Speaking to the “Someone in You”
To the Heart of the Matter – Part III
A Four-Part Series by: Matthews Wright, M.Ed.
“It’s not your environment, it is you –
the quality of your mind,
the integrity of your soul,
and the determination of your will –
that will decide your future and shape your life…”
Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays, President Emeritus of Morehouse College
In all of my previous half century of study, I’ve never found a more distinct description of the intuitive process than expressed above by Dr. Mays. The creative force of the Self engulfs the physical body hosting the mind, causing light to be generated outward producing a clarity of vision and thought to assist you through life events. Our ability to actively and productively participate in life hinges on how well we analyze, assess, process and act on information to determine our personal value set (who we are). So let me further clarify the idea of intuition. Intuition may be understood better by looking at fees paid that we call tuition to receive certified instruction, attend training and take college courses. Intuition is the exact opposite, it is instinctive knowledge, an internal inkling, and a state of being aware of or knowing something without having to discover or perceive it. It is information – knowledge that is stored internally and available to you at your beckon call!
Think of intuition as software stored on a computer’s hard drive that comes with crucial core information allowing the operator to conduct decision-making and maintain the computer without appreciable outside assistance. The practical use of intuition serves several purposes and to get to the use we must engage ourselves into ourselves. Yes! We must learn the art of active listening to our inner voice as it speaks, urges and points us in a direction that is the exact opposite of what outer experiences and sensations may be demanding. Understanding intuition may take some time to grasp but know that when you receive an urge to do something like make an expensive purchase, intuition comes into play when your thoughts begin to assess your available money, credit score, or the items affordability. It is your intuition that says; “is this needed or can you afford this right now”! That is You talking to Yourself to determine a reasonable course and outcome for a current situation, and that is a normal and healthy process. When we listen to ourselves we are assessing the condition with current, accurate and reasonable information to make a balanced choice. Although instinctive knowledge is not perceived as good, bad or indifferent but only as a state of naturally knowing something and acting on that gut feeling. Our ancestors called it “Mother Wit”, common knowledge or sense. Every situation doesn’t require a college degree to figure it out!
Intuitive learning takes a while to understand, process and to act on it. To see the need for mastering levels of understanding starts with the realization of knowing what has been presented as being real is Truly FALSE. With assistance from your intuitive skills, you will begin to question and understand the false tendencies created to keep you occupied, emotionally drained, and to a degree fearful. The basis of the sense of fear is real and instinctual. However, the length at which we allow our fears to conduct the business of life is controlled by us. The definition of fear is simple. FEAR is “a False Evaluation Appearing Real.
“I believe in intuitions and inspirations...I sometimes FEEL that I am right. I do not KNOW that I am.”― Albert Einstein