Everyone has intuition. The funny thing about it is that the more you try ignore your intuition it, either, screams at you or hides and only comes in whispers. There doesn't seem to be much evident in between. I think this is just a matter of personality.
The bible calls intuition the Gift of Discernment.
The thing about intuition that many people fail to understand is that intuition is based on, both, knowledge and spirit. Yes, it can be a gut feeling. Yes, it can seem to come from nowhere or from the divine. However, for intuition to truly whisper to you it has to come from a place of learning or connection to universal energy, or both. Preferably both.
When it comes to intuition it's usually the culmination of research and experience that allows you to trust your gut feeling. What I mean by this is that knowledge fine tunes intuition. For example, let's say you are considering going on a camping trip with friends, but you have this gut feeling you shouldn't go. When you feel this way it can be helpful to recognize it as a spiritual request for more information.
When intuition kicks in the first question to ask yourself is, "Why am I feeling this way?" Doing your research will help you to make a decision based on your gut feeling. The more you know the better your ability to make a wise decision based on intuition and reason. Begin gathering information that might reveal the reason for why you feel the way you do. Have you checked the destination, the route, the expenses, the vehicle? Are you comfortable with everyone in the camping party? Do the days you are going to be gone conflict with any other part of your life? Does the idea of camping bring up any strong emotions from the past? If everything is in order and there's no logical or rational explanation for feeling the way you do, but you still feel you shouldn't go camping, then don't. It's possible you are receiving an intuitive message regarding the situation and the reason behind it will only be revealed to you at a later date.
I remember turning down the idea of going on a hiking trip one year. It was sunny and warm. All of my friends went ahead. I stayed at home. They all returned three days later, a miserable lot. The weather had suddenly turned and they hadn't been prepared. They half froze the second night they were there. That's something I could never have foreseen or handled and my intuition had warned me against going.
The opposite can also take place. You can do all of your research and have no good reason, other than your intuition, for doing something. Have you ever not felt like doing something and did it anyway, based on a hunch that you just should, just to end up being in the right place at the right time?
Now, that’s divine intuition!
For those times when you need an intuitive nudge in the right direction, TCL's Old World Wellness Consultations are available to help magnify your inner voice and provide natural remedy suggestions.
Artwork: The Temptation of Sir Percival by Arthur Hacker
Mari J. Dionne ~ CHP, CLC
Whirligigs ~ Testicles
Accoucheur ~ A male mid-wife.
Kingsevil ~ A disease or swelling of the cervical lymph nodes.
Valitudinary ~ Subject to sickness; crazy.
Chime-Child ~ A child born on Sunday who was immune to witchcraft, could see ghosts, and was a natural healer.
Periblepsis ~ A delirious stare of the eyes.
Wormland ~ A churchyard.
Green-Sickness ~ A disease incident to virgins; sickly paleness, with green tint of complexion.
Tissek or Tissicky Cough ~ A tickling faint cough.
Multiplying Medicine ~ An elixer of the alchemists, used in making and multiplying gold.
Peat-Reek-Whisky ~ Highland whiskey, distilled over peat fires.
Belly-Brussen ~ A distended stomach or having a protuberant stomach.
Oint ~ To smear with an unctuous substance (usually having to do with painting or disguising something).
Farbed-Up ~ Confused
Nyctobasis ~ Somnambulism; to walk in one's sleep.
Roozles ~ Wretchedness of mind and body.
Coolth ~ Coolness (opposite of warmth).
Pharmacopolist ~ An apothecary.
Laver ~ To wash (before dinner).
Gothicism ~ To be rude or rudeness.
Desuetude ~ Lack of use.
Splay the Bream ~ To cut up that fish.
Doctor of Skill ~ A physician.
Pimpish ~ Dainty in the matter of food (taking in small quantities.)
Dendranthoplology ~ The theory that man sprang from trees.
Fash ~ Care, trouble, anxiety.
Satisfy Colon ~ To satisfy one's hunger.
Neurasthenia ~ Debility or impairment of the nerves.
Trollibags ~ The intestines.
Cothish ~ Faint, sickly, ailing.
Fogo ~ A disagreeable stink or smell.
With Squirrel ~ Pregnant
Pottinger ~ A cook, apothecary, druggist (Scotland).
Pomster ~ A quack doctor; to treat illness without knowledge or skill.
Bleflummery ~ Vain imaginings.
Venefice ~ A practice of poisoning.
Fish-Whole ~ As sound as a fish or healthy.
Weaponsalve ~ A salve that was supposed to cure the wound by applying it to the weapon that caused it.
Overset ~ To recover from mental shock.
Fordolked ~ Wounded.
Witchify ~ To bewitch.
Wamblecropped ~ Humiliated
Naufrage ~ Shipwreck
Peffle ~ In a nervous state.
Measondue ~ A hospital or poor house.
Dead-Nip ~ A blue mark on the body not caused by an injury or any known cause...sometimes called a witch's nip.
Sadly On ~ Expressing that a person is ill or in a bad way.
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