Thursday, July 2, 2009

Instinct and Intuition...


These two words are used a lot in our way of life. And, honestly, I didn’t think there was much difference in the two. But, there is. The wonderful man in my life always tells me to trust my instincts. My “instinct” is something that I was born with. It is those things we do naturally without thinking. An instinct is an immediate reaction. It is something that we have been programmed to do since birth. Instincts are automatic. When you don't really have much time to think and react to a particular situation you are responding "instinctively".

The word "intuition" suggests or conveys that some amount of knowledge and awareness is involved. Intuition is based on experience. Our intuition is always there, although we do not always listen to it. Intuition is sometimes referred to as the sixth sense. It is also defined as a quick and ready insight and immediate apprehension or cognition. It’s that old “gut hunch” or “inner voice.” Or, when you “just know” something or someone tells you to trust your “gut instinct.” This impulse comes from the primitive survival part of our brains.

And here’s where I’m going:

Magick is not only the act of working in harmony with the 4 elements, it also involves listening to our intuition. Intuition is magickal knowledge. It is direct communication between you and plants, animals, and Mother Earth. It’s meditation, learning, listening, and using our inner guidance on a daily basis. Using our intuition in magick also comes from experience of, and closeness to, the Goddess and the cycles of the year. When you acknowledge, validate and work with intuition in your magick, it adds a whole new level to what you practice. By being aware of the Goddess in your environment and drawing on your own inner wisdom you can create a sacred sanctuary no matter where you live or what your gifts may be.

Blessings!

The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. - Eden Phillpotts

1 comment:

  1. An insightfull post. Will definitely help.

    Thanks,
    Karim - Mind Power

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