The Power and Protection of Our Intuition

Recently I was given cause to consider our intuition and how we can often ignore it even though it is our truest, wisest and most loyal friend. A close friend related to me the distressing experiences she had after inviting a colleague to stay in her home whilst the man was attending a seminar, he had told her that the only available accommodation he had been offered was to sleep on somebody’s floor. She felt he deserved better and offered him her son’s bedroom. It resulted in a trail of destruction to her home and possessions followed by a litany of ingratitude and denial. When my friend related the story to me I could see that she was still deeply hurt and angry by the events and I asked about her anger. “Oh, I have forgiven him” she replied “But I can’t forgive myself”. “There was always something which had made me feel uneasy about him but it didn’t make sense. As soon as I had extended the invitation something told me it was wrong. A voice was saying ‘No’. But it didn’t make sense so I ignored it I even had a vivid premonition of furnishings in my home being broken. If only I had listened to it”. If only I had listened to it! What exactly is our intuition and how does it work? The word ‘intuition’ comes from the Latin word ‘intueri’ which literally means “sight from within” or “insight”. It is a way of knowing, a way of sensing the truth without logic or explanations. Many will say that what goes on in our conscious...

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