What really is intuition?
The attention bridge. Chapter 3.
If you look up the word “intuition” in the dictionary it says, “Direct knowledge that does not require the intervention of reason”.
True – whenever we perceive something intuitively and become aware of that perception, we have access to knowledge that does not require our intellect or reason.
Now, do we need the involvement of reason to know if someone is moving towards or away from us? Or if someone is speaking or silent? Or if someone is touching us or not?
Not at all. We only need our intellect in these cases in order to explain these situations to ourselves – that is to verbalise any of these perceptions mentally or orally. Many of our perceptions, whether they be intuitive or physiological, bring us knowledge and information without the intervention of our power of reasoning.
So the definition of the term “intuition” as, “Direct knowledge that does not require the intervention of reason” is one of the poorest and imprecise definitions you will find in a dictionary. This shouldn’t surprise us since, as was mentioned earlier, intuition is still a complete mystery to most of us.
So the time has come to offer a truly clarifying definition of intuition and, also, explain exactly what it is it that allows us to perceive.
Intuition is the sensory “organ” or sense (or rather a group of organs or senses) which belong to our energy body. From internal sensations we are able to perceive our own energy body and the energy which emanates from it or that we receive from other energy bodies.
In the same way that our physical body possesses its own sensory organs, (sight, hearing, smell, touch and taste), our energy body also has its own sensory “organ”: intuition, And in the same way that our physical senses make it possible to perceive the elements which make up the physical world, our sense of intuition makes the perception of the energetic counterparts of these elements possible.
So while our visual or auditory perceptions are registered in the form of images or sounds, our intuitive perceptions are registered in the form of internal sensations.
Unsurprisingly the etymological origin of the word “intuition” is from the Latin “inuitio”. The verb form of this word is “intueri” which can be broken down into the prefix in-, which means “towards the interior” and the verb tueri, which means “to contemplate or observe”. Thus the definition is “interior contemplation”.
In order to consciously recognise the flow of energy that we all perceive intuitively, we need to direct our attention inwards, towards the sensation that this flow creates in our energy body.
The act of directing attention to our energy body holds no mystery. We don’t need to do anything extraordinary. We simply need to observe our internal sensations and try to tell which ones are unrelated to our physical experiences per se.
 Intuition is not just composed of one “organ” but rather of various sensory “organs” which enable the perception of different types of energy flows.
 Internal sensations that we sometimes call hunches.
 This is something we all do frequently without realising that we are doing it. That is why we so often have no idea where our intuitions come from.