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Friday, April 10, 2015

INTUITION; SIX OF SIX ESSAYS, or How I Say goodbye ... and Hello

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. We will not solve the problems of the world from the same level of thinking we were at when we created them. More than anything else, this new century demands new thinking: We must change our materially based analyses of the world around us to include broader, more multidimensional perspectives.” 

Albert Einstein

I have a very close friend who is dying. She's my age, in her early sixties. I guess people I know will begin to make their exits now. She seems to be one of the bigger than life people, one that I thought might outlast all of us. But there also seems to be a pattern to the world that has it's own itinerary, it's own timeframe. 

I've been to see her. purposely left my phone, computer, camera at home although what I really wanted to do was to be there to take candid shots of our afternoon. I knew it was our last girlfriend day, something we haven't done in too many years. I wanted to capture it, give it to her children as a gift. But that would have been invasive, a wrong step to take. No matter what part of your life you are in, honoring people's choices is important. 

We laughed, cried, and I listened quietly while she gossiped. We had tea, or I did. She wasn't feeling much like she wanted to eat or drink. And she sang me a song with her deep, alto voice, a gift to say goodbye. We promised to get together again this week but I left it to her to call. She hasn't. sometimes at the end you just sort of want to be quiet, to hunker down in a safe place so you can leave with as much of your dignity as possible in tact. 

The rest of this essay is for her. My gift. We're both story tellers so she will read it if she gets to it, or read it later from that after place. Either way it's my gift to her. 

Intuition. Sixth sense. Inner voice. Third eye. Clairaudience. Clairvoyance. Clairsentience. Psychic. The list goes on and on. Is it real? Is it our imagination? My personal opinion is that all of us are born with an inner voice, a sixth sense. Our education system, peer pressure and western culture do not support the idea of abilities that have no logical explanation. But we all retain the sixth sense. It's an innate part of our make up. We are also social creatures who need a group to survive the first years of our lives, so we bow to our cultural inhibitions and "learn" that our Sixth Sense does not exist.

It could be that it is the last remaining animal part of ourselves that uses the other, more recognized, five senses to collate information we pick up from our surroundings. I think it's more than that. In fact, it's the spiritual, the energy connection that holds the universe we recognize as home, together.

  1. According to some estimates, there are roughly 4,200 religions in the world. The word religion is sometimes used interchangeably with faith or belief system, but religion differs from private belief in that it has a public aspect.

Religion is an inherent part of our makeup. We all seek some kind of need to express a set of spiritual beliefs. Even atheists are passionate in the resistance to that need which is, ironically, exactly that spiritual connection. In the end an atheist will exclaim, " Oh God, please help me!" Or even just " Help me!" All of us, at some time in our lives, call on what we can not see, hear, smell, touch or taste. 

Intuition is the ability to acquire knowledge without inference or the use of reason.[1] The word intuition comes from Latin verb intueri which is usually translated as to look inside or to contemplate.[2] Intuition is thus often conceived as a kind of inner perception, sometimes regarded as real lucidity or understanding. Cases of intuition are of a great diversity; however, processes by which they happen typically remain mostly unknown to the thinker, as opposed to the view of rational thinking.
Intuition provides views, understandings, judgements, or beliefs that we cannot in every case empirically verify or rationally justify. For this reason, it has been not only a subject of study in psychology, but also a topic of interest in various religions and esoteric domains, as well as a common subject of writings. The right brain is popularly associated with intuitive processes such as aesthetic or generally creative abilities. Some scientists have contended that intuition is associated with innovation in scientific discovery.
The previous two paragraphs are the definition of intuition copied and quoted from Wikipedia. Read the last sentence in the second paragraph. " Scientists have contended that intuition is associated with innovation in scientific discovery." It is the center of our ability to think creatively. 
Chaos theory is a field of study in mathematics, with applications in several disciplines including meteorologysociologyphysicsengineeringeconomicsbiology, andphilosophy. Chaos theory studies the behavior of dynamical systems that are highly sensitive to initial conditions—a response popularly referred to as the butterfly effect. Small differences in initial conditions (such as those due to rounding errors in numerical computation) yield widely diverging outcomes for such dynamical systems, rendering long-term prediction impossible in general.[1] This happens even though these systems are deterministic, meaning that their future behavior is fully determined by their initial conditions, with no random elements involved.[2] In other words, the deterministic nature of these systems does not make them predictable.[3][4] This behavior is known as deterministic chaos, or simply chaos. The theory was summarized by Edward Lorenz as follows.
Chaos: When the present determines the future, but the approximate present does not approximately determine the future.
The above is an abbreviated definition of Chaos Theory in higher forms of mathematics. Makes your eyes cross when you read it, doesn't it? The Zen of Chaos Theory is in the sentence, " ... The deterministic nature of these systems does not make them predictable." In other words, the more you work at predicting the outcome, the further you recede from that possibility. 

In Quantum Physics, scientists work at the sub atomic levels. It is the study of the space between the spaces. 

The mathematical formulations of quantum mechanics are abstract. A mathematical function, the wavefunction, provides information about the probability amplitude of position, momentum, and other physical properties of a particle. 
This is one short section from the extremely dense definition of Quantum Physics from Wikipedia. The first sentence makes it clear that everything being studied in this piece of the field of physics is ABSTRACT. It is adjacent to Chaos Theory.
Western science and mathematics are now in the process of proving that spirituality, religion ( the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods. Ideas about the relationship between science and religion.) and the unknown, unseen, do exist.

Again, ironic. We need to prove that which we can not prove although the math proves that it does exist. 
Do I rely on my intuition? Yes, and when I don't listen I always end up with more problems to solve, issues that 

were unnecessary to deal with. Have I had events that had no " rational" explanation that I can prove happen to me? Yes. Proving what I believe is irrelevant though. Physicists, mathematicians, engineers, all of the most pragmatic people of our society have done that for me in terms that surpass my vocabulary.
I am an intuitive, an empath. I am psychic.  But then, so are you. 

“We all have an inner voice, our personal whisper from the universe. All we have to do is listen -- feel and sense it with an open heart. Sometimes it whispers of intuition or precognition. Other times, it whispers an awareness, a remembrance from another plane. Dare to listen. Dare to hear with your heart.”
― C.J. HeckBits and Pieces: Short Stories from a Writer's Soul

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