7 Illogical Reasons For You to Trust Your Intution
Trusting Your Intuition Is a Key Element in Your Personal Growth.
You’re smart, so why would you want to use your intuition? Logically, it’s reasonable to think that the greater your intellectual capacity the less you’d need your intuition. Thinking intuitively doesn’t make any sense -which of course is a primary part of the definition of intuition. So, why consider intuition on any level? Let alone the Magic of Intuition?
Intuition is the means in which you receive spiritual or even creative information without cognition. Many times intuition is described as a feeling but it’s not coming through your brain or even your body. Consciously you can feel, hear or even see the idea but clearly intuition is not logical in nature.
Here are seven illogical reasons for you to trust your intuition.
1. Pure Logic is Boring
Logic has it’s place in our thinking but pure logic is boring. There’s nothing new. It’s always rule based. Rules and more rules.
Intuition is coming from outside your five physical senses. It may be the very thing you’re looking for. For example, have you ever heard of Daniel Tammet? He holds the record in the UK for reciting from memory, the infinite number of Pi beyond 22,500 decimal points. It took him over 5 hours.
To say Daniel has a proclivity for numbers is the same as saying you and I like to breathe air. Daniel flew to the United States to meet the actual person who was the inspiration for the 1980’s movie Rain Man. Kim Peek, a savant like Daniel, could do extraordinary things with his mind. Inspired by Kim’s ability to count cards, Daniel wanted to go to Las Vegas to try his luck at playing 21 just like Dustin Hoffman’s character did in the movie.
In Las Vegas, things weren’t going so well with Daniel trying to memorize the playing cards coming out of an eight deck shoe. (That’s over 400 combinations of cards) He was having a hard time focusing with the lights, noise and his own nervousness and excitement. So he decided to switch tactics and trust his intuition. “In the end, I was just relying on intuition and the imagery as it flowed into my mind,” Daniel said.
In perhaps the most exciting hand of the game, Daniel split three 7’s into three separate hands against the dealer’s 10 (Not a sound logical move) and he won three consecutive 21’s. It was then that Daniel said, “Win or lose; it was worth it to play that hand!”
2. The Mind Alone isn’t Enough
Your mind isn’t going to like that. It may feel like it’s being attacked and begin defending itself. And this may the very reason why you would want to step away from it to trust your intuition. Just like Daniel, if you’re using your mind and this option isn’t working, then open up your intuition.
If this feels uncomfortable, and it makes you feel any better, know that you’re not the only one. Trusting your intuitive self is a challenge when you’re used to using your mind exclusively. For the record, and it logically shouldn’t make any difference, but Albert Einstein, William Gates, Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey and Elon Musk all depend upon their intuition.
3. Instincts are for Animals
Yes, it’s true that most animals are created or even hard-wired in some illogical way to respond with certain instincts. This fact is scientifically uncomfortable when it can’t be determined – how or why? This creates a problem. The trouble is you and I don’t like to think of ourselves as animals. We tend to think of ourselves as sophisticated. Certainly, we are animals but the mere comparison is beneath us.
Yet, you and I exist based upon the use of our reptilian brain. This part of the brain controls our heart, breathing, balance and body temperature. No big deal except it’s all being done automatically or instinctively. Can I say it? Just like an animal.
Could it be true that we are consciously capacitated to have intuition in same way animals have instinct? I don’t want to offer any reasoning beyond the possibility. What if intuition was indeed a spiritual connection offered to us by Source. This would create a rational problem but a good one if you consider it.
Our beliefs are as illogical as anything we could ever study about ourselves. But we all have them. Further, we actually create space for them. Many of us consider our beliefs to be actually important.
It doesn’t matter, they’re just beliefs and if you’ve studied beliefs as a whole they’re vast as they can be irrational. Clearly, you don’t have to believe in your intuition. Like anything else it’s just a choice.
If for some unknown reason, there’s something intriguing about the notion of your intuition being real then trusting it won’t do you any harm. You always have the option to ignore it – that’s what most people do. This is commonly done because there’s no logic associated with intuition.
Break out of the perceived certainty that logic is the answer, regardless of where intuition is coming from, and allow it. Believe in it.
5. It Felt Like the Right Thing to Do
It’s a weird thing to say but trusting your intuition is about your feeling something. Without this sensation, which again isn’t physical, you wouldn’t know if “something was up.” This message is like a spiritual trail of bread crumbs as illustrated physically in the story of Hansel and Gretel.
These “hints” of spiritual inspiration might be the very thing you’re looking for. I’ve been really honest about your not understanding this from a logical perspective but then again maybe it’s time to let go of having to be rational all the time. Remember, pure logic is boring. Additionally, it may feel like the right thing to do.
6. I Told You So
Actually, you’ll never hear or find this statement in any aspect of your intuition. You mind will tell you this in a not so subtle clue of who’s side its on. The ego, or the Shell as I commonly refer to it, is the little queen or king of its castle or so it thinks.
When you receive any spiritual message from Source from the least (intuition) to the strongest (channeling) you must appreciate that there is no conflict. Intuitive messages will never be offered to you in any “I told you so” kind of fashion. Quite the opposite, they will be offered in an invitational manner.
7. It’s Funny
The logical mind isn’t very funny. So trusting your intuition can be as simple as realizing that the message that you’ve received is way out of character from your serious reasoning. I think that’s funny. You may too if you really step into it.
If you’re receiving an intuitive message that interrupts the seriousness of your thinking consider it another brick in your building trust in something that is tremendously real. Intuition isn’t always going to show up as you might dress for a black-tie event. When it doesn’t, it can be seen as the true life of the party in helping you.
Is it funny that the blind may be able develop an increased intuitive sense? Can you learn any lessons from a blind man? I think you can. Me too, if I’m being honest. Does this seem reasonable or even funny to anybody that we’d have to become blind to trust our intuition?
There’s a great deal to developing your intuition but I guarantee you, at one point or another, you’re going to have to face the dreaded question about trusting your it. If you’re really going open your spiritual self you’re going to have to trust a lot more than intuitive message here and there. Lastly, while intuition may be perceived as illogical this fact doesn’t demean it’s power.
Your aptitude to connect spiritually with your intuition is significant. Your intuition doesn’t need to pitted against logic or what you know. Those who embrace intuition, as some sort of inspired creativity, still have to learn to trust it. Without trust, your intuition will stay dormant waiting for the right time to share. Intuition may be much more powerful than you initially thought it to be.
Reference links: The Boy with the Incredible Brain