Intuition is your soul whispering the truth to your heart and hoping that you hear.”  ~ Kate Spencer

For those of us in the Northern hemisphere, we are in a time of lengthening daylight, where we feel the sun’s rays penetrate our bodies with warmth and vibrancy. A time where our outer senses are more fully awake, and the flowers are blossoming in abundance!

What about the stirrings of your soul? Are you tuned in?

Recently I’ve been pondering on the notion of intuition. To me, it’s really all about spiritual receptivity. It’s that opening of my heart, like the petals of a rose, awaiting the Divine urge or spontaneous nudge of God. It’s that enlightened knowing capacity guiding us with discernment, inspiration, creativity, clarity and peace. Seymour Epstein shares that “intuition involves a sense of knowing without rationally knowing how one knows.”

Many people think intuition is just for the spiritually gifted, for those rare mystics and saints. But I much prefer Paramahansa Yogananda’s insights on it, that “all of God’s children are endowed with intuition – the all-knowing wisdom of the soul. Intuition is that power of the Spirit inherited by the soul by which truth is perceived directly.” 

We all possess this gift of spiritual perception, but it demands that we become attuned enough to notice the nuances, the synchronicities, the signs, and the symbols. It involves going into attentive present-moment silence and listening without expectations, but simply in observance and communion with the presence of the Divine. It reminds me of the words of Scripture, Isaiah30:21: “And your ears will hear a word behind you saying: This is the way, walk in it.” It’s not a constant stream of information, but instead it comes in moments or flashes of insight.

As I’ve studied the gifts of the Holy Spirit, I believe that intuition is actually the manifestation of the gift of counsel. King David in Psalm 16:7 shares “I will bless the Lord who gives me counsel.” Calm is essential for strengthening and honoring this guidance. Spiritual activities including meditation, centering prayer, heart-centered breathwork, swimming, chanting, taking a walk in nature, and viewing a sunrise or sunset are all ways to become more present and aware of this gift. As Judi Dench shares: “And your intuition will grow and expand like a majestic cloak of wisdom.”

But why develop this sixth sense? Gisele Caroline Bundchen shares that “the more you trust your intuition, the more empowered you become, the stronger you become and the happier you become.” Similarly, Sydney Campos asserts that “when we can really listen and trust that our intuitive feelings are guiding us toward what we truly desire, life becomes fun and magical.”

Wishing you in the season of vibrant light, both light from without and the intuitive light from within.

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