Refining your Instincts of Intuition
Intuition is the ability to balance the conscious and the unconscious and to tap into our deeper primal wisdom and innate knowledge. It is said that the more mature our souls become, the closer we come to returning to the 'source' (Nirvana, eternity, oneness).
Instinct, gut feeling, hunch, premonition- these terms all describe the same ability within us: what we call 'intuition'. You can once again learn how to tap into this inner fountain of wisdom, ready to be used at a moment's notice.
Intuitive instinct is seeing with your soul. Learn to practise spiritual growth.
We all have instincts and intuition - they are natural skills. As we delve deeper into the practice of Pure Land Buddhism, we can tap into and be guided by a deeper, more profound level of intuition.
Intuition is a powerful force that gives us perspective and insight. Unlike the limited conscious mind, the subconscious mind contains infinite wisdom and infinite power, waiting to be developed and expressed. When we can open up this intuitive instinct within ourselves, we can break through the limitations of the body and engage with our inner spirituality, which can bring us the highest form of wisdom. This is the ability to connect to the higher levels of consciousness (or the 'soul'), through which one makes contact with the divine.
The word intuition originally comes from the Latin 'intueri', meaning 'contemplation' or 'inner vision.'
The intuitive instinct has another name, ‘Svabhava’, which means 'one's being' or 'one's becoming.' This is a being’s intrinsic, essential nature, or their essence. The Mahayana Buddhist tradition is a useful framework for describing and understanding the various efforts required to uncover one's Buddha nature. However, you needn't worry too much about labels: our Buddha nature is revealed as a real and natural phenomenon through the practice of truth, through connecting with our instincts, and through developing the ability to communicate with the divine (or 'spiritual'). Practicing Buddhism clarifies our mind, purifies our thoughts, and opens us to the experience of spiritual awakening.