The ability to understand something without prior knowledge or reasoning is often referred to as intuition. In other words, intuition can be interpreted as instant cognition without any form of conscious rational process. Additionally, intuition is often associated with confident decision making, which is often not based on logic. However, intuition is often based on more profound knowledge, feeling, or thought. The issue with intuition is often that it can either be based on biases, projections, and stereotypes. Besides, intuition is often influenced by our self-awareness and emotional intelligence, which often requires a still mind.
Intuition is often related and used more frequently in other continents than Europe and, to an extent North America. Personally, intuition has been a challenging ability to develop and cultivate, which is the main reason I have decided to develop my intuition further. Consequently, the development of my intuition has made me more self-aware because it forced me to acknowledge aspects of myself that were less developed or unintegrated. On the other hand, my intuition has also led to financial gains and healthier relationships, but intuition also made me aware of the self-denial I struggled with throughout life. For example, I had to end a recent friendship because of a realisation that the individual would only prohibit me from reaching my goals. The specific individual was not evil, immoral, or even unethical. Still, I felt restrained and had to develop myself more authentically than before, which meant sharing and writing about topics that can be interpreted or categorised as new age or spiritual. However, I kept suppressing the small voice or inner knowing that I had to walk away from them, which led to some suppressed irritation and frustration.
The fascinating aspect about intuition is that it does not have to be a positive feeling, thought, or knowing. Additionally, intuition can be a negative feeling, thought, or knowledge that can be a warning or a need to exercise caution. As a result, intuition requires an increase of self-awareness and a more peaceful mind. Besides, if you struggle with an insanely active mind, you will most likely not be able to access or use your intuition maturely (I had to learn that the hard way). Based on personal interpretation, intuition makes us more conscious about our psychic and daily lives. Remember to practice more stillness, mindfulness, and presence to cultivate and improve your intuition.