by Karen Frazier, Managing Editor
Paranormal Underground e-Magazine
Writing comes naturally to me. It is something I’ve never had to work at or develop. I can sit down with a blank page like I am doing now and just start typing. Eventually something comes to me.
I never start out writing anything knowing exactly where I am headed. I may have a vague idea in my mind about what I want to write about, but it never quite goes where I think it will. Instead, it takes on a life of its own. It is almost as if what I write comes through me – not from me.
Does this mean I think that God is writing for me? Not really. But I do think that, for me, this is the place where I go to get into my zone, and whatever I write comes from mysterious place inside of me where everything is effortless, focused and flows smoothly. I think my writing is intuitive.
That’s how it is for me. There are a few things in my life that feel highly intuitive. Writing is one of them. Parenting is another.
As I believe I once mentioned, I am about as psychic as a rock. But I am intuitive. Intuition is something completely separate from psychic powers. Studies done seem to indicate that intuition is a thought process that occurs quickly, before conscious thought kicks in. It is a filtering of information that occurs so silently and instantaneously that it can feel magical.
As with most of our interesting little quirks, there is likely an evolutionary basis for intuition. Chances are, it is what happens when you combine pure animal instinct with our unique ability to reason.
Have you ever met someone and gotten an instant sense of who they were, only to learn as you got to know that person that your initial feelings were dead on? That’s intuition. What really happened? Most likely your brain drew on historical data and processed it so quickly beneath the surface that you didn’t realize that thought was occurring.
It appears that some people are more intuitive than others; however, this may actually be a function of how willing we are to pay attention to it. Sort of a use it or lose it thing. I look at it like our immune systems. If, whenever your body gets a fever, you immediately suppress that fever, then your body learns that its natural immune responses aren’t necessary, and eventually the fever response dampens.
So it may be with intuition. If you ignore your flashes of intuition, some believe that your intuition eventually stops giving you information since it is going to be ignored anyway.
Intuition, it seems, may be a form of intelligence that we don’t know enough about to measure. Listening to your intuition can yield amazing information that can help your decision making process.
It’s a tough one though. Listening to intuition can feel like you are giving in to the mystical and setting aside rational thought.
That being said, my intuition has served me well over the years. When I haven’t listened to it, I’ve stayed in a bad job too long and married the wrong guy, just to name a few. In both of those cases, I immediately assessed the situation intuitively and knew I wasn’t where I should be, but I ignored my gut and went with my brain and need for security instead.
I’ve learned a valuable lesson, though. My intuition, which feels irrational, is actually as rational of a thought process as reasoning. It just happens faster. And so, now I follow my gut. When something pops into my head, fully formed, I don’t question whether or not it is rational, because I’ve come to understand that part of my rational thinking carries on in the darkest reaches of my mind where I am unaware it is even occurring.