Intuition, Our Inner Mentor

The clear sound from within
The clear sound from within
Intuition creates Freedom from regret
Intuition creates Freedom from regret

Struggling with choice

Each and every human being will be faced with making decisions numerous times throughout a single day. To even attempt to place a number on the overwhelming amount of choices made in a lifetime, we can safely label, ludicrous.

A close look at the many interesting facets of human personality that play an intricate role in the choices we make, should shine a spotlight on our "intuition." What is this mysterious aspect of the mind that plays such a vital role in our decision-making process and where does it come from? How does it prove time and again to direct us toward the ideal road to follow?

Intuition is a capability of the human brain that has often been accorded a mystical position and almost spiritual quality. However, intuition is not the result of some magical, guiding force. It is in fact, the quiet, gentle voice inside us that strives to get our attention. Regretfully, it often fails to guide and direct us in the way it intends to. Sometimes, it does get through because we hear it with somber attentiveness and react to our benefit. When it comes to our own well-being, intuition is almost always correct.

This thing called intuition, in reality is the result of the programs within us, designed to protect us. These programs send messages of survival from our genetic selves to our conscious personalities. Interestingly enough, many experts and professionals teach that these intuitive programs may be created by our genetic codes. These programs are designed to guide us in making the best possible choices throughout our life, in circumstances of great importance.

It is curious in our society, that in spite of the growing understanding of the human mind, we may tend to ignore our own intuition.

The big question then becomes, "Why." Why would we humans ignore one of humankind's most vital mental capabilities? That which is our very own personal inner alarm system.

There is no single reason, no perfectly accurate answer. However, one clearly evident thought on this is that the concept of intuition is confused with a misleading and totally inaccurate flurry of myths. First things first, let's try to clarify these myths; shall we?

Without a rational explanation of and ability to grasp a concept, we can sadly be left floundering to fully understand the human condition. This is a basic necessity when attempting to embrace the clear messages which are generated by our conscience and the awareness of basic human nature. To connect to our inner mentor is to have to our avail our best and most intimate teacher in life. This would be pure foolishness to disregard.

Brain Power & Capabilities
Brain Power & Capabilities
Listen and You will Hear it Speak to you.
Listen and You will Hear it Speak to you.
Speak Up.
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Myths about Intuition

Let's take a look at some of the erroneous thoughts about Human Intuition. The top 5 myths are:

1. Some people have intuiton, some do not.

This is untrue. Intuition is part of the programming process of every human brain. We come into the world with the necessary building blocks for the development of programmed intuition, already established. It is part of human life.

2. Women have stronger intuition than men.

Men, this may hurt a bit, but be brave. It's fairly common knowledge, amongst the majority of the human race that women simply listen better and more often than men. Women are also, in general, more apt to accept suggestion more readily than their male counterparts.

3. Intuition happens by chance, like accidents.

This is also False. Intuition, being a real facet of our programming, happens as a natural result of the psysiological functioning of the brain.

4. Intuition cannot be controlled.

As with any group of programs that direct us, we can recognize that intuitive messages are something that can be practised and enhanced. Hopefully, at a certain point in life, we have learned that listening to the quiet voice of our own intuition is a very natural facet of the human mind

5. We can better trust objective choices over intuition.

This is partially true, because the facts and repeated results point to the very best choices being a combination of intuition and objectivity. Note: We must take all precautions to understand the vast difference between intuition and an unconscious desire for wish fulfillment.

How, might we discern these differences? To be sure, this is not a simple task. For instance, when emotions are high and passion is guiding our actions, logic wanes and to say the least, our brain is not functioning within the rules of reason. To explain in a more basic manner, recall a time you fell deeply in love. There you are, happy and comfy and feeling confident, walking into walls and sighing....a lot. Fine. This is all wonderful. After all, LOVE, makes the world go 'round, right?

In matters of the heart, it follows that we hope, make wishes, create dreams and draw our plans. All caught up in a whirlwind, our poor little inner voice cannot scream loudly enough to get our attention. No matter how desperately our "intuition" attempts to send up red flags or pump our brakes, we go on following emotion blindly. There can only be a possible handful of men & women in the Universe who do not understand this scenario.

With the exception of that elite handful, the hard earned lessons we learn, speak directly to the avoidance or denial of clear warnings via Intuition. I doubt you disagree.

For any number of reasons stated herein, as well as my own personal experiences with my intuitive nature, I firmly believe if we would all take serious heed of the voice within us, we would experience much fewer regrets in listening.... and avoid the Falling Rock.

It can certainly be validating to know, No, I wasn't stupid, deaf, dumb or blind.. I really wasn't. I just "wasn't listening." My gut tried so hard to warn me and I could not or would not pay attention. Look around my friend, we are all very much alike and often make the same mistakes. Is there even a remote possibility there's something so terribly wrong with all of us in terms of stumbling and falling upon the rocky road of life? This is highly doubtful. It makes much more sense and passes our reason detector, to admit we simply failed to acknowledge Our Inner Mentor.

Do you believe it's imperative to learn to connect with this mentor and respect it's purpose and assistance? It Is. I promise you, it is.

Another Excellent Hub on Intuition, by amymarie5 :

This explains the "distinction" between what KARMA actually IS versus what many of us THINK.

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CatherineGiordano 10 months ago from Orlando Florida

So true!

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fpherj48 10 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Catherine, if some of us had a nickel for every time we have uttered the words~~"I should have followed my gut."....we'd be sun bathing on our own island. Thanks for stopping by!

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CatherineGiordano 10 months ago from Orlando Florida

A great explanation of intuition. I agree it is something everyone has. Those who claim to have more intuition have simply mastered the art of allowing their intuition to surface to their conscious mind and then listening to their intuition. It seems to me that whenever I act against what my intuition is telling me, I regret that decision.

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fpherj48 11 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

HI diane..nice to meet you, I'm glad you enjoyed my hub and feel as though it inspired you!!

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dianeknaus 11 months ago from Anne Arundel County, Maryland

Your piece is a great reminder to listen to my inner intuition and sometime we all forget in light of what we would want to be doing instead of what we are actually doing. Thanks I do appreciate your words more than you might think.

Diane Knaus

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fpherj48 11 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Oh dear, you too? Well, maybe we can share a room at the Nut House or at least be next to each other. My inner voice stutters!!.........Thanks for the visit!

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Nell Rose 11 months ago from England

My intuition has taken me all over the darn place! lol! my inner voice is as nuts as me! great hub though, I have probably read it before, but as I have a brain the size of a pea at this time of night its allowed! LOL!

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fpherj48 15 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Jay from Houston.....What a lovely and very special gift you have shared with me. Each and every quote has touched me deeply and reassured my faith in my inner being.

So nice to meet you. Please stop by again, as I will surely visit your site! Peace, Paula

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Jay C OBrien 15 months ago from Houston, TX USA

Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way. ~ Florence Scovel Shinn

“The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery.

There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will,

and the solution comes to you and you don’t know how or why.”

~ Albert Einstein

“A good artist lets his intuition lead him wherever it wants.”

~ Lao-Tzu

The only real valuable thing is intuition.” ~ Albert Einstein Quotes

"Your intuition knows what to write, so get out of the way."

~ Ray Bradbury

"Intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life." ~ Paulo Coelho (The Alchemist)

"Don't try to comprehend with your mind. Your minds are very limited. Use your intuition." ~ Madeleine L'Engle (A Wrinkle in Time)

"I believe in intuitions and inspirations...I sometimes FEEL that I am right. I do not KNOW that I am." ~ Albert Einstein

"Intuition is seeing with the soul." ~ Dean Koontz

"It occurred to me by intuition, and music was the driving force behind that intuition. My discovery was the result of musical perception."

~ Albert Einstein

"Be brave enough to live creatively. The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You cannot get there by bus, only by hard work, risking and by not quite knowing what you are doing.

What you will discover will be wonderful: Yourself." ~ Alan Alda

"intuition is always right in at least two important ways;

It is always in response to something. It always has your best interest at heart" ~ Gavin de Becker Quotes (The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence)

"A father's suspicion...' she began. Is as powerful as a mother's intuition.'

pg 87, Ruana Singh and Jack Salmon" ~ Alice Sebold Quotes (The Lovely Bones)

"Intuition is more than knowledge, and truth comes pure from the heart." ~ Don Bradley (Angels in a Harsh World)

"The more the poet grows, the deeper the level of creative intuition descends into the density of his soul. Where formerly he could be moved to song, he can do nothing now, he must dig deeper. "

~ Jacques Maritain

"Listen to your inner voice...

for it is a deep and powerful source of wisdom, beauty and truth, ever flowing through you... Learn to trust it, trust your intuition, and in good time, answers to all you seek to know will come, and the path will open before you."

~ Caroline Joy Adams

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fpherj48 15 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Cris.......We humans are mysterious creatures, aren't we? Our inner voice speaks to us clearly & loudly. We know it is always authentic and correct, yet we often try to drown it out with our own desires. End up making mistake after mistake and then wonder WHY!! LOL

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

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CrisSp 15 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

I've read quite a lot on this topic simply because it is really interesting. This thing called "intuition" never lies. The problem is, we do not listen enough or we're too stubborn to accept.

This is a great insightful hub and I like the way you've presented the myths about intuition. Pity, we do not have the voting system on HP anymore but I'd like to say that this is interesting, useful and informative hub.

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fpherj48 21 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Jay...I AM familiar with Edgar Cayce and receive a monthly magazine from The Association for Research & Enlightenment. I thoroughly get into all of this "stuff," as so many skeptics may call it.

I leave my mind OPEN at all times. I believe it is the only path to truly learning all is that is available to learn. I never want to stop learning.

Thank you for stopping by Jay. Comments are always welcomed.

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Jay C OBrien 21 months ago from Houston, TX USA

Interesting article. Are you familiar with the Silva Ultra-mind course or The Association for Research and Enlightenment (ARE), or Edgar Cayce?

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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

DJ.....I don't know why you're not being notified because I don't know how you have set-up your account. Further my fine rebel friend....we had this discussion just recently (maybe you ARE closer to my age than I thought! LOL)

I told you that I don't get email notifications any more. Haven't for a long time. I just browse, follow the central thread and check "notifications" addition to stalk the neighborhoods. Go back into your account and check your settings. You may want to change them.

But, you do realize that anyplace you see a profile pic and sub domain can just click on that and be taken to that hubber's site....right? who's the staff person who was irresponsible enough to let you out of your room today? I thought your recreation schedule was only Mon. Wed & Fri.....and sometimes Sun, when you behave in Church.

I would never try to avoid you. I love you, DJ.

When you wear yourself out flying in a good girl and go to bed. OK? Hugs, PJ......(and don't forget tomorrow is Arts & Crafts Day.)

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DJ Anderson 2 years ago

Really great article, here.

I need to try to get over here to read more of your works.

It appears that you may be more than a pretty face.

Now, why didn't this show up to me that someone had commented on this hub, and you replied?

I have been following you for about a year, yet I never get notified.

Are you trying to avoid me?

Well, good luck with that one, honey!!

They let me out of my room for a short walk and I found this here computer. I am going to try to fly out the window using the monitor for a wing. I may be flying in circles all night!!! Yee Ha!!


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Thank you diane.....I'm pleased to know you found my hub interesting. Yes, we all need to pat attention to our inner voice..It does not mislead us..

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dianeknaus 2 years ago from Anne Arundel County, Maryland

Wow, what a hub, I absolutely agree with you about intuition. When I don't use it I get into trouble, that just means I am human just like everyone else. But in the past six or so months I have begun to meditate as well, and it works well to serve my jungle of a mind. It is nice to connect here on Hub pages . Thanks a million for your article.


Diane Knaus

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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Audrey....You are a member of an enormous "trial 'n error" Club....who become members by applying via our first fumble of not heeding that inborn alarm system.....paying our dues, shaking off the dust and moving forward!.....All members inherently understand one another!....Thanks for the visit. I am always happy to see you.

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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

I have learned through trial and error to always listen to my gut--what else can we really do I think

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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Shyron....This topic is one that can be studied, discussed and spliced into many pieces...for days on end. I've always been fascinated with this natural (biological) alarm/warning system we carry within us.

There have been times I'm taken aback by the sheer strength and boldness of the inner "voice" though any moment, hands will take hold of our shoulders and shake us!! Wake Up! Take heed!

It pains me yet to this day when I recall times in my life I cast warnings to the wind. Oh....the price we pay.

Thank you for your thoughtful comment. Yes, Shyron, truly we ARE exactly where we should be. I believe this too.

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Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago

Paula, fantastic hub, I agree with it 100%. I would have been better off if I always listen to that inner voice and I have most of the time and it saved my life at least twice. And one time I know it would have saved me lots of pain had I listened, I should say heeded because I heard and proceeded anyway. I think at this point in my life I am exactly where I am supposed to be.

Voted-up UABI, shared and posted on fb.

Peace and blessings.

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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Sandy.....At some point in our life, we can all remember "not listening." No matter how strong and clear the inner alarm bells are....for any number of reasons....we ignore them or proceed in spite of them.

Are we more often than not "regretful?"......Oh Yes, sadly for a very long and tiresome length of time! Thanks for your input!

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Hankscita 2 years ago from Florida

Paula, really great Hub. I try to listen for the clink, and/or the clunk. When I don't listen I'm usually regretful.

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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Au fait....I am so sorry your comment has sat unread for 8 weeks! I try not to let this happen. (No idea how it got past me)

This is powerful, Au fait and I appreciate your input very much. I can fully relate to the "example" you gave, on the activities of our subconscious. I can't tell you how many times I have had the very experience you presented. How right you are that it is difficult to persuade one's self to warm up to someone who simply "reminds" us too much, of that not-so-nice person. What you have mentioned in this comment, could easily provoke hours of discussion! Thanks.

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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas

Our brain is conscious at all times, even when we are sleeping. It is recording information and filing it away. What so many people refer to as intuition is really just our subconscious mind communicating with our conscious mind. That doesn't happen often and so the message may not always be as clear as when you are speaking to another person and vice versa.

Our subconscious mind has taken in information that our conscious mind has most probably forgotten if it ever took note of it in the first place. It is our subconscious mind with all that information that our conscious mind either doesn't have on hand or doesn't remember, that will warn us of danger. Our subconscious mind knows things our conscious mind does not because it misses nothing.

Is our subconscious mind always right? No, because even though it does take in all information available at any given time and file it away, it also compares that information, perhaps unfairly, to what it deems to be similar situations (or people). For example, if you have known someone who was proven to be unscrupulous in some way, your subconscious mind will remember everything it knows about that person. When you meet someone who reminds your subconscious mind (and maybe your conscious mind too) of that individual, you may have an uneasy feeling about them, like something isn't quite right and that they are not quite what they appear to be.

This odd feeling may be coming from the fact that they physically resemble the person you once knew who was dishonest, or this new person may have the same mannerisms, causing your subconscious mind to compare the new person to the one you couldn't trust. So sometimes your intuition, because of where it comes from, may be inaccurate and unfair, but its intention is always to protect you.

Most of the time it makes sense to follow your intuition or your gut feeling. It may be wrong sometimes, but always with good intentions of protecting you.

Unfortunately it is sometimes unfair to other people because once a person makes a judgment of someone's character it is almost impossible to change it no matter what. Sad but true. And maybe the only thing they did to get blacklisted was to look or act (talking mannerisms not deeds) like someone you used to know who was of poor character.

I would agree with you that it makes sense to act on your intuition most of the time, because as I already said, your subconscious is trying to protect you, and that is an inborn defense. Generally, people (like animals) who listen to their subconscious mind (intuition/instinct, etc.) live longer and stay healthier than people (and animals) who do not. ;)

Voted up and interesting/useful.

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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Au fait.....So glad you stopped by to visit. I appreciate and enjoyed your contribution to my hub. It is such an interesting topic and I am always eager to hear what others have to say. Your comment about animals is a powerful one. Just the study of animals, or merely watching them, as they exist and survive in nature, can tell us so very much about the human condition of well as telepathy, per your comment.

Thanks again, Au fait, you never fail to share very intelligent information. Have a wonderful day! Peace.

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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas

Intuition may very well be genetic, and like any other talent or skill, some people may have a better sense of intuition than others. I think everyone also has telepathy in varying degrees if they would only pay attention to it and develop it to the extent each person possesses it. In fact, telepathy along with experiences that are filed away in one's brain may also be a part of intuition, which guides a person according to the results these things (experience & telepathy) inform.

Animals seem to know when you mean them harm and when you don't. I think they have not suppressed their natural ability for telepathy (which is a part of intuition) that most humans have learned to do and have actively done all of their lives.

The fact that we don't understand how something works doesn't mean it does not exist. It means we haven't learned enough to understand and possibly control it, but with time and new discoveries and developments, we will understand things that once seemed supernatural or magical.

Voted up and IAU.

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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

ED....You are forgiven......only because you sent a hug!

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ahorseback 4 years ago

Foregive me for not getting around to reading more of other hubbers extreme wisdom ! .......Big Ol hug for you !.......Ed

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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Hello, Dream on....Trusting our intuition is always a wise choice. We have this built-in system, to warn us and help us in day to day situations. I'm pleased that you enjoyed this hub.

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DREAM ON 4 years ago

I often practice trusting my intuition and loved learning the facts and the myths.I feel intuition takes me places where I would never go.Searching for my inner soul to show.Thanx so much.

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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Absolutely......I have used the same method and been quite successful, TT. I think it may help too, for them to know, the next step after the the green Kool-Aid....

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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

After many years and thru lots of stuff, my husband has finally decided to start listening to my intuition. Ok, the baseball bat may have helped a little. :) Great hub! Voted up and more.

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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

There is much to learn about our own intuition.....and the truth is, that listening well, can and does transform our lives. We possess this inner force for specific and valid reason.

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DREAM ON 4 years ago

Another wonderful hub uncovering so many of the great secrets of life.My intuition was to keep reading all the comments to see how many other people use intuition in their daily lives.I am so glad I did and with so many others who let intuition lead them to a better choice time and time again.All I can say the more I practice using intuition the more I love intuition more and more.I plan to develop an intuition guide so we can learn to follow are intuition and see the positive results so without a doubt we can reinforce and encourage intuition into our lives with joy and an open heart and love.Thanx so much for sharing.Have a wonderful day.

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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Boomer....thanks for stopping by! It;s always good to hear from you. Right or wrong, good or bad....I've always been one to question "experts" and find my own answers based on all resources...including facts......Peace to you and much happiness... listen to that voice!!

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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina

I enjoyed this hub about intuition. I think one of the reasons that so many in our society don't use (or at least admit to using) intuition is that doing so is not valued as much in the west as it is in the east.

We are taught to base decisions on hard facts, especially in the field of business and work.

Some studies have shown, however, that many CEO's do use intuition in making business decisions, though they back those decisions up with facts.

Personally, I highly value intuition and the older I've gotten, the more I trust it.

I agree that, "At a certain point in life, we have learned that listening to the quiet voice of our own intuition is a very natural facet of the human mind."

Thanks for sharing this thought provoking hub. Voted up across the board except for funny.

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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Well, I thank you, MT...The times we hate to listen to our inner when we disagree strongly. Truthfully? This is when we need to listen more closely's usually in cases of love relationships.....when years later, after the devastation. We ask ourselves why we "didn't pay attention to that gut feeling?"'s pretty universal.

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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

We definitely need to listen to our intuition, even though we aren't quite sure how it arrived at the conclusion(s) that it did. This is a thought provoking hub and well researched hub. Voted up!

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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Thank you so much, girishpuri......I appreciate your visit and your comment. I am happy to know that you are in touch with your "intuition," and are keenly aware of it's signals.

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girishpuri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

Thought provoking and great insightful hub, i have experienced several times the power of my intuitions and your topic confirms that, voted way up, thanks

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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Effer, excellent hub! I am a great believer in intuition and often trust it even when others are telling me to go in a different direction about something. It is an intangible thing and as such, maybe we should not trust it so much but I think because it's something we can 'feel', we believe in it - well, I do anyway! Voted up and shared, very interesting.

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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

If you allow yourself some quiet time........your intuition becomes powerful..........Just the fact that you are AWARE intuition can be mistaken for "wishful thinking" tells me you are capable of knowing the difference. It's a matter of being 100% honest with yourself.......believe me........

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TJenkins602 4 years ago

Intuition has been getting my attention in recent years. I have been trying to listen to my intuition. Sometimes it is hard to do amidst all the chaos in my life. Sometimes, I get my intuition confused with wishful thinking. That can set you up for trouble and heart break as well.

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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Thank you! and as you know....DITTO on your Intuition Hub!!! Happy 4th to you too!

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amymarie_5 4 years ago from Chicago IL

Hi Fpherj48,

This is great and I love you you dispelled some of the common myths about intuition. I voted this up, shared and linked to my hub on intuition!

Happy 4th!!

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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

sgbrown &

Bill.............Good to see both of you here! My gut told me I would hear from 2 really great hubbers if I was a good girl!! Thanks! Have a peaceful week-end!

Happy Mothers Day to whom it applies.....!

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Just as interesting on the second read through. Well done buddy! Have a great weekend! My intuition is telling me to go snowshoeing right now and I'm going to listen to it and do what it says.

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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

I always try to take heed of my intuition. I think it is the "good" part of you telling you the right thing to do. I have always told my daughter, Go with your gut, it will probably be the right thing to do. Wonderful hub, voted up! Have a wonderful day! :)

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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

rahul0324...Nice of you to visit my site and express your opinions on Intuition. I do feel as you do and have learned through the years that our inner voice is powerful and most accurate. Peace

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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

I never let my intuitions wander off! I take notice of them, immediate notice and that has helped me many a times!

A very interesting read! I have always believed that we have an inner voice, some kind of sense.. abstract though, which knows what's right and what's wrong.. and I believe in listening to it:)

A great article

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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Natshalh....You have discovered the secret and understand it's importance. Yes, It guides us always in the positive direction, if only we will listen and take heed. Much happiness to you!

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Natashalh 4 years ago from Hawaii

I know it sounds goofy, but I have ignored my gut instinct too many times and negative consequences have occurred as a result. No matter how random a thought seems at the time, I really try to listen to my 'intuition' because, more often that not, it's guiding me in the correct direction.

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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Thank you Kelley, for both your visit and thoughtful comment. Obviously, I agree with your opinion of intuition, being as helpful to our decision-making process as it can be.

My favorite way to reinforce this human activity is the statement we hear said so often, "I should have listened to my gut."

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kelleyward 4 years ago

It amazes me that as human beings we tend to ignore the essential gifts we have been given like intuition and emotions which help guide our lives and choose to focus on those things more external. Your hub has reminded me to focus on what my inner strength says and less on what others say are important. Voted up interesting and shared! Take care, Kelley

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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

alocsin....What you say is accurate at times, I'm sure. I think if I'm forced to make a choice between 2 things I know little about, rather than spin around blindfolded and point.....I would at least TRY to summon my gut feelings. "Women" are big fans & believers of intuition, with reason....any woman will be happy to explain this, if you've the time to listen...LOL

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

I think it's fine to trust your intuition on subjects that you have a lot of knowledge about, because then you have a basis for your choice. If you go with your intuition on something you know nothing about than you're just as likely to fail as succeed. Voting this Up and Interesting.

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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Well, it was funny, because I just happen to be going over some of my more recent hubs and didn't see you anywere and at first it gave me a little start. I was concerned. But then I noticed you were hanging out here and there and had to be "OK". Like I said, it has happened to me before that I lost track of someone due to a glitch of some sort. It was 2 hubbers that I read all the time, so it took me days to catch up on their hubs!

I knew you weren't missing my hubs intentionally. That's why I knocked on your window!! "Hey! GF!! WAKE UP!!! lol

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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

Great subject Effer...without our intuition we'd be traveling blindly through the world. I like the way you likened intuition to a program, something we can control and hone. I agree too that it is foolish to ignore our intuition, when that inner voice speaks---listen!

This should be instructive reading for young girls (sorry guys we know you don't listen to your intuition).

If you ever notice me missing in your comments section again SHOUT at me so I can find out why. I would never want to miss one of your hubs!!!

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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

caroline....Hello! Thank you for visiting and commenting. I am happy to me you and have you follow me. I am off to your site...looking forward to getting inside your hubs!! Peace.

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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven

Great hub! Very informative. Loved all the information. Voted up!

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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author are so right on this! Combining our inner voice & common sense can be magical in terms of steering us in the best direction.

Bottom line to all this....Don't you wish you had a nickle for every time you've heard someone say....AFTER the fact...."Damn! I should have listened to my gut!!"

It's a fact. Thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate your input.

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molometer 4 years ago

Voted up interesting, useful and awesome.

I listen very attentively to my intuition.

Even more so as I have got older. I have benefited greatly from this.

I have tried to warm people over the years, especially in terms of the property market.

I have always 'known' how things would turn out and fortunately I followed my 'gut'.

Some ignored my advice and ended up in all sorts of trouble.

I listen to that little voice, sometimes it gets drowned out, but still manages to get through in time.

I combine it with practical evidence. It is a no-brainer.

Excellent hub sharing this.

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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Mmargie1966....You're very welcome. Glad you enjoyed this hub! Stop by anytime. Peace

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Mmargie1966 4 years ago from Gainesville, GA

What a GREAT hub! Thanks for sharing, fpherj48! (and thanks for the answer to my other question...great advice)

I voted up and across!

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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

farmloft...Your daughter's intuition is good, because she does not fight it, but goes with the flow of the activity. If you feel you are too opimistic, this is all the more reason for you to become in tune with and alerted to your inner voice. It will not fail you.

Like your daughter my ability to "read" people is so acute, it can be frightening. I'm sure your daughter will tell you this. It can also be extremely beneficial in "dealing" with people....

ishwaryaa22...Thanks you so much for your complimentary comment on my hub. You are fortunate to have such a connection with your inner voice. It will guide you in the right directions 98% of the time. Not too much in this life can be that you know.

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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

This well-written hub attracted me as it is related to my real life experiences based on my intuition. I appreciate the myths and reality listed by you. I often relied on my intuition and in most of the cases, it succeeded! My dear parents, at times, are puzzled by my intuition yet they respected my choices. Since I am Pisces-moon, I tend to be intuitive most of times!(based on my astrology-knowledge, water signs -Cancer, Pisces & Scorpio tend to be more intuitive than other signs though this may be not exact in all cases). Just like you smartly said in the end, we should be objective & practical. Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Interesting. Voted up and socially shared.

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farmloft 4 years ago from Michigan

My intuition is not as good as my daughter's. She can read people the first time better than I do (is it because I'm too optimistic and seldom think the worst about anybody?).

I think my intuition is too wishy-washy!

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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Wes.....Pity the child who thinks for one second that Moms don't know ALL at ALL times!! Once in a while I feel a slight twinge of guilt for the dreaded fear I instilled in my sons. To this day, they will tell THEIR children, "Be careful, Grandma's got eyes in the back of her head!" (That one's been around since I was a kid!!)

Ruchira....Aren't you the intuitive one!! Good listening! It sure comes in handy when that inner voice talks to us.

Dexter...Bless your heart...I believe you about your intuition. Any man surronded on all sides by females has NO OTHER CHOICE!!! LOL Thanks for the visit.

Made... You'll get the hang of it, believe me. Just 2 or 3 times that you want to kick yourself in the butt for not "listening" and you'll get in the groove!! Thanks for stopping by. I'm sure it was your intuition that lead you to my hub!! lol

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Made 4 years ago from Finland

My intuition tells me that I'm going to learn something from this hub. I need to start listening more to my inner voice. :)

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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States

Well, I must disagree!!! I am very much in tune with my feminine side. Therefore, I believe my intuition is equal to or superior to any woman! Yes!!

But please don't tell my wife, mother, sister and two daughters I wrote that. I am outnumbered!

Good stuff here, Fpher!

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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

I totally agree with this brilliant hub of yours fpherj48 :)

There are many things that come flashing to me and then I tend to back on it IF I did not listen to it...'cause it did come true.

Just this instance...last evening I had this sixed sense that my dental appt will be tough to meet 'cause gotta drop the kid to school since, my husband will have something come up urgently. I called the doc and rescheduled it and voila when he came home last night...he said he had to attend to some stuff so, will be difficult.

I felt proud of my intuition :)) big smiles :))

voted up and awesome!

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Wesman Todd Shaw 4 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

Oh there you go again - just spitting on modern science as if our brave secular scientist are idiots!


No really, I've got a particular friend that when we were younger and had more money and less wisdom, we'd indulge in quite a lot of the more famous street pharmaceuticals.

My friend has a Mother, of course, and every single last time ...just as we'd decide to do a little black market purchasing....his phone would start ringing, and there was never any question who was calling.

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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Thank you, Vinaya....what you say is very true. Intuition is present from the moment life begins. I'm sure you have done your share to disspell the myths that seem to interfere with a natural process.

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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

People maybe illiterate but they are not ignorant. This is also true with intuition. Irrespective of our education, experience, knowledge, we all have out inner mentor that guides us in challenging times.

I especially liked the 'myth of intuition' part.

Good work!

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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Audrey......I agree. Our inner "mentor" can inspire us like nothing else can.

Sunita....It is so nice to meet you. Our intuition is a gift of power that we should all try to to focus upon and be more aware at times that it speaks so clearly to us. Thank you so much for stopping by. I appreciate your interest in my hub.

jeyarmd.....Your comment about our inner voice sometimes being washed out by the opinions of others is quite profound! To hear our own inner voice in the most helpful way, solitude is necessary. Thank you for this wise advice.

Ardie....Absolutely ! Don't you just hate it when that "hindsight" speaks up? "I knew I should have listened to my intuiton!!" Another thump in the head for us!! lol

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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland

It's strange (and sorta sucky) how we become more aware of our intuition after the fact. The "Oh, THAT'S what the gut feeling meant." I try to listen to my intuition as much as possible. I encourage all people to do the same :) Great Hub

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jeyaramd 4 years ago from Mississauga, Ontario

That was an awful typo, "put intention" should be intuition and "ties" should read times. I guess I was too fast to comment. Ergg. I hate when that happens. Must be a Monday. Thanks for an awesome hub. Voted up one more time.

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jeyaramd 4 years ago from Mississauga, Ontario

Put intention is most certainly right the majority of ties. Its our saviour from the ills of the world. Its meant to guide and protect us. We just have to be willing to listen to our inside voice. Sometimes, our voice may be washed out by the opinions of others.

Its important at times of confusion that we think things through. In solitude, that is. We will arrive at what our mind knows best. Just listen. Thanks for sharing such an important hub. Voted awesome. And up. And, I am also sharing with my followers.

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Sunita-Sharma 4 years ago from Los Angeles,California,US

Many times I believe on intuition and surprisingly they become true also.I also believe that our inner voice will never lie to us,so maximum times I try to follow my intution/inner voice. It's a great hub and voted up!

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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

I find that much of my poetry comes to me during that quiet time--then they just sort of write themselves- (I feel like I am stealing!)

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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Kathleen.....You have definitely come to the correct conclusion! 5 or 10 minutes per day of silence with steady, slow concentrated breathing is all it takes to awaken intuitive powers. Isn't it amazing what you can realize and visualize during that "quiet" time?

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Kathleen Kerswig 4 years ago

I feel as if I've been more intuitive lately and I believe it has to do with the time I've been taking to sit quietly and meditate most days. I don't sit for hours on end with this; I just sit quietly, concentrating on my breathing, for 5 or 10 minutes every morning. Answers seem to come to me during that time. Intuition, spiritual connection, inner voice - whatever we call it, I do believe it exists.

Very interesting hub! Voted up. Thanks for sharing.

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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Thank you for the response effer!:) I'll take green tea!

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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Tea with sugar and lots of milk thanks! haha!

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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Sunshine!!! I am sorry, GF....I meant to respond to your question. We have the tendency to be more intuitive when in the environment of our "element of inspiration." It's not always related to your astrological sign, but it can be. My sister's was "water" also.......Mine is cool air. That's the answer to your curiosity!

emilybee...It ABSOLUTELY relates to reading people! That's a whole other hub, which I'm doing in the near future. Thanks for stopping by and for the fan mail!! I am honored.

It is the perfect guiding light! and we ALL need direction more often than not. Being wise enough to follow the inner voice....that's the key! Thank you for the visit, erckb!

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erickcb 4 years ago

I think intuition is the connecting bridge between humanity and the higher power. Intuition has never led me astray. It is a great guiding light to those who need direction. Great article.

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emilybee 4 years ago

Awesome hub because just today I was talking about this. I've always felt I have good intuition and does that kind of relate to reading people? I am intuitive when I meet people and can fairly quickly establish what they are about, what they've been through...just by small subtleties. Voted up!

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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Sunshine Audrey bizwin and Nell's to female (mother's) INTUITION. It is STRONG and so real. You are all intelligent and compassionate ladies who are sharp enough to know what your gut is telling you!!

I know that the times I have tried to side-step it or thought that I might know better than what my intuition was cleary alerting me to.....I effed-up BIG Time. Now, I listen closely! Thank you girls, for stopping by. Tea, anyone??

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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hi, I try to follow my intuition as much as possible, I remember seeing a science program that had a test, a man was seated in a chair and wired up to a pc, which monitored his brain waves. he was then asked to randomly grab either a ball with his left hand or right. he did this for about ten minutes. at the end he was told to look at the pc. to his astonishment, the results showed that his Mind knew the results 4 seconds before he did it! in other words, 4 seconds before he picked up the left or right ball, his mind had already registered the result before he had even known himself! so yes it definitely does work, I tend to do it as a test while watching quizes on tv. don't try and think of the answer in front of you, between three choices for example, just say what comes straight into your head, 99 percent times its true! thanks for sharing!

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bizwin 4 years ago from England, UK

Thank you for sharing this. I know some people don't believe or listen to their intuitive mind which is always right. I follow my intuition to the last minute. Even when physically things look ok, if my intuition says otherwise, then that's how it would be. Interesting hub. Voted up and awesome.

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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

I have learned to trust my intuition and have found that it never steers me wrong. I liked the myth buster section of your hub a bunch--we all have intuition---

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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

I agree 1000%! I am so thankful for my intuition! Extremely thankful. There's a reason it's called "mother's intuition or female intuition" it's because men don't have this gift which is just another reason they need women. For some reason my intuition is strongest near water. Shower, rain, faucet, ocean, laundryroom...water. Why? Could you explain that? I thought maybe because I'm my astrology sign? I gave up trying to figure that out. When my mind needs to focus I just go near the agua. Excellent hub!!! I had a gut feeling you might be creating this hub today. Haha!:)

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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

teaches12345......We've all had that little voice trying to tell us something, more than once. Otherwise, we wouldn't hear so many people saying, "I should have gone with my gut!!" Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your visit.

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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Bill.....thanks for stopping by, amigo. Actually, determining between the two isn't all that difficult if we think in terms of "realistic." I have found that my wishful thinking is mainly the stuff of being read too many damned fairy tales as a child. The real world has a firm way of slapping us out of the clouds....don't ya think??

albertsj....I hear you, loud and clear. Just keep in mind, that the negative in your gut is a far cry better than being in a "fantasy" LaLa land.....that's when the walls come tumbling down! Thank you for putting your BAKING aside long enough to stop by!!! lol

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teaches12345 4 years ago

Good hub topic and interesting read that presents much to think over. Thanks for sharing.

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albertsj 4 years ago from Pittsfield, Ma

This was definitely a good subject for a hub! Very interesting. I will admit to not paying as much attention to my own intuition, as I should...or want to. I guess that's because too much negative is in my gut. Lol.

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Interesting to say the least; my favorite part was the last paragraph in bold, and that can be the devil in distinguishing the difference between the two. Intuition has served me well over the years and most notably in the last five years when my guiding light has been simplicity and quality of life. Thank you my dear friend and a great, thought-provoking hub!

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