"As separate individuals, we live in separate cultures haunted by the vague memory of an intimacy that we all share. Let us, all together, chase the very horizon of existence, the edge of understanding, the point at which new sensations, emotions, thoughts and ideas begin to emerge… and let us bring this intimacy alive." ~Alex Mero
Is intuitive perception and for what purpose do we experience it?
Intuitive perception –an inner sense or “feeling”- comes to us before our minds have the chance to name or interpret what we are seeing or hearing. It’s a perception that is outside the flow of our ordinary and conditioned thoughts, in a state where the ego does not intervene, and which permits an inner connection with an intelligence that transcends ours. Intuitive perception gives us insights into our personal destiny. The particularity of intuitive perception is that it comes to us effortlessly and without intellectual exercise.
Can everyone do intuitive writing? What does it signify to you personally?
Intuitive writing essentially means writing in a way that is spontaneous and natural; it is never forced. But to write intuitively, it’s necessary to combine both discipline and receptivity: discipline is needed for focus and motivation, and receptivity is needed to recognize inspiration or insights as they occur. When we’re able to combine these two elements effectively, we nurture the ability to focus on our creative consciousness; a state where we’re able to recognize clearly what should be written. With practice, this process becomes naturally easier, and so a writing style is developed. For me, writing is a continuous process that involves intuitive contemplation, evaluation, and questioning; a process where I’m motivated by a deep desire for truth, and union with a higher level of consciousness.
How do we define intuition, and how do we differentiate intuitive thought from ordinary thought?
Intuition is the capacity we all have to access inner wisdom; wisdom that goes beyond concrete reasoning. It is the direct link to the collective consciousness, or, in other words, towards humanity’s universal heritage from since its creation. It is the inner knowledge that allows us to gain insight from all our creative sources. We must not confuse it with emotion. Emotion is the response to the body’s instincts and the conditioned mind. Intuition, on the other hand, precedes all thought and always manifests itself in perfect relativity to any situation we face.
Intuition can be defined in many ways, but you refer to it as a “force”. In what way do you consider it a force?
Based on my own experience, I’ve learnt that when we engage ourselves in listening to our intuition, we gradually establish coherence with this inner guide. The lessons we deduce may lead to a change in our views, to a different way of listening, or of questioning, in order to reveal the unexpected aspects of our existence. These lessons help us gather the indications needed for our growth and the fulfillment of our personal destinies. Intuition is therefore a force in the sense that it encourages us to follow our inner calling, leading us to rich and satisfying lives, thus permitting the realization of our full creative potential.
Intuition is a capacity in all of us that goes beyond reason – it is a direct access to the collective unconscious or, in other words, to the universal heritage of humanity, since its creation. It is an innate knowing that leads to an immediate knowledge of all our creative sources. We must guard ourselves to confuse intuition with emotion. Emotions are caused by instincts of the body and the conditioned spirit. Meanwhile intuition precedes thought and manifests itself in clear feelings that are always perfect in relation to the situation we find ourselves in.