Short stories: The subtlety of intuition

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John was a rather large man. He had much insight. He was aware of his surroundings. He had a big gut feeling, in more ways than one.

He so often ignored his intuition though. One day though, this cost him very dearly. As a direct result of this ignoring his insight, somebody died.

John's intuition is sharply focussed, yet always unfollowed

John was a business-man who worked for a money transfer company called, "The Western Wind."

His company would transfer money from his country to other countries overseas for their customers. They would either deliver it door to door to the person's home, or they would deposit it into the recipient's overseas bank account.

One day, John had a customer who rang him up because her mother had just had a heart attack, and she needed to immediately be admitted to the hospital in that foreign country where she lived.

The problem was that the hospital wanted the money up front, before they would admit the patient.

John's customer, the daughter of this poor lady, wanted to use John's company to transfer some much needed funds over to her mother.

She approached John, and she gave him the name of her sister in that country who lived with her mother in the same house.

The sister's name was Nerry E. Fenteron.

John had worked for this company for many years. John's gut feeling told him to query this name with his customer, as it sounded to him like that it was probably only a nick name.

John ignored this feeling, or intuitional nudge, as he nearly always had done likewise in the past. His intuition was always too subtle, and it never seemed to come so strongly enough to him that he would follow it.

John assumed that his customer would be right, "surely she knows what she is doing, surely she had given him the right name," he had thought to himself.

John never thought anymore about it that day, but the next day his customer rang him, sounding rather distraught. She had told him that the man who had come to deliver the money to her sister had refused to give it to her.

"Her real name, it had turned out was Nerissa. Nerry was just her nick-name," John's customer now informed him, sounding very, very upset indeed.

Her sister's ID, which she had to show to this delivery guy, had had her real name on it, Nerissa, not Nerry.

The guy was very strict, and he would not give here the money, despite her continued pleas to do so. The surname was correct. Her photo was on her ID, and it matched her looks in person, but no, he was adamant that the name must be an exact match also, before he would hand over the money.

Unfortunately, the poor mother had now had a second heart attack, and she had died.

John was so upset with himself now.

Why didn't he follow his gut feeling to check the name of the recipient with his customer the previous day?

At least his customer did not know of John's gut feeling to do so.

She just blamed her own self, for getting the name wrong, because of her own stressful feelings at that time.

This was a terrible lesson for John. Let's hope that next time, he follows his gut feeling. Let's hope that he has learnt his lesson to listen to his intuition no matter how weakly or strongly it comes to him.

How can we learn to follow our intuition more often?

Often we hear this inner voice speaking to us, but seldom do we take enough notice of it, or give it enough weight or substance to actually follow it.

Why is this so?

Intuition, as a rule, comes to you most when you most need it.

If you accept this fact, next time you get such an inner nudge, realise this, and so take a second look at what your gut feeling is saying to you.

Ask yourself inwardly, verbally, "Should I take more notice of this?"

Doing this brings it more into your consciousness.

We all have intuition, but how can we develop perhaps not just more of this intuition, but the actual ability, and the added awareness to be able to recognise and place enough importance on our intuition to then be more motivated to follow it within our lives?

This question is important enough to ask us here again.

Intuition is the beginning of a higher consciousness.

Intuition is a bridging language that acts as a messenger of your soul to give you its guidance.

Your soul never talks directly as such, because as a part of God, it just knows. On the other hand though, you do not yet know, and so you must surmise this truth, and part of it is coming to you via your intuition.

This is because this is your developing heart's consciousness intuiting truth from your feeling the underlying connection to your soul that is always present, but not yet fully being understood, or perhaps as yet not being fully consciously realised.

Our spiritual journey is one that is taking us from an unconscious knowing to the conscious knowing of love's truths.

Upon the journey, we gain the wisdom of practical application of these truths from our everyday experiences in seeing love working in each and every one of our life experiences.

Intuition is another tool of love's to help us to love more.

Intuition, spiritually speaking

Intuition is the response of your soul establishing a linkage to the ongoing flowing of love going between it and you.

Interpreting this language of your soul is one method of developing the higher consciousness that, in its beginning stages, manifests as intuition, but in the end, as a result of building higher consciousness, finally becomes pure knowing.

It has been said that intuition linked into experience then mixing together with knowledge can produce wisdom.

Develop your intuition then by seeing love within all things, and within every experience.

When you see love, intuition arises as an early form of consciousness within you, that will then continually further build itself into eventually growing itself into the higher level of consciousness, known as God consciousness, or God realisation, and enlightenment.

It must be remembered or pointed out here that intuition is not intelligence, but a part of consciousness.

Intelligence is knowledge mixed with a mind capable of processing it, but innate intuitive ability, or gifted growing accepted consciousness is still far greater than this, and this is why your intuition can give answers for you, that your intelligence, working alone, could never provide.

"I allow my intuition to lead my path."

This is a quote from the Argentinian author, Manuel Puig, (1932 to 1990).

We should all learn to do this, and then we won't so easily allow the type of consequences that poor John experienced in my story above to occur.


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I have been interested in the spiritual fields for over thirty five years now. My writing is mostly in this area.

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author avatar spirited
12th Aug 2014 (#)

thanks Steve,

does this mean your back on deck?

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author avatar Etc.
12th Aug 2014 (#)

Some of us are very attentive to our intuition. I am. Others poo-poo it.

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author avatar spirited
13th Aug 2014 (#)

thanks Etc.

Some of us are sensitive, hear the little voice speaking, but unfortunately ignore it still, as did John here.

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
13th Aug 2014 (#)

That gut feeling is so very important! !

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author avatar spirited
13th Aug 2014 (#)

yes, we shouldn't ignore it, thanks Phyl

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author avatar Margaret Michel
13th Aug 2014 (#)

I always listen to my inner voice!

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author avatar spirited
13th Aug 2014 (#)

thanks Margaret, I try to do so too.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
13th Aug 2014 (#)

Great analysis Spirited with an apt, real life, anecdote. The inner voice, higher consciousness, intuition, should be attuned to doing good in our life. I have seen few having such powers but use it for enriching themselves at others' cost! It is sadly a fact of life which I abhor - siva

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author avatar spirited
13th Aug 2014 (#)

thanks siva, that kind of abuse of advice from a higher power sounds as if it would receive a double whammy of karma for that person!

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author avatar Retired
13th Aug 2014 (#)

This is a sad story about how intuition should have guided John's actions toward a better outcome. Scammers know such tricks and employ them to conduct their scams. It is no wonder that John was skeptical.

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author avatar spirited
13th Aug 2014 (#)

John just didn't have the inner conviction strong enough in him to follow his intuition.

He let it go, thinking it as not really worth following up, or as being of no consequence,

Sadly he was wrong, thanks LeRain

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author avatar Retired
14th Aug 2014 (#)

Good exploration of the theme. I always try to listen to (and cultivate) intuition. :)

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author avatar spirited
14th Aug 2014 (#)

thanks, rama devi nina

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