Wednesday, April 10, 2013

I is for . . . Intuition

Image courtesy: Raj Manchekar
My sweetie pies,

As I write, we are in the throes of summer. The harsh rays of the sun beat down on me and I long for something cool and chilled, like the I for ice cube in your book.


Did you know, mis niños, that the ice cube is nothing but frozen water? Keep it in the open and before you know it, it will come to its true state -- water. Put it in the freezer and it will solidify.

This tendency of the ice cube to be solid yet liquid, firm yet insubstantial, reminds me of the I in my book -- Intuition.

Intuition is that still small voice that whispers constantly only for your hearing, provided you listen to it. Ignore it and it will cease to speak to you. The loss will be yours.

The voice doesn't always tell you things you'd like to hear. The answers may sometimes cause you a little initial discomfort. And sometimes it will give you more than one answer. And  ever so often, it might stubbornly refuse to say a thing. In time you will learn to understand its many moods, and your life will be the richer for it.

The more often you listen to it, the better you will understand what it is trying to say. Make an effort to ask and listen to the answers. Act on the answers. Eventually intution will speak in such a loud voice that it will guide you to live your life in a truly inspired manner.

Centuries, nay, millennia of information, transmuted into wisdom, resides in your gut, your heart, that innermost sanctuary where none but God can penetrate. That voice will tell you exactly how to live your life.

Follow up that voice of intuition with the reasoning of your intellect, if you must. As I once did.

Women are known to be naturally more intuitive, so La Niña, you have an advantage there. But don't lose heart, El Niño, that is not to say that men don't have a sixth sense.


 
 
My wish for you is that you may have the courage to follow your intuition wherever it may lead you, knowing that it comes from Up High. Knowing that even if it leads you out of comfort and through brambles, it will take you to a place that God marked for you. With milestones so big, you'll wonder why you didn't see them before.


See what I meant when I told you that I can't be kept waiting. You have to grab it with both hands, by the lapels of its coat and cling to it, or else it will disappear faster than an ice cube in summer.


That's it for today. See you tomorrow.



50 comments:

  1. This is a Brilliant Post! I am so happy I stopped by . . I - for Intuition - on the A to Z road - that I am suddenly happy to find you also taking.
    -g-

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  2. 'The more often you listen to it, the better you will understand what it is trying to say.'...I agree to it fully. Intuition is such a tricky term...isn't it :)

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  3. Listen to your little voice, intuition, is the nearest you can get to listen to your God. Fully agree and happy A to Z.

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  4. Very nice post. Wouldn't we all be so much closer to our truth if we just listened to this voice every time it spoke to us. Do you suppose our intuition gets louder with age? Or have we just learned to listen better and quit talking so much? Jennifer atUrban Gypsy Girl

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  5. I don't know.. I guess I am a male and we are bad at intuition... mine is perhaps the worst... and on most occasions it is wrong...

    I have stopped following my gut and rather opt for my wife to give her view... it works a lot better that way ! :)

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  6. Wonderful post! I often rely on my intuition. It hasn't failed me yet.

    #atozchallenge, Kristen's blog: kristenhead.blogspot.com

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  7. Your metaphors amaze me ...how you connect a seemingly innocent word from a child's text book and connect it with something larger than life ...or maybe something so connected to life . looking forward to your J post :)

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  8. Intuition is just so clever and has an uncanny knack of being right every time. As always, super post.

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  9. Great post. Glad I stopped here. :)

    -A fellow Blogger from A to Z!

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  10. :-) I have no words...Just admiration.
    Cheers
    Laxmi

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  11. Intuition has always helped me. Lovely post.

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  12. Such a lovely post Cynthia. Yours are like lessons I most need
    Intuition is some thing which was mostly right but some times wrong in my case but I many times rely on it !

    Intuition and intellect both should go hand in hand
    great post

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  13. Some people don't believe in intuition, but I totally do. It's that little voice inside that you must listen to - or else!
    Fun post! :-)

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  14. That was a great post, as women we are blessed with intuition, and most of the time, it works for us, thanks for sharing !!

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  15. Loving the illustrations through words and images, Cynthia. Just realized that your husband (?) created the image too. Great collaboration.

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  16. Intuition is what I trust most and intuition is what I always listen to !

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  17. Cynth, I sound like a broken record, but I just LOVE your posts. Followed my intuition and headed here first! Keep writing.

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  18. I cherish those times when I can run on intuition alone. It feels so right.

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  19. Follow your intuition: very well said!

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  20. Excellent post. I do so much better if I follow my intuition. Thank you for stopping by my blog!
    Connie
    Peanut Butter and Whine

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  21. I follow my intuition all the time. I learned a long time ago not to fight it.

    KaTy Did at: Life's Ride As I See It

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  22. I was following my intuition about where to look for something I had lost today. While she didn't lead me to what I sought (yet!) she did lead me to other things that have been missing even longer. Made me smile, laugh and clap!

    Thank you for giving me space to write about it here!

    Happy A to Z-ing!
    Julie Jordan Scott
    Our Literary Grannies from A to Z:I is for Isabelle Eberhardt
    tweet me - @juliejordanscot

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  23. Following intuition, never lead me wrong so far. I so regret the times I don't.

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  24. Intuition is what helped me find Bowls the Kitty who I wrote about on "D" day. Now my intuition tells me I have some challenge posts to catch up on. Great post. :-)
    Mama Bread Baker
    www.crumbsnatchertales.com
    Follow @mamabreadbaker

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  25. Thank you, Maggi. Good to have you around.

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  26. That’s true, Nibedita. It is tricky. In the beginning, one does tend to fumble, but in time one gets the hang of it.

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  27. Happy A to Z to you too, Maggie. I hope this A to Z blesses your life, as it has mine.

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  28. Jennifer, I don’t think intuition gets louder with age. It always speaks softly. I guess, with age, we begin to shut off the clamour and learn to listen to our inner voice.

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  29. Dhiren, I won’t discourage you from listening to your wife’s intuition  but if you try to hone your own, you might find that it has some interesting things to say to you.

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  30. I wish more and more people harnessed the power of intuition, Kristen.

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  31. Sridevi, I must confess God has been good to me. Each time I find myself stumped for the right image or the right analogy, I pray and He puts the words into my head.

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  32. Thank you, Suzy. We women have a special knack for intuition.

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  33. Thank you, Me, Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  34. Thank you, Laxmi. You are always very encouraging. It is a delight to hear from you.

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  35. Thank you, Shail. Intuition is the most powerful of the senses.

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  36. Afshan, the tricky thing about intuition is that the more often you listen to it, the more often it will speak to you. Thank you.

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  37. Thanks, Lexa. Those who don’t believe in intuition do a lot of fumbling in the dark.

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  38. Thank you, Angela. We women are fortunate to be able to listen to our intuition.

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  39. Thank you, Corinne. Yes, that is the work of my husband. Incidentally, my daughter lent him her ABC book, so she thinks she is responsible for all the images.

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  40. Thank you, Meera. You guys say such nice things, it really fuels me up. :)

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  41. John, I’m so glad to hear a man say that he trusts his intuition. Who says intuition is for women alone?

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  42. Intuition is a gift! But most people prefer not to unwrap theirs. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me, Connie.

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  43. Great, KaTy. I bet you’re glad you listen to it.

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  44. Thank you for stopping by, Julie. Intuition does surprise us if we just follow where it leads.

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  45. Never too late to start following intuition more regularly, Nandana.

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  46. Thank you, Mama Bread Baker. May your intuition lead you down the path you seek.

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