefore, their data processing is much more comprehensive than that of sensoric individuals, and they are not so much focused on concrete facts.
The weak spot – sensing their body
Intuitive people try to understand themselves their whole lives. They do not stand firmly on their feet (also in the literal sense) as they like the feeling of flying and of fantasy. They react to physical irritants with a certain delay. Their reaction depends more on how their minds interpret it and not so much on what was the immediate sensation.
These are some intuitive person traits, if we want to go even further, then we should look every person even more deeply.
The main difference is whether our intuition in our conscious psyche part is introverted or extroverted. But this would be too detailed in the current article, I confine myself to the existing one and hope it will be helpful!
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by Virko Kask