Intuition Examined#2

2003-5-31 14:12:00

My Friends,

I have not forgotten the last assignment

Here it is: Contemplate the difference between the mental and intuitional person and tell us what they are.

The group wrote some thoughts on this which are too good to pass up. Here are some of them.

Intuition : the power or faculty to know things without conscious reasoning, quick and ready insight.

Insight: the power or act of seeing into a situation: understanding, penetration.

So by this I am guessing that a intuitional person is "ready" within the knowledge of any one thing, to where a mental person assimilates.

Dave writes:
I think an intuitional person is capable of picking up 'data' from seemingly nowhere. For example, there have been many questions which I have considered asking on the list, only to have them answered prior to posting to the list from some unknown source. (I don't consider myself intuitionally polarized, but I'm certain I've experienced 'intuitionally polarized' situations before.) An intuitional person is going to be more likely to trust this information than a mental person.

Intuitional people would likely be inventors or scientists. People like Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, or even Christopher Columbus. People who received an idea or thought that originally had no physical evidence to back it, but they were able to find the evidence to prove their theories.

Rick writes:
Sometimes I have to switch to a higher mode, to find out what the real question is. It's like there is a light switch in me that I can turn on as needed. To use it, I have to pull away from the task, to sort of erase the blackboard. Usually, going out back for a smoke or just getting up and pacing about the room helps. When I get info from the intuition, it comes as one big lump and mental has to sort it out.

Assaf writes:
The mental person, after gathering the facts and details, can see and understand the bigger picture, and he makes his decisions accordingly. But his vision is lacking.

The intuitional person understands the principle behind the bigger picture. He has a vision of how to create a better picture for the whole world by applying that principle, and he makes his decisions accordingly.

Joel writes:
One trait against the mental vs intuitional that is easy to see is that an mp (mentally polarized) thinks to give to others means that the mp has less because that is what seems logical. An ip (intuitionally polarized) sees that to give to others that you actually have more. Ip knows that there are higher things going on behind the scenes and when you give on the physical you are receiving on a higher level.

AussieRuth writes:
Intuitional person: In touch with soul. Mental person: In touch with mind. Emotional person: In touch with everything that is illusional.

Melva writes:
Intuition is spontaneous. It encompasses all aspects of a situation and person. It is a deft sensing and hearing with more than ears and seeing with more than the eyes. It is about using all the senses along with the mental abilities. Intuition bridges the heart, intellect and soul within and builds bridges to other people. Intuition senses the highest good for the group. Intuition is aligned with the soul. Intuition encompasses the mental. Intuition is light and airy. Intuition laughs like a Buddha and dances like a dragonfly, it's kisses give flight to butterflies.

John C Writes:
I'm wondering how intuition ties in with the science of impression which JJ taught about at the last gathering. I think we have all had the experience where the light bulb just turns on, and all of a sudden things before clear. But it's not a one-dimensional string of words, it's a three or maybe more dimensional picture. Maybe our attention can handle more than one dimension.

Paul writes:
The word that came up for me with regards to an intuitional person is "knowingness". They know the answers to things that boggle the mind of those of us who think in linear ways. So while the mental person might go from A to B to C then possibly down a side track and never make it to Z - the intuitional person made the leap from A to Z in a novel fashion the thinking person never got to.

Robert writes:
Well, when an emotional based person comes into a situation, they go with the most popular. When a mental based person comes into a situation, they look at both sides, judge and make a decision of that situation. When an intuitive person comes into a situation, they see the truth behind the situation. They go deeper than the mental person to see things that the mental person cannot. If the emotional person sees with their physical eyes, the mental person sees with their third eye, and the intuitional person sees with the eyes of the soul.

You gave me too much material to elaborate on in one post, but gave good food for thought to the benefit of all. That said, I will make some comments.

First, we need to realize that the word "intuition," as used by DK, is somewhat different than the common meaning.

To understand what the intuition is, it helps to understand what it is not.

Intuition is not a gut feeling. Intuition is not necessarily a psychic impression. Intuition is not channeling. Intuition is not the Holy Spirit but may involve the Spirit. Intuition is not a feeling that something is right, but may bring this feeling. Intuition is not illogical, but may seem illogical. Intuition is not a received communication containing directions or data. Intuition does not originate from the solar plexus or lower emotions.

What then is the intuition?

Intuition is a higher octave of the emotional self.

Intuition opens the window of the soul and communicates with the world above the mind or higher - the formless worlds. It receives in the language of the soul. And what is that? It is the language of principles. Perhaps DK describes it best when he uses the words "flashing forth" as descriptive of the intuition at work.

The intuitive will put all known facts together and contemplate. His consciousness will penetrate higher worlds through the soul and a principle will come into his mind. When this happens a "flashing forth" is realized and the light of the revealed principle is shined upon all that was previously obscure.

Dave is indeed correct when he indicates that one can use the intuition before he is polarized at that level. We must remember what it means to be polarized at a certain level. If one is polarized in the mind then all decisions will be approved and governed by mind. The same goes for the emotions. Polarization indicates a consistent consciousness and working from a certain level.

One can see how the emotional polarized person makes consistent decisions based on feeling and the mental by using the mind but it is more difficult to understand the intuitive.


Because many decisions do not require intuitive thought. Some decisions may benefit from the intuition and others may not.

Since decision is the key to polarization but not all decisions can be based on intuition, then how does the intuition govern decision-making in the life of the intuitive?

Can you give an example of a time that intuition helped you make a decision?

But I can only show you the door. You're the one that has to walk through it. Morpheus - The Matrix