“We thrive in a culture that believes rationality and prevailing scientifically proven logic rules over the knee jerk reaction to pull out of the parking lot or investigate a partner’s alibi. There are just certain feelings humans obligatorily follow without concrete reasoning.”-Samantha Olson
Here is the article. It’s short.
Intuition is Far More Than You Realize
Our subconscious mind is formed predominantly by our mothers in utero and then the environment of family and friends until we’re about seven. We have no personal control over this nor can we change it as we become adults! Do you know what your mother was going through or how she felt while you were in her? This is where the rubber meets the road folks and you’d do well to ponder it or at least find out if you can talk to her.
“On the flip side, the word intuition is based on the word “intuition” or “consideration,” formed by a collection of beliefs, experiences, and memories. The intuitive system is more hardwired into the human species than commonly understood. It is the automatic, mindless thought process that doesn’t require analysis or deep thinking.”
I agree with everything Samantha says here except the last sentence. I pushed my mother’s voice and family voice to the back of my mind starting when I was nineteen, so I’ve been forming and living from my conscious mind for thirty-five years. The conscious mind is called the “new brain”. I’m now fifty-four so I’m used to living on the leading edge. The intuition is not mindless. I think the instinct is mindless, which is our ancient, animal instinct. Real intuition comes from the conscious mind. Instinct comes from 300,000 years of programming from the environment of our subconscious mind. We’ve survived, so it has served us well.
“When humans are forced or denied certain feelings during their prime stages of mental, physical, and above all emotional growth, guts can be faulty.”
This one really does rely on thinking back on your mother, her personality, how open she was, how free you were to express yourself. My sisters and I were very free to express ourselves but my mother was almost always unhappy so none of us have a very solid sense of emotional security. What is your memory? It can help you unravel your relationship patterns to remember. I was not denied any of my feelings in my very early stages. For that I’m grateful. The extreme restriction from my mother hit when I became a teenager and I don’t know why. At that point, she absolutely tried to live her identity through me. It’s only abated a little bit now that I’m in my fifties. I believe many mothers and parents do this to their children. I discuss it in my new book “Healer” which you can find in the menu on my home page. There is no rhetoric in my writing. You may find it refreshing.
“Women, on the other hand, may have a stronger ability to make a successful intuitive decision because of their exceptional skills in reading other humans. Female ancestors needed to evaluate a situation quickly in order to tune in to their infant and their environment for protection and survival. Their brains were trained with peak awareness because they were protecting a heart outside of their own bodies. Female brains, therefore, evolved to have a larger composition and ability to organize chunks of environmental information at a time, giving them an edge to read people. So ladies, trust your gut.”
There is this, right? Women’s intuition, especially regarding the body really does rival males. It’s an evolutionary development. I believe men can be encouraged to be empowered in their body awareness though too as we move into the conscious mind, or the “new brain”.
We are in new territory in this cultural paradigm shift, using a new part of our brain that we have not used previously. The archetypes from the Tzolkin Cosmology, The Tarot, Jungian, our larger media culture (TV and movies), and Nature will all be morphing as we form a new way of relating to each other. I’ll keep my eye on it right here.