The dictionary definition of intuition is "quick and ready insight;" and "the act or process of coming to direct knowledge without reasoning or inferring." It is derived from the Latin word "intueri" which means "to see within." It is a way of knowing, of sensing the truth without explanations. Someone my not consider themselves to be particularly spiritual or metaphysically adept yet may be quite good at following their gut instincts. What goes on in front of the veil (in the conscious mind) is mostly about survival and procreation, and not much else, so some would say.
Beyond that, things are a bit more of a mystery, and we deal with it accordingly by lumping things together in fairly broad categories which are treated somewhat totemically. Whatever we don't understand we tend to put on a pedestal, treat as a god or a devil. It can be quite frustrating when we are GETTING the message, but NOT GETTING any logical reasoning along with it. When a person first becomes alert to intuitive messages it may seem disturbing not to understand the importance or unimportance of the messages.
Explanations usually come along with intuitive messages on a "need to know basis." When the bigger, more important messages need to surface, they will, so pay attention! Listen with your heart. We know know that the heart has many more neurons than it would need just for circulation of blood.
By following through on your everyday hunches, you are actually taking test drives, virtually honing in on your listening skills. These skills will serve you well. Everyone is apparently somewhat psychic, but many people just have flabby psychic muscles. Learning to listen to your inner dialog tones and strengthens this muscle. The more you use your intuition the better you get at it. When we choose to ignore our gut instincts, we are only hurting ourselves. The holistic or wholistic movement is about healing this problem.
In philosophy, intuition is the power of obtaining knowledge that cannot be acquired either by inference or observation, by reason or experience. As such, intuition is thought of as an original, independent source of knowledge, since it is designed to account for just those kinds of knowledge that other sources do not provide. Knowledge of necessary truths and of moral principles is sometimes explained in this way.
What is intuition? It is the ability to get a sense, vision or feeling about someone or something. Intuition communicates with us through symbols, feelings and emotions. It usually does not speak to us in clear language. We all have intuition.
We are born with it. We use it as children we do not know any better. We go on our instinct or gut. But as we grow older and our rational and reasonable mind develops, we lose touch with our intuition. We ignore it, cast it aside forget about it.
But like an out-of-shape muscle, intuition can be strengthened and exercised back into shape.
The easiest method is attention. By focusing on an object, relaxing, and taking deep breaths, we can retrain our minds to let our intuition surface. When we concentrate on a single object, once a day, everyday, and block out our rational mind, we begin the journey to get back in touch with our intuition.. First of all, get comfortable, sit down, relax and take 3-4 deep cleansing breaths. Look at an object in the room, focus, concentrate, block everything else out. Do this as long at least 3-5 minutes.
For example, you could be a good writer, good listener, perceptive, creative, sensitive, empathic, problem-solver,hard worker, smart, educated, published writer, go-getter with leadership skills, committed. Or maybe you can think "outside of the box", or have computer skills, love children, home and community, and desire to help others, notice when other people are suffering can feel their pain. You might be gentle, kind, giving, knowledgeable,quiet and friendly. Where in your life is harmony? Where is there discord?
We can say that there are dormant minuscule centres in ur intuition for all the activities u can perform.It is just that u increase the manifestation of these centres by performing action towards that goal.what are the worlds greatest inventions ? they are all intuitive ideas of some scientists so it could be put this way " all science is intuition"