Intuition and Gut-Feeling
What does it mean to have an intuitive mind, intuitive heart, and intuitive behavior?
Paul J. Dejillas, Ph.D. – May 12, 2021
Spending time alone can be beneficial. This calms the mind and gives us that sense of freedom or liberation from the constraints of our body, even if it's only for 30 seconds.
During this short span, thoughts, feelings, and actions melt. There's only calmness and emptiness. But in this state of emptiness, the invisible nonphysical forces that are innate in us slowly emerge and begin to function at light speed.
These unseen, never-harnessed-before extrasensory elements are what we referred to before in our discussion as psychic abilities with powers that are infinitely higher than our physical senses.
These psychic abilities are the seven "clairs": clairvoyance (seeing), clairaudience (hearing), clairalience (smelling), clairgustance (tasting), clairsentience (feeling), & clairtangency (touch), and claircognizanze (knowing).
In the mystical tradition, this is equivalent to the "third eye" that is more developed among mystics, sages, and yogi. It's now commonly acknowledged that these psychic abilities are preternatural gifts endowed to us by the Cosmic Force.
In science, this is popularly known as intuition, the ability to "see" beyond the physical. Each one of us has this intuitive mind, intuitive feeling, and intuitive action that enable us to think, see, feel, and do what ordinary people cannot.
Intuition can be defined as the ability to understand something and know through instinct, without the aid of our emotions, thoughts, and reason. It is a non-physical faculty of seeing, feeling, thinking, and reasoning, equivalent to the Third Eye that mystics and yogi are talking about.
An emotion not guided by intuition can be fatal. It can lead to feelings of despondency, despair, hopelessness, depression, panic attacks, all of which can be fatal and deadly.
An intuitive feeling allows one to transcend all these debilitating feelings. It can supplant uplifting ones that can lead to an experience of joy, compassion, love, openness, and enjoy the mystery of creation. As described by Albert Einstein:
"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science."
Meanwhile, an intuitive mind abandons reason, debates, and argumentations and allows the invisible forces to take control. This is allowing oneself to go with the cosmic flow.
When reason predominates, one begins to rationalize and engage in an internal argumentation and debate. Is what I'm experiencing now intuition? Is it real or just a figment of my imagination? What if it's not real?
Then, the individual is killing intuition. Do not proceed anymore because you have blocked intuition to flow freely into you. Thinking that is not triggered by intuition can be deadly.
Prolonged and too much indulgence in thinking drains one's energy that can gradually weaken the immune system, thereby, making the cells and tissues vulnerable to attacks against foreign bodies.
It’s good to be reminded then that the moment emotions, thoughts, and reasons operate on their own, there is no intuition. It is the nature of our thoughts, emotions, reasons, and actions to be restless and without intuition, one is easily carried along by the strong current of the material and physical world, without being aware of it.
Intuition is keeping us always in communion with our Self. It is in this state of self- awareness that intuitive minds, intuitive hearts, and intuitive actions emerge.
Synchronicity for a Reason!
Paul J. Dejillas, Ph.D. – April 21, 2021
Synchronicity is an unexplained occurrence of events that are somehow related to what Albert Einstein referred to as spooky, that is, something that defies the laws of physics, logic, causality, determinism, and probability. In other words, it's extraordinary, something that happens from out of this physical world. It's not real.
Synchronicity, then, is, for the experiencer, a personal evidence that there's something out of this physical world that physics can't explain. Since it is not real from the perspective of the physical, many scientists call it an illusion, a figment of imagination on the part of the experiencer.
At the same time, other scientists also maintain that, if this is indeed experienced by the individual, then, the metaphysical realm has some influences on the physical and/or vice versa, that is, the conscious experiencer is able to go beyond the horizon of the physical, and be in union and communication with the metaphysical. This is the same as saying that the consciousness of the individual can also shape and restructure the metaphysical.
The coincidental event may be in the form of two (or more) individuals noticing each other's accidental meeting. They may not know each other, but somehow they feel a deeper connection and strong mutual vibration, as if they had met already before, and their chance encounter is a sort of deja vu, but don't know when, why, or how.
What happens next is the unveiling of circumstances that could explain the why of the synchronous convergence, that is if both so decide to pursue the process of synchronicity.
So, what gives meaning and relevance to synchronicity? Why do they happen? Does it have messages to relay to both worlds?
Well, it depends on the nature and cause of the event. Some happen to announce that something has already happened, say, a loved one may have died a few minutes before the encounter takes place.
Others are predictive, that is, to warn the individual of an impending event, which the individual may be able to forewarn and avoid the occurrence, if he or she so decides.
Still others occur to alert the individual that his or her life is simply going around in a never-ending circle, and is unable to proceed and move on spiritually. This type may jolt the individual, who may be carrying some baggage that he or she cannot dispose of. Attachment to this baggage is very strong and the individual is reminded to make a decision, once and for all.
But in order for synchronicity to happen, one must be aware and conscious of it. There is no synchronicity if one does not notice or is not aware of what is happening. The synchronous events, that is, the experiencer and the event, must grab each other's attention.
The attention of the observer of the anomaly that is going on around at that particular moment must be present or the baffling event at that moment snatches the attention of the observer.
Either way, it's the same. There's an ongoing communication between the two, that can be felt primarily through intuition, gut-feeling, or mutual resonance. What the final outcome will be remains uncertain. It will depend on how the two respond to each other from moment to moment.
If this happens to you and you're not comfortable doing it, do it anyway and just let yourself go with the flow. Let the event lead you to a place and time where it wants you to go. Trust the Cosmos. Trusting its laws unconditionally is better than consciously suspecting it.
Well, there you are. Always live the present consciously because some synchronous events are always happening to shape our present and future.