The word intuition is thrown out a lot these days, and many people find themselves falling victim to impulses instead of following their intuition. So today I am going to give it to you just as my intuition gave it to me. To better understand the difference between the two, first you have to be able to understand the motivation and characteristics of each one.
What is an impulse?
Impulses are motivated by fear, and grab our attention instantly. If you have ever read A Course in Miracles, you have heard that the ego (a fear based thought) speaks first and is the loudest. It is quite literally, the ego screaming at you. It creates a false sense of urgency, and can be mistaken as a warning.
Luckily, after reading this you will be able to observe the frantic warnings of your ego without listening to them.
What does an impulse feel like?
Think of an impulse as feeling like life or death. Since fear drives impulses, you will likely feel anxiety along with your impulse. A lot like cravings, impulses can be very tricky. You may not know why you must do something, but you must! And when you do, there is a sense of loss. Impulses give fleeting pleasure, and are often rooted in deeper fears that make people do things that they later regret, but seem right at the time.
What is intuition?
Intuition is when our souls receive psychic-like information that come into our awareness however we are able to comprehend. Intuition is rooted in our highest good and love. Some people will call intuition a form of psychic ability, and to an extent I can comprehend that. Intuition can be compared to God given truth about your life or for your life.
Intuition can be tricky too. It can be a lot of different things to different people. Some people hear “God” or their spirit guides, others are more inclined to “know” something that is beyond themselves. Some people can visualize their intuition and others are simply lead by psychic abilities. However, the common denominator in the essence of these abilities is the gentle feeling of peace (instead of chaos that comes with impulses).
Intuition raises your vibrations. It brings along synchronicity that reminds you that the universe has your back.
Intuition feels less forced and more like a gentle nudge to go a certain direction. It comes along organically, and doesn’t disturb your happiness. Intuition is less of a feeling and more of a knowing. It can save you from harm. It can lead you to the love of your life. It can come in symbols, lessons, animals, songs, and so much more. There is a deep knowing that our souls feel when we have intuitive moments that call for a clear channel of space in order to be noticed.
You don’t need to be a spiritual person to receive intuition. Intuition is not an entitlement for psychics or mediums. Intuition is a God given right. Everyone experiences it in their own ways, and some people experience it without knowing. There are practical ways to listen to your intuition, and like every skill: The more you practice the easier it gets.