Intuition/Sixth Sense – REPOST

NOTE: This is a repost from a few months ago. I was planning to post the 2nd part of the post on cults when someone who intially spoke to me on the record is retracting her story and hence, I have to rewrite the post. In the mean time, please enjoy this post on intuition and sixth sense. I’ve added some more information from last time and I hope you find it interesting. Please comment below on how you feel about it. Thank you and apologies for any inconveniences.

“Trust your hunches. They’re usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.”

-Dr. Joyce Brothers

Do you believe in intuition and/or in the sixth sense? Even the most overt skeptics of pyschics and spirituality believe that we all have a modicum of a sixth sense.

The scepticism stems from the knowledge or lack thereof of what exactly intuition is.

It’s a common misconception that intuitions require some sort of telekinesis power or are based on a realm outside of our tangible world. In reality, intuition is just relying on an hypothesis that ostensibly has no sound logic. In laymen’s terms, it’s a gut feeling. We don’t know why we have it but something inside of us urges us to follow it.

But in recent years, psychologists have argued that intuitions are not soley based without reason. The reasons for feeling them are there, they’re just stored at a level which may not be obvious at first.

For example, suppose you read an article or see a news story on a relatively new airline that’s reworking their aircrafts because of some faulty parts before they launch their inaugural flight.

You might have stored what you found in your subconscious mind without remembering it.

But a year later, when it comes time to a book a flight with that airline, something in you tells you not to do so and that plane ends up crashing.

Was that a genuine sixth sense or did your subconscious mind just push the information you stored a while back ago in front of you as a reminder?

Keeping the above theory and example in mind, it’s much easier to understand that we all have some level of intuitions. Those that follow them and nurture them seem to be more accurate and after a certain level, people mistake that for a psychic ability.

In reality, it’s just a matter of learning to understands our minds and instincts better and there after, refining what we learn.

Have you ever had a gut feeling for something big in your life that proved to be accurate? Share that experience by commenting below.

Hi, I'm Neel! I'm a writer (fiction and poetry), a journalist and currently working in the advertising business. I'm also a mental health advocate, having been diagnosed with clinical depression a few years ago.
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